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Soccerball.svg Catalonia
Nickname(s)

La Selecció (The Selection)
La Segadora (The Reaper)
Association Catalan Football Federation
Head coach Gerard López
Captain Sergio García
Most caps Sergio González (15)
Top scorer Sergio García (9)
Home stadium Camp Nou
First international
France France 7–0 Catalonia Catalonia
(Paris, France; February 21, 1912)
Biggest win
Catalonia Catalonia 5–0 Lithuania Lithuania
(Barcelona, Spain; December 22, 2000)
Catalonia Catalonia 5–0 Nigeria Nigeria
(Barcelona, Spain; December 22, 1998)
Biggest defeat
France France 7–0 Catalonia Catalonia
(Paris, France; February 21, 1912)
Spain Spain 7–0 Catalonia Catalonia
(Barcelona, Spain; March 13, 1924)
Puyol Catalunya - Argentina
Puyol playing for Catalonia in a 2009 friendly match against Argentina at Camp Nou.

The Catalonia national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Cataluña, Catalan: Selecció de futbol de Catalunya) is the national football team for the autonomous community of Catalonia. As of 15 November 2013, the head coach is Gerard López. The team is often called La Selecció ("The Selection") or just La Segadora ("The Reaper"). The team is not a member of UEFA or FIFA, so they can't be in the FIFA World Cup or the UEFA European Football Championship.

Catalonia had their first match on 21 February 1912 against France. Their most recent game was on December 30, 2013 against Cape Verde, in which they won 4–1.

Players of the team are full Spanish citizens who are able to play for Spain if they want to. People who have played on the team include Cesc Fàbregas, Pep Guardiola, Carles Puyol, Gerard Piqué, Xavi, Víctor Valdés, Sergio Busquets and Sergio González.

Recent games

Sergio García de la Fuente
Sergio García playing for Catalonia.

All time record

Opponent Pld W D L GF GA GD
Argentina Argentina 3 1 0 2 4 6 -2
Basque Country (autonomous community) Basque Country 11 1 4 6 11 25 -14
Brazil Brazil 4 1 1 2 7 11 -4
Bulgaria Bulgaria 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
Cape Verde Cape Verde 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3
Chile Chile 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
Colombia Colombia 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
Costa Rica Costa Rica 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 2 1 0 1 3 3 0
Ecuador Ecuador 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4
France France 2 1 0 1 1 7 -6
Honduras Honduras 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4
Lithuania Lithuania 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5
Nigeria Nigeria 2 1 1 0 6 1 +5
Paraguay Paraguay 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
People's Republic of China China PR 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
Provence (alternate flag).svg Provence 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5
Soviet Union Soviet Union 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
Spain Spain 4 1 0 3 3 16 -13
Tunisia Tunisia 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1


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