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COPA AMéRICA (America Cup), known until 1975 as the SOUTH AMERICAN FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP (CAMPEONATO SUDAMERICANO DE FúTBOL in Spanish), is an international men's football tournament contested between national teams from CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
. It is the oldest international continental football competition. The competition determines the continental champion of South America
South America
. Since the 1990s, teams from North America
North America
and Asia
Asia
have also been invited to participate.

Since 1993, the tournament has generally featured 12 teams – all 10 CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
teams and two additional teams from other confederations. Mexico has participated in every tournament since 1993, with one additional team drawn from CONCACAF
CONCACAF
, except for 1999, when AFC team Japan filled out the 12-team roster. The 2016 version of the event, Copa América Centenario , featured sixteen teams, with six teams from CONCACAF
CONCACAF
in addition to the 10 from CONMEBOL. Mexico's two runner-up finishes are the highest for a non- CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
side.

Eight of the ten CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
national teams have won the tournament at least once in its 45 stagings since the event's inauguration in 1916, with only Ecuador
Ecuador
and Venezuela
Venezuela
yet to win. Uruguay
Uruguay
has the most championships in the tournament's history, with 15 cups, while the current champion, Chile
Chile
, has two cups. Argentina, which hosted the inaugural edition in 1916, has hosted the tournament the most times, having hosted nine times. The United States
United States
is the only non-CONMEBOL country to host, having hosted the event in 2016. On three occasions (in 1975, 1979, and 1983), the tournament was held in multiple South American countries.

The Copa América
Copa América
is one of the most prestigious and most widely viewed sporting events in the world. The highest finishing member of CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
has the right to participate in the next edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup , but is not obliged to do so.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 1.1 Beginnings * 1.2 Disorganization and intermittency * 1.3 Renewal

* 2 Hosts * 3 Format and rules

* 4 Invitees

* 4.1 Invitees nations record

* 5 Trophies * 6 Results * 7 Performance by country * 8 Records and statistics * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 External links

HISTORY

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BEGINNINGS

The Uruguay
Uruguay
team that won its second title in 1917. Brazil
Brazil
achieved its first championship in 1919.

The first football team in South America, Lima Cricket and Football Club , was established in Peru
Peru
in 1859, and the Argentine Football Association was founded in 1893. By the early 20th century, football was growing in popularity, and the first international competition held between national teams of the continent occurred in 1910 when Argentina
Argentina
organized an event to commemorate the centenary of the May Revolution . Chile
Chile
and Uruguay
Uruguay
participated, but this event is not considered official by CONMEBOL. Similarly, for the centennial celebration of its independence, Argentina
Argentina
held a tournament between 2 and 17 July 1916 with Argentina, Chile, Uruguay
Uruguay
and Brazil
Brazil
being the first participants of the tournament. This so-called Campeonato Sudamericano de Football would be the first edition of what is currently known as Copa América; Uruguay
Uruguay
would triumph in this first edition after tying 0–0 with hosts Argentina
Argentina
in the deciding, last match held in Estadio Racing Club in Avellaneda .

Seeing the success of the tournament, a boardmember of the Uruguayan Football Association , Héctor Rivadavia , proposed the establishment of a confederation of the associations of Argentina, Brazil, Chile
Chile
and Uruguay, and on 9 July, independence day in Argentina, CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
was founded. The following year , the competition was played again, this time in Uruguay. Uruguay
Uruguay
would win the title again to win their bicampeonato after defeating Argentina
Argentina
1–0 in the last match of the tournament. The success of the tournament on Charrúan soil would help consolidate the tournament. After a flu outbreak in Rio de Janeiro canceled the tournament in 1918, Brazil
Brazil
hosted the tournament in 1919 and was crowned champion for the first time after defeating the defending champions 1–0 in a playoff match to decide the title, while the Chilean city of Viña del Mar would host the 1920 event which was won by Uruguay.

For the 1921 event, Paraguay
Paraguay
participated for the first time after its football association affiliated to CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
earlier that same year. Argentina
Argentina
won the competition for the first time thanks to the goals of Julio Libonatti . In subsequent years, Uruguay
Uruguay
would dominate the tournament, which at that time was the largest football tournament in the world. Argentina, however, would not be far behind and disputed the supremacy with the Charruas. After losing the 1928 final at the 1928 Summer Olympics held in Amsterdam
Amsterdam
, Argentina
Argentina
would gain revenge in the 1929 South American Championship by defeating the Uruguayans in the last, decisive match. During this period, both Bolivia
Bolivia
and Peru debuted in the tournament in 1926 and 1927 , respectively.

