Helena Ólafsdóttir (born 12 November 1969) is an Icelandic football manager and former player. A striker during her playing career, she is currently in her second spell as manager of the women's team at Valur in the Úrvalsdeild kvenna. A qualified sports teacher and personal trainer outside of football, Helena grew up in the town of Neskaupstaður before moving to Reykjavík aged 11. She started her career in the youth team at Víkingur Reykjavík before joining KR in the summer of 1986 and went on to score 55 goals in 64 league appearances for the club over the following five seasons. In 1992, she signed for ÍA and it was there that she won the first honours of her career as the side won both the Icelandic Women's Cup and the Icelandic Women's Super Cup that year. She went on to become one of

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  • Helena Ólafsdóttir (born 12 November 1969) is an Icelandic football manager and former player. A striker during her playing career, she is currently in her second spell as manager of the women's team at Valur in the Úrvalsdeild kvenna. A qualified sports teacher and personal trainer outside of football, Helena grew up in the town of Neskaupstaður before moving to Reykjavík aged 11. She started her career in the youth team at Víkingur Reykjavík before joining KR in the summer of 1986 and went on to score 55 goals in 64 league appearances for the club over the following five seasons. In 1992, she signed for ÍA and it was there that she won the first honours of her career as the side won both the Icelandic Women's Cup and the Icelandic Women's Super Cup that year. She went on to become one of the most successful female Icelandic footballers in history, winning four league titles and six cup winners' medals during her career. Helena returned to KR as club captain ahead of the 1993 season and success followed as the team won their first ever Úrvalsdeild championship, before winning the Women's Super Cup on consecutive occasions in 1994 and 1995. After missing the majority of the 1996 campaign following the birth of her son, Helena returned to playing in 1997 and helped KR to the first of three successive league titles. She continued playing until the end of the 2001 season before retiring to embark on a career in management. At the time of her retirement, she was ranked in the all-time top four for both appearances and goals in the Icelandic women's leagues. In 2002, Helena undertook her first managerial appointment at Valur and guided the team to a Women's Cup success in 2003. The same year, she was hired as manager of the Iceland women's national football team but she was sacked after a year in charge due to the country's failure to qualify for the 2005 UEFA Women's Championship. Helena returned to her former club KR as manager in 2005 and led the side to two Women's Cup titles during her three years in charge. After spending a year away from football, she returned to management with second-tier outfit Selfoss in 2009. Her spell at the helm lasted one year before she was appointed manager of FH in October 2010. The Hafnarfjörður club won promotion to the Úrvalsdeild at the end of the 2011 season, but Helena resigned as FH manager in July 2012 following an indifferent start to the following campaign. In September 2012, it was announced that she would return to her first managerial post at Valur for the 2013 season. (en)
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