Mexican national soccer team
|Nickname (s)||El Tri|
|Head coach||Gerardo Martino (since 2019)|
|Record scorer||Chicharito (52)|
|Record player||Claudio Suárez (177)|
|Home stadium||Aztec Stadium|
|FIFA rank||11. (1621 points)
(as of July 16, 2020)
|925 (864) games
480 (445) wins
215 (198) draws
230 (221) defeats
First international Guatemala 2-3 Mexico ( Guatemala City , Guatemala ; January 1, 1923)
Biggest win Mexico 13-0 Bahamas ( Toluca , Mexico ; April 28, 1987)
Biggest defeat England 8-0 Mexico ( London , England ; 10 May 1961)
|Successes in tournaments|
|Participation in the finals||16 ( first : 1930 )|
|Best results||Quarter-finals 1970 , 1986|
|North and Central American Championship|
|Participation in the finals||19 ( first : 1965 )|
|Best results||Winner 1965 , 1971 , 1977 , 1993 , 1996 , 1998 , 2003 , 2009 , 2011 , 2015 , 2019|
|Participation in the finals||7 ( first : 1995 )|
|Best results||Confederations Cup Winner: 1999|
|South American Championship|
|Participation in the finals||8 ( first: 1993 )|
|Best results||Second in 1993 , 2001|
|(As of November 19, 2019)|
The first international game of the Mexicans took place on January 1, 1923 as part of a trip to Guatemala and was won 3-2 by Mexico against the hosts. The second settlement on January 4th was 3-1 to Guatemala and the third settlement on January 7th was 4-1 to Mexico. On this trip, there was no real Mexican national team. Rather, Mexico was represented solely by the team from Club America , which officially represented Mexico, but provided all the players on this first trip to a Mexican "national team".
Between December 9 and 16, 1923, the "return matches " occurred when Guatemala paid a return visit to the Mexican capital and also made three guest appearances. The first two games were won by Mexico (2-1 and 2-0), the third game ended 3: 3. In these comparisons, Club America again provided by far the most players, but no longer the complete formation. Roberto Jardón and Mauro Guadarrama (goalscorer in the first game) from Necaxa played in all three games and in the first two games also Cornelio "Coneja" Cuevas from Club México .
Seven Club América players played all six games: goalkeeper Ignacio de la Garza , defenders Rafael Garza Gutiérrez and Pedro Legarreta , midfielder Enrique Esquivel and strikers Carlos Garcés , Horacio Ortiz and Adeodato López ; the most successful striker in these encounters with six goals, who even managed a “double” twice.
The remaining four players on the January 1923 trip to Mexico were midfielders José Andrade and Pablo Sarré as well as strikers Humberto Garza Ramos and José Díaz Izquierdo, who in the first encounter on January 1, 1923 after 26 minutes, took the lead to make it 1-0 and thus the first hit in the history of the Mexican national team succeeded.
In the games in December 1923, the Americanistas Luis García Besné (striker) and Agustín Ojeda and Aurelio Yáñez (both midfielders) worked with, who were each used once or twice.
The first competitive games
Mexico did not play their next international matches until 1928 as part of the Olympic football tournament in Amsterdam , where they were clearly defeated. If the Mexican national team against Spain (1: 7) still consisted of eight players from Club America, in the second game against Chile (1: 3) there were "only" six.
There were no further international matches until the first World Cup tournament in 1930 , which was held at the invitation of the host Uruguay and for which no qualifying matches were required. Mexico lost in all games by three goals each; 1: 4 against France, 0: 3 against Chile and 3: 6 against Argentina.
It was not until the World Cup qualification in 1934 that there were three further comparisons between the national team, all of which were played against Cuba in March 1934 (3: 2, 5: 0 and 4: 1). The last and decisive qualifying game took place on May 24, 1934 in Rome against Mexico's arch-rivals USA and was lost 2: 4, which was synonymous with Mexico's non-participation in the 1934 World Cup .
