Mexico national football team Players, Coach, FIFA Rankings, Nickname, History

Mexico national football team Players, Coach, FIFA Rankings, Nickname, History

In this article, you will get to know about Mexico national football team Players, Coach, FIFA Rankings, Nickname, and History. Mexico’s national football team represents Mexico in international football and is governed by the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (Spanish: Federación Mexicana de Fútbol). Compete as a member of CONCACAF.

Mexico has qualified for 17 World Cups and has qualified continuously since 1994, making it one of only six countries to do so. Mexico, along with Brazil, are the two countries that have been knocked out of the group stage in the last seven World Cups. Mexico played France in the first match of the first World Cup on July 13, 1930. Mexico’s best progress in the World Cup has been reaching the quarter-finals of the 1970 and 1986 World Cups, both played on Mexican soil.

Mexico is historically the most successful national team in the CONCACAF region, winning eleven Confederate titles, including eight CONCACAF Gold Cups and three CONCACAF Championships (the prelude to the Gold Cup), as well as two CONCACAF Championships. NAFC, a North American Cup of Nations, a CONCACAF Cup, and two gold medals from the Central American and Caribbean Games. It is one of the eight countries to have won two of the three major football tournaments (World Cup, Confederations Cup, and Summer Olympics), the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, and the 1999 Summer Olympics. 2012 Mexico is also the only CONCACAF team to win the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Although Mexico is under the jurisdiction of CONCACAF, the national team was regularly invited to compete in the 1993 Copa America until 2016, was runner-up twice, in 1993 and 2001, and won third place three times.

Team Profile summary

AssociationFederación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF)
Nickname(s)El Tri (The Tri), El Tricolor (The Tricolor)
ConfederationCONCACAF – NAFU
FIFA rank12 (31 November 2023)
Most CapsClaudio Suárez (177)
Top ScorerJavier Hernández (52)
Home stadiumEstadio Azteca
Head coachGerardo Martino

Mexico national football team History

In Mexico, football began to develop in different parts of the country, with the first form of the organized championship being the Primera Fuerza, a local league consisting of different teams in the Federal District area. The players were semi-professional at the time, at a time when Europe had already developed the professionalism of football.

With the rise of FIFA as the governing body of international football, Mexico decided in 1927 to organize its own national football organization, the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación (FMFA), which became a member of FIFA in 1929, at the same time. Attend the first World Cup with the newly formed Mexican soccer team.

Although they had previously competed in the World Cup, the Mexican national football team was not considered a footballing powerhouse at the time, as evidenced by their lack of results in World Cup qualifiers until the 1950s. Against Czechoslovakia in the 1962 Cup, winning just one match in five tournaments, it was difficult to compete against the toughest European and South American nations.

But in 1970, in an effort to promote football nationally and given the economic importance of hosting the World Cup, Mexico won the right to host its first World Cup in history. Mexico’s national football team managed to reach the quarter-finals on this occasion, which is their biggest international performance so far.

However, he will match this performance at home again after 16 years and 4 World Cups, as he will host the 1986 World Cup, which many consider to be the most interesting in the history of football.

Today, reaching the World Cup quarter-finals is considered more difficult than in the 1970s or 1980s, and although Mexican football has made significant progress, it still loses in major competitions when it comes to Mexico. Holders come up against big football competitions. Europe or South America. . However, the future generally looks very bright for Mexican football and the Mexican national football team.

Club football in the country is now considered the richest in the United States and some of the most powerful clubs participate in the Copa Libertadores, a competition usually held only for South American clubs.

Many top players have moved on to more powerful players in the Mexican league, most notably Rafael Marquez and Giovanni dos Santos, who was bought by Spanish FC Barcelona and are both key members of the squad.

With these two players in the squad, as well as many other emerging talents playing in the National League, the Mexican national football team is looking stronger than ever and will play its part in the upcoming 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The best quarterback is ready to reach.

Mexico national football team Home Stadium

Azteca Stadium, also known as “El Colosso de Santa Arsala” in Spanish, was built in 1966. It is the official stadium of the Mexican national team as well as the Mexican team club in the USA. Its official capacity is 87,523, making it the largest soccer-specific stadium in the United States and the third-largest in the world for this sport. The stadium hosted the FIFA World Cup finals in 1970 and 1986.

Mexico national football team Kit

The Mexican national team traditionally uses a tricolor system, consisting of green jerseys, white shorts, and red socks, derived from the Mexican national flag, called the tricolor. Until the mid-1950s, Mexico wore mainly maroon cuts with black or navy blue shorts.

In 2015, Adidas released a new Black color scheme for the Mexico Home Kit. Green, white and red is the colors of the accent.

