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Peru
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) La Bicolor
(The Bicolour)
La Blanquirroja
(The White and Red)
La Rojiblanca
(The Red and White)
Los Incas
(The Incas)
Association Peruvian Football Federation (FPF)
Confederation CONMEBOL
(South America)
Head coach Jorge Fossati
Captain Paolo Guerrero
Most caps Roberto Palacios (128)
Yoshimar Yotún (128)
Top scorer Paolo Guerrero (39)
Home stadium Estadio Nacional
FIFA code PER
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 20 Steady (7 February 2019)
Highest 10 (October 2017)
Lowest 91 (September 2009)
Elo ranking
Current 16 Decrease 4 (3 March 2019)
Highest 10 (23 March – 9 June 2018)
Lowest 72 (7 June 2009)
First international
 Peru 0–4 Uruguay 
(Lima, Peru; 1 November 1927)
Biggest win
 Peru 9–1 Ecuador 
(Bogotá, Colombia; 11 August 1938)
Biggest defeat
 Peru 0–7 Brazil 
(Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia; 26 June 1997)
World Cup
Appearances 5 (first in 1930)
Best result Quarter-finals (1970, 1978)
Copa América
Appearances 33 (first in 1927)
Best result Champions (1939, 1975)
Panamerican Championship
Appearances 2 (first in 1952)
Best result Fourth place (1952, 1956)
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 2000)
Best result Semi-finals (2000)
Medal record
Bolivarian Games
Gold 1938 Bogotá Team
Copa Centenario de Armenia
Bronze 1989 Armenia NA
Kirin Cup
Gold 1999 Japan NA
Gold 2005 Japan NA
Gold 2011 Japan NA
Marlboro Cup
Silver 1989 New York NA
United States Cup
Bronze 1997 U.S. Cup NA
Kirin Cup
Gold 1999 Kirin Cup NA
Gold 2005 Kirin Cup NA
Gold 2011 Kirin Cup NA
Website fpf.pe

The Peru national football team represents Peru in men's international football. The national team has been organised, since 1927, by the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF). The FPF constitutes one of the ten members of FIFA's South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL). Peru has won the Copa América twice, and has qualified for the FIFA World Cup five times (last appearing in 2018); the team also participated in the 1936 Olympic football competition and has reached the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The team plays most of its home matches at the Estadio Nacional in Lima, the country's capital.

The team wears distinctive white shirts adorned with a diagonal red stripe, which combine Peru's national colours. This basic design has been used continuously since 1936, and gives rise to the team's common Spanish nickname, la Blanquirroja ("the white-and-red"). Peruvian football fans are known for their distinctive cheer ¡Arriba Perú! ("Onward Peru!") and large celebrations. Peru has a longstanding rivalry with Chile.

The Peru national team enjoyed its most successful periods thanks to footballing generations from the 1930s and the 1970s. The 1930s generation led Peru at the inaugural FIFA World Cup in 1930 and won the 1938 Bolivarian Games and the 1939 Copa América, with goalkeeper Juan Valdivieso and forwards Teodoro Fernández and Alejandro Villanueva playing important roles. The 1970s generation qualified Peru for three World Cups and won the Copa América in 1975; the team then notably included defender Héctor Chumpitaz and the forward partnership of Hugo Sotil and Teófilo Cubillas. Teófilo Cubillas and Teodoro Fernández are both often regarded as Peru's greatest players.

The national team's all-time top goalscorer is Paolo Guerrero, with 39 goals, and its two most-capped players is Roberto Palacios and Yoshimar Yotún, both with 128 appearances. Since December 2023, Peru is managed by Jorge Fossati.

History

During the 19th century, British immigrants and Peruvians returning from England introduced football to Peru. In 1859, members of the British community in the country's capital founded the Lima Cricket Club, Peru's first organisation dedicated to the practice of cricket, rugby, and football. These new sports became popular among the local upper-class over the following decades, but early developments stopped due to the War of the Pacific that Peru fought against Chile from 1879 to 1883. After the war, Peru's coastal society embraced football as a modern innovation. In Lima's barrios, football became a popular daily activity, encouraged by bosses who wanted it to inspire solidarity and productivity among their workers. In the adjacent port of Callao and other commercial areas, British civilian workers and sailors played the sport among themselves and with locals. Sports rivalries between locals and foreigners arose in Callao, and between elites and workers in Lima—as foreigners departed, this became a rivalry between Callao and Lima. These factors, coupled with the sport's rapid growth among the urban poor of Lima's La Victoria district (where, in 1901, the Alianza Lima club formed), led to Peru developing the Andean region's strongest footballing culture, and, according to historian Andreas Campomar, "some of the most elegant and accomplished football on the continent".

Peru national football team parading in 1927 South American Championship
Peru's debut at the 1927 South American Championship in Lima.

The Peruvian Football League, founded in 1912, held annual competitions until it disbanded in 1921 amid disputes amongst its clubs. The Peruvian Football Federation (FPF), formed in 1922, reorganised the annual tournament in 1926. The FPF joined the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) in 1925 and, after restructuring its finances, formed the Peru national football team in 1927. The team debuted in the 1927 South American Championship, hosted by the FPF at Lima's Estadio Nacional. Peru lost 0–4 against Uruguay in its first match, and won 3–2 over Bolivia in its second. Peru did not advance beyond the first stage of the inaugural FIFA World Cup in 1930.

The 1930s were the team's first golden era, when they improved their game through play with more experienced teams. The Combinado del Pacífico (a squad composed of Chilean and Peruvian footballers) toured Europe from 1933 to 1934. Starting with Ciclista Lima in 1926, Peru's football clubs toured Latin America with much success. During one of these tours—Alianza Lima's undefeated journey through Chile in 1935—emerged the Rodillo Negro ("Black Roller"), a skillful group led by forwards Alejandro Villanueva, Teodoro Fernández and goalkeeper Juan Valdivieso. Sports historian Richard Witzig described these three as "a soccer triumvirate unsurpassed in the world at that time", citing their combined innovation and effectiveness at both ends of the field. Peru and the Rodillo Negro impressed at the 1936 Summer Olympics, won the inaugural Bolivarian Games in 1938, and finished the decade as South American champions.

