Copa America Football Tournament Winners Team 1916-2016 Copa America is primarily a South American football tournament with participating countries hailing from CONMEBOL, the South American confederation for football. Historically, the tournament also invites teams from other confederations as well, thereby increasing the scope and the competition of Copa America. The legacy of Copa America is one of great matches and even greater footballers having entrenched their names permanently in the tournament’s rich history over the course of 100 years. The tournament was first held in 1916, with Argentina the host nation and Uruguay the eventual winners of the Copa America that year.
This year’s competition marks the tournament’s 100th year, a formidable milestone that has been honored aptly by conducting the tournament under the name Copa America Centenario, symbolic of the celebration of a centenary of CONMEBOL and the Copa America.
The tournament has over the years churned out great players who have given great performances for their countries, leading them to victories and making their nation proud. The tournament has witnessed the likes of Pelé and Maradona having graced the field, which should speak of the high quality of football that viewers are treated to in this competition. Since the tournament has such a rich history, so obviously the teams winning them have also been many, while many have repeated the feat a number of times. Here is a list of previous winners of the coveted Copa America title:
Copa America Football Tournament Winners Team
Uruguay (15 Copa America Titles): 1916, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1935, 1942, 1956, 1959, 1967, 1983, 1987, 1995, and 2011.
Argentina (14 Copa America Titles): 1921, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1991, and 1993.
Brazil (8 Copa America Titles): 1919, 1922, 1949, 1989, 1997, 1999, 2004, and 2007.
Paraguay (2 Copa America Titles): 1953, and 1979.
Peru (2 Copa America Titles): 1939, and 1975.
Chile (1 Copa America Title): 2015
Colombia (1 Copa America Title): 2001
Bolivia (1 Copa America Title): 1963