Copa America winners list
Most successful teams in the Copa America
Uruguay tops the list of most Championships won in its history with over 15 titles.
Uruguay almost made it four straight titles but was pegged back by a more dominant Brazil in the third edition after a goal which came after extra time gifted the Brazilians the first win.
Modern football era
Since the start of the modern era of football, Uruguay has only managed in 2011. Uruguay singlehandedly won over ten titles in the first twenty editions of the South American Premier football tournament.
Although the competition from other teams was fierce, the Uruguayans could still scale through despite having the great teams having some of the best players on the planet then.
Argentina is the second most successful team in the history of Copa America, with over 14 titles behind a more dominant Uruguay at the time.
Argentina’s record was not like the record set by Uruguay. However, the country still had five titles in the first Fifteen editions.
Filled with some of the best players in the 21st century, including Lionel Messi, Sergio Kun Aguero, etc., it has been a challenging outing for the Argentine senior national football team at the continental showpiece.
Brazil is the third most successful team in the Copa America winners list with nine titles. Brazil won its first title in 1919 and waited for another three years in 1922 to add a second.
The Brazilian national team could only manage two titles in the first twenty years of Copa America.
In the modern era of football, Brazil has won the highest number of titles starting from 2004 to 2019, which was the last time the country won it. The Selecao have also ended up as runners up on Eleven occasions.
Paraguaya has also won the Copa America titles twice in the country’s history.
Chile has also won two Copa America titles at the expense of Argentina, who inspired its golden generation players who could not win the two finals.
Chile defeated Argentina on two occasions between 2015 and 2016 to deny Argentina a possible 16th trophy which could have surpassed Uruguay’s 15th title record.
Peru is another team on the Copa America winners list with up to two titles. The Peruvians emerged Champions in 1939, and the last title came in 1975.
Colombia is another side with a bit of history in terms of titles in Copa America.
The Colombians only managed to lift the trophy once in 2001.
Bolivia is another national team in South America that has also tasted the Copa America trophy, writing its name on the list of Champions in history.
The Copa America is an annual football tournament organised by the South American CONMEBOL association as the Premier football Competition for the senior national team. It is the oldest football tournament in the South American continent and was established in 1916.