Peru and Chile have a rivalry that dates back from the War of the Pacific. Previously, the two nations had been on friendly terms sharing mutual alliances during the South American wars of independence and in the Chincha Islands War. Territorial, maritime, and cultural disputes have fueled tensions since the ending of the War of the Pacific. These historical feuds and lingering bitterness have led to a large football rivalry between both nations.


The rivalry originating since the ending of the war evolved into sports competition, especially football since that is the favorite sport of both nations. The Chile vs. Peru games generally tend to be very competitive and at times rough, often with players sent off. The two teams display highly contested battles that make for entertaining matches within the CONMEBOL region.

Recent Matches

Date Location Competition Game Results
April 11, 2012 Tacna
Flag of Peru (Peru)
Friendly match Peru - Chile 0 - 3
March 21, 2012 Arica
Flag of Chile (Chile)
Friendly match Chile - Peru 3 - 1
October 11, 2011 Santiago
Flag of Chile (Chile)
2014 World Cup Qualification Chile - Peru 4 - 2
July 12, 2011 Mendoza
Flag of Argentina (Argentina)
2011 Copa America Chile - Peru 1 - 0
March 29, 2009 Lima
Flag of Peru (Peru)
2010 World Cup Qualification Peru - Chile 1 - 3
October 17, 2007 Santiago
Flag of Chile (Chile)
2010 World Cup Qualification Chile - Peru 2 - 0
October 11, 2006 Tacna
Flag of Peru (Peru)
Friendly match Peru - Chile 0 - 1
October 7, 2006 Vina del Mar
Flag of Chile (Chile)
Friendly match Chile - Peru 3 – 2
August 17, 2005 Tacna
Flag of Peru (Peru)
Friendly match Peru - Chile 3 - 1
November 17, 2004 Lima
Flag of Peru (Peru)
2006 World Cup qualification Peru - Chile 2 – 1
April 28, 2004 Antofagasta
Flag of Chile (Chile)
Friendly match Chile – Peru 1 – 1
September 9, 2003 Santiago
Flag of Chile (Chile)
2006 World Cup qualification Chile - Peru 2 – 1
April 2, 2003 Lima
Flag of Peru (Peru)
Friendly match Peru - Chile 3 – 0
March 30, 2003 Santiago
Flag of Chile (Chile)
Friendly match Chile - Peru 2 – 0
March 27, 2001 Lima
Flag of Peru (Peru)
2002 World Cup qualification Peru - Chile 3 – 1
April 26, 2000 Santiago
Flag of Chile (Chile)
2002 World Cup qualification Chile - Peru 1 – 1
October 12, 1997 Santiago
Flag of Chile (Chile)
1998 World Cup qualification Chile - Peru 4 – 0
January 12, 1997 Lima
Flag of Peru (Peru)
1998 World Cup qualification Peru - Chile 2 – 1

Overall Statistics

Head to Head [1] GP GW GD GL GF:GA
Chile 74 40 14 20 119:95
Peru 74 20 14 40 95:119

La Blanquirroja: Peru national football team

Peru HistoricKit 1970

Peru football kit.

More information at: Peru national football team

The Peru national football team represents Peru in international football competitions, and is controlled by the Peruvian Football Federation. Created in 1927, the team competes with nine others in the South American CONMEBOL conference within FIFA. The majority of Peru's home matches are held at the national multi-use stadium, the Estadio Nacional, with friendly matches sometimes hosted at club stadiums.

Peru has qualified for four FIFA World Cups and two Olympic tournaments, reaching the quarterfinals of both tournaments, and has won the Copa América on two occasions. Peru's traditional rival is the football team of Chile,[2] but the national squad has other prominent football rivalries such as the one with Ecuador.[3] The traditional colors of the national team are red and white, and the nickname la Blanquirroja (Spanish for "the white-and-red") is generally used to refer to the team.[4]

During the 1930s, featuring players such as Teodoro Fernández and Alejandro Villanueva, Peru participated in the first FIFA World Cup and the controversial 1936 Summer Olympics. Moreover, during this time the team won at the inaugural Bolivarian Games in 1938 and their first Copa América in 1939. In the 1950s, despite Peru lacking victory in any major international tournament, the team of Alberto Terry and Valeriano López was considered to be among the top 20 of the decade.[5] Later, between 1970 and 1982 and with players such as Héctor Chumpitaz, Hugo Sotil, and Teófilo Cubillas, a golden generation of Peruvian footballers once more brought Peru into the view of the world, with many considering that a new football power had emerged.[6][7] With this team, Peru qualified for three FIFA World Cups and won the Copa América in 1975. As of 2009, Peru is going through one of its darkest hours in its history due to a series of poor results in the current World Cup Qualifiers.

La Roja: Chile national football team

More information at: Chile national football team

The Chile national football team represents Chile in all major international football competitions. The team is controlled by the Federación de Fútbol de Chile and was established in 1895. Chile was one of the founding members of CONMEBOL which included Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and participated in the first Copa America tournament in 1916. While in Copa America play, Chile has reached four finals but has lost in each appearance.

Chile has appeared in eight World Cup tournaments. Chile was one the teams invited and that accepted to compete in the first World Cup in 1930. They started off well beating Mexico and France without conceding a goal. A 3-1 loss to Argentina in their final game left them in second place in their group, eliminating them from the tournament. In the 1950 World Cup, Chile was eliminated in the first round but defeated the United States 5-2. Their best World Cup result was a third place finish in 1962, when Chile was the host nation. Chile lost 4-2 to eventual champions Brazil in a semifinals match, but beat Yugoslavia 1-0 in the third place match.

In Olympic tournament play, Chile's best result was the Bronze medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, with striker Ivan Zamorano the competition's top scorer.

Chile has attained medals in both the U-17 World Cup held in Japan and the U-20 World Cup in Canada.

Notable past Chilean players include Guillermo Subiabre, Sergio Livingstone, Leonel Sánchez, Carlos Campos, Elías Figueroa, Carlos Caszely, Patricio Yáñez, Marcelo Salas, Iván Zamorano.


  2. High Alert for Chile-Peru Qualifier. Retrieved on 2008-08-09.
  3. The Pride Match. Retrieved on 2009-02-28.
  4. (Spanish)La Blanquiroja. Retrieved on 2009-02-14.
  5. World Football Elo Ratings: Peru. Retrieved on 2009-03-11.
  6. Peru. Retrieved on 2007-10-20.
  7. The slide of Peruvian football. Retrieved on 2009-02-14.

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