Copa America Soccer Winners

Chile won their 2nd Copa America title in 2016, after defeating Argentina
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Copa America is the oldest international continental soccer (association football) competition, held since 1910—at times annually, every two years, every three years, or every four years. Copa America, or the America Cup, is the championship of South American Football Confederation, or CONMEBOL.

CONMEBOL is one of the six continental federations that comprise FIFA, which runs the World Cup and is the world governing the body of association football.

In Copa America, the 10 CONMEBOL teams compete with two additional invited teams, which may include teams from North America and Asia.

Until 1975, this competition was known as the South American Football Championship.

Past Winners of Copa America

Uruguay has the most Copa America titles with 15, followed closely by Argentina with 14 wins. Brazil has won the cup 8 times, while Paraguay, Peru, and Chile each have a pair of titles. Bolivia and Colombia have each won once. 

Here's a look at the past winners of the Copa America and its predecessor, the South American Football Championship.

Past Copa America Finals

2016 Chile 0-0 in extra time over Argentina
2015 Chile 0-0 in extra time over Argentina
2011 Uruguay 3-0 over Paraguay
2007 Brazil 3-0 over Argentina
2004 Brazil 2-2 over Argentina (Brazil won 4-2 on penalties)
2001 Colombia 1-0 over Mexico
1999 Brazil 3-0 over Uruguay
1997 Brazil 3-1 over Bolivia
1995 Uruguay 1-1 over Brazil (Uruguay won 5-3 on penalties)
1993 Argentina 2-1 Mexico
1991 Argentina - League Format
1989 Brazil - League Format
1987 Uruguay 1-0 over Chile
1983 Uruguay 3-1 over Brazil
1979 Paraguay 3-1 over Chile
1975 Peru 4-1 over Colombia

South American Championship era

1967 Uruguay - League Format
1963 Bolivia - League Format
1959 Uruguay - League Format
1959 Argentina - League Format
1957 Argentina - League Format
1956 Uruguay - League Format
1955 Argentina - League Format
1953 Paraguay 3-2 over Brazil
1949 Brazil 7-0 over Paraguay
1947 Argentina - League Format
1946 Argentina - League Format
1945 Argentina - League Format
1942 Uruguay - League Format
1941 Argentina - League Format
1939 Peru - League Format
1937 Argentina 2-0 over Brazil
1935 Uruguay - League Format
1929 Argentina - League Format
1927 Argentina - League Format
1926 Uruguay - League Format
1925 Argentina - League Format
1924 Uruguay - League Format
1923 Uruguay - League Format
1922 Brazil 3-1 over Paraguay
1921 Argentina - League Format
1920 Uruguay - League Format
1919 Brazil - League Format
1917 Uruguay - League Format
1916 Uruguay - League Format
1910 Argentina - League Format

Women's Copa America

The women's version of the competition, called Copa America Femenina has been contested since 1991. Unlike the men's tournament, the Copa America Femenina has consistently been held every four years. Competition has been limited to the 10 CONMEBOL member national teams.

Brazil has won seven of the eight Copa America Femenina competitions, in 1991, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2010, 2014, and 2018. Argentina won the competition in 2006.