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South American Football Confederation Facts

CONMEBOL (South American Football Confederation) is the administrative body for association football in South America. The CONMEBOL is the oldest confederation in the world and has the lowest amount of members of all confederations. The confederation regulates and oversees the football rules being respected in South America. Both national competitions and club competitions are organised and regulated for both men and women teams.

  • Formed: July 9 1916
  • Location: Luque, Paraguay
  • Full members: 10
  • Biggest nation tournament: Copa América
  • Biggest club tournament: Copa Libertadores de América
  • Website: www.conmebol.com

South American Football Confederation Members

The 10 national association members are:

  1. Argentina
  2. Bolivia
  3. Brazil
  4. Chile
  5. Colombia
  1. Ecuador
  2. Paraguay
  3. Peru
  4. Uruguay
  5. Venezuela

South American Football Confederation in Tournaments

All 10 members have participated in every Copa América (since it’s called Copa América in 1975). Only Argentina withdrew once which was from the 2001 Copa América.

Of the 10 members, 9 have participated in at least one World Cup:

CountryFIFA World CupTotal
Brazil1930-2014 (all World Cups)20
Argentina1930-1934, 1958-1966, 1974-201416
Uruguay1930, 1950-1954, 1962-1974, 1986-1990, 2002, 2010-201412
Chile1930, 1950, 1962-1966, 1974, 1982, 1998, 2010-20149
Paraguay1930, 1950, 1958, 1986, 1998-20108
Colombia1962, 1990-1998, 20145
Peru1930, 1970, 1978-19824
Bolivia1930, 1950, 19943
Ecuador2002-2006, 20143

  • Venezuela is the only CONMEBOL member which has never qualified for a World Cup

Of the 10 members, 5 have participated in at least one Confederations Cup:

CountryFIFA Confederations CupTotal
Brazil1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 20137
Argentina1992, 1995, 20053
Uruguay1997, 20132
Bolivia19991
Colombia20031

Of the 10 members, clubs of 3 members have participated in at least one Club World Cup:

CountryClubFIFA Club World CupTotal
BrazilCorinthians2000, 20122
BrazilInternacional2006, 20102
BrazilVasco da Gama20001
BrazilSão Paulo20051
BrazilSantos20111
BrazilAtlético Mineiro20131
ArgentinaBoca Juniors20071
ArgentinaEstudiantes20091
ArgentinaSan Lorenzo20141
EcuadorLDU Quito20081

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