Argentina national football team

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Soccerball.svg Argentina
Association Argentine Football Association (AFA)
Confederation CONMEBOL, (South America)
Nickname La Albiceleste (the blue and whites)
Coach Edgardo Bauza
Most caps Javier Zanetti (145)
Top scorer Lionel Messi (57)
FIFA ranking 1 Increase (2015)
First game 16 May 1901
Uruguay (2-3)
Largest win 22 January 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. They are nicknamed La Albiceleste (the blue and whites).

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 135 3
3 Lionel Messi 2005-present 116 57
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 12 August 2015
Rank. Player Career Goals Caps Avg/Game
1 Lionel Messi 2005-present 57 116 0.718
2 Gabriel Batistuta 1991-2002 54 77 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 33 80 0.44
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