Copa America Top Goal Scorers in Every Edition

Copa America, the oldest international football competition is one of the most popular and most watched football tournaments. In every edition, the top goal scorer receives the Golden Boot and the best player receives the Golden Ball award. Here we’ve created lists of all top goal scorers in every edition.

copa america top scorers in every edition

Who was the top goal scorer in the first edition?

Isabelino Gradin was the top goal scorer in the first edition of Copa America which was held in 1916. The Uruguayan player scored 3 goals in 3 games as there were only 4 teams in the first edition.

Who was the top scorer in the Previous edition (2021)?

Lionel Messi and Luis Diaz were the joint top goal scorers in the previous edition of Copa America. Both players scored 4 goals each. Lionel Messi later won the Copa America title with Argentina.

Who has scored the most goals in a single edition?

With 9 goals in a single edition, Jair da Rosa, Maschio, and Ambrois have scored the goals in one Copa America tournament.

Copa America 2024 Golden Boot Winners

Player Goals Country Copa America
Isabelino Gradin 3 Uruguay 1916
AngelĀ  Romano 4 Uruguay 1917
Arthur Friedenreich & Neco 4 each Brazil 1919
Jose Perez & Angel Romano 3 each Uruguay 1920
Julio Libonatti 3 each Argentina 1921
Julio Francia 4 each Argentina 1922
Vicente Aguirre
Pedro Petrone
3 each Argentina
Uruguay
1923
Pedro Petrone 4 Uruguay 1924
Manuel Seoane 6 Argentina 1925
David Arell 7 Chile 1926
Alfredo, Roberto, Segundo, Pedro, Hector 3 each Argentina, Uruguay, Argentina, Uruguay 1927
Aurelio Gonzalez 5 Paraguay 1929
Herminio Masantonio 4 Argentina 1935
Raul Toro 7 Chile 1937
Teodoro Fernandez 7 Peru 1939
Juan Marvezzi 5 Argentina 1941
Jose Manuel Moreno &
Herminio Masantonio
7 each Argentina 1942
Heleno de Freitas & Norberto Mendez 6 each Brazil, Argentina 1945
Jose Maria Medina 7 Uruguay 1946
Nicolas Falero 8 Uruguay 1947
Jair da Rosa Pinto 9 Brazil 1949
Francisco Molina 7 Chile 1953
Rodolfo Micheli 8 Argentina 1955
Enrique Hormazabal 4 Chile 1956
Javier Ambrois & Humberto Maschio 9 each Uruguay, Argentina 1957
Jose Sanfilippo & Pele 8 each Argentina 1959
Carlos Alberto Raffo 6 Ecuador 1963
Luis Artime 5 Argentina 1967
Ernesto Diaz & Leopoldo Luque 4 each Colombia, Argentina 1975
Eugenio Morel & Jorge Peredo 4 each Paraguay, Chile 1979
Carlos Aguilera, Roberto Dinamite, & Jorge Burruchaga 3 each Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina 1983
Arnoldo Iguaran 4 Colombia 1987
Bebeto 6 Brazil 1989
Gabriel Batistuta 6 Argentina 1991
Jose Luis Dolgetta 4 Venezuela 1993
Luis Garcia & Gabriel Batistuta 4 each Mexico, Argentina 1995
Luis Hernandez 6 Mexico 1997
Ronaldo & Rivaldo 5 each Brazil 1999
Victor Aristizabal 6 Colombia 2001
Adriano 7 Brazil 2004
Robinho 6 Brazil 2007
Paolo Guerrero 5 Peru 2011
Eduardo Vargas & Paolo Guerrero 4 each Chile, Peru 2015
Eduardo Vargas 6 Chile 2016
Everton Soares, Paolo Guerrero 3 Brazil, Peru 2019
Lionel Messi & Luis Diaz 4 each Argentina & Colombia 2021

So these are the top goal scorers of Copa America in each edition. What do you think who will be the top goal scorer in 2024? Have your prediction in the comment section below.

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