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Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol
Confederação Sul-Americana de Futebol
South American Football Confederation
Formation 9 July 1916
Type Sports organization
Headquarters Luque, Gran Asunción, Paraguay
Membership 10 member associations
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), known by the acronym CONMEBOL or CSF, is the governing body of football (soccer) in most of South America and is one of FIFA's six continental confederations.

CONMEBOL was founded in 1916 under the initiative of Uruguayan Héctor Rivadavia Gómez, but approved by the football associations of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay. 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. These three territories are part of CONCACAF, mainly due to historical, cultural, and sporting reasons. At ten member nations, CONMEBOL is the smallest FIFA confederation.

CONMEBOL is one of the two dominant confederations in FIFA, along with UEFA. CONMEBOL teams have won nine of the eighteen FIFA World Cup tournaments, while only having hosted the tournament four times. CONMEBOL is also the only confederation in FIFA to have won the World Cup outside its own continent and on every single continent that the tournament has been hosted (mainly due to Brazil), whereas a European team has never been able to win the tournament outside of the European continent. Two of the top seven teams in the FIFA World Rankings are CONMEBOL members (Brazil and Argentina). CONMEBOL is the only confederation in the world to have three teams that have won the FIFA World Cup at least two times each (Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay), and has in its ranks the most successful national team in World Cups (Brazil, with a leading five World Cups). The confederation has also fared well in club tournaments. CONMEBOL clubs have won 22 Intercontinental Cups and three FIFA Club World Cups, one trophy more than UEFA clubs.

Among the tournaments conducted by CONMEBOL are the Copa Libertadores (analogous to the UEFA Champions League) and the Copa Sudamericana (analogous to the UEFA Europa League), both for club teams, and Copa América for men's national teams.

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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 FFC 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

Tournaments organized by CONMEBOL

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Between nations

Between clubs

World Cup qualifiers

Although CONMEBOL countries represent only a small fraction of the world, their teams have won half of the World Cup tournaments. They have won tournaments in all 4 continents that the FIFA World Cup has so far been held in, this is mostly due to Brazil, although Argentina won Mexico '86. Brazil have won World Cups in all 4 continents where it's been held (Africa's first hosting will be South Africa 2010): Europe (1958), South America (1962), North America (1970, 1994) and Asia (2002).

Performance at World Cup finals

This is the list of the teams that participated of each World Cup. For further information on the qualification process and withdrawals, see the (Q) corresponding links (the first World Cup of 1930 didn't have any qualification process).

Marked in bold are host countries
Year Q Winner Runner-up Third place Fourth place Other
1930 Uruguay Argentina Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru
1934 Q Argentina, Brazil
1938 Q Brazil
1950 Q Uruguay Brazil Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay
1954 Q Uruguay Brazil
1958 Q Brazil Argentina, Paraguay
1962 Q Brazil Chile Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay
1966 Q Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay
1970 Q Brazil Uruguay Peru
1974 Q Brazil Argentina, Chile, Uruguay
1978 Q Argentina Brazil Peru
1982 Q Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru
1986 Q Argentina Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay
1990 Q Argentina Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay
1994 Q Brazil Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia
1998 Q Brazil Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay
2002 Q Brazil Argentina, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay
2006 Q Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay
2010 Q

Men's World Cup Finals

Legend
  • 1st – Champion
  • 2nd – Runner-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • SF – Semifinals (only in 1930, when no third-place match was held)[1]
  • QF – Quarterfinals (1934–1938, 1954–1970, and since 1986: knockout round of 8)
  • R2 – Round 2 (1974–1978, second group stage, final 8; 1982: second group stage, final 12; since 1986: knockout round of 16)
  • R1 – Round 1
  •    — Hosts


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 KoreaJapan
2002
Germany
2006
South Africa
2010
Brazil
2014
Total
 Argentina 2nd R1 R1 R1 QF R2 1st R2 1st 2nd R2 QF R1 QF 15
 Bolivia R1 R1 R1 3
 Brazil R1 R1 3rd 2nd QF 1st 1st R1 1st 4th 3rd R2 QF R2 1st 2nd 1st QF 19
 Chile R1 R1 3rd R1 R1 R1 R2 8
 Colombia R1 R2 R1 R1 4
 Ecuador R1 R2 2
 Paraguay R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 R2 R1 8
 Peru R1 QF R2 R1 4
 Uruguay 1st 1st 4th R1 QF 4th R1 R2 R2 R1 11
 Venezuela 0
Total 7 2 1 5 2 3 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 4 5 TBD 74

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 People's Republic of China
1991
Sweden
1995
United States
1999
United States
2003
People's Republic of China
2007
Germany
2011
Total
 Argentina R1 R1 2
 Bolivia 0
 Brazil R1 R1 3rd QF 2nd 5
 Chile 0
 Colombia 0
 Ecuador 0
 Paraguay 0
 Peru 0
 Uruguay 0
 Venezuela 0
Total 1 1 1 2 2 TBD 7

Men's Confederations Cup Finals


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 R1 1
 Brazil 1st 2nd 4th R1 1st 1st 6
 Chile 0
 Colombia 4th 1
 Ecuador 0
 Paraguay 0
 Peru 0
 Uruguay 4th 1
 Venezuela 0

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

Zonal
Ranking
FIFA
Ranking
Country Points
1 2  Brazil 1568
2 8  Argentina 1085
3 15  Chile 936
4 20  Uruguay 909
5 29  Paraguay 806
6 37  Ecuador 738
7 39  Colombia 736
8 50  Venezuela 646
9 56  Bolivia 573
10 68  Peru 471

As of Dec. 17, 2009.[2]

Clubs

Zonal
Ranking
IFFHS
Ranking
Club Points
1 8 Argentina Estudiantes 239,0
2 9 Brazil Cruzeiro 235,0
3 12 Brazil Grêmio 210,0
4 15 Ecuador LDU Quito 195,0
5 22 Brazil Palmeiras 181,0
6 26 Chile Universidad de Chile 177,5
7 35 Argentina Boca Juniors 165,0
8 37 Argentina San Lorenzo 164,0
9 41 Paraguay Libertad 156,0
10 45 Brazil Fluminense 154,0

As of Dec. 2, 2009.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ There was no official World Cup Third Place match in 1930; The USA and Yugoslavia lost in the semi-finals. Currently, FIFA recognizes USA as the third-placed team and Yugoslavia as the fourth-placed team, using the overall records of the teams in the 1930 FIFA World Cup.
  2. ^ "FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking – CONMEBOL". Fifa.com. 16 December 2009. http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/ranking/lastranking/gender=m/fullranking.html#confederation=23915&rank=188. Retrieved 17 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Club World Ranking". IFFHS.de. 2 November 2009. http://www.iffhs.de/?10f42e00fa2d17f73702fa3016e23c17f7370eff3702bb1c2bbb6f28f53512. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 

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