Brazil record at Copa America: How many titles have they won?

Brazil head to Copa America 2024 looking to bounce back from a difficult few years on the biggest stages.

Defeat to Argentina in the 2021 Copa America denied Brazil the chance to retain their title and their star has fallen slightly since then, with a quarterfinal exit at the 2022 World Cup.

Managerial changes have also disrupted the camp, ahead of the 2024 tournament, with Tite replaced by two interim managers, first Ramon Menezes and then Fernando Diniz, before the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) opted for experienced Dorival Junior in January 2024.

The Sporting News looks at Brazil’s historical record at the Copa America including titles won, games and player records.

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Have Brazil qualified for Copa America 2024?

All 10 members of CONMEBOL qualified for the 2024 Copa America automatically including Brazil.

Six CONCACAF nations will complete the final 16 teams, with Canada and Costa Rica the last of those having qualified via the playoffs in March 2024.

Brazil’s Copa America record

Brazil are third on the all-time Copa America winners list, with nine titles in total, behind joint leaders Argentina and Uruguay, on 15 each.

Copa America title winners
Nation No. of Titles Years Won
Argentina 15 1921, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1937, 1941,1945, 1946, 1947, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1991, 1993, 2021
Uruguay 15 1916, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1935, 1942, 1956, 1959, 1967, 1983, 1987, 1995, 2011
Brazil 9 1919, 1922, 1949, 1989, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2007, 2019
Chile 2 2015, 2016
Paraguay 2 1953, 1979
Peru 2 1939, 1975
Bolivia 1 1963
Colombia 1 2001

Brazil have qualified for all 47 editions of the Copa America, however, they have opted to withdraw from it on ten occasions in their history with reasons ranging from a CONMEBOL boycott and political issues in the country.

Brazil’s Copa America record
Team Games Played Wins Draws* Losses Goals For Goals Against
Brazil 191  108 38 45 430 204

*Draws include games won or lost via penalty shootouts.

Brazil Copa America most goals, appearances

Zizinho holds the Brazil record for the most Copa America appearances (33) and goals scored (17). The former Flamengo star won the 1949 title and is the joint-highest scorer in the competition’s history, alongside Argentina’s Norbert Martinez.

Roberto Carlos has the most appearances in the modern era, with 21, with Ronaldo netting 10 goals as the highest post-war Brazil scorer at the Copa America.

Brazil Copa America appearances
Name No. of matches No. of tournaments
Zizinho 33 6
Claudio Taffarel 25 5
Djalma Santos 22 4
Roberto Carlos 21 5
Dani Alves 19 5
Brazil Copa America goals
Name No. of goals
Zizinho 17
Jair 13
Ademir 13
Didi 11
Ronaldo Nazario 10

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