VG, the largest newspaper in Norway, has chosen the starting XI, the best footballers in the Nordic countries in 2013. Only one player from Finland, Sweden and Norway make it to the team, but two Icelanders—Tottenham Hotspur Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson and Heerenven striker Alfreð Finnbogasson, who is now the top scorer in the Netherlands.
Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.
Six players come from Denmark, the top Nordic football nation. The top manager is the Icelandic coach, Lars Lagerbäck from the Kingdom of Sweden.