Copa Libertadores Femenina

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Copa Libertadores Femenina
Founded 2009
Region CONMEBOL (South America)
Number of teams 12,
10 until 2010
Current champions Paraguay Sportivo Limpeño (1st title)
Most successful club(s) Brazil São José (3 titles)
2016 Copa Libertadores Femenina

The Copa Libertadores Femenina (sometimes called Copa Libertadores Femenino) is an annual international women's association football club competition in South America. It is organised by the South American Football Federation (CONMEBOL). The competition started in the 2009 season in response to the increased interest in women's football. It is the only CONMEBOL club competition for women.

The tournament is the women's version of the Copa Libertadores which is organised since 1960. Beginning in 2019 clubs will not gain entry to the men's Libertadores, if they don't also have a women's team.[1] The change was made to strengthen the women's Libertadores.

History[edit]

The old logo using the longer name.

The competition was officially announced in March 2009,[2] and it was approved by CONMEBOL's Executive Committee on July 3 of that year.[3] CONMEBOL decided that the competition's first edition will be played in Santos and Guarujá, Brazil from October 3 to October 18, 2009.[3][4] The competition was organized by CONMEBOL, FPF, CBF and Santos Futebol Clube.[3]

Colombian team Formas Íntimas is the only team to appear in all editions up to 2014.

Format[edit]

Chile's former president Sebastián Piñera with Colo Colo (2012) - the first non-Brazilian club to win the trophy.

In 2009 and 2010 the tournament was played by ten teams, one from each CONMEBOL country, divided in two groups of five clubs each.[5] The two best-placed teams of each group qualify to play the semifinal and the winners then play the final, while the losers play the third-place game.[5]

From 2011 onwards twelve teams played the tournament and were divided into three groups of four. The group winners and best runner-up advanced to the semi-finals.

The 2015 edition was the first to be held outside Brazil. Medellin in Colombia have made an official bid, with cities in Paraguay, Chile and again Brazil interested as well.[6] Medellin was then announced host just before the 2014 edition.[7]

Results[edit]

Year Host Winners Score Runners-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
2009[8]
Details
 Brazil Brazil
Santos
9–0 Paraguay
Universidad Autónoma
Colombia
Formas Íntimas
2–0 Chile
Everton
2010[9]
Details
 Brazil Brazil
Santos
1–0 Chile
Everton
Argentina
Boca Juniors
2–1 Ecuador
Deportivo Quito
2011
Details
 Brazil Brazil
São José
1–0 Chile
Colo Colo
Brazil
Santos
6–0 Venezuela
Caracas
2012
Details
 Brazil Chile
Colo Colo
0–0 (4–2 pen.) Brazil
Foz Cataratas
Brazil
São José
1–0 Brazil
Vitória
2013
Details
 Brazil Brazil
São José
3–1 Colombia
Formas Íntimas
Chile
Colo Colo
6–3 Bolivia
Mundo Futuro
2014
Details
 Brazil Brazil
São José
5–1 Venezuela
Caracas
Paraguay
Cerro Porteño
0–0 (5–3 pen.) Colombia
Formas Íntimas
2015
Details
 Colombia Brazil
Ferroviária
3–1 Chile
Colo Colo
Argentina
UAI Urquiza
1–1 (6–5 pen.) Brazil
São José
2016
Details
 Uruguay Paraguay
Sportivo Limpeño
2–1 Venezuela
Estudiantes de Guárico
Brazil
Foz Cataratas
0–0 (3–1 pen.) Uruguay
Colón

Performance by nation[edit]

After the 2016 edition. So far only Peruvian teams have not reached a semi-final.

Nation Winners Runners-up Third Fourth Winner Runners-up Third Place Fourth Place
 Brazil 6 1 3 2
 Chile 1 3 1 1
 Paraguay 1 1 1
 Venezuela 2 1
 Colombia 1 1 1
 Argentina 2
 Bolivia 1
  • Mundo Futuro
 Ecuador 1
 Uruguay 1

Top scorers[edit]

Cristiane is the competitions top scorer. She scored a record 15 goals in 2009 when Santos played six matches, she won a second top scorer award in 2012 and also scored 7 goals in 2010. Ysaura Viso is the other player to win a second top scorer award.

Year Name Team Goals
2009 Cristiane Brazil Santos 15
2010 Gloria Villamayor Chile Everton 8
Noelia Cuevas Paraguay Universidad Autónoma
2011 Ysaura Viso Venezuela Caracas 9
2012 Cristiane Brazil São José 7
2013[10] Maitte Zamorano Bolivia Mundo Futuro 7
2014 Diana C. Ospina Garcia Colombia Formas Íntimas 6
Andressa Alves Brazil São José
Ysaura Viso Venezuela Caracas
2015 Catalina Usme Colombia Formas Íntimas 8
2016 Oriana Altuve Uruguay Colón 4
Manuela González Colombia Generaciones Palmiranas

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.metroecuador.com.ec/ec/deportes/2016/10/02/futbol-femenino-obligatorio-participar-libertadores.html
  2. ^ "Vem aí a Libertadores Feminina" (in Portuguese). Justiça Desportiva. March 17, 2009. Retrieved August 1, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "Aprobada la celebración de la Copa Libertadores de Fútbol Femenino" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. July 31, 2009. Archived from the original on August 7, 2009. Retrieved August 1, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Santos estreia contra White Star, do Peru, na Libertadores Feminina" (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. September 6, 2009. Retrieved September 6, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Definidos os grupos da primeira Taça Libertadores da América Feminina" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. September 6, 2009. Retrieved September 7, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Medellín quiere ser sede de la Copa Libertadores Femenina de 2015". diarioadn.co. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.porfindeportes.com/index.php/futbol-nacional/futbol-nacional/femenino/5745-libertadores-femenina-2015-tendra-acento-paisa
  8. ^ "Women's Copa Libertadores 2009". RSSSF. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Women's Copa Libertadores 2010". RSSSF. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Sao José se consagró bicampeón de la Copa Libertadores". lanacion.com.py. 8 November 2013. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013. La jugadora Maitté Zamorano de Mundo Futuro marcó dos goles, convirtiéndose por el momento en la goleadora del torneo con 7 tantos. 

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