In 2014, the Colombian national league is ranked ninth among the world's strongest national leagues by the IFFHS (3rd in South America). Colombia's national football team competes in international football tournaments. Its present standing of third in the FIFA World Rankings is the best it has ever achieved. Before that, it was ranked 67th in 1990 and 1991.
Colombia's national team played its first official match on 19 February 1924, a 1-1 draw with Ecuador in Quito. A month later, it lost its first game 2-0 against Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. From then on, Colombia began to emerge as a force to be reckoned with, winning three out of four matches played during the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. In 1928, it finished second at the Copa América held in Argentina. In 1934, it again reached the final of the Olympics but this time in Berlin, where it lost 0-5 to Germany.
After these two successes, Colombia started to decline. It did not win any more titles until 1948, when it won the Central American and Caribbean Championship in Panama City. Four years later, it came second at the Olympic tournament in London, behind England. Since then, Colombia has never finished outside the top five of the World Cup. It currently holds the record for the most appearances by a Latin American team with nine finals.
Men's national soccer team rankings in the world from 2009 to 2021 The Colombian national men's soccer team was placed 15th in the FIFA global ranking as of May 2021, down five places from the previous year when it was ranked 10th. It is one of four South American countries that belong to CONMEBOL, the other three being Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.
Colombia won the gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They also finished second at the 2011 Copa América hosted by Colombia, losing 1-0 to Brazil in the final. In addition, Colombia has won the CONCACAF Gold Cup twice, in 2001 and 2005. Their first international match was a 2-1 loss to Peru in 1989.
They have never qualified for the FIFA World Cup but were finalists at the 1993 Confederations Cup, where they lost to Brazil on penalty kicks. Colombia has played in two other editions of the Cup, both losses: to England in 1995 and USA in 2000.
The team is known as el Millonario (the Millionaire) due to its many successful players who have moved abroad.
Carlos Valderrama is a Colombian soccer icon from Santa Marta. With 111 caps, he is the most capped player in Colombian history, and he spurred the country to qualify for three consecutive World Cups. He spent several years in Europe and was regarded as one of South America's finest players of all time.
This has increased the popularity of the sport and made the national team a symbol of nationalism, pride, and enthusiasm for many Colombians across the world. Colombia's national team is noted for having a devoted fan base that frequently turns up in big numbers whenever the squad travels. "Association-Colombia Member." FIFA.com On April 23, 2018, this page was retrieved.
It comes as no surprise to the rest of the world that Colombia is infatuated with soccer, and when the national team plays, everyone watches and proudly supports their country.
Colombia Colombian National Football Team/Venues: Estadio El Campin, Bogotá. Capacity 50,000. Opened in 1953, this is the most modern stadium in Colombia and the largest with a natural grass pitch. It is owned by the government of Colombia and is known as "El Campin" or "The Little Farm".
It is located in La Candelaria, north of downtown Bogotá. This is just a short walk from the capital's main bus station and tourist office. The team has been known as Los Cafeteros (the Coffee Growers) since 1962 when they changed their shirt color from red to white with blue accents.
The Colombian national football team has qualified for five FIFA World Cups so far. Their best performance was at the 1994 World Cup where they reached the quarter-finals before being defeated by Germany. At the club level, Atlético Nacional is the most successful team with four Colombian League titles to their name. In addition, they have won two Copa Libertadores - South America's equivalent of the Champions League - and one Supercopa de Colombia.