Over the years: Interesting trivia on the Copa America
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.