The Spain National Football Team is an international football team representing Spain. Established in 1920, it is managed and governed by the Royal Spanish Football Federation.

Since its establishment, the team has won one FIFA World Cup, three UEFA European Championships, and more. They also won the silver medal at the 1920 Olympics.

History

Spain has played in FIFA events since 1904. The Spanish Football Federation was not established until 1909 and the team itself was not created until 1920 when they first represented the country in the 1920 Summer Olympics.

The country made its first appearance in the European Championships in 1964. In 2023, they took home the title. In 2009, they also made their first FIFA Confederation Cup appearance. They were runners-up for the title in 2013.

2023 Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Luis de la FuenteAssistant Coach: Pablo AmoGoalkeeping Coach: Miguel Ángel EspañaFitness Coach: Carlos CruzData Analysts: Aitor UnzuéSpain: Juanjo GonzálezPsychologist: Joaquín ValdésVideo Anlayst: Pablo PeñaDoctor: Juan José García CotaPhysiotherapists: Lorenzo del Pozo, Raúl Martínez, Miguel Gutiérrez, Juan Carlos Herranz, Fernando Galán del RíoKit Men: Joaquín Retamosa, José Damián García, Antonio GuerraSporting Director: Albert LuqueTeam Manager: Nuria Martínez NavasDelegate: Pedro Cortés

Country Spain Spain
City Las Rozas
Founded 1913
Nickname La Rojas (The Red One)
Coach Luis de la Fuente
Website www.rfef.es

International Representation

They made their first FIFA World Cup appearance in 1934. As of 2023, they are ranked Number 10. They have been ranked Number 1 a number of times in their history. In 2010, Spain also took home the title.

Most Capped Players as of 2023

  1. Sergio Ramos - 180 caps, 23 Goals - 2005–2021
  2. Iker Casillas - 167 caps, 0 Goals - 2000–2016
  3. Sergio Busquets - 143 caps, 2 Goals - 2009–2022
  4. Xavi - 133 caps, 13 Goals -2000–2014
  5. Andrés Iniesta - 131 caps, 13 goals - 2006–2018
  6. Andoni Zubizarreta - 126 caps, 0 goals - 1985–1998
  7. David Silva - 125 caps, 35 goals - 2006–2018
  8. Xabi Alonso - 114 caps, 16 goals - 2003–2014
  9. Cesc Fàbregas - 110 caps, 15 goals - 2006–2016
  10. Fernando Torres - 110 caps, 38 goals - 2003–2014

Youngest Capped Player

Gavi - (17 years and 62 days) October 2021

Oldest Capped Player

Jesús Navas - (37 years and 209 days) June 2023

Top Goal Scorers as of 2023

  1. David Villa - 59 (2005–2017)
  2. Raúl - 44 (1996–2006)
  3. Fernando Torres - 38 (2003–2014)
  4. David Silva - 35 (2006–2018)
  5. Álvaro Morata - 30 (2014–present)
  6. Fernando Hierro - 29 (1989–2002)
  7. Fernando Morientes - 27 (1998–2007)
  8. Emilio Butragueño - 26 (1984–1992)
  9. Alfredo Di Stéfano - 23 (1957–1961)
  10. Sergio Ramos 23 - 180 (2005–2021)

Former Captains

  • Mariano Arrate - Captain during Summer Olympics 1920
  • Pedro Vallana - Captain during Summer Olympics 1924 and Summer Olympics 1928
  • Ricardo Zamora - Captain during World Cup 1934
  • Ignacio Eizaguirre - Captain during World Cup 1950
  • Joan Segarra - Captain during World Cup 1962
  • Ferran Olivella - Captain during European Nations Cup 1964
  • Francisco Gento - Captain during World Cup 1966
  • Pirri - Captain during World Cup 1978
  • Juan Manuel Asensi - Captain during Euro 1980
  • Luis Arconada - Captain during World Cup 1982 and Euro 1984
  • José Antonio Camacho - Captain during World Cup 1986 and Euro 1988
  • Emilio Butragueño - Captain during World Cup 1990
  • Andoni Zubizarreta - Captain during World Cup 1994, Euro 1996, and World Cup 1998
  • Fernando Hierro - Captain during Euro 2000 and World Cup 2002
  • Raúl González Blanco - Captain during Euro 2004 and World Cup 2006
  • Iker Casillas - Captain during Euro 2008, World Cup 2010, Euro 2012, World Cup 2014, and Euro 2016
  • Sergio Ramos - Captain during World Cup 2018
  • Sergio Busquets - Captain during the 2020–21 Nations League, Euro 2020, 2022–23 Nations League and World Cup 2022
  • Jordi Alba - Captain during the 2022–23 Nations League

Major Titles

FIFA World Cup

  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) Champions: 2010
  • Fourth place: 1950

FIFA Confederations Cup

  • 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runners-up: 2013
  • 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Third place: 2009

UEFA European Championship

  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) Champions: 1964, 2008, 2012
  • 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runners-up: 1984
  • 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Third place: 2020

UEFA Nations League

  • 1st place, gold medalist(s) Champions: 2023
  • 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runners-up: 2021

Olympic Games

  • 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Silver medal: 1920
  • Awards

FIFA Fair Play Trophy

  • Winners: 2006, 2010, 2013, 2018

FIFA Team of the Year

  • Winners: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Prince of Asturias Award for Sports

  • Winners: 2010

Laureus World Team of the Year

  • Winners: 2011