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.