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The Guatemala national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Guatemala) is governed by the Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala. Founded in 1919, it affiliated to FIFA in 1946, and it is a member of CONCACAF.

Guatemala
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Los Chapines
La Bicolor
La Furia Azul
AssociationNational Football Federation of Guatemala
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America)
Sub-confederationUNCAF (Central America)
Head coachAmarini Villatoro[1]
CaptainVacant
Most capsCarlos Ruíz (133)[2]
Top scorerCarlos Ruiz (68)
Home stadiumEstadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores
FIFA codeGUA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 133 Increase 11 (19 September 2019)[3]
Highest50 (August 2006)
Lowest163 (November 1995)
Elo ranking
Current 83 Decrease 5 (13 September 2019)[4]
Highest40 (April 1972)
Lowest105 (February 2010)
First international
Guatemala Guatemala 10–1 Honduras 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; September 14, 1921)
Biggest win
Guatemala Guatemala 10–0 Anguilla 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; September 5, 2019)
Biggest defeat
 Costa Rica 9–1 Guatemala Guatemala
(San José, Costa Rica; July 24, 1955)
CONCACAF Championship
& Gold Cup
Appearances18 (first in 1963)
Best resultChampions, 1967

The team has made three Olympic tournament appearances, competing at the 1968, 1976, and 1988 Olympic Games. Guatemala have never qualified for a finals tournament of the World Cup, although they have reached the final round of qualification on four occasions.

Guatemala won the 1967 CONCACAF Championship and the 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup. The team's best performance in a CONCACAF Gold Cup was in 1996, when they finished fourth. Big Susan their top goal scorer, retired his career after the failure of his team to now win the gold cup. Guatemala has also earned a bronze medal at the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela. The national team kits are supplied by Umbro. Past kit suppliers include Atletica, Adidas and Puma.

HistoryEdit

The national team, nicknamed "la Azul y Blanco" (the blue and white), made its debut in the Independence Centenary Games held in Guatemala City in September 1921, winning their first game 10–1 against Honduras. In the final, Guatemala were defeated 6–0 by Costa Rica.[5] Guatemala entered a World Cup qualification process for the first time in 1958.

Beginnings and first attempt in the elimination stage of the World CupEdit

Guatemala created its first soccer team, made up of 22 players, on August 23, 1902. The team was split into two sides, blue and white. With time, clubs were made and eventually the Guatemalan National Team was created in 1921. Guatemala had its first game on September 14, 1921 against Honduras. The game was played in Guatemala City and Guatemala beat Honduras 10 to 1.[6]

Guatemala had success in several editions of the CCCF Championship (Copa CCCF), precursor to the Concacaf Gold Cup (Copa Concacaf), by being the runner up in three championships, 1943, 1946, and 1948. In 1958, Guatemala began participating in the qualifying rounds of the World Cup. It was placed in the first group, along with the teams from Costa Rica and the Netherlands Antilles. It placed last and was unable to score a single point.[7]

Success in the 60’sEdit

Guatemala’s performance in the qualifying rounds began to improve in the beginning of the 1960s. In 1962 it was able to tie against both Costa Rica (4–4), while playing in Guatemala, and Honduras (1–1), while playing in Tegucigalpa. However, after being placed in the second group, it once again finished last.[8]

Guatemala did not participate in the qualifying round in 1966. Before the process of elimination began, the FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) refused Guatemala’s participation for administrative reasons.

The Guatemalan National Team joined Concacaf in 1961. In 1967 it again showed the progress it had made when it participated in the Concacaf Gold Cup. For the first time and only time in its history, it placed first in the tournament.[9] It was also the runner up in both 1965 and 1969.

1967 CONCACAF ChampionshipEdit

In 1967, Honduras hosted the CONCACAF Championship. Guatemala began the tournament with a 2–1 win against Haiti, followed by a 1–0 win over defending champions Mexico, a 0–0 draw against Honduras, a 2–0 win over Trinidad and Tobago, and a 2–0 win over Nicaragua, being crowned CONCACAF champions for the first time. Forward Manuel "Escopeta" Recinos was Guatemala's top scorer with four goals, including the game-winning goal against Mexico.

