The International Federation of Soccer History and Statistics released the ideal 11 of the Colombian National Team of all time, which combines players from the 60s, 70s, 90s and today.
The best Colombian goalkeeper, according to IFFHS, is José René Higuita, who saved from 1987 to 1999 with the national team for a total of 68 games and three goals. Higuita played the World Cup in Italy 90.
The International Federation of Football History and Statistics proposes a line of three defenders, which is made up of Iván Ramiro Córdoba, Mario Alberto Yepes and Francisco Zuluaga.
Córdoba played 73 games, scored five goals and won the Copa América title. Yepes participated in 102 commitments, scored six goals and played in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Zuluaga was a Millonarios player at the time of the “dorado” and was in the 1962 World Cup.
As for the flyers, the IFFHS “accommodated” Freddy Rincón, Leonel Álvarez, Carlos ‘pibe’ Valderrama and James Rodríguez. Rincón played 84 games and scored 17 goals; Álvarez played 101 games and participated in the World Cups in Italy and the United States.
Valderrama defended the ‘tricolor’ jersey in 111 games, scored 11 goals and played the World Cups in Italy, the United States and France. Rodríguez has played 80 games and scored 23 goals.
Finally, the forwards are Faustino Asprilla, Radamel Falcao García and Willington Ortiz. Asprilla was in 57 games and scored 20 goals. Falcao played 91 games and had 35 touchdowns. Ortiz faced 49 games and scored 12 goals.
Goalkeeper: José René Higuita
Defenders: Iván Ramiro Córdoba, Mario Alberto Yepes and Francisco Zuluaga
Flyers: Freddy Rincón, Leonel Álvarez, Carlos Valderrama and James Rodríguez
Forwards: Faustino Asprilla, Radamel Falcao García and Willington Ortiz.