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April 3, 2022

2022 Copa Libertadores: location-map for the 32-team Group Stage./+ Brief profiles of the 4 clubs making their Copa Libertadores Group Stage debuts in 2022…América Mineiro (Brazil), Fortaleza (Brazil), Independiente Petrolero (Bolivia), Red Bull Bragantino (Brazil).

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2022 Copa Libertadores: location-map for the 32-team Group Stage, with Club Histories (Libertadores appearances & titles listed)



By Bill Turianski on the 3rd of April 2022; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.

Links…
-2022 Copa Libertadores/Group Stage (en.wikipedia.org).
-Copa Libertadores (worldfootball.net).
-Summary – CONMEBOL Libertadores [2022 Group Stage] (soccerway.com).

The Group Stage (of 32) begins on 5-7 April (1st game-week).
The group stage, consisting of 6 match-weeks, will last 8 weeks. Two-weeks gaps: after the 2nd game-week, and after the 4th game-week. The 6th and final game-week is 24-26 May. The Round of 16 is in late June & early July. The Final is in October, in Guayaquil, Ecuador: on 29 October 2022 at Estadio Monumental Isidro Romero Carbo, which is owned and operated by Barcelona SC.

The map…
Teams are shown in the two flanking sections on either side of the map, organized by country. Shown there in the country-groupings are each team’s all-time total Libertadores appearances (in the tan-colored column), and Libertadores titles (in the pale-blue-colored column). At the far left of the map-page is the Libertadores titles list by club (25 clubs have won a Libertadores title). At the far right is the Libertadores titles list by country (of the 62 Libertadores titles, 25 have been won by Argentine teams, and 21 have been won by Brazilian teams).

Teams which had to play in the 3 Preliminary Stages [19 teams] are shown in italics (lowest-ranked qualifiers). From these 19 teams, only 4 qualified for the Group Stage of 32:
América Mineiro (BRA), Estudiantes (ARG), Olimpia (PAR), The Strongest (BOL). Those four teams remain on the map here, while the other 15 preliminary-round teams who were eliminated are no longer on the map here.

So that makes the breakdown for the 2022 Libertadores Group Stage the following…
Brazil, 8 teams (6 teams [including 1 team from the preliminaries] + the Cup Holder: Palmeiras + the Copa Sudamericana winner: Athletico Paranaense).
Argentina, 6 teams [including 1 team from the preliminaries].
Paraguay, 3 teams [including 1 team from the preliminaries].
Bolivia, 3 teams [including 1 team from the preliminaries].
Uruguay, 2 teams.
Colombia, 2 teams.
Chile, 2 teams.
Ecuador, 2 teams.
Peru, 2 teams.
Venezuela, 2 teams.



    Below: The 4 clubs making their Copa Libertadores Group Stage debuts in 2022

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• América Mineiro (Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state, Brazil)
América Mineiro are the third-largest club in Belo Horizonte, behind two-time Libertadores winners Cruzeiro, and one-time Libertadores winners Atlético Mineiro. Belo Horizonte is the 7th-largest city in South America, with a metro-area population of around 5.8 million. Belo Horizonte is situated inland, and is located, by road, 438 km (272 mi) N of Rio de Janeiro. América Futebol Clube (MG), est. 1912, have played 18 seasons in the Brazilian top-flight, starting in 1971. América Mineiro wear green-and-black vertically-striped jerseys. In the last decade-and-half América Mineiro have moved out of the third tier and have become a Série A/Série B yo-yo club. In 2009, América Mineiro were promoted to Série B. In the following year of 2010, América Mineiro were promoted again, to Série A. That same year of 2010 saw the club renovating their ground. But in 2011, América Mineiro were relegated back to the 2nd tier. Three years later, in 2015, they were promoted back to Série A, only to go back down to Série B again in 2016. Then América Mineiro did it again: up to the top flight in 2017; down once again to the 2nd division in 2018. In 2019, though, they remained in Série B. In 2020, they were promoted once again to Série A. And in 2021, América Mineiro finished in 8th place in the Brasileiro, which was good enough for Brazil’s final Libertadores preliminary-round spot. In the 2022 Libertadores preliminaries’ 2nd round in February, América Mineiro beat Guaraní (of Paraguay), on penalties. Then in the preliminaries’ 3rd round in March, América Mineiro beat Barcelona SC (of Ecuador), on penalties. So in the 2022 Libertadores Group Stage, América Mineiro make their Libertadores group stage debut, playing in a group that includes local rivals Atlético Mineiro. América Mineiro play at the 23-K-capacity Estádio Independência, which is a rather decent four-stand arena that was opened in 1950, and extensively renovated in 2010-12. América Mineiro’s pre-COVID attendance figures were: 6,479 per league match in Série A in 2018, and 3,907 per league match in Série B in 2019.