Historian David Goldblatt assessed the decline of its previous success: "despite all the apparent preconditions for footballing growth and success, Peruvian football disappeared". He attributes this sudden decline to Peruvian authorities' repression of "social, sporting and political organisations among the urban and rural poor" during the 1940s and 1950s. Nevertheless, Peru performed creditably at the South American Championships, placing third in Brazil 1949 and Chile 1955, and missed qualification for the Sweden 1958 World Cup finals, over two legs to eventual champions Brazil.

Peru Argentina 1970 World Cup Qualifiers
Oswaldo Ramírez scored the goals against Argentina that secured Peru's 1970 World Cup qualification.

Successes during the late 1960s, including qualification for the Mexico 1970 World Cup finals, ushered in a second golden period for Peruvian football. The formidable forward partnership between Teófilo Cubillas and Hugo Sotil was a key factor in Peru's triumphs during the 1970s. Peru reached the quarter-finals in 1970, losing to the tournament winners Brazil, and earned the first FIFA Fair Play Trophy; historian Richard Henshaw describes Peru as "the surprise of the 1970 competition, showing flair and a high level of skill". Five years later, Peru became South American champions for the second time when it won the 1975 Copa América (the then-rechristened South American Championship) despite failing to qualify for West Germany 1974 a year earlier. The team next qualified for two consecutive World Cup finals, reaching the second round in Argentina 1978 and the first group stage in Spain 1982. Peru's early elimination in 1982 marked the end of the side's globally-admired "flowing football". Peru, nonetheless, barely missed the Mexico 1986 World Cup finals after placing second in a qualification group to eventual champions Argentina. In their golden period from 1970 to 1982, Peru was among the best teams in the world.

By the late 1980s, renewed expectations for Peru were centred on a young generation of Alianza Lima players known colloquially as Los Potrillos ("The Colts"). Sociologists Aldo Panfichi and Victor Vich write that Los Potrillos "became the hope of the entire country"—fans expected them to qualify for the Italy 1990 World Cup finals. These hopes were dashed when the national team entered a hiatus after its manager and several of its players died in a plane crash carrying most of Alianza's team and staff in 1987. Peru subsequently only came close to reaching the France 1998 World Cup finals, missing qualification on goal difference, but would go on to win the 1999 Kirin Cup tournament in Japan (sharing the title with Belgium) and reached the semi-finals at the 1997 Copa América and the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup (contested as an invitee).

Qualification for the FIFA World Cup finals continued being an elusive objective for Peru during the early 21st century. According to historian Charles F. Walker, player indiscipline problems marred Peru's national team and football league. Troubles in the FPF, particularly with its then-president Manuel Burga, deepened the crisis in Peruvian football—FIFA temporarily suspended the country from international competition, in late 2008, because the Peruvian government investigated alleged corruption within the FPF. Burga's twelve-year tenure as FPF president, deemed by journalists and the public as disastrous for the national team, despite a third place at the 2011 Copa América, ended in 2014.

Робби Круз 2018
Peru v Australia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup

The FPF's new leadership appointed Juan Carlos Oblitas as the federation's new director and Ricardo Gareca as Peru's manager in March 2015. Sports journalists credited Gareca with revitalizing Peru's football prowess by improving the players' training and professional conduct. Under Gareca, Peru achieved third place in the 2015 Copa América, reached the quarter-finals of the Copa América Centenario, historically qualified and participated in the group stage of the Russia 2018 World Cup finals after a 36-year absence, finished runners-up at the 2019 Copa América, and narrowly missed qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup after losing the inter-continental play-off against Australia on penalties.

Gareca's successful management ended in August 2022, after the loss to Australia in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification play-off and left to go the Velez Sarsfield and later to manage the Peruvian rival, Chile. The FPF appointed former team captain Juan Reynoso as the teams new coach, leaving Mexico. Peru's first game with Reynoso was against Mexico which resulted in another loss. At the end of the South American 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for 2023, Peru was ranked bottom of the table and only scored three goals in that same year. This resulted in the FPF removing Reynoso and soon, Jorge Fossati was chosen to be the teams new coach.

Kit

The Peru national football team plays in red and white, Peru's national colours. Its first-choice kit has been, since 1936, white shorts, white socks, and white shirts with a distinctive red "sash" crossing their front diagonally from the proper left shoulder to the right hip and returning on the back from the right hip to the proper left shoulder. This basic scheme has been only slightly altered over the years.

Peru national football team match against Mexico in Lima 1968 (retouched)
Peru in 1968, wearing their traditional kit. The distinctive red "sash" has been emblazoned across Peru's white shirts continuously since 1936.

Peru's kit has won praise as one of world football's most attractive designs. Christopher Turpin, the executive producer of NPR's All Things Considered news show, lauded the 1970 iteration as "the beautiful game's most beautiful shirt", also describing it as "retro even in 1970". Miles Kohrman, football reporter for The New Republic, commended Peru's kit as "one of soccer's best-kept secrets". Rory Smith, Chief Soccer Correspondent for The New York Times, referred to Peru's 2018 version of the jersey as "a classic" with a nostalgic, fan-pleasing "blood-red sash". The version worn in 1978 came first in a 2010 ESPN list of the "Best World Cup jerseys of all time", described therein as "simple yet strikingly effective".

Peru's first kit, made for the 1927 South American Championship, comprised a white-and-red striped shirt, white shorts and black socks. At the 1930 World Cup, Peru used an alternate design because Paraguay had already registered a similar kit with white-and-red striped shirts. The Peruvians instead wore white shirts with a red collar, white shorts and black socks. The team added a horizontal red stripe to the shirt for the 1935 South American Championship. The following year, at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the team adopted the iconic diagonal red sash design it has retained ever since. According to historian Jaime Pulgar-Vidal Otálora, the idea for the design came from school football matches in which coloured sashes worn over the shoulder would allow two teams wearing white shirts to play against each other.

Peru wears as its badge the emblem of the Peruvian Football Federation. The first badge, presented in 1927, had a heater shield design with the country's name and the federation's acronym (FPF). Eight different emblems followed, with the longest-lasting design being the modern French escutcheon form emblazoned in the team's jersey from 1953 until 2014. This design had the Peruvian flag at its base, and either the country's name or the federation's acronym at its chief. Since 2014, the badge has a retro-inspired heater shield design, with the entire field comprised by Peru's flag and the federation's acronym, surrounded by a gold-colored frame.