DISORGANIZATION AND INTERMITTENCY

The Carasucias or dirty faces, a name that was known for Argentina
Argentina
who won the 1957 South American Championship
1957 South American Championship
held in Peru
Peru
.

After the first World Cup held in Uruguay
Uruguay
in 1930, the enmity between the football federations of Uruguay
Uruguay
and Argentina
Argentina
prevented the competition from being played for a number of years. Only in 1935 was it possible to dispute a special edition of the event to be officially reinstated in 1939 . Peru
Peru
became the host nation of the 1939 edition and won the competition for the first time. Ecuador
Ecuador
made their debut at that tournament.

In 1941, Chile
Chile
hosted that year's edition in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Santiago for which the capacity of the newly built Estadio Nacional was expanded from 30,000 to 70,000 spectators. Despite the large investment and initial success of the team, the Chileans would be defeated in the last match by eventual champions Argentina. Uruguay
Uruguay
hosted and won the 1942 edition . Chile would host again in 1945 , and came close to playing for the title against Argentina. However, Brazil
Brazil
spoiled that possibility, and Argentina
Argentina
would win the tournament once again on Chilean soil.

The event then entered a period of great disruption. The championship was not played on a regular basis and many editions would be deemed unofficial, only to be considered valid later on by CONMEBOL. For example, Argentina
Argentina
would be the first (and so far only) team to win three consecutive titles by winning the championships of 1945, 1946 and 1947 . After those three annual tournaments, the competition returned to being held every two years, then three and later four. There were even two tournaments held in 1959, one in Argentina
Argentina
and a second in Ecuador
Ecuador
. During this period, some of the national teams were indifferent to the tournament. Some did not participate every year, others sent lesser teams; in the 1959 edition held in Ecuador, Brazil
Brazil
entered a team from the state of Pernambuco . Bolivia
Bolivia
won for the first time when it hosted in 1963 , but was defeated in the first game of the 1967 tournament by debutant Venezuela
Venezuela
. The founding of the Copa Libertadores in 1959 also affected the way the tournament was viewed by its participants.

After eight years of absence, the event resumed in 1975 and officially acquired the name Copa América. The tournament had no fixed venue, and all matches were played throughout the year in each country. Nine teams participated in the group stages with the defending champions receiving a bye into the semifinals. The tournament was contested every four years using this system until 1987.

RENEWAL

See also: Copa América Finals Aftermath of a match in the 2007 Copa América
Copa América
, held for the first time in Venezuela
Venezuela
.

In 1986, CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
decided to return to having one country host the tournament and to contest it every other year. From 1987 until 2001 , the event was hosted every two years in rotation by the ten members of the confederation. The format would remain constant with a first round of groups, but the final round stage ranged from being a new, final round-robin group or a single-elimination system to decide the winner. This renewal helped the tournament, which began to receive television coverage in Europe and North America. The 1987 Copa América was held in Argentina; this was the first time the nation had hosted an edition in 28 years. Despite entering as heavy favorites for being the reigning world champions (having won the 1986 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
), playing at home and having a team largely composed of its World Cup winners led by the legendary Diego Maradona , Argentina
Argentina
would finish in a disappointing fourth place after being beaten by defending champions Uruguay
Uruguay
0–1 in the semifinals. Uruguay
Uruguay
would defeat a surprisingly strong Chilean squad who made it to the final, disposing of the powerful Brazil
Brazil
4–0 on the group stage.

Brazil
Brazil
lifted its first official international title since the 1970 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
upon winning the 1989 Copa América
1989 Copa América
held on home soil. Argentina, in turn, won the Copa América
Copa América
after 32 long years in 1991 in Chile, thanks to a refreshed squad led by the prolific goalscorer Gabriel Batistuta
Gabriel Batistuta
. The 1993 Copa América
1993 Copa América
tournament in Ecuador
Ecuador
would take its current form. Along with the usual ten teams, CONMEBOL invited two countries from CONCACAF
CONCACAF
to participate, Mexico and the United States.

