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Guatemala National Football Team

Guatemala
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Los Chapines
La Bicolor
La Furia Azul
AssociationNational Football Federation of Guatemala
Confederation
Head coachAmarini Villatoro[1]
CaptainRicardo Jerez
Most capsCarlos Ruiz (133)[2]
Top scorerCarlos Ruiz (68)
Home stadiumEstadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores
FIFA codeGUA
FIFA ranking
Current 131 Decrease 1 (22 October 2020)[3]
Highest50 (August 2006)
Lowest163 (November 1995)
Elo ranking
Current 84 Decrease 2 (19 November 2020)[4]
Highest40 (April 1972)
Lowest105 (February 2010)
First international
Guatemala Guatemala 10-1 Honduras 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; September 14, 1921)
Biggest win
Guatemala Guatemala 10-0 Anguilla 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; September 5, 2019)
Biggest defeat
 Costa Rica 9-1 Guatemala Guatemala
(San José, Costa Rica; July 24, 1955)
CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup
Appearances18 (first in 1963)
Best resultChampions (1967)

The Guatemala national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Guatemala) represents Guatemala in men's international football and is controlled by the Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala. Founded in 1919, it has been affiliated to FIFA since 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. Guatemala have never qualified for the finals tournament of the World Cup, although they have reached the final round of qualification on four occasions.

Guatemala won the 1967 CONCACAF Championship and the 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup. The team's best performance in a CONCACAF Gold Cup was in 1996, when they finished fourth. Guatemala has also earned a bronze medal at the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela. The national team kits are supplied by Umbro. Past kit suppliers include Atletica, Adidas and Puma.

History

Beginnings

Guatemala created its first soccer team, made up of 22 players, on 23 August 1902. The team was split into two sides, blue and white. With time, clubs were made and eventually the Guatemalan national team, nicknamed "la Azul y Blanco" (the blue and white), was created in 1921. Guatemala had its first game on 14 September 1921, in the Independence Centenary Games held in Guatemala City, against Honduras. The game was played in Guatemala City and Guatemala beat Honduras 10-1.[5] In the final, Guatemala were defeated 6-0 by Costa Rica.[6]

Guatemala had success in several editions of the CCCF Championship, the precursor of the Gold Cup, by being the runners-up in 1943, 1946, and 1948. In 1958, Guatemala began participating in the qualifying rounds of the World Cup. They finished last, without a point, in a group with Costa Rica and the Netherlands Antilles.[7]

Success in the 1960s

Guatemala's performance in the World Cup qualifying rounds began to improve in the 1960s. In 1962 they drew against both Costa Rica (4-4) and Honduras (1-1). However they again finished last in their qualifying group.[8]

Guatemala did not participate in the qualifying round in 1966, as FIFA refused theirparticipation for administrative reasons.

Guatemala joined CONCACAF in 1961. In 1967, they again showed the progress they had made when by participating by winning the Gold Cup for the only time in their history.[9] In that tournament, hosted by Honduras, Guatemala began with a 2-1 win against Haiti, followed by a 1-0 win over the defending champions, Mexico, a 0-0 draw against Honduras, a 2-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago, and a 2-0 win over Nicaragua. The forward Manuel "Escopeta" Recinos was Guatemala's top scorer with four goals, including the goal against Mexico.

Guatemala were also the runners-up in the CONCACAF Championship in 1965 and 1969.

Results

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Guatemala 9 5 4 1 0 7 1 6
2  Mexico 8 5 4 0 1 10 1 9
3  Honduras 6 5 2 2 1 4 2 2
4  Trinidad and Tobago 4 5 2 0 3 6 10 -4
5  Haiti 2 5 1 0 4 5 9 -4
6  Nicaragua 1 5 0 1 4 3 12 -9

In 1967, Guatemala showed further progress by qualifying for the 1968 Olympic football tournament in Mexico City. In the first round, they won 1-0 against Czechoslovakia, and 4-1 against Thailand, and lost to Bulgaria 2-1. They went on the next round, where they lost 1-0 to the eventual champions, Hungary.

2006 World Cup

Before the 2006 World Cup qualifiers, many fans[who?] saw Carlos Ruiz as the main focus in providing goals for the national team along with Juan Carlos Plata. Many other stars such as Fredy, Garcia, Gonzalo Romero, Guillermo Ramirez and Martin Machon were expected to play huge roles as well. In 2006 World Cup qualifying, Guatemala advanced to the third round by beating Suriname 4-2. There they finished second in Group B, behind Costa Rica, with 10 points each. In the fourth round they started with a 0-0 draw against Panama and a 5-1 win against Trinidad and Tobago. Then followed a 2-0 loss against the United States and Mexico and a 3-2 loss against Costa Rica, and a 2-1 win against Panama. They lost against Trinidad and Tobago 3-2, drew against the United States 0-0 and then lost to Mexico 5-2. Guatemala had 8 points with one game left, and a win alongside a Trinidad and Tobago defeat against Mexico would send them into the play-offs. They won 3-1 against Costa Rica but Trinidad and Tobago beat Mexico 2-1. They finished in fifth place, two points away from the play-off spot. Juan Carlos Plata and Martin Machón announced their retirement from International Football in 2006.

2010 World Cup

After a third-place finish at the 2007 UNCAF Nations Cup, and reaching the knockout stage in the Gold Cup of the same year, along with a couple of satisfying friendly matches including a 3-2 win against Mexico, many[who?] saw Hernán Darío Gómez as the next coach to lead Guatemala into the Hexagonal in the World Cup qualifying stage. However, after losing 5-0 in early 2008 against a under-23 Argentine team, the Colombian soon departed. During 2010 World Cup qualifying, expectations of qualifying for the finals were set among the national team as Ramon Maradiaga returned as coach. They began well by advancing to the third round by defeating Saint Lucia 9-1 on aggregate.

In the third round, Guatemala began with a 1-0 home loss to the United States, with controversies surrounding the Panamanian referee Roberto Moreno, including not awarding a penalty to Guatemala in the first half after a handball from Steve Cherundolo as well as Gustavo Cabrera being sent off after colliding with Eddie Lewis in the second half. In their second match, Los Chapines salvaged a draw in the closing minutes of the game against Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain after Carlos Gallardo deflected a free kick by Marco Pappa. On 10 September, Cuba shocked the Guatemala fans by taking the lead after Roberto Linares scored in the 25th minute, but by half-time, Carlos Ruiz had equalised, and in the second half, Ruiz scored again. Mario Rodríguez and José Manuel Contreras also scored and Guatemala won 4-1.

On 11 October, many fans gathered around the Estadio Mateo Flores for the game against Trinidad and Tobago. Despite being reduced to 10 men, the Soca Warriors were able to hold Guatemala to a 0-0 stalemate. Guatemala then lost in Cuba, falling behind 1-0 after Jaime Colome scored a penalty. Marco Pappa volleyed in an equalizer in the 80th minute, but Urgelles won the match for Cuba in the 90th minute. Meanwhile, the Trinidadians defeated the United States 2-1 at home, putting them in second place. Maradiaga was fired and Benjamin Monterroso was appointed, focusing on the Copa UNCAF the following January. A 2-0 away loss against the United States confirmed the elimination of the national team from the World Cup.

At the UNCAF nations cup, Monterroso wanted to introduce more younger players into the starting line up such as Minor Lopez, Ricardo Jerez and Wilson Lalin, but Guatemala lost both group stage matches against Costa Rica and also lost 2-0 to Nicaragua in the play-off match for the final berth to attend the next Gold Cup; Minor Lopez was the lone goal scorer for Los Bicolores. As a result, the national team were inactive for the next two years and Monterroso stepped down after two months in charge.

2014 World Cup

In May 2010, the Uruguayan-born Paraguayan Ever Hugo Almeida was appointed as the Guatemala's next coach. At the 2011 Copa Centroamericana, formerly known as the "UNCAF Nations Cup", Guatemala finished in fifth place, losing 2-0 to Costa Rica and 3-1 Honduras before defeating Nicaragua 2-1 to qualify for the 2011 Gold Cup.

