Argentina national football team facts for kids

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Soccerball.svg Argentina
Association Asociación del Fútbol Argentino
Confederation CONMEBOL
Coach Diego Maradona
Most caps Javier Zanetti (145)
Top scorer Gabriel Batistuta (56)
FIFA ranking 1 Increase (2015)
First game 16 May 1901
Uruguay (2-3)
Largest win Uruguay 1942
Ecuador (12-0)
Largest loss 15 June 1958
Czechoslovakia (1-6)
World Cup
Appearances 16
First Apps 1930
Best result Champions (1978, 1986)

Argentina national football team is the national football team of Argentina.

Most appearances

As of 12 August 2015
Rank. Name Career Caps Goals
1 Javier Zanetti 1994–2011 145 5
2 Javier Mascherano 2003–present 117 3
3 Roberto Ayala 1994–2007 115 7
4 Diego Simeone 1988–2002 106 11
5 Lionel Messi(Retired) 2005-2016 103 46
6 Oscar Ruggeri 1983–1994 97 7
7 Diego Maradona 1977–1994 91 34
8 Ariel Ortega 1993–2010 87 17
9 Gabriel Batistuta 1991–2002 78 56
10 Juan Pablo Sorín 1996–2006 76 11

Top scorers

As of 12 August 2015
Rank. Player Career Goals Caps Avg/Game
1 Gabriel Batistuta 1991–2002 56 78 0.718
2 Lionel Messi(Retired) 2005–2016 46 103 0.45
3 Hernán Crespo 1995–2007 35 64 0.555
4 Diego Maradona 1977–1994 34 91 0.374
5 Sergio Agüero 2006–present 29 66 0.44
6 Gonzalo Higuaín 2009–present 25 52 0.48
7 Luis Artime 1961–1967 24 25 0.960
8 Daniel Passarella 1976–1986 23 70 0.328
9 Leopoldo Luque 1975–1981 22 45 0.488
José Sanfilippo 1956–1962 22 29 0.759

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