CONMEBOL


CONMEBOL
South American Football Confederation
Formation July 9, 1916
Type Federation of national associations
Headquarters Paraguay Luque, Paraguay
Membership 10 member associations
Official languages Spanish, Portuguese
Secretary General Eduardo de Luca
President Nicolás Leoz
Website www.CONMEBOL.com

The South American Football Confederation (Spanish: Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol; Portuguese: Confederação Sul-Americana de Futebol), commonly known as CONMEBOL (from CONfederación SudaMEricana de FútBOL), is the continental governing body of association football in South America and it is one of FIFA's six continental confederations. The oldest continental confederation in the world, its headquarters are located in Luque, Paraguay, and its current president is Nicolás Leoz. CONMEBOL is responsible for the organization and governance of South American football's major international tournaments. CONMEBOL national teams have won nine FIFA World Cups (Brazil 5, Argentina and Uruguay two trophies each), and CONMEBOL clubs have won 22 Intercontinental Cups and three FIFA Club World Cups. Argentina and Uruguay have also won two Olympic gold medals each. With 10 member football associations, it is the smallest confederation in FIFA.

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History

In 1916, the first edition of the Campeonato Sudamericano de Fútbol, now known as the Copa América, was disputed in Argentina to commemorate the centenary of the May Revolution. The four participating associations of that tournament gathered together in order to officially create a governing body to facilitate the organization of the tournament. Thus, CONMEBOL was founded on July 9, 1916, Argentine Independence Day, under the initiative of Uruguayan Héctor Rivadavia, but approved by the football associations of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay. The constitutional congress on December 15 of that same year 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 part of CONMEBOL. Consisting of a French territory, a former British territory, and a former Dutch territory, and located near the Caribbean Sea, they are part of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), mainly due to historical, cultural, and sporting reasons. At ten member nations, CONMEBOL is the smallest and the only fully continental land based FIFA confederation (no insular countries or associates from different continents).

Competitions

International

The main competition for men's national teams is the Copa América, started in 1916. CONMEBOL also runs national competitions at Under-20, Under-17 and Under-15 levels. For women's national teams, CONMEBOL operates the Campeonato Sudamericano Femenino for senior national sides as well as Campeonato Sudamericano Femenino Sub-20 and Campeonato Sudamericano Femenino Sub-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 man's tournament. The Preolímpico Sudamericano Sub-23 is now defunct.

Club

CONMEBOL also runs the two main club competitions in South America: the Copa Libertadores was first held in 1960, and was known as the Copa de Campeones until 1966; and the Copa Sudamericana was launched by CONMEBOL in 2002 as an indirect successor to the Supercopa Sudamericana (begun in 1988). A third competition, the Copa CONMEBOL, started in 1992 and was abolished in 1999. In women's football CONMEBOL also conducts the Copa Libertadores de Fútbol Femenino for club teams. The competition was first held in 2009.

The Recopa Sudamericana pits the past year's winners of the Copa Libertadores against the winners of the Copa Sudamericana (previously the winners of the Supercopa Sudamericana), and came into being in 1989.

The Intercontinental Cup was jointly organised with UEFA between the Copa Libertadores and the UEFA Champions League winners.

Members

Country Association Founded Joined National team Top division
 Argentina AFA 1893 1916 ARG (M, W) Primera División
 Bolivia FBF 1925 1926 BOL (M, W) Liga Profesional
 Brazil CBF 1914 1916 BRA (M, W) Série A
 Chile ANFP 1895 1916 CHI (M, W) Primera División
 Colombia FCF 1924 1936 COL (M, W) Primera A
 Ecuador FEF 1925 1927 ECU (M, W) Serie A
 Paraguay APF 1906 1921 PAR (M, W) División Profesional
 Peru FPF 1922 1925 PER (M, W) Primera División
 Uruguay AUF 1899 1916 URU (M, W) Primera División
 Venezuela FVF 1926 1952 VEN (M, W) Primera División

CONMEBOL competitions

National teams:

Defunct

Club:

