Governing body of association football in South America

The South American Football Confederation ( CONMEBOL, , or CSF ; spanish : Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol ; [ a ] portuguese : Confederação Sul-Americana de Futebol [ boron ] ) is the continental governing soundbox of football in South America ( apart from Guyana, Suriname, and french Guiana ), and it is one of FIFA ‘s six continental confederations. The oldest continental alliance in the world, its headquarters are located in Luque, Paraguay, near Asunción. CONMEBOL is responsible for the arrangement and government of south american football ‘s major external tournaments. With 10 member football associations, it has the fewest members of all the confederations in FIFA. CONMEBOL home teams have won nine FIFA World Cups ( Brazil five, Uruguay two, and Argentina two ), and CONMEBOL clubs have won 22 Intercontinental Cups and four FIFA Club World Cups. Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay have won two Olympic gold medals each. It is considered one of the strongest confederations in the populace.

The World Cup qualifiers of CONMEBOL have been described as the “ toughest qualifiers in the world ” for their dim-witted round-robin system, entrance of some of the clear national teams in the worldly concern, level of the weaker home teams, climate conditions, geographic conditions, impregnable home plate stands, and passionate supporters. [ 3 ] [ 4 ] Juan Ángel Napout ( Paraguay ) was the president of CONMEBOL until 3 December 2015 when he was arrested in a raid in Switzerland as part of the U.S. Justice Department ‘s bribery subject involving FIFA. Wilmar Valdez ( Uruguay ) was interim president of the united states until 26 January 2016 when Alejandro Domínguez ( Paraguay ) was elected president of the united states. The Vice presidents are Ramón Jesurum ( Colombia ), Laureano González ( Venezuela ), and Arturo Salah ( Chile ) .

history [edit ]

In 1916, the first version of the “ Campeonato Sudamericano de Fútbol ” ( South-American Football Championship ), now known as the “ Copa América “, was contested in Argentina to commemorate the centennial of the Argentine Declaration of Independence. The four participating associations of that tournament gathered together in Buenos Aires in order to officially create a governing torso to facilitate the organization of the tournament. thus, CONMEBOL was founded on 9 July 1916 under the inaugural of Uruguayan Héctor Rivadavia Gómez, but approved by the football associations of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay. The first Constitutional Congress on 15 December of that like year, which took plaza in Montevideo, ratified the decision. Over the years, the other football associations in South America joined, with the last being Venezuela in 1952. Guyana, Suriname, and the french overseas department of French Guiana, while geographically in South America, are not character of CONMEBOL. Consisting of a french district, a erstwhile british district, and a erstwhile Dutch territory, they are region of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football ( CONCACAF ), chiefly due to diachronic, cultural, and sporting reasons. With ten-spot penis nations, CONMEBOL is the smallest and the alone amply continental land-based FIFA alliance ( no insular countries or associates from different continents ) .

leadership [edit ]

Executive committee [edit ]

As of 14 September 2021

past presidents [edit ]

  1. ^ Interim – 2 months .

Members [edit ]

Countries that are members of CONMEBOL
There are autonomous states or dependencies in South America which are not affiliated with CONMEBOL but are members of other confederations or do not have affiliation with any early confederations at all .

  • As Falkland Islanders are British citizens born overseas, they are entitled to declare for any of the four Home nations. They may choose to represent Argentina aswell.

Competitions [edit ]

CONMEBOL competitions [edit ]

International [edit ]

The chief competition for men ‘s national teams is the Copa América, which started in 1916. The Copa America is the only continental contest in which teams from a wholly different continent and confederation can be invited to participate. CONMEBOL normally selects and invites a couple of teams from the AFC [ 9 ] or CONCACAF [ 10 ] to participate in the Copa America. Japan and Qatar were invited to participate in the 2019 version of the Copa America. [ 11 ] CONMEBOL besides runs national competitions at Under-20, Under-17 and Under-15 levels. For women ‘s national teams, CONMEBOL operates the Copa América Femenina for senior national sides, vitamin a well as Under-20 and Under-17 championships. In futsal, there is the Copa América de Futsal and Campeonato Sudamericano de Futsal Sub-20. The Campeonato Sudamericano Femenino de Futsal is the women ‘s equivalent to the men ‘s tournament .