Uruguay
Uruguay
managed to win the competition in 1995 as host, ending a period of decline for Uruguayan football. With the implementation of rotating hosts, Colombia
Colombia
, Paraguay
Paraguay
and Venezuela
Venezuela
hosted the tournament for the first time. Brazil
Brazil
entered a successful series of victories, winning four of the five continental titles between 1997 and 2007. The first, in 1997 , was won after defeating host nation Bolivia
Bolivia
1–3 with goals from Leonardo , Denílson and Ronaldo becoming crucial in the Verde-Amarela's consagration on Bolivia
Bolivia
's altitude. Brazil
Brazil
would successfully defend the title in 1999 after thumping Uruguay
Uruguay
3–0 in Asuncion , Paraguay. However, the 2001 Copa América saw one of the biggest surprises of the history of the sport as Honduras eliminated Brazil
Brazil
in the quarterfinals. Colombia, the host nation, would go on to win the competition for the first time ever.

From 2001 to 2007, the tournament was contested every three years, and from 2007 forward every four years, with the exception of the tournament's centennial in 2016.

Running from an embarrassing performance in 2001, Brazil reestablished itself in the South American pantheon after defeating Argentina, on penalties, in order to win the 2004 competition held in Peru. Three years later , the two teams met again in the final, this time in Venezuela. Once again, Brazil
Brazil
came out victorious after crushing Argentina
Argentina
3–0.

Argentina
Argentina
hosted the 2011 competition and was ousted by Uruguay
Uruguay
in the quarterfinals by penalty shootout. Uruguay
Uruguay
would go on defeating Peru
Peru
2–0 in the semis to reach the finals and overpower Paraguay 3–0, thus winning the trophy on Argentinean soil for the third time and second in a row. This, the 43rd edition, was the first time that neither Argentina
Argentina
nor Brazil
Brazil
reached the semifinals of a tournament they both had entered.

The 2015 competition was hosted in Chile, who swapped hosting positions with Brazil
Brazil
in light of the latter's hosting of the 2014 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
and 2016 Summer Olympics . Chile
Chile
went on to win the tournament, their first title, on home soil.

In 2016, the centenary of the tournament was celebrated with the Copa América Centenario tournament hosted in the United States
United States
; the tournament was the first to be hosted outside of South America
South America
and had an expanded field of 16 teams from CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
and CONCACAF. During the tournament, media outlets reported that CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
and CONCACAF
CONCACAF
were negotiating a merger of the Copa América
Copa América
with the CONCACAF
CONCACAF
Gold Cup , the latter's continental tournament held every 2 years, with the United States
United States
hosting regular tournaments; United States
United States
Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati called the report inaccurate, saying that no such discussion had taken place and that a new tournament would have to be established. For the second time in history, Chile won the trophy.

HOSTS

In 1984, CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
adopted the policy of rotating the right to host the Copa América
Copa América
amongst the ten member confederations. The first rotation was completed, following the 2007 Copa América
2007 Copa América
which took place in Venezuela. A second rotation commenced in 2011, with host countries rotating in alphabetical order, starting with Argentina. Chile, Mexico and the United States
United States
expressed interest in hosting the next tournament, but the CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
Executive Committee decided to continue the execution of the rotation, giving priority of the organization to each of its member associations; each association confirms whether they will host an edition or not, having no obligation to do so. Argentina
Argentina
confirmed on 24 November 2008, via representatives of the Argentine Football Association, that it would host the 2011 Copa América .

The 2015 Copa América
2015 Copa América
was due to be held in Brazil
Brazil
following the order of rotation. However, the hosting of the 2014 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
and the 2016 Summer Olympics in that nation resulted in the decision being reconsidered. Although CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
President Nicolas Leoz proposed hosting the continental tournament in Mexico (a member of the CONCACAF federation) and board members Brazil
Brazil
and Chile
Chile
discussed the possibility of exchanging the 2015 and 2019 tournaments, it was decided and confirmed by the CBF in February 2011 that the 2015 Copa América would remain in Brazil. However, in March 2012, it was announced that Chile
Chile
would be hosting the 2015 Copa América, after CBF president Ricardo Teixeira resigned from his position and the CBF agreed to swap the tournament's hosting with Chile. The swap was made official in May 2012. The centennial edition of the tournament, Copa América Centenario , took place in June 2016, and was held in the United States. The Copa América Centenario marks the first time the tournament was hosted by a non- CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
nation.

Each Copa América
Copa América
since 1987 has had its own mascot or logo. Gardelito, the mascot for the 1987 competition, was the first Copa América mascot . Map of countries' times hosted.

TIMES HOSTED HOSTS EDITIONS

9 Argentina
Argentina
(1916, 1921, 1925, 1929, 1937, 1946, 1959, 1987, 2011)

7 Uruguay
Uruguay
(1917, 1923, 1924, 1942, 1956, 1967, 1995)

7 Chile
Chile
(1920, 1926, 1941, 1945, 1955, 1991, 2015)

6 Peru
Peru
(1927, 1935, 1939, 1953, 1957, 2004)

4 Brazil
Brazil
(1919, 1922, 1949, 1989, next 2019)

3 Ecuador
Ecuador
(1947, 1959, 1993, next 2024 )

3 No fixed host nation (1975, 1979, 1983)

2 Bolivia
Bolivia
(1963, 1997)

1 Paraguay
Paraguay
(1999)

1 Colombia
Colombia
(2001)

1 Venezuela
Venezuela
(2007)

1 United States
United States
^ (2016)

^ = non- CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
host

FORMAT AND RULES

The tournament was previously known as Campeonato Sudamericano de Futbol (South American Championship of Football). South American Championship of Nations was the official English language name. The current name has been used since 1975. Between 1975 and 1983 it had no host nation, and was held in a home and away fashion. The current final tournament features 12 national teams competing over a month in the host nation. There are two phases: the group stage followed by the knockout stage. In the group stage, teams compete within three groups of four teams each. Three teams are seeded, including the hosts, with the other seeded teams selected using a formula based on the FIFA World Rankings . The other teams are assigned to different "pots", usually based also on the FIFA
FIFA
Rankings, and teams in each pot are drawn at random to the three groups.

Each group plays a round-robin tournament , in which each team is scheduled for three matches against other teams in the same group. The last round of matches of each group is NOT scheduled at the same time unlike many tournaments around the world. The top two teams from each group advance to the knockout stage as well as the two best third-place teams. Points are used to rank the teams within a group. Beginning in 1995 , three points have been awarded for a win , one for a draw and none for a loss (before, winners received two points).

The ranking of each team in each group is determined as follows: a) greatest number of points obtained in all group matches; b) goal difference in all group matches; c) greatest number of goals scored in all group matches.

If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings are determined as follows: d) greatest number of points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned; e) goal difference resulting from the group matches between the teams concerned; f) greater number of goals scored in all group matches between the teams concerned; g) drawing of lots by the CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
Organizing Committee (i.e. at random).

The knockout stage is a single-elimination tournament in which teams play each other in one-off matches, with penalty shootouts used to decide the winner if a match is still tied after 90 minutes in the quarter-finals and semi-finals, and after extra time in the final. It begins with the quarter-finals, then semi-finals, the third-place match (contested by the losing semi-finalists), and the final.

INVITEES

Owing to CONMEBOL's somewhat limited number of registered confederations, countries from other continents are usually invited to participate to make up the 12 teams necessary for the current tournament format. Since 1993, two teams from other confederations, usually from CONCACAF
CONCACAF
whose members are geographically and culturally close, have also been invited. In all, eight different nations have received invitations: Costa Rica (1997 , 2001 , 2004 , 2011 , 2016 ), Honduras (2001 ), Japan (1999 ), Jamaica (2015 , 2016 ), Mexico (1993 , 1995 , 1997 , 1999 , 2001 , 2004 , 2007 , 2011 , 2015 , 2016 ), Haiti (2016 ), Panama (2016 ), and the United States
United States
(1993 , 1995 , 2007 , 2016 ). The United States
United States
was invited to every tournament between 1997 and 2007 but frequently turned down the invitation due to scheduling conflicts with Major League Soccer . However, on 30 October 2006, the US Soccer Federation accepted the invitation to participate in the 2007 tournament, ending a 12-year absence. At the 2001 Copa América , Canada was an invitee, but withdrew just before the start of the tournament due to security concerns. At the 2011 Copa América , Japan withdrew, citing difficulties with European clubs in releasing Japanese players following the earthquake . Spain was invited to the 2011 edition, but according to the Royal Spanish Football Federation, they declined because they did not want to interrupt the Spanish players' holidays. At the 2015 Copa América
2015 Copa América
, Japan declined the invitation as it would bring burdens to their overseas players, and China had to withdraw due to the Asian sector of qualification for the 2018 World Cup being held at the same time.