The first title
Next up was Mexico in the spring of 1935 with the III. Central American championships in El Salvador in action, which they absolutely dominated - with five wins in five games and a convincing goal balance of 29: 5. It was the first title of a Mexican national team made up almost entirely of players from the Necaxa team known at the time as Once Hermanos . In the first four matches, nine Necaxistas played with and in the decisive final game against the strongest rivals Costa Rica (2-0), coach Alfred C. Crowle even offered ten players from the reigning Mexican champions .
The following 14 players played an active part in this success:
|ST||Luis García Cortina||2||2||España|
Note: The sorting criterion within each part of the team is initially based on the number of assignments and, if the number of assignments is the same, according to the alphabet of the family name.
The pre-war years
It was another two and a half years before Mexico played more international matches. These were initially played as part of the 1938 World Cup qualification , but subsequently took on the character of friendly matches because Mexico decided not to take part in the 1938 World Cup due to the long journey to France . In the three games of September 1937, Mexico had impressively prevailed with 7: 2, 7: 3 and 5: 1 against the selection team of the USA.
In February 1938 Mexico was also successful at the IV Central American Championships held in Panama and defended the title it had won three years earlier. This title win and the nine and a half year international break, mainly caused by the Second World War, coincided with a decisive change in the structure of Mexican football, which in 1943 switched from amateur status to professional status, which also resulted in the creation of a national professional league . For the national team, this change in reality meant that from 1947 it was composed for the first time from players from all parts of the country. So far, the national team has been formed exclusively from players who were under contract with clubs based in Mexico City.
The post-war years
The next international matches in Mexico did not take place until July 1947 as part of the first NAFC championship and were won against the USA (5-0) and Cuba (3-1). Until 1938 the national team consisted exclusively of players from capital city clubs, but now several players from other parts of the country also played in these games. Goalkeeper Raúl Landeros was under contract with CD Tampico , team captain Alfonso Montemayor and star striker Adalberto “Dumbo” López came from Club León and a total of four of the players used in these two matches came from Guadalajara : Antonio Flores from Atlas Guadalajara and three ( Max Prieto , Rodrígo Ruiz and Javier de la Torre ) from Deportivo Guadalajara ; the club that now has the most nominations in World Cup tournaments (as of 2010) (see table below).
From the capital city clubs the following players were in action in July 1947: Salvador Arizméndi , Alberto Medina and Miguel Ángel Segura (all Atlante ) as well as Sergio Bravo , Julián Durán and Carlos Septién (all España ).
It is noteworthy that even after the introduction of professional football, friendlies for the national team initially remained a rare affair. The first were played in the run-up to the 1950 World Cup at the Estadio Olímpico Universitario in Mexico City against Spain (1: 3 and 0: 0). Mexico took part in the 1950 World Cup, but lost all three matches as it did in 1930.
The 1950s and 1960s
At the 1954 World Cup , the typical Mexican "fate" was repeated: an absolutely safe qualification (8-0 and 4-0 against Haiti, 4-0 and 3-1 against the USA) was followed by another preliminary round after two defeats against Brazil (0: 5) and France (2: 3).
Also at the 1958 World Cup , Mexico was eliminated after the preliminary round and was clearly defeated by Sweden (0: 3) and Hungary (0: 4), but was able to celebrate its first point win in World Cup history in the 1-1 win against Wales.
The 1962 World Cup saw the hitherto best Mexican national team at a World Cup. In the opening game they defied the Brazilians for a long time before they still won 2-0; but not as clearly as in 1950 and 1954, when Mexico lost to the same opponent with 0: 4 and 0: 5 respectively. The second group game against Spain was unfortunately lost 0: 1 by a last-minute goal , before "el Tri" won their first ever World Cup victory in the last group game, of all places against eventual runners-up Czechoslovakia. The 3-1 victory also meant the leap to third place in the table, so that Mexico did not finish bottom of the group for the first time at a World Cup, although this fact did not change anything about the renewed preliminary round.
