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Iceland vs Cyprus international football match report

Date, kick-off time:
Wednesday, 5 June 1996, 20:00 (UTC+0:00)
National teams, score:
Iceland
2-1
Cyprus
Competition:
International Friendly
Referee:
Niklas á Líðarenda, Norðragøta → Eystur /
Faroe Islands
Attendance, venue:
505, Akranesvöllur, Akranes
Goals:
1-0 (37') Alexander Högnason, 2-0 (39') Guðmundur Benediktsson, 2-1 (61') Klimis Alexandrou
Iceland national team line-up in match Nr.252
Managed by national coach Logi Ólafsson
Player
Caps
Age
Club
9
25
KR, Reykjavík
1
24
KF ÍA, Akranes
5
23
Stoke City FC, Stoke-on-Trent
68
30
Bolton Wanderers FC, Bolton
15
28
KF ÍA, Akranes
14
28
KR, Reykjavík
67
30
KF ÍA, Akranes
3
27
KF ÍA, Akranes
1
21
ÍBV, Vestmannaeyjar
25
31
ÍBV, Vestmannaeyjar
1
26
ÍF Leiftur, Ólafsfjörður
33
24
UBK Breiðablik, Kópavogur
1
23
ÍF Fylkir, Reykjavík
8
22
VfL Bochum, Bochum
7
21
KR, Reykjavík
20
25
KF ÍA, Akranes
Cyprus national team line-up in match Nr.165
Managed by head coach Andreas Mihailidis
Player
Caps
Age
Club
12
28
APOEL, Nicosia
81' Andreas Mauris  
4
24
AEK, Larnaca
Kostas Kosta   77' 
25
27
APOEL, Nicosia
77' Pambis Andreou  
20
28
AC Nea Salamina Famagusta, Famagusta
Pambos Pittas   46' 
58
29
AFC Apollon, Limassol
46' Neofytos Larkou  
31
30
AEK, Larnaca
37
30
AFC Apollon, Limassol
29
30
APOEL, Nicosia
Sakis Andreou   46' 
14
30
AC Omonoia, Nicosia
25
25
AFC Apollon, Limassol
2
27
AFC Apollon, Limassol
1
22
APOEL, Nicosia
2
22
APOEL, Nicosia
76' Kokos Elia  
13
26
AC Nea Salamina Famagusta, Famagusta
4
21
GA Iraklis, Thessaloniki
1
21
AEK, Larnaca
Match stats
National team
Players
Average caps
Average age
Clubs
Goals
Cautions
Expulsions
Iceland
16
17.375
26.026
9
2
0
0
Cyprus
16
17.375
26.809
6
1
2
0
Historical data sources
Dagblaðið Vísir - DV (Reykjavík), №127, 06 Jun 1996; Landsbókasafn Íslands - Háskólabókasafn
Morgunblaðið (Reykjavík), №126, 06 Jun 1996; Landsbókasafn Íslands - Háskólabókasafn
Ό Φιλελεύθερος (Nicosia), №13212, 07 Jun 1996; Press and Information Office, Nicosia
Η Σημερινή (Nicosia), №7403, 07 Jun 1996; Press and Information Office, Nicosia
Χαραυγή (Nicosia), №-, 07 Jun 1996; Press and Information Office, Nicosia
Comments
Iceland vs Cyprus post-match head-to-head
WP
75.0
P
2
W
1
D
1
L
0
GF
3
GA
2
GF/P
1.500
GA/P
1.000
Av attendance
353
WP - winning percentage, P - played, W - wins, D - draws, L - losses, GF - goals for, GA - goals against, Av - average
Iceland national team matches
Previous match:
1998 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Iceland vs Macedonia 1-1
Reykjavík, Saturday 1 June 1996
Next match:
Friendly International
Iceland vs Malta 2-1
Reykjavík, Wednesday 14 August 1996
Cyprus national team matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
Cyprus vs Georgia 0-2
Limassol, Wednesday 27 March 1996
Next match:
Friendly International
Poland vs Cyprus 2-2
Bełchatów, Tuesday 27 August 1996
Top Iceland goal scorers
1. Ríkharður Jónsson (1948 - 1962) - 17 goals
2. Arnór Guðjohnsen (1982 - 1996) - 13 goals
3. Matthías Hallgrímsson (1969 - 1976) - 11 goals
4. Pétur Pétursson (1978 - 1990) - 11 goals
... Guðmundur Benediktsson (1994 - 1996) - 2 goals
... Alexander Högnason (1996) - 1 goal
(correct as of June 5, 1996)
Top Cyprus goal scorers
1. Andreas Sotiriou (1992 - 1994) - 8 goals
2. Pambos Pittas (1988 - 1993) - 6 goals
3. Marios Agathokleous (1994 - 1996) - 6 goals
4. Panikos Krystallis (1963 - 1965) - 4 goals
5. Foivos Vrahimis (1979 - 1982) - 4 goals
... Klimis Alexandrou (1996) - 1 goal
(correct as of June 5, 1996)
Brief match report
Wed. 05 Jun 1996
Akranesvöllur, Akranes
Iceland 2-1 Cyprus
Goals: Högnason 37, Benediktsson 39, Alexandrou 61

Iceland: Finnbogason (Þórður Þórðarson 88), Sigurðsson, Bergsson (c), Adolfsson, Kristjánsson, Ólafur Þórðarson, Högnason (Hreiðarsson 77), Stefánsson (Sverrisson 66), Grétarsson (Jóhannsson 69), Guðjónsson, Benediktsson (Ingólfsson 79). Managed by Ólafsson.

Cyprus: Petridis (Mauris 81), Kosta (Pambis Andreou 77), Pittas (Larkou 46), Konstantinou, Giorgos Hristodoulou, Sakis Andreou (Papavasiliou 46), Iosifidis, Timotheou, Alexis Alexandrou (Elia 76), Marios Hristodoulou, Klimis Alexandrou. Managed by Mihailidis.
Booked: Iosifidis 68, Papavasiliou 72.

Att: 505,
Ref: á Líðarenda (Faroe Islands)

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