Chile
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)La Roja (The Red One)
AssociationFederación de Fútbol de Chile (FFCh)
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachEduardo Berizzo
CaptainClaudio Bravo
Most capsGary Medel
Alexis Sánchez (152)
Top scorerAlexis Sánchez (49)
Home stadiumEstadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos
FIFA codeCHI
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 29 Steady (6 October 2022)[1]
Highest3 (April–May 2016)
Lowest84 (December 2002)
First international
 Argentina 3–1 Chile 
(Buenos Aires, Argentina; 27 May 1910)
Biggest win
 Chile 7–0 Venezuela 
(Santiago, Chile; 29 August 1979)
 Chile 7–0 Armenia 
(Viña del Mar, Chile; 4 January 1997)
 Mexico 0–7 Chile 
(Santa Clara, United States; 18 June 2016)[2]
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 7–0 Chile 
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 17 September 1959)
World Cup
Appearances9 (first in 1930)
Best resultThird place (1962)
Copa América
Appearances40 (first in 1916)
Best resultChampions (2015, 2016)
Panamerican Championship
Appearances2 (first in 1952)
Best resultRunners-up (1952)
FIFA Confederations Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2017)
Best resultRunners-up (2017)

The Chile national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Chile) represents Chile in men's international football competitions and is controlled by the Federación de Fútbol de Chile which was established in 1895. The team is commonly referred to as La Roja ("The Red One").[5][6][7] Chile have appeared in nine World Cup tournaments and were hosts of the 1962 FIFA World Cup where they finished in third place, the highest position the country has ever achieved in the World Cup.

Chile won their first Copa América title on home soil at the 2015 Copa América, defeating Argentina in the final.[8] They successfully defended their title in another final against Argentina won on penalties at Copa América Centenario the following year in the United States.[9] Prior to this, Chile had been runners-up in the competition on four occasions. As a result of winning the 2015 Copa América, they qualified for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, where they finished second, behind Germany, in their debut appearance.

History

Main article: History of the Chile national football team

The Chilean national team playing at the 1930 FIFA World Cup against Mexico.
The Chilean national team playing at the 1930 FIFA World Cup against Mexico.

The Federación de Fútbol de Chile is the second oldest South American federation, having been founded in Valparaíso on 19 June 1895.[10] Chile was one of the four founding member nations of CONMEBOL. Together with Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay, the four competed in the first South American Championship, later to be renamed the Copa América, in 1916. On 12 October 1926, Chile made the first corner-kick goal in Copa América history in a match against Bolivia. Chile was one of the thirteen national teams that competed in the inaugural World Cup in 1930. The team started off well, beating Mexico and France without conceding a goal. A 3–1 loss to Argentina in the final game left the Chilean team in second place within the group, eliminating it from the tournament. In the 1950 World Cup, Chile defeated the United States, 5–2, but nevertheless was eliminated in the first round.

The best Chilean result in the World Cup was third place in 1962, as the host nation. Chile lost 4–2 to eventual champion Brazil in a semi-final but went on to defeat Yugoslavia 1–0 to earn third place. Chilean players made two World Cup firsts: the first player to miss a World Cup penalty kick was the Chilean Guillermo Subiabre, in a 1930 FIFA World Cup match against France,[11] and Carlos Caszely of Chile became the first player to be sent off with a red card, during a match against West Germany at the 1974 World Cup.

A scandal known as "El Maracanazo" occurred on 3 September 1989. At a 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifying match at Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium, Brazil led Chile 1–0 and La Roja needed to win. Chilean goalkeeper Roberto Rojas fell to the pitch with an apparent injury to his forehead. A firework had been thrown from the stands by a Brazilian fan named Rosenery Mello do Nascimento and was smouldering about a yard away.[12] After Rojas was carried off the pitch, the Chilean players and coaches claimed that conditions were not safe and they refused to return, so the match was abandoned. However, video footage of the match showed that the firework had not made contact with Rojas. FIFA forfeited the game to Brazil, Chile was banned from the qualifiers for the 1994 FIFA World Cup, and Rojas was banned for life,[13] although an amnesty was granted in 2001.[14]

On 19 July 2007, the Chilean Football Federation banned six of the national team players, because of "internal indiscipline" during the Copa América tournament, for 20 international matches each as they destroyed the team hotel property while drunk. The players banned were captain Jorge Valdivia, defenders Álvaro Ormeño, Rodrigo Tello, Jorge Vargas, Pablo Contreras and striker Reinaldo Navia.[15] Nelson Acosta's resignation as manager came after Chile were knocked out of the 2007 Copa América. After serving 10 matches from the ban, all players aside from Ormeno sent a letter of apology acknowledging their actions which lifted the ban. Chile had qualified to the quarter-finals after a 3–2 win against Ecuador, and a 0–0 draw against Mexico. But two losses, one of those being a 6–1 defeat against Brazil, sealed Acosta's fate. Former Argentina manager Marcelo Bielsa was given the task of becoming the Chile national team manager in preparation for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.[16]

