In the 2011 CONMEBOL Copa America, held in Argentina, Uruguay national team lifted its fifteenth title in the tournament, which is the oldest one on the continent. Due to this last title, the team led the list of champions.
The 2011 CONMEBOL Copa America was the 43rd edition of the tournament and was full of elite football players and many high caliber coaches. It was a head-to-head competition and not predictable at all.
The decisive match was played at the Monumental stadium, and thanks to the goals scored by “Cachavacha” Forlan (2) and Luis Suarez (1), the “Charruas” managed to defeat the Paraguayan team 3-0. There was a noticeable difference in the performance of both teams from the beginning until the end of the match.
The top player of the tournament was Luis Suarez, who had participated in all the matches and scored a total of 4 goals and made 2 assists. A great attacker who knew when to step up to help his team when they needed him the most. He scored not only in the semifinal but in the final as well. The “Pistolero” (gunman) was awarded a more than deserved prize.
Besides, the Peruvian player, Paolo Guerrero, became top scorer of the tournament for the first time, with 5 goals made in 5 matches played. The sub champion, Justo Villar, was awarded best goalkeeper of the competition, due to his outstanding performances in the quarter-final and the semifinal.
Now that the history has been told, recap here the best goals in the CONMEBOL Copa America 2011.