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• Fortaleza (Fortaleza, Ceará state, Brazil)
Fortaleaza are from Fortaleza, capital of the state of Ceará, up in the northeast of Brazil. Fortaleza is the 11th-largest city in South America, with a metro-area population of around 3.9 million. Fortaleza Esporte Clube, est. 1918, have played 24 seasons in the Brazilian top-flight, starting in 1959, but had never played in the Copa Libertadores. Fortaleza had earned a Libertadores spot though, back in 1968, when they finished as runners-up in Brazil. But the Brazilian fútbol authorities decided to void their 1969 Copa Libertadores spots (2 spots), because that would (supposedly) come in conflict with the Brazilian national team’s preparations for the 1970 World Cup Qualifiers. Five years ago, in 2017, stuck in the third division, Fortaleza won promotion from Série C. Four years ago, in 2018, Fortaleza won their second-straight promotion, finishing in 1st in Série B and drawing a 2nd-tier-best 29,400 per league match. Then three years ago, in 2019, Fortaleza were finally back in Série A, and were one of the highest-drawing Brazilian clubs, drawing 33,800 per league match. They finished in a decent 9th place in 2019. But in their second season back in the top tier, in 2020, Fortaleza almost got relegated, finishing in 16th and only avoiding the drop on goal-difference. However, last year, in 2021, Fortaleza had an amazing turnaround and finished in 4th place in the 2021 Brasileiro. That was good enough for Fortaleza to win their first-ever Copa Libertadores spot: an automatic qualification for the 2022 Libertadores group stage. Fortaleza wear blue-and-red-horizontally-striped jerseys. They play at the 63-K-capacity Castelão, which they share with local rivals Ceará Sporting Club (who are also currently a top-flight club).

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• Independiente Petrolero (Sucre, Bolivia)
With a population of around 390,000, Sucre is the 6th-largest city in Bolivia, sitting 1.7 miles up in the thin air, 2,810 meters (9,220 ft) above sea level. Sucre is located, by road, 689 km (428 mi) SE of La Paz. Sucre is the constitutional capital of Bolivia, and the capital of the Chuquisaca Department. The club was established in 1932, as Independiente Sporting Club. In 1953, the club began to be administered by Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB), and changed its name to Club Independiente Petrolero. The club have played 22 seasons in the Bolivian Primera División, starting in 1972. They won their first Bolivian title in 2021, one year after winning promotion back to the top tier. Independiente Petrolero wear red-and-white-vertically-striped jerseys. They share a 32-K-capacity ground, Estadio Olímpico Patria, with local rivals Universitario de Sucre.
Image credit above – Independiente Petrolero jersey badge via footballkitarchive.com.

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• Red Bull Bragantino (Bragança Paulista, São Paulo state, Brazil)
Red Bull Bragantino are owned by Austrian energy drink conglomerate Red Bull GmbH, and feature Red Bull’s logo, and, like the Bundesliga’s Red Bull Leipzig, and the Austrian Bundesliga’s Red Bull Salzburg, and Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls, they wear white jerseys with red pants. They are located in the city of Bragança Paulista (population of 170,000), which is on the northern outer edge of the sprawling São Paulo metro-area, 67 km (42 mi) N of the São Paulo city-centre. Before April 2019, the club was called Clube Atlético Bragantino, and wore black-and-white. The club has played 12 seasons in the Brazilian top-flight, starting in 1990. Like Fortaleza, Red Bull Bragantino have recently won back-to-back promotions – they were promoted up to Série B in 2018, and then were promoted up to Série A in 2019. Red Bull Bragantino finished in 10th place in the Brasileiro in 2020. Then last year in 2021, they finished in 6th, which is Brazil’s last Libertadores group stage spot. Red Bull Bragantino play at the 17-K-capacity Estádio Nabi Abi Chedid. As one can see by that capacity figure, Red Bull Bragantino are not that large a club: pre-COVID [2019], Bragantino were drawing 6,200 per league match in Série B. But the club is able to compete at the top-flight level thanks to Red Bull’s financial clout.



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Thanks to all at the links below…
-Globe-map of South America by Luan at File:South America (orthographic projection).svg (en.wikipedia.org/[South America]).
-Blank map of South America by Anbans 585 at File:CONMEBOL laea location map without rivers.svg (en.wikipedia.org/[2018 Copa Libertadores]).
-Copa Libertadores 1960-2019 Club Histories (rsssf.com).
-Libertadores titles list {en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_Libertadores#Performances_by_club}.

February 8, 2022

2022 Copa Libertadores: location-map for the 47-team tournament, with Club Histories (Libertadores appearances & titles listed).

Filed under: Copa Libertadores — admin @ 1:26 pm

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2022 Copa Libertadores: location-map for the 47-team tournament, with Club Histories (Libertadores appearances & titles listed)




By Bill Turianski on the 8th of February 2022; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-2022 Copa Libertadores (en.wikipedia.org).
-Summary: results, fixtures, standings (flashscore.co.uk).
-espn.com/[libertadores].

This map includes the Preliminary-Stage teams: there are 19 preliminary-stage teams…and only four of those 19 teams will advance to the Group Stage. (Note: the 19 preliminary clubs are shown in italics, on the teams-by-country lists.)
Schedule
-The first of 3 Preliminary stages start on 8th & 9th February {2022 Copa Libertadores, Qualifying stages (en.wikipedia.org)}.
-The Group Stage starts on 5th-through-7th April. The draw for the Group Stage is on the 23rd of March. {2022 Copa Libertadores, Group Stage (en.wikipedia.org)}.

Qualified teams by country:
•Brazil has 9 teams (7 + Copa Libertadores holder + Copa Sudamericana holder).
•Argentina has 6 teams.
•The eight other countries all have 4 teams each, in the tournament (Uruguay, Colombia, Paraguay, Ecuador, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela).