On 16 October 2008, Chile beat Argentina 1–0 for the first time in a qualifying competition, making history. Marcelo Bielsa was acclaimed for this accomplishment by both Chilean and Argentinian people. This match was seen as one of the reasons that ended Alfio Basile's tenure as Argentina's coach.

After finishing in second place of the CONMEBOL qualifiers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa and reaching the round of 16 at the tournament, head coach Marcelo Bielsa extended his contract with the Chilean national team until 2015. Bielsa stated that he would leave his position if Jorge Segovia were elected as President of the Chilean Football Board. He followed through on this threat, despite Segovia's election being annulled, and resigned in February 2011. Claudio Borghi then became Chile's manager in March 2011.

After a string of bad performances and harsh criticisms, Claudio Borghi stepped down as Chile's manager in November 2012. A new manager, Jorge Sampaoli, was appointed in December 2012. A disciple of Marcelo Bielsa, Jorge Sampaoli broke new records for La Roja by winning 10, drawing 3, and losing only 3 of 15 games as the head of the Chilean national team.

Chile playing against tournament hosts Brazil, at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Round of 16.
Chile playing against tournament hosts Brazil, at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Round of 16.

With Sampaoli, Chile were able to qualify for 2014 FIFA World Cup, reaching to the round of 16, where Chile lost to Brazil in penalties.

In the 2015 Copa América, Chile won their first game against Ecuador, with 2–0 being the score. In their second game, Chile drew against Mexico. Chile advanced to the knockout stage as Group A winners with 7 points and most goals scored of any team in the tournament (10). Then they beat Uruguay in the quarterfinals and Peru in the semifinals. In the final, Chile defeated Argentina on penalties (4–1) after a 0–0 draw, to win their first Copa America title.

In January 2016, just six months after winning the 2015 Copa America, Jorge Sampaoli stepped down as Chile's manager.[17] A new manager, the Argentinean Juan Antonio Pizzi, was appointed at the end of the same month, who then led La Roja to a second Copa America Centenario 2016 victory after again beating Argentina in the final.[18]

In the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup held in Russia, for which they had qualified by winning the Copa America, Chile won their first group stage match against Cameroon with 2–0 being the score. In their second match against the Germany, Chile drew after a hard match and both team scored 1. In their final game of the group stage against Australia, Chile drew once again but qualified to the knockout stage on virtue of having more points than Australia, though having less points than Germany. In the semis, after a tense and exciting match, Chile came out on top, beating Portugal on Penalties, 3–0 and hence they qualified for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Final. In their first ever final in a FIFA-sanctioned tournament, Chile faced Germany and lost 1–0.

On 10 October 2017, after losing 3–0 to Brazil, Chile failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, causing an end to what was perceived as their "golden generation". They ended up being the highest ranked team that failed to qualify at 9th, placing sixth in the round-robin after losing out on overall goal difference to Peru, the number of points being equal.

Team image

The team kit consists of a red jersey, blue shorts, and white socks. The away jersey features a white jersey, white shorts, and blue socks. The color scheme of red, white, and blue that was featured in the 1947 South American Championship, the precursor of the Copa América, has remained in place since. In 2016, red shorts were introduced as an option for the first time.

In August 2010, Puma acquired the contract to be the official kit supplier for the Chilean team from 2011 to 2015, paying US$ 3 million per year, also providing referees' kits and balls for domestic club competitions. The previous kit supplier, from 2004 to 2010 including the 2010 World Cup, was Brooks Sports.[19]

Puma company ended its link after the 2015 Copa América with the tender for the new brand that will outfit the team since August 2015. This procedure was won by the American company Nike. The contract with Nike was supposed to last until the 2022 FIFA World Cup, but ended prematurely when the Chilean Football Federation sued Nike for missing payments in 2021.[20][21] This dispute lead to Chile blocking the Nike patch with a flag during the 2021 Copa América. On 1 September 2021, Adidas were announced as the national team kit supplier until 2026.[22]

Home stadium

Main article: Estadio Nacional de Chile

Estadio Nacional at night.
Estadio Nacional at night.

