Argentina national football team

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Soccerball.svg Argentina
Association Asociación del Fútbol Argentino
Confederation CONMEBOL
Coach Diego Maradona
Most caps Javier Zanetti (145)
Top scorer Gabriel Batistuta (56)
FIFA ranking 1 Increase (2015)
First game 16 May 1901
Uruguay (2-3)
Largest win Uruguay 1942
Ecuador (12-0)
Largest loss 15 June 1958
Czechoslovakia (1-6)
World Cup
Appearances 16
First Apps 1930
Best result Champions (1978, 1986)

Argentina national football team is the national football team of Argentina.

Most appearances[change | change source]

As of 12 August 2015
Rank. Name Career Caps Goals
1 Javier Zanetti 1994–2011 145 5
2 Javier Mascherano 2003–present 117 3
3 Roberto Ayala 1994–2007 115 7
4 Diego Simeone 1988–2002 106 11
5 Lionel Messi 2005–present 103 46
6 Oscar Ruggeri 1983–1994 97 7
7 Diego Maradona 1977–1994 91 34
8 Ariel Ortega 1993–2010 87 17
9 Gabriel Batistuta 1991–2002 78 56
10 Juan Pablo Sorín 1996–2006 76 11

Top scorers[change | change source]

As of 12 August 2015
Rank. Player Career Goals Caps Avg/Game
1 Gabriel Batistuta 1991–2002 56 78 0.718
2 Lionel Messi 2005–present 46 103 0.45
3 Hernán Crespo 1995–2007 35 64 0.555
4 Diego Maradona 1977–1994 34 91 0.374
5 Sergio Agüero 2006–present 29 66 0.44
6 Gonzalo Higuaín 2009–present 25 52 0.48
7 Luis Artime 1961–1967 24 25 0.960
8 Daniel Passarella 1976–1986 23 70 0.328
9 Leopoldo Luque 1975–1981 22 45 0.488
José Sanfilippo 1956–1962 22 29 0.759