Spain National Football Team – Records

The first Spain national soccer team was constituted in 1920, with the main objective of discovering a staff that will characterize Spainat the Summer time Olympics held in Belgium in that very same yr. Spain made their debut on the event on 28 August 1920 againstDenmark, silver medallists on the final two Olympic tournaments. The Spanish managed to win that match by a scoreline of 1–zero, finally ending with the silver medal. Spain certified for his or her first FIFA World Cup in 1934, defeating Brazil of their first recreation and shedding in a replay to the hosts and eventual champions Italy within the quarter-finals. The Spanish Civil Struggle and World Battle II prevented Spain from taking part in any aggressive matches between the 1934 World Cup and the 1950 version’s qualifiers. On the 1950 finals in Brazil, they topped their team to progress to the ultimate spherical, then completed in fourth place. Till 2010, this had been Spain’s highest end in a FIFA World Cup finals, which had given them the title of the “underachievers”.

Spain received its first main worldwide title when internet hosting the 1964 European Championship held in Spain, defeating the Soviet Union 2–1 within the last on the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.[19] The victory would stand as Spain’s lone main title for 44 years. Spain was chosen as host of the 1982 FIFA World Cup, reaching the second spherical, and 4 years later they reached the quarter-finals earlier than a penalty shootout defeat to Belgium.[20]

Javier Clemente was appointed as Spain’s coach in 1992, main them to the quarter-finals of the 1994 World Cup. The match grew to become controversial when Italian defender Mauro Tassotti struck Luis Enrique together with his elbow inside Spain’s penalty space, inflicting Luis Enrique to bleed profusely from his nostril and mouth, however he foul was not observed nor sanctioned by referee Sándor Puhl. Had the official acknowledged the foul, Spain would have merited a penalty kick. Within the 2002 World Cup, Spain received its three team play matches, then defeated the Republic of Eire on penalties within the second spherical. They confronted co-hosts South Korea within the quarter-finals, dropping in a shootout after having two objectives known as again for alleged infractions throughout common and further time.

 

At UEFA Euro 2008, Spain gained all their video games in Team D. Italy had been the opponents within the quarter-final match, which Spain received four–2 on penalties. They then met Russia once more within the semi-final, beating them three–zero. Within the ultimate, Spain defeated Germany 1–zero, with Fernando Torres scoring the one objective of the sport. This was Spain’s first main title for the reason that 1964 European Championship. Xavi was awarded the participant of the match. Within the 2010 World Cup, Spain superior to the ultimate for the primary time ever by defeating Germany 1–zero. Within the decisive match towards the Netherlands, Andrés Iniesta scored the match’s solely purpose, coming in additional time. Spain grew to become the third team to win a World Cup outdoors their very own continent, and the primary European crew to take action. Goalkeeper Iker Casillas gained the golden glove for less than conceding two objectives throughout the match, whereas David Villa gained thebronze ball and silver boot, tied for prime scorer of the match.

Spain certified prime of Team I in qualification for UEFA Euro 2012 with an ideal 100% file. They turned the primary crew to retain the European Championship, profitable the ultimate four–zero in opposition to Italy. Two years later, nevertheless, they had been eradicated from the team stage of the 2014 World Cup.

Coaching staff

Following is the list of the coaches of Spain national football team

PositionName
Head coach Vicente del Bosque
Assistant coach José Antonio Grande
Goalkeeping coach José Manuel Ochotorena
Trainer Francisco Javier Miñano Espín

 

Current Squad of Spain national football team

#Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1GKIker Casillas (Captain)20 May 1981 (age 35)1670 Porto
13GKDavid de Gea7 November 1990 (age 25)90 Manchester United
23GKSergio Rico1 September 1993 (age 22)10 Sevilla
2DFCésar Azpilicueta28 August 1989 (age 26)150 Chelsea
3DFGerard Piqué2 February 1987 (age 29)774 Barcelona
4DFMarc Bartra15 January 1991 (age 25)100 Borussia Dortmund
12DFHéctor Bellerín19 March 1995 (age 21)30 Arsenal
15DFSergio Ramos30 March 1986 (age 30)13210 Real Madrid
16DFJuanfran9 January 1985 (age 31)180 Atlético Madrid
17DFMikel San José30 May 1989 (age 27)70 Athletic Bilbao
18DFJordi Alba21 March 1989 (age 27)436 Barcelona
5MFSergio Busquets16 July 1988 (age 27)842 Barcelona
6MFAndrés Iniesta11 May 1984 (age 32)10913 Barcelona
8MFKoke8 January 1992 (age 24)230 Atlético Madrid
10MFCesc Fàbregas4 May 1987 (age 29)10615 Chelsea
14MFThiago11 April 1991 (age 25)100 Bayern Munich
19MFBruno12 June 1984 (age 31)80 Villarreal
21MFDavid Silva8 January 1986 (age 30)9924 Manchester City
7FWÁlvaro Morata23 October 1992 (age 23)93 Juventus
9FWLucas Vázquez1 July 1991 (age 24)10 Real Madrid
11FWPedro28 July 1987 (age 28)5817 Chelsea
20FWAritz Aduriz11 February 1981 (age 35)61 Athletic Bilbao
22FWNolito15 October 1986 (age 29)94 Celta

Top goal scorers players in Spain football team

#PlayerPeriodGoalsCapsAverage
1David Villa (list)2005–201459970.61
2Raúl (list)1996–2006441020.43
3Fernando Torres2003–2014381100.35
4Fernando Hierro1989–200229890.33
5Fernando Morientes1998–200727470.57
6Emilio Butragueño1984–199226690.38
7David Silva2006–24980.24
8Alfredo Di Stefano1957–196123310.74
9Julio Salinas1986–199622560.39
10Míchel

 

FIFA World Cup of Spain National football team

spain national football team fifa word cup recods

Spain  football team Records of UEFA European Championship 

UEFA European Championship

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