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Definition of Conmebol

Acronym that designates the “South American Football Confederation“. That is, the association that brings together the soccer confederations of the countries of South America.

By extension, the acronym is used to refer to the South American club tournament called “Conmebol Libertadores” or “Copa Libertadores”.


  1. CSF
  2. Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol


Conmebol was founded on July 9, 1916 in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. This acronym is born from different syllables of the words “South American Football Confederation” and what it seeks is to give a more succinct term to make the same reference.

South American football is one of the most important in the world, not only because it is the first confederation of countries created, but because it integrates nations with high football competitiveness. Many of the players from the 10 nations that make up Conmebol are classified as the best in the world.


Conmebol was the first association of soccer confederations created, in 1916, the following only appeared approximately 40 years after its founding.

In the CSF there are only 10 countries, however, for the year 2021 5 of them are in the top 20 of the FIFA ranking of the 210 countries that make up the classification.

The most important Conmebol tournament is the ” Copa América “. However, the “Conmebol Libertadores” and the “Conmebol Sudamericana” are important references in world football.

Conmebol is affiliated with FIFA and, together with UEFA, are the confederations with the most world titles until the “Brazil 2019” World Cup.