INVITEES NATIONS RECORD

TEAM

1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2004 2007 2011 2015 2016 EDITIONS

Costa Rica – – GS – QF QF – GS – GS 5

Haiti – – – – – – – – – GS 1

Honduras – – – – 3RD – – – – – 1

Jamaica – – – – – – – – GS GS 2

Japan – – – GS – – – – – – 1

Mexico 2ND QF 3RD 3RD 2ND QF 3RD GS GS QF 10

Panama – – – – – – – – – GS 1

United States
United States
GS 4TH – – – – GS – – 4TH 4

TROPHIES

The Copa América Centenario trophy, specifically designed for the 100th anniversary of the competition.

The Copa América
Copa América
trophy, which is awarded to the winner of the tournament, was donated to the Association by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, Ernesto Bosch, in 1910 , when Argentina organized an event to commemorate the centenary of the May Revolution . That competition (also attended by Uruguay
Uruguay
and Chile
Chile
) was named "Copa del Centenario" (Centennial Cup).

The current Copa América
Copa América
trophy was purchased in 1916 from "Casa Escasany", a jewelry shop in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
, at the cost of 3,000 Swiss francs .

The Copa América
Copa América
trophy is a 9 kg (20 lb) weight and 77 cm (30 in) tall silver ornament, with a wooden base which contains several plaques. The plaques are engraved with every winner of the competition, as well as the edition won.

On April 2016, a new trophy – specifically designed for the Copa América Centenario – was introduced at the Colombian Football Federation headquarters of Bogota
Bogota
to commemorate the 100th. anniversary of the competition. The trophy was based on the original Copa América
Copa América
trophy's shape, with the addition of the 2016 edition logo. The CAC was 61 cm (24 in) tall with a weight of 7.1 kg (16 lb), being covered by 24-carat gold. The emblems of CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
and CONCACAF were also engraved on its body.

The Copa América Centenario trophy was designed by Epico Studios in the United States
United States
and manufactured by London Workshops of Thomas Lyte in England. The winning team will keep the trophy in perpetuity.

Apart from the main trophy, the "Copa Bolivia" (a trophy made in silver) has been awarded to the runner-up of the competition since the 1997 edition. The trophy is named after the country that hosted the 1997 Copa América, with a small Bolivian flag attached on one of its sides.

