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Copa América Mascots

The Copa América is the main men's football tournament contested among national teams from South America. A sports mascot is a character or symbol that represents a sports team or organization, often used to boost team spirit and entertain fans. For the Copa America, there has been an official tournament mascot for all events since 1987.

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Year Mascot Description
2024 Capitán An eagle: the eagle embodies strength, courage, and excellence, symbolizing various cultural values across the Americas.
2021 Pibe A dog: this cheerful and agile mascot was designed to represent the Copa América, reflecting a unique and fun-loving character.
2019 Zizito  A capybara: a friendly rodent, was named "Zizito" in honor of the legendary Brazilian footballer Zizinho.
2015 Zincha  A culpeo fox: the mascot's name was chosen by public vote, with "Andi" and "Kul" being the other options.
2011 Tangolero An American rhea (ñandú): Named by merging "tango" and "gol," this mascot represents both the traditional Argentine dance and the excitement of scoring goals (gol is Spanish for "goal").
2007 Guaky  A scarlet macaw: Representing Venezuela, this bird sports the national team's burgundy jersey, featuring the colors and stars of the national flag on its wings.
2004 Chasqui Chasquis: Modeled after the athletic messengers of the Inca empire.
2001 Ameriko An alien: Colored to reflect the flag of Colombia.
1999 Tagua A wild boar: Symbolizing Paraguay's Gran Chaco region, known for its harsh, arid climate.
1997 Tatu A nine-banded armadillo.
1995 Torito A bull: Wearing the Uruguay national team kit.
1993 Choclito A corn cob: Sporting the colors of Ecuador's flag.
1991 Guaso A huaso: Dressed in the colors of Chile's flag.
1989 Tico A rufous-bellied thrush: Donning Brazil's blue reserve kit.
1987 Gardelito A handsome, manly doll: Representing the iconic Argentine tango singer, Carlos Gardel.

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