This page covers football in South America and reference should be made to the 10 full members of CONMEBOL below.
With time it is hoped to expand coverage for each country to cover:
1. A short football summary with map.
2. Main soccer databases and stats sources.
3. Current league tables and results.
4. Historic league tables and results.
5. National football cup results and scores.
6. Football club statistics records and information.
7. Players statistics records and soccer base stats.
8. Other footy sources and interesting links.
9. Betting and relevant statistics.
The RSSSF Archive
RSSSF provides a tremendous archive containing CONCACAF Cup results as well as domestic league results and tables for the main levels in most countries in South America. Sections that may be of particular interest include:
1. RSSSF Archive - Domestic Results (America)
2. Copa CONMEBOL
3. The best clubs of South America
The South American Football Confederation (known as CONMEBOL) is the continental governing body of association football in South America and it is one of FIFA's six continental confederations. The oldest continental confederation in the world, its headquarters are located in Luque, Paraguay.
CONMEBOL was founded on July 9, 1916 following approval by the football associations of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay. The constitutional congress on December 15 of that same year ratified the decision.
Over the years, the other football associations in South America joined, with the last being Venezuela in 1952. CONMEBOL is the smallest and the only fully continental land-based FIFA confederation with no insular countries or associates from different continents. However it should be noted that Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, while geographically in South America, are not part of CONMEBOL. They have joined CONCACAF reflecting historical, cultural and sporting reasons.
Competitions that CONMEBOL currently runs includes:
1. Copa América
2. Sudamericano Femenino
3. Copa Libertadores
4. Copa Sudamericana
5.Copa América de Futsal
The main competition for men's national teams is the Copa América, started in 1916. CONMEBOL also runs national competitions at Under-20, Under-17 and Under-15 levels. For women's national teams, CONMEBOL operates the Campeonato Sudamericano Femenino for senior national sides.
CONMEBOL also runs the two main club competitions in South America: the Copa Libertadores was first held in 1960, and was known as the Copa de Campeones until 1966; and the Copa Sudamericana was launched by CONMEBOL in 2002 as an indirect successor to the Supercopa Libertadores.