On June 14 he blocked a shot from Ronaldo, helping scrappy Iceland hold Portugal to a draw during its European Championship debut.

But as it turns out Icelandic goalkeeper Hannes Dor Halldorsson isn’t just useful on the pitch.

Way back in 2012 he actually directed the music video for “Never Forget” — Greta Salome’s Eurovision 2012 entry for Iceland.

As you’ll recall, the video captured the mysterious, somewhat sinister feel of Greta and Jonsi’s Eurovision 2012 number.

It saw two children walking through a series of sweeping Icelandic vistas — think snow, shadows, moon and mountains — as Greta and Jonsi vogued and pouted to the camera.

Hannes previously worked full-time at the Icelandic film studio SagaFilm and has reportedly been promised his job back once his soccer career ends.

Perhaps he can direct Greta to a Eurovision win in 2026?

Iceland has been making other musical waves at UEFA Euro 2016 this year as well.

The perfectly synchronized chanting from Iceland’s small, but spirited contingent of fans has left non-Icelanders in shock and awe.

That Iceland viking chant is still terrifying when there’s only 50 of them. https://t.co/c3CHpMU5Yz

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Michel Sennett
Michel Sennett
4 years ago

I <3 Iceland! That goalie is nammi ( yummy!) In a land with just over 300,000 inhabitants, folks need more than one job! I do hope Iceland will be back on track next year! Folks that island is a vacation of a lifetime!

someone
someone
4 years ago

Pollaski, I’m portuguese It’s not fair judge my country because Eurovision and Football…

Pollaski
Pollaski
4 years ago

Americans (NOW COPA AMERICA SEMIFINALISTS BABY) are totally behind Iceland in Euro. We love ourselves a good underdog story.

Also, is Portugal self-righteous about every freaking thing? They’re self-righteous about Eurovision. They’re self-righteous about soccer. Anything else? Its kinda funny, really.

Glorious
Glorious
4 years ago

@Hugh

Let’s hope so 🙂

Clyde
4 years ago

Interesting fact 🙂

Iceland was very lucky to take points against Portugal. The Portuguese team played the best football – based on chances / ball possesion.

Hugh
Hugh
4 years ago

Very memorable video, too. Iceland is amazing. Reykjavik 2018.

Mar
Mar
4 years ago

Halldorsson was the man of the match imo. How I love Iceland for pissing Ronaldo off, he’s such a crybaby lmao.

oooops
oooops
4 years ago

Even if I am a swede without any relation to Iceland, I support Iceland more than Sweden. Lars Lagerbäck(from Sweden) is miles better than Erik Hamrén(The swedish coach). But I have cousins in Germany so I support them the most, could also see France win.

cheesecake
cheesecake
4 years ago

That’s interesting. A man of many talents apparently.
Still, I hope that in their next game Iceland’s offensive will convince me as much as their goalie did against Portugal.

someone
someone
4 years ago

I still remember when the wiwibloggs said Katia Aveiro would be a good choice to represent Portugal. I felt offended as Portuguese lmao.
I think that Iceland has worked very well in the last game.