Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) - Venezuela


Venezuela national football team represents Venezuela in men's international football and is controlled by the Venezuelan Football Federation, the governing body for football in Venezuela.

Head Coach: José Peseiro

Top scorer: Salomón Rondón (30 goals)

Team Captain: Tomás Rincón

FIFA Ranking: 28th (2020)

Most caps: Juan Arango (129 appearances)

Home Ground: Estadio Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo

As of 2018, they are the only CONMEBOL side to have never qualified for the FIFA World Cup.

As of December 2019, Venezuela has the highest position on the FIFA World Ranking of any team that has not yet qualified for the World Cup, being ranked 25th.

Despite its lackluster senior performance, Venezuela has been notable for being the first country from outside the three traditional CONMEBOL forces (Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay) to reach the final of any FIFA competition.

Venezuela first participated at the Copa América in 1967 and finished fifth after defeating Bolivia 3–0 with a side containing Mendoza and Santana. The 1975 tournament saw Venezuela drawn in a group with Brazil and Argentina, and finished bottom with an 11–0 defeat to Argentina.

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