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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
  • John Dusbaba is the latest born international footballer of Netherlands
  • Netherlands vs Iceland H2H: Netherlands's 4th victory in 4 matches
  • 50th international appearance of Wim Suurbier for Netherlands

Netherlands vs Iceland match report

Date, kick-off time:
Wednesday, 31 August 1977, 20:00 (UTC+2:00)
National teams, score:
Netherlands
4-1
Iceland
Referee:
Martti Hirviniemi, Helsinki /
Finland
Attendance, venue:
20 000, 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
32
29
PSV, Eindhoven
13
29
AFC Ajax, Amsterdam
47
33
AZ67, Alkmaar
3
26
AZ67, Alkmaar
44
30
RV& AV Feyenoord, Rotterdam
15
25
PSV, Eindhoven
12
25
PSV, Eindhoven
Ruud Krol  Captain 
46
28
AFC Ajax, Amsterdam
21
25
SÉC Bastia, Furiani
50
32
AFC Ajax, Amsterdam
20
25
RV& AV Feyenoord, Rotterdam
65' John Dusbaba  
1
21
RSC Anderlecht, Anderlecht
Iceland national team line-up in match Nr.100
Managed by national coach Tony Knapp (England)
Player
Caps
Age
Club
17
32
KF Valur, Reykjavík
29
26
ÍBV, Vestmannaeyjar
4
21
FH, Hafnarfjörður
37
26
Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, Vorst
25
23
ÍBK, Keflavík
36
25
ÍBV, Vestmannaeyjar
9
24
KF Valur, Reykjavík
19
22
R Standard de Liège, Liège
13
21
KF ÍA, Akranes
28
25
Jönköpings Södra IF, Jönköping
43
30
IS Halmia, Halmstad
10
24
KF Valur, Reykjavík
27
27
KF Fram, Reykjavík
Match stats
National team
Players
Average caps
Average age
Clubs
Goals
Cautions
Expulsions
Netherlands
12
25.333
27.973
6
4
0
0
Iceland
13
22.846
25.726
10
1
1
0
Historical data sources
Tíminn (Reykjavík), №190, 01 Sep 1977; Landsbókasafn Íslands - Háskólabókasafn
Morgunblaðið (Reykjavík), №193, 01 Sep 1977; Landsbókasafn Íslands - Háskólabókasafn
Vísir (Reykjavík), №212, 01 Sep 1977; Landsbókasafn Íslands - Háskólabókasafn
Þjóðviljinn (Reykjavík), №191, 01 Sep 1977; Landsbókasafn Íslands - Háskólabókasafn
Dagblaðið (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: )

Outcaster - posted on 2 January 2023 at 16:24:36

Att.: 20 000 (link: )
Netherlands vs Iceland post-match head-to-head
WP
100.0
P
4
W
4
D
0
L
0
GF
18
GA
2
GF/P
4.500
GA/P
0.500
Av attendance
17 606
WP - winning percentage, P - played, W - wins, D - draws, L - losses, GF - goals for, GA - goals against, Av - average
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: van Hanegem 15, Geels 18, Rep 35, Sigurvinsson 66 (11m), Geels 89 (11m)

Netherlands: van Beveren, Geels, van Hanegem, Hovenkamp, Jansen, René van de Kerkhof, Willy van de Kerkhof, Krol (c), Rep, Suurbier, Rijsbergen (Dusbaba 65). Managed by Happel (Austria).

Iceland: Dagsson, Ólafur Sigurvinsson, Guðlaugsson, Geirsson, Torfason, Leifsson, Hilmarsson, Ásgeir Sigurvinsson (c), Sveinsson, Þórðarson (Hallgrímsson 72), Albertsson (Elíasson 46). Managed by Knapp (England).
Booked: Hilmarsson .

Att: 20 000,
Ref: Hirviniemi (Finland)

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