People will agree and believe it from the heart that football is the most fantastic sport. Since its start, football has created opportunities, provided entertainment, and made people dream of reaching great heights. So many competitions, so many nations all playing for the title to be the greatest. Copa America is the third most-watched tournament in the world. Played to determine the winner and best team of South America. With each year passing, it gives birth to legends or makes the lives of extraordinary players legendary. We will be talking about some of the legendary footballers of South America.
He was a legendary player in Copa America and regarded as one of the greatest players to ever exist. Maradona’s career in Copa America has not been that long; with only three editions played, he has a total of 4 goals all over, but his gameplay and effort on the field are what make him a legendary player in this tournament. His swiftness and dribbling are one of the marvelous things ever.
Winner of 2021 Copa America series. A player with a gift from God with his dribbling skills. Some say Messi’s gameplay is no less than art. With a total of 6 editions played, he has a score of 13 goals and has a gap of 7, making him one of the highest scorers in Copa America. Truly a legend and inspiration to so many others. He has recently dedicated this year’s win to every Argentinian out there and especially Maradona.
A right-wing Brazilian player best known for his mesmerizing ball control and swiftness. Some consider him to be the most excellent dribbler of all time. In two editions of Copa America in which he played, Brazil came runner up in both those editions. An outstanding player and one of Brazil’s finest there is.
A Brazillian trickster with excellent ball control and skills. Players who came in front of him got so confused with his feet movement that it was almost impossible to stop him from going forward.
Officially the highest goalscorer of Copa America. Chile’s Eduardo Vargas says that Mendez is one of the best players he has ever seen playing. Truly a legend with 3 Copa America titles, he indeed has his name carved upon the stones of greatness.
With 15 goals scored beside his name at the top, he is genuinely a Peruvian legend. He has played six editions and amazed everyone with his gameplay. He was the best player of 1939 Copa America and also the champion of that time. A name is forever written in gold on the history books of Copa America.
These are just some of the most mentionable, but many legends of this tournament and many more to come ahead. These players not only win titles but hearts as well—codes in its true sense.