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Selección Nacional de Guatemala
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) La Azul y Blanco
Los Chapines
La Bicolor"
Association Federación Nacional de Fútbol
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach Antonio Garcia (interim)
Captain Guillermo Ramírez
Most caps Victor Hugo Monzon (103)[citation needed]
Top scorer Carlos Ruíz (41)
Home stadium Estadio Nacional Mateo Flores
FIFA code GUA
FIFA ranking 121
Highest FIFA ranking 50 (August 2006)
Lowest FIFA ranking 163 (November 1995)
Elo ranking 74
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Guatemala Guatemala 10 - 1 Honduras 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; Sept. 14 , 1921)
Biggest win
Guatemala Guatemala 10 - 1 Honduras 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; Sept. 14 , 1921)
Biggest defeat
 Costa Rica 9 - 1 Guatemala Guatemala
(San José, Costa Rica; July 24, 1955)
CONCACAF Championship
& Gold Cup
Appearances 14 (First in 1965)
Best result Winners, 1967

The Guatemala national football team is the association football team representing the country of Guatemala and is controlled by the Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala. Founded in 1919, it affiliated to FIFA in 1946, and it is a member of CONCACAF.

The team has made three Olympic tournament appearances, competing at the 1968, 1976, and 1988 Olympic Games. It has never qualified for a finals tournament of the World Cup.

Guatemala has won the 3rd CONCACAF Championship in 1967 and the UNCAF Nations Cup in 2001. The team's best performance in a CONCACAF Gold Cup was at the 1996 edition, where it finished fourth. Guatemala obtained the silver medal at the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela.

The country has not organized any major international football competitions, but it did organize the 2000 FIFA Futsal World Championship.

Guatemala is a country that participates in World Cup Qualifiers for the area of CONCACAF but they have fail to reach a World Cup of any category. But they have reached the final round 4 times.

The team was nicknamed "los azules y blancos (the blue and white). After a few years more teams were founded and the national team began to play in 1921, they played their first game against Honduras winning 10-1. Guatemala started playing in World Cup Qualifiers for the frist time in 1958.

Guatemala did not played very well in their first few years, but they started to show some progress as the years went on, but they can not be compared to countries like USA or Mexico.

In 1967, they showed they had made some major progress by classifying to the Olympic Games of Mexico City 1968. While in the Olympic games they won 1:0 to Checoslovaquia, also winning 4:1 to Thailand, and losing to Bulgaria 2:1. They went on the next round where they lost to future champion Hungary 1:0. By the end of the Olympics they were the 6th best team in the world.

After that performance, they began to have more important victories added to their resume. They have the Copa UNCAF champions once, while the other times they have finished either second or third, which meant they sealed their ticket to the Gold Cup. In 1993 the team did not participate in the UNCAF tournament.

In the World Cup Qualifiers to Germany 2006, they went all the way to the last round, where they beat Surinam 4:2 in the second round, and then finished in second place behind Costa Rica in group B, while the other two teams were Honduras and Canada. In the third round they had wins against Canada, Costa Rica and then tied against Honduras and then lost to Costa Rica and then won 1:0 to Honduras, which was when they sealed their pass to the last round and last lost to Canada.

In the last round, they finished in 5th place, they needed a Mexico win or tie against Trinidad and Tobago to advance to the FIFA World Cup.

They tried to classify to South Africa 2010, but due to bad results both at home and away, they failed to reach a World Cup again.

One of the most talented players in Guatemala history are Carlos Ruiz, who plays for Puebla in Mexico, and Marco Pappa who plays for the Chicago Fire of the USA.

Contents

Competitive Record

World Cup record

Year Round
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter
Italy 1934 Did not enter
France 1938 Did not enter
Brazil 1950 Did not enter
Switzerland 1954 Did not enter
Sweden 1958 Did not qualify
Chile 1962 Did not qualify
England 1966 Did not enter
Mexico 1970 Did not qualify
West Germany 1974 Did not qualify
Argentina 1978 Did not qualify
Spain 1982 Did not qualify
Mexico 1986 Did not qualify
Italy 1990 Did not qualify
United States 1994 Did not qualify
France 1998 Did not qualify
South KoreaJapan 2002 Did not qualify
Germany 2006 Did not qualify
South Africa 2010 Did not qualify
Total 0/18

