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Copa América
Founded 1918
Region Continental (CONMEBOL)
Number of teams 9
Current champions Template:Country data PAR
Most successful team 23x15px Argentina
Flag of Uruguay.png Uruguay (5 titles)
33px Current

The Copa América is an international association football tournament between the men's national teams of CONMEBOL. This competition determines who will be the Continental champion of South America and is the oldest continental competition in the world.

HistoryEdit

BeginningsEdit

The first recorded match in South America was held in 1867 on the railways of Argentina with the first recorded match being in 1870 in the city of Buenos Aires where the Buenos Aires Football Club was formed. As the growth of football was starting to take over the main countries in South America and in 1910 the first multi-nation tournament was held in South America. It would take another eight years for the competition to be created as the first official tournament was held in Brazil in 1918 with three teams competing. During this tournament, CONMEBOL would be founded as Argentina won the official tournament after winning both games.

The 1920 edition would see the return of Uruguay in international football after a Civil War which took them out of international football for ten years. For Uruguay, they would struggle as they wouldn't record a victory in the first two editions that they entered as Argentina took out the title the next two editions of the competition with Brazil (1920) and Paraguay (1922) being the runner up in those editions.

ResultsEdit

South American Championship eraEdit

Year Host Final Tournament Results
Winners Runners-Up Third Place Fourth Place
1918 23px Brazil 23x15px Argentina 23px Template:AEWCFN 23px Template:AEWCFN
1920 23px Argentina 23x15px Argentina 23px Template:AEWCFN 23px Template:AEWCFN 23px Template:AEWCFN
1922 23px Brazil 23x15px Argentina 23px Template:AEWCFN 23px Template:AEWCFN 23px Template:AEWCFN
1923 23px Uruguay 23px Template:AEWCFN 23px Template:AEWCFN 23px Template:AEWCFN 23x15px Argentina
1925* 23px Brazil 23px Template:AEWCFN 23px Template:AEWCFN 23x15px Argentina 23px Template:AEWCFN
1927 23px Peru 23px Template:AEWCFN 23x15px Argentina 23px Template:AEWCFN 23px Template:AEWCFN
1931 23px Argentina 23px Template:AEWCFN 23x15px Argentina 23px Template:AEWCFN 23px Template:AEWCFN
1935 23px Peru 23px Template:AEWCFN 23px Template:AEWCFN 23x15px Argentina 23px Template:AEWCFN
1937 23px Argentina 23x15px Argentina 23px Template:AEWCFN 23px Template:AEWCFN 23px Template:AEWCFN
1939 23px Peru 23px Template:AEWCFN 23px Template:AEWCFN 23px Template:AEWCFN 23px Template:AEWCFN
1941 23px Chile 23px Template:AEWCFN 23x15px Argentina 23px Template:AEWCFN 23px Template:AEWCFN
1945 23px Argentina 23x15px Argentina 23px Template:AEWCFN 23px Template:AEWCFN 23px Template:AEWCFN
1947 23px Ecuador 23px Template:AEWCFN 23px Template:AEWCFN 23px Template:AEWCFN 23x15px Argentina
1949 23px Brazil 23px Template:AEWCFN 23px Template:AEWCFN 23px Template:AEWCFN Template:Country data ECU

* - World Cup Qualifying

External LinksEdit

Template:CAmerica (AEWCF) Template:Tournaments (AEWCF)

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