Most Successful football teams and other records of Copa America football tournament

by on July 4, 2011
in Copa America

Uruguay football teamArgentina and Uruguay football teams are considered to be the most successful teams both holding the title of Copa America football tournament for 14 times. Uruguay has been in the most semis as top 4 with a total of 34 times while on the hand Argentinean football team has made its way to most of the finals as top 2 with a total of 26 times. Brazil is taken as an emerging team over the last 14 years and is also one of the top teams of the tournament.

The chart below shows top seven teams win their winning years.

1. Argentina 1921, 1925, 1927, 1929,1937, 1941, 1945,1946, 1947,1955, 1957, 1959, 1991, 1993
2. Uruguay 1916, 1917, 1920, 1923,1924, 1926, 1935, 1942, 1956,1959, 1967, 1983, 1987, 1995
3. Brazil 1919, 1922, 1929, 1989, 1997,1999, 2004, 2007
4. Paraguay 1953, 1979
5. Peru 1939, 1975
6. Colombia 2001
7. Bolivia 1963

While Chile, Venezuela and Ecuador never won any title.

Copa America being the oldest football competition holds a series of records that was made in its 95 years history. Let it be 1987 Maranona’s win against Ecuador scoring two goals one after one or 1999 Martin Palermo getting Guinness world record for missing 3 in a row spot-kicks. Records have always been made in Copa America football tournament.

  • One of the major records was the consecutive three time victory of Argentinean football team in 1945, 1946 and 1947 with the help of magnificent Argentine player Norberto Mendez who’s holding a record for making most goals in Copa America competition.
  • Venezuela football strikers hold a record of 86 strikes in year 2007, which is to date, is a record!
  • The Brazilian football team holds the record for winning not only the Copa America football tournament but also FIFA World Cup the very same year!
  • It was truly the decade of Brazilian football team which secured the winning position in 4 out of 5 tournaments played in last decade.
  • This is not all for the Brazil, the ever famous Brazilian football player Pele scored 8 goals in 6 matches in 1959 tournament, the year when Copa America happened twice!!

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