Football at the Pan American Games

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A men's football tournament is held at every Pan American Games since the first edition of the multi-sports event in 1951, a women's tournament was introduced in 1999.

Men's tournament[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
1951
Details
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Argentina

Costa Rica

Chile

Venezuela
1955
Details
Mexico City, Mexico
Argentina

Mexico

Netherlands Antilles

Venezuela
1959
Details
Chicago, United States
Argentina

Brazil

United States

Haiti
1963
Details
São Paulo, Brazil
Brazil

Argentina

Chile

Uruguay
1967
Details
Winnipeg, Canada
Mexico
4–0
after extra time

Bermuda

Trinidad and Tobago
4–1
Canada
1971
Details
Cali, Colombia
Argentina

Colombia

Cuba

Trinidad and Tobago
1975
Details
Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico


Brazil
1–1
after extra time
(title shared)

Argentina
2–0
Costa Rica
1979
Details
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Brazil
3–0
Cuba

Argentina
2–0
Costa Rica
1983
Details
Caracas, Venezuela
Uruguay

Guatemala

Brazil
1987
Details
Indianapolis, United States
Brazil
2–0
after extra time

Chile

Argentina
0–0
(5–4)

on penalties

Mexico
1991
Details
Havana, Cuba
United States
2–1
after extra time

Mexico

Cuba
1–0
Honduras
1995
Details
Mar del Plata, Argentina
Argentina
0–0
(5–4)

on penalties

Mexico

Colombia
3–0
Honduras
1999
Details
Winnipeg, Canada
Mexico
3–1
Honduras

United States
2–1
Canada
2003
Details
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Argentina
1–0
Brazil

Mexico
0–0
(5–4)
on penalties

Colombia
2007
Details
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ecuador
2–1
Jamaica

Mexico
1–0
Bolivia
2011
Details
Guadalajara, Mexico
Mexico
1–0
Argentina

Uruguay
2–1
Costa Rica
2015
Details
Toronto, Canada

The tournament was played in league format from 1951 to 1963, neither final nor bronze medal match hosted. Another format was used in 1971, this time the tournament was played in group format in early stages, but played in league format for final stages. The 1983 tournament saw only 3 teams played in the final group stages, with the first and final time the tournament did not have the fourth place team.

Medal table[edit]

Team Gold Silver Bronze
 Argentina 6 (1951*, 1955, 1959, 1971, 1995*, 2003) 2 (1963, 2011) 3 (1975, 1979, 1987)
 Mexico 4 (1967, 1975*, 1999, 2011*) 3 (1955*, 1991, 1995) 2 (2003, 2007)
 Brazil 4 (1963*, 1975, 1979, 1987) 2 (1959, 2003) 1 (1983)
 United States 1 (1991) 2 (1959*, 1999)
 Uruguay 1 (1983) 1 (2011)
 Ecuador 1 (2007)
 Chile 1 (1987) 2 (1951, 1963)
 Cuba 1 (1979) 2 (1971, 1991*)
 Colombia 1 (1971*) 1 (1995)
 Bermuda 1 (1967)
 Costa Rica 1 (1951)
 Guatemala 1 (1983)
 Honduras 1 (1999)
 Jamaica 1 (2007)
 Netherlands Antilles 1 (1955)
 Trinidad and Tobago 1 (1967)

* = host

Participating nations[edit]

Teams participate with their U-22 squads. In some cases such as in 1951 (for Venezuela and Costa Rica) some countries sent their full squad (including players over the age of 22).[1]

Nation 1951 1955 1959 1963 1967 1971 1975 1979 1983 1987 1991 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015 Years
 Argentina 1st 1st 1st 2nd 5 1st 3rd 3rd 9 3rd 1st 1st 9 2nd 14
 Bahamas 9 1
 Bermuda 2nd 10 8 8 11 5
 Bolivia 6 4 2
 Brazil 2nd 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 5 2nd 5 6 10
 Canada 4 5 7 11 7 4 Q 7
 Chile 3rd 3rd 4 2nd 8 5
 Colombia 8 2nd 10 3rd 4 6 6
 Costa Rica 2nd 5 4 4 6 6 10 4 8
 Cuba 7 7 3rd 5 2nd 7 8 3rd 8 6 8 11
 Dominican Republic 12 9 8 3
 Ecuador 9 1st 7 3
 El Salvador 9 7 2
 Guatemala 7 2nd 5 7 7 5
 Haiti 4 8 5 11 4
 Honduras 4 4 2nd 7 4
 Jamaica 11 12 5 2nd 4
 Mexico 2nd 6 1st 7 1st 5 4 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 3rd 1st Q 13
 Nicaragua 13 8 2
 Netherlands Antilles 3rd 1
 Panama Q 1
 Paraguay 4 9 7 5 4
 Puerto Rico 5 1
 Suriname 6 1
 Trinidad and Tobago 3rd 4 8 12 10 9 5 7
 United States 3rd 5 6 6 11 6 10 6 1st 12 3rd 8 12
 Uruguay 4 10 1st 10 3rd 5
 Venezuela 4 4 6 12 4
Nations 5 4 7 5 8 12 13 9 10 12 8 12 10 8 12 8 8

Women's tournament[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Gold Medal Score Silver Medal Bronze Medal Score Fourth Place
1999
Details
Winnipeg, Canada
United States
1–0
Mexico

Costa Rica
1–1
(4–3)
on penalties

Canada
2003
Details
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Brazil
2–1
after extra time

Canada

Mexico
4–1
Argentina
2007
Details
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Brazil
5–0
United States

Canada
2–1
Mexico
2011
Details
Guadalajara, Mexico
Canada
1–1
(4–3)
on penalties

Brazil

Mexico
1–0
after extra time

Colombia
2015
Details
Toronto, Canada

Medal table[edit]

Team Gold Silver Bronze
 Brazil 2 (2003, 2007*) 1 (2011)
 Canada 1 (2011) 1 (2003) 1 (2007)
 United States 1 (1999)
 Mexico 1 (1999) 2 (2003, 2011*)
United States United States U-20 1 (2007)
 Costa Rica 1 (1999)

* = host

Participating nations[edit]

Nation 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015 Years
 Argentina 4 5 7 Q 4
 Brazil 1st 1st 2nd Q 4
 Canada 4 2nd 3rd 1st Q 5
 Chile 5 1
 Colombia 4 Q 2
 Costa Rica 3rd 5 6 Q 4
 Ecuador 7 Q 2
 Haiti 6 1
 Jamaica 6 1
 Mexico 2nd 3rd 4 3rd Q 5
 Panama 8 1
 Paraguay 10 1
 Trinidad and Tobago 5 8 Q 3
 United States 1st 2nd 2
 Uruguay 9 1
Nations 5 6 10 8 8

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