Copa América Femenina

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Copa América Femenina
Copa-America-Femenina-Logo.png
Founded1991
RegionSouth America (CONMEBOL)
Number of teams10
Current championsFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil (7th title)
Most successful team(s)Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil (7 titles)
Soccerball current event.svg 2018 Copa América Femenina

The Copa América Femenina (previously the Campeonato Sudamericano de Fútbol Femenino, shortened Sudamericano Femenino) is the main competition in women's association football between national teams of the CONMEBOL. [1]

Womens association football association football when played by women

Women's association football, also commonly known as women's football or women's soccer, is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.

CONMEBOL governing body of association football in South America

The South American Football Confederation is the continental governing body of football in South America and it is one of FIFA's six continental confederations. The oldest continental confederation in the world, its headquarters are located in Luque, Paraguay, near Asunción. CONMEBOL is responsible for the organization and governance of South American football's major international tournaments. With 10 member football associations, it has the fewest members of all the confederations in FIFA.

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It was first held in 1991. In the first two editions of the tournament only one team (the champion) qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup. In the third edition the champions qualified automatically, while the runner-up of the tournament faced a team from the CONCACAF in a play-off match to reach the World Cup. In the fourth edition two automatic spots were given for the 2003 World Cup: to the champions and the second placed team respectively, a situation remaining for the 2007 and 2011 edition.

FIFA Womens World Cup international association football competition

The FIFA Women's World Cup is an international football competition contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's international governing body. The competition has been held every four years since 1991, when the inaugural tournament, then called the FIFA Women's World Championship, was held in China.

CONCACAF International sport governing body

The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football is the continental governing body for association football in North America, which includes Central America and the Caribbean region. Three geographically South American entities — the independent nations of Guyana and Suriname and the French overseas department of French Guiana — are also members. CONCACAF's primary functions are to organize competitions for national teams and clubs, and to conduct World Cup and Women's World Cup qualifying tournaments.

There are also Under-20 and Under-17 Copa América Femenina versions.

The South American Under-17 Women's Football Championship is an international women's association football competition held every two years for South American under-17 women teams and serves as a qualification tournament for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

Winners

YearHostFinalThird place match
WinnerScoreRunner-up3rd placeScore4th place
1991
Details
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg
Brazil
(Round-robin)Flag of Chile.svg
Chile
Flag of Venezuela (1930-1954).svg
Venezuela
N/A
1995
Details
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
2–0Flag of Argentina.svg
Argentina
Flag of Chile.svg
Chile
(Round-robin)Flag of Ecuador.svg
Ecuador
1998
Details
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
7–1Flag of Argentina.svg
Argentina
Flag of Peru (state).svg
Peru
3–3( a.e.t. )
(5–4 pso)
Flag of Ecuador.svg
Ecuador
2003
Details
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
(Round-robin)Flag of Argentina.svg
Argentina
Flag of Colombia.svg
Colombia
(Round-robin)Flag of Peru (state).svg
Peru
2006
Details
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Flag of Argentina.svg
Argentina
(Round-robin)Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
Flag of Uruguay.svg
Uruguay
(Round-robin)Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg
Paraguay
2010
Details
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
(Round-robin)Flag of Colombia.svg
Colombia
Flag of Chile.svg
Chile
(Round-robin)Flag of Argentina.svg
Argentina
2014
Details
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
(Round-robin)Flag of Colombia.svg
Colombia
Flag of Ecuador.svg
Ecuador
(Round-robin)Flag of Argentina.svg
Argentina
2018 [2]
Details
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
(Round-robin)Flag of Chile.svg
Chile
Flag of Argentina.svg
Argentina
(Round-robin)Flag of Colombia.svg
Colombia

Note: (Round-robin) represents that the final tournament was held as Round-robin tournament.

A round-robin tournament is a competition in which each contestant meets all other contestants in turn. A round-robin contrasts with an elimination tournament, in which participants are eliminated after a certain number of losses.

Top Four classifications

So far only Bolivia has not yet reached a top four position in a tournament.

TeamTitlesRunners-upThird-placeFourth PlaceTotal top four
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 7 (1991, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2010, 2014, 2018)1 (2006)8
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 1 (2006)3 (1995, 1998, 2003)1 (2018)2 (2010, 2014)7
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 2 (1991, 2018)2 (1995, 2010)4
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 2 (2010, 2014)1 (2003)1 (2018)4
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 1 (2014)2 (1995, 1998)3
Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru 1 (1998)1 (2003)2
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 1 (2006)1
Flag of Venezuela (state).svg  Venezuela 1 (1991)1
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay 1 (2006)1

General statistics

PosTeamPartPldWDLGFGADifPts
1Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 737341221716+201103
2Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 637225109244+4871
3Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 52714585853+547
4Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 627115114564−1938
5Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay 521111104445−134
6Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 72793154663−1730
7Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru 52364132248−2622
8Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 52152142163−4217
9Flag of Venezuela (state).svg  Venezuela 62032151573−5811
10Flag of Bolivia (state).svg  Bolivia 522221825116−918

Participating nations

Legend
Team Flag of Brazil.svg
1991
Flag of Brazil.svg
1995
Flag of Argentina.svg
1998
Flag of Peru.svg
2003
Flag of Argentina.svg
2006
Flag of Ecuador.svg
2010
Flag of Ecuador.svg
2014
Flag of Chile.svg
2018
Total
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 2nd2nd2nd1st4th4th3rd7
Flag of Bolivia (state).svg  Bolivia 5thGSGSGSGSGSGS7
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 1st1st1st1st2nd1st1st1st8
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 2nd3rdGSGSGS3rdGS2nd8
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia GS3rdGS2nd2nd4th6
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 4th4thGSGSGS3rdGS7
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay GSGS4thGSGSGS6
Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru 3rd4thGSGSGSGS6
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay GSGS3rdGSGSGS6
Flag of Venezuela (state).svg  Venezuela 3rdGSGSGSGSGSGS7

Top scorers

YearPlayerTeamGoalsMatches
1991 Adriana Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 42
1995 Sissi Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 124
1998 Roseli Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 166
2003 Marisol Medina Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 75
2006 Cristiane Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 127
2010 Marta Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 97
2014 Cristiane Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 67
2018 Catalina Usme Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 97

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References

  1. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/mar/26/south-america-women-rise-again-copa-america-femenina
  2. "Señoras y señores, tenemos una tremenda noticia. Lo conseguimos: ¡La #CopaAmericaFemenina 2018 se jugará en Chile!" [Ladies and gentlemen, we have some great news. We made it: The 2018 Copa América Femenina will be played in Chile!]. Twitter (in Spanish). @ANFPChile. 25 April 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017.