Peru national football team
The Peru national football team represents Peru in men’s international football. The national team has been organised, since 1927, by the Peruvian Football Federation. Peru has won the Copa América twice and qualified for FIFA World Cup finals five times. The team is coached by Ricardo Gareca and plays most of its home matches at the Estadio Nacional in Lima, the country’s capital.
About Peru national football team in brief
The Peru national football team represents Peru in men’s international football. The national team has been organised, since 1927, by the Peruvian Football Federation. Peru has won the Copa América twice and qualified for FIFA World Cup finals five times. It also participated in the 1936 Olympic football competition and has reached the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The team is well known for its white shirts adorned with a diagonal red stripe, which combine Peru’s national colours. Peruvian football fans are known for their distinctive cheer ¡Arriba Perú! The team’s all-time top goalscorer is Paolo Guerrero, with 38 goals, and its most-capped player is Roberto Palacios, with 128 appearances. The Peru national team enjoyed its most successful periods in the 1930s and the 1970s, with victories in the 1938 Bolivarian Games and the 1939 Copa américa. The Combinado del Pacífico were the first Peruvian team to tour Europe from 1933 to 1934. During these tours, Peru’s football clubs toured Latin America with much success, and impressed at both ends of the field and on the pitch. Peru won the World Cup in 1930, and reached the quarter-final of the 1936 Summer Olympics in Chile. Peru’s most successful period was in the 1960s, when the team won three Copa América tournaments and reached the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup. The Peruvian national team is one of the 10 members of FIFA’s South American Football Confederation.
It is coached by Ricardo Gareca and plays most of its home matches at the Estadio Nacional in Lima, the country’s capital. The FPF joined the South American Football Confederation in 1925 and formed the Peru nationalfootball team in 1927. It debuted in the 1927 South American Championship, hosted by the FPF at Lima’s Estado Nacial. Peru lost 0–4 against Uruguay in its first match, and won 3–2 over Bolivia in its second. Peru did not advance beyond the first stage of the inaugural FIFA World Cups in 1930; it did not reach the quarter-final of the 1930 World Cup in 1930. In the 1970s, Peru qualified for three World Cups and won the Copa américa in 1975, attaining worldwide recognition; the team then notably included defender Héctor Chumpitaz and the forward partnership of Hugo Sotil and Teófilo Cubillas, often regarded as Peru’s greatest player. The Peruvian Football League, founded in 1912, held annual competitions until it disbanded in 1921 amid disputes amongst its clubs. In 1859, members of the British community in Peru’s capital founded the Lima Cricket Club, the first organisation dedicated to the practice of cricket, rugby, and football. These new sports became popular among the local upper-class over the following decades.