At the Gold Cup, Guatemala drew 0-0 against Honduras despite being reduced to nine men. They lost against a physically superior Jamaica 2-0, but managed to redeem themselves by beating Grenada 4-0, with goals from José Javier del Águila, Marco Pappa, Carlos Ruiz, and Carlos Gallardo. In the quarter-finals, they lost to 2-1 the reigning champions Mexico, after Ruiz had given them the lead in the first half.

For the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, Guatemala began in the second round with six wins in six games, advancing to a third round group alongside the United States, Jamaica and Antigua and Barbuda. Before the third round, three key players - Guillermo Ramirez, Gustavo Cabrera and Yony Flores - were sent home during a practice session after their team-mates Ruiz and Luis Rodriguez heard of their involvement in money laundering and bribery in fixing multiple fixtures; they were subsequently banned for life.[]

The team began with an away loss to Jamaica, with Dwight Pezzarossi only managing to pull back one goal in stoppage time. In the next match, Guatemala drew at home against the United States, after they equalised from Marco Pappa's free kick. At home against Antigua and Barbuda, Guatemala again fell behind, but after the Antiguan goalkeeper Molvin James was sent off for wasting time, Ruiz scored a brace and a goal from Pezzarossi sealed a 3-1 victory. Four days later, a goal from Ruiz sufficed for an away win against the same opponents in North Sound.

Guatemala beat Jamaica at home 2-1, leaving them needing a draw against the United States to progress to the final stage of the qualifiers. After they taking the lead in the first five minutes thanks to Ruiz, the United States scored three times, and Guatemala finished behind Jamaica on goal difference.

In January 2013, still led by Almeida, Guatemala participated in the 2013 Copa Centroamericana. With a team of mainly younger players, they could only manage three draws in their group play (1-1 against Nicaragua, 0-0 against Belize and 1-1 against Costa Rica), losing out to Belize for direct qualification for the 2013 Gold Cup. They faced Panama in the fifth place match, but lost 3-1, and Almeida stepped down in favour of the technical director, Victor Hugo Monzón.

2016 suspension

On Oct 28, 2016, the Guatemalan football federation was suspended indefinitely by FIFA, after the international football governing body had appointed an oversight committee to look into allegations of corruption.[10] FIFA stated that the Guatemalan federation (FEDEFUT) had rejected the committee's mandate to run FEDEFUT's business, organize elections, and modernize its statutes, and would remain barred from international competition until FEDEFUT ratified an extension of the mandate.[11] The football team missed their chance on qualifying on the 2017 and 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments (2017 Copa Centroamericana and 2019-20 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying) as they missed deadlines to have their suspension lifted.

The suspension was lifted on 31 May 2018 after FEDEFUT's normalization committee became fully operational.[12]

Home stadium

The Estadio Nacional Mateo Flores, also known as Coloso de la Zona 5, is a multi-use national stadium in Guatemala City, the largest in Guatemala. It was built in 1948, to host the Central American and Caribbean Games in 1950, and was renamed after long-distance runner Mateo Flores, winner of the 1952 Boston Marathon. It has a capacity of 26,000 seats.

Used mostly for football matches, the stadium has hosted the majority of the home matches of the Guatemala national football team throughout its history.

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Not an FIFA member Not an FIFA member
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950 Did not enter Declined participation
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958 Did not qualify 3 0 0 3 4 12
Chile 1962 4 0 2 2 7 10
England 1966 Entry not accepted Entry not accepted
Mexico 1970 Did not qualify 4 1 2 1 5 3
West Germany 1974 7 2 3 2 6 6
Argentina 1978 11 4 3 4 23 16
Spain 1982 8 3 3 2 10 2
Mexico 1986 4 2 1 1 7 3
Italy 1990 10 3 2 5 9 10
United States 1994 2 0 1 1 0 2
France 1998 8 4 2 2 6 9
South Korea Japan 2002 13 6 3 4 23 15
Germany 2006 18 7 4 7 27 29
South Africa 2010 8 3 2 3 15 8
Brazil 2014 12 9 1 2 28 11
Russia 2018 10 5 2 3 21 12
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026
Total - 0/21 - - - - - - 122 49 31 42 191 148

