Monday, 25 July 2011

0 Uruguay beat Paraguay 3-0 to win their 15th Copa America title

Uruguay have been crowned kings of Copa America after successful winning their 15th Copa America title. Currently Uruguay is the most successful national team in Copa America history. They have been progressive improving after finishing fourth in 2010 world cup. Before the final game, Uruguay tied with Argentina both with 14 South American championship titles, other countries are way behind to reach this Copa America record. Uruguay as champions, will represent South America in Confederations Cup.

Luiz Suarez was on score sheet again today to add his goal tally to 4 but he didn't score enough to equal Paolo Guerrero 5 goals. José Paolo Guerrero who secured a top scorer of the tournament Golden boot award after hat-trick he bagged against Venezuela. Luiz Suarez achievement was rewarded by being selected the best player of the tournament, Golden ball award.
Copa America Top scorers
José Paolo Guerrero Peru 5
Luis Suárez Uruguay 4
Sergio Agüero Argentina 3
Álvaro Pereira Uruguay 2
Radamel Falcao Garcia Colombia 2
Alexandre Pato Brazil 2
Neymar Santos Brazil 2
Felipe Caicedo Ecuador 2
Diego Forlan, 2010 world cup best player; scored two goals in the final have added a rare superb piece in history of Uruguay and Copa America. He said "This title means a lot to me because my grandfather won, my father won and now I won. Three generations who led this tournament, Forlan will be the last name in the history"
Uruguay 1-0 Paraguay (Suarez, 12 min)
Uruguay 2-0 Paraguay (Forlan, 42 min)
Uruguay 2-0 Paraguay (Forlan, 90 min)

Tournament awards
Paolo Guerrero is the top scorer Santander 2011 Copa America
Luis Suarez is the Best Player LG Copa America 2011
Sebastian Coates receives the Trophy Claro - Best Young Player of the Copa America
Justo Villar is the best goalkeeper Petrobras of the Copa America
Pictures credit to Copa America website
Final Teams
Uruguay: Muslera; Maxi Pereira, Luganno, Coates, Caceres; Gonzalez, Perez, Arevalo Riosm, Alvaro Pereira; Forlan, Suarez. Subs: Castillo, Silva, Godin, Gargano, Rodriguez, Eguren, Lodeiro, Abreu, Hernandez, Scotti, Cavani.

Paraguay: Villar; Piris, Da Silva, Veron, Marecos; Riveros, Ortigoza, Caceres, Vera; Valdez, Zeballos. Subs: Diego Barreto, Fernandez, Alcaraz, Caceres, Edgar Barreto, Martinez, Barrios, Estigarribia, Perez.

Copa America Champion and runner-up since 1916
Year Champion Runner-up Score Host Country
2011 Uruguay Paraguay 3-0 Argentina
2007 Brazil Argentina 3-0 Venezuela
2004
Brazil
Argentina
2-2   (4-2) Peru
2001
Colombia
Mexico
1-0
Colombia
1999
Brazil
Uruguay
3-0
Paraguay
1997
Brazil
Bolivia
3-1
Bolivia
1995
Uruguay
Brazil
1-1  (5-3)
Uruguay
1993
Argentina
Mexico
2-1
Ecuador
1991
Argentina
Brazil
2-0
Chile
1989
Brazil
Uruguay
 1-0 Brazil
1987
Uruguay
Chile
1-0
Argentina
1983
Uruguay
Brazil
1-1 (2-0)
Home, Away
1979
Paraguay
Chile
3-0  (0-0)
Home, Away
1975
Peru
Colombia
1-0
Home, Away
1967
Uruguay
Argentina
 1-0
Uruguay
1963
Bolivia
Paraguay
 2-0
Bolivia
1959*
Uruguay
Argentina
5-0
Ecuador
1959 Argentina Brazil 1-1  Argentina
1957
Argentina
Brazil
 3-0
Peru
1956 Uruguay
Chile
 2-1 Uruguay
1955
Argentina
Chile
 1-0
Chile
1953
Paraguay
Brazil
3-2
Peru
1949
Brazil
Paraguay
7-0
Brazil
1947
Argentina
Paraguay
 6-0
Ecuador
1946
Argentina
Brazil
 2-0
Argentina
1945
Argentina
Brazil
 3-1
Chile
1942
Uruguay
Argentina
 1-0
Uruguay
1941
Argentina
Uruguay
 1-0
Chile
1939
Peru
Uruguay
 2-1
Peru
1937
Argentina
Brazil
2-0
Argentina
1935
Uruguay
Argentina
 3-0
Peru
1929
Argentina
Paraguay
 4-1
Argentina
1927
Argentina
Uruguay
3-2 Peru
1926
Uruguay
Argentina
2-0 Chile
1925
Argentina
Brazil
2-2 Argentina
1924
Uruguay
Argentina
0-0 Uruguay
1923
Uruguay
Argentina
2-0 Uruguay
1922
Brazil
Paraguay
3-0
Brazil
1921
Argentina
Brazil
 1-0
Argentina
1920
Uruguay
Argentina
 1-1
Chile
1919
Brazil
Uruguay
1-0
Brazil
1917
Uruguay
Argentina
1-0 Uruguay
1916
Uruguay
Argentina
1-1 Argentina

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