Get to know Copa America's majestic bird

Get to know Copa America's majestic bird

Eric Munene 08:11 - 30.06.2024

Meet Capitan, the spirited mascot of Copa America 2024.

On December 7, 2023, CONMEBOL, the governing body of South American football, unveiled the spirited mascot of Copa América 2024: CAPITÁN.

In Spanish, CAPITÁN translates to 'captain,' embodying leadership and strength, fitting for a tournament that celebrates the pinnacle of South American football.

CAPITÁN takes the form of a brightly colored eagle, chosen for its symbolic representation of the Americas.

This majestic bird stands as a beacon of freedom, passion, and the indomitable spirit shared by all participating teams.

It’s unveiling marked a moment of unity and excitement as it signifies the fusion of South American football fervor with the vibrant cultural tapestry of the Americas.

What makes CAPITÁN particularly special is its dual heritage, symbolizing the unity between South America and the United States.

Described as the offspring of a Latin mother and an American father, CAPITÁN invites fans to embrace and celebrate the rich diversity that defines both regions, while respecting the unique differences that contribute to their cultural landscapes.

CAPITÁN proudly joins a distinguished lineage of Copa América mascots, all of whom bear Spanish names to honor the tournament's Latin American roots.

From Gardelito, the scarf-clad Argentine icon of 1987, to Pibe, the football-loving dog of 2021, each mascot has brought its own flair and symbolism to Copa América.

Pibe 2021

CAPITÁN continues this tradition by embodying the excitement and anticipation that precedes every match, promising to inspire fans and players alike with its infectious energy.