CONCACAF Gold Cup

CONCACAF Championship / CONCACAF Gold Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
El Salvador 1963 Fourth place 4th 4 1 2 1 7 6 Squad
Guatemala 1965 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 11 5 Squad
Honduras 1967 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 7 1 Squad
Costa Rica 1969 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 2 0 10 2 Squad
Trinidad and Tobago 1971 Did not qualify
Haiti 1973 Fifth place 5th 5 0 3 2 4 6 Squad
Mexico 1977 Fifth place 5th 5 1 1 3 8 10 Squad
Honduras 1981 Did not qualify
1985 Round 1 5th 4 2 1 1 7 3 Squad
1989 Fourth place 4th 6 1 1 4 4 7 Squad
United States 1991 Group stage 7th 3 1 0 2 1 5 Squad
Mexico United States 1993 Did not enter
United States 1996 Fourth place 4th 4 1 0 3 3 5 Squad
United States 1998 Group stage 7th 3 0 2 1 3 4 Squad
United States 2000 Group stage 10th 2 0 1 1 3 5 Squad
United States 2002 Group stage 12th 2 0 0 2 1 4 Squad
Mexico United States 2003 Group stage 11th 2 0 1 1 1 3 Squad
United States 2005 Group stage 11th 3 0 1 2 4 9 Squad
United States 2007 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 1 2 2 5 Squad
United States 2009 Did not qualify
United States 2011 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 1 2 5 4 Squad
United States 2013 Did not qualify
Canada United States 2015 Group stage 12th 3 0 1 2 1 4 Squad
United States 2017 Disqualified due to FIFA Suspension
Costa Rica Jamaica United States 2019
2021 To be determined Squad
Total 1 Title 18/25 69 19 20 30 82 88 --

CONCACAF Nations League

CONCACAF Nations League record
Season Division Group Pld W D L GF GA P/R RK
United States 2019-20 C C 4 4 0 0 25 0 Rise 29th
2022-23 B C 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD
Total 4 4 0 0 25 0

Copa Centroamericana

Copa Centroamericana record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Costa Rica 1991 Third place 3rd 3 0 2 1 0 1
Honduras 1993 Did not enter
El Salvador 1995 Runners-up 2nd 4 2 0 2 2 5
Guatemala 1997 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 2 0 10 3
Costa Rica 1999 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 5 2
Honduras 2001 Champions 1st 5 2 3 0 9 5
Panama 2003 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 10 4
Guatemala 2005 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 10 5
El Salvador 2007 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 3 2
Honduras 2009 Round 1 6th 3 0 0 3 1 6
Panama 2011 Fifth place 5th 3 1 0 2 3 6
Costa Rica 2013 Sixth place 6th 4 0 3 1 3 5
United States 2014 Runners-up 2nd 4 3 0 1 7 4
Panama 2017 Disqualified due to FIFA Suspension
Total 1 Title 12/14 51 23 14 14 63 48

CCCF Championship

CCCF Championship record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Costa Rica 1941 Did not enter
El Salvador 1943 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 21 11
Costa Rica 1946 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 20 10
Guatemala 1948 Runners-up 2nd 8 3 4 1 20 16
Panama 1951 Did not enter
Costa Rica 1953 Third place 3rd 6 3 2 1 8 8
Honduras 1955 Sixth place 6th 6 1 0 5 6 9
Netherlands Antilles 1957 Did not enter
Cuba 1960
Costa Rica 1961 Round 1 5th 4 2 0 2 7 7
Total Runners-up 6/10 35 16 8 11 82 61

Olympic Games

Olympic Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
France 1900 Did not participate
United States 1904
United Kingdom 1908
Sweden 1912
Belgium 1920
France 1924
Netherlands 1928
Nazi Germany 1936
United Kingdom 1948
Finland 1952
Australia 1956
Italy 1960
Japan 1964
Mexico 1968 Quarter-finals 8th 4 2 0 2 6 4 Squad
West Germany 1972 Did not qualify
Canada 1976 Group stage 10th 3 0 2 1 2 5 Squad
Soviet Union 1980 Did not qualify
United States 1984
Korea 1988 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 2 12 Squad
Spain 1992 Did not qualify
United States 1996
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012
Brazil 2016
Japan 2020
Total Quarter-finals 3/27 3 0 1 2 2 8 --

Note: Football at the Summer Olympics has been an under-23 tournament since 1992.

