Spain national football team
October 17, 2021
The Spanish national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de España) is a team representing Spain in international football competitions. The governing body is the Royal Spanish Football Federation. The federation has been a member of FIFA since 1913, a member of UEFA since 1954. The national team is considered one of the leading teams in Europe and the world: the Spanish national team has three European championship titles in 1964, 2008 and 2012 (Spain became the first European team to defend the title) and the 2010 world championship title (on July 11, 2010, the national team won the final the Netherlands team with a score of 1: 0). Spain is the fifth European team (after Italy, Germany, England and France) to become world champion, and the fourth European team (after Italy, Germany and France) to win the World Cup and the European Championship. In July 2008, Spain reached the first line of the FIFA national team ranking, becoming the first team in history to never win the FIFA World Cup. As of 19 September 2019, the national team is ranked 7th in the FIFA rankings, and 4th in the UEFA rankings as of 11 October 2017. Sergio Ramos played the largest number of matches for the national team - 180 matches; top scorer of the national team - David Villa (59 goals). The current captain of the national team is the captain of the Barcelona club Sergio Busquets.