Results

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1   Guatemala 9 5 4 1 0 7 1 6
2   Mexico 8 5 4 0 1 10 1 9
3   Honduras 6 5 2 2 1 4 2 2
4   Trinidad and Tobago 4 5 2 0 3 6 10 −4
5   Haiti 2 5 1 0 4 5 9 −4
6   Nicaragua 1 5 0 1 4 3 12 −9

1968 Olympic GamesEdit

In 1967, Guatemala showed some major progress by qualifying for the 1968 Olympic Tournament in Mexico City. In the first round, they won 1–0 against Czechoslovakia, and 4–1 against Thailand, and lost to Bulgaria 2–1. They went on the next round where they lost to eventual champions Hungary 1–0.

21st centuryEdit

2006 FIFA World Cup qualificationEdit

Prior to the qualification process, many fans saw Carlos Ruiz as the main focus in providing goals for the national team along with his compatriot but elder Juan Carlos Plata. Many other stars such as Fredy, Garcia, Gonzalo Romero, Guillermo Ramirez and Martin Machon were expected to play huge roles as well. In 2006 World Cup qualifying, Guatemala started off well, advancing to the third round by beating Suriname 4–2 in the second round. In the third round they finished second behind Costa Rica in Group B tying at 10 points each, advancing to the final round. In the fourth round they started off well with a 0–0 draw against Panama and a 5–1 win against Trinidad and Tobago. Then followed a 2–0 loss against United States and Mexico and a 3–2 loss against Costa Rica, and after 3 losses in a row they finally won against Panama 2–1, then lost against Trinidad and Tobago 3–2, tied against United States 0–0 and then lost to Mexico 5–2 once again. Guatemala had 8 points with one game left, and a win and a Trinidad and Tobago loss against Mexico would get them to the playoff. They won 3–1 against Costa Rica but Trinidad and Tobago beat Mexico 2–1, ending one of the best runs in Guatemala football history. They finished in 5th place, 2 points away from a possible World Cup spot. Juan Carlos Plata and Martin Machón had announced their retirement from International Football in 2006.

2010 FIFA World Cup qualificationEdit

After a third-place finish in the Uncaf Nations Cup in 2007, having made the knockout stage in the Gold Cup of the same year, and a couple of satisfying friendly matches including a 3–2 win against Mexico, many saw Hernan Dario Gomez as the next coach to lead Guatemala into the Hexagonal in the World Cup qualifying stage. However, after losing 5–0 in early 2008 against a U-23 Argentine team, fans wanted Gomez out as coach and soon the Colombian would do so. In 2010 World Cup qualifying, expectations of being able to qualify for the tournament were set among the national team as Ramon Maradiaga had returned as coach after almost leading Guatemala to the World Cup 2006. They began well by having advanced to the third round by defeating Saint Lucia in a 9–1 aggregate in the second round. In the third round, Guatemala began with a 1–0 home loss to the United States, with controversies surrounding Panamanian referee Roberto Moreno, who was arbitrating the match, including not awarding a penalty in the first half in the favor of Guatemala after a handball from Steve Cherundolo as well as Gustavo Cabrera being sent off after colliding with Eddie Lewis in the second half. In their second match of round 3, Los Chapines were able to take home a draw in the closing minutes of the game against Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain after Carlos Gallardo deflected a free kick taken by Marco Pappa with his heels. On September 10, Guatemala welcomed Cuba at home for their third match. Cuba shocked the Guatemala fans by taking the lead after Roberto Linares scored in the 25th minute however by halftime, Carlos Ruiz relieved the team with an equalizer. In the second half Carlos Ruiz scored once more, Mario Rodriguez and youngster Jose Manuel Contreras also scored and finished the game 4–1. With the win, they were able to collect 4 points, putting them in second place due to having a better goal difference that Trinidad and Tobago. The next two games were crucial in advancing to the next round. On October 11, many fans have gathered around the Estadio Mateo Flores to support the national team in their home game against Trinidad and Tobago, heavily expecting a win. Despite being reduced to 10 men, the Soca Warriors were able to hold Guatemala to 0–0 stalemate, disgruntling the national team and fans. With hopes of getting a result in Havana four days later, Guatemala were unable to even get a point against Cuba, falling down 1–0 by halftime after Jaime Colome scored a penalty. Marco Pappa volleyed in an equalizer in the 80th minute, replenishing the confidence for the team but Urgelles was able to bring Cuba back on top in the 90th minute, complicating the hopes of Guatemala in qualifying for the World Cup with one game to spare. Meanwhile, the Trinidadians defeated the United States 2–1 at home, putting them in second place. Maradiaga was fired soon right after and Benjamin Monterroso, a less ambitious coach was appointed, focusing on the upcoming edition of the Copa Uncaf the following January. A 2–0 away loss against the US confirmed the elimination of the national team, having finished in third place with 5 points, thus missing out on the final round. In the Uncaf nations cup, Monterroso wanted to introduce more younger players into the starting line up such as Minor Lopez, Ricardo Jerez and Wilson Lalin but everything backfired after losing both group stage matches against Costa Rica and Panama as well as losing astonishingly 2–0 to an inferior Nicaragua team in the play off match for the final berth to attend the next Gold Cup; Minor Lopez was the lone goal scorer for Los Bicolores. As a result, the national team were inactive for the next two years and Benjamin Monterroso shamefully stepped down after two months in charge.

