Argentina national football team

The Argentina national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Argentina) represents Argentina in football. Argentina's home stadium is Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires.

La Selección (national team), also known as the Albicelestes, has appeared in five World Cup finals, including the first final in 1930, which they lost 4–2 to Uruguay. Argentina won in their next final appearance in 1978, beating the Netherlands at extra time, 3–1. Argentina won again in 1986, through a 3–2 victory over West Germany, and a tournament campaign led by Diego Maradona. They made the World Cup finals once more in 1990, and lost 1–0 to West Germany following a controversial penalty call in the 87th minute. Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, made their fifth appearance in a World Cup final in 2014, again losing to Germany, 1–0 during extra-time. Argentina's World Cup winning managers are César Luis Menotti in 1978, and Carlos Bilardo in 1986.

Argentina has been very successful in the Copa América, winning it 14 times, being second only to Uruguay in Copa América victories. Argentina have also won the 'extra' South American Championships in 1941, 1945 and 1946. The team also won the 1992 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 1993 Artemio Franchi Trophy. The Argentine olympic team won the Olympics football tournaments in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.[5]

Argentina, Brazil and France are the only national teams that have won the three most important men's titles recognized by FIFA: the World Cup, the Confederations Cup, and the Olympic tournament.[note 2] They have also won their respective continental championship (Copa América for Argentina and Brazil, and UEFA European Championship for France).[6][7]

Argentina is known for having rivalries with Brazil, Uruguay, England, and Germany due to particular occurrences with one another throughout football history.[8][9]

Argentina
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)La Albiceleste (The White and Sky-Blues)
AssociationArgentine Football Association (AFA)
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachLionel Scaloni
CaptainLionel Messi
Most capsJavier Mascherano (147)
Top scorerLionel Messi (65)
Home stadiumAntonio Vespucio Liberti
(El Monumental)
FIFA codeARG
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 11 Steady (4 April 2019)[1]
Highest1 (March 2007, October 2007 – June 2008, July – October 2015, April 2016 – April 2017)
Lowest24 (August 1996)
Elo ranking
Current 12 Decrease 8 (27 March 2019)[2]
Highest1 (29 times between 1902 and 2016)
Lowest26 (June 1990)
First international
 Uruguay 2–3 Argentina 
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 16 May 1901)[note 1][3]
Biggest win
 Argentina 12–0 Ecuador 
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 22 January 1942)
Biggest defeat
 Czechoslovakia 6–1 Argentina 
(Helsingborg, Sweden; 15 June 1958)
 Bolivia 6–1 Argentina 
(La Paz, Bolivia; 1 April 2009)
 Spain 6–1 Argentina 
(Madrid, Spain; 27 March 2018)
World Cup
Appearances17 (first in 1930)
Best resultChampions (1978, 1986)
Copa América
Appearances41 (first in 1916)
Best resultChampions (1921, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1991, 1993)

History

The first match ever recorded by Argentina was against Uruguay.[note 1] The game was held in Montevideo on 16 May 1901 and Argentina won 3–2. During the first years of its existence, the Argentina national team only played friendly matches against other South American teams. The reasons for this varied, including long travel times between countries and World War I.[12]

La Selección (national team), also known as the Albicelestes (sky blue and whites), has appeared in five World Cup finals, including the first final in 1930, which they lost, 4–2, to Uruguay. Argentina won in their next final in 1978, beating the Netherlands, 3–1. Argentina, led by Diego Maradona won again in 1986, a 3–2 victory over West Germany. Argentina last reached the World Cup final in 2014, where it lost 1–0 to Germany. Previous to this their last World Cup final was in 1990, which it also lost, 1–0, to West Germany by a much disputed penalty. Argentina's World Cup winning managers are César Luis Menotti in 1978, and Carlos Bilardo in 1986.

Argentina has been very successful in the Copa América, winning it 14 times and also winning the "extra" South American Championships in 1941, 1945 and 1946. The team also won the FIFA Confederations Cup and the Kirin Cup, both in 1992, and the 1993 Artemio Franchi Trophy. An Argentina team (with only three players of over 23 years of age included in the squad) won the Olympics football tournaments in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.[13]

Argentina also won six of the 14 football competitions at the Pan American Games, winning in 1951, 1955, 1959, 1971, 1995 and 2003.

In March 2007, Argentina reached the top of the FIFA World Rankings for the first time.[14]

Team image

Kits and crest

Argentina national team 1908
The classic light blue and white striped jersey was first worn in 1908 v. Uruguay
Argentina 1958 amarillo
Argentina wearing the yellow jersey (of IFK Malmö) v. West Germany at the 1958 World Cup

The first jersey worn by Argentina was a white shirt, when the national side officially debuted against Uruguay in 1902.[15] In August 1908, Argentina wore the white and light blue in vertical stripes jersey for the first time.[16] That kit would become the official kit since then. The away kits usually have been in dark blue tones, varying the colors of shorts and socks.

Nevertheless, Argentina wore other uniforms a few times. One of them was on 3 June 1919 in Rio de Janeiro playing the "Roberto Chery Cup" against Brazil. That time Argentina wore a light blue kit, similar to Uruguay.[17] The trophy was established by Brazilian Football Confederation for the benefit of Roberto Chery's relatives. Chery was Uruguay's substitute goalkeeper and died during the 1919 South American Championship after collapsing in a game against Chile.[18]

At the 1958 World Cup, Argentina wore Swedish club IFK Malmö's yellow jersey in the match against West Germany, as the team did not take away uniforms to Sweden.