(Note: Copa Libertadores winner of the 2021 tournament – and repeat champions – was Palmeiras, of São Paulo, Brazil. Copa Sudamericana winner of the 2021 tournament was Athletico Paranaense, of Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.)




    Cities with teams in 2022 Copa Libertadores

This is the first time on one of my Copa Libertadores maps that I have included a chart which shows all the cities with teams in the tournament, and their populations. The chart below is the same one that is at the top-centre of the map-page. It includes the ten largest metropolitan areas in South America (eight of which have teams in the 2022 Copa Libertadores). The list then shows all the other top-50-largest metro-areas in South America with Libertadores teams this year. And then the list shows the other metro-areas with Libertadores teams this year.
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Cities with teams in 2022 Copa Libertadores: Metropolitan-area figures for 50 largest South American cities [from 2015] at: List of South American metropolitan areas by population (en.wikipedia.org). Population figures for other cities with teams in tournament can be found at: each city’s en.wikipedia page.



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Thanks to all at the links below
-Globe-map of South America by Luan at File:South America (orthographic projection).svg (en.wikipedia.org/[South America]).
-Blank map of South America by Anbans 585 at File:CONMEBOL laea location map without rivers.svg (en.wikipedia.org/[2018 Copa Libertadores]).
-Populations…Cities with teams in 2022 Copa Libertadores: Metropolitan-area figures for 50 largest South American cities from 2015 at: List of South American metropolitan areas by population (en.wikipedia.org). & Population figures for other cities with teams in tournament at: each city’s en.wikipedia page.
-2022 Copa Libertadores (en.wikipedia.org).
-Copa Libertadores 1960-2019 Club Histories (rsssf.com).
-Libertadores titles list {en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_Libertadores#Performances_by_club}.

July 9, 2021

2021 Copa Libertadores: map of Final Stages (16 teams)./+ All of the Round-of-16 stadiums, with club info.

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2021 Copa Libertadores: map of Final Stages (16 teams)

By Bill Turianski on the 9th of July 2021; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-2021 Copa Libertadores/Final Stages (en.wikipedia.org).
-Summary – CONMEBOL Libertadores – Final Stages [2021] (soccerway.com).




The Round of 16
The first legs of the 2021 Copa Libertadores Round of 16 will be played from 13 to 15 July {click on the links at the top of this post for the fixtures}.

The breakdown of qualified clubs-by-country…
•Brazil: 6 clubs (Atlético Mineiro, Palmeiras, Flamengo, Fluminense, Internacional, São Paulo). This includes reigning champions Palmeiras.
•Argentina: 6 clubs (Racing, Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Vélez Sarsfield, Defensa y Justicia, River Plate).
•Paraguay: 2 clubs (Cerro Porteño, Olimpia).
•Chile: 1 club (Universidad Católica).
•Ecuador: 1 club (SC Barcelona).

This is the most clubs – 12 clubs – that the Big 2 (Brazil & Argentina) have ever placed into the Round of 16. Last year, Brazil had 6 clubs in the Round of 16, while Argentina had ‘only’ 3 clubs. The previous most-ever-clubs placed by the Big 2 into the Round of 16 was in 2018, with 11 clubs (Brazil 5/Argentina 6).

Paraguay have 2 clubs in the Round of 16 this year: Cerro Porteño, and 3-time-Libertadores champions Club Olimpia.

Ecuador, coming off an impressive 3-clubs-in-the-Round-of-16 last year {2020}, have one club in this year, SC Barcelona of Guayaquil.

Chile have a club into the Round of 16 for the first time since 2018 (Universidad Católica).

For the third straight year, Colombia has underachieved and have placed zero clubs in the Round of 16. Also notable by their absence are any Uruguayan clubs.

There is one club making its Round of 16 debut – Defensa y Justicia, of Florencio Varela, a city of 79,000, located in the far southern suburbs of Greater Buenos Aires.

    Below: 2020 Libertadores Round of 16 venues – all 16 clubs’ stadiums…

#1 seed, Atlético Mineiro – Mineirão, in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
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Photo credit above – photo by Prefeitura de Belo Horizonte at flickr.com.

#2 seed, Palmeiras – Allianz Parque (aka Palestra Itália), in São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
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Image credit above – screenshot from video uploaded by One Man Wolfpack at youtube.com.

#3 seed, Racing Club – Estadio Juan Domingo Perón (aka El Cilindro de Avellaneda), in Avellaneda, Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Photo credit above – twitter.com/[@mdkro] via twitter.com/[@RacingManiacos].

#4 seed, Barcelona SC -
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Image credit above – screenshot of video uploaded by Christian Merchán at youtube.com.




#5 seed, Flamengo – Maracanã (Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Photo credit above – Johnson Barros at flickr.com.

#6 seed, Argentinos Juniors – Estadio Diego Armando Maradona, in Villa General Mitre, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Image credit above – unattributed at codigopatron.com.

#7 seed, Fluminense – Maracanã (Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Photo credit above – Getty Images via eurosport.com.

#8 seed, Internacional – Estádio Beira-Rio, in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.
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Photo credit above – unattributed at br.pinterest.com.




