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Guransh Machra
Posted on 22 Feb, 2024
By Guransh Machra
On 22 Feb, 2024
By Guransh Machra
On 22 Feb, 2024

Copa America Winners List

The Copa America was founded in 1916. Since its inception 108 years ago, 47 editions of the tournament have taken place, and eight different nations have managed to win the Copa America. The competition was initially called the South American Championship. However, the name was changed to CONMEBOL Copa America. This prestigious tournament is the oldest running continental football championship.

Copa America Winners List:

Year Champions Runners-Up
1916 Uruguay Argentina
1917 Uruguay Argentina
1919 Brazil Uruguay
1920 Uruguay Argentina
1921 Argentina Brazil
1922 Brazil Paraguay
1923 Uruguay Argentina
1924 Uruguay Argentina
1925 Argentina Brazil
1926 Uruguay Argentina
1927 Argentina Uruguay
1929 Argentina Paraguay
1935 Uruguay Argentina
1937 Argentina Brazil
1939 Peru Uruguay
1941 Argentina Uruguay
1942 Uruguay Argentina
1945 Argentina Brazil
1946 Argentina Brazil
1947 Argentina Paraguay
1949 Brazil Paraguay
1953 Paraguay Brazil
1955 Argentina Chile
1956 Uruguay Chile
1957 Argentina Brazil
1959 Argentina Brazil
1959 Uruguay Argentina
1963 Bolivia Paraguay
1967 Uruguay Argentina
1975 Peru Colombia
1979 Paraguay Chile
1983 Uruguay Brazil
1987 Uruguay Chile
1989 Brazil Uruguay
1991 Argentina Brazil
1993 Argentina Mexico
1995 Uruguay Brazil
1997 Brazil Bolivia
1999 Brazil Uruguay
2001 Colombia Mexico
2004 Brazil Argentina
2007 Brazil Argentina
2011 Uruguay Paraguay
2015 Chile Argentina
2016 Chile Argentina
2019 Brazil Peru
2021 Argentina Brazil

Teams With The Most Copa Americas:

8. Colombia (1 Title)

Title: 2001

Copa America Winners - Colombia

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Colombia has only ever won one Copa America trophy. This came in the first Copa America tournament of the 21st century. Colombia was extremely dominant in this tournament. They were put in Group A alongside Chile, Ecuador, and Venezuela. Los Cafeteros won against all three, finishing on top of the group. Colombia beat Peru and Honduras in the quarter-final and semi-final to reach the final stage of this tournament. Colombian defender Ivan Cordoba scored the solitary goal in the final, helping Colombia win their first and only Copa America trophy.

7. Bolivia (1 Title)

Title: 1963

Bolivia’s only title came when they hosted the tournament all the way back in 1963. During this time, the Copa America was called the South American Championship. It also adopted a league table format where all teams played against each other. Seven teams participated in the 1963 South American Championship, namely Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia. Bolivia played against the six opposition, winning five games and drawing against Ecuador. They finished on top of the table, having not lost even one game, and lifted their first and only Copa America trophy.

6. Peru (2 Titles)

Titles: 1939, 1975

Peru’s first Copa America came in 1939. Peru, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, and Ecuador participated in this tournament. The games were played in a league format, with each team playing each other once. Peru won all four games and finished on top of the table to win their first-ever Copa America trophy.

Their second title came when the tournament’s name changed to Copa America, and the tournament moved to a group and knockout format. Peru topped group B, which consisted of Peru, Chile, and Bolivia and advanced to the knockout stages. The semi-final game between Peru and Brazil ended in a draw. There was a drawing of lots, and Peru advanced to the finals. They faced Colombia in the final. Peru lost the first game 1-0 and won the second game 2-0. This meant a final playoff between the two teams. Peru won this 1-0 and lifted their second Copa America trophy.

5. Chile (2 Titles)

Titles: 2015, 2016

Chile have won both their Copa America trophies very recently. The two titles came in back-to-back editions of the Copa America. Their first trophy came in 2015 when they were the hosts. Chile was placed into Group A alongside Bolivia, Ecuador, and Mexico. Chile finished at the top of Group A with two wins and one draw. They then beat Uruguay and Peru in the quarters and semis, respectively, to advance to the final. They came up against Argentina in the final, a game that went into penalty shootouts after neither team managed to score a goal. Chile won 4-1 in the penalty shootout, winning their first-ever Copa America title.

They won their second title the very next year in the Copa America Centenario. A special edition to celebrate 100 years of the tournament was kept in 2016 and was called the Copa America Centenario. The final was a repeat of the 2015 Copa America final, with Chile and Argentina facing each other. Both teams failed to score again, forcing another penalty shootout. Argentina was all but ready to exact its revenge on Chile, but revenge does not always go as planned. Instead, Chile won 4-2 on penalties, beating Argentina once again to lift their 2nd Copa America trophy.

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4. Paraguay (2 Titles)

Titles: 1953, 1979

Copa America Winners - Paraguay

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Paraguay’s first Copa America win came in 1953. Seven teams (Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador) participated in this tournament. The seven teams played against each other, with the top two qualifying for the final. Paraguay managed to finish 2nd and made it to the final with Brazil. They beat Brazil 3-2 in the final to win their first-ever Copa America title.

Their second title came in 1979. Paraguay made it to the knockout stages after topping their group and knocking out Uruguay and Ecuador. They beat Brazil in one leg and drew in the second leg, advancing to the finals. Paraguay played against Chile in the final. They won the first leg 3-0 but lost the second leg 1-0. The teams played a third decider match. However, the score was 0-0 after extra time, so the trophy was awarded to Paraguay as they won 3-1 on aggregate.

3. Brazil (9 Titles)

Titles: 1919, 1922, 1949, 1989, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2007, 2019

Brazil is the third most successful team in the history of this tournament. They have managed to win it a total of nine times. Their first title came in the third edition of this tournament all the way back in 1919. They beat Uruguay to become the only team apart from Uruguay to have won the competition. Since then, Brazil has won the tournament eight more times, with their most recent win coming as recently as 2019.

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2. Uruguay (15 Titles)

Titles: 1916, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1935, 1942, 1956, 1959, 1967, 1983, 1987, 1995, 2011

Uruguay are joint at the top with Argentina for the title of the most successful team in Copa America history. Both teams have won 15 titles since the tournament started in 1916. Uruguay won most of their titles in the earlier years. They won six of the first 10 Copa America tournaments. They have found very little success in recent years but will hope they can regain their past success and win more Copa America trophies.

1. Argentina (15 Titles)

Titles: 1921, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1937, 1941,1945, 1946, 1947, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1991, 1993, 2021

Argentina, like Uruguay, have won 15 trophies. Argentina has always been Uruguay’s biggest competitor. They won 14 of their 15 trophies before 1993. After that, it took them 28 years to win the Copa America trophy again. They did so in 2021. They won in the final against Brazil thanks to a goal by Angel di Maria. This goal gave Argentina their 15th and latest Copa America trophy.

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