The Copa America 2021 has concluded with the grand final between Brazil and Argentina. The tournament, also known as Conmebol Copa America, is the main men’s soccer championship for South American national teams part of Conmebol. It is the oldest international soccer competition (still running) in the world. The first edition was played in 1916 and until 1975 was known as South American Championship.
The competition has changed its format through the years. Since the 1990s, the tournament has featured 12 teams, the 10 Conmebol teams and two additional teams from other confederations. Usually, from North America and Asia.
However, this year, due to the sanitary situation, the tournament didn’t have guest teams from other confederations. For now, the Copa America hasn't been won by a country outside South America. Eight of the ten Conmebol national teams have won the trophy at least once.
Copa America 2021: List by year of past winners
Since the inauguration of the tournament in 1916, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru and Chile have won the trophy at least one time. Only Venezuela and Ecuador haven’t won yet.
Uruguay and Argentina are the national teams with the most trophies, having won the tournament 15 times each. La Albiceleste tied La Celeste by beating Brazil in the 2021 final. See here, the list of Copa America all time winners: