Football at the Pan American Games

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A men's football tournament is held at every Pan American Games since the first edition of the multi-sports event in 1951. A women's tournament was introduced in 1999.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Pan American Games Multi-sport event of the Americas

The Pan American Games is a major sporting event in the Americas featuring summer sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The competition is held among athletes from nations of the Americas, every four years in the year before the Summer Olympic Games. The only Winter Pan American Games were held in 1990. And from 2021, there would be a Junior Pan American Games for young athletes. The Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) is the governing body of the Pan American Games movement, whose structure and actions are defined by the Olympic Charter.

1951 Pan American Games First edition of the Pan American Games

The 1951 Pan American Games were held in Buenos Aires, Argentina between February 25 and March 9, 1951. The Pan American Games' origins were at the Games of the X Olympiad in Los Angeles, United States, where officials representing the National Olympic Committees of the Americas discussed the staging of an Olympic-style regional athletic competition for the athletes of the Americas.

Contents

Men's tournament

Summaries

YearHostFinalThird Place MatchParticipants
Gold MedalScoreSilver MedalBronze MedalScoreFourth Place
1951
Details
Buenos Aires, Argentina Flag of Argentina (alternative).svg
Argentina
RR Flag of Costa Rica.svg
Costa Rica
Flag of Chile.svg
Chile
RR Flag of Paraguay (1842-1954).svg
Paraguay
5
1955
Details
Mexico City, Mexico Flag of Argentina (alternative).svg
Argentina
RR Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg
Mexico
Flag of the Netherlands Antilles (1959-1986).svg
Netherlands Antilles
RR Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).svg
Venezuela
4
1959
Details
Chicago, United States Flag of Argentina (alternative).svg
Argentina
RR Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg
Brazil
Flag of the United States (1959-1960).svg
United States
RR Flag of Haiti (civil).svg
Haiti
7
1963
Details
São Paulo, Brazil Flag of Brazil (1960-1968).svg
Brazil
RR Flag of Argentina (alternative).svg
Argentina
Flag of Chile.svg
Chile
RR Flag of Uruguay.svg
Uruguay
5
1967
Details
Winnipeg, Canada Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg
Mexico
4–0
after extra time
Flag of Bermuda.svg
Bermuda
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
Trinidad and Tobago
4–1Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
8
1971
Details
Cali, Colombia Flag of Argentina (alternative).svg
Argentina
RR Flag of Colombia.svg
Colombia
Flag of Cuba.svg
Cuba
RR Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
Trinidad and Tobago
12
1975
Details
Mexico City, Mexico Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico

Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg
Brazil
1–1
after extra time
(Title Shared)
Flag of Argentina (alternative).svg
Argentina
2–0Flag of Costa Rica.svg
Costa Rica
13
1979
Details
San Juan, Puerto Rico Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg
Brazil
3–0Flag of Cuba.svg
Cuba
Flag of Argentina (alternative).svg
Argentina
2–0Flag of Costa Rica.svg
Costa Rica
12
1983
Details
Caracas, Venezuela Flag of Uruguay.svg
Uruguay
1-0Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg
Brazil
Flag of Guatemala.svg
Guatemala
---10
1987
Details
Indianapolis, United States Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg
Brazil
2–0
after extra time
Flag of Chile.svg
Chile
Flag of Argentina.svg
Argentina
0–0
(5–4)

on penalties
Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
12
1991
Details
Havana, Cuba Flag of the United States.svg
United States
2–1
after extra time
Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
Flag of Cuba.svg
Cuba
1–0Flag of Honduras.svg
Honduras
8
1995
Details
Mar del Plata, Argentina Flag of Argentina.svg
Argentina
0–0
(5–4)

on penalties
Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
Flag of Colombia.svg
Colombia
3–0Flag of Honduras.svg
Honduras
12
1999
Details
Winnipeg, Canada Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
3–1Flag of Honduras.svg
Honduras
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
2–1Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
10
2003
Details
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Flag of Argentina.svg
Argentina
1–0Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
0–0
(5–4)
on penalties
Flag of Colombia.svg
Colombia
8
2007
Details
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Flag of Ecuador.svg
Ecuador
2–1Flag of Jamaica.svg
Jamaica
Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
1–0Flag of Bolivia (state).svg
Bolivia
12
2011
Details
Guadalajara, Mexico Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
1–0Flag of Argentina.svg
Argentina
Flag of Uruguay.svg
Uruguay
2–1Flag of Costa Rica.svg
Costa Rica
8
2015
Details
Toronto, Canada Flag of Uruguay.svg
Uruguay
1–0Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
3–1
after extra time
Flag of Panama.svg
Panama
8
2019
Details
Lima, Peru

* Under-23 tournament since 1999.

The tournament was played in league format from 1951 to 1963, neither final nor bronze medal match hosted. Another format was used in 1971, this time the tournament was played in group format in early stages, but played in league format for final stages. The 1983 tournament saw only 3 teams played in the final group stages, with the first and final time the tournament did not have the fourth place team.

