Open main menu

The Colombia Olympic football team represents Colombia at the Summer Olympic Games and in international under-23 football competitions and is overseen by the Colombian Football Federation.

Colombia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Los Cafeteros (The Coffee growers)
AssociationFederación Colombiana de Fútbol (FCF)
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachVacant
CaptainTeófilo Gutiérrez
FIFA codeCOL
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Guatemala 2–1 Colombia 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 26 February 1950)
Biggest win
 Colombia 7–1 Dominican Republic 
(Cali, Colombia; 3 August 1971)
 Colombia 6–0 Bahamas 
(Cali, Colombia; 31 July 1971)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 9–0 Colombia 
(Londrina, Brazil; 30 January 2000)
Olympic Games
Appearances5 (first in 1968)
Best result7th (2016)

The team played its first match in 1950. From that year to 1992 the team played as a Colombia national amateur football team. Since 1992, the team played as Colombia national under-23 football team until 2004, when the qualification for the Olympic Games was changed to South American Youth Football Championship for under-20 teams (before this, the qualification tournament was CONMEBOL Men Pre-Olympic Tournament). The team was inactive since 2004, however with the qualification to the 2016 Summer Olympics qualification play-off the team was resurrected.

Contents

HonoursEdit

Competitive recordEdit

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

     Champions       Runners-up      Third Place       Fourth place  

Olympic GamesEdit

Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1900 Did not Exist
  1904
  1908
  1912
  1920
  1924
  1928
  1936
  1948
  1952 Did not Enter
  1956
  1960 Did not Qualify
  1964
  1968 First stage 10th 3 1 0 2 4 5
  1972 First stage 11th 3 1 0 2 5 12
  1976 Did not Qualify
  1980 First stage 11th 3 1 1 1 2 4
  1984 Did not Qualify
  1988
  1992 First stage 14th 3 0 1 2 4 9
  1996 Did not Qualify
  2000
  2004
  2008
  2012
  2016 Quarter-Finals 7th 4 1 2 1 6 6
  2020 To Be Determined
Total Quarter-finals 5/26 16 4 4 8 21 36

CONMEBOL Men Pre-Olympic TournamentEdit

Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1960 First stage 10th 2 1 0 1 3 7
  1964 Fourth place 4th 6 1 2 3 6 10
  1968 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 10 7
  1972 Runners-up 2nd 7 2 5 0 7 4
  1976 Fourth place 4th 5 1 2 2 5 9
  1980 Runners-up 2nd 6 3 1 2 10 5
  1984 First stage 5th 2 0 0 2 1 5
  1988 Fourth place 4th 7 4 1 2 7 4
  1992 Runners-up 2nd 7 4 2 1 14 3
  1996 Fourth place 4th 4 0 2 2 6 11
  2000 First stage 6th 4 2 1 1 10 13
  2004 Playoffs 6th 5 2 0 3 7 9
  2020 TBD
Total Runners-up 12/12 61 24 17 20 86 87

Schedule and resultsEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

2016Edit

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following is the Colombia squad in the men's football tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team of 18 players was officially named on 14 July.[5] William Tesillo, Dorlan Pabón and Teófilo Gutiérrez were the three over-aged players selected to play in the games.
Caps and goals updated as 14 August 2016.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Cristian Bonilla (1993-06-02)2 June 1993 (aged 23) 8 0   Al-Fayha
18 1GK Luis Hurtado (1994-01-24)24 January 1994 (aged 22) 2 0   Deportivo Pereira

2 2DF William Tesillo [a] (1990-02-02)2 February 1990 (aged 26) 6 0   León
3 2DF Deivy Balanta (1993-02-09)9 February 1993 (aged 23) 8 0   Junior
4 2DF Deiver Machado (1993-09-02)2 September 1993 (aged 22) 6 0   Atlético Nacional
5 2DF Juan Sebastián Quintero (1995-03-23)23 March 1995 (aged 21) 0 0   Deportivo Cali
13 2DF Helibelton Palacios (1993-06-11)11 June 1993 (aged 23) 8 0   Atlético Nacional
17 2DF Cristian Borja (1993-02-18)18 February 1993 (aged 23) 9 0   Toluca

6 3MF Jefferson Lerma (1994-10-25)25 October 1994 (aged 21) 5 0   Bournemouth
12 3MF Andrés Felipe Roa (1993-05-25)25 May 1993 (aged 23) 7 0   Huracán
14 3MF Sebastián Pérez (1993-03-29)29 March 1993 (aged 23) 7 0   Pachuca
15 3MF Wílmar Barrios (1993-10-16)16 October 1993 (aged 22) 9 0   Boca Juniors
16 3MF Kevin Balanta (1997-04-28)28 April 1997 (aged 19) 7 0   Deportivo Cali

7 4FW Arley Rodríguez (1993-02-09)9 February 1993 (aged 23) 6 0   Lobos BUAP
8 4FW Dorlan Pabón [a] (1988-01-24)24 January 1988 (aged 28) 6 2   Monterrey
9 4FW Miguel Borja (1993-01-26)26 January 1993 (aged 23) 5 0   Palmeiras
10 4FW Teófilo Gutiérrez [a] (Captain) (1985-05-17)17 May 1985 (aged 31) 6 4   Junior
11 4FW Harold Preciado (1994-06-01)1 June 1994 (aged 22) 7 1   Shenzhen

Coaching staffEdit

As of 20 May 2015
Manager   Carlos Alberto Restrepo Isaza
Assistant manager   Carlos Alberto Paniagua
Physical trainer   Jair Alirio Llanten
Goalkeeping coach   Wilson de Jesús Londoño
Medic   José Fernando Arango
Assistant   Carlos Murcia
Kinesiologist   Diego Cardona

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Overaged player. A maximum of three players born before 1 January 1993 may be selected in the final squad.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Match Report: SWE vs COL" (PDF). Rio 2016 Official Website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Match Report: JPN vs COL" (PDF). Rio 2016 Official Website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 August 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Match Report: COL vs NGA" (PDF). Rio 2016 Official Website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 August 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Match Report: BRA vs COL" (PDF). Rio 2016 Official Website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 August 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Convocatoria oficial Selecciones Colombia para Rio 2016" (in Spanish). Colombian Football Federation. 14 July 2016. Archived from the original on 2 July 2018. Retrieved 15 July 2016.