Defunct

Performances at FIFA tournaments

Men's

World Cup Finals

Team Uruguay
1930
Italy
1934
France
1938
Brazil
1950
Switzerland
1954
Sweden
1958
Chile
1962
England
1966
Mexico
1970
West Germany
1974
Argentina
1978
Spain
1982
Mexico
1986
Italy
1990
United States
1994
France
1998
South Korea&Japan
2002
Germany
2006
South Africa
2010
Brazil
2014
Russia
2018
Qatar
2022
Total Appearances
 Argentina 2nd 1S GS GS QF R2 1st R2 1st 2nd R16 QF GS QF QF ? ? ? 15
 Bolivia GS GS GS ? ? ? 3
 Brazil GS 1S 3rd 2nd QF 1st 1st GS 1st 4th 3rd R2 QF R16 1st 2nd 1st QF QF ? ? ? 19
 Chile GS GS 3rd GS GS GS R16 R16 ? ? ? 8
 Colombia GS R16 GS GS ? ? ? 4
 Ecuador GS R16 ?  ? ? 2
 Paraguay GS GS GS R16 R16 R16 GS QF ? ? ? 8
 Peru GS QF R2 GS ? ? ? 4
 Uruguay 1st 1st 4th GS QF 4th GS R16 R16 GS 4th ? ? ? 11
 Venezuela ? ? ? 0
Combined CONMEBOL Appearances 7 2 1 5 2 3 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 4 5 ? TBD ? TBD ? TBD 74

Confederations Cup

Team Saudi Arabia
1992
Saudi Arabia
1995
Saudi Arabia
1997
Mexico
1999
South KoreaJapan
2001
France
2003
Germany
2005
South Africa
2009
Brazil
2013
Total
 Argentina 1st 2nd 2nd 3
 Bolivia GS 1
 Brazil 1st 2nd 4th GS 1st 1st 6
 Chile 0
 Colombia 4th 1
 Ecuador 0
 Paraguay 0
 Peru 0
 Uruguay 4th 1
 Venezuela 0

Women's

Women's World Cup Finals

The following table shows the CONMEBOL representatives at each edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, sorted by alphabetical order.

Team China
1991
Sweden
1995
United States
1999
United States
2003
China
2007
Germany
2011
Total
 Argentina GS GS 2
 Bolivia 0
 Brazil GS GS 3rd QF 2nd QF 6
 Chile 0
 Colombia GS 1
 Ecuador 0
 Paraguay 0
 Peru 0
 Uruguay 0
 Venezuela 0
Total 1 1 1 2 2 2 9
  • Q – Qualified for the 2011 Women's World Cup

CONMEBOL presidents

Headquarters of CONMEBOL in Luque, Paraguay
  • 1916–1936 Uruguay Héctor Rivadavia Gómez
  • 1936–1939 Argentina Luis O. Salesi
  • 1939–1955 Chile Luis Valenzuela Hermosilla
  • 1955–1957 Chile Carlos Dittborn Pinto
  • 1957–1959 Brazil José Ramos de Freitas
  • 1959–1961 Uruguay Fermín Sorhueta
  • 1961–1966 Argentina Raúl H. Colombo
  • 1966–1986 Peru Teófilo Salinas Fuller
  • 1986–0000 Paraguay Nicolás Léoz

Rankings

National teams

Men's

Zonal
Ranking
FIFA
Ranking
Country Points
1 4  Uruguay 1202
2 7  Brazil 1156
3 10  Argentina 1013
4 16  Chile 973
5 28  Paraguay 805
6 30  Colombia 804
7 32  Peru 707
8 40  Venezuela 648
9 52  Ecuador 478
10 115  Bolivia 398

Last updated on: OCT 24, 2011 – Current Standings

Women's

Zonal
Ranking
FIFA
Ranking
Country Points
1 3  Brazil 2098
2 31  Colombia 1621
3 33  Argentina 1616
4 44  Chile 1526
5 50  Ecuador 1484
6 52  Peru 1450
7 56  Paraguay 1430
8 69  Uruguay 1348
9 72  Venezuela 1338
10 88  Bolivia 1236

Last updated on: March 25, 2011 – Current Standings

Clubs

CONMEBOL

CONMEBOL
Ranking
Club Points
1 Brazil Internacional 556.12
2 Ecuador LDU Quito 527.82
3 Argentina Estudiantes 461.92
4 Brazil Santos 297.08
5 Brazil Cruzeiro 297.4
6 Paraguay Libertad 276.53
7 Argentina Vélez Sársfield 267.34
8 Argentina Independiente 232.56
9 Brazil São Paulo 227.68
10 Argentina Boca Juniors 220.16

Last updated on: September 27, 2011 – Current Standings

IFFHS

Zonal
Ranking
IFFHS
Ranking
Club Points
1 8 Argentina Vélez Sársfield 239.0
2 9 Brazil Santos 236.0
3 12 Brazil Internacional 218.0
4 18 Paraguay Cerro Porteño 203.0
5 19 Ecuador LDU Quito 202.5
6 26 Chile Universidad Católica 194.0
7 27 Colombia Deportes Tolima 193.5
8 29 Uruguay Peñarol 189.5
9 30 Brazil Cruzeiro 189.0
10 32 Argentina Independiente 188.0

Last updated on: June 30, 2011 – Current Standings

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