2016 Copa América Centenario trophy unveiled

Copa América Centenario trophy title close up

CONMEBOL unveiled the trophy that will be awarded to the winner of the 2016 Copa América Centenario on April 28, revealing the special silverware at the headquarters of the Colombian Football Federation.

Standing two feet tall, weighing nearly 16 pounds and made of a metal base covered in 24-karat gold, the trophy was commissioned by CONCACAF and CONMEBOL, designed by EPIC Studios in the US and created by Thomas Lyte’s London Workshops in England.

The trophy will be awarded to the winner of this summer’s Copa América Centenario following the tournament final on June 26 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The winning team will be able to keep the trophy permanently, given that this is a special, one-time Copa América.

The champion will also receive and have their name engraved on the historic Copa América trophy. The winner of the tournament will also be registered on the official list of winners of the Copa América.

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Held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the original Copa América, the Copa América Centenario is a special, one-off tournament that features 10 teams from CONMEBOL and six teams from CONCACAF. The tournament will be hosted in the US, marking the first time the Copa América – which is normally contested between 10 South American countries and two guest nations every four years – will be played outside of South America.