Colombia Olympic football team
|Nickname(s)||Los Cafeteros (The Coffee growers)|
|Association||Federación Colombiana de Fútbol (FCF)|
|Confederation||CONMEBOL (South America)|
| Guatemala 2–1 Colombia |
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 26 February 1950)
| Colombia 7–1 Dominican Republic |
(Cali, Colombia; 3 August 1971)
Colombia 6–0 Bahamas
(Cali, Colombia; 31 July 1971)
| Brazil 9–0 Colombia |
(Londrina, Brazil; 30 January 2000)
|Appearances||5 (first in 1968)|
|Best result||7th (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.
- CONMEBOL Men Pre-Olympic Tournament:
- Bolivarian Games
- Central American and Caribbean Games
- Pan American Games
- South American Games
- Runners-up: 1986 Santiago
- *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
|1900||Did not Exist|
|1952||Did not Enter|
|1960||Did not Qualify|
|1976||Did not Qualify|
|1984||Did not Qualify|
|1996||Did not Qualify|
|2020||To Be Determined|
CONMEBOL Men Pre-Olympic TournamentEdit
Schedule and resultsEdit
Win Draw Loss
|24 February Friendly||Honduras||1–1||Colombia||Ft. Lauderdale, United States|
|Chirinos ??'||Report||A. Murillo 31'||Stadium: Lockhart Stadium|
|27 February Friendly||Honduras||2–2||Colombia||Ft. Lauderdale, United States|
Acosta 80' (pen.)
|Stadium: Lockhart Stadium|
|25 March 2016 Olympic Games Play-off||Colombia||1–1||United States||Barranquilla, Colombia|
|16:05 UTC−5||Quintero 67' (pen.)||Report||Gil 5'||Stadium: Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez|
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
|29 March 2016 Olympic Games Play-off||United States||1–2||Colombia||Texas, United States|
|Machado 57' (o.g.)||Report||R. Martínez 30', 64'||Stadium: Toyota Stadium (Texas)|
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
|21 July Friendly||Argentina||0–0||Colombia||Boca Ratón, Florida, United States|
|Report||Stadium: FAU Stadium|
|24 July Friendly||Colombia||2–0||Honduras||Cartagena, Colombia|
|Report||Stadium: Estadio Jaime Morón León|
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
|4 August 2016 Summer Olympics||Sweden||2–2||Colombia||Manaus, Brazil|
|Stadium: Arena da Amazônia|
Referee: Fahad Al-Mirdasi (Saudi Arabia)
|7 August 2016 Summer Olympics||Japan||2–2||Colombia||Manaus, Brazil|
Fujiharu 65' (o.g.)
|Stadium: Arena da Amazônia|
Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)
|10 August 2016 Summer Olympics||Colombia||2–0||Nigeria||São Paulo, Brazil|
Pabón 63' (pen.)
|Stadium: Arena Corinthians|
Referee: César Arturo Ramos (Mexico)
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. 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||GK||Cristian Bonilla||2 June 1993 (aged 23)||8||0||Al-Fayha|
|18||GK||Luis Hurtado||24 January 1994 (aged 22)||2||0||Deportivo Pereira|
|2||DF||William Tesillo [a]||2 February 1990 (aged 26)||6||0||León|
|3||DF||Deivy Balanta||9 February 1993 (aged 23)||8||0||Junior|
|4||DF||Deiver Machado||2 September 1993 (aged 22)||6||0||Atlético Nacional|
|5||DF||Juan Sebastián Quintero||23 March 1995 (aged 21)||0||0||Deportivo Cali|
|13||DF||Helibelton Palacios||11 June 1993 (aged 23)||8||0||Atlético Nacional|
|17||DF||Cristian Borja||18 February 1993 (aged 23)||9||0||Toluca|
|6||MF||Jefferson Lerma||25 October 1994 (aged 21)||5||0||Bournemouth|
|12||MF||Andrés Felipe Roa||25 May 1993 (aged 23)||7||0||Huracán|
|14||MF||Sebastián Pérez||29 March 1993 (aged 23)||7||0||Pachuca|
|15||MF||Wílmar Barrios||16 October 1993 (aged 22)||9||0||Boca Juniors|
|16||MF||Kevin Balanta||28 April 1997 (aged 19)||7||0||Deportivo Cali|
|7||FW||Arley Rodríguez||9 February 1993 (aged 23)||6||0||Lobos BUAP|
|8||FW||Dorlan Pabón [a]||24 January 1988 (aged 28)||6||2||Monterrey|
|9||FW||Miguel Borja||26 January 1993 (aged 23)||5||0||Palmeiras|
|10||FW||Teófilo Gutiérrez [a] (Captain)||17 May 1985 (aged 31)||6||4||Junior|
|11||FW||Harold Preciado||1 June 1994 (aged 22)||7||1||Shenzhen|
- 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|
- Overaged player. A maximum of three players born before 1 January 1993 may be selected in the final squad.
- "Match Report: SWE vs COL" (PDF). Rio 2016 Official Website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- "Match Report: JPN vs COL" (PDF). Rio 2016 Official Website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 August 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
- "Match Report: COL vs NGA" (PDF). Rio 2016 Official Website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 August 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- "Match Report: BRA vs COL" (PDF). Rio 2016 Official Website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 August 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
- "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.