Eight sportswear manufacturers have supplied Peru's national team. The first, German company Adidas, supplied the team's kit in 1978 and 1983–1985. The FPF has signed contracts with manufacturers from Brazil (Penalty, 1981–82), Canada (Power, 1989–1991), Italy (Diadora, 1991–1992), England (Umbro, 1996–1997, 2010–2018), Ecuador (Marathon Sports, 2018–2022), and another from Germany (Puma, 1987–1989). The team has also been supplied by three local firms: Calvo Sporwear (1986–1987), Polmer (1993–1995), and Walon Sport (1998–2010). Since January 2023, Adidas produces Peru's kit.

Kit Suppliers

Kit supplier Period
Germany Adidas 1978–1981
Brazil Penalty 1981–1982
Germany Adidas 1983–1985
Peru Calvo 1986–1987
Germany Puma 1987–1989
Switzerland Power 1989–1991
Italy Diadora 1991–1993
Peru Polmer 1993–1995
United Kingdom Umbro 1996–1997
Peru Walon 1998–2010
United Kingdom Umbro 2010–2018
Ecuador Marathon 2018–2022
Germany Adidas 2023–present

Stadium

Photograph of the exterior of a modern football stadium
Exterior of the Estadio Nacional in 2013.
Photograph of a modern football stadium's interior; the stands are full of spectators
Interior of the Estadio Nacional in 2011.

The traditional home of Peruvian football is the country's national stadium, the Estadio Nacional in Lima, which seats 50,000 spectators. The present ground is the Estadio Nacional's third incarnation, renovated under the Alan García administration. Its official re-inauguration, 24 July 2011, marked 88 years to the day after the original ground opened on the same site in 1923.

To celebrate the centenary of Peru's independence from Spain, Lima's British community donated the original Estadio Nacional, a wooden structure with a capacity of 6,000. Construction began on 28 July 1921, overseen by President Augusto B. Leguía. The stadium's re-inauguration on 27 October 1952, under the Manuel A. Odría administration, followed an onerous campaign for its renovation led by Miguel Dasso, president of the Sociedad de Beneficencia de Lima. The renovated stadium boasted a cement structure and larger spectator capacity of 53,000. Its last redevelopment, in 2011, included the construction of a plaque-covered exterior, an internal multicoloured illumination system, two giant LED screens, and 375 private suites.

A distinctive feature of the ground is the Miguel Dasso Tower on its north side, which contains luxury boxes (renovated in 2004). The Estadio Nacional currently has a natural bermudagrass pitch, reinstalled as part of redevelopments completed in 2011. Previously, the FPF had installed artificial turf in the stadium for the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship, making it the only national stadium in CONMEBOL with such a turf. Despite the synthetic ground's rating of "FIFA Star II", the highest certification granted to artificial pitches, players accused the turf of causing them injuries, such as burns and bruises.

Peru sometimes play home matches at other venues. Outside the desert-like coast region of Lima, the thin atmosphere at the high-altitude Estadio Garcilaso de la Vega in Cusco has been described as providing strategic advantages for Peru against certain visiting teams. Other common alternate venues for the national team include two other grounds in the Peruvian capital—Alianza's Estadio Alejandro Villanueva and Universitario's Estadio Monumental ''U''.

The national team's training grounds are located within the Villa Deportiva Nacional (VIDENA) sports complex in Lima's San Luis district. Since 1981, the complex is managed by the Peruvian Institute of Sport (IPD). In 2017, following Peru's qualification for the Russia 2018 World Cup finals, the Peruvian Football Federation announced the creation of a new complex, the Center of National Teams, in Lima's Chaclacayo district. The new complex will contain six training grounds for both the male and the female squads, including the senior and the youth sides. In 2023, the FPF also announced its Plan Maestro, which incorporates modernized infrastructure in the VIDENA.

Supporters

Machu Picchu, Peru - Laslovarga (267)
Giant poster in the town below Machu Picchu, featuring Edison Flores and the cheer ¡Arriba Perú!

Football has been the most popular sport in Peru since the early 20th century, with Peru having one of the largest fanbases in America's and possibly the world. Originally largely exclusive to Lima's Anglophile elite and expatriates, and secluded from the rest of the city, football became an integral part of wider popular culture during the 1900s and 1910s. Over the following decades, Augusto Leguía's government institutionalised the sport into a national pastime by promoting and organising its development. Consequently, the national football team became an important element of Peru's national identity. According to the historian Carlos Aguirre, nationalist fervor spiked during the qualification phase for the 1970 World Cup finals, because the revolutionary government of General Juan Velasco Alvarado tied the national team's success with the alleged cultural, social, and psychological changes spurred by the country's new political project.

Peruvian football fans are known for their distinctive cheer ¡Arriba Perú! ("Onward Peru!"), unabating popular chant ¡Vamos peruanos! (Let's go Peruvians!), as well as for their use of traditional Peruvian música criolla to express support, both at national team games and at club matches. Música criolla attained national and international recognition with the advent of mass media during the 1930s, becoming a recognised symbol of Peru and its culture. The national team's most popular anthems are Peru Campeón, a polca criolla (Peruvian polka) glorifying Peru's qualification for the Mexico 1970 World Cup, and Contigo Perú, a vals criollo (Peruvian waltz) that newspaper El Comercio calls "the hymn of Peruvian national football teams". In 2018, a FIFA-sanctioned worldwide online poll honoured the "fervent and dedicated group" of Peruvian supporters at that year's World Cup tournament with the FIFA Fan Award.

The Estadio Nacional disaster of 24 May 1964, involving Peruvian supporters, is cited as one of the worst tragedies in football history. During a qualifying match for the 1964 Olympics between Peru's under-20 team and its counterpart from Argentina, the Uruguayan referee Angel Payos disallowed a would-be Peruvian equaliser, alleging rough play. Spectators threw missiles from the stands while two fans invaded the pitch and attacked the referee. Police threw tear gas into the crowd, causing a stampede; trying to escape, fans were crushed against the stadium's locked gates. A total of 315 people died in the chaos, with more than 500 others injured.

Rivalries

Chile

Raul Toro y Lolo Fernandez
Chile's Raúl Toro and Peru's Teodoro Fernández, opponents in the 1937 South American Championship.