2014 World Cup cycleEdit

On May 2010, Uruguayan born Paraguayan Ever Hugo Almeida was appointed as the next coach for Guatemala. At the 2011 Copa Centroamericana, formerly known as the "UNCAF Nations Cup", Guatemala finished in fifth place, losing to Costa Rica 2–0 and Honduras 3–1. In the fifth place match, they defeated Nicaragua 2–1 to qualify to the 2011 Gold Cup.

At the 2011 Gold Cup, Guatemala drew against Honduras 0–0 despite being reduced to nine men. In the next match, they suffer a loss against a physically superior Jamaica 2–0 but managed to redeem themselves after having won against Grenada 4–0 goals from Jose Javier Del Águila, Marco Pappa, Carlos Ruiz, and Carlos Gallardo. Placing among the best third place, they saw themselves advancing to the quarterfinals, where they lost against the reigning champions Mexico 2–1 although a long ball from Elias Vasquez to Carlos Ruiz gave them the lead in the first half.

For the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, Guatemala opened the qualifying campaign in the second round by sweeping six wins in six games, advancing to the third round in the same group as USA, Jamaica and Antigua and Barbuda. Prior to the start of the third round, three of Guatemala's key players Guillermo Ramirez, Gustavo Cabrera and Yony Flores were sent home during a practice session after teammates Carlos Ruiz and Luis Rodriguez heard of their involvement in money laundering and bribery in fixing multiple fixtures; they were subsequently banned for life in participating in any football competition abroad or domestic.

The team had a rough start in an away loss to Jamaica with Dwight Pezzarossi only managing to pull back one goal in stoppage time. In the next match, Guatemala tied at home after Clint Dempsey managed to get a goal for the US, and Marco Pappa's free kick later in the game managed to bring Guatemala one point. For the third game in a row, also at home, the team fell behind against Antigua and Barbuda. In the second half with the Antiguan goalkeeper Molvin James sent off for wasting time, Carlos Ruiz was able to score a brace making the game 2–1; an additional goal from Dwight Pezzarossi eventually ended the game 3–1. Four days later, a lone goal from Carlos Ruiz sufficed for an away win against Antigua and Barbuda in North Sound.

In the next fixture, Guatemala beat Jamaica at home 2–1. In their last game, a minimum of a draw would be enough to get Guatemala to the final stage of the qualifiers. After taking the lead 1–0 in the first five minutes thanks to Carlos Ruiz, the USA team returned the favor by scoring 3 goals to crush their hopes. Guatemala finished ten points behind the USA and Jamaica, losing out on goal difference to the Jamaicans.