CONCACAF Championships record

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
El Salvador 1963 Round 1 4 1 2 1 7 6
Guatemala 1965 Runner-up 5 3 1 1 11 5
Honduras 1967 Champions 5 4 1 0 7 1
Costa Rica 1969 Runner-up 5 3 2 0 10 2
Trinidad and Tobago 1971 Did Not Qualify
Haiti 1973 Fifth Place 5 0 3 2 4 6
Mexico 1977 Fifth Place 5 1 1 3 8 10
Honduras 1981 Did Not Qualify
1985 Round 1 4 2 1 1 7 3
1989 Fourth Place 6 1 1 4 4 7
United States 1991 Round 1 3 1 0 2 1 5
United StatesMexico 1993 Did Not Enter
United States 1996 Fourth Place 4 1 0 3 3 5
United States 1998 Round 1 3 0 2 1 3 4
United States 2000 Round 1 2 0 1 1 3 5
United States 2002 Round 1 2 0 0 2 1 4
Mexico 2003 Round 1 2 0 1 1 1 3
United States 2005 Round 1 3 0 1 2 4 9
United States 2007 Quarter Finals 4 1 1 2 2 5
United States 2009 Did Not Qualify
Total 1 Title 62 18 18 26 76 80

UNCAF Nations Cup record

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
Costa Rica 1991 Third Place 3 0 2 1 0 1
Honduras 1993 Did Not Enter
El Salvador 1995 Runner-up 4 2 0 2 2 5
Guatemala 1997 Runner-up 5 3 2 0 10 3
Costa Rica 1999 Runner-up 5 3 1 1 5 2
Honduras 2001 Champions 5 2 3 0 9 5
Panama 2003 Runner-up 5 3 1 1 10 4
Guatemala 2005 Third Place 5 3 1 1 10 5
El Salvador 2007 Third Place 5 3 1 1 3 2
Honduras 2009 Round 1 3 0 0 3 1 6
Total 1 Title 40 19 11 10 50 33

Olympic record

  • 1896 to 1924 - Did not enter
  • 1928 to 1964 - Did not qualify
  • 1968 - Quarter finals - 6th place
  • 1972 - Did not qualify
  • 1976 - Round 1
  • 1980 - Did not qualify
  • 1984 - Did not qualify
  • 1988 - Round 1
  • 1992 to 2008 - Did not qualify

Current team status

Guatemala has been eliminated from participating in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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Recent games

Last 3 Games and upcoming fixtures

Category Home Team Result Away Team Date Venue Scorers
Friendly GuatemalaGuatemala 2-1  El Salvador March 3, 2010 Los Angeles
Friendly GuatemalaGuatemala 0–3  Canada June 30, 2009 Oxnard
Friendly  Mexico 0–0 Guatemala Guatemala June 28, 2009 Qualcomm Stadium
Friendly  Venezuela 1–2 Guatemala Guatemala February 11, 2009 Estadio Monumental de Maturín

Current squad

Squad for UNCAF Cup in January 2009. Caps by July 18th, 2009.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Luis Pedro Molina June 4, 1977 (1977-06-04) (age 32) 16 0 Guatemala Deportivo Marquense
18 GK Ricardo Jerez Jr February 4, 1986 (1986-02-04) (age 24) 5 0 Guatemala C.D. Jalapa
2 DF Carlos Castrillo May 16, 1985 (1985-05-16) (age 24) 12 0 Guatemala Comunicaciones
3 DF Cristian Noriega March 20, 1987 (1987-03-20) (age 22) 15 0 Guatemala Municipal
4 DF Yony Flores February 16, 1983 (1983-02-16) (age 27) 21 0 Guatemala Municipal
5 DF Carlos Gallardo April 8, 1984 (1984-04-08) (age 25) 16 1 Guatemala Comunicaciones
6 DF Wilson Lalin May 3, 1985 (1985-05-03) (age 24) 4 0 Guatemala CD Suchitepéquez
7 DF Claudio Albizuris July 1, 1981 (1981-07-01) (age 28) 34 1 Guatemala Municipal
15 DF Edwin Enríquez June 4, 1983 (1983-06-04) (age 26) 3 1 Guatemala Comunicaciones
16 DF Jaime Vides July 12, 1987 (1987-07-12) (age 22) 9 0 Guatemala Municipal
8 DF Wilfred Velásquez September 10, 1985 (1985-09-10) (age 24) 3 0 Guatemala CD Suchitepéquez
11 MF Marco Pappa November 15, 1987 (1987-11-15) (age 22) 11 1 United States Chicago Fire
12 MF Jean Márquez March 6, 1985 (1985-03-06) (age 25) 16 0 Guatemala Comunicaciones
13 FW Carlos Castillo September 14, 1977 (1977-09-14) (age 32) 24 1 Guatemala CD Suchitepéquez
14 MF Edgar Cotto January 27, 1984 (1984-01-27) (age 26) 6 0 Guatemala Comunicaciones
9 FW Abner Trigueros December 27, 1987 (1987-12-27) (age 22) 12 2 Guatemala Comunicaciones
10 FW Gregori Lester Ruiz March 8, 1981 (1981-03-08) (age 29) 6 0 Guatemala Club Xelaju MC
17 FW Minor López February 1, 1987 (1987-02-01) (age 23) 6 1 Guatemala Xelajú MC
19 FW Edwin Villatoro February 18, 1980 (1980-02-18) (age 30) 27 5 Guatemala CD Suchitepequez
20 FW Selvin Motta May 24, 1982 (1982-05-24) (age 27) 10 0 Guatemala Universidad de San Carlos