Pan American Games

Pan American Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Argentina 1951 Did not qualify
Mexico 1955
United States 1959
Brazil 1963
Canada 1967
Colombia 1971
Mexico 1975
Puerto Rico 1979 Group stage 7th 2 0 1 1 2 4
Venezuela 1983 Bronze medal 3rd 4 1 2 1 6 4
United States 1987 Group stage 5th 3 1 1 1 3 2
Cuba 1991 Did not qualify
Argentina 1995
Canada 1999 Group stage 7th 4 1 1 2 4 5
Dominican Republic 2003 Group stage 7th 3 0 1 2 2 5
Brazil 2007 Did not qualify
Mexico 2011
Canada 2015
Peru 2019
Total 1 Bronze medal 5/18 16 3 6 7 17 20

Note: Football at the Pan American Games has been an under-23 tournament since 1999.

Central American and Caribbean Games

Central American and Caribbean Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Cuba 1930 Round 1 6th 2 0 0 2 3 16
El Salvador 1935 Sixth place 6th 5 0 1 4 6 17
Panama 1938 Did not qualify
Colombia 1946 Sixth place 6th 6 1 1 4 12 20
Guatemala 1950 Runners-up 2nd 5 2 1 2 4 4
Mexico 1954 Did not qualify
Venezuela 1959
Jamaica 1962
Puerto Rico 1966 Fourth place 4th 5 1 2 2 5 9
Panama 1970 Did not qualify
Dominican Republic 1974
Colombia 1978
Cuba 1982
Dominican Republic 1986 Withdrew
Mexico 1990 Did not qualify
Puerto Rico 1993
Venezuela 1998 Group stage 10th 3 1 0 2 4 9
El Salvador 2002 Quarter-finals 10th 3 1 1 1 4 4
Colombia 2006 Did not qualify
Puerto Rico 2010 Seventh place 7th 2 0 1 1 0 3
Mexico 2014 Did not qualify
Colombia 2018 Disqualified due to FIFA Suspension
Total Runners-up 8/22 31 6 7 18 38 82

Central American Games

Central American Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Guatemala 1973 Fourth place 4th 4 1 1 2 4 3
El Salvador 1977 Fourth place 4th 6 1 1 4 2 7
Guatemala 1986 Champions 1st 3 2 1 0 4 1
Honduras 1990 Did not participate
El Salvador 1994 Fourth place 4th 3 1 1 1 11 5
Honduras 1997 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 4 5
Guatemala 2001 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 13 3
Honduras 2006 Not held
Panama 2010
Costa Rica 2013 Fourth place 4th 4 1 0 3 3 5
Nicaragua 2017 Disqualified due to FIFA Suspension
Total 2 Titles 7/11 29 12 5 12 41 29

All-time head-to-head record

As of 15 November 2020 after the match against  Honduras.[13]

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

  1. ^ Includes matches against  Netherlands Antilles.
  2. ^ Includes matches against  Soviet Union.

Schedule and results

The following is a list of match results from the previous 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win   Draw   Loss

2019

21 November FriendlyGuatemala 8-0 Antigua and BarbudaCoatepeque, Guatemala
Report Stadium: Estadio Israel Barrios
Referee: Sergio Reyna (Guatemala)

2020

30 September FriendlyMexico 3-0 GuatemalaMexico City, Mexico
21:00 Report Stadium: Estadio Azteca
Referee: Fernando Hernández Gómez (Mexico)
15 November FriendlyGuatemala 2-1 HondurasGuatemala City, Guatemala
11:00
Report
Stadium: Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores
Referee: Mario Alberto Escobar Toca (Guatemala)

