Colombia has produced some of the most talented players coming out from South America. Among those footballers it is possible to find spectacular goalkeepers, solid defenders, creative midfielders and lethal strikers. The following is a rank of the best Colombian players of all time in which achievements, consistency, leadership, football quality and historic relevance were taken into account. Alexis Mendoza was one of those players who is not regularly in the spotlight due to his position, but, nevertheless, he was a solid defender who played over games in his professional career. Marcos Coll played as a midfielder and displayed his football in various clubs in his native country. Coll played in another era, where the Colombian team was practically unknown to the world. He was one of the players who put Colombia on the football map with his performance at the World Cup. In the second group-stage match, Colombia faced the Soviet Union and was losing in the second half. Coll initiated a spectacular comeback with an Olympic goal—the first-ever goal of this type in a World Cup. The game ended in a draw.
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Previous lineup from Colombia vs Ecuador on Wednesday 20th November Real Madrid attacking midfielder James Rodriguez is likely to be out of action for the rest of the year after suffering knee ligament damage on international duty. Football Internationals Colombia Squad. Aldair Quintana. Jose Cuadrado.
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Players Teams Referees Stadiums. Colombia [Wo. Neymar didn't disappoint in his much anticipated return Friday, grabbing a second-half equalizer for Brazil in a friendly draw with Colombia on Friday Brazil coach Tite said Neymar will make a long-awaited return from injury when the South American champions take on Colombia in a friendly in Miami on Friday Colombia will be without star duo James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao for next month's friendlies against Brazil and Venezuela, coach Carlos Queiroz announced on Tuesday Colombia coach Carlos Queiroz put a positive spin on Colombia's penalty shoot-out elimination from the Copa America by champions Chile on Friday Slideshow of Colombia. Report an error Print. WCQ South Am.
Since the mids, the national team has been a symbol of fighting the country's negative reputation. This has made the sport popular and made the national team a sign of nationalism, pride, and passion for many Colombians worldwide. Colombia is known for having a passionate fan base. The Colombian team has participated in six World Cups , , , , and In Brazil the team achieved its best World Cup performance, reaching the quarter-finals of that event and coming fifth in the final standings. Furthermore, the team managed to make outstanding appearances at the continental level, obtaining from the Central American and Caribbean Games the gold and bronze medals in and respectively,  and the Bolivarian Games the gold medal in and the silver medal in , and Colombia had its strongest period during the s. A match resulted in a 5—0 win over Argentina which began a special "mutual respect" rivalry between both nations. During this era Colombia qualified for , , and World Cups, only reaching the second round in Colombia was the first team to win FIFA best mover in where the achievement was first introduced and the second team after Croatia to win it twice in