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COLOMBIA
 
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 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.

 
     
     
  QUICK FACTS  
     
     
 
  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)
  Titles
  None
 
     
     
  TITLES  
   
   
 
     
     
  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
 
     
     
  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
1
 Romania
2
0
0
2
0%
100%
2
 Yugoslavia
2
0
0
2
0%
100%
3
 Uruguay
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
4
 England
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
5
 United States
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
6
 Cameroon
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
 
     
     
  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
 
     
     
  TOP GOALSCORERS AT ALL COMPETITIONS  
     
     
  Players in bold are still active in the competence - As of March 5, 2014  
     
 
#
Name
Goals
Caps
AVG/Games
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
 
     
     
  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
7
 Iván Córdoba
73
1997-11
 Óscar Córdoba
73
1993-06
9
 René Higuita
68
1987-99
 Arnoldo Iguarán
68
1979-93
 
     
     
  SQUADS  
     
     
   
     
 

  

 
  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
 
   
   
  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
21
13
5
3
62%
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
 
   
  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
 
 
   
  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
31 May 14
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2-2
Senegal
F
3
6 Jun 14
Buenos Aires, Argentina
3-0
Jordan
F
4
14 Jun 14
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
3-0
Greece
5
19 Jun 14
Brasília, Brazil
2-1
Ivory Coast
6
24 Jun 14
Cuiabá, Brazil
4-1
Japan
6
28 Jun 14
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2-0
Uruguay
6
4 Jul 14
Fortaleza, Brazil
1-2
Brazil
 
 
   
  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)  
       
  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)  
       
  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)  
       
  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)  
       
  2014 Brazil World Cup
 
First Round: Match 14
3-0
Greece
Date: 14 June 2014
Stadium: Estádio Mineirão
Venue: Belo Horizonte
J. Rodríguez 90+3' 
Attendance: 57,174
Referee: Mark Geiger (United States)
 
First Round: Match 15
2-1
Cote d'Ivoire
Date: 19 June 2014 Gervinho 73'
Stadium: Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha
Venue: Brasília
Attendance: 68,748
Referee: Howard Webb (England) 
 
First Round: Match 16
1-4
Colombia
Date: 24 June 2014 J. Cuadrado 17'
Stadium: Arena Pantanal J. Martínez 55', 82' 
Venue: Cuiabá J. Rodríguez 90'
Attendance: 40,340
Referee: Pedro Proença (Portugal)
 
Round of 16: Match 17
2-0
Uruguay
Date: 28 June 2014
J. Rodríguez 28', 50'
Stadium: Estádio do Maracanã
Venue: Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 73,804
Referee: Björn Kuipers  (Netherlands)
 
Quarter-finals: Match 18
1-2
Brazil
Date: 4 July 2014 Thiago Silva 7'
Stadium: Estádio Castelão David Luiz 69' 
Venue: Fortaleza
Attendance: 60,342
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (Spain)
       
   
  
          Last updated: 4 July 2014
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