USA gets the honor of hosting the biggest soccer tournament in South American history; the Copa America 2016. The history of Copa America extends back to 1916 however this is the first time the event has been hosted by a country outside South America. 2016 Copa America is the 45th edition of one of the most exciting summer footballing event. With 16 teams to compete for one of the most prestigious sports trophies in the world, Chile is the defending champions as they won the last tournament in 2015. Although normally the event gets its organization after a span of four years but this time it is going to be played after just one year. The reason for its early arranegment is also pretty much exciting. In fact the 2016 Copa America has been scheduled to be an honorary event, a celebration of the centenary of CONMEBOL and the Copa América, to be more specific. As for the Copa America winners, Uruguay has won this competition the most times (15), with Argentina winning it 14 times. Brazil has been crowned eight times as the Copa America winners. Below is the full list of past Copa America Winners 1916-2015.