The 1966 World Cup also ended the Mexican selection on the penultimate group position in the preliminary round and was so convincing in its three appearances that the Times was able to attest to its legitimate hopes for the 1970 World Cup in their own country: “The players from the land of the Aztecs have their skills proven and shown that they can play smart and snappy. It should be clear that this team will be one of the best teams at the World Cup in Mexico. "
The 1970s and 1980s
The 20 years between 1970 and 1990 saw a very eventful history of the Mexican national team, which had participated in every World Cup tournament in the 1950s and 1960s, but was always eliminated after the preliminary round. During the aforementioned period, Mexico hosted a soccer World Cup twice: the contract was won in time for 1970, and in 1986 they stepped in at short notice for the originally planned host Colombia, which had organizational problems. The Mexican national team was able to qualify for the quarter-finals in these two tournaments: in 1970 Mexico remained the longest without conceding a goal (294 minutes in total), and in 1986 "el Tri" only failed on penalties against Germany.
As positive as the two tournaments as hosts were, the other World Cup years in this period were just as negative: In 1974 Mexico failed (despite a 1-0 win in direct comparison) against Haiti because “el Tri” did not win against Guatemala and Honduras a 0: 0 or 1: 1 came out and was lost to Trinidad & Tobago with 0: 4. Also in 1982 the qualification was missed, from five games in the CONCACAF final group only one won! At the 1990 World Cup Mexico was not allowed to participate because the team from the FIFA was suspended in 1988 for two years, after which Mexican federation had not in the qualification for the Olympic Games in Seoul held at the prescribed age limit of players. Outside of the two tournaments in your own country, for which you were automatically qualified as a host, Mexico was only able to qualify for a World Cup tournament once in the described period of 20 years; but at the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, “el Tri” achieved the worst result in its World Cup history: after defeats against Tunisia (1: 3), Germany (0: 6) and Poland (1: 3), they came in last in the preliminary group with 2:12 goals and 0 points.
The latest development
At all world championships since 1994 Mexico reached the round of 16. The national team's greatest achievement was winning the FIFA Confederations Cup in 1999 .
At the end of September 2010 there was a player revolt within the national team. After a friendly against Colombia, players were publicly reprimanded by football director De La Torre and two were even banned for six months. Captain Rafael Márquez and twelve other players then publish a letter of protest to draw attention to the "hostile and arrogant" treatment. They initially stated that they no longer wanted to play for Mexico.
At the CONCACAF Nations Cup / Gold Cup, Mexico won the title ten times (1965, 1971, 1977, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011 and 2015). Except for the championships in 1985 and 1989, the team participated every time.
Participation of Mexico in the Olympic Games
|1900 to 1924||not participated|
|1928 in Amsterdam||1 round|
|1936 in Berlin||not participated|
|1948 in London||Round of 16|
After 1948 the senior national team stopped taking part, the Olympic team took part in 1964 , 1968 , 1972 , 1976 , 1992 , 1996 , 2004 and 2012 . At the Games in 2012, the Mexican Olympic team won the gold medal with a 2-1 victory over Brazil. The best result so far was reaching 4th place in 1968. The game in the Aztec Stadium between hosts Mexico and Japan saw 105,000 spectators, which is the highest number of spectators in the history of Olympic football tournaments.
In 1988, the qualified team was disqualified because Mexico had used four older players in the CONCACAF U-20 championship.
Participation of Mexico in the soccer world championship
Mexico has participated in world championships sixteen times and holds some records :
- Mexico have played the most qualifying matches: 175 (as of October 10, 2017)
- Longest losing streak: 9 lost games in a row from 1930 to 1958.
