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Colombia national football team

men's national football team representing Colombia

Colombia national football team is the national football team of Colombia.

Colombia
Nickname(s)Los Cafeteros (The Coffee Growers) La Tricolor (The Tricolors)
AssociationFederación Colombiana de Fútbol (FCF)
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachCarlos Queiroz
CaptainRadamel Falcao
Most capsCarlos Valderrama (111)
Top scorerRadamel Falcao (33)
Home stadiumEstadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez[1]
FIFA codeCOL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 12 Steady (7 February 2019)[2]
Highest3 (July–August 2013, September 2014 – March 2015, June–August 2016)
Lowest54 (June 2011)
Elo ranking
Current 6 Increase 3 (3 March 2019)[3]
Highest3 (June 2016)
Lowest99 (March 1957)
First international
 Mexico 3–1 Colombia 
(Panama City, Panama; 10 February 1938)
Biggest win
 Bahrain 0–6 Colombia 
(Riffa, Bahrain; 26 March 2015)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 9–0 Colombia 
(Lima, Peru; 24 March 1957)[4]
World Cup
Appearances6 (first in 1962)
Best resultQuarter-finals (2014)
Copa América
Appearances21 (first in 1945)
Best resultChampions (2001)
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Appearances3 (first in 2000)
Best resultRunners-up (2000)
Confederations Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2003)
Best resultFourth Place (2003)

Most appearancesEdit

Pos Player Apps Goals Career
1 Carlos Valderrama 110 11 1985-1998
2 Leonel Álvarez 101 1 1985-1997
3 Freddy Rincón 84 17 1990-2001
4 Luis Carlos Perea 78 2 1987-1994
5 Óscar Córdoba 71 0 1993-2003
6 René Higuita 69 3 1987-1999
7 Arnoldo Iguarán 68 25 1979-1993
7 Alexis Mendoza 68 2 1987-1997
9 Víctor Aristizábal 66 15 1993-2003
10 Luis Fernando Herrera 62 1 1987-1996

Top scorersEdit

Player Colombia career Goals (Caps)
Arnoldo Iguarán 1979-1993 25 (68)
Faustino Asprilla 1993-2001 20 (57)
Freddy Rincón 1990-2001 17 (84)
Víctor Aristizábal 1993-2003 15 (66)
Adolfo Valencia 1992-1998 14 (37)
Iván Valenciano 1991-2000 13 (29)
Willington José Ortiz 1973-1985 13 (49)
Antony de Ávila 1983-1998 13 (53)
Carlos Valderrama 1985-1998 11 (111)
Juan Pablo Ángel 1996-2006 9 (33)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Barranquilla será la sede de los dos primeros partidos de las eliminatorias, Deportes". Semana.com. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  2. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  3. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  4. "Brasil 9–0 Colombia :: Copa América 1957 :: Ficha del Partido". ceroacero.es. 24 March 1957. Retrieved 30 June 2014.