#9 seed, São Paulo FC – Estádio do Morumbi (Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo), in the Morumbi district of São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
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Photo credit above – Morumbi Tour/ Divulgação via revistamineracao.com.br.

#10 seed, Boca Juniors – – La Bombonera (‘the Chocolate Box’), in La Boca district of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Photo credit above – unattributed at twitter.com/[@ftblsm].

#11 seed, Vélez Sarsfield – Estadio José Amalfitani, in Liniers district of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Photo credit above – velez.com.ar/club/estadio.

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#12 seed, Cerro Porteño -
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Photo credit above – unattributed at twitter.com/[@sc_espn].




#13 seed, Defensa y Justicia – Estadio Norberto “Tito” Tomaghello, in Florencio Varela [in Greater Buenos Aires], Buenos Aires province, Argentina.
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Image credit above – screenshot from video uploaded by Tirando DATA con Walter Queijeiro at
youtube.com.

#14 seed, River Plate – El Monumental (Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti), in the Belgrano district of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Photo credit above – dronestagr.am/estadio-monumental-buenos-aires-argentina.

#15 seed, Universidad Católica – Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo
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Photo credit above – unattributed at opinion.cooperativa.cl.

#16 seed, Club Olimpia – Estadio Manuel Ferreira, in barrio Mariscal López in Asunción, Paraguay.
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Image credit above – unattributed at facebook.com/fotociclo.





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Thanks to all at the links below…
-Globe-map of South America by Luan at File:South America (orthographic projection).svg (en.wikipedia.org/[South America]).
-Blank map of South America by Anbans 585 at File:CONMEBOL laea location map without rivers.svg (en.wikipedia.org/[2018 Copa Libertadores]).
-2020 Copa Libertadores (en.wikipedia.org).
-Copa Libertadores 1960-2019 Club Histories (rsssf.com).
-Libertadores titles list {en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_Libertadores#Performances_by_club}.

April 18, 2021

2021 Copa Libertadores: location-map for the 32-team Group Stage, with Club Histories (Libertadores appearances & titles listed); plus 2 charts: Libertadores titles by club & by country.

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2021 Copa Libertadores: location-map for the 32-team Group Stage, with Club Histories (Libertadores appearances & titles listed); plus 2 charts: Libertadores titles by club & by country




By Bill Turianski on the 18th of April 2021; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.

Links…
-2021 Copa Libertadores/Group Stage (en.wikipedia.org).
-Summary – CONMEBOL Libertadores [2021] (soccerway.com).

The Group Stage (of 32) begins on 20-22 April (1st game-week).
The Group Stage, consisting of 6 match-weeks, will last six weeks – no break weeks this season. This is of course because the tournament was delayed in starting, due to the COVID pandemic.

The preliminary stages finished 13-15 April, and of the 19 preliminary-stage teams, the four teams to survive were:
Atlético Nacional (COL), Independiente del Valle (ECU), Junior (COL), Santos (BRA).

So that makes the breakdown for the 2021 Libertadores Group Stage the following…
Brazil, 7 teams (6 teams [including 1 team from the preliminaries] + the Cup Holder: Palmeiras).
Argentina, 6 teams (5 teams + the Copa Sudamericana winner: Defensa y Justicia).
Colombia, 4 teams [including 2 teams from the preliminaries].
Ecuador, 3 teams [including 1 team from the preliminaries].
Uruguay, 2 teams.
Paraguay, 2 teams.
Chile, 2 teams.
Peru, 2 teams.
Bolivia, 2 teams.
Venezuela, 2 teams.

There are two clubs making their Libertadores Group Stage debuts
•Rentistas. From Montevideo, Uruguay, located in the Cerrito neighborhood in the northern part of the city (about 13 km/8 miles north of central Montevideo). Club Atlético Rentistas have played 28 seasons of top flight fútbol. Rentistas are somewhat of a yo-yo club, with 7 separate spells in the Uruguayan Primera División since 1971. Rentistas won promotion from the second tier in 2019. Then, back in the top flight after a four-year absence, they finished tied for first, with Club Nacional, in the 2020 Uruguayan Primera División Apertura (15-game mini-season which ended in October). That alone gave them qualification for the 2021 Libertadores Group Stage. Rentistas went on to win the Apertura tie-breaker match with Nacional in mid-October 2020. But in April 2021, Rentistas lost to Nacional in the 3-team 2020 Uruguayan Primera División Championship Play-offs, losing 3-1 aggregate. Rentistas play in the 10,600-capacity Estadio Complejo Rentistas (opened 1998), which is owned by the club. Here is a recent aerial photo (from August 2020) of Estadio Complejo Rentistas {twitter.com/[@nahuelzn}. Rentistas wear red jerseys and white pants.
•Unión La Calera. From La Calera, in an interior valley within the Valparaiso region of Chile, located (by road) 114 km (71 mi) north-west of Santiago. La Calera is rather small to have a top-flight club: it has a population of around 50,000 {2017 figure}. Unión La Calera have played 24 seasons of top flight fútbol (including 8 of the last 10 seasons). In the 2020 Chilean Primera División, Unión La Calera were runners-up to Universidad Católica, thus qualifying for the group stage of the 2021 Libertadores. Unión La Calera play at Estadio Municipal Nicolás Chahuán Nazar, which has a 9,200 capacity. Here is a photo of the futuristic municipal stadium that Unión La Calera play in {plataformaarquitectura.cl/estadio-municipal-nicolas-chahuan-nazar}. The venue-site dates back to 1950, but the original stadium was demolished, and an entrirely new stadium was constructed in 2017-19. Unión La Calera wear all-red kits and have a simple yet smart-looking crest which is a disk in two shades of red, with a U-L-C sans-serif wordmark in navy blue and green.