2021

March 2021 (2021-03) 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifyingGuatemala v CubaTBD
Stadium: TBD
July 2021 (2021-07) CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifyingGuatemala v GuyanaUnited States
Stadium: TBD

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for a friendly game against Nicaragua on 6 October 2020.
Caps and goals updated as of 6 October 2020 after the game against Nicaragua.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Kevin Moscoso (1993-06-13) 13 June 1993 (age 27) 1 0 Guatemala Cobán Imperial
1GK Manuel Sosa (1987-04-05) 5 April 1987 (age 33) 0 0 Guatemala Malacateco

2DF Carlos Gallardo (1984-04-08) 8 April 1984 (age 36) 69 4 Guatemala Municipal
2DF Moisés Hernández (1992-03-05) 5 March 1992 (age 28) 17 0 Guatemala Antigua
2DF José Carlos Pinto (1993-06-16) 16 June 1993 (age 27) 14 0 Guatemala Comunicaciones
2DF Wilson Pineda (1993-09-23) 23 September 1993 (age 27) 9 2 Guatemala Guastatoya
2DF Gerardo Gordillo (1994-08-17) 17 August 1994 (age 26) 3 0 Guatemala Comunicaciones
2DF Óscar Castellanos (2000-01-18) 18 January 2000 (age 20) 0 0 Guatemala Xelajú MC

3MF Jorge Aparicio (1992-11-21) 21 November 1992 (age 28) 23 0 Guatemala Comunicaciones
3MF Rodrigo Saravia (1993-02-22) 22 February 1993 (age 27) 19 0 Guatemala Comunicaciones
3MF Alejandro Galindo (1992-03-05) 5 March 1992 (age 28) 18 6 Guatemala Comunicaciones
3MF Jorge Vargas (1993-02-26) 26 February 1993 (age 27) 16 2 Guatemala Guastatoya
3MF Rudy Barrientos (1999-03-01) 1 March 1999 (age 21) 5 1 Guatemala Municipal
3MF Luis de León (1995-11-14) 14 November 1995 (age 25) 5 1 Guatemala Municipal
3MF Stheven Robles (1995-11-12) 12 November 1995 (age 25) 5 1 Guatemala Comunicaciones
3MF Eduardo Soto (1990-03-03) 3 March 1990 (age 30) 5 0 Guatemala Cobán Imperial
3MF Marco Domínguez (1996-02-25) 25 February 1996 (age 24) 2 0 Guatemala Antigua
3MF Darwin Lom (1997-07-14) 14 July 1997 (age 23) 2 0 United States Chattanooga FC

4FW Jairo Arreola (1985-09-20) 20 September 1985 (age 35) 27 1 Guatemala Antigua
4FW Antonio López (1997-04-10) 10 April 1997 (age 23) 3 0 Mexico América
4FW Christopher Ramírez (1994-01-08) 8 January 1994 (age 26) 2 0 Guatemala Sanarate
4FW Víctor Matta (1990-03-16) 16 March 1990 (age 30) 0 0 Guatemala Xelajú MC

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team in the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up

GK Nicholas Hagen (1996-08-02) 2 August 1996 (age 24) 11 0 Azerbaijan Sabail v.  Panama, 4 March 2020

DF Eduardo Soto (1990-03-03) 3 March 1990 (age 30) 5 0 Guatemala Cobán Imperial v.  Mexico, 30 September 2020
DF Allen Yanes (1997-07-04) 4 July 1997 (age 23) 9 0 Guatemala Comunicaciones v.  Antigua and Barbuda, 21 November 2019
DF Manuel López (1990-04-26) 26 April 1990 (age 30) 4 0 Guatemala Municipal v.  Antigua and Barbuda, 21 November 2019

MF Luis Martínez (1991-12-14) 14 December 1991 (age 28) 16 3 Guatemala Guastatoya v.  Mexico, 30 September 2020

FW Edi Danilo Guerra (1987-12-11) 11 December 1987 (age 32) 15 9 Guatemala Cobán Imperial v.  Antigua and Barbuda, 21 November 2019

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET Player retired from the national team.
SUS Player is serving suspension.
WD Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue.