RESULTS

SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP ERA

YEAR HOST

WINNER SCORE RUNNER-UP

THIRD PLACE SCORE FOURTH PLACE

NUMBER OF TEAMS

1916 Details Argentina
Argentina

Uruguay
Uruguay

Argentina
Argentina
Brazil
Brazil

Chile
Chile
4

1917 Details Uruguay
Uruguay

Uruguay
Uruguay

Argentina
Argentina
Brazil
Brazil

Chile
Chile
4

1919 Details Brazil
Brazil

Brazil
Brazil
1–0 (a.e.t. ) Uruguay
Uruguay
Argentina
Argentina

Chile
Chile
4

1920 Details Chile
Chile

Uruguay
Uruguay

Argentina
Argentina
Brazil
Brazil

Chile
Chile
4

1921 Details Argentina
Argentina

Argentina
Argentina

Brazil
Brazil
Uruguay
Uruguay

Paraguay
Paraguay
5/4

1922 Details Brazil
Brazil

Brazil
Brazil
3–0

Paraguay
Paraguay
Uruguay
Uruguay

Argentina
Argentina
5

1923 Details Uruguay
Uruguay

Uruguay
Uruguay

Argentina
Argentina
Paraguay
Paraguay

Brazil
Brazil
5/4

1924 Details Uruguay
Uruguay

Uruguay
Uruguay

Argentina
Argentina
Paraguay
Paraguay

Chile
Chile
5/4

1925 Details Argentina
Argentina

Argentina
Argentina

Brazil
Brazil
Paraguay
Paraguay
N/A 5/3

1926 Details Chile
Chile

Uruguay
Uruguay

Argentina
Argentina
Chile
Chile

Paraguay
Paraguay
6/5

1927 Details Peru
Peru

Argentina
Argentina

Uruguay
Uruguay
Peru
Peru

Bolivia
Bolivia
7/4

1929 Details Argentina
Argentina

Argentina
Argentina

Paraguay
Paraguay
Uruguay
Uruguay

Peru
Peru
7/4

1935 Details Peru
Peru

Uruguay
Uruguay

Argentina
Argentina
Peru
Peru

Chile
Chile
7/4

1937 Details Argentina
Argentina

Argentina
Argentina
2–0

Brazil
Brazil
Uruguay
Uruguay

Paraguay
Paraguay
8/6

1939 Details Peru
Peru

Peru
Peru

Uruguay
Uruguay
Paraguay
Paraguay

Chile
Chile
9/5

1941 Details Chile
Chile

Argentina
Argentina

Uruguay
Uruguay
Chile
Chile

Peru
Peru
9/5

1942 Details Uruguay
Uruguay

Uruguay
Uruguay

Argentina
Argentina
Brazil
Brazil

Paraguay
Paraguay
9/7

1945 Details Chile
Chile

Argentina
Argentina

Brazil
Brazil
Chile
Chile

Uruguay
Uruguay
9/7

1946 Details Argentina
Argentina

Argentina
Argentina

Brazil
Brazil
Paraguay
Paraguay

Uruguay
Uruguay
9/6

1947 Details Ecuador
Ecuador

Argentina
Argentina

Paraguay
Paraguay
Uruguay
Uruguay

Chile
Chile
9/8

1949 Details Brazil
Brazil

Brazil
Brazil
7–0

Paraguay
Paraguay
Peru
Peru

Bolivia
Bolivia
9/8

1953 Details Peru
Peru

Paraguay
Paraguay
3–2

Brazil
Brazil
Uruguay
Uruguay

Chile
Chile
9/7

1955 Details Chile
Chile

Argentina
Argentina

Chile
Chile
Peru
Peru

Uruguay
Uruguay
9/6

1956 Details Uruguay
Uruguay

Uruguay
Uruguay

Chile
Chile
Argentina
Argentina

Brazil
Brazil
9/6

1957 Details Peru
Peru

Argentina
Argentina

Brazil
Brazil
Uruguay
Uruguay

Peru
Peru
9/7

1959 Details Argentina
Argentina

Argentina
Argentina

Brazil
Brazil
Paraguay
Paraguay

Peru
Peru
9/7

1959 Details Ecuador
Ecuador

Uruguay
Uruguay

Argentina
Argentina
Brazil
Brazil

Ecuador
Ecuador
9/5

1963 Details Bolivia
Bolivia

Bolivia
Bolivia

Paraguay
Paraguay
Argentina
Argentina

Brazil
Brazil
9/7

1967 Details Uruguay
Uruguay

Uruguay
Uruguay

Argentina
Argentina
Chile
Chile

Paraguay
Paraguay
6

NOTES

* ^ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z AA AB AC AD AE AF AG AH AI AJ AK AL AM AN AO AP AQ AR AS AT AU AV AW AX AY AZ BA The tournament winner was decided in a single group stage. * ^ A B C D E After both teams finished tied in the standings, the title was decided in a playoff match. * ^ A B Chile
Chile
withdrew from the tournament. * ^ A B C Brazil
Brazil
withdrew from the tournament. * ^ A B Chile
Chile
and Uruguay
Uruguay
withdrew from the tournament. * ^ Brazil, Chile
Chile
and Paraguay
Paraguay
withdrew from the tournament. * ^ Bolivia, Brazil
Brazil
and Chile
Chile
withdrew from the tournament. * ^ Bolivia, Brazil
Brazil
and Paraguay
Paraguay
withdrew from the tournament. * ^ A B Bolivia
Bolivia
and Colombia
Colombia
withdrew from the tournament. * ^ Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil
Brazil
and Colombia
Colombia
withdrew from the tournament. * ^ Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia
Colombia
and Paraguay
Paraguay
withdrew from the tournament. * ^ Paraguay
Paraguay
and Peru
Peru
withdrew from the tournament. * ^ Colombia, Ecuador
Ecuador
and Peru
Peru
withdrew from the tournament. * ^ Argentina
Argentina
withdrew from the tournament. * ^ Argentina
Argentina
and Colombia
Colombia
withdrew from the tournament. * ^ Bolivia, Brazil
Brazil
and Colombia
Colombia
withdrew from the tournament. * ^ Bolivia, Colombia
Colombia
and Ecuador
Ecuador
withdrew from the tournament. * ^ Bolivia
Bolivia
and Paraguay
Paraguay
withdrew from the tournament. * ^ Colombia
Colombia
and Ecuador
Ecuador
withdrew from the tournament. * ^ Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, and Peru
Peru
withdrew from the tournament.