At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Argentina wore a black away kit for the first time in their history.[19]

Kit suppliers

Kit supplier Period Notes
England Gath & Chaves 1930–1934 [20]
West Germany Adidas 1973–1979 [20][21]
France Le Coq Sportif 1980–1989 [20][22]
Germany Adidas 1990–1998 [21][23]
United Kingdom Reebok 1999–2001 [24]
Germany Adidas 2001–present [21]

Managers

The first Argentina national team manager was Ángel Vázquez, appointed in 1924. Guillermo Stábile is the manager with the most matches coaching the team (127).[25] Here is the complete list of managers:[26][27][28]

Period Name
1924–25 Argentina Ángel Vázquez
1927–28 Argentina José Lago Millán
1928–29 Argentina Francisco Olazar
1929–30 Argentina Francisco Olazar and
Argentina Juan J. Tramutola
1934 Italy Felipe Pascucci
1934–37 Argentina Manuel Seoane
1937–39 Argentina Ángel Fernández Roca
1939–58 Argentina Guillermo Stábile
Period Name
1959 Argentina Victorio Spinetto
1960–61 Argentina Guillermo Stábile
1962–63 Argentina Juan Carlos Lorenzo
1963 Argentina Alejandro Galán
1963–64 Argentina Horacio Torres
1964–68 Argentina José María Minella
1968 ItalyArgentina Renato Cesarini
1968–69 Argentina Humberto Maschio
1969 Argentina Adolfo Pedernera
Period Name
1969–72 Argentina Juan José Pizzuti
1972–74 Argentina Omar Sívori
1974 Argentina Vladislao Cap
1974–83 Argentina César Luis Menotti
1983–90 Argentina Carlos Bilardo
1990–94 Argentina Alfio Basile
1994–98 Argentina Daniel Passarella
1998–2004 Argentina Marcelo Bielsa
2004–06 Argentina José Pékerman
Period Name
2006–08 Argentina Alfio Basile
2008–10 Argentina Diego Maradona
2010–11 Argentina Sergio Batista
2011–14 Argentina Alejandro Sabella
2014–16 Argentina Gerardo Martino
2016–17 Argentina Edgardo Bauza
2017–18 Argentina Jorge Sampaoli
2018– Argentina Lionel Scaloni

Results and fixtures

  Win   Draw   Loss

2019

Coaching staff

Position Name
Head Coach Argentina Lionel Scaloni
Assistant Coach Argentina Pablo Aimar
Assistant Coach Argentina Roberto Ayala
Assistant Coach Argentina Walter Samuel
Goalkeeping Coach Argentina Martín Tocalli
Fitness Coach Vacant

Players

Current squad

The following 29 players were called up for two friendly matches against Venezuela and Morocco on 22 and 26 March 2019 respectively.[29]
Caps and goals correct as of: 26 March 2019, after the match against Morocco.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Franco Armani 16 October 1986 (age 32) 4 0 Argentina River Plate
12 GK Agustín Marchesín 16 March 1988 (age 31) 4 0 Mexico América
23 GK Esteban Andrada 26 January 1991 (age 28) 1 0 Argentina Boca Juniors
32 GK Juan Musso 6 May 1994 (age 24) 1 0 Italy Udinese

2 DF Gabriel Mercado 18 March 1987 (age 32) 25 4 Spain Sevilla
8 DF Marcos Acuña 28 October 1991 (age 27) 17 0 Portugal Sporting CP
3 DF Nicolás Tagliafico 31 August 1992 (age 26) 13 0 Netherlands Ajax
6 DF Germán Pezzella 27 June 1991 (age 27) 7 1 Italy Fiorentina
4 DF Walter Kannemann 14 March 1991 (age 28) 5 0 Brazil Grêmio
26 DF Renzo Saravia 16 July 1993 (age 25) 3 0 Argentina Racing
29 DF Juan Foyth 12 January 1998 (age 21) 2 0 England Tottenham Hotspur
24 DF Gonzalo Montiel 1 January 1997 (age 22) 2 0 Argentina River Plate
14 DF Lisandro Martínez 18 January 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Argentina Defensa y Justicia

7 MF Roberto Pereyra 7 January 1991 (age 28) 15 1 England Watford
20 MF Giovani Lo Celso 9 April 1996 (age 23) 12 1 Spain Betis
5 MF Leandro Paredes 29 June 1994 (age 24) 11 1 France Paris Saint-Germain
15 MF Manuel Lanzini 15 February 1993 (age 26) 4 1 England West Ham United
16 MF Rodrigo De Paul 24 May 1994 (age 24) 4 0 Italy Udinese
28 MF Guido Rodríguez 12 April 1994 (age 25) 2 0 Mexico América
25 MF Domingo Blanco 22 April 1995 (age 23) 1 0 Argentina Defensa y Justicia
13 MF Iván Marcone 6 March 1990 (age 29) 1 0 Argentina Boca Juniors
19 MF Federico Zaracho 10 March 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Argentina Racing

21 FW Paulo Dybala 15 November 1993 (age 25) 19 1 Italy Juventus
11 FW Ángel Correa 9 March 1995 (age 24) 11 2 Spain Atlético Madrid
22 FW Lautaro Martínez 22 August 1997 (age 21) 6 2 Italy Internazionale
9 FW Darío Benedetto 17 May 1990 (age 28) 5 0 Argentina Boca Juniors
27 FW Matías Suárez 9 May 1988 (age 30) 2 0 Argentina River Plate

