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Copa America Prize Money: Copa America 2019-20

Copa America Prize Money 2019/20

Copa America Prize Money – how much does the winner get?

Copa America Prize Money 2019? How much did Chile and Argentina win in prize money 2016 for reaching the finals in the last edition in 2016? What is the Copa America Prize Money Breakdown? Do you know the Copa America Prize Money Distribution? Who won how much Copa America prize money 2019? Any idea what is the Copa America 2019 Prize Money?

The tournament rules for Copa America has been haphazard so far. The tournament has actually been scheduled to be hosted every four years. However, after the 2015 edition took place in Chile, there was a special edition the very next year in the US in 2016 and now it is being held three years after that in Brazil.
The situation is even more complicated as the next edition of the tournament is being held next year itself with the teams playing Copa America 2020 in Argentina and Colombia. Both Colombia and Argentina have been awarded the hosting rights for the Copa America 2020 edition.

2019 edition:

For the 2019 edition, Chile was supposed to be the original host while Brazil were supposed to host the tournament in 2015. However, as Brazil had already hosted the 2013 Confed Cup, the 2014 edition of the men’s FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, they decided and agreed with Chile and CONMEBOL to switch the tournament hosting rights with Chile who were due to host in 2019 in CONMEBOL’s rule of teams hosting the Copa America in alphabetical order.
The switch was confirmed all the way back in 2012 and hence we can expect Brazil to be prepared for the event and have better preparations in place than they did for the 2013 Confed Cup or the 2014 edition of the men’s FIFA World Cup.

Copa America Prize money for winner 2019?

The total prize money for Copa America is $21.5 Million in an estimated way. Although, the prize money is distributed amongst the winners, runners-up and participants. Also, the money will be distributed in the correct ratio amongst the best teams in order of their performance.

List of Copa America Prize Money Distribution 2019 Season

Copa America 2019 Prize Money? Below we have prepared a list on how many is distributed among the participating teams in the Copa America.

The winning team is expected to get a sum of $6.5 Million for winning the Copa America. They are also awarded the Gold Cup. However, the exact accuracy of this figure is unknown since this was the money awarded in the last edition and it could vary slightly this year. However, trusted sources have confirmed that even if it does change, it is unlikely to vary a lot.

Runners up Prize:

The Runners-up are likely to win a prize money of $3.5 Million; almost half of the prize money won by the winners. However, they, like the winners, could stand to gain more as they would be subjected to a lot of money and prizes from sponsors and other local federations. They also get silver medals

While the second team gets a lot less than the first, the difference between the second and the third is not that high. So the team who finishes third gets bronze medals alongside winning a fulsome amount of $3 Million. More good news follows for the fourth placed team as well and their reward for reaching the semi final is there. While they do not get any medals, they are handsomely awarded otherwise with an amount of $2.5 Million in cash as prize money.

Prize Money Breakdown & Distribution 2019

How does the distribution system works? Here we will take a look at Prize Money breakdown

The team who wins gets to go home with $6.5 Million followed by the second team at $3.5 Million, the third team ends up with $3 Million and the fourth team gets $2.5 Million in cash as prize money. The money from the four teams add up to $15.5 Million. This still leaves over an amount of $6 Million for the rest of the teams who reach the quarter finals stage.

In the quarter finals stage, there are 8 teams. While four of them progress to the top four or the semi-finals and win something from the $15.5 Million pot, the four left out teams distribute the remaining $6 Million prize money amongst themselves. They divide the money equally and each team gets a some of $1.5 Million as an incentive for reaching the quarter finals of the knockout stages.

2019 Prize Money Final stage

How much money does the winner get? So the CONMEBOL gave out a total of $21.5 million for the last edition of the Copa America. The money was shared amongst the top eight teams and the same format is likely to be repeated again this time.

If a team gets knocked out from the quarter-final, such a country will be rewarded with $1.5 million. The beaten semi-finalists who contest the third-place play-off will get $3 Million and $2.5 Million respectively for the third and fourth spot. The 2019 Copa America final is a $10m game and the winners will be paid $6.5m with the runners-up pocketing $3.5m.

You can see a breakdown of the prizes in our table below.

2019 prize money

Here are the prize money Copa America knockout stage:

Copa America prize money – stage (US$ million) 2019 (predicted) 2017
Champions US$6.5m US$6.5m
Runners-up US$3.5m US$3.5m
Third place US$3.0m US$3.0m
Semi-finalists US$2.5m US$2.5m
Quarter-finalists US$1.5m US$1.5m
Total $21.5m $21.5m

*Prize money is in US dollars

So the Copa America winner gets 6.5 millions US dollars while Runner Up gets 3.5 millions US dollars.

Copa America Finalists prize money table

So how much prize money did they make in Copa America 2017? Most importantly, It was Chile who went on to win the final during the 2017 final between Chile and Argentina and pocketed a handsome larger amount while Argentine after losing the final on a penalty shoot-out had to settle for the lesser and almost half the amount.

Prize money distribution 2017

As we see, the prize money has been predicted to be the same as it was from 2017. Most importantly the amount which the winners got, the finalists got, the semi-finalists and the quarter finalists got are all set to remain the same.

2017 prize money vs 2019 predicted prize money

Copa America prize money – stage (US$ million) 2019 (predicted) 2017
Champions US$6.5m US$6.5m
Runners-up US$3.5m US$3.5m
Third place US$3.0m US$3.0m
Semi-finalists US$2.5m US$2.5m
Quarter-finalists US$1.5m US$1.5m
Total $21.5m $21.5m

*Prize money is in US dollars


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