The Chilean national team plays their qualifying matches at the Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos located in Santiago, Chile and can be found at the commune of Ñuñoa. The construction of the stadium began in February 1937, and opened on 3 December 1938. The current official registered capacity is of 49,000 spectators, but has surpassed the 75,000 mark on many occasions when the match is of high demand.[23] An example would be the 1962 FIFA World Cup semi-final match Chile vs. Brazil, where over 76,000 spectators viewed the game. The maximum attendance ever was 85,262 on 26 December 1962, for a game between Universidad Católica and Universidad de Chile.

It has hosted four Copa América finals, the final of the 1962 FIFA World Cup and the final to the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Rivalries

Chile has no special rivalry, however, two matches are considered important: those against Argentina, and Peru.

Argentina

With 90 games played, is the most played fixture in the history of the Chilean national team and the third most played for Argentina after their encounters with Uruguay and Brazil. The teams' first meeting was in Buenos Aires on 27 May 1910, and matches always draw large crowds in Chile. Only 1 of the 6 victories on the 90 games played, was in an official competition, which occurred in 2010 World Cup qualification.

Peru

Main article: Chile–Peru football rivalry

The Chile–Peru football rivalry is known in Spanish as the Clásico del Pacífico ("Pacific Derby").[24] The rivalry is considered to be one of the fiercest rivalries in the world,[25] with CNN World Sport editor Greg Duke ranking it among the top ten football rivalries in the world.[26] The rivalry between Chile and Peru stems from historical politics, border disputes, and the War of the Pacific,[27][28][29] with the rivalry producing some of the most intense matches in South American footballing history.[25]

Chile first faced Peru in the 1935 South American Championship, losing 1–0.[30]

Sponsors

Kit suppliers

Period Kit supplier
1973 France Le Coq Sportif
1974–1983 West Germany Adidas
1984 Switzerland Power
1984 Brazil Penalty
1985 West Germany Puma
1986 United Kingdom Umbro
1987 Switzerland Power
1987–1988 West Germany Puma
1988-1990 West Germany Adidas
1990–1991 United Kingdom Umbro
1992 United States Avia
1993–1994 Germany Adidas
1995 Brazil Rhumell
1996–2000 United Kingdom Reebok
2000–2003 United Kingdom Umbro
2003–2010 United States Brooks
2010–2015 Germany Puma
2015–2021 United States Nike
2021– Germany Adidas

Results and fixtures

Further information: Chile national football team results (2020–present)

2021

8 December Friendly Mexico  2–2  Chile Austin, United States
20:00 UTC-6
  • Giménez 9'
  • Silva 64'
Report
Stadium: Q2 Stadium
Attendance: 17,202
Referee: Selvin Brown (Honduras)
11 December Friendly El Salvador  0–1  Chile Los Angeles, United States
15:00 UTC-8 Report
Stadium: Banc of California Stadium
Referee: Pierre Luce Lauziere (Canada)

2022

27 January 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Chile  1–2  Argentina Calama, Chile
21:15 UTC–3 Report Stadium: Estadio Zorros del Desierto
Referee: Anderson Daronco (Brazil)
1 February 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Bolivia  2–3  Chile La Paz, Bolivia
16:00 UTC–4
Report
Stadium: Estadio Hernando Siles
Referee: Alexis Herrera (Venezuela)
24 March 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Brazil  4–0  Chile Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
20:30 UTC–3
Report Stadium: Maracanã
Referee: Darío Herrera (Argentina)
29 March 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Chile  0–2  Uruguay Santiago, Chile
20:30 UTC–3 Report Stadium: Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo
Referee: Patricio Loustau (Argentina)
6 June Friendly South Korea  2–0  Chile Daejeon, South Korea
20:00 UTC+9 Report Stadium: Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Attendance: 40,135
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
10 June 2022 Kirin Cup Soccer Chile  0–2  Tunisia Kobe, Japan
15:15 UTC+9 Report (JFA)
Stadium: Noevir Stadium Kobe
Referee: Tanimoto Ryo (Japan)
14 June 2022 Kirin Cup Soccer Chile  0–0
(1–3 p)
 Ghana Osaka, Japan
15:15 UTC+9 Report (JFA) Stadium: Panasonic Stadium Suita
Attendance: 6,185
Referee: Hiroki Kasahara (Japan)
Penalties
23 September Friendly Morocco  2–0  Chile Barcelona, Spain
21:00 UTC+2
Report Stadium: RCDE Stadium
Referee: Martin Dohál (Slovakia)
27 September Friendly Chile  2–2  Qatar Vienna, Austria
19:00 UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Franz Horr Stadium
Referee: Julian Weinberger (Austria)
16 November Friendly Poland  1–0  Chile Warsaw, Poland
18:00 (UTC+2)
Report Stadium: Stadion Wojska Polskiego
Attendance: 27,900
Referee: Harm Osmers (Germany)
20 November Friendly Slovakia  0–0  Chile Bratislava, Slovakia
15:00 UTC+2 Report Stadium: Tehelné pole
Attendance: 19,757
Referee: Ondřej Berka (Czech Republic)