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Gerónimo Rulli 20 May 1992 (age 26) 2 0 Spain Real Sociedad v.  Mexico, 20 November 2018
GK Paulo Gazzaniga 1 February 1992 (age 27) 1 0 England Tottenham Hotspur v.  Mexico, 20 November 2018
GK Guido Herrera 29 February 1992 (age 27) 0 0 Argentina Talleres v.  Brazil, 16 October 2018
GK Nahuel Guzmán 10 February 1986 (age 33) 6 0 Mexico UANL 2018 FIFA World Cup
GK Willy Caballero 28 September 1981 (age 37) 5 0 England Chelsea 2018 FIFA World Cup

DF Nicolás Otamendi 12 February 1988 (age 31) 59 4 England Manchester City v.  Venezuela, 22 March 2019 INJ
DF Ramiro Funes Mori 5 March 1991 (age 28) 24 2 Spain Villarreal v.  Mexico, 20 November 2018
DF Emanuel Mammana 10 February 1996 (age 23) 3 0 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg v.  Mexico, 20 November 2018
DF Fabricio Bustos 28 April 1996 (age 22) 4 0 Argentina Independiente v.  Brazil, 16 October 2018
DF Alan Franco 6 October 1996 (age 22) 1 0 Argentina Independiente v.  Iraq, 11 October 2018 INJ
DF Leonel Di Plácido 28 January 1994 (age 25) 0 0 Argentina Lanús v.  Colombia, 12 September 2018
DF Marcos Rojo 20 March 1990 (age 29) 59 3 England Manchester United 2018 FIFA World Cup
DF Federico Fazio 17 March 1987 (age 32) 10 1 Italy Roma 2018 FIFA World Cup
DF Cristian Ansaldi 20 September 1986 (age 32) 5 1 Italy Torino 2018 FIFA World Cup

MF Ángel Di María 14 February 1988 (age 31) 97 20 France Paris Saint-Germain v.  Venezuela, 22 March 2019 INJ
MF Erik Lamela 4 March 1992 (age 27) 25 3 England Tottenham Hotspur v.  Mexico, 20 November 2018
MF Maximiliano Meza 15 January 1992 (age 27) 10 0 Mexico Monterrey v.  Mexico, 20 November 2018
MF Franco Cervi 26 May 1994 (age 24) 4 1 Portugal Benfica v.  Mexico, 20 November 2018
MF Santiago Ascacíbar 25 February 1997 (age 22) 3 0 Germany VfB Stuttgart v.  Mexico, 20 November 2018
MF Franco Vázquez 22 February 1989 (age 30) 3 0 Spain Sevilla v.  Mexico, 20 November 2018
MF Gastón Giménez 27 July 1991 (age 27) 1 0 Argentina Vélez Sarsfield v.  Mexico, 20 November 2018
MF Eduardo Salvio 13 July 1990 (age 28) 13 0 Portugal Benfica v.  Mexico, 16 November 2018 INJ
MF Rodrigo Battaglia 12 July 1991 (age 27) 2 0 Portugal Sporting CP v.  Mexico, 16 November 2018 INJ
MF Exequiel Palacios 5 October 1998 (age 20) 2 0 Argentina River Plate v.  Iraq, 11 October 2018 INJ
MF Matías Vargas 8 May 1997 (age 21) 1 0 Argentina Vélez Sarsfield v.  Colombia, 12 September 2018
MF Éver Banega 29 June 1988 (age 30) 65 6 Spain Sevilla 2018 FIFA World Cup
MF Enzo Pérez 22 February 1986 (age 33) 26 1 Argentina River Plate 2018 FIFA World Cup

FW Lionel Messi 24 June 1987 (age 31) 129 65 Spain Barcelona v.  Venezuela, 22 March 2019 INJ
FW Gonzalo Martínez 13 June 1993 (age 25) 3 1 United States Atlanta United v.  Venezuela, 22 March 2019 INJ
FW Mauro Icardi 19 February 1993 (age 26) 8 1 Italy Internazionale v.  Mexico, 20 November 2018
FW Giovanni Simeone 5 July 1995 (age 23) 5 1 Italy Fiorentina v.  Mexico, 20 November 2018
FW Cristian Pavón 21 January 1996 (age 23) 11 0 Argentina Boca Juniors v.  Iraq, 11 October 2018 INJ
FW Sergio Agüero 2 June 1988 (age 30) 89 39 England Manchester City 2018 FIFA World Cup
FW Gonzalo Higuaín RET 10 December 1987 (age 31) 75 31 England Chelsea 2018 FIFA World Cup

INJ Withdrew due to injury
PRE Preliminary squad
RET Retired from the national team
SUS Suspended

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

     Champions       Runners-up       Third place

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 18 9
Italy 1934 Round 1 9th 1 0 0 1 2 3
France 1938 Withdrew
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958 Group stage 13th 3 1 0 2 5 10 4 3 0 1 10 2
Chile 1962 Group stage 10th 3 1 1 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 11 3
England 1966 Quarter-finals 5th 4 2 1 1 4 2 4 3 1 0 9 2
Mexico 1970 Did not qualify 4 1 1 2 4 6
West Germany 1974 Round 2 8th 6 1 2 3 9 12 4 3 1 0 9 2
Argentina 1978 Champions 1st 7 5 1 1 15 4 Qualified as hosts
Spain 1982 Round 2 11th 5 2 0 3 8 7 Qualified as defending champions
Mexico 1986 Champions 1st 7 6 1 0 14 5 6 4 1 1 12 6
Italy 1990 Runners-up 2nd 7 2 3 2 5 4 Qualified as defending champions
United States 1994 Round of 16 10th 4 2 0 2 8 6 8 4 2 2 9 10
France 1998 Quarter-finals 6th 5 3 1 1 10 4 16 8 6 2 23 13
South Korea Japan 2002 Group stage 18th 3 1 1 1 2 2 18 13 4 1 42 15
Germany 2006 Quarter-finals 6th 5 3 2 0 11 3 18 10 4 4 29 17
South Africa 2010 Quarter-finals 5th 5 4 0 1 10 6 18 8 4 6 23 20
Brazil 2014 Runners-up 2nd 7 5 1 1 8 4 16 9 5 2 35 15
Russia 2018 Round of 16 16th 4 1 1 2 6 9 18 7 7 4 19 16
Qatar 2022 To be determined
Total 2 Titles 17/21 81 43 15 23 137 93 136 75 36 25 235 127