The Peru national football team maintains prominent rivalries with its counterparts from neighbouring Chile and Ecuador. The Peruvians have a favourable record against Ecuador and a negative record against Chile. Peru faced both rivals in the 1939 South American Championship in Lima, which also marked the first time that Peru faced Ecuador in an official tournament; Peru won both games. Peru also defeated its rivals during qualifying for the Argentina 1978 World Cup, directly eliminating both teams.

The Chile–Peru football rivalry is known in Spanish as the Clásico del Pacífico ("Pacific Derby"). CNN World Sport editor Greg Duke ranks it among the top ten football rivalries in the world. Peru first faced Chile in the 1935 South American Championship, defeating it 1–0. The football rivalry between Peru and Chile, partly a reflection of the geopolitical conflict between both neighboring states, is primarily a result of both football squads vying for recognition as the better team in South America's Pacific coast—as their football confederation is historically dominated by countries in South America's Atlantic coast. The two countries traditionally compete with each other over the rank of fourth-best national team in South America (after Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay). They also both claim to have invented the bicycle kick; Peruvians call it the chalaca, while it is the chilena in Chile.

Ecuador

The rivalry between the Ecuador and Peru football teams is rooted in the historical border conflict between the two nations dating back to the 19th century. In 1995, after the brief Cenepa War, CONMEBOL contemplated altering that year's Copa América group stage to prevent a match between the two sides, but ultimately did not. According to cultural historian Michael Handelsman, Ecuadorian fans consider losses to Colombia or Peru "an excuse to lament Ecuador's inability to establish itself as an international soccer power". Handelsman adds that "[t]he rivalries are intense, and the games always carry an element of national pride and honor".

Results and fixtures

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

      Win       Draw       Loss       Fixture

2023

2024

Managers

Valdir Pereira Peru Coach in 1970
Didi managed Peru at the Mexico 1970 World Cup.

A total of 44 managers have led the Peru national football team since 1927 (including multiple spells separately); of these, 36 have been from Peru and 24 have been from abroad. Sports analysts and historians generally consider Peru's most successful managers to have been the Englishman Jack Greenwell and the Peruvian Marcos Calderón. The former managed Peru to triumph in the 1938 Bolivarian Games and the 1939 South American Championship, and the latter led Peru to victory in the 1975 Copa América tournament and coached it at the 1978 FIFA World Cup. Three other managers have led Peru to tournament victories—Juan Carlos Oblitas, Freddy Ternero, and Sergio Markarián each oversaw Peru's victory in the Kirin Cup in Japan, in 1999, 2005 and 2011, respectively.

Soon after forming Peru's national football team, the FPF invited Uruguayan coaches Pedro Olivieri and Julio Borelli to manage the squad. Olivieri received the FPF's first appointment, for the 1927 South American Championship, due to his prior experience managing Uruguay. Borelli became the national team's second manager, for the 1929 South American Championship, after some years of refereeing football matches in Peru. The Spaniard Francisco Bru, Peru's third manager and first World Cup coach at the inaugural tournament in 1930, previously had been Spain's first manager. The FPF next appointed the national team's first Peruvian coach, Telmo Carbajo, for the 1935 South American Championship. Coach Ricardo Gareca was credited well, bringing Peru to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, finished second in the 2019 and placed third in 2015 and fourth in 2021 Copa América's, along with almost bringing Peru to their 6th World Cup in 2022 but was removed in 2022. The team's manager since December 2023 is the Uruguayan, Jorge Fossati

Managers that brought outstanding changes to the Peru national team's style of play include the Hungarian György Orth and the Brazilians Didi and Tim. Orth coached Peru from 1957 to 1959; sports historian Andreas Campomar cites Peru's "4–1 thrashing of England in Lima" as evidence of Orth's positive influence over the national team's offensive game. Víctor Benítez, Peru's defensive midfielder under Orth, attributes the Hungarian with maximizing the team's potential by accurately placing each player in their optimal positions. Didi coached Peru from 1968 to 1970 and managed it at the 1970 FIFA World Cup; Campomar attributes Didi's tactics as the reason for Peru's development of a "free-flowing football" style. Placar, a Brazilian sports journal, attributed Tim, who managed Peru at the 1982 FIFA World Cup, with making Peru "a team that plays beautiful, combining efficiency with that swagger that people thought only existed in Brazil".

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for the friendly matches against Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic on 22 and 26 March 2024, respectively.

Caps and goals are correct as of 26 March 2024, after the match against Dominican Republic.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Pedro Gallese (1990-02-23) 23 February 1990 (age 34) 104 0 United States Orlando City
12 1GK Carlos Cáceda (1991-09-27) 27 September 1991 (age 32) 8 0 Peru Melgar
1GK Diego Romero (2001-08-17) 17 August 2001 (age 22) 0 0 Peru Universitario
1GK Renato Solís (1998-01-27) 27 January 1998 (age 26) 0 0 Peru Sporting Cristal

17 2DF Luis Advíncula (1990-03-02) 2 March 1990 (age 34) 116 2 Argentina Boca Juniors
6 2DF Miguel Trauco (1992-08-25) 25 August 1992 (age 31) 75 0 Brazil Criciúma
3 2DF Aldo Corzo (1989-05-20) 20 May 1989 (age 35) 51 0 Peru Universitario
2 2DF Luis Abram (1996-02-27) 27 February 1996 (age 28) 40 1 United States Atlanta United
22 2DF Alexander Callens (1992-05-04) 4 May 1992 (age 32) 40 1 Greece AEK Athens
26 2DF Marcos López (1999-11-20) 20 November 1999 (age 24) 33 0 Netherlands Feyenoord
5 2DF Miguel Araujo (1994-10-24) 24 October 1994 (age 29) 30 0 United States Portland Timbers
4 2DF Anderson Santamaría (1992-01-10) 10 January 1992 (age 32) 27 0 Mexico Atlas
2DF Carlos Ascues (1992-06-19) 19 June 1992 (age 32) 26 5 Peru Universidad César Vallejo
19 2DF Oliver Sonne (2000-11-10) 10 November 2000 (age 23) 2 0 Denmark Silkeborg
13 2DF Erick Noriega (2001-07-22) 22 July 2001 (age 22) 1 0 Peru Comerciantes Unidos

