FIFA Ranking: 11th
The Peru national football team has represented Peru in international football since 1927. Organised by the Peruvian Football Federation , it is one of the 10 members of FIFA's South American Football Confederation . The Peruvian team's performance has been inconsistent; it enjoyed its most successful periods in the 1930s and the 1970s. The team plays most of its home matches at the Estadio Nacional in Lima, the country's capital.

Peru has won the Copa América twice and qualified for FIFA World Cup finals five times; it also participated in the 1936 Olympic football competition. It has longstanding rivalries with Chile and Ecuador. The team is well known for its white shirts adorned with a diagonal red stripe, which combine Peru's national colours. This basic design has been used continuously since 1936, and gives rise to the team's common Spanish nickname, la Blanquirroja .

The Peruvian national team took part in the inaugural FIFA World Cup in 1930 and enjoyed victories in the 1938 Bolivarian Games and the 1939 Copa América, with goalkeeper Juan Valdivieso and forwards Teodoro Fernández and Alejandro Villanueva playing important roles. Peruvian football's successful period in the 1970s brought it worldwide recognition; the team then included the forward partnership of Hugo Sotil and Teófilo Cubillas, often regarded as Peru's greatest player, and defender Héctor Chumpitaz. This team qualified for three World Cups and won the Copa América in 1975. Peru last reached the World Cup finals in 1982.

Under the current management of Ricardo Gareca, Peru came third at the 2015 Copa América, reached the quarterfinals of the Copa América Centenario, and secured qualification for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia. Description provided by Wikipedia

The Peru Squad

1. Paolo Guerrero Peru 6.6m fans 789.0
2. Jefferson Farfán Peru 2.8m fans 762.0
3. André Carrillo Peru 2.1m fans 758.0
4. Edison Flores Peru 1.5m fans 685.2
5. Raúl Ruidíaz Peru 1.2m fans 659.6
6. Christian Cueva Peru 1.2m fans 657.4
7. Pedro Gallese Peru 1.1m fans 653.7
8. Renato Tapia Peru 1.1m fans 648.6
9. Aldo Corzo Peru 931.1k fans 631.1
10. Yoshimar Yotún Peru 720.8k fans 601.1
11. Luis Advíncula Peru 619.9k fans 583.5
12. Paolo Hurtado Peru 457.3k fans 542.6
13. Pedro Aquino Peru 369.3k fans 520.7
14. Anderson Santamaría Peru 319.6k fans 506.0
15. Wilder Cartagena Peru 250.3k fans 481.2
16. Carlos Cáceda Peru 223.2k fans 471.7
17. Miguel Trauco Peru 221.9k fans 468.8
18. José Carvallo Peru 149.4k fans 415.4
19. Christian Ramos Peru 85.0k fans 339.3
20. Nilson Loyola Peru 61.2k fans 298.4
21. Andy Polo Peru 31.1k fans 233.3
22. Miguel Araujo Peru 21.9k fans 199.7
23. Alberto Rodríguez  Peru No fans 174.8

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