South American Football Championship

South American Football Championship
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Argentina 1916 Runners-up 2nd 3 1 2 0 7 2
Uruguay1917 Runners-up 2nd 3 2 0 1 5 3
Brazil 1919 Third place 3rd 3 1 0 2 7 7
Chile 1920 Runners-up 2nd 3 1 2 0 4 2
Argentina 1921 Champions 1st 3 3 0 0 5 0
Brazil 1922 Fourth place 4th 4 2 0 2 6 3
Uruguay 1923 Runners-up 2nd 3 2 0 1 6 6
Uruguay 1924 Runners-up 2nd 3 1 2 0 2 0
Argentina 1925 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 11 4
Chile 1926 Runners-up 2nd 4 2 1 1 14 3
Peru 1927 Champions 1st 3 3 0 0 15 4
Argentina 1929 Champions 1st 3 3 0 0 9 1
Peru 1935 Runners-up 2nd 3 2 0 1 8 5
Argentina 1937 Champions 1st 6 5 0 1 14 5
Peru 1939 Withdrew
Chile 1941 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 10 2
Uruguay 1942 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 21 6
Chile 1945 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 22 5
Argentina 1946 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 17 3
Ecuador 1947 Champions 1st 7 6 1 0 28 4
Brazil 1949 Withdrew
Peru 1953 Withdrew
Chile 1955 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 18 6
Uruguay1956 Third place 3rd 5 3 0 2 5 3
Peru 1957 Champions 1st 6 5 0 1 25 6
Argentina 1959 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 19 5
Ecuador 1959 Runners-up 2nd 4 2 1 1 9 9
Bolivia 1963 Third place 3rd 6 3 1 2 15 10
Uruguay 1967 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 12 3
Total 12 Titles 26/29 113 81 15 17 314 107

Copa América

Copa América
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
South America 1975 Group stage 5th 4 2 0 2 17 4
South America 1979 Group stage 8th 4 1 1 2 7 6
South America 1983 Group stage 6th 4 1 3 0 5 4
Argentina 1987 Fourth place 4th 4 1 1 2 5 4
Brazil 1989 Third place 3rd 7 2 3 2 2 4
Chile 1991 Champions 1st 7 6 1 0 16 6
Ecuador 1993 Champions 1st 6 2 4 0 6 4
Uruguay 1995 Quarter-finals 5th 4 2 1 1 8 6
Bolivia 1997 Quarter-finals 6th 4 1 2 1 4 3
Paraguay 1999 Quarter-finals 8th 4 2 0 2 6 6
Colombia 2001 Withdrew
Peru 2004 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 16 6
Venezuela 2007 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 16 6
Argentina 2011 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 3 0 5 2
Chile 2015 Runners-up 2nd 6 3 3 0 10 3
United States 2016 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 1 0 18 2
Brazil 2019 Qualified
Argentina / Colombia 2020 Qualified as co-host
Ecuador 2024 Qualified
Total 2 Titles 15/16 76 38 24 14 141 66

Olympics record

Olympics record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GF GA
Greece 1896 No Football Tournament
France 1900 Did not participate
United States 1904
Greece 1906
United Kingdom 1908
Sweden 1912
Belgium 1920
France 1924
Netherlands 1928 Silver Medal 2nd 5 3 1 1 25 7
United States1932 No Football Tournament
Nazi Germany1936 Did not participate
United Kingdom 1948
Finland 1952
Australia 1956
Italy 1960 Quarter-finals 7th 3 2 0 1 6 4
Japan 1964 Group stage 10th 2 0 1 1 3 4
Mexico 1968 Did not qualify
West Germany 1972
Canada 1976
Soviet Union 1980 Qualified and Withdrew
United States 1984 Did not qualify
South Korea 1988 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 1 2 4 5
Spain 1992 Did not qualify
United States 1996 Silver Medal 2nd 6 3 2 1 13 6
Australia 2000 Did not qualify
Greece 2004 Gold Medal 1st 6 6 0 0 17 0
China 2008 Gold Medal 1st 6 6 0 0 11 2
United Kingdom 2012 Did not qualify
Brazil 2016 Group stage 11th 3 1 1 1 3 4
Japan 2020 TBD
Total 2 Gold Medals
2 Silver Medal
8/19 35 22 6 7 81 32

Football at the Summer Olympics has been an amateur tournament from 1908 to 1988.

Football at the Summer Olympics has been an under-23 tournament since 1992 (with three players of over 23 years of age allowed in the squad).

Pan American Games

Argentina has won 6 of the 14 football competitions at the Pan American Games, winning in 1951, 1955, 1959, 1971, 1995 and 2003.