10 3MF Sergio Peña (1995-09-28) 28 September 1995 (age 28) 36 4 Sweden Malmö FF
16 3MF Wilder Cartagena (1994-09-23) 23 September 1994 (age 29) 31 0 United States Orlando City
15 3MF Jesús Castillo (2001-06-11) 11 June 2001 (age 23) 8 1 Portugal Gil Vicente
23 3MF Joao Grimaldo (2003-02-20) 20 February 2003 (age 21) 6 1 Peru Sporting Cristal
8 3MF Piero Quispe (2001-08-14) 14 August 2001 (age 22) 4 1 Mexico UNAM
21 3MF Martín Távara (1999-03-25) 25 March 1999 (age 25) 4 0 Peru Sporting Cristal

9 4FW Paolo Guerrero (captain) (1984-01-01) 1 January 1984 (age 40) 117 39 Peru Universidad César Vallejo
20 4FW Edison Flores (1994-05-15) 15 May 1994 (age 30) 71 15 Peru Universitario
7 4FW Andy Polo (1994-09-29) 29 September 1994 (age 29) 44 1 Peru Universitario
14 4FW Gianluca Lapadula (1990-02-07) 7 February 1990 (age 34) 31 9 Italy Cagliari
24 4FW Alex Valera (1996-05-16) 16 May 1996 (age 28) 15 3 Peru Universitario
11 4FW Bryan Reyna (1998-08-23) 23 August 1998 (age 25) 10 2 Argentina Belgrano
18 4FW Franco Zanelatto (2000-05-09) 9 May 2000 (age 24) 4 0 Peru Alianza Lima
25 4FW José Rivera (1997-05-08) 8 May 1997 (age 27) 2 0 Peru Universitario

Recent call-ups

The players listed below were not included in the current squad, but have been called up by Peru in the last twelve months.


Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Alejandro Duarte (1994-04-05) 5 April 1994 (age 30) 0 0 Costa Rica Alajuelense v.  Venezuela, 21 November 2023
GK José Carvallo (1986-03-01) 1 March 1986 (age 38) 8 0 Peru Universidad César Vallejo v.  Japan, 20 June 2023

DF Carlos Zambrano (1989-07-10) 10 July 1989 (age 34) 70 4 Peru Alianza Lima v.  Venezuela, 21 November 2023
DF Rafael Lutiger (2001-07-03) 3 July 2001 (age 22) 0 0 Peru Sporting Cristal v.  Bolivia, 16 November 2023 INJ
DF Jhilmar Lora (2000-10-24) 24 October 2000 (age 23) 8 0 Peru Sporting Cristal v.  Bolivia, 16 November 2023 PRE
DF Paolo Reyna (2001-10-13) 13 October 2001 (age 22) 1 0 Peru Melgar v.  Bolivia, 16 November 2023 PRE
DF Leonardo Díaz (2004-03-19) 19 March 2004 (age 20) 0 0 Peru Sporting Cristal v.  Bolivia, 16 November 2023 PRE
DF Marco Huamán (2002-09-25) 25 September 2002 (age 21) 0 0 Peru Alianza Lima v.  Bolivia, 16 November 2023 PRE
DF Matías Lazo (2003-07-11) 11 July 2003 (age 20) 0 0 Peru Melgar v.  Bolivia, 16 November 2023 PRE
DF Emilio Saba (2001-03-26) 26 March 2001 (age 23) 0 0 Peru Carlos A. Mannucci v.  Bolivia, 16 November 2023 PRE
DF Arón Sánchez (2003-05-04) 4 May 2003 (age 21) 0 0 Peru Academia Cantolao v.  Bolivia, 16 November 2023 PRE
DF Nilson Loyola (1994-10-26) 26 October 1994 (age 29) 9 0 Peru Universidad César Vallejo v.  Argentina, 17 October 2023
DF Alonso Yovera (2001-02-11) 11 February 2001 (age 23) 0 0 Peru Cusco v.  Paraguay, 7 September 2023 PRE

MF Pedro Aquino (1995-04-13) 13 April 1995 (age 29) 36 3 Mexico Santos Laguna v.  Nicaragua, 22 March 2024 INJ
MF Yoshimar Yotún (1990-04-07) 7 April 1990 (age 34) 128 8 Peru Sporting Cristal v.  Venezuela, 21 November 2023 INJ
MF Renato Tapia (1995-07-28) 28 July 1995 (age 28) 84 5 Spain Celta Vigo v.  Venezuela, 21 November 2023 INJ
MF Alexis Arias (1995-12-13) 13 December 1995 (age 28) 5 0 Peru Melgar v.  Venezuela, 21 November 2023
MF Walter Tandazo (2000-06-14) 14 June 2000 (age 24) 0 0 Peru Melgar v.  Venezuela, 21 November 2023
MF Gonzalo Aguirre (2003-05-06) 6 May 2003 (age 21) 0 0 Argentina Nueva Chicago v.  Bolivia, 16 November 2023 PRE
MF Adrián Ascues (2002-11-15) 15 November 2002 (age 21) 0 0 Peru Sporting Cristal v.  Bolivia, 16 November 2023 PRE
MF Kenji Cabrera (2003-01-27) 27 January 2003 (age 21) 0 0 Peru Melgar v.  Bolivia, 16 November 2023 PRE
MF Jefferson Cáceres (2002-08-22) 22 August 2002 (age 21) 0 0 Peru Melgar v.  Bolivia, 16 November 2023 PRE
MF Sebastián Cavero (2002-06-20) 20 June 2002 (age 22) 0 0 Peru Melgar v.  Bolivia, 16 November 2023 PRE
MF Christian Neira (2000-11-23) 23 November 2000 (age 23) 0 0 Peru Unión Comercio v.  Bolivia, 16 November 2023 PRE
MF Christofer Gonzáles (1992-10-12) 12 October 1992 (age 31) 47 3 Peru Universitario v.  Argentina, 17 October 2023
MF Jairo Concha (1999-05-27) 27 May 1999 (age 25) 2 0 Peru Universitario v.  Argentina, 17 October 2023
MF Jostin Alarcón (2002-07-12) 12 July 2002 (age 21) 0 0 Peru Sporting Cristal v.  Chile, 12 October 2023 PRE
MF Aldair Fuentes (1998-01-25) 25 January 1998 (age 26) 0 0 Peru Alianza Lima v.  Chile, 12 October 2023 PRE
MF Leonardo Villar (2000-03-18) 18 March 2000 (age 24) 0 0 Peru Sport Huancayo v.  Chile, 12 October 2023 PRE
MF Christian Cueva (1991-11-23) 23 November 1991 (age 32) 98 16 Saudi Arabia Al-Fateh v.  Paraguay, 7 September 2023 PRE

