Guatemala national football team

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Guatemala
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Nickname(s) Los Chapines (The Chapines)
La Bicolor (The Bicolor)
La Furia Azul (The Blue Fury)
Association Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederation UNCAF (Central America)
Head coach Luis Fernando Tena [1]
Captain José Carlos Pinto
Most caps Carlos Ruiz (133) [2]
Top scorer Carlos Ruiz (68)
Home stadium Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores
FIFA code GUA
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current 118 Increase2.svg 5 (31 March 2022) [3]
Highest50 (August 2006)
Lowest163 (November 1995)
First international
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 9–0 Honduras  Flag of Honduras (1898-1949).svg
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 14 September 1921)
Biggest win
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 10–0 Anguilla  Flag of Anguilla.svg
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 5 September 2019)
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 10–0 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 4 June 2021)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 9–1 Guatemala  Flag of Guatemala.svg
(San José, Costa Rica; 24 July 1955)
Gold Cup
Appearances19 (first in 1963 )
Best resultChampions (1967)

The Guatemala national football team (Spanish : Selección de fútbol de Guatemala) represents Guatemala in men's international football and is controlled by the Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala . Founded in 1919, it has been affiliated to FIFA since 1946, and it is a member of CONCACAF.

The team has made three Olympic tournament appearances, competing at the 1968, 1976, and 1988 Olympic Games. Guatemala have never qualified for the finals tournament of the World Cup, although they have reached the final round of qualification on four occasions.

Guatemala won the 1967 CONCACAF Championship and the 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup. The team's best performance in a CONCACAF Gold Cup was in 1996, when they finished fourth. Guatemala has also earned a bronze medal at the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela. The national team kits are supplied by Umbro. Past kit suppliers include Atletica, Adidas and Puma.

History

Beginnings

Guatemala created its first soccer team, made up of 22 players, on 23 August 1902. The team was split into two sides, blue and white. With time, clubs were made and eventually the Guatemalan national team, nicknamed "la Azul y Blanco" (the blue and white), was created in 1921. Guatemala had its first game on 16 September 1921, in the Independence Centenary Games held in Guatemala City, against Honduras. The game was played in Guatemala City and Guatemala beat Honduras 9–0. [4] In the final, Guatemala were defeated 6–0 by Costa Rica. [5]

Guatemala had success in several editions of the CCCF Championship, the precursor of the Gold Cup, by being the runners-up in 1943, 1946, and 1948. In 1958, Guatemala began participating in the qualifying rounds of the World Cup. They finished last, without a point, in a group with Costa Rica and the Netherlands Antilles. [6]

Success in the 1960s

Guatemala's performance in the World Cup qualifying rounds began to improve in the 1960s. In 1962 they drew against both Costa Rica (4–4) and Honduras (1–1). However they again finished last in their qualifying group. [7]

Guatemala did not participate in the qualifying round in 1966, as FIFA refused their participation for administrative reasons.

Guatemala joined CONCACAF in 1961. In 1967, they again showed the progress they had made when by participating by winning the Gold Cup for the only time in their history. [8] In that tournament, hosted by Honduras, Guatemala began with a 2–1 win against Haiti, followed by a 1–0 win over the defending champions, Mexico, a 0–0 draw against Honduras, a 2–0 win over Trinidad and Tobago, and a 2–0 win over Nicaragua. The forward Manuel "Escopeta" Recinos was Guatemala's top scorer with four goals, including the goal against Mexico.

Guatemala were also the runners-up in the CONCACAF Championship in 1965 and 1969.

Results

RankTeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
1Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 95410716
2Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 854011019
3Flag of Honduras (1949-2022).svg  Honduras 65221422
4Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 45203610−4
5Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti 2510459−4
6Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua 15014312−9

In 1967, Guatemala showed further progress by qualifying for the 1968 Olympic football tournament in Mexico City. In the first round, they won 1–0 against Czechoslovakia, and 4–1 against Thailand, and lost to Bulgaria 2–1. They went on the next round, where they lost 1–0 to the eventual champions, Hungary.