- Most losses: 27 losses in 57 games
- Mexico played most often (5 times) in the opening game or first game of a World Cup (first in 1930, last in 2010)
- Mexico were eliminated most often in the round of 16: 7 times in uninterrupted order (1994 to 2018)
- The Mexican goalkeeper Antonio Carbajal belongs like the defender Rafael Márquez next to Lothar Matthäus (1982-1998) and Gianluigi Buffon (1998-2014) to the players who participated in five World Cup tournaments. He is also the goalkeeper with the most goals conceded: 25 in 11 games between 1950 and 1966, only one of which was clean.
|year||Host country||Participation until ...||Last opponent||Result||Trainer||Comments and special features|
|1930||Uruguay||Preliminary round||France , Argentina , Chile||13.||Juan Luque de Serrallonga||Eliminated after three defeats as bottom of the group. The game against France is considered the first World Cup game, even if the game between the USA and Belgium took place at the same time. In the game against Argentina, Manuel Rosas converted the first penalty at a World Cup.|
|1934||Italy||not qualified||Eliminated in the qualifying game against the USA that took place in Rome immediately before the World Cup .|
|1950||Brazil||Preliminary round||Brazil , Yugoslavia , Switzerland||12.||Octavio Vial||Eliminated after three defeats as bottom of the group.|
|1954||Switzerland||Preliminary round||Brazil , France||13.||Antonio López Herranz||After defeats against vice world champions Brazil and France, eliminated as bottom group.|
|1958||Sweden||Preliminary round||Sweden , Wales , Hungary||16.||Antonio López Herranz||After defeats against the hosts and vice world champions Hungary and a draw against Wales, they were eliminated as bottom group.|
|1962||Chile||Preliminary round||Brazil , Spain , CSSR||11.||Ignacio Trelles||After defeats against world champions Brazil and Spain and a victory against the later vice world champions Czechoslovakia, they were eliminated as third in the group.|
|1966||England||Preliminary round||France , England , Uruguay||12.||Ignacio Trelles||After two draws against France and Uruguay and a loss to the hosts and eventual world champions, they were eliminated as third in the group.|
|1970||Mexico||Quarter finals||Italy||6th||Raúl Cárdenas||For the first time Mexico survived the group stage of a World Cup. The 4-0 win against El Salvador is still Mexico's biggest World Cup victory and the highest victory at the 1970 World Cup.|
|1974||Germany||not qualified||In the qualification in the second round of Haiti failed, which was qualified in 1974 so far only time.|
|1978||Argentina||Preliminary round||Tunisia , Germany , Poland||16.||José Antonio Roca||Eliminated as last group without winning points. The 6-0 defeat against Germany is Mexico's biggest defeat at the World Cup, the biggest defeat at the 1978 World Cup and Germany's only victory at the World Cup in Argentina.|
|1982||Spain||not qualified||In the qualification in the final tournament of Honduras and El Salvador failed.|
|1986||Mexico||Quarter finals||Germany||6th||Bora Milutinović||Loss on penalties against the eventual runner-up.|
|1990||Italy||not participated||Suspended by FIFA for two years in 1988 after the Mexican Federation failed to adhere to player age limits in qualifying for the Olympic Games in Seoul.|
|1994||United States||Round of 16||Bulgaria||13.||Miguel Mejía Barón||Defeat on penalties, with which Bulgaria was able to retaliate for the 1986 defeat in the round of 16.|
|1998||France||Round of 16||Germany||13.||Manuel Lapuente||1: 2 defeat with two goals from Klinsmann and Bierhoff in the final quarter of an hour|
|2002||South Korea / Japan||Round of 16||United States||11.||Javier Aguirre||Two successful counterattacks by the Americans and the weakness of the Mexicans in the end ensured that the underdogs reached the quarter-finals in the end.|
|2006||Germany||Round of 16||Argentina||15th||Ricardo La Volpe||After Márquez had given the Mexicans an early lead, which was soon equalized by Crespo , Maxi Rodríguez's goal in extra time ensured the favorites advance|
|2010||South Africa||Round of 16||Argentina||14th||Javier Aguirre||Mexico played in the opening game for the fifth time, setting a new record for participation in the opening game. In addition, Mexico set a new record for elimination in the round of 16: Mexico ended there for the fifth time.|
|2014||Brazil||Round of 16||Netherlands||10.||Miguel Herrera||In the qualification , Mexico only finished 4th in the 4th round and had to compete against New Zealand in the intercontinental comparisons. There the team was able to qualify for the World Cup with two victories. In the group stage of the finals, Mexico faced Cameroon in the first game, then Brazil, as in 1950 and 1962, and at the end of the group stage, as in 2002, Croatia.|