Coaching staff

Main article: List of Chile national football team managers

As of 26 May 2022
Position Name
Manager Argentina Eduardo Berizzo
Assistant Manager Argentina Ernesto Marcucci
Assistant Manager 2 Argentina Sebastián Rambert
Fitness Coach Argentina Fernando Morelli
Fitness Coach 2 Argentina Carlos Kisluk
Goalkeeping Coach Argentina Roberto Bonano
Doctor Chile Fernando Yáñez
Kinesiologist Chile Pedro Oñate
Props Assistant Chile Wilson Vásquez

Players

See also: List of Chile international footballers born outside Chile

Current squad

The following players were called up to the squad for the friendly matches against Poland and Slovakia on 16 and 20 November 2022, respectively.[33][34]

Caps and goals updated as of 20 November 2022, after the match against Slovakia.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Claudio Bravo (captain) (1983-04-13) 13 April 1983 (age 39) 144 0 Spain Betis
23 1GK Brayan Cortés (1995-03-11) 11 March 1995 (age 27) 9 0 Chile Colo-Colo
12 1GK Cristóbal Campos (1999-08-27) 27 August 1999 (age 23) 0 0 Chile Universidad de Chile

17 2DF Gary Medel (1987-08-03) 3 August 1987 (age 35) 152 7 Italy Bologna
3 2DF Guillermo Maripán (1994-05-06) 6 May 1994 (age 28) 40 2 Monaco Monaco
5 2DF Paulo Díaz (1994-08-25) 25 August 1994 (age 28) 39 0 Argentina River Plate
15 2DF Francisco Sierralta (1997-05-06) 6 May 1997 (age 25) 15 0 England Watford
4 2DF Gabriel Suazo (1997-08-09) 9 August 1997 (age 25) 13 0 Chile Colo-Colo
19 2DF Juan Delgado (1993-03-05) 5 March 1993 (age 29) 9 1 Portugal Paços Ferreira
26 2DF Alex Ibacache (1999-01-11) 11 January 1999 (age 23) 2 0 Chile Everton
2 2DF Guillermo Soto (1994-01-19) 19 January 1994 (age 28) 1 0 Argentina Huracán

8 3MF Arturo Vidal (1987-05-22) 22 May 1987 (age 35) 137 33 Brazil Flamengo
10 3MF Marcelino Núñez (2000-03-01) 1 March 2000 (age 22) 14 1 England Norwich City
6 3MF Esteban Pavez (1990-05-01) 1 May 1990 (age 32) 11 0 Chile Colo-Colo
14 3MF Felipe Méndez (1999-09-23) 23 September 1999 (age 23) 6 0 Russia CSKA Moscow
24 3MF Darío Osorio (2004-01-24) 24 January 2004 (age 18) 3 0 Chile Universidad de Chile
13 3MF Williams Alarcón (2000-11-29) 29 November 2000 (age 21) 2 0 Chile Unión La Calera
25 3MF Lucas Assadi (2004-01-08) 8 January 2004 (age 18) 1 0 Chile Universidad de Chile

7 4FW Alexis Sánchez (1988-12-19) 19 December 1988 (age 33) 152 49 France Marseille
9 4FW Joaquín Montecinos (1995-12-07) 7 December 1995 (age 26) 11 0 Mexico Tijuana
18 4FW Diego Rubio (1993-05-15) 15 May 1993 (age 29) 11 0 United States Colorado Rapids
21 4FW Diego Valencia (2000-01-14) 14 January 2000 (age 22) 9 0 Italy Salernitana
20 4FW Michael Fuentes (1998-05-27) 27 May 1998 (age 24) 1 0 Chile Audax Italiano

