Spain national football team
|Nickname(s)||La Furia Roja (The Red Fury)|
|Association||Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF)|
|Head coach||Luis Enrique|
|Most caps||Sergio Ramos (180)|
|Top scorer||David Villa (59)|
|Current||7 (23 December 2021)|
|Highest||1 (July 2008 – June 2009, October 2009 – March 2010, July 2010 – July 2011, October 2011 – July 2014)|
|Lowest||25 (March 1998)|
| Spain 1–0 Denmark |
(Brussels, Belgium; 28 August 1920)
| Spain 13–0 Bulgaria |
(Madrid, Spain; 21 May 1933)
| Spain 1–7 Italy |
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; 4 June 1928)
England 7–1 Spain
(London, England; 9 December 1931)
|Appearances||15 (first in 1934)|
|Best result||Champions (2010)|
|Appearances||10 (first in 1964)|
|Best result||Champions (1964, 2008, 2012)|
|Appearances||2 (first in 2009)|
|Best result||Runners-up, 2013|
Spain national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de España) is the national football team of Spain. The current head coach is Luis Enrique. The team is often called La Roja ("The Red [One]"), La Furia Roja ("The Red Fury"), La Furia Española ("The Spanish Fury") or just La Furia ("The Fury").
Team history[change | change source]
The Spanish team became a member of FIFA in 1904, even though the team was made in 1909. Spain had their first match on the 8th of August of 1920 against Denmark. Since the team's creation in 1909, they have been in 13 FIFA World Cups, and 9 UEFA European Football Championships.
Spain are three-time European champions, having won the UEFA Euro 2012, UEFA Euro 2008, and 1964 European Championship. From November 2006 through June 2009 Spain went undefeated for 35 matches, a record shared with Brazil. Spain are one of the eight national teams to have won the FIFA World Cup; they won their first at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa when they defeated the Netherlands 1–0 after extra time. Andrés Iniesta scored the winning goal in the 116th minute.
The team's achievements have led to many commentators and football experts naming them one of the best international sides in football history.
Most appearances[change | change source]
- As of 27 June 2016
- If a player's name is in bold, that means that they are still playing international football.
Top scorers[change | change source]
- As of 27 June 2016
|8||Alfredo Di Stefano||1957–1961||23||31||0.74|
References[change | change source]
- ""La Roja"". 17 June 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2010.
- "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 23 December 2021. Retrieved 23 December 2021.
- Since 1992, squads for Football at the Summer Olympics have been restricted to three players over the age of 23, which Javier will play in 2016. The achievements of such teams are not usually included in the statistics of the international team.
- Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.