2006 World Cup

Before the 2006 World Cup qualifiers, many fans[ who? ] saw Carlos Ruiz as the main focus in providing goals for the national team along with Juan Carlos Plata. Many other stars such as Fredy Garcia, Gonzalo Romero, Guillermo Ramirez, and Martin Machón were expected to play huge roles as well. In the 2006 World Cup qualifying, Guatemala advanced to the third round by beating Suriname 4–2. There they finished second in Group B, behind Costa Rica, with 10 points each. In the fourth round they started with a 0–0 draw against Panama and a 5–1 win against Trinidad and Tobago. Then followed a 2–0 loss against the United States and Mexico and a 3–2 loss against Costa Rica, and a 2–1 win against Panama. They lost against Trinidad and Tobago 3–2, drew against the United States 0–0 and then lost to Mexico 5–2. Guatemala had 8 points with one game left, and a win alongside a Trinidad and Tobago defeat against Mexico would send them into the play-offs. They won 3–1 against Costa Rica but Trinidad and Tobago beat Mexico 2–1. They finished in fifth place, two points away from the play-off spot. Juan Carlos Plata and Martin Machón announced their retirement from International Football in 2006.

2010 World Cup

After a third-place finish at the 2007 UNCAF Nations Cup, and reaching the knockout stage in the Gold Cup of the same year, along with a couple of satisfying friendly matches, including a 3–2 win against Mexico, many[ who? ] saw Hernán Darío Gómez as the next coach to lead Guatemala into the Hexagonal in the World Cup qualifying stage. However, after losing 5–0 in early 2008 against the under-23 Argentine team, the Colombian soon departed. During 2010 World Cup qualifying, expectations of qualifying for the finals were set among the national team as Ramon Maradiaga returned as coach. They began well by advancing to the third round by defeating Saint Lucia 9–1 on aggregate.

In the third round, Guatemala began with a 1–0 home loss to the United States, with controversies surrounding the Panamanian referee Roberto Moreno, including not awarding a penalty to Guatemala in the first half after a handball from Steve Cherundolo, as well as Gustavo Cabrera being sent off after colliding with Eddie Lewis in the second half. In their second match, Los Chapines salvaged a draw in the closing minutes of the game against Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain after Carlos Gallardo deflected a free kick by Marco Pappa. On 10 September, Cuba shocked the Guatemalan supporters by taking the lead after Roberto Linares scored in the 25th minute, but by half-time, Carlos Ruiz had equalised, and in the second half, Ruiz scored again. Mario Rodríguez and José Manuel Contreras also scored and Guatemala won 4–1.

On 11 October, many fans gathered around the Estadio Mateo Flores for the game against Trinidad and Tobago. Despite being reduced to 10 men, the Soca Warriors were able to hold Guatemala to a 0–0 stalemate. Guatemala then lost in Cuba, falling behind 1–0 after Jaime Colome scored a penalty. Marco Pappa volleyed in an equalizer in the 80th minute, but Urgelles won the match for Cuba in the 90th minute. Meanwhile, the Trinidadians defeated the United States 2–1 at home, putting them in second place. Maradiaga was fired and Benjamin Monterroso was appointed, focusing on the Copa UNCAF the following January. A 2–0 away loss against the United States confirmed the elimination of the national team from the World Cup.

At the UNCAF nations cup, Monterroso wanted to introduce more youthful players into the starting line up such as Minor Lopez, Ricardo Jerez and Wilson Lalin, but Guatemala lost both group stage matches against Costa Rica and also lost 2–0 to Nicaragua in the play-off match for the final berth to attend the next Gold Cup; Minor Lopez was the lone goal scorer for Los Bicolores. As a result, the national team were inactive for the next two years and Monterroso stepped down after two months in charge.

2014 World Cup

In May 2010, the Uruguayan-born Paraguayan Ever Hugo Almeida was appointed as the Guatemala's next coach. At the 2011 Copa Centroamericana, formerly known as the "UNCAF Nations Cup", Guatemala finished in fifth place, losing 2–0 to Costa Rica and 3–1 Honduras before defeating Nicaragua 2–1 to qualify for the 2011 Gold Cup.