Recent Call Ups

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
GK Paulo César Motta March 29, 1982 (1982-03-29) (age 27) 13 0 Guatemala Universidad de San Carlos
GK Ricardo Trigueño Foster April 17, 1980 (1980-04-17) (age 29) 52 0 Guatemala CD Petapa
DF Gustavo Cabrera December 13, 1979 (1979-12-13) (age 30) 83 1 Guatemala Xelaju MC
DF Héctor Saúl de Matta April 17, 1980 (1980-04-17) (age 29) 12 0 Guatemala Comunicaciones
DF Jhonny Girón January 15, 1983 (1983-01-15) (age 27) 0 0 Guatemala Municipal
DF Néstor Martínez March 13, 1981 (1981-03-13) (age 29) 51 0 Guatemala Marquense
DF Henry Medina March 16, 1981 (1981-03-16) (age 29) 18 1 Guatemala CD Suchitepequez
DF Pablo Melgar January 14, 1980 (1980-01-14) (age 30) 56 1 Guatemala Universidad de San Carlos
DF Luis Swisher June 21, 1978 (1978-06-21) (age 31) 22 0 Guatemala Universidad de San Carlos
DF Luis Rodríguez September 27, 1982 (1982-09-27) (age 27) 11 0 Guatemala Club Xelaju MC
MF Francisco Aguilar February 9, 1983 (1983-02-09) (age 27) 2 0 Guatemala Marquense
MF Juan Carlos Arriaza August 21, 1979 (1979-08-21) (age 30) 1 0 Guatemala Deportivo Heredia
MF José Manuel Contreras January 19, 1986 (1986-01-19) (age 24) 28 2 Guatemala Club Xelaju MC
MF Carlos Figueroa April 19, 1980 (1980-04-19) (age 29) 37 3 Guatemala Municipal
MF Fredy García January 12, 1977 (1977-01-12) (age 33) 70 20 Guatemala Deportivo Heredia
MF Carlos Quiñónez July 20, 1977 (1977-07-20) (age 32) 29 1 Guatemala CD Petapa
MF Guillermo Ramírez March 26, 1978 (1978-03-26) (age 31) 95 11 Honduras Marathon
MF Mario Rodríguez September 14, 1981 (1981-09-14) (age 28) 58 6 Guatemala CSD Municipal
MF Gonzalo Romero March 25, 1975 (1975-03-25) (age 34) 74 9 Guatemala Municipal
MF Freddy Thompson June 2, 1982 (1982-06-02) (age 27) 83 0 Guatemala Comunicaciones
FW Willie Sims January 18, 1984 (1984-01-18) (age 26) 1 0 United States Hollywood United Hitmen
FW Jairo Arreola September 20, 1985 (1985-09-20) (age 24) 2 0 Guatemala Comunicaciones
FW Otto Castillo July 22, 1983 (1983-07-22) (age 26) 0 0 Guatemala Comunicaciones
FW Tránsito Montepeque December 16, 1980 (1980-12-16) (age 29) 9 1 Guatemala Comunicaciones
FW Dwight Pezzarossi September 4, 1979 (1979-09-04) (age 30) 54 12 Guatemala Comunicaciones
FW Marvin Ávila December 6, 1985 (1985-12-06) (age 24) 25 3 Guatemala Municipal
FW Carlos Ruiz September 15, 1979 (1979-09-15) (age 30) 84 41 Mexico Puebla

Player history

* denotes a player still playing or available for selection.