COPA AMéRICA ERA

YEAR HOST

WINNER SCORE RUNNER-UP

THIRD PLACE SCORE FOURTH PLACE

NUMBER OF TEAMS

1975 Details Various

Peru
Peru
0–1 / 2–1 Play-off: 1–0 Colombia
Colombia
Brazil
Brazil

Uruguay
Uruguay
10

1979 Details Various

Paraguay
Paraguay
3–0 / 0–1 Play-off: 0–0 (a.e.t. ) Chile
Chile
Brazil
Brazil

Peru
Peru
10

1983 Details Various

Uruguay
Uruguay
2–0 / 1–1

Brazil
Brazil
Paraguay
Paraguay

Peru
Peru
10

1987 Details Argentina
Argentina

Uruguay
Uruguay
1–0

Chile
Chile
Colombia
Colombia
2–1

Argentina
Argentina
10

1989 Details Brazil
Brazil

Brazil
Brazil

Uruguay
Uruguay
Argentina
Argentina

Paraguay
Paraguay
10

1991 Details Chile
Chile

Argentina
Argentina

Brazil
Brazil
Chile
Chile

Colombia
Colombia
10

1993 Details Ecuador
Ecuador

Argentina
Argentina
2–1

Mexico Colombia
Colombia
1–0

Ecuador
Ecuador
12

1995 Details Uruguay
Uruguay

Uruguay
Uruguay
1–1 (5–3p ) Brazil
Brazil
Colombia
Colombia
4–1

United States
United States
12

1997 Details Bolivia
Bolivia

Brazil
Brazil
3–1

Bolivia
Bolivia
Mexico 1–0

Peru
Peru
12

1999 Details Paraguay
Paraguay

Brazil
Brazil
3–0

Uruguay
Uruguay
Mexico 2–1

Chile
Chile
12

2001 Details Colombia
Colombia

Colombia
Colombia
1–0

Mexico Honduras 2–2 (5–4p ) Uruguay
Uruguay
12

2004 Details Peru
Peru

Brazil
Brazil
2–2 (4–2p ) Argentina
Argentina
Uruguay
Uruguay
2–1

Colombia
Colombia
12

2007 Details Venezuela
Venezuela

Brazil
Brazil
3–0

Argentina
Argentina
Mexico 3–1

Uruguay
Uruguay
12

2011 Details Argentina
Argentina

Uruguay
Uruguay
3–0

Paraguay
Paraguay
Peru
Peru
4–1

Venezuela
Venezuela
12

2015 Details Chile
Chile

Chile
Chile
0–0 (a.e.t. ) (4–1p ) Argentina
Argentina
Peru
Peru
2–0

Paraguay
Paraguay
12

2016 Details United States
United States

Chile
Chile
0–0 (a.e.t. ) (4–2p ) Argentina
Argentina
Colombia
Colombia
1–0

United States
United States
16

2019 Details Brazil
Brazil

16

2024 Details Ecuador
Ecuador

16

* a.e.t.: after extra time * p: after penalty shoot-out

NOTES

* ^ A B C No third place match was played; teams are listed in alphabetical order. * ^ A B The tournament winner was decided by a final round-robin group contested by four teams (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay). * ^ A B The tournament winner was decided by a final round-robin group contested by four teams (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia). * ^ Argentina
Argentina
and invitee Canada withdrew from the tournament; Honduras and Costa Rica took their place. * ^ Six CONCACAF
CONCACAF
teams, including newcomers Haiti and Panama , participated in the tournament as celebration of the centenary of CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
and the Copa América.

PERFORMANCE BY COUNTRY

Cumulative top four results for both South American Championships and Copa Américas.