Recent call-ups

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

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Gabriel Arias (1987-09-13) 13 September 1987 (age 35) 14 0 Argentina Racing v.  Qatar, 27 September 2022
GK Fernando de Paul (1991-04-25) 25 April 1991 (age 31) 2 0 Chile Colo-Colo v.  Ghana, 14 June 2022
GK Zacarías López (1998-06-30) 30 June 1998 (age 24) 2 0 Chile La Serena v.  Ghana, 14 June 2022
GK Sebastián Pérez (1990-12-02) 2 December 1990 (age 31) 2 0 Chile Universidad Católica v.  Ghana, 14 June 2022
GK Vicente Reyes (2003-11-19) 19 November 2003 (age 19) 0 0 United States Atlanta United 2 v.  South Korea, 6 June 2022 PRE
GK Eduardo Villanueva (2004-10-11) 11 October 2004 (age 18) 0 0 Chile Colo-Colo v.  South Korea, 6 June 2022 PRE
GK Gabriel Castellón (1993-09-08) 8 September 1993 (age 29) 0 0 Chile Huachipato v.  Mexico, 8 December 2021 PRE
GK Ignacio González (1989-12-02) 2 December 1989 (age 32) 0 0 Chile Antofagasta v.  Mexico, 8 December 2021 PRE

DF Nayel Mehssatou (2002-08-08) 8 August 2002 (age 20) 5 0 Belgium Kortrijk v.  Poland, 16 November 2022 WD
DF Eugenio Mena (1988-07-18) 18 July 1988 (age 34) 71 3 Argentina Racing v.  Qatar, 27 September 2022
DF Jeyson Rojas (2002-01-23) 23 January 2002 (age 20) 4 0 Chile Colo-Colo v.  Qatar, 27 September 2022
DF Valber Huerta (1993-08-26) 26 August 1993 (age 29) 2 0 Mexico Toluca v.  Qatar, 27 September 2022
DF Óscar Opazo (1990-10-18) 18 October 1990 (age 32) 14 1 Chile Colo-Colo v.  Ghana, 14 June 2022
DF Benjamín Kuscevic (1996-05-02) 2 May 1996 (age 26) 7 0 Brazil Palmeiras v.  Ghana, 14 June 2022
DF Mauricio Isla (1988-06-12) 12 June 1988 (age 34) 136 5 Chile Universidad Católica v.  South Korea, 6 June 2022 WD
DF Daniel González (2002-02-20) 20 February 2002 (age 20) 1 0 Chile Universidad Católica v.  South Korea, 6 June 2022 WD
DF Bruno Gutiérrez (2002-07-25) 25 July 2002 (age 20) 0 0 Chile Colo-Colo v.  South Korea, 6 June 2022 PRE
DF Enzo Roco (1992-08-16) 16 August 1992 (age 30) 33 1 Spain Elche v.  Uruguay, 29 March 2022
DF Sebastián Vegas (1996-12-04) 4 December 1996 (age 25) 20 2 Mexico Monterrey v.  Uruguay, 29 March 2022
DF Nicolás Díaz (1999-05-20) 20 May 1999 (age 23) 5 0 Mexico Tijuana v.  El Salvador, 11 December 2021
DF Ignacio Tapia (1999-02-22) 22 February 1999 (age 23) 0 0 Chile Universidad de Chile v.  El Salvador, 11 December 2021
DF Joaquín Gutiérrez (2002-07-04) 4 July 2002 (age 20) 0 0 Chile Huachipato v.  Mexico, 8 December 2021 PRE
DF Yerco Oyanedel (2000-09-19) 19 September 2000 (age 22) 0 0 Chile Unión La Calera v.  Mexico, 8 December 2021 PRE

MF Erick Pulgar (1994-01-15) 15 January 1994 (age 28) 41 4 Brazil Flamengo v.  Qatar, 27 September 2022
MF Diego Valdés (1994-01-30) 30 January 1994 (age 28) 22 1 Mexico América v.  Qatar, 27 September 2022
MF Charles Aránguiz (1989-04-17) 17 April 1989 (age 33) 97 7 Germany Bayer Leverkusen v.  Qatar, 27 September 2022 INJ
MF Tomás Alarcón (1999-01-19) 19 January 1999 (age 23) 12 0 Spain Cádiz v.  Ghana, 14 June 2022
MF Pablo Galdames (1996-12-30) 30 December 1996 (age 25) 12 0 Italy Genoa v.  Ghana, 14 June 2022
MF Pablo Parra (1994-07-23) 23 July 1994 (age 28) 4 1 Mexico Puebla v.  South Korea, 6 June 2022 INJ
MF Vicente Pizarro (2002-11-05) 5 November 2002 (age 20) 0 0 Chile Colo-Colo v.  South Korea, 6 June 2022 PRE
MF José Pedro Fuenzalida (1985-02-22) 22 February 1985 (age 37) 55 5 Unattached v.  Uruguay, 29 March 2022
MF Claudio Baeza (1993-12-23) 23 December 1993 (age 28) 17 0 Mexico Toluca v.  Uruguay, 29 March 2022
MF Luis Jiménez (1984-06-17) 17 June 1984 (age 38) 33 3 Retired v.  Brazil, 24 March 2022 INJ
MF Marcelo Allende (1999-04-07) 7 April 1999 (age 23) 1 0 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns v.  Bolivia, 1 February 2022
MF Ignacio Saavedra (1999-01-12) 12 January 1999 (age 23) 3 0 Chile Universidad Católica v.  El Salvador, 11 December 2021
MF Yerko Leiva (1998-06-14) 14 June 1998 (age 24) 1 0 Chile Curicó Unido v.  Mexico, 8 December 2021 PRE
MF Benjamín Galdames (2001-02-24) 24 February 2001 (age 21) 0 0 Chile Unión Española v.  Mexico, 8 December 2021 PRE
MF Camilo Moya (1998-03-19) 19 March 1998 (age 24) 0 0 Chile O'Higgins v.  Mexico, 8 December 2021 PRE
MF Matías Sepúlveda (1999-03-12) 12 March 1999 (age 23) 0 0 Chile Audax Italiano v.  Mexico, 8 December 2021 PRE

