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Where is James Rodríguez in Colombia’s all-time scorer list?

After his goal against South Korea in the latest international friendly, the Olympiacos midfielder is now almost at the scoring summit.

James Rodríguez no juega ante Japón el amistoso en Osaka

James Rodríguez, the midfielder for the Colombian national team, has added another milestone to his already impressive career. During their first friendly match of the tour of Asia on this FIFA break at the Munsu Stadium in Ulsan, the Olympiacos man scored the team’s first goal in the 2-2 draw against South Korea. This goal not only helped secure a draw but also made him the second-highest goalscorer in the history of the national team.

James chasing down Falcao record

In the 49th minute of the game, Daniel Muñoz received a pass from the right side and managed to get it on to Diego Valoyes, who made his way into the area and delivered a cross to assist James. Without any real cover, the former Real Madrid star scored past goalkeeper Kim Seung-Gyu.

With this goal, Rodríguez has now scored a total of 26 goals for Colombia, pushing him above Arnoldo Iguarán who he was level with. Radamel Falcao García still holds the top position with an impressive 36 goals and played the last eight minutes of the friendly.

Out of the 26 goals scored by the attacking midfielder, he has achieved six in World Cups, 11 in South American Qualifiers, two in the Copa América, and seven in international friendlies. In addition to his impressive goal-scoring record, his statistics also include 25 assists.

Top scorers of the Colombian national team

  1. Radamel Falcao García - 36 goals
  2. James Rodríguez - 26 goals
  3. Arnoldo Iguarán - 25 goals
  4. Faustino Asprilla - 20 goals
  5. Freddy Rincón - 17 goals
  6. Carlos Bacca - 16 goals
  7. Teofilo Gutiérrez - 15 goals
  8. Víctor Aristizábal - 15 goals
  9. Adolfo Valencia - 14 goals
  10. Iván René Valencian - 13 goals

The 26 goals of James Rodríguez with the Colombian national team

  • Qualifiers in 2012 vs Peru
  • Qualifiers in 2014 vs Chile
  • Qualifiers in 2013 vs Ecuador
  • Friendly match in 2014 vs Tunisia
  • Friendly game in 2014 vs Jordan
  • World Cup 2014 vs Greece
  • World Cup in 2014 vs Ivory Coast
  • World Cup in 2014 vs Japan
  • World Cup in 2014 vs Uruguay (2)
  • World Cup in 2014 vs Brazil
  • Friendly match in 2014 vs Canada
  • Qualifiers in 2015 vs Chile
  • Qualifiers in 2016 vs Bolivia
  • Copa América in 2016 vs United States
  • Copa América in 2016 vs Paraguay
  • Qualifiers in 2016 vs Venezuela
  • Qualifiers in 2017 vs Bolivia
  • Qualifiers in 2017 vs Ecuador
  • Friendly match in 2017 vs Cameroon
  • Qualifiers in 2017 vs Peru
  • Friendly game in 2018 vs United States
  • Qualifiers in 2020 vs Ecuador
  • Qualifiers in 2022 vs Venezuela
  • Friendly match in 2022 vs Guatemala
  • Friendly in 2023 vs South Korea