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COLOMBIA
 
 COLOMBIA AT THE WORLD CUPS
 
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   COLOMBIA  
     
     
 

The Colombia national football team (Spanish: Selección de Fútbol de Colombia) represents Colombia in international football and is controlled by the Colombian Football Federation (Spanish: Federación Colombiana de Fútbol, FCF), the governing body for football in Colombia.

The FCF was founded in1924, became a member of FIFA in 1936, and a member of CONMEBOL in 1936. Football in Colombia was introduced in 1900 by some English engineers hired to build the railway from Barranquilla to Puerto Salgar. However, although football made its debut in Colombia in 1900, the first league was inaugurated only in 1948. The first champion was Independiente Santa Fe, and the runner-up was Atlético Junior. Since then, Colombia's top clubs have been Millonarios with 14 championships,  América de Cali with 13, and Atlético Nacional with 11

Colombia is one of the successful football team in South America. The new talented golden generation will surely give much to talk about in the coming years. The Colombians won the Copa America in 2001. They set a new record of being undefeated, conceding no goals and winning each match.

 
       
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  Association
  Federación Colombiana de Fútbol   
  Confederation
  CONMEBOL 
  Nickname
  Los Cafeteros (The Coffee Growers)
  Foundation year
 1924
  Affiliate since
 1936
  Topscorer in WC
  Bernardo Redín, Adolfo Valencia: 2
  Head Coach
  José Pekerman (Argentina)  Info:info@fcf.com.co
  Titles
  None
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
       
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   COLOMBIA APPEARANCES AT WORLD CUPS  
       
       
 
Nro
Flag
World Cup
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Perf.
Rd
Pos
Par
Pt
P/Par
Ap.
Total
13
3
2
8
14
23
-9
10
3.08
17
24
4.50
21.64
4
7
 1962 Chile
3
0
1
2
5
11
-6
1
0.33
1R
14
16
1
0.87
1
14
 1990 Italy
4
1
1
2
4
4
0
3
0.75
2R
14
24
1.50
0.58
2
15
 1994 United States
3
1
0
2
4
5
-1
3
1.00
1R
19
24
1
0.79
3
16
 1998 France
3
1
0
2
1
3
-2
3
1.00
1R
21
32
1
0.65
4
 
       
 
 Where: Perf: Pts/Pld     Rd: Round     Pos: Position in the WC     Total Pos: SUM(Pos)/Ap     Par: No. participants    
 Pt: How many points scores in the WC. Champion: 32, Finalist: 16, TP: 12, FP: 8, QF: 4, R16: 2, FR: 1
 P/Par: Pos/Par     Total P/Par: SUM(P/Par + 1.25 * each World Cup uncontested)/19     Ap: Appearances
 
     
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   HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS (AT WORLD CUPS)  
   
     
 
More Matches Played
Nro
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
%Won
%Lost
1
 Romania
2
0
0
2
0%
100%
2
 Yugoslavia
2
0
0
2
0%
100%
3
 Cameroon
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
4
 England
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
5
 Germany
1
0
1
0
0%
0%
6
 Soviet Union
1
0
1
0
0%
0%
7
 Switzerland
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
8
 Tunisia
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
9
 United Arab Emirates
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
10
 United States
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
11
 Uruguay
1
0
0
1
0%
100%

 

Best Results
Nro
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
%Won
%Lost
1
 United Arab Emirates
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
2
 Tunisia
1
1
0
0
100%
0%
3
 Switzerland
1
1
0
0
100%
0%

 

Worst Results
Nro
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
%Won
%Lost
4
 Romania
2
0
0
2
0%
100%
1
 Yugoslavia
2
0
0
2
0%
100%
2
 Uruguay
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
5
 England
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
3
 United States
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
6
 Cameroon
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
 
     
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   GOALSCORERS AT WORLD CUPS
   
   
Nro
Player
TG
30
34
38
50
54
58
62
66
70
74
78
82
86
90
94
98
02
06
10
 
14
5
4
4
1
1
 Bernardo Redín
2
2
 Adolfo Valencia
2
2
3
 Germán Aceros
1
1
 Marcos Coll
1
1
 Hernán Gaviria
1
1
 Marino Klinger
1
1
 Harold Lozano
1
1
 Léider Preciado
1
1
 Antonio Rada
1
1
 Freddy Rincón
1
1
 Carlos Valderrama
1
1
 Francisco Zuluaga
1
1
 
     
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   TOP GOALSCORERS AT ALL COMPETITIONS  
       
    Players in bold are still active in the competence - As of March 5, 2014  
     
 
#
Name
Goals
Caps
Goals per matches
Career
1
 Arnoldo Iguarán
25
68
0.36
1979-93
2
 Faustino Asprilla
20
57
0.35
1993-01
 Radamel Falcao
20
51
0.39
2007-Present
4
 Freddy Rincón
17
84
0.20
1990-01
5
 Víctor Aristizábal
15
66
0.22
1993-03
6
 Adolfo Valencia
14
37
0.37
1992-98
7
 Antony de Ávila
13
53
0.24
1983-98
 Willington José Ortiz
13
49
0.26
1973-85
 Iván Valenciano
13
29
0.44
1991-00
10
 Carlos Valderrama
11
111
0.09
1985-98
 Teófilo Gutiérrez
11
28
0.39
2009-Present
 