FW Ben Brereton Díaz (1999-04-18) 18 April 1999 (age 23) 17 4 England Blackburn Rovers v.  Poland, 16 November 2022 WD
FW Ángelo Henríquez (1994-04-13) 13 April 1994 (age 28) 14 2 Poland Miedź Legnica v.  Poland, 16 November 2022 INJ
FW Jean Meneses (1993-03-16) 16 March 1993 (age 29) 23 3 Mexico Toluca v.  Qatar, 27 September 2022
FW Clemente Montes (2001-04-25) 25 April 2001 (age 21) 3 0 Chile Universidad Católica v.  Qatar, 27 September 2022
FW Ronnie Fernández (1991-01-30) 30 January 1991 (age 31) 5 0 Chile Universidad de Chile v.  Ghana, 14 June 2022
FW Gonzalo Tapia (2002-02-18) 18 February 2002 (age 20) 0 0 Chile Universidad Católica v.  Ghana, 14 June 2022
FW Alexander Aravena (2002-09-06) 6 September 2002 (age 20) 0 0 Chile Ñublense v.  South Korea, 6 June 2022 PRE
FW Gabriel Norambuena (2003-05-07) 7 May 2003 (age 19) 0 0 Chile Unión Española v.  South Korea, 6 June 2022 PRE
FW Alexander Oroz (2002-12-15) 15 December 2002 (age 19) 0 0 Chile Colo-Colo v.  South Korea, 6 June 2022 PRE
FW Eduardo Vargas (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 33) 106 40 Brazil Atlético Mineiro v.  Uruguay, 29 March 2022
FW Iván Morales (1999-07-29) 29 July 1999 (age 23) 5 1 Mexico Cruz Azul v.  Uruguay, 29 March 2022
FW Víctor Dávila (1997-11-04) 4 November 1997 (age 25) 3 0 Mexico León v.  Uruguay, 29 March 2022
FW Bastián Yáñez (2001-06-21) 21 June 2001 (age 21) 2 0 Chile Unión Española v.  El Salvador, 11 December 2021
FW Cristián Zavala (1999-08-03) 3 August 1999 (age 23) 2 0 Chile Colo-Colo v.  El Salvador, 11 December 2021
FW Luciano Arriagada (2002-04-20) 20 April 2002 (age 20) 1 0 Chile Colo-Colo v.  El Salvador, 11 December 2021
FW Felipe Mora (1993-08-02) 2 August 1993 (age 29) 9 1 United States Portland Timbers v.  Mexico, 8 December 2021 WD
FW Carlos Palacios (2000-07-20) 20 July 2000 (age 22) 7 0 Brazil Vasco da Gama v.  Mexico, 8 December 2021 PRE
FW Marcos Bolados (1996-02-28) 28 February 1996 (age 26) 3 1 Chile Colo-Colo v.  Mexico, 8 December 2021 PRE
FW Franco Lobos (1999-02-22) 22 February 1999 (age 23) 0 0 Chile Universidad de Chile v.  Mexico, 8 December 2021 PRE

  • COV Withdrew from the squad due to quarantine or infection by COVID-19
  • INJ Withdrew from the squad due to injury
  • PRE Preliminary squad
  • SUS Withdrew from the squad due to suspension
  • WD Withdrew from the squad for non-injury related reasons.

Player records

As of 20 November 2022[35]
Players in bold are still active with Chile.

