He participated in 56 games for Chile, where 36 games were official games and he scored 13 goals. He made his debut in the national team on September 17, 1954, in a game against Peru, where Chile defeated Peru 2 to 1. But his most memorable presentations in the national team took place in 1962, where he scored 2 goals, one against Switzerland, and one against Italy. On the other hand, he was one of the best players of the tournament, playing frequently as a right winger, midfielder, and even left defender taking advantage of his many talents. His great performance allowed his transfer from Universidad de Chile to the Argentine side of Racing de Avellaneda. At the end of his career and being aged 35 years old, he was a member of the Chilean team that competed in the 1966 World Cup.