|2018||Russia||Round of 16||Brazil||Juan Carlos Osorio||In the CONCACAF qualification , Mexico qualified early for the World Cup finals on the fourth from last matchday of the fifth round, in which they had to face Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago and the USA. In Russia, the team survived the group stage - including a win against defending champions Germany . This was followed by a 2-0 defeat against Brazil , which Mexico eliminated in the World Cup round of 16 for the seventh time in a row.|
Clubs with World Cup players
The following overview lists all Mexican clubs, of which at least one player has been nominated for a World Cup tournament. The numbers under the respective World Cup year show how many players from the respective club were in the respective World Cup squad. The total column shows the number of all World Cup nominations of the respective club, but this cannot be equated with the number of players, because some players have been nominated several times ( Antonio Carbajal, with five World Cup appearances alone, makes almost a third of the 16 nominations of the Club León) and some of them also for various clubs ( e.g. Isidoro Díaz 1962 and 1966 for Guadalajara and 1970 for León). The club membership during the World Cup tournament is always decisive for the assignment.
The clubs are named according to the number of nominations and, in the event of a tie, according to the alphabetical sorting criterion. The front runner is the Mexican record champions América with 50 nominations (only in 1958 there was no player from him), followed by his arch-rival CD Guadalajara with a total of 47 nominations (only at the very first World Cup in 1930 and at the last two World Cups in 2014 and 2018 no player was this Club nominated).
While all players were under contract with Mexican clubs up to and including 1978 , Hugo Sánchez , who was under contract with Real Madrid in 1986, was Mexico's first World Cup legionnaire. If the number of Mexican football legionaries nominated for a World Cup tournament was still low at the next tournaments (there were two players in 1994 and one player in 1998), these grew to nine (over four each in 2002 and 2006) ( 2010) and eight (2014) players, which already makes up around 40 percent of the total squad. For the first time, more legionaries (15) were used for the 2018 World Cup than players (8) under contract with local clubs.
|Necaxa / AE 1||2||2||3||2||3||-||1||1||-||2||2||1||-||-||-||-||19th|
|Oro de Guadalajara||-||1||3||-||2||3||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||9|
|Tecos de la UAG||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1||1||-||-||1||-||-||-||3|
|Real Club España||-||2||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||2|
|San Sebastian de León||-||1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1|
|U. de Guadalajara||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1|
Participation of Mexico in the Confederations Cup
Mexico is the second most frequent participant after Brazil with six appearances and has won the FIFA Confederations Cup once.
|year||Host country||Participation until ...||Last opponent||Result||Trainer||Comments and special features|
|1992||Saudi Arabia||not qualified|
|1995||Saudi Arabia||3rd place match||Nigeria||Third||Miguel Mejía Barón||Victory on penalties|
|1997||Saudi Arabia||Preliminary round||Australia , Brazil , Saudi Arabia||5.||Manuel Lapuente|
|2001||South Korea / Japan||Preliminary round||Australia , France , South Korea||8th.||Enrique Meza||Participation as defending champion|
|2005||Germany||3rd place match||Germany||Fourth||Ricardo La Volpe|
|2009||South Africa||not qualified|
|2013||Brazil||Preliminary round||Brazil , Italy , Japan||6th||José Manuel de la Torre||Qualified as winner of the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2011 , eliminated after two defeats against Italy and Brazil. A win against Japan in the last group game did not prevent them from being eliminated.|
|2017||Russia||3rd place match||Portugal||Fourth||Juan Carlos Osorio||Qualified as the winner of the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015 and the resulting playoff against the Gold Cup winner 2013 ( USA ).|
Participation of Mexico in the Copa America
Mexico first took part as a visiting team in the Copa America in 1993 , where they immediately finished second, and since then in all other Copas. Until 2007 they always reached at least the quarter-finals. In 2011 Mexico dropped out for the first time in the preliminary round. In the squad for the 2011 Copa there were only three players from the squad that won the CONCACAF Gold Cup on June 25th .
