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Colombia
Nickname(s) Los Cafeteros (The Coffee Growers) La Tricolor (The Tricolors)
Association Federación Colombiana de Fútbol (FCF)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Carlos Queiroz
Captain Radamel Falcao
Most caps Carlos Valderrama (111)
Top scorer Radamel Falcao (33)
Home stadium Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez
FIFA code COL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 12 Steady (7 February 2019)
Highest 3 (July–August 2013, September 2014 – March 2015, June–August 2016)
Lowest 54 (June 2011)
Elo ranking
Current 6 Increase 3 (3 March 2019)
Highest 3 (June 2016)
Lowest 99 (March 1957)
First international
 Mexico 3–1 Colombia 
(Panama City, Panama; 10 February 1938)
Biggest win
 Bahrain 0–6 Colombia 
(Riffa, Bahrain; 26 March 2015)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 9–0 Colombia 
(Lima, Peru; 24 March 1957)
World Cup
Appearances 6 (first in 1962)
Best result Quarter-finals (2014)
Copa América
Appearances 21 (first in 1945)
Best result Champions (2001)
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Appearances 3 (first in 2000)
Best result Runners-up (2000)
Confederations Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 2003)
Best result Fourth Place (2003)

Colombia national football team is the national football team of Colombia.

Most appearances

Pos Player Apps Goals Career
1 Carlos Valderrama 110 11 1985-1998
2 Leonel Álvarez 101 1 1985-1997
3 Freddy Rincón 84 17 1990-2001
4 Luis Carlos Perea 78 2 1987-1994
5 Óscar Córdoba 71 0 1993-2003
6 René Higuita 69 3 1987-1999
7 Arnoldo Iguarán 68 25 1979-1993
7 Alexis Mendoza 68 2 1987-1997
9 Víctor Aristizábal 66 15 1993-2003
10 Luis Fernando Herrera 62 1 1987-1996

Top scorers

Player Colombia career Goals (Caps)
Arnoldo Iguarán 1979-1993 25 (68)
Faustino Asprilla 1993-2001 20 (57)
Freddy Rincón 1990-2001 17 (84)
Víctor Aristizábal 1993-2003 15 (66)
Adolfo Valencia 1992-1998 14 (37)
Iván Valenciano 1991-2000 13 (29)
Willington José Ortiz 1973-1985 13 (49)
Antony de Ávila 1983-1998 13 (53)
Carlos Valderrama 1985-1998 11 (111)
Juan Pablo Ángel 1996-2006 9 (33)

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