Geographical Extremes in South American Football

  • Extremal Participants
  • Below you find the northernmost, southernmost, easternmost and westernmost clubs to participate in the Copa Libertadores and to participate and win first level competitions.

    Extremal Participants

    Copa Libertadores - Participation

    North: Tigres UANL, Monterrey, Mexico [5]				 Latitude  25°74'N  Longitude 100°19'W
    South: Dep. Concepción and Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile  Latitude  36°48'S  Longitude  73°01'W
    East:  Sport Recife, Recife, Brazil					 Latitude  08°03'S  Longitude  34°54'W
    West:  Chivas Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico [6]			 Latitude  20°40'N  Longitude 103°21'W
    [5] Universitario stadium (Tigres UANL) is located further north than the Tecnológico Stadium (Monterrey).
    [6] Omnilife stadium (Chivas) is located futher west than Tres de Marzo stadium (Estudiantes Tecos).
    Note: In 1991 the match América de Cali and Atlético Nacional played 5 of their
          home games in Orange Bowl stadium, Miami (USA), located just 0°28' further
          south than Universitario stadium, in Monterrey, México.

    National First Level - Participation

    North: Unión Magdalena, Santa Marta, Colombia                         Lat.  11°14'N  Long.  74°11'W
    South: Huracán Comodoro Rivadavia, Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina [1]  Lat.  45°50'S  Long.  67°29'W
    East:  Auto Esporte Clube and Botafogo FC, João Pessoa, Brazil [2]    Lat.  07°09'S  Long.  34°50'W
    West:  Atlético Torino and IMI, Talara, Peru [3]                      Lat.  04°34'S  Long.  81°15'W
    [1] played in the former "National Championship" (parallel to the first division).
    [2] both play in the stadium José Américo de Almeida Filho "Almeidão", but Auto
        Esporte Clube owns the Evandro Lélis stadium, better known as "Mangabeirão",
        located eastern than "Almeidão".
    [3] both play in the stadium "Campeonísimo".

    National First Level - Winners

    North: Unión Magdalena, Santa Marta, Colombia       Lat.  11°14'N  Long.  74°11'W
    South: Huachipato, Talcahuano, Chile                Lat.  36°45'S  Long.  73°06'W
    East:  Sport Recife, Recife, Brazil                 Lat.  08°03'S  Long.  34°54'W
    West:  Barcelona, Guayaquil, Ecuador [4]            Lat.  02°11'S  Long.  79°55'W
    [4] Monumental Stadium, house of Barcelona, is more to the western than the Capwell
        Stadium, of Emelec.

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    Author: Pablo Aro Geraldes
    Last updated: 26 Nov 2020

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