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Chile
Nickname(s) La Roja (The Red One) (El equipo de todos)
Association Federación de Fútbol de Chile (FFCh)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Reinaldo Rueda
Captain Gary Medel
Most caps Alexis Sánchez (124)
Top scorer Alexis Sánchez (41)
Home stadium Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos
FIFA code CHI
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 13 Steady (7 February 2019)
Highest 3 (April–May 2016)
Lowest 84 (December 2002)
Elo ranking
Current 17 Decrease 2 (3 March 2019)
Highest 2 (7 July 2016)
Lowest 59 (8 June 2003)
First international
 Argentina 3–1 Chile 
(Buenos Aires, Argentina; 27 May 1910)
Biggest win
 Chile 7–0 Venezuela 
(Santiago, Chile; 29 August 1979)
 Chile 7–0 Armenia 
(Viña del Mar, Chile; 4 January 1997)
 Mexico 0–7 Chile 
(Santa Clara, California , United States; 18 June 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 7–0 Chile 
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 17 September 1959)
World Cup
Appearances 9 (first in 1930)
Best result Third place (1962)
Copa América
Appearances 38 (first in 1916)
Best result Champions (2015, 2016)
Confederations Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 2017)
Best result Runners-up (2017)

Chile national football team is the national football team of Chile.

Most appearances

Pos Player Apps Goals Career
1 Claudio Bravo 97 0 2004-
2 Alexis Sánchez 89 31 2006-
3 Leonel Sánchez 85 27 1955-1968
4 Gary Medel 83 7 2007-
4 Gonzalo Jara 83 3 2006-
6 Nelson Tapia 73 0 1994-2005
7 Arturo Vidal 71 12 2007-
7 Jorge Valdivia 71 7 2004-
7 Jean Beausejour 71 6 2004-
10 Marcelo Salas 70 37 1994-2007
10 Alberto Fouillioux 70 12 1960-1972
  • If a player's name is in bold, that means that they are still playing international football.

Top scorers

Pos Player Goals Apps Career
1 Alexis Sánchez 43 132 2006-
2 Eduardo Vargas 38 91 2009-
3 Marcelo Salas 37 70 1994-2007
4 Iván Zamorano 34 69 1987-2001
5 Arturo Vidal 31 118 2007-
6 Leonel Sánchez 24 85 1955-1968
7 Jorge Aravena 22 37 1983-1989
8 Humberto Suazo 21 60 2005-2013
9 Carlos Campos 18 42 1960-1967
9 Juan Carlos Letelier 18 57 1979-1989
11 Enrique Hormazábal 17 43 1950-1963


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