- Copa América 1993 : runner-up
- Copa América 1995 : quarter-finals (loss to USA - also visiting team - on penalties)
- Copa América 1997 : third
- Copa América 1999 : third
- Copa América 2001 : runner-up
- Copa America 2004 : quarter-finals
- Copa América 2007 : third
- Copa America 2011 : preliminary round
- Copa America 2015 : preliminary round
- Copa América Centenario 2016 : quarter-finals
- CONCACAF Championship (3) until 1989 - 1965, 1971, 1977
- CONCACAF Gold Cup (8) since 1991 - 1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2019
- Confederations Cup (1) - 1999
- NAFC Championship (3) - 1947, 1949, 1991
The table names the players who were in the squad for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup .
- Performance data as of July 2, 2019 (after meeting Haiti)
|1||Jonathan Orozco||Santos Laguna||8th||0||May 12, 1986||2010|
|12||Hugo González||Club Necaxa||2||0||Aug 1, 1990||2018|
|13||Guillermo Ochoa||Standard Liege||106||0||July 13, 1985||2005|
|2||Néstor Araujo||Celta Vigo||34||3||Aug 29, 1991||2011|
|3||Carlos Salcedo||UANL Tigres||31||0||29 Sep 1993||2015|
|5||Diego Reyes||Fenerbahçe Istanbul||63||2||19 Sep 1992||2011|
|15th||Héctor Moreno||Real Sociedad||100||4th||Jan. 17, 1988||2007|
|17th||César Montes||CF Monterrey||9||0||Feb. 24, 1997||2017|
|19th||Fernando Navarro||Club León||2||1||April 18, 1989||2019|
|21st||Luis Rodríguez||UANL Tigres||16||1||Jan. 21, 1991||2015|
|23||Jesús Gallardo||CF Monterrey||40||0||Aug 15, 1994||2016|
|4th||Edson Álvarez||Club America||27||1||Oct 24, 1997||2017|
|6th||Jonathan dos Santos||LA Galaxy||45||2||Apr. 26, 1990||2009|
|7th||Orbelín Pineda||CD Cruz Azul||18th||1||24 Mar 1996||2016|
|8th||Carlos Rodríguez||CF Monterrey||7th||0||Jan. 3, 1997||2019|
|10||Luis Montes||Club León||25th||5||May 15, 1986||2013|
|11||Roberto Alvarado||CD Cruz Azul||13||2||Sept 7, 1998||2018|
|16||Erick Gutiérrez||PSV Eindhoven||17th||0||June 15, 1995||2016|
|18th||Andrés Guardado||Betis Seville||158||28||28 Sep 1986||2005|
|22nd||Uriel Antuna||LA Galaxy||7th||4th||Aug 21, 1997||2019|
|9||Raúl Jiménez||Wolverhampton Wanderers||77||22nd||May 5, 1991||2013|
|20th||Rodolfo Pizarro||CF Monterrey||21st||4th||Feb 15, 1994||2014|
|14th||Alexis Vega||Deportivo Guadalajara||5||1||Nov 25, 1997||2019|
|Gerardo Martino||Trainer||0||0||Nov 20, 1962||2019|
- Numbers according to the FIFA squad list ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. .
