Argentina national football team

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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 (70)
Home stadiumAntonio Vespucio Liberti
(El Monumental)
FIFA codeARG
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 11 Steady (7 February 2019)[1]
Highest1 (March 2007, October 2007 – June 2008, July – October 2015, April 2016 – April 2017)
Lowest24 (August 1996)
Elo ranking
Current 13 Decrease 7 (3 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 10–0 Colombia 
(Medellin, Colombia; 22 January 1942)
Biggest defeat
 Czech Republic 6–1 Argentina 
(London, England; 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
Appearances42 (first in 1916)
Best resultChampions (1921, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1991, 1993)
Panamerican Championship
Appearances2 (first in 1956)
Best resultChampions (1960)
Intercontinental Cup of Nations
Appearances1 (first in 1993)
Best resultChampions (1993)
Confederations Cup
Appearances3 (first in 1992)
Best resultChampions (1992)

Argentina national football team is the national football team of Argentina. They are nicknamed La Albiceleste (the blue and whites).

Most appearances[change | change source]

As of 13 October 2019
Rank. Name Career Caps Goals
1 Javier Mascherano 2003–2018 143 3
2 Javier Zanetti 1994–2011 142 5
3 Lionel Messi 2005-present 123 68
4 Roberto Ayala 1994-2007 115 7
5 Diego Simeone 1988-2002 106 11
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 13 October 2019
Rank. Player Career Goals Caps Avg/Game
1 Lionel Messi 2005-present 68 123 0.52
2 Gabriel Batistuta 1991-2002 56 78 0.718
3 Sergio Agüero 2009-present ’40’ 96 0.555
4 Hernán Crespo 1995-2007 35 64 0.546
5 Diego Maradona 1977–1994 34 91 0.374
6 Gonzalo Higuaín 2009–present 31 67 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

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Cite error: The named reference albion was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).

References[change | change source]

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  2. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  3. Pelayes, Héctor Darío (24 September 2010). "Argentina-Uruguay Matches 1902–2009". RSSSF. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  4. After 1988, the tournament has been restricted to squads with no more than 3 players over the age of 23, and these matches are not regarded as part of the national team's record, nor are caps awarded.