Copa América Warm-up

The Copa America 2015 is set to begin on Thursday (June 11th) and here you’ll find everything (probably not, but still some interesting things) you want to know about the oldest continental football tournament there is.

Copa America 2015: all groups
Copa America 2015: all groups


12 participants
 There are twelve teams participating in the upcoming edition. Here is the all-time ranking with the 12 teams highlighted:

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Neymar compared to Brazil’s leading goal scorers

In the Copa America match between Peru and Brazil today (14/6/2015) Neymar added another goal to his grand total of 44 for the Brazilian squad, making him the 5th highest goal scorer in the history of Brazil. He has scored those goals in 64 games, and that at the age of only 23 years and 135 days.

All-time top scorers Brazil
All-time top scorers Brazil

It will take some time for Neymar to reach the top-3 of this table, but it will make him appear among Pelé, Ronaldo and Romario, 3 players which are generally considered among the top players in the history of football.

Considering the young age of Neymar and comparing him to those 4 giants, we see that Neymar leaves all of them behind:

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Real Madrid transfers: nationalities

The 2015 winter transfer window is open and Real Madrid is – so far the only team – spending again! A very short update on an earlier post on their transfer expenditures since 2000.

With the transfers of Ødegaard and Lucas Silva, Real Madrid has now spent almost €1.5 billion on signings since 2000 (they are only €37.5M short..). Lucas Silva was the 10th Brazilian to transfer to Real Madrid in this century and Ødegaard, obviously, the youngest and first Norwegian player.

In the table below an overview of the transfers per nationality with corresponding fees:

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