Most capped players

# Name Career Caps
1 Victor Hugo Monzon 1979-1992 103
2 Guillermo Ramírez* 1997-present 91
3 Juan Carlos Plata 1996-2006 86
4 Carlos Ruiz* 1998-present 83
5 Allan Wellmann ?-1989 82
Julio Girón 1992-2006 82
6 Edgar Estrada 1995-2003 80
Gustavo Cabrera* 2001-present 80
8 Fredy Thompson* 2001-present 78
9 Julio Gómez 74
10 Gonzalo Romero* 2000-present 73
11 Erick Miranda 1991-2001 69
Fredy García* 2000-present 69
13 Juan Manuel Funes 1985-2000 66

Top goalscorers

# Name Career Goals
1 Carlos Ruiz* 1998-present 41
2 Juan Carlos Plata 1996-2006 35
3 Carlos Toledo 25
4 Mario Camposeco 1943-1951 23
5 Fredy García* 2000-present 20
6 Óscar Sánchez 19
7 Edwin Westphal 1985-1998 16
8 Juan Manuel Funes 1985-2000 16
9 Hugo Peña 1960-1969 13
10 Byron Pérez ?-1992 11
Dwight Pezzarossi* 2000-present 11
Guillermo Ramírez* 1997-present 11

Managers (1955–present)

Name Period Matches Wins Draws Losses Winning % Honours
Argentina Alfredo Cuevas 1955–1957
Argentina José Alberto Cevasco 1960–1961
Italy Argentina Afro Geronazzo 1961
Argentina César Viccino 1965
Uruguay Rubén Amorín 1967 Winner of the 1967 NORCECA Championship
Argentina César Viccino 1968–1969
Spain Lorenzo Ausina Tur 1969
Argentina Carmelo Faraone 1971
Italy Argentina Afro Geronazzo 1971–1972
Uruguay Rubén Amorín 1972
Chile Néstor Valdez Moraga 1972
Uruguay Rubén Amorín 1976
Argentina Carlos Cavagnaro 1976
Guatemala Carlos Wellman 1976
Guatemala José Ernesto Romero 1979
Uruguay Rubén Amorín 1980
Argentina Carlos Cavagnaro 1983
Yugoslavia Dragoslav Šekularac 1984–1985
Uruguay Julio César Cortés 1987
Guatemala Jorge Roldán 1988
Uruguay Rubén Amorín 1989–1990
Guatemala Haroldo Cordón 1991
Argentina Miguel Angel Brindisi 1992
Guatemala Jorge Roldán 1995 Runner up of the 1995 UNCAF Nations Cup
Argentina Juan Ramón Verón 1996 11 6 1 4 54.6%
Argentina Horacio Cordero 1996 9 5 0 4 55.6%
Argentina Miguel Angel Brindisi 1997–1998 23 9 11 3 39.1% Runner up of the 1997 UNCAF Nations Cup
Argentina Carlos Bilardo
Argentina Eduardo Luján Manera
1998 8 2 3 3 25.0%
Guatemala Benjamín Monterroso 1999 11 4 2 5 36.4% Runner up of the 1999 UNCAF Nations Cup
Uruguay Carlos Miloc 2000 5 0 3 2 0.0%
Uruguay Julio César Cortés 2000–2003 Winner of the 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup
Runner up of the 2003 UNCAF Nations Cup
Mexico Víctor Manuel Aguado 2003
Honduras Ramón Maradiaga 2004–2005 42 17 9 16 40.5%
Colombia Hernán Darío Gómez 2006–2008 21 5 4 12 23.8%
Honduras Ramón Maradiaga 2008 5 2 1 2 50.0%
Guatemala Benjamín Monterroso 2008–2009 5 1 0 4 20.0%

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See also

References

External links

Titles

Preceded by
1965 Mexico 
North American Champions
1967 (First title)
Succeeded by
1969 Costa Rica 

Simple English

Guatemala
Association Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala
Confederation CONCACAF
Coach Benjamín Monterroso
Most caps Guillermo Ramírez (93)
Top scorer Carlos Ruíz (41)
World Cup
Appearances 0

Guatemala national football team is the national football team of Guatemala.

Most appearances

PosPlayerAppsGoalsCareer
1Guillermo Ramírez93111997-present
2Juan Carlos Plata86351996-2006
3Carlos Ruíz83411998-present
4Allan Wellmann82?-1989
4Julio Girón8201992-2006
6Gustavo Adolfo Cabrera8012000-present
6Edgar Estrada8001995-2003
8Fredy Thompson7902001-present
9Victor Hugo Monzón751979-1992
10Julio Gómez Rendón74?

Top scorers

PosPlayerGoalsAppsCareer
1Carlos Ruíz41831998-present
2Juan Carlos Plata35861996-2006
3Carlos Toledo25?
4Mario Camposeco231943-1951
5Fredy García20691998-present
6Oscar Enrique Sánchez19?
7Edwin Westphal161985-1998
8Juan Manuel Funes15661985-2000
9Hugo Peña13?
10Byron Pérez11?-1992
10Guillermo Ramírez111997-present
10Dwight Pezzarossi112000-present

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