Medal table

TeamGoldSilverBronzeFourth Place
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 6 (1951*, 1955, 1959, 1971, 1995*, 2003)2 (1963, 2011)3 (1975, 1979, 1987)
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 4 (1967, 1975*, 1999, 2011*)4 (1955*, 1991, 1995, 2015)2 (2003, 2007)1 (1987)
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 4 (1963*, 1975, 1979, 1987)2 (1959, 2003)2 (1983, 2015)
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 2 (1983, 2015)1 (2011)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1 (1991)2 (1959*, 1999)1 (1963)
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 1 (2007)
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 1 (1987)2 (1951, 1963)
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 1 (1979)2 (1971, 1991*)
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 1 (1971*)1 (1995)1 (2003)
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 1 (1951)3 (1975, 1979, 2011)
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras 1 (1999)2 (1991, 1995)
Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda 1 (1967)
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 1 (1983)
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 1 (2007)
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 1 (1967)1 (1971)
Flag of the Netherlands Antilles.svg  Netherlands Antilles 1 (1955)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 2 (1967*, 1999*)
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay 1 (1951)
Flag of Venezuela (state).svg  Venezuela 1 (1955)
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti 1 (1959)
Flag of Bolivia (state).svg  Bolivia 1 (2007)
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama 1 (2015)

* = host

Participating nations

Teams participate with their U-22 squads. In some cases such as in 1951 (for Venezuela and Costa Rica) some countries sent their full squad (including players over the age of 22). [1]

Nation 1951 1955 1959 1963 1967 1971 1975 1979 1983 1987 1991 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015 2019 Years
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Gold medal icon.svgGold medal icon.svgGold medal icon.svgSilver medal icon.svg5Gold medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svg9Bronze medal icon.svgGold medal icon.svgGold medal icon.svg9Silver medal icon.svgQ14
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas 91
Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda Silver medal icon.svg1088115
Flag of Bolivia (state).svg  Bolivia 642
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Silver medal icon.svgGold medal icon.svgGold medal icon.svgGold medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svgGold medal icon.svg5Silver medal icon.svg56Bronze medal icon.svg11
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 457117477
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Bronze medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svg4Silver medal icon.svg85
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 8Silver medal icon.svg10Bronze medal icon.svg466
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Silver medal icon.svg544661048
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 77Bronze medal icon.svg5Silver medal icon.svg78Bronze medal icon.svg86811
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic 12983
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 9Gold medal icon.svg7Q3
Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador 972
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 7Silver medal icon.svg5775
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti 485114
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras 44Silver medal icon.svg7Q5
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 11125Silver medal icon.svgQ4
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Silver medal icon.svg6Gold medal icon.svg7Gold medal icon.svg54Silver medal icon.svgSilver medal icon.svgGold medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svgGold medal icon.svgSilver medal icon.svgQ15
Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua 1382
Flag of the Netherlands Antilles.svg  Netherlands Antilles Bronze medal icon.svg1
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama 4Q1
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay 497555
Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru 6Q1
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico 51
Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname 61
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago Bronze medal icon.svg4812109588
Flag of the United States.svg  United States Bronze medal icon.svg566116106Gold medal icon.svg12Bronze medal icon.svg811
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 410Gold medal icon.svg10Bronze medal icon.svgGold medal icon.svgQ6
Flag of Venezuela (state).svg  Venezuela 446124
Nations5 4 7 5 8 12 13 9 10 12 8 12 10 8 12 8 8 8

Women's tournament

Summaries

YearHostFinalThird Place MatchParticipants
Gold MedalScoreSilver MedalBronze MedalScoreFourth Place
1999
Details
Winnipeg, Canada Flag of the United States.svg
United States
1–0Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
Flag of Costa Rica.svg
Costa Rica
1–1
(4–3)
on penalties
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
5
2003
Details
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
2–1
after extra time
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
4–1Flag of Argentina.svg
Argentina
6
2007
Details
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
5–0Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
2–1Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
10
2011
Details
Guadalajara, Mexico Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
1–1
(4–3)
on penalties
Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
1–0
after extra time
Flag of Colombia.svg
Colombia
8
2015
Details
Toronto, Canada Flag of Brazil.svg
Brazil
4–0Flag of Colombia.svg
Colombia
Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
2–1Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
8
2019
Details
Lima, Peru

Medal table

TeamGoldSilverBronzeFourth Place
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 3 (2003, 2007*, 2015)1 (2011)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 1 (2011)1 (2003)1 (2007)2 (1999*, 2015)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1 (1999)1 (2007)
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 1 (1999)3 (2003, 2011*, 2015)1 (2007)
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 1 (2015)1 (2011)
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 1 (1999)
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 1 (2003)

* = host

Participating nations

Nation 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015 2019 Years
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 4578Q5
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Gold medal icon.svgGold medal icon.svgSilver medal icon.svgGold medal icon.svg4
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 4Silver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svgGold medal icon.svg45
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 51
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 4Silver medal icon.svgQ3
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Bronze medal icon.svg565Q5
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 762
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti 61
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 6Q2
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Silver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svg4Bronze medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svgQ6
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama 8Q2
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay 10Q2
Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru Q1
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 5873
Flag of the United States.svg  United States Gold medal icon.svgSilver medal icon.svg2
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 91
Nations5 6 10 8 88

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