Getting started with the Copa America

Whether you’re a seasoned developer or just dipping your toes into the world of sports data, our step-by-step instructions will ensure you’re equipped to harness the power of Copa America data like never before. While we assume you’re familiar with the Copa America, let’s quickly refresh our memory on what makes this tournament so unique and why integrating it into your application is a must.

Copa America Historic facts

The South American association of FIFA has organised the Copa America since 1916. Countries such as Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil participate in the Copa. Argentina and Uruguay are the record champions with 15 titles, while Brazil is the number three with nine titles. Argentina is the reigning champion because they won in 2021. 

Since 1993, the ten CONMEBOL countries have invited two countries outside South America to participate in the Copa America. Mexico is the country that gets asked the most. They have been invited ten times. Costa Rica, with five participations, is in second place, while the United States is in third place with four. Never has an invited country won the Copa America. The United States was the host of Copa America (2016).  (The Guardian)


The Copa America final of 2021 was a fight between Brazil and Argentina. In the end, Argentina won Copa America 2021. Lionel Messi finally claimed the Copa America and added it to his Trophy Room. It was Messi’s Copa America, even though Neymar was also on fire during this tournament.