In January 2013, still led by Ever Almeida, Guatemala participated in the 2013 Copa Centroamericana. Consisted of mostly youngsters, Guatemala could only manage three draws in their group play (1–1 against Nicaragua, 0–0 to border rivals Belize and 1–1 against Costa Rica), losing out to Belize for direct qualification to the Gold Cup. They faced Panama in the 5th place match for the final slot in the 2013 Gold Cup in the United States but lost 3–1. Ever Almeida stepped down in favour of technical director Victor Hugo Monzón.

2016 suspensionEdit

On Oct 28, 2016, the Guatemalan football federation was suspended indefinitely by FIFA, after the international football governing body had appointed an oversight committee to look into allegations of corruption.[10] FIFA stated that the Guatemalan federation (FEDEFUT) had rejected the committee's mandate to run FEDEFUT's business, organize elections, and modernize its statutes, and would remain barred from international competition until FEDEFUT ratified an extension of the mandate.[11] The football team missed their chance on qualifying on the 2017 and 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments (2017 Copa Centroamericana and 2019–20 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying, respectively) as they missed deadlines to have their suspension lifted.

The suspension was lifted on May 31, 2018 after FEDEFUT's normalization committee became fully operational.[12]

Home stadiumEdit

The Estadio Nacional Mateo Flores, also known as Coloso de la Zona 5, is a multi-use national stadium in Guatemala City, the largest in Guatemala. It was built in 1948, to host the Central American and Caribbean Games in 1950, and was renamed after long-distance runner Mateo Flores, winner of the 1952 Boston Marathon. It has a capacity of 26,000 seats.

Used mostly for football matches, the stadium has hosted the majority of the home matches of the Guatemala national football team throughout its history.

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA World Cup recordEdit

Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 Did not enter
  1934
  1938
  1950
  1954
  1958 Did not qualify
  1962
  1966 Entry not accepted[13]
  1970 Did not qualify
  1974
  1978
  1982
  1986
  1990
  1994
  1998
    2002
  2006
  2010
  2014
  2018
  2022 To be determined
      2026
Total 0/23

CONCACAF Gold Cup recordEdit

Year Round Pld W D* L GF GA
  1963 Round 1 4 1 2 1 7 6
  1965 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 11 5
  1967 Champions 5 4 1 0 7 1
  1969 Runners-up 5 3 2 0 10 2
  1971 Did not qualify
  1973 Fifth place 5 0 3 2 4 6
  1977 Fifth place 5 1 1 3 8 10
  1981 Did not qualify
1985 Round 1 4 2 1 1 7 3
1989 Fourth place 6 1 1 4 4 7
  1991 Round 1 3 1 0 2 1 5
    1993 Did not enter
  1996 Fourth place 4 1 0 3 3 5
  1998 Round 1 3 0 2 1 3 4
  2000 Round 1 2 0 1 1 3 5
  2002 Round 1 2 0 0 2 1 4
    2003 Round 1 2 0 1 1 1 3
  2005 Round 1 3 0 1 2 4 9
  2007 Quarter-finals 4 1 1 2 2 5
  2009 Did not qualify
  2011 Quarter-finals 4 1 1 2 5 4
  2013 Did not qualify
    2015 Round 1 3 0 1 2 1 4
  2017 Disqualified due to FIFA Suspension
      2019
Total 1 Title 69 19 20 30 82 88

Copa Centroamericana recordEdit

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
  1991 Third place 3 0 2 1 0 1
  1993 Did not enter
  1995 Runners-up 4 2 0 2 2 5
  1997 Runners-up 5 3 2 0 10 3
  1999 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 5 2
  2001 Champions 5 2 3 0 9 5
  2003 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 10 4
  2005 Third place 5 3 1 1 10 5
  2007 Third place 5 3 1 1 3 2
  2009 Round 1 3 0 0 3 1 6
  2011 Fifth place 3 1 0 2 3 6
  2013 Sixth place 4 0 3 1 3 5
  2014 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 7 4
  2017 Disqualified due to FIFA Suspension
Total 1 Title 51 23 14 14 63 48