FW André Carrillo (1991-06-14) 14 June 1991 (age 33) 97 11 Saudi Arabia Al-Qadsiah v.  Venezuela, 21 November 2023 INJ
FW Santiago Ormeño (1994-02-04) 4 February 1994 (age 30) 11 0 Mexico Puebla v.  Venezuela, 21 November 2023
FW Matías Succar (1999-02-16) 16 February 1999 (age 25) 0 0 Peru Carlos A. Mannucci v.  Venezuela, 21 November 2023
FW Jhamir D'Arrigo (1999-11-15) 15 November 1999 (age 24) 0 0 Peru Alianza LIma v.  Bolivia, 16 November 2023 PRE
FW Fabrizio Roca (2002-03-20) 20 March 2002 (age 22) 0 0 Peru Sport Boys v.  Bolivia, 16 November 2023 PRE
FW Christopher Olivares (1999-04-03) 3 April 1999 (age 25) 0 0 Peru Universitario v.  Chile, 12 October 2023 PRE
FW Brandon Palacios (1998-03-25) 25 March 1998 (age 26) 0 0 Peru Sport Boys v.  Chile, 12 October 2023 PRE
FW Raúl Ruidíaz (1990-07-25) 25 July 1990 (age 33) 55 4 United States Seattle Sounders v.  Brazil, 12 September 2023

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to injury/absent from the national team due to injury.
PRE Preliminary squad
SUS Player is serving a suspension
WD Player withdrew from the squad
RETPlayer has retired from international football.

Notable

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Hugo Sotil, Teófilo Cubillas, and Roberto Challe (left to right) at the Estadio Nacional in 1973.

A report published by CONMEBOL in 2008 described Peru as traditionally exhibiting an "elegant, technical and fine football style", and praised it as "one of the most loyal exponents of South American football talent". In 2017, Argentine manager Ricardo Gareca described Peruvian footballers as "technically sound, [physically] strong and adaptable", adding that their adaptability resulted from Peru's diverse geography.

Peruvian players noted in the CONMEBOL report as "true artists of the ball" include forwards Teófilo Cubillas, Pedro Pablo León and Hugo Sotil, defender Héctor Chumpitaz and midfielders Roberto Challe, César Cueto, José del Solar, and Roberto Palacios. Cubillas, an attacking midfielder and forward popularly known as El Nene ("The Kid"), is widely regarded as Peru's greatest ever player. Chumpitaz is often cited as the team's best defender; Witzig lists him among his "Best Players of the Modern Era", and praises him as "a strong reader of the game with excellent ball skills and distribution, [who] marshalled a capable defence to support Peru's attack". El Gráfico, an Argentine sports journal, described Cueto, Cubillas, and José Velásquez as, collectively, "the best [midfield] in the world" in 1978.

Before Cubillas' appearance, Teodoro "Lolo" Fernández, a forward nicknamed El Cañonero ("The Cannoneer"), held the status of Peru's greatest player—due to his powerful shots, marksmanship, and club loyalty to Universitario. Fernández participated as a key member of the Rodillo Negro team of the 1930s, along with Alejandro Villanueva and Juan Valdivieso. Fernández scored most of the team's goals; his partner in attack, the gifted playmaker Villanueva, awed audiences with his acrobatic skills. Goalkeeper Valdivieso had a reputation as a penalty stopper with exceptional athleticism.

In 1972, teams representing Europe and South America played a commemorative match in Basel, Switzerland, for the benefit of homeless children. Cubillas, Chumpitaz, Sotil, and Julio Baylón played in the South American team, which won the game 2–0; Cubillas scored the first goal. The teams held another match the following year, at Barcelona's Camp Nou, with the declared intent of fighting global poverty. Cubillas, Chumpitaz, and Sotil again participated, with Chumpitaz named South America's captain. Each of the Peruvians scored in a 4–4 draw, which South America won 7–6 on penalties.

Team records

The Peru national football team has played 645 matches since 1927, including friendlies. The largest margin of victory achieved by a Peru side was a 9–1 win against Ecuador on 11 August 1938, at the Bolivarian Games in Colombia. The team's record defeat was a 7–0 loss to Brazil at the 1997 Copa América in Bolivia.

Players in bold are still active with Peru.

Most appearances

Yoshimar Yotún (2015)
Yoshimar Yotún is Peru's joint-most capped player with 128 appearances.
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Roberto Palacios 128 19 1992–2012
Yoshimar Yotún 128 8 2011–present
3 Paolo Guerrero 117 39 2004–present
4 Luis Advíncula 116 2 2010–present
5 Héctor Chumpitaz 105 3 1965–1981
6 Pedro Gallese 104 0 2014–present
7 Jefferson Farfán 102 27 2003–2021
8 Jorge Soto 101 9 1992–2005
9 Christian Cueva 98 16 2011–present
10 André Carrillo 97 11 2011–present
Juan Jayo 97 1 1994–2008

The two Peruvian players with the most international caps is Roberto Palacios, and Yoshimar Yotún who both made 128 appearances for the side from 1992 to 2007 and 2011 to present. The player with the third-most caps is Paolo Guerrero with 116. The Peruvian goalkeeper with the most appearances is Pedro Gallese with 103. The goalkeeper with the second-most caps is Óscar Ibáñez with 50; Miguel Miranda is third with 47.

Top goalscorers

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Paolo Guerrero is Peru's top scorer with 39 goals.
Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Paolo Guerrero (list) 39 117 0.33 2004–present
2 Teófilo Cubillas 28 81 0.32 1968–1982
3 Jefferson Farfán 27 102 0.26 2003–2021
4 Teodoro Fernández 24 32 0.75 1935–1947
5 Claudio Pizarro 20 85 0.24 1999–2016
Nolberto Solano 20 95 0.21 1994–2008
7 Roberto Palacios 19 128 0.15 1992–2012
8 Hugo Sotil 18 62 0.29 1970–1978
9 Oswaldo Ramírez 17 57 0.3 1969–1982
10 Franco Navarro 16 56 0.29 1980–1989
Christian Cueva 16 98 0.16 2011–present

The team's all-time top goalscorer is Paolo Guerrero, with 39 goals in 117 appearances. He is followed by Jefferson Farfán, with 27 goals in 102 appearances, and Teófilo Cubillas, who scored 28 goals in 81 appearances. Of the top ten scorers for Peru, Teodoro Fernández, with 24 goals in 32 games, holds the best goal-per-appearance ratio (0.75 goals/match). Claudio Pizarro scored Peru's fastest ever goal, coming less than a minute into a match against Mexico on 20 August 2003.

