The CONMEBOL national teams compete in the premier men’s football tournament, the Copa America. It is the world’s most seasoned and longest-running global football contest, as well as the third generally famous. The opposition decides the South American heroes. Groups from North America and Asia have been welcome to contend since the 1990s.
From July 2 to July 17, 1916, Argentina hosted a tournament that included Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina as the initial participants. The first edition of the Copa América, also known as the Campeonato Sudamericano de Football, would be won by Uruguay. Following an eight-year break, the occasion was revived in 1975 under the name Copa América. CONMEBOL chose in 1986 to have one nation have the occasion each and every other year and to contend in it each and every other year. The 10 confederation members alternated hosting the event every two years from 1987 to 2001.
The coronavirus outbreak caused the Copa America to be moved to 2021 instead of 2020. It was supposed to take place in June, but due to the outbreak, the hosts, Colombia and Argentina, pulled out. Instead, Brazil was chosen to host the tournament. However, due to players’ reluctance to play in Brazil, which is one of the world’s most affected nations, there is a high probability that it will be canceled. Therefore, we examine the Copa America’s most successful teams in this section.
Here are the Top 10 Most Valuable Squads in Copa América of all time:
10. Venezuela – 1XSemi
Venezuela participated in twelve matches without a victory between 1975 and 2004. They have never finished in the top three and are the only CONMEBOL member to have never finished outside the top ten of the Copa América’s all-time list because regular invitee Mexico beat them.
9. Ecuador – 2XSemi
Ecuador is one of only two CONMEBOL members without a continental championship. Venezuela is the other member. In fact, neither team has ever finished in the top three.
Carlos Alberto Raffo was the tournament’s top scorer in 1963, scoring six goals. He was the only Ecuadorian player to ever win an individual award at a continental championship. However, Ecuador only finished sixth out of seven nations that year, despite Raffo’s goals.
8. Bolivia – 1 title
In 1963, Bolivia won the Copa América trophy at home, and in 1997, they finished second in the competition they hosted. In the wake of overcoming Ecuador 3-2, they went to the quarter-finals of the 2015 Copa América in Chile interestingly beginning around 1997. This likewise broke a seven-year dry season in the Copa América, with their keep going triumph being on June 28, 1997.
7. Colombia – 1 title
Colombia has taken part in six World Cups (1962, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2014 and 2018). In 2014, the team had its best World Cup performance ever, reaching the quarterfinals and placing sixth in the standings overall. Its most outstanding worldwide triumph is the Copa América, which it won in 2001 while facilitating the competition in Colombia; It also came in second place in 1975 and made it to the semi-finals in 1987, 1991, 1993, 1995, 2004, and 2016 as well.
6. Peru – 2 titles
Peru has won the Copa América twice and qualified for the FIFA World Cup finals five times, the most recent time being in 2018. Additionally, it advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals and participated in the 1936 Olympic football competition. They finished as runners-up in the 2019 Copa America, but they lost in the final to Brazil.
5. Chile – 2 titles
At the 2015 Copa América, Chile crushed Argentina in the last to come out on top for their most memorable Copa América title on home soil. At the Copa América Centenario in the United States in 2016, they successfully defended their championship. Chile had recently completed second in the opposition multiple times. They won the Copa América in 2015 and finished second to Germany in their first appearance, earning them a spot in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.
4. Paraguay – 2 Titles
Paraguay has won two titles and has participated in the Copa América tournament on a regular basis (in 1953 and 1979). Gerardo Martino, an Argentine coach who won South American Coach of the Year in 2007 and led Paraguay to the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in history (in 2010) and to the Copa América final, where they finished second, was responsible for the team’s most successful period.
3. Brazil – 9 titles
Brazil has won nine titles, making them the most successful national team in the tournament’s history. Brazil has won the FIFA World Cup five times. Be that as it may, they have won Copa America multiple times and lost multiple times in the last. In 1949, Brazil hosted the South American Championship, which ended a 27-year absence of official titles.
2. Argentina – 14 Titles
Argentina has won the Copa América 14 times, surpassing Uruguay as the only nation to do so. Additionally, the team won the Artemio Franchi Trophy in 1993 and the FIFA Confederations Cup in 1992. La Albiceleste has been to five World Cup finals, losing to Uruguay 4–2 in the first one in 1930. They have won the World Cup two times and lost three in the last. They also have the most top-four finishes in the competition, with 35, and have reached the Copa America finals 15 times.
1. Uruguay – 15 titles
They have won the Copa América multiple times, making them the competition’s best public group. 2011 marked their most recent triumph. The team has won two FIFA World Cups, the first of which came in 1930, when they hosted the competition and beat Argentina 4–2 in the final. They won their second championship in 1950, defeating host Brazil 2–1 in the championship game, which had the highest attendance of any football tournament ever.