1991 Copa América

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1991 Copa América
Tournament details
Host country Chile
Dates July 6 – July 21
Teams 10 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Argentina (13th title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  Chile
Fourth place  Colombia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 26
Goals scored 73 (2.81 per match)
Top scorer(s) Argentina Gabriel Batistuta
(6 goals)
1989
1993

The 1991 Copa América football tournament was hosted by Chile, from July 8 to July 21, 1991. It was organized by CONMEBOL and all ten member nations participated.

This was the last time that the tournament consisted of only CONMEBOL member nations. In subsequent tournaments, at least two nations from outside CONMEBOL have been invited to bring the total number of participants to twelve.

Argentina won the Copa América for the 13th time, their first since 1959.

Venues[edit]

Santiago Concepción Valparaíso Viña del Mar
Estadio Nacional de Chile Estadio Municipal Estadio Playa Ancha Estadio Sausalito
Capacity: 70,000 Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 19,000 Capacity: 20,000
Estadio Nacional de Chile - vista desde Av. Grecia.jpg Estadio Collao.jpg Wanderers - Coquimbo 2009 Regional Chiledeportes.jpg EstadioSausalito.jpg

Squads[edit]

For a complete list of all participating squads: 1991 Copa América squads

First round[edit]

The tournament was set up in two groups of five teams each. Each team played one match against each of the other teams within the same group. The top two teams in each group advanced to the final stage.

Two points were awarded for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss.

  • Tie-breaker
    • If teams finish leveled on points, the following tie-breakers are used:
    1. greater goal difference in all group games;
    2. greater number of goals scored in all group games;
    3. winner of the head-to-head match between the teams in question;
    4. drawing of lots.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 4 4 0 0 11 3 +8 8
 Chile 4 3 0 1 10 3 +7 6
 Paraguay 4 2 0 2 7 8 −1 4
 Peru 4 1 0 3 9 9 0 2
 Venezuela 4 0 0 4 1 15 −14 0
July 6, 1991
Chile  2–0  Venezuela
Rubio Goal 22'
Zamorano Goal 34'
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
Attendance: 42,779
Referee: Armando Pérez Hoyos (Colombia)

July 6, 1991
Paraguay  1–0  Peru
Monzón Goal 21'
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
Attendance: 42,779
Referee: Ortubé (Bolivia)

July 8, 1991
Chile  4–2  Peru
Rubio Goal 16'
Contreras Goal 51' (pen.)
Zamorano Goal 61'74'
Maestri Goal 59'
Del Solar Goal 71'
Estadio Municipal, Concepción
Attendance: 18,798
Referee: Filippi (Uruguay)

July 8, 1991
Argentina  3–0  Venezuela
Batistuta Goal 28'50' (pen.)
Caniggia Goal 43'
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Milton Villavicencio (Ecuador)

July 10, 1991
Paraguay  5–0  Venezuela
Neffa Goal 34'
Guirland Goal 38'
Monzón Goal 75'87' (pen.)
V. Sanabria Goal 81'
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
Attendance: 68,215
Referee: Juan José Torres (Colombia)

July 10, 1991
Argentina  1–0  Chile
Batistuta Goal 81'
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
Attendance: 68,215
Referee: Wright (Brazil)

July 12, 1991
Peru  5–1  Venezuela
La Rosa Goal 9'55'
Cavallo Goal 21' (o.g.)
Del Solar Goal 58'
Hirano Goal 62'
Del Solar Goal 14' (o.g.)
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Armando Pérez Hoyos (Colombia)

July 12, 1991
Argentina  4–1  Paraguay
Batistuta Goal 40'
Simeone Goal 61'
Astrada Goal 70'
Caniggia Goal 81'
Cardozo Goal 79'
Estadio Municipal, Concepción
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Filippi (Uruguay)

July 14, 1991
Argentina  3–2  Peru
Latorre Goal 3'
Craviotto Goal 51'
C. García Goal 57'
Yáñez Goal 35' (pen.)
Hirano Goal 65'
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
Attendance: 67,902
Referee: Ortube (Bolivia)

