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Mexico
Nickname(s) El Tri (The Tricolor)
Association Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF)
Confederation CONCACAF
Head coach Gerardo Martino
Captain Andrés Guardado
Most caps Claudio Suárez (177)
Top scorer Javier Hernández (51)
Home stadium Estadio Azteca
FIFA code MEX
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 17 Steady (7 February 2019)
Highest 4 (February – June 1998, May – June 2006)
Lowest 40 (July 2015)
Elo ranking
Current 22 Decrease 5 (3 March 2019)
Highest 4 (June 2016)
Lowest 47 (February 1979)
First international
 Guatemala 2–3 Mexico 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 1 January 1923)
Biggest win
 Mexico 13–0 Bahamas 
(Toluca, Mexico; 28 April 1987)
Biggest defeat
 England 8–0 Mexico 
(London, England; 10 May 1961)
World Cup
Appearances 16 (first in 1930)
Best result Quarter-finals (1970, 1986)
CONCACAF Championship
& Gold Cup
Appearances 23 (first in 1963)
Best result Champions (1965, 1971, 1977, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2015)
Copa América
Appearances 10 (first in 1993)
Best result Runners-up (1993, 2001)
Confederations Cup
Appearances 7 (first in 1995)
Best result Champions (1999)

Mexico national football team is the national football team of Mexico.

Player records

Most capped players

Claudio Suarez
Claudio Suárez is the most capped player in the history of Mexico with 177 caps.

Players in bold text are still active with Mexico. As of 19 June 2019.

# Player Period Caps
1 Claudio Suárez 1992–2006 177
2 Andrés Guardado 2005–0000 157
3 Pável Pardo 1996–2009 146
Gerardo Torrado 1999–2013
Rafael Márquez 1997–2018
6 Jorge Campos 1991–2004 130
7 Carlos Salcido 2004–2014 124
8 Ramón Ramírez 1991–2000 121
9 Cuauhtémoc Blanco 1995–2014 120
10 Alberto García-Aspe 1988–2002 109

Top goalscorers

Mex-Kor (31)
Javier Hernández is Mexico's top scorer.

Players in bold text are still active with Mexico. As of 27 March 2019.

Rank Player Period Caps Goals Average
1 Javier Hernández 2009–0000 108 51 0.47
2 Jared Borgetti 1997–2008 89 46 0.52
3 Cuauhtémoc Blanco 1995–2014 120 39 0.33
4 Carlos Hermosillo 1984–1997 90 35 0.39
Luis Hernández 1995–2002 85 35 0.41
6 Enrique Borja 1966–1975 65 31 0.48
7 Luis Roberto Alves 1988–2001 84 30 0.36
8 Luis Flores 1983–1993 62 29 0.47
Luis García 1991–1999 78 29 0.37
Hugo Sánchez 1977–1998 58 29 0.50


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