Peru's current captain is forward Paolo Guerrero. Midfielder Leopoldo Basurto was the team's first captain. Defender Héctor Chumpitaz held the Peruvian team's leadership position for the longest time, between 1965 and 1981. Forward Claudio Pizarro had the second-longest tenure as captain, from 2003 to 2016. In 2022, streaming service Netflix launched "Contigo capitán", a series about Paolo Guerrero's doping ban that almost impeded his participation in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Other notable captains include Rubén Díaz (1981–1985), Julio César Uribe (1987–1989), Juan Reynoso (1993–1999), and Nolberto Solano (2000–2003).

Competitive records

FIFA World Cup

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Peru's match against Romania at the 1930 World Cup.

Peru has taken part in the World Cup finals five times. The Peruvian team competed at the first World Cup in 1930 by invitation, and has entered each tournament at the qualifying stage since 1958, qualifying for the finals four times: in 1970, 1978, 1982 and 2018. Its all-time record in World Cup qualifying matches, as of 2017, stands at 43 wins, 37 draws and 69 losses. In the finals, the team has won five matches, drawn three and lost ten, with 21 goals in favour and 33 against. Peru won the inaugural FIFA Fair Play Trophy, awarded at the 1970 World Cup, having been the only team not to receive any yellow or red cards during the competition. Peru has the peculiar distinction of always facing the tournament's eventual winners during the finals phase.

Luis de Souza Ferreira scored Peru's first World Cup goal on 14 July 1930, in a match against Romania. José Velásquez scored Peru's fastest World Cup finals goal—that is, that scored soonest after kick-off—two minutes into the match against Iran on 11 June 1978. Jefferson Farfán is Peru's top scorer and fifth-overall top scorer in CONMEBOL World Cup qualification, with 16 goals. Teófilo Cubillas is the team's top scorer in the World Cup finals, with 10 goals in 13 games. During the 1930 competition, a Peruvian became the first player sent off in a World Cup—his identity is disputed between sources as either defender Plácido Galindo or midfielder Mario de las Casas. Peru's Ramón Quiroga holds the unusual record of being the only goalkeeper to commit a foul in the opponent's side of the pitch in a match at the World Cup finals.

Peru's FIFA World Cup record
FIFA World Cup FIFA World Cup qualification Top scorer(s) (goals) Manager(s)
Year Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Round 1 10th 2 0 0 2 1 4 Qualified as invitees Souza (1) Spain Bru
Italy 1934 Withdrew Withdrew N/A
France 1938 Did not enter Did not enter
Brazil 1950 Withdrew Withdrew
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 1 2 Terry (1) Hungary Orth
Chile 1962 2 0 1 1 1 2 Delgado (1) Peru Calderón
England 1966 4 2 0 2 8 6 León (3) Peru Calderón
Mexico 1970 Quarter-finals 7th 4 2 0 2 9 9 4 2 1 1 7 4 Cubillas (5) Brazil Didi
West Germany 1974 Did not qualify 3 1 0 2 3 4 Sotil (2) Uruguay Scarone
Argentina 1978 Quarter-finals 8th 6 2 1 3 7 12 6 3 2 1 13 3 Cubillas (5) Peru Calderón
Spain 1982 Round 1 20th 3 0 2 1 2 6 4 2 2 0 5 2 La Rosa (3) Brazil Tim
Mexico 1986 Did not qualify 8 3 2 3 10 9 Navarro (3) Peru Challe
Italy 1990 4 0 0 4 2 8 Del Solar, González (1) Brazil Pepe
United States 1994 6 0 1 5 4 12 Soto, Muchotrigo,
Palacios, Del Solar (1)
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Popović
France 1998 16 7 4 5 19 20 Palacios (6) Peru Oblitas
South Korea Japan 2002 18 4 4 10 14 25 Pajuelo, Palacios,
Pizarro, Solano (2)
Colombia Maturana,
Peru Uribe
Germany 2006 18 4 6 8 20 28 Farfán (7) Brazil Autuori,
Peru Ternero
South Africa 2010 18 3 4 11 11 34 Fano (3) Peru Del Solar
Brazil 2014 16 4 3 9 17 26 Farfán (5) Uruguay Markarián
Russia 2018 Group stage 20th 3 1 0 2 2 2 20 8 6 6 29 26 Guerrero (6) Argentina Gareca
Qatar 2022 Did not qualify 19 7 4 8 19 22 Cueva (5) Argentina Gareca
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined To be determined To be determined
Total Quarter-finals 5/22 18 5 3 10 21 33 168 50 41 77 183 233 N/A N/A

Copa América

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Peru's match against Chile at the 1975 Copa América.

Peru's national team has taken part in 33 editions of the Copa América since 1927, and has won the competition twice (in 1939 and 1975), showing great results, almost always getting past the group stage. The country has hosted the tournament six times (in 1927, 1935, 1939, 1953, 1957 and 2004). Peru's overall record in the competition is 52 victories, 33 draws, and 57 losses. Peru won the Fair Play award in the 2015 edition.

Demetrio Neyra scored Peru's first goal in the competition on 13 November 1927, in a match against Bolivia. Christian Cueva scored Peru's fastest Copa América goal, two minutes into the match against Brazil on 14 June 2015. Four tournaments have featured a Peruvian top scorer—Teodoro Fernández in 1939 and Paolo Guerrero in 2011, 2015, and 2019. Fernández, the Copa América's third-overall scorer, was named best player of the 1939 tournament; Teófilo Cubillas, voted the best player in the 1975 competition, is the only other Peruvian to win this award.

Peru earned its first continental title in 1939, when it won the South American Championship with successive victories over Ecuador, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. This marked the first time that the competition had been won by a team other than Uruguay, Brazil, or Argentina. Peru became South American champions for the second time in 1975, when it won that year's Copa América, the first to feature all ten CONMEBOL members. Peru came top of their group in the first round, eliminating Chile and Bolivia, and in the semi-finals drew with Brazil over two legs, winning 3–1 in Brazil but losing 2–0 at home. Peru was declared the winner by drawing of lots. In the two-legged final between Colombia and Peru, both teams won their respective home games (1–0 in Bogota and 2–0 in Lima), forcing a play-off in Caracas that Peru won 1–0.