Olympic recordEdit

  • 1896 to 1924 – Did not enter
  • 1928 to 1964 – Did not qualify
  • 1968 – Quarter-finals – 6th place
  • 1972 – Did not qualify
  • 1976 – Round 1
  • 1980 to 1984 – Did not qualify
  • 1988 – Round 1
  • 1992 to 2016 – Did not qualify

Note: Football at the Summer Olympics has been an under-23 tournament since the 1992 edition.

Head-to-head record against other nationsEdit

Updated on 10 September 2019 after match against   Puerto Rico[14]

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

Opponent
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
  Anguilla 1 1 0 0 10 0 +10
  Antigua and Barbuda 7 6 0 1 21 3 +18
  Argentina 2 0 0 2 0 7 −7
  Armenia 2 0 1 1 2 8 −6
  Aruba 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
  Barbados 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4
  Belize 11 7 4 0 19 9 +10
  Bermuda 5 2 3 0 4 2 +2
  Bolivia 5 3 1 1 7 5 +2
  Brazil 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3
  Canada 14 2 2 10 10 22 −12
  Chile 5 1 1 3 4 9 −5
  Colombia 4 0 2 2 5 10 −5
  Costa Rica 70 20 17 33 85 136 −51
  Cuba 17 7 7 3 22 13 +9
  Curaçao[a] 11 3 6 2 24 19 +5
  Dominican Republic 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
  Ecuador 8 1 3 4 3 9 −6
  El Salvador 80 35 25 20 94 70 +24
  France 1 0 0 1 1 8 −7
  Grenada 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10
  Guyana 4 4 0 0 14 0 +13
  Haiti 16 9 2 5 25 16 +9
  Honduras 50 13 19 18 57 57 0
  Iran 1 0 1 0 2 2 0
  Iraq 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3
  Israel 2 0 1 1 0 7 −7
  Italy 1 0 0 1 0 4 −4
  Jamaica 18 4 4 10 19 30 −11
  Japan 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4
  Mexico 34 4 8 22 32 69 −37
  Nicaragua 21 19 1 1 66 12 +54
  Norway 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2
  Panama 39 15 9 15 66 55 +11
  Paraguay 11 0 2 9 10 25 −15
  Peru 4 0 1 3 2 8 −6
  Poland 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1
  Puerto Rico 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8
  Russia[b] 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3
  Saint Lucia 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 5 5 0 0 23 3 +20
  South Africa 2 0 1 1 1 6 −5
  South Korea 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1
  Suriname 5 2 2 1 9 7 +2
  Slovakia 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
  Thailand 1 1 0 0 4 1 +1
  Trinidad and Tobago 24 8 8 8 40 32 +8
  United States 27 5 6 16 19 47 −28
  Uruguay 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4
  Venezuela 7 2 1 4 9 10 −1
  Zambia 1 0 0 1 0 4 −4
Total 544 191 142 211 756 763 −7
  1. ^ Includes matches against the   Netherlands Antilles.
  2. ^ Includes matches against the   Soviet Union.

Schedule and recent resultsEdit

Key

  Win   Draw   Loss

2018Edit

2019Edit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for a friendly game against Nicaragua on 26 March 2019.[15]
Caps and goals updated as of 26 March 2019 after the game against Nicaragua.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Nicholas Hagen (1996-08-02) 2 August 1996 (age 23) 4 0   CSD Municipal
1GK Manuel Sosa (1987-04-05) 5 April 1987 (age 32) 0 0   Malacateco