golf club [edit ]

CONMEBOL besides runs the two main club competitions in South America : the Copa Libertadores was first gear held in 1960 and the Copa Sudamericana was launched by CONMEBOL in 2002 as an collateral successor to the Supercopa Libertadores ( begun in 1988 ). A third rival, the Copa CONMEBOL, started in 1992 and was abolished in 1999. In women ‘s football, CONMEBOL besides conducts the Copa Libertadores Femenina for club teams. The rival was first held in 2009. The Recopa Sudamericana is an annual meet between the past class ‘s winners of the Copa Libertadores and the winners of the Copa Sudamericana ( previously the winners of the Supercopa Libertadores ) and came into being in 1989. The Intercontinental Cup was jointly organised with UEFA between the Copa Libertadores and the UEFA Champions League winners .

stream title holders [edit ]

FIFA World Rankings [edit ]

overview [edit ]

FIFA Men’s Rankings (as of 23 December 2021)[12]
CONMEBOL* FIFA +/- National Team Points
1 2 Steady  Brazil 1826.35
2 5 Steady  Argentina 1750.51
3 16 Steady  Colombia 1607.15
4 17 Steady  Uruguay 1596.66
5 22 Steady  Peru 1551.15
6 24 Steady  Chile 1543.42
7 43 Steady  Paraguay 1454.52
8 46 Steady  Ecuador 1448.27
9 59 Steady  Venezuela 1409.14
10 77 Steady  Bolivia 1324.21
*Local rankings based on FIFA ranking points
FIFA Women’s Rankings (as of 10 December 2021)[13]
CONMEBOL* FIFA +/- National Team Points
1 7 Steady  Brazil 1976.86
2 26 Steady  Colombia 1709.25
3 34 Increase 1  Argentina 1640.32
4 37 Steady  Chile 1622.4
5 50 Steady  Paraguay 1487.29
6 52 Increase 4  Venezuela 1448.04
7 66 Decrease 1  Ecuador 1377.38
8 67 Decrease 1  Peru 1377.1
9 71 Increase 2  Uruguay 1357.84
10 93 Decrease 2  Bolivia 1239.09
*Local rankings based on FIFA ranking points

historic leaders [edit ]


team of the year [edit ]

Teams ranking in the top four – Men’s[12]
Year First Second Third Fourth
1993  Brazil  Argentina  Uruguay  Colombia
1994  Brazil  Argentina  Colombia  Uruguay
1995  Brazil  Argentina  Colombia  Uruguay
1996  Brazil  Colombia  Argentina  Chile
1997  Brazil  Colombia  Chile  Argentina
1998  Brazil  Argentina  Chile  Paraguay
1999  Brazil  Argentina  Paraguay  Chile
2000  Brazil  Argentina  Paraguay  Colombia
2001  Argentina  Brazil  Colombia  Paraguay
2002  Brazil  Argentina  Paraguay  Uruguay
2003  Brazil  Argentina  Uruguay  Paraguay
2004  Brazil  Argentina  Uruguay  Colombia
2005  Brazil  Argentina  Uruguay  Colombia
2006  Brazil  Argentina  Uruguay  Ecuador
2007  Argentina  Brazil  Colombia  Paraguay
2008  Brazil  Argentina  Paraguay  Uruguay
2009  Brazil  Argentina  Chile  Uruguay
2010  Brazil  Argentina  Uruguay  Chile
2011  Uruguay  Brazil  Argentina  Chile
2012  Argentina  Colombia  Ecuador  Uruguay
2013  Argentina  Colombia  Uruguay  Brazil
2014  Argentina  Colombia  Brazil  Uruguay
2015  Argentina  Chile  Brazil  Colombia
2016  Argentina  Brazil  Chile  Colombia
2017  Brazil  Argentina  Chile  Peru
2018  Brazil  Uruguay  Argentina  Colombia
2019  Brazil  Uruguay  Argentina  Colombia
2020  Brazil  Argentina  Uruguay  Colombia
Teams ranking in the top four – Women’s[13]
Year First Second Third Fourth
2003  Brazil  Colombia  Argentina  Peru
2004  Brazil  Colombia  Argentina  Peru
2005  Brazil  Peru  Argentina  Colombia
2006  Brazil  Argentina  Peru  Colombia
2007  Brazil  Argentina  Peru  Colombia
2008  Brazil  Argentina  Ecuador  Paraguay
2009  Brazil  Argentina  Colombia  Peru
2010  Brazil  Argentina  Colombia  Chile
2011  Brazil  Colombia  Argentina  Chile
2012  Brazil  Colombia  Argentina  Chile
2013  Brazil  Colombia  Uruguay  
2014  Brazil  Colombia  Argentina  Chile
2015  Brazil  Colombia  Argentina  Chile
2016  Brazil  Colombia  Venezuela  
2017  Brazil  Colombia  Argentina  Chile
2018  Brazil  Colombia  Argentina  Chile
2019  Brazil  Colombia  Argentina  Chile
2020  Brazil  Colombia  Argentina  Chile