Most appearances

Alexis Sánchez is the top scorer in the history of Chile with 49 goals, and the joint-most capped player with 152 caps.
Alexis Sánchez is the top scorer in the history of Chile with 49 goals, and the joint-most capped player with 152 caps.
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Alexis Sánchez 152 49 2006–present
Gary Medel 152 7 2007–present
3 Claudio Bravo 144 0 2004–present
4 Arturo Vidal 137 33 2007–present
5 Mauricio Isla 136 5 2007–present
6 Gonzalo Jara 115 3 2006–2019
7 Jean Beausejour 109 6 2004–2021
8 Eduardo Vargas 106 40 2009–present
9 Charles Aránguiz 97 7 2009–present
10 Leonel Sánchez 85 24 1955–1968

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Alexis Sánchez 49 152 0.32 2006–present
2 Eduardo Vargas 40 106 0.38 2009–present
3 Marcelo Salas 37 70 0.53 1994–2007
4 Iván Zamorano 34 69 0.49 1987–2001
5 Arturo Vidal 33 137 0.24 2007–present
6 Carlos Caszely 29 49 0.59 1969–1985
7 Leonel Sánchez 24 85 0.28 1955–1968
8 Jorge Aravena 22 37 0.59 1983–1990
9 Humberto Suazo 21 60 0.35 2005–2013
10 Juan Carlos Letelier 18 57 0.32 1979–1989

Competitive record

Main article: Chile national football team records and statistics

FIFA World Cup

Main article: Chile at the FIFA World Cup

  Champions    Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place  

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Group stage 5th 3 2 0 1 5 3 Squad Qualified as invitees
Italy 1934 Withdrew Withdrew
France 1938
Brazil 1950 Group stage 9th 3 1 0 2 5 6 Squad Qualified automatically
Switzerland 1954 Did not qualify 4 0 0 4 1 10
Sweden 1958 4 1 0 3 2 10
Chile 1962 Third place 3rd 6 4 0 2 10 8 Squad Qualified as hosts
England 1966 Group stage 13th 3 0 1 2 2 5 Squad 5 3 1 1 14 8
Mexico 1970 Did not qualify 4 1 2 1 5 4
West Germany 1974 Group stage 11th 3 0 2 1 1 2 Squad 5 3 1 1 6 2
Argentina 1978 Did not qualify 4 2 1 1 5 3
Spain 1982 Group stage 22nd 3 0 0 3 3 8 Squad 4 3 1 0 6 0
Mexico 1986 Did not qualify 9 5 2 2 18 12
Italy 1990 4 2 1 1 9 4
United States 1994 Banned Banned
France 1998 Round of 16 16th 4 0 3 1 5 8 Squad 16 7 4 5 32 18
South Korea Japan 2002 Did not qualify 18 3 3 12 15 27
Germany 2006 18 5 7 6 18 22
South Africa 2010 Round of 16 10th 4 2 0 2 3 5 Squad 18 10 3 5 32 22
Brazil 2014 9th 4 2 1 1 6 4 Squad 16 9 1 6 29 25
Russia 2018 Did not qualify 18 8 2 8 26 27
Qatar 2022 18 5 4 9 19 26
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total Third place 9/22 33 11 7 15 40 49 165 67 33 65 237 220

