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Colombia Olympic football team

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FIFA code  COL
Best result  7th (2016)
Head coach  Carlos Restrepo
Confederation  CONMEBOL
Appearances  5 (first in 1968)
Location  Colombia
Captain  Teófilo Gutiérrez
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Nickname(s)  Los Cafeteros (The Coffee growers)
Association  Colombian Football Federation

The Colombia Olympic football team represents Colombia at the Summer Olympic Games and in international under-23 football competitions and is overseen by the Colombian Football Federation.


The team played its first match in 1950. From that year to 1992 the team played as a Colombia national amateur football team. Since 1992, the team played as Colombia national under-23 football team until 2004, when the qualification for the Olympic Games was changed to South American Youth Football Championship for under-20 teams (before this, the qualification tournament was CONMEBOL Men Pre-Olympic Tournament). The team was inactive since 2004, however with the qualification to the 2016 Summer Olympics qualification play-off the team was resurrected.


  • CONMEBOL Men Pre-Olympic Tournament:
  • Runners-up: 1968, 1972, 1980, 1992
  • Fourth place: 1964, 1976, 1988, 1996
  • Bolivarian Games
  • Champions: 1951 Caracas
  • Runners-up: 1961 Barranquilla, 1973 Panama City, 1981 Barquisimeto
  • Central American and Caribbean Games
  • Third Place: 1954, 1970
  • Pan American Games
  • Runners-up: 1971
  • Third Place: 1995
  • South American Games
  • Runners-up: 1986 Santiago
  • Competitive record

    *Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks. **Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won. ***Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

         Champions       Runners-up      Third Place       Fourth place  

    Schedule and results

      Win   Draw   Loss

    Current squad

    The following is the Colombia squad in the men's football tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team of 18 players was officially named on 14 July. William Tesillo, Dorlan Pabón and Teófilo Gutiérrez were the three over-aged players selected to play in the games.
    Caps and goals updated as 14 August 2016.

    Note: Names in italics denote players that have been called up to the senior team.

    Recent call-ups

    The following players have been recently called up in the last 12 months.

    Coaching staff

    As of 20 May 2015


    Colombia Olympic football team Wikipedia