South American Championship (1916–1967)
Year Host Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
1916 to 1926 Did not enter
1927  Peru Third place 3 1 0 2 4 11 Squad
1929  Argentina Fourth place 3 0 0 3 1 12 Squad
1935  Peru Third place 3 1 0 2 2 5 Squad
1937  Argentina Sixth place 5 1 1 3 7 10 Squad
1939  Peru Champions 4 4 0 0 13 4 Squad
1941  Chile Fourth place 4 1 0 3 5 5 Squad
1942  Uruguay Fifth place 6 1 2 3 5 10 Squad
1945 to 1946 Withdrew
1947  Ecuador Fifth place 7 2 2 3 12 9 Squad
1949  Brazil Third place 7 5 0 2 20 13 Squad
1953  Peru Fifth place 6 3 1 2 4 6 Squad
1955  Chile Third place 5 2 2 1 13 11 Squad
1956  Uruguay Sixth place 5 0 1 4 6 11 Squad
1959 (first)  Argentina Fourth place 6 1 3 2 10 11 Squad
1959 (second)  Ecuador Did not enter
1963  Bolivia Fifth place 6 2 1 3 8 11 Squad
1967  Uruguay Withdrew
Copa América (1975–present)
Year Host Round Pld W D L GF GA Squad
1975 No fixed host Champions 9 6 1 2 14 7 Squad
1979 No fixed host Third place 2 0 1 1 1 2 Squad
1983 No fixed host Third place 6 2 3 1 1 7 Squad
1987  Argentina Group stage 2 0 2 0 2 2 Squad
1989  Brazil Group stage 4 0 3 1 4 7 Squad
1991  Chile Group stage 4 1 0 3 9 9 Squad
1993  Ecuador Quarter-finals 4 1 2 1 4 5 Squad
1995  Uruguay Group stage 3 0 1 2 2 2 Squad
1997  Bolivia Fourth place 6 3 0 2 2 2 Squad
1999  Paraguay Quarter-finals 4 2 1 1 7 6 Squad
2001  Colombia Quarter-finals 4 2 2 3 4 8 Squad
2004  Peru Quarter-finals 4 1 2 1 7 6 Squad
2007  Venezuela Quarter-finals 4 1 1 2 5 8 Squad
2011  Argentina Third place 6 3 1 2 8 5 Squad
2015  Chile Third place 6 3 1 2 8 5 Squad
2016  USA Quarter-finals 4 2 2 0 4 2 Squad
2019  Brazil Runners-up 6 2 2 2 10 11 Squad
2021  Brazil Fourth place 7 2 2 3 10 14 Squad
2024  USA Qualified
Total 2 titles 33/47 137 56 37 59 203 224

CONCACAF Gold Cup

Peru competed in the CONCACAF Gold Cup's fifth edition in 2000. Peru participated, along with Colombia and South Korea, as that year's invitees. The Peruvian team's overall record in the tournament is 1 victory, 1 draw, and 2 losses.

Ysrael Zúñiga scored Peru's first goal in the competition on 14 February 2000, in a match against Haiti. Roberto Palacios, the team's top scorer with two goals in four matches, received a spot in that year's "team of the tournament", comprising the competition's eleven best players.

Peru progressed past the North American tournament's first stage, despite not winning any of its matches, as the second-best ranked team in Group B behind the United States. Peru next defeated Honduras 5–3 in a heated quarter-finals match that ended a minute early due to a pitch invasion by irate Honduran fans. Colombia defeated Peru 2–1 in the semi-finals, in a match that included an own goal from Peru's Marcial Salazar.

Olympic Games

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Peru playing against Austria in the 1936 Olympic football tournament.

Peru's senior side has competed in the Olympic football tournament once, at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. The multiracial 1936 team has been latterly described by historian David Goldblatt as "the jewel of the country's first Olympic delegation". It had a record of two victories, scoring 11 goals and conceding 5.

Teodoro Fernández scored Peru's first goal in the tournament in the match against Finland on 6 August, and finished as the team's top scorer with six goals in two games, including Peru's only hat-trick at the Olympics.

The 1935 South American Championship in Lima acted as the qualifying stage for the 1936 Olympic tournament. Uruguay won undefeated and Argentina came second, but neither took up their Olympic spot because of economic issues. Peru, who had come third, duly represented South America. The Peruvian team began the competition with a 7–3 win over Finland, after which it faced Austria, managed by Jimmy Hogan and popularly known as the Wunderteam, in the quarter-finals. After the game ended 2–2, Peru scored twice in extra time to win 4–2. Peru expected to then face Poland in the semi-finals, but events off the pitch led to the withdrawal of Peru's Olympic delegation before the match.

Honours

Titles

Awards

  • FIFA Fair Play Trophy

South American tournaments

  • Copa del Pacífico (vs Chile Chile):
    • Winners (4): 1953, 1954, 1971 (shared), 1982
  • Copa Mariscal Sucre (vs Bolivia Bolivia)
    • Winners: 1973

Friendlies

  • Copa Centenario de Armenia
    • Winners: 1989
  • Kirin Cup
    • Winners: 1999, 2005, 2011
  • Copa 75 Aniversario de la FPF
    • Winners: 1997

Olympic and Pan American Team

  • South American Games:
    • 1 Gold Medalists (1): 1990
    • 3 Bronze Medalists (2): 1986, 1994
  • Bolivarian Games
    • 1 Gold Medalists (6): 1938, 1947–48, 1961, 1973, 1981, 2001
    • 2 Silver Medalists (1): 1997
    • 3 Bronze Medalists (5): 1951, 1977, 1985, 2013, 2017
Competition 1 2 3 Total
World Cup 0 0 0 0
Copa América 2 1 8 11
Gold Cup 0 0 1 1
Olympic Games 0 0 0 0
Total 2 1 9 12

See also

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  • Peru national football team indiscipline scandals
  • Peru women's national football team
  • Peru Olympic football team
  • Peru national under-20 football team
  • Peru national under-17 football team
  • Peru national beach soccer team
  • Peru national futsal team
  • Peruvian Primera División
  • Sport in Peru
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