10 Amazing Copa America Records You Never Knew

10 Amazing Copa America Records You Never Knew

The Copa América is one of the most prestigious international football tournaments in the world, and it has a rich history of records and feats. From the fastest goal to the most titles won by a single player, there are many amazing Copa América records that you may not know about.

In this article, we will take a look at 10 of the most amazing Copa América records. Some of these records are well-known, while others are more obscure. But all of them are sure to impress you.

So, if you are a fan of football or the Copa América, then this article is for you. Read on to learn about 10 amazing Copa América records that you never knew.

Copa America Records and Feats

The Copa America is one of the most popular and prestigious international football tournaments in the world and has a rich history of records and feats. Here are some of the most notable:

RecordPlayer/TeamDetails
Most championships wonUruguay15 titles
All-time highest goal scorerZizinho (Brazil) and Norberto Méndez (Argentina)17 goals each
Most appearancesUruguay45 appearances
Fastest goalKily González (Argentina)68 seconds in 1999
Most matches playedSergio Livingstone (Chile) and Zizinho (Brazil)34 appearances each
Most titles won by a single playerÁngel Romano (Uruguay)6 titles
Fastest hat-trickJosé Manuel Moreno (Argentina)10 minutes in 1942
Fastest hat-trick by a substituteLionel Messi (Argentina)19 minutes in 2016

1. Oldest international tournament

 The Copa America was first held in 1916, making it the oldest international football tournament in existence.

2. Most championships won

 Uruguay has won the Copa America a record 15 times, most recently in 2011.

3. All-time highest goal scorer

 Zizinho of Brazil and Norberto Méndez of Argentina are the joint all-time leading scorers in Copa America history, with 17 goals each.

4. Most appearances

 Uruguay has appeared in the Copa America a record 45 times.

5. Fastest goal

 The fastest goal in Copa America history was scored by Kily González of Argentina in 1999, just 68 seconds after the start of the match against Uruguay.

6. Most matches played

 Sergio Livingstone of Chile and Zizinho of Brazil are the joint record holders for most matches played in Copa America history, with 34 appearances each.

7. Most titles won by a single player

 Ángel Romano of Uruguay has won the Copa America a record six times.

8. Fastest hat-trick

 The fastest hat-trick in Copa America history was scored by José Manuel Moreno of Argentina in just 10 minutes against Ecuador in 1942.

9. Fastest hat-trick by a substitute

 Lionel Messi of Argentina scored the fastest hat-trick by a substitute in Copa America history in 2016, netting three times in 19 minutes after coming on against Panama in a group stage match.

10. First Winners

Uruguay is the inaugural Copa América champion, winning the first tournament in 1916. They topped their group with 5 points, ahead of rivals Brazil, Argentina, and Chile.

In addition to these individual records, there are also a number of team records associated with the Copa America. For example, Argentina holds the record for most goals scored in a single match, with 12 goals scored against Ecuador in 1942. Uruguay holds the record for most consecutive wins, with six consecutive victories between 1945 and 1947.

Final Words

The Copa America is a truly unique tournament, and its rich history is full of records and feats that have been set by some of the greatest players and teams in the world. As the 2024 Copa America approaches, it will be interesting to see if any new records are set or if any existing records are broken.

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