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Thanks to all at the links below...
-Globe-map of South America by Luan at File:South America (orthographic projection).svg (en.wikipedia.org/[South America]).
-Blank map of South America by Anbans 585 at File:CONMEBOL laea location map without rivers.svg (en.wikipedia.org/[2018 Copa Libertadores]).
-Blank map of Greater Buenos Aires, by NordNordWest at File:Argentina Greater Buenos Aires location map.svg (en.wikipedia.org).
-2021 Copa Libertadores (en.wikipedia.org).
-Copa Libertadores 1960-2019 Club Histories (rsssf.com).
-Libertadores titles list {en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_Libertadores#Performances_by_club}.

Thanks to James Nalton at World Football Index.com for tweets & re-tweets {World Football Index.com}.

February 23, 2021

2021 Copa Libertadores: location-map for the 47-team tournament, with Club Histories (Libertadores appearances & titles listed). With a description of the 2 qualifying-spots (from Uruguay) and the 5 placements (from Brazil) yet to be determined.

Filed under: Copa Libertadores — admin @ 9:10 am

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2021 Copa Libertadores: location-map for the 47-team tournament, with Club Histories (Libertadores appearances & titles listed)



By Bill Turianski on the 23rd of February 2021; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-2021 Copa Libertadores (en.wikipedia.org).
-Summary: results, fixtures, standings (flashscore.co.uk).
-espn.com/[libertadores]
-Schedule: 2021 Copa Libertadores schedule.

Updated on Monday, the 8th of March: all Brazil spots are finalized.

The 2021 Copa Libertadores Preliminaries start on 23 and 24 February. (The Group Stage will start on 16 April.) As I did last year, I will post an updated map for the Group Stage, around the 12th of April; then I will post a map/chart for the the Final Stages when the Round of 16 starts, around the middle of July. Of course, that is all subject to change (as it was last season…due to the COVID pandemic).

    2020 Copa Libertadores…the 62nd edition of South America’s most prestigious fútbol competition.

Shown on the map are the 47 teams that have qualified for the 2021 Libertadores.

This map includes the preliminary-stage teams: there are 19 preliminary-stage teams…and only four of those 19 teams will advance to the Group Stage. (Note: the 19 preliminary clubs are shown in italics, on the teams-by-country lists.)

Qualified teams by country:
Brazil has 8 teams (7+ Copa Libertadores holder).
Argentina has 7 teams (6+ Copa Sudamericana holder).
The eight other countries all have 4 teams each, in the tournament (Uruguay, Colombia, Paraguay, Ecuador, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela).

(Note: Copa Libertadores winner of the 2020 tournament was Palmeiras, of São Paulo, Brazil. Copa Sudamericana winner of the 2020 tournament was Defensa y Justicia, of Florencio Varela in Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina.)

One other note:
This is the first time I have listed, on the map, the city-location of every qualified team. Also, for the first time, I have included an inset map. The inset map is of Greater Buenos Aires. I included this because all 7 qualified teams from Argentina are from either Buenos Aires (5 teams), or from Greater Buenos Aires (2 teams). This is unprecedented.



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Thanks to all at the links below
-Globe-map of South America by Luan at File:South America (orthographic projection).svg (en.wikipedia.org/[South America]).
-Blank map of South America by Anbans 585 at File:CONMEBOL laea location map without rivers.svg (en.wikipedia.org/[2018 Copa Libertadores]).
-Blank map of Greater Buenos Aires, by NordNordWest at File:Argentina Greater Buenos Aires location map.svg (en.wikipedia.org).
-2021 Copa Libertadores (en.wikipedia.org).
-Copa Libertadores 1960-2019 Club Histories (rsssf.com).
-Libertadores titles list {en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_Libertadores#Performances_by_club}.

November 13, 2020

2020 Copa Libertadores: map of Final Stages (16 teams)./+ Illustrations for 2020 Libertadores Round of 16 venues – all sixteen of the Round-of-16 stadiums.

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2020 Copa Libertadores: map of Final Stages (16 teams)

By Bill Turianski on the 13th of November 2020; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-2020 Copa Libertadores/Final Stages (en.wikipedia.org).
-Summary – CONMEBOL Libertadores – Final Stages [2020] (soccerway.com).




The Round of 16
The first legs of the 2020 Copa Libertadores Round of 16 will be played on the 24th, 25th, and 26th of November {click on the links above for the fixtures}.

Brazil led with six teams in the final 16, followed by Argentina and Ecuador with three teams each, Paraguay with two teams, and Bolivia and Uruguay with one team each. The big surprises here were A) the fact that a Bolivian team advanced to the round of 16 (Jorge Wilstermann), and B) that for the first time ever, three Ecuadorian teams have made it to the round of 16. Those three teams from Ecuador are: LDU Quito (who won the Libertadores title in 2008), Independiente del Valle (who were a Libertadores finalist in 2016), and newcomers Delfín (who have now advanced to the round of 16 in only their 3rd-ever Libertadores appearance). You can see the stadiums of these three teams, as well as all the others, below.