       
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   MOST CAPPED PLAYERS AT ALL COMPETITIONS  
       
    Players in bold are still active in the competence - As of March 5, 2014  
     
 
#
Name
Caps
Career
1
 Carlos Valderrama
111
1985-98
2
 Leonel Álvarez
101
1985-97
3
 Mario Yepes
95
1999-Present
4
 Freddy Rincón
84
1990-01
5
 Luis Carlos Perea
78
1987-94
6  Luis Amaranto Perea
75
2003-Present
67
 Iván Córdoba
73
1997-11
 Óscar Córdoba
73
1993-06
9
 René Higuita
68
1987-99
 Arnoldo Iguarán
68
1979-93
 
       
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   AWARDED PLAYERS  
     
     
 
IFFHS PLAYER OF THE CENTURY
#
Name
Votes
Years
1
 Willington Ortiz
17
1972-88

 

IFFHS GOALKEEPER OF THE CENTURY
#
Name
Votes
Years
1
 José René Higuíta
18
1985-10
 
   
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   COACHES  
   
    Part of this information is provided by RSSSF (Frank Ballesteros)
   
 
#
Cou
Name
P
W
D
L
%Won
Years
1
 Alfonso Novoa
5
2
0
3
40%
1938
2
 Fernando Paternoster
4
1
0
3
25%
1938
3
 Roberto Meléndez
6
1
1
4
16%
1945
4
 José Arana Cruz
6
6
0
0
100%
1946
5
 Lino Taioli
7
0
2
5
0%
1947
6
 Pedro López
6
2
0
4
33%
1957
7
 Rodolfo Orlandini
5
0
1
4
0%
1957
8
 Adolfo Pedernera
8
1
3
4
12%
1961-62
9
 Gabriel Ochoa Uribe
6
0
1
5
0%
1963
10
 Efraín Sánchez
26
11
8
7
42%
1963, 75, 83-84
11
 Antonio Julio de la Hoz
4
1
0
3
25%
1965
12
 Cesar López Fretes
3
0
1
2
0%
1966, 70
13
 Francisco Zuluaga
15
1
4
10
6%
1968-69
14
 Toza Veselinović
13
2
5
6
15%
1972-73
15
 Blagoje Vidinić
16
3
5
8
18%
1976-79
16
 Carlos Bilardo
11
1
5
5
9%
1980-81
17
 Gabriel Ochoa Uribe
18
8
5
5
44%
1985
18
 Francisco Maturana
106
51
34
22
48%
1987-90, 93-94, 01, 02-03
19
 Luis Augusto García
32
13
9
10
40%
1991, 00-01
20
 Humberto Ortiz
3
1
1
1
33%
1992
21
 Hernán Darío Gómez
57
21
18
19
36%
1995-98, 10-11
22
 Javier Álvarez
15
6
5
4
40%
1999
23
 Reynaldo Rueda
36
15
10
11
41%
2002, 04-06
24
 Jorge Luis Pinto
2007-08
25
 Eduardo Lara Lozano
2008-09
26
 Leonel Álvarez
2011
27
 José Pekerman
2012-Present
   
   
   Coaches with most appearances  
   
   
 
#
Cou
Name
P
W
D
L
%Won
Years
1
 Francisco Maturana
106
51
34
22
48%
1987-90, 93-94, 01, 02-03
2
 Hernán Darío Gómez
57
21
18
19
36%
1995-98, 10-11
3
 Reynaldo Rueda
36
15
10
11
41%
2002, 04-06
 
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   PLAYERS' CLUBS  
   
These are the clubs that have historically contributed more players to the Colombia national football team.
 
   
Pos
Logo
Team
Players
Country
Flag
1
  Atlético Nacional
19
  Colombia
2
  América de Cali
12
  Colombia
3
  Atlético Junior
9
  Colombia
4
  Millonarios
8
  Colombia
5
  Independiente Santa Fe
7
  Colombia
6
  Deportivo Cali
5
  Colombia
7
  Boca Juniors
3
  Argentina
  Once Caldas
3
  Colombia
  Deportivo Pereira
3
  Colombia
10
  Independiente Medellín
2
  Colombia
  Deportes Tolima
2
  Colombia
  Parma
2
  Italy
13
  Argentinos Juniors
1
  Argentina
  Independiente
1
  Argentina
  San Lorenzo de Almagro
1
  Argentina
  São Paulo
1
  Brazil
  Corinthians
1
  Brazil
  Palmeiras
1
  Brazil
  Barcelona
1
  Ecuador
  Middlesbrough
1
  England
  Montpellier HSC
1
  France
  Bayern Munich
1
  Germany
  Real Valladolid
1
  Spain
  BSC Young Boys
1
  Switzerland
  Miami Fusion
1
  United States
 
