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Uruguay
Nickname(s) La Celeste (The Sky Blues)
Association AUF
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Óscar Tabárez
Captain Diego Godín
Most caps Diego Godín (126)
Top scorer Luis Suárez (55)
FIFA code URU
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 7 Steady (7 February 2019)
Highest 2 (July 2011)
Lowest 55 (December 1998)
First international
 Uruguay 2–3 Argentina 
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 16 May 1901)
Biggest win
 Uruguay 9–0 Bolivia 
(Lima, Peru; 9 November 1927)
Biggest defeat
 Uruguay 0–6 Argentina 
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 20 July 1902)
World Cup
Appearances 13 (first in 1930)
Best result Champions (1930, 1950)
Copa América
Appearances 45 (first in 1916)
Best result Champions (1916, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1935, 1942, 1956, 1959, 1967, 1983, 1987, 1995, 2011)
Confederations Cup
Appearances 2 (first in 1997)
Best result Fourth place (1997, 2013)
Website auf.com.uy

Uruguay national football team is the national football team of Uruguay. They won the World Cup in 1930 and 1950. Also, they won the Olympics football championship in 1924 and 1928. Recently, Uruguay won the 2011 Copa América, playing against Paraguay in the final.

Most appearances

As of 20 November 2018
# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Diego Godín 2005– 125 8
Maxi Pereira 2005– 125 3
3 Diego Forlán 2002–2014 112 36
4 Cristian Rodríguez 2003– 109 11
Edinson Cavani 2008– 109 46
6 Luis Suárez 2007– 106 55
7 Fernando Muslera 2009– 105 0
8 Diego Lugano 2003–2014 95 9
9 Egidio Arévalo Ríos 2006–2017 90 0
10 Diego Pérez 2001–2014 89 2

Top scorers

As of 20 November 2018
# Player Career Goals Caps
1 Luis Suárez 2007– 55 106
2 Edinson Cavani 2008– 46 109
3 Diego Forlán 2002–2014 36 112
4 Héctor Scarone 1917–1930 31 52
5 Ángel Romano 1913–1927 28 69
6 Óscar Míguez 1950–1958 27 39
7 Sebastián Abreu 1996–2012 26 70
8 Pedro Petrone 1923–1930 24 29
9 Carlos Aguilera 1982–1997 22 64
Fernando Morena 1971–1983 22 53

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