At the Gold Cup, Guatemala drew 0–0 against Honduras despite being reduced to nine men. They lost against a physically superior Jamaica 2–0, but managed to redeem themselves by beating Grenada 4–0, with goals from José Javier del Águila, Marco Pappa, Carlos Ruiz, and Carlos Gallardo. In the quarter-finals, they lost to 2–1 the reigning champions Mexico, after Ruiz had given them the lead in the first half.

For the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, Guatemala began in the second round with six wins in six games, advancing to a third round group alongside the United States, Jamaica and Antigua and Barbuda. Before the third round, three key players – Guillermo Ramirez, Gustavo Cabrera and Yony Flores – were sent home during a practice session after their team-mates Ruiz and Luis Rodriguez heard of their involvement in money laundering and bribery in fixing multiple fixtures; they were subsequently banned for life.[ citation needed ]

The team began with an away loss to Jamaica, with Dwight Pezzarossi only managing to pull back one goal in stoppage time. In the next match, Guatemala drew at home against the United States, with Marco Pappa's free kick salvaging a draw for the Guatemalans. At home against Antigua and Barbuda, Guatemala again fell behind, but after the Antiguan goalkeeper Molvin James was sent off for wasting time, Ruiz scored a brace and a goal from Pezzarossi sealed a 3–1 victory. Four days later, a goal from Ruiz sufficed for an away win against the same opponents in North Sound.

Guatemala beat Jamaica at home 2–1, leaving them needing a draw against the United States to progress to the final stage of the qualifiers. After they took the lead in the first five minutes thanks to Ruiz, the United States scored three unanswered goals, and Guatemala finished behind Jamaica on goal difference.

In January 2013, still led by Almeida, Guatemala participated in the 2013 Copa Centroamericana. With a team of mainly younger players, they could only manage three draws in their group play (1–1 against Nicaragua, 0–0 against Belize and 1–1 against Costa Rica), losing out to Belize for direct qualification for the 2013 Gold Cup. They faced Panama in the fifth place match, but lost 3–1, and Almeida stepped down in favour of the technical director, Victor Hugo Monzón.

2016 suspension

On October 28, 2016, the Guatemalan football federation was suspended indefinitely by FIFA, after the international football governing body had appointed an oversight committee to look into allegations of corruption. [9] FIFA stated that the Guatemalan federation (FEDEFUT) had rejected the committee's mandate to run FEDEFUT's business, organize elections, and modernize its statutes, and would remain barred from international competition until FEDEFUT ratified an extension of the mandate. [10] The football team missed their chance on qualifying on the 2017 and 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments (2017 Copa Centroamericana and 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying) as they missed deadlines to have their suspension lifted.

The suspension was lifted on 31 May 2018 after FEDEFUT's normalization committee became fully operational. [11]

Home stadium

The Estadio Nacional Mateo Flores, also known as Coloso de la Zona 5, is a multi-use national stadium in Guatemala City, the largest in Guatemala. It was built in 1948, to host the Central American and Caribbean Games in 1950, and was renamed after long-distance runner Mateo Flores, winner of the 1952 Boston Marathon. It has a capacity of 26,000 seats.

Used mostly for football matches, the stadium has hosted the majority of the home matches of the Guatemala national football team throughout its history.

Schedule and results

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

  Win  Draw  Loss

2021

26 June Friendly El Salvador  Flag of El Salvador.svg0–0Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Los Angeles, United States
22:00 UTC−6 Report Stadium: Banc of California Stadium
Referee: Oscar Moncada (Honduras)
3 July Gold Cup Qualifiers Guatemala  Flag of Guatemala.svg4–0Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana Fort Lauderdale, United States
21:30
Report Stadium: DRV PNK Stadium
Referee: Juan Gabriel Calderón (Costa Rica)
11 July 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup El Salvador  Flag of El Salvador.svg2–0Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Frisco, United States
22:00 UTC−5
Report Stadium: Toyota Stadium
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)
14 July 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup Guatemala  Flag of Guatemala.svg0–3Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Dallas, United States
21:30  UTC−5 Report
Stadium: Cotton Bowl
Referee: Daneon Parchment (Jamaica)
8 September Friendly Guatemala  Flag of Guatemala.svg2–2Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua Antigua, Guatemala
15:00 UTC−6
Report
Stadium: Estadio Pensativo
Referee: Armando Reyna (Guatemala)
24 September Friendly El Salvador  Flag of El Salvador.svg0–2Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Washington D.C., United States
20:00 UTC−4 Report
Stadium: Audi Field
Referee: Sergio Armando Reyna Moller (Guatemala)

