|Founded||July 9, 1916|
|Association headquarters||Luque , Paraguay|
|Secretary General||Alejandro Marón|
|Members||10 national associations|
The CONMEBOL ( Portuguese Confederação Sul-Americana de Futebol , Spanish Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol , German: South American Football Confederation ) is the continental federation of the national football associations of South America . It was founded on July 9, 1916. The association is based in Luque in Paraguay . The abbreviation was originally used in telegraphic communication ( CON federación suda ME ricana de fút BOL ). The common languages are Portuguese and Spanish.
The association has organized the South American football championship for national teams, known as the Copa América , since 1916 . The rhythm of the event changed frequently; since 2007 the Copa America has been scheduled to take place every four years. Since 1991 there has also been a competition for women's national teams with the South American Women's Football Championship (Copa América Femenina). The Copa Libertadores has been held every year for club teams since 1960 , the South American counterpart to the European Cup and the UEFA Champions League .
As by far the oldest continental association, CONMEBOL was founded on July 9, 1916 by the founding members Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay as part of the first recognized Copa America on the initiative of Héctor Rivadavia , who had been campaigning for an association for some time . The founding date was exactly the 100th anniversary of the independence of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata , today's Argentina, for the celebrations of which the tournament took place.
Ten regional associations have belonged to the association since 1952. In terms of the number of member associations, CONMEBOL is the smallest of the six continental associations of the world football association FIFA and therefore invites two visiting teams to the Copa America nowadays in order to enable the teams to be divided into three groups of four.
|Argentina||Asociación del Fútbol Argentino||1893||1916|
|Bolivia||Federación Boliviana de Fútbol||1925||1926|
|Brazil||Confederação Brasileira de Futebol||1914||1916|
|Chile||Federación de Fútbol de Chile||1895||1916|
|Ecuador||Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol||1925||1927|
|Colombia||Federación Colombiana de Fútbol||1924||1936|
|Paraguay||Asociación Paraguaya de Fútbol||1906||1921|
|Peru||Federación Peruana de Fútbol||1922||1925|
|Uruguay||Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol||1899||1916|
|Venezuela||Federación Venezolana de Fútbol||1926||1952|
- 1916–1936 Héctor Rivadavia Gómez
- 1936-1939 Luis O. Salesi
- 1939–1955 Luis Valenzuela Hermosilla
- 1955–1957 Carlos Dittborn Pinto
- 1957-1959 José Ramos de Freitas
- 1959–1961 Fermín Sorhueta
- 1961-1966 Raul H. Colombo
- 1966–1986 Teófilo Salinas Fuller
- 1986-2013 Nicolás Leoz
- 2013-2014 Eugenio Figueredo
- 2014–2015 Juan Ángel Napout
- 2016– Alejandro Domínguez
World Cup participants from South America
- Football World Cup 1930 : Argentina , Bolivia , Brazil , Chile , Paraguay , Peru , Uruguay
- Football World Cup 1934 : Argentina, Brazil
- Football World Cup 1938 : Brazil
- Football World Cup 1950 : Bolivia, Brazil , Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay
- Football World Cup 1954 : Brazil, Uruguay
- Football World Cup 1958 : Argentina, Brazil , Paraguay
- Football World Cup 1962 : Argentina, Brazil , Chile , Colombia , Uruguay,
- Football World Cup 1966 : Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay
- Football World Cup 1970 : Brazil , Peru, Uruguay
- Football World Cup 1974 : Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay,
- Football World Cup 1978 : Argentina , Brazil, Peru
- Football World Cup 1982 : Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru
- Football World Cup 1986 : Argentina , Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay
- Football World Cup 1990 : Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay
- Football World Cup 1994 : Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil , Colombia
- Football World Cup 1998 : Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay
- Football World Cup 2002 : Argentina, Brazil , Ecuador , Paraguay, Uruguay
- Football World Cup 2006 : Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay
- Soccer World Cup 2010 : Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay
- Football World Cup 2014 : Argentina, Brazil , Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Uruguay
- Football World Cup 2018 : Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay
So far, three members have won the world title nine times, namely five times in Brazil (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002) and twice each in Uruguay (1930, 1950) and Argentina (1978, 1986). The Venezuelan association is the only one that has not yet made it to the finals.
- Notes: World champions are in bold, hosts in italics.
- Football Women's World Cup 1991 : Brazil
- Soccer World Cup 1995 : Brazil
- Football Women's World Cup 1999 : Brazil
- Football Women's World Cup 2003 : Argentina , Brazil
- Football Women's World Cup 2007 : Argentina, Brazil
- Soccer World Cup 2011 : Brazil, Colombia
- Football Women's World Cup 2015 : Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador
- Soccer World Cup 2019 : Argentina, Brazil, Chile
No member association of CONMEBOL has ever won a women's world championship title. The best result of a South American women's national team so far was the Brazilian team's second place in 2007.
Club world champion from South America
The following South American teams won the FIFA Club World Cup:
- 2000: Corinthians São Paulo (Brazil)
- 2005: São Paulo FC (Brazil)
- 2006: SC Internacional (Brazil)
- 2012: Corinthians São Paulo (Brazil)
For national teams
- Copa America
- South American Women's Football Championship
- U-20 South American Football Championship
- U-17 South American Football Championship
- U-15 South American Football Championship
- Women's U-20 South American Football Championship
- Women's U-17 South American Football Championship
- Futsal South American Championship
- Campeonato Sudamericano Femenino de Futsal
- Campeonato Sudamericano de Futsal Sub-20
For club teams
- Copa Libertadores
- Copa Libertadores Femenina
- Copa Libertadores Sub-20
- Copa Sudamericana , held since 2002 as the successor to the competitions
- Recopa Sudamericana
- Sudamericano de Clubes de Futsal
Against the background of the investigation into the corruption affair in FIFA , the Senate of Paraguay voted on June 11, 2015 to lift the immunity that had existed until then for senior officials of the association. The Paraguayan House of Commons had also passed a corresponding resolution the previous week. President Horacio Cartes also supported the project. Nicolás Leoz , who was president of the association for almost 30 years until 2013, was already under house arrest at that time .
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- Rogério Caboclo asumió la presidencia de la CBF. In: conmebol.com. CONMEBOL, April 9, 2019, accessed May 26, 2019 (Spanish).
- Eugenio Figueredo will attend the tribute to Héctor Rivadavia Gómez. In: conmebol.com. CONMEBOL, May 11, 2013, archived from the original on July 27, 2016 ; accessed on July 27, 2016 (English).
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