2DF Carlos Gallardo (1984-04-09) 9 April 1984 (age 35) 58 3   Guastatoya
2DF Rafael Morales (1988-04-06) 6 April 1988 (age 31) 21 2   Comunicaciones
2DF José Carlos Pinto (1993-06-16) 16 June 1993 (age 26) 4 0   Antigua
2DF Eduardo Soto (1990-03-03) 3 March 1990 (age 29) 4 0   Cobán Imperial
2DF Ángel Cabrera (1986-02-10) 10 February 1986 (age 33) 3 0   Cobán Imperial
2DF Allen Yanes (1997-07-04) 4 July 1997 (age 22) 3 0   New York Red Bulls II
2DF Manuel López (1990-04-26) 26 April 1990 (age 29) 2 0   Municipal
2DF Manuel Moreno (1992-06-18) 18 June 1992 (age 27) 2 0   Xelajú MC

3MF José Manuel Contreras (1986-01-19) 19 January 1986 (age 33) 69 5   Antigua
3MF Jorge Aparicio (1992-11-21) 21 November 1992 (age 26) 15 0   Guastatoya
3MF Luis Martínez (1991-12-14) 14 December 1991 (age 27) 11 2   Guastatoya
3MF Rodrigo Saravia (1993-02-22) 22 February 1993 (age 26) 10 0   Comunicaciones
3MF Marvin Ceballos (1992-04-22) 22 April 1992 (age 27) 9 1   UdeG
3MF Alejandro Galindo (1992-03-05) 5 March 1992 (age 27) 8 0   Antigua
3MF Jorge Vargas (1993-02-26) 26 February 1993 (age 26) 6 0   Comunicaciones
3MF John Méndez (1999-06-24) 24 June 1999 (age 20) 1 0   Municipal

4FW Edi Danilo Guerra (1987-12-11) 11 December 1987 (age 31) 8 1   Cobán Imperial
4FW Robin Betancourth (1991-11-25) 25 November 1991 (age 27) 7 0   Comunicaciones

Recent call-upsEdit

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

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK José Carlos García (1993-02-16) 16 February 1993 (age 26) 1 0   Xelajú MC v.   Costa Rica, 22 March 2019
GK Ricardo Jérez (1986-02-04) 4 February 1986 (age 33) 46 0   Alianza Petrolera v.   El Salvador, 6 March 2019
GK Paulo Motta (1982-03-29) 29 March 1982 (age 37) 36 0   Municipal v.   Israel, 15 November 2018
GK Iván Pacheco (1992-03-23) 23 March 1992 (age 27) 0 0   Cobán Imperial v.   Israel, 15 November 2018
GK Nery Lobos 1 0   Aurora v.   Cuba, 18 August 2018
GK Luis Tatuaca (1990-07-06) 6 July 1990 (age 29) 1 0   Cobán Imperial v.   Cuba, 18 August 2018

DF Stefano Cincotta (1991-02-28) 28 February 1991 (age 28) 16 3   Guastatoya v.   Costa Rica, 22 March 2019
DF Carlos Alvarado (1999-02-14) 14 February 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Municipal v.   Costa Rica, 22 March 2019
DF Rafael González (1985-03-04) 4 March 1985 (age 34) 0 0   Cobán Imperial v.   Costa Rica, 22 March 2019
DF Jean Márquez (1985-03-06) 6 March 1985 (age 34) 38 3   Comunicaciones v.   El Salvador, 6 March 2019
DF Héctor Moreira (1987-12-27) 27 December 1987 (age 31) 9 1   Municipal v.   El Salvador, 6 March 2019
DF Wilson Pineda (1993-09-23) 23 September 1993 (age 25) 3 1   Guastatoya v.   El Salvador, 6 March 2019
DF Alexander Cifuentes (1990-01-22) 22 January 1990 (age 29) 0 0   Antigua v.   El Salvador, 6 March 2019
DF Nicolás Samayoa (1995-08-02) 2 August 1995 (age 24) 1 0   Comunicaciones v.   Israel, 15 November 2018
DF Elías Vásquez (1992-06-18) 18 June 1992 (age 27) 40 0   Sanarate v.   Ecuador, 11 September 2018
DF Cristian Jiménez (1995-04-26) 26 April 1995 (age 24) 8 0   Antigua v.   Ecuador, 11 September 2018
DF Fredy López (1992-07-07) 7 July 1992 (age 27) 3 0   Malacateco v.   Cuba, 18 August 2018
DF Yeltsin Álvarez (1994-11-02) 2 November 1994 (age 24) 1 0   Cobán Imperial v.   Cuba, 18 August 2018
DF Allan Ortiz 1 0   Sanarate v.   Cuba, 18 August 2018