Mexico has the third most players with 100 international matches , although some matches are not taken into account by FIFA as they may have a. took place at the Gold Cup against Guadeloupe, which is not a member of FIFA (number of games considered by FIFA in brackets). The record-breaking Mexican national player is Claudio Suárez , who replaced Gustavo Peña with his 83rd game on April 13, 1997 and was also the world record holder with 166 to 170 games from November 11, 2001 to May 29, 2004 .
|rank||Surname||Calls||Gates||position||Period||World Cup games||Gold Cup Games||Copa America games|
|2.||Andrés Guardado||162 (160)||28||Defense||2005–||12||25th||7th|
|3.||Rafael Marquez||147 (148)||17th||Defense||1997–||19th||12||18th|
|4th||Pavel Pardo||146 (145)||10||midfield||1996-2009||7th||13||11|
|Gerardo Torrado||146 (143)||6th||midfield||1999-2013||11||20th||18th|
|6th||Jorge Campos||130 (129)||0||goal||1991-2003||8th||9||15th|
|7th||Carlos Salcido||124 (123)||10||Defense||2001-2014||10||16||0|
|8th.||Ramón Ramírez||121 (119)||15th||midfield||1991-2000||5||16||13|
|9.||Cuauhtémoc Blanco||120 (119)||39||attack||1995-2010||11||12||15th|
|10.||Alberto García Aspe||109 (108)||21st||attack||1988-2002||8th||3||18th|
|Guillermo Ochoa||109 (108)||0||goal||2004–||8th||19th||5|
|13.||Francisco Rodríguez||108 (107)||1||Defense||2004-2015||9||16||2|
|14th||Giovani dos Santos||107 (106)||19th||attack||2007–||9||15th||3|
Sources: rsssf.com: Mexico - Record International Players (as of November 19, 2019, last updated on December 30, 2019)
Record goal scorers
|rank||Surname||Gates||Calls||Quota||Period||World Cup goals||Gold Cup Gates||Copa America goals|
|2.||Jared Borgetti||46||89 (88)||0.52||1997-2008||2||7th||2|
|3.||Cuauhtémoc Blanco||39||120 (119)||0.33||1995-2010||3||5||5|
|7th||Luis Roberto Alves||30th||84||0.36||1988-2002||12||2|
|Andrés Guardado||28||162 (160)||0.17||2005–||1||12||1|
Other well-known players
- Francisco Palencia
- Manuel Negrete
- Antonio Carbajal
- Braulio Luna
- Ricardo Osorio
- Jesús Arellano
- Omar Bravo
- Francisco Fonseca
- Guillermo Ochoa
- Giovani Dos Santos
Overview of national coaches
The following overview contains all previous coaches of the Mexican national team. The numerical consideration is based on their respective debut. Coaches who have coached the national team several times are only listed once. On October 19, 2010, José Manuel de la Torre was hired as the 38th coach of the "Tri". After almost three years in office, he was dismissed on September 7, 2013. Víctor Manuel Vucetich was named as his successor on September 12th, but he was released on October 17th after Mexico could not qualify directly for the World Cup.