Pan American Games record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Argentina 1951 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 16 2
Mexico 1955 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 23 7
United States 1959 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 20 4
Brazil 1963 Runners-up 2nd 7 3 1 0 18 3
Canada 1967 Round 1 5th 3 1 1 1 7 3
Colombia 1971 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 7 2
Mexico 1975 Third place 3rd 3 2 1 0 9 1
Puerto Rico 1979 Third place 3rd 4 2 2 0 3 0
Venezuela 1983 Round 1 5th 2 0 0 2 0 4
United States 1987 Third place 3rd 4 3 0 1 11 3
Cuba 1991 Did not qualify
Argentina 1995 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 10 4
Canada 1999 Did not qualify
Dominican Republic 2003 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 10 5
Brazil 2007 Round 1 9th 3 0 2 1 1 3
Mexico 2011 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 6 2
Canada 2015 Did not enter
Peru 2019 Qualified
Total 6 Titles 14/16 60 46 10 6 134 43

Records and statistics

Most capped players

As of 16 October 2018, the ten players with the most appearances for Argentina are:[30][31]
Mascherano 2017
Javier Mascherano is the most capped player in the history of Argentina with 147 caps
Rank. Name Career Caps Goals
1 Javier Mascherano 2003–2018 147 3
2 Javier Zanetti 1994–2011 143 4
3 Lionel Messi 2005– 129 65
4 Roberto Ayala 1994–2007 114 7
5 Diego Simeone 1988–2002 104 9
6 Ángel Di María 2008– 97 20
Oscar Ruggeri 1983–1994 97 7
8 Sergio Romero 2009– 96 0
9 Diego Maradona 1977–1994 91 34
10 Sergio Agüero 2006– 89 39

Top goalscorers

As of 30 June 2018, the ten players with the most goals for Argentina are:[32]
Messi vs Nigeria 2018
Lionel Messi celebrating v Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup. He is the highest goalscorer in the history of Argentina with 65 goals
Rank. Player Career Goals Caps Avg/Game Official Match Goals
1 Lionel Messi (list) 2005– 65 129 0.5 47
2 Gabriel Batistuta (list)[note 3] 1991–2002 54 77 0.7 38
3 Sergio Agüero (list) 2006– 39 89 0.44 34
4 Hernán Crespo (list) 1995–2007 35 64 0.55 26
5 Diego Maradona (list) 1977–1994 34 91 0.37 26
6 Gonzalo Higuaín (list) 2009–2018 31 75 0.41 23
7 Luis Artime 1961–1967 24 25 0.96 ?
8 Daniel Passarella (list) 1976–1986 23 70 0.33 6
9 Leopoldo Luque (list) 1975–1981 21 45 0.49 8
José Sanfilippo 1956–1962 21 29 0.76 ?

