Copa America is one of the most prestigious football competition in the World which is also regarded as the 3rd biggest event of football after the FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro competitions. Copa America is the South American Football Championship which is also the oldest football competition started their journey on 1916 which was 103 years ago. It is a South American football competition where teams from CONMEBOL used to take part. Generally, total twelve teams used to take part in every season but sometimes, it expanded to sixteen so far. Therefore, here we are talking about the Copa America past winners list and there since the beginning of the competition to till now, the list of winners along with runners-up list will be added.
Let’s take a glance below where we present the Copa America past winners list with host nations completely.
Copa America Past Winners List
|Episode||Host Nation||Runner Up||Year||Winner|
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According to the above-listed data, we can see that already 45th seasons of Copa America have passed successfully. And the most successful team in the competition is Uruguay considering the highest number of title winners. They won the highest 15th times Copa America titles and Argentina is on the 2nd position with 14th titles. Argentina could go on the first position but in last two times, they ended the tournament standing on the runner up against the same opponent Chile. They faced the same types of defeat both times which were the penalty shoot out.
The inaugural season of Copa America took place in 1916 and the host nation was Argentina. Uruguay was the inaugural champion of the tournament and they beat Argentina in the final where team Brazil stood on the 3rd position and Chile was standing on the 4th position so far.
Now, we are going to present the performance by the country in the tournament of Copa America. Let’s see the details below.
Performance by Nations
|Position||Nation||Winning Years||Runner-Up Years|
|1st||Uruguay||15 Times (1916, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1935, 1942, 1956, 1959 (Ecuador), 1967, 1983, 1987, 1995 *, 2011)||6 Times (1919, 1927, 1939, 1941, 1989, 1999)|
|2nd||Argentina||14 Times (1921, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1937, 1941, 1945, 1946 , 1947, 1955, 1957, 1959 (Argentina), 1991, 1993)||14 Times (1916, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1935, 1942, 1959 (Ecuador), 1967, 2004, 2007, 2015, 2016)|
|3rd||Brazil||8 Times (1919, 1922, 1949, 1989, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2007)||11 Times (1921, 1925, 1937, 1945, 1946, 1953, 1957, 1959 (Argentina), 1983, 1991, 1995)|
|4th||Paraguay||2 Times (1953, 1979)||6 Times (1922, 1929, 1947, 1949, 1963, 2011)|
|5th||Chile||2 Times (2015, 2016)||4 Times (1955, 1956, 1979, 1987)|
|6th||Peru||2 Times (1939, 1975)||–|
|7th||Colombia||1 Time (2001)||1 Time (1975)|
|8th||Bolivia||1 Time (1963)||1 Time (1997)|
|9th||Mexico||–||2 Times (1993, 2001)|
According to the above-listed details, we can see that Uruguay won the highest 15th titles of Copa America but Argentina played the highest 28th finals and so, we can consider them as the most successful team as well. Team Argentina won 14th CA titles along with 14th times runner-up. Brazil is standing on the 3rd position with 8 titles so far.
So, according to the presented data, we can clear one thing about the Copa America past winners list. Now, the time has come for a new champion and this time it would be very competitive no doubt.