In 2017, the jerseys of the Mexican national team were updated to reflect their spelled Spanish names, which had a dielectric mark.

Who are Mexico National Football team players?

The following players were called up for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against the United States, Honduras, and El Salvador on 24, 27, and 30 March 2022, respectively. The caps and goals are correct as of 30 March 2022, after the match against El Salvador.

NoPositionPlayer NameDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1GKAlfredo Talavera18-09-1982 (39)380UNAM
12GKRodolfo Cota03-07-1987 (34)60León
13GKGuillermo Ochoa (captain)13-07-1985 (36)1280América
GKCarlos Acevedo19-04-1996 (25)10Santos Laguna
2DFNéstor Araujo29-08-1991 (30)583Celta Vigo
3DFCésar Montes24-02-1997 (25)241Monterrey
5DFJohan Vásquez22-10-1998 (23)60Genoa
6DFJorge Sánchez10-12-1997 (24)231América
15DFHéctor Moreno17-01-1988 (34)1225Monterrey
16DFÉrick Aguirre23-02-1997 (25)100Monterrey
18DFGerardo Arteaga07-09-1998 (23)150Genk
23DFJesús Gallardo15-08-1994 (27)710Monterrey
DFJesús Alberto Angulo30-01-1998 (24)60UANL
DFJulián Araujo13-08-2001 (20)20LA Galaxy
DFIsrael Reyes23-05-2000 (21)10Puebla
4MFEdson Álvarez24-10-1997 (24)563Ajax
7MFLuis Romo05-06-1995 (26)200Monterrey
8MFCarlos Rodríguez03-01-1997 (25)320Cruz Azul
11MFDiego Lainez09-06-2000 (21)173Real Betis
14MFÉrick Gutiérrez15-06-1995 (26)311PSV
21MFUriel Antuna21-08-1997 (24)309Cruz Azul
MFRoberto Alvarado07-09-1998 (23)264Guadalajara
9FWRaúl Jiménez05-05-1991 (30)9530Wolverhampton
10FWAlexis Vega25-11-1997 (24)173Guadalajara
17FWJesús Corona06-01-1993 (29)6910Sevilla
19FWSantiago Giménez18-04-2001 (20)21Cruz Azul
20FWHenry Martín18-11-1992 (29)205América
22FWHirving Lozano30-07-1995 (26)5815Napoli

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Who are the Mexico national football team captain and coach?

Andrés Guardado is captain of the team and Gerardo Martino is the coach of the national football team.

Mexico national football team captain

Andrés Guardado is captain of team. Have a look at the profile summary of Mexico’s current captain.

Profile summary

  • Name: Andrés Guardado
  • Date of birth/Age: Sep 28, 1986 (35)
  • Place of birth: Guadalajara
  • Citizenship:  Mexico
  • Height: 1,69 m
  • Position: Central Midfield
  • National player: Mexico
  • Caps/Goals: 173 / 28

Mexico national football team Coach

Gerardo Martino is the coach of the national football team. Have a look at the profile summary of the team’s current coach.

Profile summary

  • Name: Gerardo Martino
  • Date of birth/Age: Nov 20, 1962 (59)
  • Place of birth:  Rosario
  • Citizenship:  Argentina
  • Coaching Licence: UEFA Pro Licence
  • Avg. the term as coach: 1.66 Years
  • Preferred formation: 4-3-3 Attacking

Mexico national football team world rankings

The Mexican men’s national soccer squad ended the month of April in 12th position.

Mexico’s national football team trophies

  • FIFA World Cup
    • Quarter-finals (2): 1970, 1986
  • FIFA Confederations Cup
    • Champions (1): 1999
    • Third place (1): 1995
  • CONCACAF Championship / Gold Cup
    • Champions (11): 1965, 1971, 1977, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2019
    • Runners-up (3): 1967, 2007, 2021
    • Third place (5): 1973, 1981, 1991, 2013, 2017
  • CONCACAF Nations League
    • Runners-up (1): 2019–20
  • Copa América
    • Runners-up (2): 1993, 2001
    • Third place (3): 1997, 1999, 2007

Other competitions

  • Central American and Caribbean Games
    • Champions (2): 1935 San Salvador, 1938 Panama City
    • Champions (1): 2015
  • CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament
    • Champions (3): 1964, 1972, 1976
  • U.S. Cup
    • Champions (3): 1996, 1997, 1999
    • Third place (2): 1995, 2000
  • Marlboro Cup
    • Champions (1): 1989
  • North American Nations Cup
    • Champions (3): 1947, 1949, 1991
    • Runners-up (1): 1990
  • Lunar New Year Cup
    • Champions (1): 1999
    • Runners-up (1): 2000

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