World Cup winning captains

Year Name Caps Goals
1978 Daniel Passarella 70 23
1986 Diego Maradona 91 34

Individual records

  • Most goals scored in all international competitions, including friendlies: 65 – Lionel Messi, 2005–[34]
  • Most goals scored in official international competitions, including FIFA World Cup qualification and FIFA Confederations Cup: 38 – Gabriel Batistuta, 1991–2002
  • Most goals scored in all major international tournaments, not including FIFA World Cup qualification and FIFA Confederations Cup: 23 – Gabriel Batistuta, 1991–2002
  • Most goals scored in international friendlies: 30 – Lionel Messi, 2005–
  • Most goals scored in one calendar year, including friendlies: 12 – Lionel Messi, 2012; Gabriel Batistuta, 1998
  • Most goals scored in one FIFA World Cup qualification: 10 – Lionel Messi, 2014
  • Most goals scored in all FIFA World Cup qualifications: 21 – Lionel Messi, 2005–
  • Most goals scored in one FIFA World Cup tournament: 8 – Guillermo Stábile, 1930
  • Most goals scored in all FIFA World Cup tournaments: 10 – Gabriel Batistuta, 1991–2001
  • Most goals scored in one FIFA Confederations Cup: 4 – Luciano Figueroa, 2005
  • Most goals scored in all FIFA Confederations Cup: 4 – Gabriel Batistuta, 1991–2002, Luciano Figueroa, 2004–2005
  • Most goals scored in one Copa América: 6 – Gabriel Batistuta, 1991
  • Most goals scored in all Copas América: 13 – Gabriel Batistuta, 1991–2002
  • Most goals scored in one South American Championship: 9 – Humberto Maschio, 1957
  • Most goals scored in all South American Championships: 17 – Norberto Méndez, 1945–1956
  • Most goals scored in one Football Summer Olympics: 9 – Domingo Tarasconi, 1928
  • Most goals scored in all Football Summer Olympics: 9 – Domingo Tarasconi, 1922–1929
  • Most goals scored in all U-20 international competitions, including friendlies: 18 – Lionel Messi, 2005[35]
  • Most goals scored in official U-20 international competitions: 11 – Lionel Messi, 2005; Javier Saviola, 2001
  • Most goals scored in one FIFA U-20 World Cup tournament: 11 – Javier Saviola, 2001
  • Most goals scored in all FIFA U-20 World Cup tournaments: 11 – Javier Saviola, 2001
  • Most goals scored in one South American Youth Football Championship: 9 – Luciano Galletti, 1999; Giovanni Simeone, 2015[36]
  • Most goals scored from the penalty kick: 13 – Lionel Messi, 2005–[34]
  • Most direct free kick goals scored in all international competitions, including friendlies: 6 – Lionel Messi, against Paraguay, Uruguay, Nigeria, Panama, USA, Colombia
  • Most hat-tricks scored in all international competitions, including friendlies: 6 – Lionel Messi, against Switzerland, Brazil, Guatemala, Panama, Ecuador, Haiti
  • Most assists provided in all international competitions, including friendlies: 38 – Lionel Messi, 2005–
  • Most assists provided in Copa América matches: 11 – Lionel Messi, 2005–[37]
  • Most Man of the Match awards won in one FIFA World Cup: 4 – Lionel Messi, 2014[38]
  • Most Man of the Match awards won in FIFA World Cup matches: 5 – Lionel Messi, 2005–[38][39]
  • Most Man of the Match awards won in one Copa América: 4 – Lionel Messi, 2015[40]
  • Most Man of the Match awards won in Copa América matches: 9 – Lionel Messi, 2005–[40][41]
  • Oldest player that have ever scored a goal: Martín Palermo, 36 years and 7 months old in 2010 against Greece
  • Oldest player that have scored a goal at FIFA World Cup tournament: Martín Palermo, 36 years and 7 months old in 2010 against Greece
  • Youngest player that have ever scored a goal: Diego Maradona, 18 years, 7 months and 4 days old in 1979 against Scotland[42]
  • Youngest player that have ever scored a goal at FIFA World Cup tournament: Lionel Messi, 18 years and 357 days old in 2006 against Serbia and Montenegro
  • Youngest player that have ever captained the team at FIFA World Cup tournament: Lionel Messi, 22 years and 363 days old in 2010 against Greece[43]
  • Youngest player to ever reach 100 caps: Lionel Messi, 27 years and 362 days old in 2015 against Jamaica[43]
  • Youngest player that have scored a goal at South American Championship/Copa America: Diego Maradona 18 years and 10 months old in 1979 against Brazil
  • Only player that have scored against all 9 South American Nations: Lionel Messi, against Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela[44]
  • Players that have scored the most goals in a match at any competition: 5 – Manuel Seoane, in 1925; Juan Marvezzi, in 1941
  • Players that have scored in all 3 matches of the group stage in one FIFA World Cup: Oreste Corbatta, in 1958; Lionel Messi, in 2014[45]
  • Players that have scored the most goals in a match at FIFA World Cup: 3 – Guillermo Stábile, in 1930; Gabriel Batistuta, in 1994 & 1998; Gonzalo Higuaín, in 2010
  • Players that have scored the most goals in a match at South American Championship/Copa América: 5 – Manuel Seoane, in 1925; Juan Marvezzi, in 1941
  • Players that have won the FIFA World Cup Golden Ball: Diego Maradona, in 1986; Lionel Messi, in 2014
  • Players that have won the FIFA World Cup Golden Boot: Guillermo Stábile, 8 goals in 1930; Mario Kempes, 6 goals in 1978
  • Players that have won the Copa América era Golden Shoe: Leopoldo Luque, 4 goals in 1975; Jorge Burruchaga, 3 goals in 1983; Gabriel Batistuta, 6 goals in 1991, 4 goals in 1995
  • Players that have won the South American Championship Golden Shoe: Julio Libonatti, 3 goals in 1921; Juan Francia, 4 goals in 1922; Vicente Aguirre, 3 goals in 1923; Manuel Seoane, 6 goals in 1925; Alfredo Carricaberry & Segundo Luna, 7 goals in 1927; Herminio Masantonio, 4 goals in 1935; Juan Marvezzi, 5 goals in 1941; Herminio Masantonio & José Manuel Moreno, 7 goals in 1942; Norberto Méndez, 6 goals in 1945; Rodolfo Micheli, 8 goals in 1955; Humberto Maschio, 9 goals in 1957; José Sanfilippo, 5 goals in 1959; Luis Artime, 5 goals in 1967
  • Players that have won the Football Summer Olympics Golden Shoe: Domingo Tarasconi, 9 goals in 1928; Hernán Crespo, 6 goals in 1996; Carlos Tevez, 8 goals in 2004

Rivalries

Brazil

Argentina have a long and fierce rivalry with their South American neighbours.[46]

England

With a rivalry stemming from the 1966 World Cup and intensified by the Falklands War of 1982, Argentina and England have had numerous confrontations in World Cup tournaments. Among them was the quarter-final match in 1986, where Diego Maradona scored two goals against England. The first was a handball, but was ruled legal by the referee. The second, scored minutes later, saw Maradona passing five England outfield players before scoring, and is often described as one of the greatest goals in football history.

The nations were paired together in the Round of 16 at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, won by Argentina on penalties, and again at the group stage in 2002, England winning 1–0 through a penalty by David Beckham who had been sent off in the tie four years earlier.

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Action from the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final between Argentina and Germany

Germany

Argentina have played Germany in three FIFA World Cup finals: In 1986 Argentina won 3–2, but in 1990 it was the Germans who were the victors by a 1–0 scoreline.

In 2006 they met in the quarter-finals; Argentina lost on penalties after a 1–1 draw. They met again at the same stage in 2010, this time ending with a 4–0 victory for Germany. They played each other for the third consecutive World Cup in the Brazil 2014 event's final, where Argentina were defeated in extra time by a score of 1–0.

Uruguay

Argentina have a long-standing rivalry with their neighbors, that came into existence from the early South American Championships, the 1928 Summer Olympics and the first World Cup final, held in 1930.