MF José Rosales (1993-06-24) 24 June 1993 (age 26) 1 0   Municipal v.   Costa Rica, 22 March 2019
MF Brandon de León (1993-09-30) 30 September 1993 (age 25) 14 0   Municipal v.   El Salvador, 6 March 2019
MF Édgar Macal (1990-12-05) 5 December 1990 (age 28) 4 0   Xelajú MC v.   El Salvador, 6 March 2019
MF Kevin Norales (1992-01-26) 26 January 1992 (age 27) 3 0   Guastatoya v.   El Salvador, 6 March 2019
MF Pablo Aguilar (1995-02-21) 21 February 1995 (age 24) 2 0   Antigua v.   El Salvador, 6 March 2019
MF José Márquez (1988-08-06) 6 August 1988 (age 31) 1 1   Guastatoya v.   El Salvador, 6 March 2019
MF Kristian Guzmán (1986-08-13) 13 August 1986 (age 33) 1 0   Guastatoya v.   El Salvador, 6 March 2019
MF Carlos Mejía (1991-11-13) 13 November 1991 (age 27) 20 1   Comunicaciones v.   Israel, 15 November 2018
MF Frank de León (1994-12-26) 26 December 1994 (age 24) 4 0   Municipal v.   Israel, 15 November 2018
MF Prins López (1992-10-10) 10 October 1992 (age 26) 2 0   Petapa v.   Ecuador, 11 September 2018
MF Kevin Ruiz (1995-05-18) 18 May 1995 (age 24) 1 0   Malacateco v.   Ecuador, 11 September 2018
MF Benedicto Aldana (1996-05-02) 2 May 1996 (age 23) 1 0   Sanarate v.   Cuba, 18 August 2018
MF Kevin Ávila (1994-05-08) 8 May 1994 (age 25) 1 0   Siquinalá v.   Cuba, 18 August 2018
MF Denilson Hernández (1994-11-22) 22 November 1994 (age 24) 1 0   Municipal v.   Cuba, 18 August 2018

FW Wilber Pérez (1988-09-26) 26 September 1988 (age 30) 8 0   Gjilani v.   Israel, 15 November 2018
FW José Martínez (1997-10-10) 10 October 1997 (age 21) 3 0   Municipal v.   Israel, 15 November 2018
FW Henry López (1992-08-08) 8 August 1992 (age 27) 8 0   Cobán Imperial v.   Cuba, 18 August 2018
FW Kevin Elías (1993-12-05) 5 December 1993 (age 25) 1 0   Sanarate v.   Cuba, 18 August 2018

INJ Withdrew from the squad due to injury.
PRE Preliminary squad / standby.
RET Retired from the national team.

RecordsEdit

Most cappedEdit

# Player Caps[2] Career
1 Carlos Ruiz 133 1998–2016
2 Guillermo Ramírez * 104 1997–2012
3 Gustavo Cabrera * 103 2000–2012
4 Fredy Thompson 96 2001–2015
5 Juan Carlos Plata 87 1996–2010
6 Gonzalo Romero 83 2000–2012
7 Julio Girón 82 1992–2006
8 Edgar Estrada 80 1995–2003
9 Mario Rodríguez 79 2003–2013
10 Freddy García 73 2000–2012

Players in bold text are still active with Guatemala.
* Banned from Football on suspicions of fixing match results.[16]

Top scorersEdit

# Player Goals[2] Career
1 Carlos Ruiz 68 1998–2016
2 Juan Carlos Plata 35 1996–2006
3 Carlos Toledo 25 1943–1953
4 Mario Camposeco 23 1943–1951
= Freddy García 23 1998–2012
6 Oscar Enrique Sánchez 19 1976–1990
7 Dwight Pezzarossi 16 2000–2012
= Edwin Westphal 16 1985–1998
= Guillermo Ramírez * 16 1997–2012
10 Juan Manuel Funes 15 1985–2000