Copa América

Main article: Chile at the Copa América

South American Championship / Copa América record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
Argentina 1916 Fourth place 4th 3 0 1 2 2 11 Squad
Uruguay 1917 Fourth place 4th 3 0 0 3 0 10 Squad
Brazil 1919 Fourth place 4th 3 0 0 3 1 12 Squad
Chile 1920 Fourth place 4th 3 0 1 2 2 4 Squad
Argentina 1921 Withdrew
Brazil 1922 Fifth place 5th 4 0 1 3 1 10 Squad
Uruguay 1923 Withdrew
Uruguay 1924 Fourth place 4th 3 0 0 3 1 10 Squad
Argentina 1925 Withdrew
Chile 1926 Third place 3rd 4 2 1 1 14 6 Squad
Peru 1927 Withdrew
Argentina 1929 Did not participate
Peru 1935 Fourth place 4th 3 0 0 3 2 7 Squad
Argentina 1937 Fifth place 5th 5 1 1 3 12 13 Squad
Peru 1939 Fourth place 4th 4 1 0 3 8 12 Squad
Chile 1941 Third place 3rd 4 2 0 2 6 3 Squad
Uruguay 1942 Sixth place 6th 6 1 1 4 4 15 Squad
Chile 1945 Third place 3rd 6 4 1 1 15 5 Squad
Argentina 1946 Fifth place 5th 5 2 0 3 8 11 Squad
Ecuador 1947 Fourth place 4th 7 4 1 2 14 13 Squad
Brazil 1949 Fifth place 5th 7 2 1 4 10 14 Squad
Peru 1953 Fourth place 4th 6 3 1 2 10 10 Squad
Chile 1955 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 19 8 Squad
Uruguay 1956 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 0 2 11 8 Squad
Peru 1957 Sixth place 6th 6 1 1 4 9 17 Squad
Argentina 1959 Fifth place 5th 6 2 1 3 9 14 Squad
Ecuador 1959 Did not participate
Bolivia 1963
Uruguay 1967 Third place 3rd 5 2 2 1 8 6 Squad
South America 1975 Group stage 6th 4 1 1 2 7 6 Squad
South America 1979 Runners-up 2nd 9 4 3 2 13 6 Squad
South America 1983 Group stage 5th 4 2 1 1 8 2 Squad
Argentina 1987 Runners-up 2nd 4 3 0 1 9 3 Squad
Brazil 1989 Group stage 5th 4 2 0 2 7 5 Squad
Chile 1991 Third place 3rd 7 3 2 2 11 6 Squad
Ecuador 1993 Group stage 9th 3 1 0 2 3 4 Squad
Uruguay 1995 Group stage 11th 3 0 1 2 3 8 Squad
Bolivia 1997 Group stage 11th 3 0 0 3 1 5 Squad
Paraguay 1999 Fourth place 4th 6 2 1 3 8 7 Squad
Colombia 2001 Quarter-finals 7th 4 2 0 2 5 5 Squad
Peru 2004 Group stage 10th 3 0 1 2 2 4 Squad
Venezuela 2007 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 1 2 4 11 Squad
Argentina 2011 Quarter-finals 5th 4 2 1 1 5 4 Squad
Chile 2015 Champions 1st 6 4 2 0 13 4 Squad
United States 2016 Champions 1st 6 4 1 1 16 5 Squad
Brazil 2019 Fourth place 4th 6 2 1 3 7 7 Squad
Brazil 2021 Quarter-finals 7th 5 1 2 2 3 5 Squad
Ecuador 2024 Qualified
Total 2 Titles 40/47 188 67 33 88 291 316

FIFA Confederations Cup

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
Saudi Arabia 1992 Did not qualify
Saudi Arabia 1995
Saudi Arabia 1997
Mexico 1999
South Korea Japan 2001
France 2003
Germany 2005
South Africa 2009
Brazil 2013
Russia 2017 Runners-up 2nd 5 1 3 1 4 3 Squad
Total Runners-up 1/10 5 1 3 1 4 3

Olympic Games

Olympic Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
Greece 1896 No football tournament
France 1900 Did not participate
United States 1904
United Kingdom 1908
Sweden 1912
Belgium 1920
France 1924
Netherlands 1928 Consolation final 10th 3 1 1 1 7 7 Squad
United States1932 No football tournament
Nazi Germany1936 Withdrew
United Kingdom 1948 Did not participate
Finland 1952 Preliminary round 17th 1 0 0 1 4 5 Squad
Australia 1956 Did not participate
Italy 1960 Did not qualify
Japan 1964
Mexico 1968
West Germany 1972
Canada 1976
Soviet Union 1980
United States 1984 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 2 1 2 2 Squad
South Korea 1988 Did not qualify
Since 1992 See Chile national under-23 football team
Total Quarter-finals 3/19 8 6 3 5 27 20

Pan American Games

Pan American Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Argentina 1951 Bronze medal 3rd 4 1 2 1 8 6
Mexico 1955 Did not participate
United States 1959
Brazil 1963 Bronze medal 3rd 4 2 1 1 12 6
Canada 1967 Did not participate
Colombia 1971
Mexico 1975
Puerto Rico 1979
Venezuela 1983 Round 1 4th 3 1 2 0 3 2
United States 1987 Silver medal 2nd 5 2 2 1 6 6
Cuba 1991 Did not participate
Argentina 1995 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 1 2 3 6
Since 1999 See Chile national under-23 football team
Total Silver medal 5/12 20 7 8 5 32 26

Honours

Senior team

Titles

Chronology of titles

Headquarters Tournament Year N.º
ChileChile Copa América 2015
United StatesUSA Copa América 2016

South American tournaments

Friendlies

Pan American Team

Competition 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Total
World Cup 0 0 1 1
Confederations Cup 0 1 0 1
Copa América 2 4 5 11
Panamerican Championship 0 1 0 1
Pan American Games 0 1 2 3
Total 2 7 8 17

See also

Notes

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