Argentina and Uruguay hold the record for most international matches played between two countries.[3] The two teams have faced each other 198 times since 1901. The first match between Argentina and Uruguay was also the first official international match to be played outside the United Kingdom.[note 4]

Nigeria

A minor rivalry developed from the 1990s between Argentina and Nigeria, based not on geographical proximity, long-term battles for honours or factors outside football, but due to the frequency of significant matches between them.[47][48][49][50][51][52] This has included five World Cup group games, all won by Argentina by a single goal margin: 2–1 in 1994, 1–0 in 2002, 1–0 in 2010, 3–2 in 2014 and 2–1 in 2018. The fixture is the most common in the competition's history involving an African nation,[53] and has occurred in five of the six tournaments for which Nigeria has qualified. The sides also met in the 1995 King Fahd Cup (the predecessor to the Confederations Cup) as champions of their respective continents, drawing 0–0. Below full international level, their Olympic teams also faced off in the gold medal match in 1996 (3–2 to Nigeria), and 2008 (1–0 to Argentina). The final of the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship was also played between them; both Argentina goals in their 2–1 win were scored by Lionel Messi, who would go on to find the net for the senior team in the 2014[54] and 2018[55] World Cup fixtures. On 6 September 2011, Bangabandhu National Stadium hosted an international friendly football match between the full-strength Argentina and Nigeria teams, featuring Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero, Javier Mascherano and John Obi Mikel among the other star players of both nations. Argentina won 3–1 with goals from then-Real Madrid teammates Gonzalo Higuaín and Ángel Di María, and an own goal from Nigeria's Elderson Echiéjilé with Chinedu Obasi scoring Nigeria's lone goal.

The sense of rivalry is more keenly felt on the Nigerian side, as Argentina have won almost all of their encounters and have more important traditional opponents to concentrate on, in contrast to the West Africans who remain keen to finally overcome a more illustrious foe.[48]

Honours

Official

Friendly

See also

Notes and references

Notes

  1. ^ a b Some versions state that the team that faced Argentina was Albion F.C. based on the initial line-up had nine players from that club. In fact, it was the first match disputed by an Uruguayan national team.[10][11]
  2. ^ East Germany won the Olympics in 1976, but the current Germany national team hasn't inherited their Olympic record.
  3. ^ Although FIFA recognises two goals Batistuta scored in a 6–0 home win against the Slovakia national youth side on 22 June 1995, the Argentine Football Association does not recognise these goals.[33]
  4. ^ Although Canada and the United States played two internationals in 1885 and 1886, neither match is considered official; Canada did not play an official international until 1904 and the USA did not play one until 1916.
  5. ^ a b Extra edition
  6. ^ a b Organised by Argentine and Uruguayan Associations
  7. ^ Organised by Brazilian and Argentine Associations
  8. ^ Organised by the Brazilian Confederation
  9. ^ Organised by Japanese Kirin Company

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External links

1930 FIFA World Cup Final

The 1930 FIFA World Cup Final was a football match contested by Uruguay and Argentina to determine the champion of the 1930 FIFA World Cup. The final was a rematch of the gold medal match of the 1928 Olympics, which Uruguay won after a replay.

The final was played at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, Uruguay, on 30 July, a Wednesday. Up to date, it is, along with the 1966 FIFA World Cup Final, the only World Cup Final not to be played on a Sunday (the latter being played on a Saturday). This World Cup Final is also the only one not to be played on a weekend. The stadium gates were opened at eight o'clock, six hours before kick-off, and at noon the ground was full, officially holding 93,000 people. A disagreement overshadowed the build-up to the match as the teams disagreed on who should provide the match ball, forcing FIFA to intervene and decree that the Argentine team would provide the ball for the first half and the Uruguayans would provide one for the second. The game ended 4–2 to Uruguay after they trailed 2–1 at half-time, adding the title of World Cup winners to their status as Olympic champions. Aged 31, Uruguayan manager Alberto Suppici is the youngest coach to ever win the FIFA World Cup. Jules Rimet, president of FIFA, presented the Uruguayan team with the World Cup Trophy, which was later named after him. The following day was declared a national holiday in Uruguay; in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires, a mob threw stones at the Uruguayan consulate.The last living player from that final, Francisco Varallo (who played as a striker for Argentina), died on 30 August 2010.

1937 South American Championship Final

The 1937 South American Championship Final was the final match to determine the South American Cup champion. It was held on February 1, 1937, in San Lorenzo de Almagro's venue, Estadio Gasómetro of Buenos Aires. Because of the heat (the tournament was played in Summer), most of the matches were played at night (Estadio Gasómetro was the only stadium in Argentina with artificial lighting by then) while other games were played at daytime (being held in River Plate's venue, Estadio Alvear y Tagle.Argentina won the match against Brazil by a 2-0 score, winning its fifth continental title.

1978 FIFA World Cup Final

The 1978 FIFA World Cup Final was a football match played to determine the winner of the 1978 FIFA World Cup. The match was contested by hosts Argentina and the Netherlands, in the biggest stadium used in the tournament and in Argentina, the Estadio Monumental in the Argentine capital city of Buenos Aires. The match was won by the Argentine squad in extra time by a score of 3–1. Mario Kempes, who finished as the tournament's top scorer, was named the man of the match. The Netherlands lost their second World Cup final in a row, both times to the host nation, after losing to West Germany in 1974.

1986 FIFA World Cup Final

The 1986 FIFA World Cup Final was the final and deciding game of the 1986 FIFA World Cup, held in Mexico. The match was held at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on 29 June 1986 and had an attendance of 114,600. It was contested by Argentina and West Germany. Argentina won the match 3–2 in normal time.

1993 Copa América Final

The 1993 Copa América Final was the final match of the 1993 Copa América. It was held on July 4, 1993, in Guayaquil. Argentina won the match 2–1 against Mexico. This was the first time a non-CONMEBOL nation played in a Copa América final.