(Teams/venues below listed by Seeds {2020 Libertadores Round of 16/Qualified teams/seeds {en.wikipedia.org}.)

    Below: 2020 Libertadores Round of 16 venues – all 16 clubs’ stadiums…

Seed #1: Palmeiras (Brazil) – Allianz Parque [aka Palestra Itália Arena], in São Paulo, Brazil.
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Image credit above – screenshot from video uploaded by One Man Wolfpack at youtube.com.

Seed #2: Santos (Brazil) – Vila Belmiro (aka Estádio Urbano Caldeira), in Santos, São Paulo state, Brazil.
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Image credit above – screenshot from video uploaded by Helder Almeida at youtube.com.

Seed #3: Flamengo (Brazil) – Maracanã [aka Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho], in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Image credit above – screenshot from video uploaded by Discovery Channel Southeast Asia at youtube.com.

Seed #4: Club Nacional (Uruguay) – Gran Parque Central, in Montevideo, Uruguay.
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Photo credit above – unattributed at br.pinterest.com.




Seed #5: Boca Juniors (Argentina) – La Bombonera (‘the Chocolate Box’), in La Boca district of Buenos Aires FD, Argentina.
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Photo credit above – worldstrides.com.

Seed #6: River Plate (Argentina) – El Monumental, in the Belgrano district of Buenos Aires FD, Argentina.
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Photo credit above – Fulviusbsas at File:RiverPlateStadium.jpg (commons.wikimedia.org).

Seed #7: Grêmio (Brazil) – Arena do Grêmio, in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.
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Photo credit above – unattributed at deville.com.br/blog.

Seed #8: CD Jorge Wilstermann (Bolivia) – Estadio Sudamericano Félix Capriles, in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
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Photo credit above – unattributed at regupol.com.




Seed #9: Racing (Argentina) – El Cilindro, in Avellaneda, Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Photo credit above – unattributed at radiomitre.cienradios.com/cilindro-avellaneda-festeja-68-anos-vida.

Seed #10: Club Guaraní (Paraguay) – Estadio Rogelio Livieres, in Asunción, Paraguay.
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Photo credit above – File photo from abc.com.py/deportes.

Seed #11: Independiente del Valle (Ecuador) – Estadio Rumiñahui, in Sangolquí, Ecuador
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Image credit above – screenshot of photo by Daniel Corella [March 2019] at google.com/maps.

Seed #12: LDU [Quito] (Ecuador) – La Casa Blanca, in Quito, Ecuador.
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Photo credit above – unattributed at m.facebook.com via skyscrapercity.com.




Seed#13: Athletico Paranaense (Brazil) – Arena da Baixada (aka Estádio Joaquim Américo), in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.
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Image credit above – screenshot from video uploaded by Wassmansdorff at youtube.com.

Seed #14: Internacional (Brazil) – Estádio Beira-Rio, in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.
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Photo credit above – unattributed at pinterest.com.

Seed #15: Delfín (Ecuador) – Estadio Joacay, in Manta, Ecuador.
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Photo credit above – eldiario.ec.

Seed #16: Libertad (Paraguay) – Tuyukuá, in Asunción, Paraguay.
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Photo credit above – LN via hoy.com.py/deportes.
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Thanks to all at the links below…
-Globe-map of South America by Luan at File:South America (orthographic projection).svg (en.wikipedia.org/[South America]).
-Blank map of South America by Anbans 585 at File:CONMEBOL laea location map without rivers.svg (en.wikipedia.org/[2018 Copa Libertadores]).
-2020 Copa Libertadores (en.wikipedia.org).
-Copa Libertadores 1960-2019 Club Histories (rsssf.com).
-Libertadores titles list {en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_Libertadores#Performances_by_club}.

March 3, 2020

2020 Copa Libertadores: location-map for the 32-team Group Stage, with Club Histories (Libertadores appearances & titles listed); plus 2 charts: Libertadores titles by club & by country.

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2020 Copa Libertadores: location-map for the 32-team Group Stage




By Bill Turianski on 3 March 2020; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.

Links…
-2020 Copa Libertadores/Group Stage (en.wikipedia.org).
-Summary – CONMEBOL Libertadores [2020] (soccerway.com).

-Camisetas de la Copa Libertadores 2020 (2020 Libertadores Jerseys/all 32 teams) (todosobrecamisetas.com).

-Experts Preview CONMEBOL Libertadores Group Stage: Profiles of all 32 teams taking part in the 2020 Libertadores Group Stage (copalibertadores.com/en).

The Group Stage (of 32) begins on 3-5 March (1st game-week). The Group Stage lasts 2 months, and has 6 game-weeks, with the final game-week played on 5-7 May.
{2019 Copa Libertadores schedule.}

Qualified teams for the Group Stage, by country: Brazil has 7 teams (6+ Copa Libertadores holder). Argentina has 5 teams. Ecuador has 4 teams (3+ Copa Sudamericana holder). Colombia and Paraguay have 3 teams each. The five other countries all have 2 teams each (Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela).