2022

24 March Friendly Guatemala  Flag of Guatemala.svg1–0Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Antigua, Guatemala
18:00  UTC−6
Report Stadium: Estadio Pensativo
Referee: Julio Cesar Luna (Guatemala)
27 March Friendly Guatemala  Flag of Guatemala.svg2–1Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti Fort Lauderdale, United States
16:30  UTC−4
Report
Stadium: DRV PNK Stadium
Referee: Rubiel Vázquez (United States)
24 April Friendly El Salvador  Flag of El Salvador.svg0–4Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala San Jose, United States
16:30  UTC−7 Report
Stadium: PayPal Park
Referee: Keylor Herrera (Costa Rica)
27 April Friendly Mexico  Flag of Mexico.svg0–0Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Orlando, United States
20:00  UTC−4 Report Stadium: Camping World Stadium
Referee: Reon Radix (Grenada)
2 June 2022–23 Nations League French Guiana  Flag of French Guiana.svg2–0Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Cayenne, French Guiana
19:00  UTC−3 Report Stadium: Stade Municipal Dr. Edmard Lama
Referee: Damien Rosa (Martinique)
13 June 2022–23 Nations League Guatemala  Flag of Guatemala.svg2–0Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic Guatemala City, Guatemala
18:00  UTC−6
Report Stadium: Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores
Referee: Adonai Escobedo (Mexico)

2023

Coaching history

As of 8 July 2021 [12]

Players

Current squad

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Ricardo Jérez (1986-02-04) 4 February 1986 (age 36)600 Flag of Guatemala.svg Municipal
1 GK Kenderson Navarro (2002-02-25) 25 February 2002 (age 20)20 Flag of Guatemala.svg Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa
1 GK Fredy Pérez (1994-12-09) 9 December 1994 (age 27)00 Flag of Guatemala.svg Comunicaciones

2 DF José Ardón (2000-01-20) 20 January 2000 (age 22)10 Flag of Guatemala.svg Antigua
2 DF Óscar Castellanos (2000-01-18) 18 January 2000 (age 22)130 Flag of Guatemala.svg Antigua
2 DF Gerardo Gordillo (1994-08-17) 17 August 1994 (age 27)193 Flag of Ecuador.svg Gualaceo
2 DF Moisés Hernández (1992-03-05) 5 March 1992 (age 30)362 Flag of Guatemala.svg Municipal
2 DF Cristian Jiménez (1995-04-26) 26 April 1995 (age 27)140 Flag of Guatemala.svg Antigua
2 DF Carlos Mejía (1991-11-13) 13 November 1991 (age 30)305 Flag of Guatemala.svg Antigua
2 DF José Morales (1996-12-03) 3 December 1996 (age 25)122 Flag of Guatemala.svg Municipal
2 DF José Carlos Pinto (1993-06-16) 16 June 1993 (age 29)320 Flag of Paraguay.svg Tacuary

3 MF Rudy Barrientos (1999-03-01) 1 March 1999 (age 23)182 Flag of Guatemala.svg Municipal
3 MF Alejandro Galindo (1992-03-05) 5 March 1992 (age 30)286 Flag of Guatemala.svg Cobán Imperial
3 MF Lynner García (2000-05-07) 7 May 2000 (age 22)20 Flag of Guatemala.svg Comunicaciones
3 MF Antonio López (1997-04-10) 10 April 1997 (age 25)120 Flag of Mexico.svg Club Necaxa
3 MF Stheven Robles (1995-11-12) 12 November 1995 (age 26)252 Flag of Guatemala.svg Comunicaciones
3 MF José Mario Rosales (1993-06-24) 24 June 1993 (age 28)71 Flag of Guatemala.svg Municipal
3 MF Oscar Santis (1999-03-25) 25 March 1999 (age 23)164 Flag of Guatemala.svg Comunicaciones
3 MF Rodrigo Saravia (1993-02-22) 22 February 1993 (age 29)340 Flag of Guatemala.svg Comunicaciones

