Paraguay national football team

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Paraguay
Nickname(s)Los Guaraníes
La Albirroja (White and red)
AssociationAsociación Paraguaya de Fútbol (APF)
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachEduardo Berizzo
CaptainVacant
Most capsPaulo da Silva (150)
Top scorerRoque Santa Cruz (32)
Home stadiumEstadio Defensores del Chaco
FIFA codePAR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 33 Decrease 1 (7 February 2019)[1]
Highest8 (March 2001)
Lowest103 (May 1995)
Elo ranking
Current 39 Decrease 13 (3 March 2019)[2]
Highest4[3] (21 February 1954)
Lowest43[3] (12 August 1962, 5 March 2014, 31 March 2015)
First international
 Paraguay 1–5 Argentina 
(Asunción, Paraguay; 11 May 1919)
Biggest win
 Paraguay 7–0 Bolivia 
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 30 April 1949)
 Hong Kong 0–7 Paraguay Paraguay
(Hong Kong; 17 November 2010)
Biggest defeat
 Argentina 8–0 Paraguay Paraguay
(Santiago, Chile; 20 October 1926)
World Cup
Appearances8 (first in 1930)
Best resultQuarter-finals, 2010
Copa América
Appearances34 (first in 1921)
Best resultChampions, 1953 and 1979

Paraguay national football team is the national football team of Paraguay.

Most appearances[change | change source]

Pos Player Apps Goals Career
1 Carlos Gamarra 110 12 1993-2006
2 Roberto Miguel Acuña 97 5 1993-2006
3 Celso Ayala 85 6 1993-2003
4 José Saturnino Cardozo 82 25 1991-2006
5 Denis Caniza 79 1 1996-2006
6 Roberto Fernández 78 0 1976-1989
7 Juan Bautista Torales 77 1 1979-1989
8 José Luis Chilavert 74 8 1989-2003
8 Estanislao Struway 74 4 1991-2002
10 Carlos Humberto Paredes 72 10 1998-present

Top scorers[change | change source]

Pos Player Goals Apps Career
1 José Saturnino Cardozo 25 82 1991-2006
2 Roque Santa Cruz 20 61 1999-present
3 Julio César Romero 13 32 1979-1986
3 Saturnino Arrúa 13 26 1969-1980
5 Carlos Gamarra 12 110 1993-2006
5 Gerardo Rivas 12 32 1921-1926
7 Miguel Ángel Benítez 11 29 1996-1999
8 Carlos Humberto Paredes 10 72 1998-present
8 Aurelio González 10 23 1924-1937
8 Juan Bautista Villalba 10 22 1945-1947

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. 3.0 3.1 "Paraguay matches, ratings and points exchanged". Eloratings.net. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  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.