Uruguay national football team

Uruguay
Nickname(s)La Celeste (The Sky Blue)
AssociationUruguayan Football Association
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachÓscar Tabárez
CaptainDiego Godín
Most capsDiego Godín (148)
Top scorerLuis Suárez (64)
Home stadiumEstadio Centenario
FIFA codeURU
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 12 1 (16 September 2021)[1]
Highest2 (June 2012)
Lowest76 (December 1998)
First international
 Uruguay 0–6 Argentina 
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 20 Jul 1902)[note 1]
Biggest win
 Uruguay 9–0 Bolivia 
(Lima, Peru; 9 November 1927)
Biggest defeat
 Uruguay 0–6 Argentina 
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 20 July 1902)
World Cup
Appearances13 (first in 1930)
Best resultChampions (1930, 1950)
Copa América
Appearances45 (first in 1916)
Best resultChampions (1916, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1935, 1942, 1956, 1959, 1967, 1983, 1987, 1995, 2011)
FIFA Confederations Cup
Appearances2 (first in 1997)
Best resultFourth place (1997, 2013)
Medal record
Olympic medal record
Men's football[6]
1924 ParisTeam
1928 AmsterdamTeam

The Uruguay national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Uruguay) represents Uruguay in international football, and is controlled by the Uruguayan Football Association, the governing body for football in Uruguay. The current head coach is Óscar Tabárez. The Uruguayan team is commonly referred to as La Celeste (The Sky Blue).

Uruguay have won the Copa América 15 times, alongside Argentina the most titles in the history of that tournament. Uruguay's most recent title being the 2011 edition. The team has won the FIFA World Cup twice, including the first World Cup in 1930 as hosts, defeating Argentina 4–2 in the final. Their second title came in 1950, upsetting host Brazil 2–1 in the final match, which has the highest attendance for a football match ever. Uruguay have also won gold medals at the Olympic football tournament twice, in 1924 and 1928.