4 FW Robin Betancourth (1991-11-25) 25 November 1991 (age 30)222 Flag of Guatemala.svg Cobán Imperial
4 FW Andrés Lezcano (1990-05-05) 5 May 1990 (age 32)70 Flag of Guatemala.svg Comunicaciones
4 FW Luis Martínez (1991-12-14) 14 December 1991 (age 30)287 Flag of Guatemala.svg Guastatoya
4 FW Rubio Mendez (1996-03-01) 1 March 1996 (age 26)42 Flag of the United States.svg Real Salt Lake

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team in the last twelve months.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Nicholas Hagen (1996-08-02) 2 August 1996 (age 25)210 Flag of Norway.svg HamKam v. Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico , 27 April 2022
GK Kevin Moscoso (1993-06-13) 13 June 1993 (age 29)10 Flag of Guatemala.svg Comunicaciones Training camp, 23–26 February 2022
GK Braulio Linares (1996-01-29) 29 January 1996 (age 26)00 Flag of Guatemala.svg Antigua v. Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador , 24 September 2021

DF Raúl Calderón (1993-03-10) 10 March 1993 (age 29)00 Flag of Guatemala.svg Malacateco Training camp, 13–16 March 2022
DF Kevin Ruiz (1995-05-18) 18 May 1995 (age 27)00 Flag of Guatemala.svg Malacateco Training camp, 13–16 March 2022
DF Nicolás Samayoa (1995-08-02) 2 August 1995 (age 26)10 Flag of Guatemala.svg Comunicaciones Training camp, 23–26 February 2022
DF Edwin Fuentes (1991-02-22) 22 February 1991 (age 31)00 Flag of Guatemala.svg Malacateco Training camp, 9–12 January 2022
DF Javier González (1998-04-27) 27 April 1998 (age 24)00 Flag of Guatemala.svg Xelajú Training camp, 9–12 January 2022
DF Kervin García (1990-12-07) 7 December 1990 (age 31)50 Flag of Guatemala.svg Iztapa 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Manuel López (1990-04-26) 26 April 1990 (age 32)00 Flag of Guatemala.svg Cobán Imperial 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup

MF Jorge Aparicio (1992-11-21) 21 November 1992 (age 29)310 Flag of Guatemala.svg Comunicaciones v. Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico , 27 April 2022
MF Pedro Altán (1997-06-04) 4 June 1997 (age 25)41 Flag of Guatemala.svg Municipal v. Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico , 27 April 2022
MF Marco Domínguez (1996-02-25) 25 February 1996 (age 26)110 Flag of Kuwait.svg Al-Yarmouk v. Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti , 27 March 2022
MF José Ochoa (2001-02-03) 3 February 2001 (age 21)10 Flag of Guatemala.svg Malacateco v. Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba , 24 March 2022
MF Aslinn Rodas (1992-10-07) 7 October 1992 (age 29)50 Flag of Guatemala.svg Xelajú Training camp, 13–16 March 2022
MF Andy Ruiz (1996-05-30) 30 May 1996 (age 26)30 Flag of Guatemala.svg Municipal Training camp, 13–16 March 2022
MF César Archila (1993-07-30) 30 July 1993 (age 28)00 Flag of Guatemala.svg Antigua Training camp, 13–16 March 2022
MF Uzias Hernández (1997-07-20) 20 July 1997 (age 24)00 Flag of Guatemala.svg Guastatoya Training camp, 13–16 March 2022
MF Yonathan Morán (1997-10-17) 17 October 1997 (age 24)00 Flag of Guatemala.svg Malacateco Training camp, 13–16 March 2022
MF Anderson Ortiz (2001-11-07) 7 November 2001 (age 20)00 Flag of Guatemala.svg Guastatoya Training camp, 23–26 February 2022
MF Christopher Ramírez (1994-01-08) 8 January 1994 (age 28)30 Flag of Guatemala.svg Xelajú Training camp, 9–12 January 2022
MF Óscar Mejía (1999-01-16) 16 January 1999 (age 23)00 Flag of Guatemala.svg Antigua Training camp, 9–12 January 2022
MF John Méndez (1999-06-24) 24 June 1999 (age 22)41 Flag of Guatemala.svg Municipal v. Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador , 24 September 2021
MF Yeltsin Álvarez (1994-11-02) 2 November 1994 (age 27)52 Flag of Guatemala.svg Cobán Imperial v. Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador , 11 July 2021