July 14, 1991
Chile  4–0  Paraguay
Rubio Goal 12'
Zamorano Goal 15'
Estay Goal 63'
Vera Goal 68'
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
Attendance: 67,902
Referee: Wright (Brazil)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Colombia 4 2 1 1 3 1 +2 5
 Brazil 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 5
 Uruguay 4 1 3 0 4 3 +1 5
 Ecuador 4 1 1 2 6 5 +1 3
 Bolivia 4 0 2 2 2 7 −5 2
July 7, 1991
Colombia  1–0  Ecuador
De Ávila Goal 25'
Estadio Playa Ancha, Valparaíso
Attendance: 13,828
Referee: Escobar (Paraguay)

July 7, 1991
Uruguay  1–1  Bolivia
Castro Goal 73' J. Suárez Goal 16'
Estadio Playa Ancha, Valparaíso
Attendance: 13,828
Referee: Maciel (Paraguay)

July 9, 1991
Uruguay  1–1  Ecuador
Méndez Goal 49' (pen.) Aguinaga Goal 44'
Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar
Attendance: 18,430
Referee: Castro (Chile)

July 9, 1991
Brazil  2–1  Bolivia
Neto Goal 5' (pen.)
Branco Goal 47'
E. Sánchez Goal 89' (pen.)
Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar
Attendance: 18,430
Referee: José Ramírez (Peru)

July 11, 1991
Colombia  0–0  Bolivia
Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar
Attendance: 19,350
Referee: Francisco Farías (Venezuela)

July 11, 1991
Brazil  1–1  Uruguay
João Paulo Goal 29' Méndez Goal 66'
Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar
Attendance: 19,350
Referee: Loustau (Argentina)

July 13, 1991
Ecuador  4–0  Bolivia
Aguinaga Goal 32'
Avilés Goal 42'73'
Ramírez Goal 80' (pen.)
Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar
Attendance: 17,250
Referee: Castro (Chile)

July 13, 1991
Colombia  2–0  Brazil
De Ávila Goal 35'
Iguarán Goal 66'
Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar
Attendance: 17,250
Referee: Maciel (Paraguay)

July 15, 1991
Uruguay  1–0  Colombia
Méndez Goal 19'
Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: Loustau (Argentina)

July 15, 1991
Brazil  3–1  Ecuador
Mazinho Oliveira Goal 8'
Márcio Santos Goal 54'
Luiz Henrique Goal 89'
Muñoz Goal 12'
Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: Escobar (Paraguay)

Final round[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 5
 Brazil 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 4
 Chile 3 0 2 1 1 3 −2 2
 Colombia 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
July 17, 1991
Argentina  3–2  Brazil
Franco Goal 1'39'
Batistuta Goal 46'
Branco Goal 5'
João Paulo Goal 52'
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
Attendance: 44,005
Referee: Maciel (Paraguay)

July 17, 1991
Chile  1–1  Colombia
Zamorano Goal 74' Iguarán Goal 37'
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
Attendance: 44,005
Referee: Filippi (Uruguay)

July 19, 1991
Argentina  0–0  Chile
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
Attendance: 37,612
Referee: Filippi (Uruguay)

July 19, 1991
Brazil  2–0  Colombia
Renato Goal 29'
Branco Goal 76' (pen.)
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
Attendance: 37,612
Referee: José Ramírez (Peru)

July 21, 1991
Brazil  2–0  Chile
Mazinho Oliveira Goal 8'
Luiz Henrique Goal 55'
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
Attendance: 45,104
Referee: Loustau (Argentina)

July 21, 1991
Argentina  2–1  Colombia
Simeone Goal 11'
Batistuta Goal 19'
De Ávila Goal 70'
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
Attendance: 45,104
Referee: Escobar (Paraguay)

Result[edit]

 1991 Copa América Champion 

Argentina
13th title

Goalscorers[edit]

With six goals, Gabriel Batistuta is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 73 goals were scored by 42 different players, with two of them credited as own goals.

External links[edit]