Over the years: Interesting trivia on the Copa America

Jul 03, 2015, 11:31 IST | A Correspondent

As we brace ourselves for the Copa America 2015 final between Argentina and hosts Chile tomorrow, here are some interesting facts and information about the tournament.

>> Copa America was earlier known as South American Football Championship. It was founded in 1916, which is 99 years ago.

>> The Copa America official name was acquired in 1975.

>> Uruguay is the most successful team at Copa America with a record 15 titles to their name. They are also the defending champions.

>> Argentina has hosted the tournament a record nine times.

>> Argentina has recorded the most wins in all with 111.

>> Jamaica has never scored a single goal in the tournament ever.

>> Argentina has a record of most consecutive championships winning it in 1945, 1946 and 1947.

>> Norbeto Mendez from Argentina and Zizinho from Brazil are the joint leading goal scorers at Copa America with 17 goals.

>> Argentina’s 12-0 victory over Ecuador in 1942 is the biggest margin victory.

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