FW José Carlos Martínez (1997-10-10) 10 October 1997 (age 24)172 Flag of Guatemala.svg Municipal v. Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico , 27 April 2022
FW Marvin Ceballos (1992-04-22) 22 April 1992 (age 30)286 Unattached v. Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti , 27 March 2022
FW William Cardoza (2002-07-29) 29 July 2002 (age 19)00 Flag of Guatemala.svg Xelajú Training camp, 13–16 March 2022
FW Darwin Lom (1997-07-14) 14 July 1997 (age 24)156 Flag of Guatemala.svg Xelajú Training camp, 9–12 January 2022
FW Jairo Arreola (1985-09-20) 20 September 1985 (age 36)291 Flag of Guatemala.svg Guastatoya 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET Player retired from the national team.
SUS Player is serving suspension.
WD Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue.

Records

As of 14 June 2022 [19]

Players in bold are still active with Guatemala.

Most appearances

Carlos Ruiz, Guatemala's most capped player, as well as all-time top scorer. Carlos Ruiz.JPG
Carlos Ruiz, Guatemala's most capped player, as well as all-time top scorer.
RankPlayerCapsGoalsCareer
1 Carlos Ruiz 133681998–2016
2 Guillermo Ramírez 106161997–2012
3 Gustavo Cabrera 10422000–2012
4 Fredy Thompson 9632001–2015
5 Juan Carlos Plata 87351996–2010
6 Gonzalo Romero 8392000–2012
7 Julio Girón 8201992–2006
8 Edgar Estrada 8001995–2003
9 Mario Rodríguez 79102003–2013
José Manuel Contreras 7952006–present

Most goals

RankPlayerGoalsCapsRatioCareer
1 Carlos Ruiz 681330.511998–2016
2 Juan Carlos Plata 35870.41996–2010
3 Carlos Toledo 251943–1953
4 Mario Camposeco 231943–1951
Freddy García 23730.321998–2012
6 Oscar Enrique Sánchez 191976–1990
7 Edwin Westphal 16470.341985–1998
Dwight Pezzarossi 16720.222000–2012
Guillermo Ramírez 161060.151997–2012
10 Juan Manuel Funes 15660.231985–2000

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGAPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Uruguay.svg 1930 Not a FIFA memberNot a FIFA member
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg 1934
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg 1938
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg 1950 Did not enterDeclined participation
Flag of Switzerland.svg 1954
Flag of Sweden.svg 1958 Did not qualify3003412
Flag of Chile.svg 1962 4022710
Flag of England.svg 1966 Entry not acceptedEntry not accepted
Flag of Mexico.svg 1970 Did not qualify412153
Flag of Germany.svg 1974 723266
Flag of Argentina.svg 1978 114342316
Flag of Spain.svg 1982 8332102
Flag of Mexico.svg 1986 421173
Flag of Italy.svg 1990 10325910
Flag of the United States.svg 1994 201102
Flag of France (lighter variant).svg 1998 842269
Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of Japan.svg 2002 136342315
Flag of Germany.svg 2006 187472729
Flag of South Africa.svg 2010 8323158
Flag of Brazil.svg 2014 129122811
Flag of Russia.svg 2018 105232112
Flag of Qatar.svg 2022 4310140
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2026 To be determinedTo be determined
Total0/22126523242205148

CONCACAF Gold Cup

CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGASquad
Flag of El Salvador.svg 1963 Fourth place4th412176Squad
Flag of Guatemala.svg 1965 Runners-up2nd5311115Squad
Flag of Honduras (1949-2022).svg 1967 Champions1st541071Squad
Flag of Costa Rica.svg 1969 Runners-up2nd5320102Squad
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg 1971 Did not qualify
Flag of Haiti (1964-1986).svg 1973 Fifth place5th503246Squad
Flag of Mexico.svg 1977 Fifth place5th5113810Squad
Flag of Honduras (1949-2022).svg 1981 Did not qualify
1985 Round 15th421173Squad
1989 Fourth place4th611447Squad
Flag of the United States.svg 1991 Group stage7th310215 Squad
Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 1993 Did not enter
Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Fourth place4th410335 Squad
Flag of the United States.svg 1998 Group stage7th302134 Squad
Flag of the United States.svg 2000 Group stage10th201135 Squad
Flag of the United States.svg 2002 Group stage12th200214 Squad
Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2003 Group stage11th201113 Squad
Flag of the United States.svg 2005 Group stage11th301249 Squad
Flag of the United States.svg 2007 Quarter-finals8th411225 Squad
Flag of the United States.svg 2009 Did not qualify
Flag of the United States.svg 2011 Quarter-finals8th411254 Squad
Flag of the United States.svg 2013 Did not qualify
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Flag of the United States.svg 2015 Group stage12th301214 Squad
Flag of the United States.svg 2017 Disqualified due to FIFA Suspension
Flag of Costa Rica.svg Flag of Jamaica.svg Flag of the United States.svg 2019
Flag of the United States.svg 2021 Group stage13th301216 Squad
Total1 Title19/26721921328394

CONCACAF Nations League

CONCACAF Nations League record
SeasonDivisionGroupPldWDLGFGAP/RRK
Flag of the United States.svg 2019−20 C C 4400250Green Arrow Up Darker.svg29th
Flag of None.svg 2022–23 B D To be determined
Total440025029th

Copa Centroamericana

Copa Centroamericana record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Costa Rica.svg 1991 Third place3rd302101
Flag of Honduras (1949-2022).svg 1993 Did not enter
Flag of El Salvador.svg 1995 Runners-up2nd420225
Flag of Guatemala.svg 1997 Runners-up2nd5320103
Flag of Costa Rica.svg 1999 Runners-up2nd531152
Flag of Honduras (1949-2022).svg 2001 Champions1st523095
Flag of Panama.svg 2003 Runners-up2nd5311104
Flag of Guatemala.svg 2005 Third place3rd5311105
Flag of El Salvador.svg 2007 Third place3rd531132
Flag of Honduras (1949-2022).svg 2009 Round 16th300316
Flag of Panama.svg 2011 Fifth place5th310236
Flag of Costa Rica.svg 2013 Sixth place6th403135
Flag of the United States.svg 2014 Runners-up2nd430174
Flag of Panama.svg 2017 Disqualified due to FIFA Suspension
Total1 Title12/14512314146348

CCCF Championship

CCCF Championship record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Costa Rica.svg 1941 Did not enter
Flag of El Salvador.svg 1943 Runners-up2nd64112111
Flag of Costa Rica.svg 1946 Runners-up2nd53112010
Flag of Guatemala.svg 1948 Runners-up2nd83412016
Flag of Panama.svg 1951 Did not enter
Flag of Costa Rica.svg 1953 Third place3rd632188
Flag of Honduras (1949-2022).svg 1955 Sixth place6th610569
Flag of the Netherlands Antilles.svg 1957 Did not enter
Flag of Cuba.svg 1960
Flag of Costa Rica.svg 1961 Round 15th420277
TotalRunners-up6/1035168118261