The map…
Teams are shown in the two flanking sections on either side of the map, organized by country. Shown there in the country-groupings are each team’s all-time total Libertadores appearances (in the tan-colored column), and Libertadores titles (in the pale-blue-colored column).

Teams which had to play in the 3 Preliminary Stages [19 teams] are shown in italics (lowest-ranked qualifiers). From these 19 teams, only 4 qualified for the Group Stage of 32: Barcelona SC (Ecuador), Guaraní (Paraguay), Independiente Medellín (Colombia), Internacional (Brazil).

At the far left of the map-page is the Libertadores titles list by club (25 clubs have won the Libertadores title). At the far right is the Libertadores titles list by country (of the 59 Libertadores titles, 25 have been won by Argentine teams, and 19 have been won by Brazilian teams).
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Thanks to all at the links below…
-Globe-map of South America by Luan at File:South America (orthographic projection).svg (en.wikipedia.org/[South America]).
-Blank map of South America by Anbans 585 at File:CONMEBOL laea location map without rivers.svg (en.wikipedia.org/[2018 Copa Libertadores]).
-2020 Copa Libertadores (en.wikipedia.org).
-Copa Libertadores 1960-2019 Club Histories (rsssf.com).
-Libertadores titles list {en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_Libertadores#Performances_by_club}.

Thanks to James Nalton at World Football Index.com for tweets & re-tweets {WFi}.

January 12, 2020

2020 Copa Libertadores: location-map for the 47-team tournament, with Club Histories (Libertadores appearances & titles listed).

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2020 Copa Libertadores: location-map for the 47-team tournament, with Club Histories (Libertadores appearances & titles listed)



By Bill Turianski on 12 January 2020; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links/Sources…
-2020 Copa Libertadores (en.wikipedia.org).
-Copa Libertadores 1960-2019 Club Histories (rsssf.com).

-Schedule is listed at the foot of this post, or click on the following…2020 Copa Libertadores schedule. As I did last year, I will post an updated map for the Group Stage, around the 1st of March; then I will post a map/chart for the the Final Stages when the Round of 16 starts, around the 15th of August.

    2020 Copa Libertadores…the 61st edition of South America’s most prestigious fútbol competition.

Shown on the map are the 47 teams that have qualified for the 2020 Libertadores (including the 28 teams which have qualified for the Group Stage of 32). This map includes the preliminary-stage teams: there are 19 preliminary-stage teams…and only four of those 19 teams will advance to the Group Stage.

Qualified teams by country:
Brazil has 8 teams (7+ Copa Libertadores holder).
Argentina has 6 teams.
Ecuador has 5 teams (4+ Copa Sudamericana holder).
The seven other countries all have 4 teams each, in the tournament (Uruguay, Colombia, Paraguay, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela).

(Note: Copa Libertadores winner in 2019 was Flamengo, of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Copa Sudamericana winner in 2019 was Independiente del Valle, of Sangolquí, Greater Quito, Ecuador.)

On the map page, teams are shown in the two flanking sections on either side of the map of South America, organized by country. Shown there, in the country-groupings, are each team’s all-time total Libertadores appearances (in the tan-colored column), and Libertadores titles (in the pale-blue-colored column). The year of each team’s last appearance and last title are shown alongside, in parentheses.

For the 2020 Libertadores, there are 9 cities with more than one team qualified, and those 9 cities are labelled, and the teams from those cities are shown in small boxes. Within these 9 city-boxes, the qualified teams are positioned to reflect their location within the city (ie, western-most qualified team in the city is on the left; northern-most team is higher up, etc.).

At the far left of the map-page is a chart that shows the Libertadores titles list by club (25 clubs have won the Libertadores title). At the far right is a chart that shows the Libertadores titles list by country (of the 60 Libertadores titles, 25 have been won by Argentine teams, and 19 have been won by Brazilian teams).

Finally, at the top is a banner which includes the reigning champions, Flamengo, of Brazil. On the 23rd of November 2019, in Estadio Monumental in Lima, Peru, Flamengo won their 2nd Libertadores title by beating River Plate (of Argentina) 2-1. Two very late goals by Flamengo’s Gabriel Barbosa won the title for Flamengo. (Flamengo’s first Libertadores title was won in 1981.)


Schedule: {2020 Copa Libertadores schedule.}

The Preliminaries (3 stages) start on 21 January…
Within each country, the top-ranked spots get a bye to the Group Stage. But the 19 lower-ranked spots must play in the 3 Preliminary Stages. The Preliminary spots are portioned out two-per-country, except for 1 preliminary-spot in the country of the Cup Holder (Brazil, this year).

On the Country Lists, the 19 teams that comprise the Preliminary rounds are shown in italics. From these 19 lowest-ranked qualifiers, only 4 will qualify for the Group Stage of 32. The three Preliminary rounds last a little over a month (ending on the 27th of February).

The Group Stage (of 32) begins on 3-5 March (1st game-week)…
The Group Stage lasts 2 months, and has 6 game-weeks, with the final game-week played on 5-7 May.
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Thanks to all at the links below…
-Globe-map of South America by Luan at File:South America (orthographic projection).svg (en.wikipedia.org/[South America]).
-Blank map of South America by Anbans 585 at File:CONMEBOL laea location map without rivers.svg (en.wikipedia.org/[2018 Copa Libertadores]).
-2020 Copa Libertadores (en.wikipedia.org).
-Copa Libertadores 1960-2019 Club Histories (rsssf.com).
-Libertadores titles list {en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_Libertadores#Performances_by_club}.