Players in bold text are still active with Guatemala.
* Banned from Football on suspicions of fixing match results.[16]

ManagersEdit

[17]

Name Period Matches Wins Draws Losses Winning % Notes
  Roberto Figueredo 1930 2 0 0 2 00.0% [18]
  Jimmy Elliott 1935 5 0 1 4 20.0% [18]
  Manuel Felipe Carrera 1943 6 4 1 1 66.7% 1943 CCCF Championship 2nd place[19]
  Juan Francisco Aguirre 1946 5 3 1 1 60.0% [19]
  Juan Francisco Aguirre
  Manuel Felipe Carrera
1946 6 1 1 4 16.7% [19]
  José Alberto Cevasco 1948 8 3 4 1 37.5% 1948 CCCF Championship 2nd place[19][20]
  Enrique Natalio Pascal Palomini 1950 6 3 1 2 50.0% [21]
  Juan Francisco Aguirre 1953
  Alfredo Cuevas 1955–1957
  José Alberto Cevasco 1960–1961
  Lorenzo Ausina Tur 1963
  César Viccino 1965
  Rubén Amorín 1967 1967 CONCACAF Championship
  César Viccino 1968–1969
  Lorenzo Ausina Tur 1969
  Carmelo Faraone 1971
    Afro Geronazzo 1971–1972
  Rubén Amorín 1972
  Néstor Valdez Moraga 1972
  Rubén Amorín 1976
  Carlos Cavagnaro 1976
  Carlos Wellmann 1976
  José Ernesto Romero 1979
  Rubén Amorín 1980
  Carlos Cavagnaro 1983
  Dragoslav Šekularac 1984–1985
  Julio César Cortés 1987
  Jorge Roldán 1988
  Rubén Amorín 1989–1990
  Haroldo Cordón 1991
  Miguel Angel Brindisi 1992
  Jorge Roldán 1995 1995 UNCAF Nations Cup 2nd place
  Juan Ramón Verón 1996 11 6 1 4 54.6%
  Horacio Cordero 1996 18 7 5 6 48.1%
  Miguel Angel Brindisi 1997–1998 23 9 11 3 39.1% 1997 UNCAF Nations Cup 2nd place
  Carlos Bilardo
  Eduardo Luján Manera
1998 8 2 3 3 25.0%
  Benjamín Monterroso 1999 11 4 2 5 36.4% 1999 UNCAF Nations Cup 2nd place
  Carlos Miloc 2000 5 0 3 2 0.0%
  Julio César Cortés 2000–2003 33 13 12 7 39.4% 2001 UNCAF Nations Cup
2003 UNCAF Nations Cup (Runner-up)
  Víctor Manuel Aguado 2003 7 1 2 4 14.3%
  Ramón Maradiaga 2004–2005 42 17 9 16 40.5%
  Hernán Darío Gómez 2006–2008 21 5 4 12 23.8%
  Ramón Maradiaga 2008 5 2 1 2 50.0%
  Benjamín Monterroso 2008–2009 5 1 0 4 20.0%
  Ever Hugo Almeida 2010–2013 40 16 7 17 45.8%
  Víctor Hugo Monzón 2013 4 0 1 3 11.1%
  Sergio Pardo[22] 2013-2014 1 0 0 1 0.0%
  Ivan Franco Sopegno 2014–2015 23 9 4 10 44.9% 2014 Copa Centroamericana (Runner-up)
  Walter Claverí 2016–2019 11 4 2 5 40%
  Amarini Villatoro 2019-Present 2 1 0 1 50%


HonorsEdit

Champions (1): 1967
Runner-up (2): 1965, 1969
Champions (1): 2001
Runner-up (5): 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2014
Third Place (3): 1991, 2005, 2007
Silver Medal (2):1976, 1988
Silver Medal (1): 1983
Third Place (1): 1999

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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