Olympic Games

Olympic Games record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGASquad
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg 1900 Did not participate
Flag of the United States (1896-1908).svg 1904
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 1908
Flag of Sweden.svg 1912
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 1920
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg 1924
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 1928
Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg 1936
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 1948
Flag of Finland.svg 1952
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1956
Flag of Italy.svg 1960
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg 1964
Flag of Mexico.svg 1968 Quarter-finals8th420264 Squad
Flag of Germany.svg 1972 Did not qualify
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1976 Group stage10th302125 Squad
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg 1980 Did not qualify
Flag of the United States.svg 1984
Flag of Korea (1899).svg 1988 Group stage16th3003212 Squad
Flag of Spain.svg 1992 Did not qualify
Flag of the United States.svg 1996
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2000
Flag of Greece.svg 2004
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012
Flag of Brazil.svg 2016
Flag of Japan.svg 2020
TotalQuarter-finals3/27301228

Note: Football at the Summer Olympics has been an under-23 tournament since 1992.

Pan American Games

Pan American Games record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Argentina.svg 1951 Did not qualify
Flag of Mexico.svg 1955
Flag of the United States.svg 1959
Flag of Brazil.svg 1963
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1967
Flag of Colombia.svg 1971
Flag of Mexico.svg 1975
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg 1979 Group stage7th201124
Flag of Venezuela.svg 1983 Bronze medal3rd412164
Flag of the United States.svg 1987 Group stage5th311132
Flag of Cuba.svg 1991 Did not qualify
Flag of Argentina.svg 1995
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1999 Group stage7th411245
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg 2003 Group stage7th301225
Flag of Brazil.svg 2007 Did not qualify
Flag of Mexico.svg 2011
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015
Flag of Peru.svg 2019
Total1 Bronze medal5/18163671720

Note: Football at the Pan American Games has been an under-23 tournament since 1999.

Central American and Caribbean Games

Central American and Caribbean Games record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Cuba.svg 1930 Round 16th2002316
Flag of El Salvador.svg 1935 Sixth place6th5014617
Flag of Panama.svg 1938 Did not qualify
Flag of Colombia.svg 1946 Sixth place6th61141220
Flag of Guatemala.svg 1950 Runners-up2nd521244
Flag of Mexico.svg 1954 Did not qualify
Flag of Venezuela.svg 1959
Flag of Jamaica.svg 1962
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg 1966 Fourth place4th512259
Flag of Panama.svg 1970 Did not qualify
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg 1974
Flag of Colombia.svg 1978
Flag of Cuba.svg 1982
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg 1986 Withdrew
Flag of Mexico.svg 1990 Did not qualify
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg 1993
Flag of Venezuela.svg 1998 Group stage10th310249
Flag of El Salvador.svg 2002 Quarter-finals10th311144
Flag of Colombia.svg 2006 Did not qualify
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg 2010 Seventh place7th201103
Flag of Mexico.svg 2014 Did not qualify
Flag of Colombia.svg 2018 Disqualified due to FIFA Suspension
TotalRunners-up8/223167183882

Central American Games

Central American Games record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Guatemala.svg 1973 Fourth place4th411243
Flag of El Salvador.svg 1977 Fourth place4th611427
Flag of Guatemala.svg 1986 Champions1st321041
Flag of Honduras (1949-2022).svg 1990 Did not participate
Flag of El Salvador.svg 1994 Fourth place4th3111115
Flag of Honduras (1949-2022).svg 1997 Group stage5th310245
Flag of Guatemala.svg 2001 Champions1st6510133
Flag of Honduras (1949-2022).svg 2006Not held
Flag of Panama.svg 2010
Flag of Costa Rica.svg 2013 Fourth place4th410335
Flag of Nicaragua.svg 2017 Disqualified due to FIFA Suspension
Total2 Titles7/1129125124129

Head-to-head record

As of 13 June 2022 after the match against Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic . [20]

  Positive Record  Neutral Record  Negative Record

  1. Includes matches against Flag of the Netherlands Antilles.svg  Netherlands Antilles .
  2. Includes matches against Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union .

Honours

Major competitions

Minor competitions

  • Runners-up (1): 1950
  • Bronze medal (1): 1983
  • Third place (1): 1999
  • Champions (1): 1988

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