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Uruguay national football team

men's national association football team representing Uruguay

Uruguay national football team is the national football team of Uruguay. They won the World Cup in 1930 and 1950. Also, they won the Olympics football championship in 1924 and 1928. Recently, Uruguay won the 2011 Copa América, playing against Paraguay in the final.

Uruguay
Nickname(s)La Celeste (The Sky Blues)
AssociationAUF
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachÓscar Tabárez
CaptainDiego Godín
Most capsDiego Godín (126)
Top scorerLuis Suárez (55)
FIFA codeURU
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 7 Steady (7 February 2019)[1]
Highest2 (July 2011)
Lowest55 (December 1998)
First international
 Uruguay 2–3 Argentina 
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 16 May 1901)[note 1][4]
Biggest win
 Uruguay 9–0 Bolivia 
(Lima, Peru; 9 November 1927)
Biggest defeat
 Uruguay 0–6 Argentina 
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 20 July 1902)
World Cup
Appearances13 (first in 1930)
Best resultChampions (1930, 1950)
Copa América
Appearances45 (first in 1916)
Best resultChampions (1916, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1935, 1942, 1956, 1959, 1967, 1983, 1987, 1995, 2011)
Confederations Cup
Appearances2 (first in 1997)
Best resultFourth place (1997, 2013)

Contents

Most appearancesEdit

As of 20 November 2018[6]
# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Diego Godín 2005– 125 8
Maxi Pereira 2005– 125 3
3 Diego Forlán 2002–2014 112 36
4 Cristian Rodríguez 2003– 109 11
Edinson Cavani 2008– 109 46
6 Luis Suárez 2007– 106 55
7 Fernando Muslera 2009– 105 0
8 Diego Lugano 2003–2014 95 9
9 Egidio Arévalo Ríos 2006–2017 90 0
10 Diego Pérez 2001–2014 89 2

Top scorersEdit

As of 20 November 2018[6]
# Player Career Goals Caps
1 Luis Suárez 2007– 55 106
2 Edinson Cavani 2008– 46 109
3 Diego Forlán 2002–2014 36 112
4 Héctor Scarone 1917–1930 31 52
5 Ángel Romano 1913–1927 28 69
6 Óscar Míguez 1950–1958 27 39
7 Sebastián Abreu 1996–2012 26 70
8 Pedro Petrone 1923–1930 24 29
9 Carlos Aguilera 1982–1997 22 64
Fernando Morena 1971–1983 22 53

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  2. "Historia del Fútbol Uruguayo" at Deportes en Uruguay
  3. "Historias, curiosidades y estadísticas de la Selección, tras sus "primeros" 900 partidos", El Gráfico, 4 July 2012
  4. Pelayes, Héctor Darío (24 September 2010). "ARGENTINA-URUGUAY Matches 1902–2009". RSSSF. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  5. 5.0 5.1 After 1988, the tournament has been restricted to squads with no more than 3 players over the age of 23, and these matches are not regarded as part of the national team's record, nor are caps awarded.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Uruguay – Record International Players

Notes

  1. Although the first match ever recorded by both, Argentina and Uruguay sides, was played on 16 May 1901, this is not considered an official game due to the match not being organized by Uruguay's Football Association but by Albion FC in its home field, "Paso del Molino". The Uruguayan team had nine players from that club and the remainder from Nacional.[2] Argentina won the match by 3-2.[3]

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