5 Most Successful Nations In Copa America History

Primarily organized by South America’s governing soccer body CONMEBOL, Copa America is the oldest continental competition on the planet. The third-most watched international soccer tournament in the world — behind FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO — is set to commence its 48th edition on June 20, with 16 teams from CONMEBOL and CONCACAF clashing in 14 venues across the United States.

As we count down the hours to see Lionel Messi, Vinicius Jr., and Co. in action in the US, let’s quickly jog our Copa America statistics, starting with the most successful nations in the competition’s illustrious history. Continue reading to check out the five teams that have the most Copa America honors to their name.

#5 Chile: 2 Wins

Chile Won Consecutive Copas America In 2015 & 2016

Kicking off this list are the mighty Chile, who have won the illustrious tournament twice in their history. Their victories came in consecutive editions of the tournament in 2015 and 2016, both times on penalties against heavyweights Argentina.

Chile have reached the Copa America semi-finals a total of 22 times. They have finished second four times, third five times, and fourth on a whopping 11 occasions.

#4 Paraguay: 2 Wins

Paraguay Won The Copa America In 1979

Level on Chile with titles won, two-time Copa America victors Paraguay are in fourth place. The fallen giants of South American soccer have edged out Chile due to their higher number of runners-up finishes, with them claiming the silver medal on six occasions. Paraguay also have seven bronze medals to their name.

Paraguay’s last Copa America triumph came 45 years back in 1979. They contested the two-legged final against Chile, beating them 3-0 at home and then losing 1-0 away. A third match was organized at a neutral venue but the game ended goalless at the end of extra time. With nothing separating the two, Paraguay won the title due to their aggregate score (3-1).

#3 Brazil: 9 Wins

Brazil Have Won Copa America 9…


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