TEAM WINNERS RUNNERS-UP THIRD PLACE FOURTH PLACE

Uruguay
Uruguay
15 (1916 , 1917 * , 1920 , 1923 * , 1924 * , 1926 , 1935 , 1942 * , 1956 * , 1959 (Ecuador) , 1967 * , 1983 , 1987 , 1995 * , 2011 ) 6 (1919 , 1927 , 1939 , 1941 , 1989 , 1999 ) 9 (1921 , 1922 , 1929 , 1937 , 1947 , 1953 , 1957 , 1975 , 2004 ) 5 (1945 , 1946 , 1955 , 2001 , 2007 )

Argentina
Argentina
14 (1921 * , 1925 * , 1927 , 1929 * , 1937 * , 1941 , 1945 , 1946 * , 1947 , 1955 , 1957 , 1959 (Argentina) * , 1991 , 1993 ) 14 (1916 * , 1917 , 1920 , 1923 , 1924 , 1926 , 1935 , 1942 , 1959 (Ecuador) , 1967 , 2004 , 2007 , 2015 , 2016 ) 4 (1919 , 1956 , 1963 , 1989 ) 2 (1922 , 1987 * )

Brazil
Brazil
8 (1919 * , 1922 * , 1949 * , 1989 * , 1997 , 1999 , 2004 , 2007 ) 11 (1921 , 1925 , 1937 , 1945 , 1946 , 1953 , 1957 , 1959 (Argentina) , 1983 , 1991 , 1995 ) 7 (1916 , 1917 , 1920 , 1942 , 1959 (Ecuador) , 1975 , 1979 ) 3 (1923 , 1956 , 1963 )

Paraguay
Paraguay
2 (1953 , 1979 ) 6 (1922 , 1929 , 1947 , 1949 , 1963 , 2011 ) 7 (1923 , 1924 , 1925 , 1939 , 1946 , 1959 (Argentina) , 1983 ) 7 (1921 , 1926 , 1937 , 1942 , 1967 , 1989 , 2015 )

Chile
Chile
2 (2015 * , 2016 ) 4 (1955 * , 1956 , 1979 , 1987 ) 5 (1926 * , 1941 * , 1945 * , 1967 , 1991 * ) 10 (1916 , 1917 , 1919 , 1920 * , 1924 , 1935 , 1939 , 1947 , 1953 , 1999 )

Peru
Peru
2 (1939 * , 1975 ) — 8 (1927 * , 1935 * , 1949 , 1955 , 1979 , 1983 , 2011 , 2015 ) 5 (1929 , 1941 , 1957 * , 1959 (Argentina) , 1997 )

Colombia
Colombia
1 (2001 * ) 1 (1975 ) 4 (1987 , 1993 , 1995 , 2016 ) 2 (1991 , 2004 )

Bolivia
Bolivia
1 (1963 * ) 1 (1997 * ) — 2 (1927 , 1949 )

Mexico ^ — 2 (1993 , 2001 ) 3 (1997 , 1999 , 2007 ) —

Honduras ^ — — 1 (2001 ) —

Ecuador
Ecuador
— — — 2 (1959 (Ecuador) * , 1993 * )

United States
United States
^ — —

2 (1995 , 2016 * )

Venezuela
Venezuela
— — — 1 (2011 )

*=hosts ^=invitees

* There have been only 3 editions where neither Brazil
Brazil
nor Uruguay has finished in the top four (1993, 2015, 2016). * There have been only 3 editions where neither Argentina
Argentina
nor Brazil has finished in the top four (1939, 2001, 2011). * There have been only 3 editions where neither Argentina
Argentina
nor Uruguay
Uruguay
finish in the top four (1949, 1979, 1997). * All Copa América
Copa América
tournaments held in Brazil
Brazil
and Uruguay
Uruguay
have been won by the host nation.

RECORDS AND STATISTICS

Main article: Copa América records and statistics

SEE ALSO

* Copa Centenario Revolución de Mayo * Football continental championships * Copa América Centenario

REFERENCES

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CONCACAF
and CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
Announce Agreement to Bring Copa America 2016 to the United States". CONCACAF.com. 1 May 2014. * ^ "Copa América: History". CONMEBOL. Retrieved 27 February 2015.

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Ecuador
comienza estudios para modernizar estadios para Copa América 2023 ". Ecuavisa
Ecuavisa
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Copa América
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Argentina
2011: Japón comunicó que no participará del torneo" . CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
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Copa América
Centenario: La historia de los dos trofeos", Copa América
Copa América
website * ^ "Este es el trofeo que se llevará el ganador de la Copa América", El Colombiano, 2 June 2016 * ^ "Así es el trofeo de la Copa América
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TOURNAMENTS

* Argentina
Argentina
1916 * Uruguay
Uruguay
1917 * Brazil
Brazil
1919 * Chile
Chile
1920 * Argentina
Argentina
1921 *