 
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   FIXTURES AND RESULTS  
   
   2013  
   
   
#
Date
Place
Score
Competition
1
6 Feb 13 Miami, USA
4-1
Guatemala
F
2
22 Mar 13 Barranquilla, Colombia
5-0
Bolivia
3
26 Mar 13 Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela
0-1
Venezuela
4
7 Jun 13 Buenos Aires, Argentina
0-0
Argentina
5
11 Jun 13 Barranquilla, Colombia
2-0
Peru
6
14 Aug 13 Barcelona, Spain
1-0
Serbia
F
7
6 Sep 13 Barranquilla, Colombia
1-0
Ecuador
8
10 Sep 13 Montevideo, Uruguay
0-2
Uruguay
9
11 Oct 13 Barranquilla, Colombiambia
3-3
Chile
10
15 Oct 13 Asunción, Paraguay
2-1
Paraguay
11
14 Nov 13 Brussels, Belgium
2-0
Belgium
F
12
19 Nov 13 Amsterdam, Netherlands
0-0
Netherlands
F
 
   
   
   2014  
   
#
Date
Place
Score
Competition
1
5 Mar 14
Barcelona, Spain
1-1
Tunisia
F
2
14 Jun 14
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Greece
3
19 Jun 14
Brasília, Brazil
Ivory Coast
4
24 Jun 14
Cuiabá, Brazil
Japan
 
 
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   ALL MATCHES AT WORLD CUPS  
   
   
 1962 Chile World Cup
   
 First Round: Match 1
2-1
Colombia  
 Date: 30 May 1962 F. Zuluaga 19'
 Stadium: Estadio Carlos Dittborn  
 Venue: Arica    
 Attendance:  7,908  
 Referee: Andor Dorogi (Hungary)  
     
   
 First Round: Match 2
Soviet Union
4-4
Colombia  
 Date: 3 June 1962
V. Ivanov 8', 11'
G. Aceros 21'
 Stadium: Estadio Carlos Dittborn M. Coll 68'
 Venue: Arica A. Rada 72'
 Attendance:  8,040   M. Klinger 76'
 Referee: João Etzel Filho (Brazil)  
     
   
 First Round: Match 3
Yugoslavia
5-0
Colombia  
 Date: 7 June 1962
M. Galić 20', 61'
 
 Stadium: Estadio Carlos Dittborn
D. Jerković 25', 87'
 
 Venue: Arica  
 Attendance:  7,167  
 Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)  
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   1990 Italy World Cup
                   
 First Round: Match 4
2-0
United Arab Emirates
 Date: 9 June 1990    
 Stadium: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara  
 Venue: Bologna    
 Attendance:  30,791      
 Referee: George Courtney (England)  
     
   
 First Round: Match 5
Yugoslavia
1-0
Colombia  
 Date: 14 June 1990  
 Stadium: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara
 
 Venue: Bologna    
 Attendance:  32,257  
 Referee: Luigi Agnolin (Italy)  
     
   
 First Round: Match 6
1-1
Colombia  
 Date: 19 June 1990 F. Rincón 90'
 Stadium: San Siro
 
 Venue: Milan    
 Attendance:  72,510    
 Referee: Alan Snoddy (Northern Ireland)    
     
  a.e.t.  
 Round of 16: Match 7
2-1
Colombia  
 Date: 23 June 1990
R. Milla 106', 108'
  B. Redín 115'
 Stadium: Stadio San Paolo    
 Venue: Naples    
 Attendance:  50,026      
 Referee: Tullio Lanese (Italy)  
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   1994 United States World Cup
   
 First Round: Match 8
Romania
3-1
Colombia  
 Date: 18 June 1994
F. Răducioiu 15', 89'
A. Valencia 43'
 Stadium: Rose Bowl  
 Venue: Pasadena    
 Attendance: 91,856    
 Referee: Jamal Al Sharif (Syria)  
     
   
 First Round: Match 9
2-1
Colombia  
 Date: 22 June 1994
A. Escobar o.g. 35'
A. Valencia 90'
 Stadium: Rose Bowl  
 Venue: Pasadena    
 Attendance: 93,869    
 Referee: Fabio Baldas (Italy)  
     
   
 First Round: Match 10
2-0
Switzerland  
 Date: 26 June 1994  
 Stadium: Stanford Stadium  
 Venue: Stanford      
 Attendance: 83,401  
 Referee: Peter Mikkelsen (Denmark)  
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   1998 France World Cup
   
 First Round: Match 11
Romania
1-0
Colombia  
 Date: 15 June 1998
A. Ilie 45+1'
 
 Stadium: Stade de Gerland    
 Venue: Lyon    
 Attendance: 39,100    
 Referee: Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)  
     
   
 First Round: Match 12
1-0
Tunisia  
 Date: 22 June 1998  
 Stadium: Stade de la Mosson    
 Venue: Montpellier    
 Attendance: 29,800  
 Referee: Bernd Heynemann (Germany)  
     
   
 First Round: Match 13
2-0
Colombia  
 Date: 26 June 1998  
 Stadium: Stade Félix-Bollaert  
 Venue: Lens    
 Attendance: 38,100  
 Referee: Arturo Brizio Carter (Mexico)  
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