Argentina won the Copa América for the 14th time, and defended their title.

2004 Copa América Final

The 2004 Copa América Final was the final of the 41st Copa América. The match was played in Lima, for first time.

This was the fifth final for Brazil (winning two of the previous). Meanwhile, was the second for Argentina (winning once).

Carlos Amarilla was the referee for the final match. He refereed two more matches in previous stages of the tournament, both involving Argentina. First vs. Ecuador in the first round and Peru in the quarterfinals.

2005 FIFA Confederations Cup Final

The 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup Final was a football match to determine the winners of the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup. The match was held at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany, on 29 June 2005 and was contested by Brazil and Argentina. Brazil won the match 4–1.

2007 Copa América Final

The 2007 Copa América Final was the final match of the 2007 Copa América. It was held on 15 July 2007 in Maracaibo, Venezuela, between Brazil and Argentina. Brazil won 3–0, with goals from Júlio Baptista, a Roberto Ayala own goal and Dani Alves. Brazil won their eighth title, while Argentina could have won their fifteenth.

2011 Superclásico de las Américas

The 2011 Superclásico de las Américas – Copa Doctor Nicolás Leoz was the first edition of the Superclásico de las Américas. After a 0–0 draw in the first leg, Brazil beat Argentina by 2–0 and conquered their first title.

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Argentina national under-17 football team

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Argentina has participated in 13 of the 17 FIFA U-17 World Cups in which they finished in Third Place 3 times and Fourth Place twice. Argentina has also won the South American Under-17 Football Championship 3 times.

Many of Argentina's top players came through the ranks of the U-17 teams, including Fernando Redondo, Nestor Fabbri, Roberto Bonano, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Abbondanzieri, Franco Constanzo, Leonardo Biagini, Luciano Galletti, Marcelo Gallardo, Esteban Cambiasso, Gabriel Milito, Ezequiel González, Aldo Duscher, Lucas Biglia, Eduardo Salvio, Maxi López, Rodolfo Arruabarrena, Javier Mascherano and Carlos Tevez among others.

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29 May 2018 FriendlyArgentina 4–0 HaitiBuenos Aires, Argentina
20:00 (UTC–3)
Report Stadium: Estadio Alberto J. Armando
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Arnaldo Ariel Samaniego (Paraguay)
16 June 2018 2018 World CupArgentina 1–1 IcelandMoscow, Russia
16:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Report Stadium: Otkritie Arena
Attendance: 44,190
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
21 June 2018 2018 World CupArgentina 0–3 CroatiaNizhny Novgorod, Russia
21:00 MSK (UTC+3) Report
Stadium: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Attendance: 43,319
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
26 June 2018 2018 World CupNigeria 1–2 ArgentinaSaint Petersburg, Russia
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Report
Stadium: Krestovsky Stadium
Attendance: 64,468
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
30 June 2018 2018 World CupFrance 4–3 ArgentinaKazan, Russia
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Report
Stadium: Kazan Arena
Attendance: 42,873
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
7 September 2018 FriendlyArgentina 3–0 GuatemalaLos Angeles, United States
20:00 (PST)
Report Stadium: Los Angeles Coliseum
Referee: Héctor Rodríguez (Honduras)
11 September 2018 FriendlyColombia 0–0 ArgentinaEast Rutherford, United States
20:00 (EST) Report Stadium: MetLife Stadium
Attendance: 35,624
Referee: Ismail Elfath (United States)
11 October 2018 FriendlyIraq 0–4 ArgentinaRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
21:00 (AST) Report
Stadium: Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium
Referee: Jarred Gillett (Australia)
16 October 2018 2018 Superclásico de las AméricasArgentina 0–1 BrazilJeddah, Saudi Arabia
21:00 (AST) Report Miranda Goal 90+3' Stadium: King Abdullah Sports City
Attendance: 62,345
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
16 November 2018 FriendlyArgentina 2–0 MexicoCordoba, Argentina
21:00 (UTC–3)
Report Stadium: Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes
Referee: Esteban Ostojich (Uruguay)
20 November 2018 FriendlyArgentina 2–0 MexicoMendoza, Argentina
21:00 (UTC–3)
Report Stadium: Estadio Malvinas Argentinas
Referee: Andrés Rojas (Colombia)
22 March 2019 FriendlyArgentina 1–3 VenezuelaMadrid, Spain
21:00 CET (UTC+1) Lautaro Martínez Goal 59' Report Rondón Goal 6'
Murillo Goal 44'
J. Martínez Goal 75' (pen.)
Stadium: Wanda Metropolitano
Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez (Spain)
26 March 2019 FriendlyMorocco 0–1 ArgentinaTangier, Morocco
20:00 CET (UTC+1) Report Correa Goal 83' Stadium: Stade Ibn Batouta
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
15 June 2019 2019 Copa AméricaArgentina  ColombiaSalvador, Brazil
19:00 BRT (UTC-3) Stadium: Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova
19 June 2019 2019 Copa AméricaArgentina  ParaguayBelo Horizonte, Brazil
21:30 BRT (UTC-3) Stadium: Estádio Mineirão
23 June 2019 2019 Copa AméricaQatar  ArgentinaPorto Alegre, Brazil
16:00 BRT (UTC-3) Stadium: Arena do Grêmio
9 October 2019 FriendlyGermany  ArgentinaDortmund, Germany
20:45 CEST (UTC+02:00) Stadium: Westfalenstadion
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