|1||Adolfo Frías Beltrán||01/01/1923||1923||6th|
|2||Alfonso Roja de la Vega||05/30/1928||1928||2|
|3||Juan Luque de Serrallonga||07/13/1930||1930||3|
|4th||Rafael Garza Gutiérrez||03/04/1934||1934
|5||Alfred C. Crowle||March 27, 1935||1935||5|
|7th||Abdel Ramírez Herrera||08/02/1948||1948||1|
|9||Antonio López Herranz 1||03/23/1952||1952-1958||22nd|
|13||Árpád Fekete||March 24, 1963||1963||3|
|16||Javier de la Torre||09/30/1970||1970-1973||38|
|17th||Ignacio Jáuregui||March 31, 1974||1974||3|
|18th||José Antonio Roca||02/01/1977||1977-1988||20th|
|25th||César Luis Menotti||11/20/1991||1991-1992||19th|
|27||Miguel Mejía Barón||01/20/1993||1993-1995||54|
|34||Ricardo La Volpe||02/04/2003||2003-2006||71|
|35||José de Jesús Ramírez Ruvalcaba||04/16/2008||2008||5|
|38||José Manuel de la Torre||02/09/2011||2010-2013||49|
|39||Luis Fernando Tena (as interim coach)||09/10/2013||2013||1|
|40||Víctor Manuel Vucetich||10/11/2013||2013||2|
|43||Juan Carlos Osorio||14/10/2015||2015-2018||53|
|44||Ricardo Ferretti (Interim)||09/08/2018||2018||6th|
|45||Gerardo Martino||March 22, 2019||2019|
1: During López Herranz's tenure, Horacio Casarín (once) and Ignacio Trelles (twice), named under numbers 10 and 11, were briefly on duty as substitutes.
International match records
International matches against German-speaking national soccer teams
|date||place||Home team||result||Visiting team||occasion|
|1.||2nd July 1950||Porto Alegre ( )||Mexico||1: 2||Switzerland||World Cup preliminary round|
|2.||June 19, 1966||Lausanne||Switzerland||1: 1||Mexico|
|3.||5th January 1967||Mexico city||Mexico||3-0||Switzerland|
|4th||January 8, 1967||Guadalajara||Mexico||0: 2||Switzerland|
|5.||22nd December 1968||Mexico city||Mexico||0-0||FRG|
|6th||16th August 1971||Guadalajara||Mexico||0: 1||GDR|
|7th||September 8, 1971||Hanover||FRG||5-0||Mexico|
|8th.||18th September 1971||Leipzig||GDR||1: 1||Mexico|
|9.||June 14, 1977||Mexico city||Mexico||2: 2||FRG|
|10.||June 6, 1978||Cordoba ( )||FRG||6-0||Mexico||World Cup preliminary round|
|11.||August 11, 1984||East Berlin||GDR||1: 1||Mexico|
|12.||February 6, 1985||Santiago de Querétaro||Mexico||1: 2||Switzerland|
|13.||June 15, 1985||Mexico city||Mexico||2-0||FRG||Azteca 2000 Cup|
|14th||February 15, 1986||San Jose ( )||Mexico||1: 2||GDR|
|15th||June 21, 1986||Monterrey||Mexico||0: 0 n.V., 1: 4 i. E.||FRG||World Cup quarter-finals|
|16.||October 14, 1992||Dresden||Germany||1: 1||Mexico|
|17th||December 22, 1993||Mexico city||Mexico||0-0||Germany|
|18th||January 26, 1994||Oakland ( )||Mexico||1: 5||Switzerland|
|19th||June 29, 1998||Montpellier ( )||Germany||2: 1||Mexico||World Cup round of 16|
|20th||June 29, 2005||Leipzig||Germany||4: 3 a.d.||Mexico||Confederation Cup game for 3rd place|
|21st||June 29, 2017||Sochi ( )||Germany||4: 1||Mexico||Confed Cup semi-finals|
|22nd||17th June 2018||Moscow ( )||Germany||0: 1||Mexico||World Cup group game|
So far there have been no games against Austria and Liechtenstein.
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- Mexican-Salvadoran soccer rivalry
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- Players have taken issue with the FMF and have all asked to be left off the squad for all games, friendly or otherwise. goal.com, September 28, 2010, accessed September 4, 2016 .
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- Status after the World Cup round of 16 against Brazil on July 2, 2018. In the player profiles for the tournament, FIFA sometimes mentions different numbers, as it does not include games against CONCACAF members Guadeloupe and Martinique.
- In 2 games Campos was used as an attacker, in 7 games he was used both as a goalkeeper and as an attacker.
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- Incl. Goals at the CONCACAF Nations Cup
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- fifa.com: "National coach Vucetich dismissed"