other rankings [edit ]

Clubs [edit ]

survive updated : 5 April 2020 [ 14 ]

IFFHS [edit ]

final updated on : 12 March 2019 – [ 1 ]

Beach soccer national teams [edit ]

Men’s national teams
BSWW Rankings
Rank Nation Points
1  Brazil 3613
8  Paraguay 1467
18  Ecuador 710
23  Argentina 571
28  Chile 511
30  Uruguay 494
35  Peru 378
36  Venezuela 364
40  Colombia 276
44  Bolivia 228

world ‘s update : 23 September 2018 [ 15 ]

major tournament records [edit ]

  • 1st – Champion
  • 2nd – Runner-up
  • 3rd – Third place[16]
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • R16 – Round of 16 (since 1986: knockout round of 16)
  • R2 – Second round (for the 1974, 1978, and 1982 tournaments, which had two group stages)
  • GS – Group stage (in the 1950, 1974, 1978, and 1982 tournaments, which had two group stages, this refers to the first group stage)
  • 1S – First Knockout Stage (1934–1938 Single-elimination tournament)
  • Q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •  – Did not qualify
  •  – Did not enter / Withdrew / Banned
  •  – Hosts

For each tournament, the flag of the horde country and the number of teams in each finals tournament ( in brackets ) are shown .

FIFA World Cup [edit ]

FIFA Women ‘s World Cup [edit ]

Olympic Games For Men [edit ]

Olympic Games For Women [edit ]

Copa América [edit ]

Copa América Femenina [edit ]

Copa América Femenina record
(Total 10 teams)
 Argentina 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 4th 4th 3rd 7
 Bolivia 5th GS GS GS GS GS GS 7
 Brazil 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 8
 Chile 2nd 3rd GS GS GS 3rd GS 2nd 8
 Colombia GS 3rd GS 2nd 2nd 4th 6
 Ecuador 4th 4th GS GS GS 3rd GS 7
 Paraguay GS GS 4th GS GS GS 6
 Peru 3rd 4th GS GS GS GS 6
 Uruguay GS GS 3rd GS GS GS 6
 Venezuela 3rd GS GS GS GS GS GS 7

FIFA U-20 World Cup [edit ]

FIFA U-20 Women ‘s World Cup [edit ]

FIFA U-17 World Cup [edit ]

    • Note 1: Original hosts Peru were stripped of the right to host the 2019 event in February 2019.[17]

FIFA U-17 Women ‘s World Cup [edit ]

FIFA Futsal World Cup [edit ]

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup [edit ]

erstwhile tournaments [edit ]

FIFA Confederations Cup [edit ]

corruptness [edit ]

On 27 May 2015, several CONMEBOL leaders were arrested in Zürich, Switzerland by Swiss police and indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice on charges of corruptness, money launder, and racketeer. [ 18 ] Those swept up in the operation include former CONMEBOL presidents Eugenio Figueredo and Nicolás Léoz and respective football federations presidents such as Carlos Chávez and Sergio Jadue. On 3 December 2015, the CONMEBOL President Juan Ángel Napout was besides arrested. [ 19 ]

See besides [edit ]

Notes [edit ]

References [edit ]