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  • 100th international match of the Iceland football team
  • Netherlands earned its 3rd consecutive victory
  • Record for most Iceland caps: Matthías Hallgrímsson's 43rd appearance

Netherlands vs Iceland 1978 World Cup qualification match report

Date, kick-off time:
Wednesday, 31 August 1977, 20:00 (UTC+02:00)
National teams, score:
Netherlands
4-1
Iceland
Referee:
Martti Hirviniemi, Helsinki /
Finland
Attendance, venue:
25 000, Goffertstadion, Nijmegen
Goals:
1-0 (15') Wim van Hanegem, 2-0 (18') Ruud Geels, 3-0 (35') Johnny Rep, 3-1 (66') Ásgeir Sigurvinsson (pen.), 4-1 (89') Ruud Geels (pen.)
Netherlands national team line-up in match Nr.361
Managed by head coach Ernst Happel (Austria)
Player
Caps
Age
Club
Iceland national team line-up in match Nr.100
Managed by national coach Tony Knapp (England)
Player
Caps
Age
Club
Match stats
National team
Players
Average caps
Average age
Clubs
Goals
Cautions
Expulsions
Netherlands
nan
nan
0
4
0
0
Iceland
nan
nan
0
1
0
0
Historical data sources
Dagblaðið (Reykjavík), №190, 01 Sep 1977; Landsbókasafn Íslands - Háskólabókasafn
Þjóðviljinn (Reykjavík), №191, 01 Sep 1977; Landsbókasafn Íslands - Háskólabókasafn
Vísir (Reykjavík), №212, 01 Sep 1977; Landsbókasafn Íslands - Háskólabókasafn
Morgunblaðið (Reykjavík), №193, 01 Sep 1977; Landsbókasafn Íslands - Háskólabókasafn
Tíminn (Reykjavík), №190, 01 Sep 1977; Landsbókasafn Íslands - Háskólabókasafn
Comments

pieterkooijman - posted on 27 January 2011 at 20:05:23

Ernst Happel’s first time as Bondscoach (trainer) of the Dutch team.

Born: 29-11-1925 in Vienna (Austria). (link: )

db - posted on 4 May 2012 at 08:31:18

Netherlands national team (link: )

Makar - posted on 6 April 2014 at 09:56:23

Netherlands national team. (link: )

piero - posted on 3 October 2015 at 20:23:23

Netherlands team (photo on post by db):
Jan van Beveren, Wim Rijsbergen, Hugo Hovenkamp, Wim van Hanegem, Wim Suurbier, Ruud Krol.
Johnny Rep, Willy van de Kerkhof, Wim Jansen, René van de Kerkhof, Ruud Geels.

Artas - posted on 20 September 2021 at 12:30:46

3-1 (76’) Ásgeir Sigurvinsson pen. (link: )
Netherlands vs Iceland post-match head-to-head
P
4
W
4
D
0
L
0
GF
18
GA
2
Av. goals
5.000
Av. attendance
18 856
Netherlands national team matches
Previous match:
1978 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Belgium vs Netherlands 0-2
Deurne, Saturday 26 March 1977
Next match:
Friendly International
Netherlands vs Soviet Union 0-0
Rotterdam, Wednesday 5 October 1977
Iceland national team matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
Iceland vs Sweden 0-1
Reykjavík, Wednesday 20 July 1977
Next match:
1978 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Belgium vs Iceland 4-0
Anderlecht, Saturday 3 September 1977
Top Netherlands goal scorers
1. Faas Wilkes (1946 - 1961) - 35 goals
2. Johan Cruijff (1966 - 1977) - 33 goals
3. Abe Lenstra (1940 - 1959) - 33 goals
... Johnny Rep (1973 - 1977) - 8 goals
... Ruud Geels (1974 - 1977) - 7 goals
... Wim van Hanegem (1968 - 1977) - 6 goals
(correct as of August 31, 1977)
Top Iceland goal scorers
1. Ríkharður Jónsson (1948 - 1962) - 17 goals
2. Matthías Hallgrímsson (1969 - 1976) - 11 goals
3. Þórður Þórðarson (1953 - 1958) - 9 goals
4. Teitur Þórðarson (1974 - 1977) - 7 goals
... Ásgeir Sigurvinsson (1975 - 1977) - 3 goals
(correct as of August 31, 1977)
Brief match report
Wed. 31 Aug 1977
Goffertstadion, Nijmegen
Netherlands 4-1 Iceland
Goals: 15, 18, 35, 66, 89

Att: 25 000,
Ref: Hirviniemi (Finland)

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