Copa America 2024 New Trophy: Weight, Height, Size & History

Published 12/07/2023, 11:56 AM EST

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The countdown to Copa America 2024 has begun, and soccer fans are eagerly awaiting the highly anticipated tournament. As excitement builds, the organizing body, CONMEBOL, has announced that a new version of the prestigious trophy will be unveiled for the upcoming competition.

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The main shape of the new trophy remains the same, but it is a new version of it. Now let’s take a look at the details such as the dimensions and history of this prestigious trophy.

All about the Copa America Trophy

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First established in 1916, the Copa America is the longest-standing continental soccer competition in history. Throughout the years, the design of the trophy has undergone minor modifications since its inception, but it has largely maintained its iconic stature.

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The trophy is crafted from gleaming silver and stands tall at an impressive height of 2 feet 5 inches (77 cm). It boasts a weight of approximately 20lb (9kg). At the base of the trophy, there is a three-level wooden platform that displays engraved plaques bearing the names of the winning teams and the years they emerged victorious.

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However, it is worth noting that the trophy has undergone slight alterations in its base over the years. Prior to 1979, it had no base at all, and in some later editions, it featured one or two platforms. Now, let us delve into the rich history of the winners of this esteemed trophy.

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The history of the winners of this prestigious silver trophy

The Copa America was inaugurated in 1916 in Argentina, and the first team to hoist the prestigious trophy was Uruguay. Since then, the tournament has witnessed a total of 47 editions, there have been 8 different winners of this trophy. Argentina and Uruguay are the teams with the most wins and have both lifted the trophy 15 times.

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They are followed by Brazil with 9 triumphs. Paraguay, Chile, and Peru have secured victory twice each, while Colombia and Bolivia have celebrated victory once. Also, the current holder of the esteemed trophy is Argentina. It was Lionel Messi and his men who won the 2021 edition of the tournament and will be defending the trophy at the 2024 Copa America.

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Saransh Chauhan

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My name is Saransh Chauhan and I am an experienced soccer writer at EssentiallySports. With over a year of experience at EssentiallySports, I have covered various aspects of the magnificent sport. While I strive to provide comprehensive coverage of core sports topics, I also explore off-court and entertainment subjects.
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