Records

As of 6 October 2020[14]
Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.

Managers

[15]

Name Period Matches Wins Draws Losses Winning % Notes
Costa Rica Roberto Figueredo 1930 2 0 0 2 00.0% [16]
England Jimmy Elliott 1935 5 0 1 4 20.0% [16]
Guatemala Manuel Felipe Carrera 1943 6 4 1 1 66.7% 1943 CCCF Championship 2nd place[17]
Guatemala Juan Francisco Aguirre 1946 5 3 1 1 60.0% [17]
Guatemala Juan Francisco Aguirre
Guatemala Manuel Felipe Carrera
1946 6 1 1 4 16.7% [17]
Argentina José Alberto Cevasco 1948 8 3 4 1 37.5% 1948 CCCF Championship 2nd place[17][18]
Argentina Enrique Natalio Pascal Palomini 1950 6 3 1 2 50.0% [19]
Guatemala Juan Francisco Aguirre 1953
Argentina Alfredo Cuevas 1955-1957
Argentina José Alberto Cevasco 1960-1961
Spain Lorenzo Ausina Tur 1963
Argentina César Viccino 1965
Uruguay Rubén Amorín 1967 1967 CONCACAF 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 Wellmann 1976
Guatemala José Ernesto Romero 1979
Uruguay Rubén Amorín 1980
Argentina Carlos Cavagnaro 1983
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragoslav ?ekularac 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 1995 UNCAF Nations Cup 2nd place
Argentina Juan Ramón Verón 1996 11 6 1 4 54.6%
Argentina Horacio Cordero 1996 18 7 5 6 48.1%
Argentina Miguel Angel Brindisi 1997-1998 23 9 11 3 39.1% 1997 UNCAF Nations Cup 2nd place
Argentina Carlos Bilardo
Argentina Eduardo Luján Manera
1998 8 2 3 3 25.0%
Guatemala Benjamín Monterroso 1999 11 4 2 5 36.4% 1999 UNCAF Nations Cup 2nd place
Uruguay Carlos Miloc 2000 5 0 3 2 0.0%
Uruguay Julio César Cortés 2000-2003 33 13 12 7 39.4% 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup
2003 UNCAF Nations Cup (Runner-up)
Mexico Víctor Manuel Aguado 2003 7 1 2 4 14.3%
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%
Uruguay Paraguay Ever Hugo Almeida 2010-2013 40 16 7 17 45.8%
Guatemala Víctor Hugo Monzón 2013 4 0 1 3 11.1%
Chile Sergio Pardo[20] 2013-2014 1 0 0 1 0.0%
Argentina Ivan Franco Sopegno 2014-2015 23 9 4 10 44.9% 2014 Copa Centroamericana (Runner-up)
Guatemala Walter Claverí 2016-2019 11 4 2 5 40%
Guatemala Amarini Villatoro 2019-Present 8 5 1 2 76%


Honours

Major competitions

Minor competitions

  • Runners-up (1): 1950
  • Bronze medal (1): 1983
  • Third place (1): 1999

See also

References

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  2. ^ Guatemala - Record International Players RSSSF
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  4. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 19 November 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ RSSSF.com: «Guatemala - List of International Matches» (en inglés)
  6. ^ Courtney, Barrie (14 August 2008). "Guatemala International Soccer Matches Since 1920". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010.
  7. ^ Rinke, Stefan (2014). The FIFA World Cup 1930 - 2010. Wallstein Verlag: Göttingen. pp. 52-53. ISBN 9783835314573.
  8. ^ "Preliminaries North, Central America and Caribbean". Fifa.com. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ "CONCACAF NATIONS CUP 1967". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ Menchu, Sofia (28 October 2016). "FIFA suspends Guatemalan soccer federation, citing resistance to oversight". Reuters. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "Guatemala suspended from international football". Reuters. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ "FIFA lifts suspension of Guatemalan Football Association". FIFA. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Guatemala".
  14. ^ Passo Alpuin, Luis Fernando. "Guatemala - Record International Players". RSSSF.
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