July 19, 2019

2019 Copa Libertadores: map of Final Stages (16 teams).

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2019 Copa Libertadores: map of Final Stages (16 teams)



By Bill Turianski on 19 July 2019; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.

Links…
-2019 Copa Libertadores/Final Stages (en.wikipedia.org).
-Summary – CONMEBOL Libertadores – Final Stages [2019] (soccerway.com).

Following the Group Stage of March-through-May, the Copa Libertadores Final Stages begin on the 23rd of July, with the field whittled down from 32 to 16. Not surprisingly, the lion’s share of those teams still alive are from the two South American fútbol powers of Brazil (6 teams) and Argentina (4 teams). The Brazilian sides to advance are (in order of seeding): Palmeiras (#1 seed), Cruzeiro (#2 seed), Internacional (#3 seed), Flamengo (#7 seed), Grêmio (#12 seed), and Athletico Paranaense (#14 seed). The Argentinian sides to advance are: Boca Juniors (#6 seed), the Cup-Holder, River Plate (#10 seed), San Lorenzo (#13 seed), and Godoy Cruz (#15 seed).

What is surprising is that three of the remaining 16 teams still alive in the tournament are from Paraguay…all of whom won their groups to advance: Cerro Porteño (#4 seed), Libertad (#5 seed), and three-time Libertadores champions Olimpia (#8 seed). Also somewhat surprising is the advancement of two teams from Ecuador: LDU Quito (#11 seed), and Emelec (#16 seed). But, actually it should not be that much of a shock to see two Ecuadorian clubs survive the Libertadors group stage, seeing as how only 3 seasons ago [2016], a small and unheralded club from Ecuador, Independiente del Valle of Greater Quito, managed to make it all the way to the Finals (losing to Atlético Nacional of Colombia 2-1 aggregate).

To round out the final 16, there is one more side…Club Nacional [of Uruguay] (#9 seed). So, there are no Colombian teams or Chilean teams in the final 16 of the Libertadotes this year, which is surprising.

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Thanks to all at the links below…
-Globe-map of South America by Luan at File:South America (orthographic projection).svg (en.wikipedia.org/[South America]).
-Blank map of South America by Anbans 585 at File:CONMEBOL laea location map without rivers.svg (en.wikipedia.org/[2018 Copa Libertadores]).
-2019 Copa Libertadores (en.wikipedia.org).
-Copa Libertadores 1960-2017 Club Histories (rsssf.com).
-Libertadores titles list {en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_Libertadores#Performances_by_club}.

Thanks to James Nalton at World Football Index.com for tweets & re-tweets {WFi}.

March 3, 2019

2019 Copa Libertadores: location-map for the 32-team Group Stage, with Club Histories (Libertadores appearances & titles listed); plus 2 charts: Libertadores titles by club & by country.

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2019 Copa Libertadores: location-map for the Group Stage, with Club Histories (Libertadores appearances & titles listed); plus 2 charts: Libertadores titles by club & by country



By Bill Turianski on 3 March 2019; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.

Links…
-2019 Copa Libertadores/Group Stage (en.wikipedia.org).
-Summary – CONMEBOL Libertadores [2019] (soccerway.com).

The Group Stage (of 32) begins on 5-7 March (1st game-week). The Group Stage lasts 2 months, and has 6 game-weeks, with the final game-week played on 7-9 May.
{2019 Copa Libertadores schedule.}

Qualified teams for the Group Stage, by country: Brazil has 7 teams (6+ Copa Sudamericana holder). Argentina has 6 teams (5+ Copa Libertadores holder). Chile, Paraguay, and Peru have 3 teams. The 5 other countries all have 2 teams each (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Venezuela).

The map…
Teams are shown in the two flanking sections on either side of the map, organized by country. Shown there in the country-groupings are each team’s all-time total Libertadores appearances (in the tan-colored column), and Libertadores titles (in the pale-blue-colored column).

Teams which had to play in the 3 Preliminary Stages [19 teams] are shown in italics (lowest-ranked qualifiers). From these 19 teams, only 4 qualified for the Group Stage of 32:
Atlético Mineiro (BRA), Libertad (PAR), Melgar (PER), Palestino (CHI).

At the far left of the map-page is the Libertadores titles list by club (25 clubs have won the Libertadores title). At the far right is the Libertadores titles list by country (of the 59 Libertadores titles, 25 have been won by Argentine teams, and 18 have been won by Brazilian teams).
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Thanks to all at the links below…
-Globe-map of South America by Luan at File:South America (orthographic projection).svg (en.wikipedia.org/[South America]).
-Blank map of South America by Anbans 585 at File:CONMEBOL laea location map without rivers.svg (en.wikipedia.org/[2018 Copa Libertadores]).
-2019 Copa Libertadores (en.wikipedia.org).
-Copa Libertadores 1960-2017 Club Histories (rsssf.com).
-Libertadores titles list {en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_Libertadores#Performances_by_club}.

Thanks to James Nalton at World Football Index.com for tweets & re-tweets {WFi}.

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