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Lot # 20: *Museum Gem* 1991 Copa America Golden Winner's Medal with Ribbon issued to Argentina National Team Player held in Chile. *Provenance: Direct Provenance from Argentina National Team Player*

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*Museum Gem* 1991 Copa America Golden Winner's Medal with Ribbon issued to Argentina National Team Player held in Chile.

*Provenance: Direct Provenance from Argentina National Team Player*

The 1991 Copa América was the XXXV edition of the Copa América . This version of the tournament was held in Chile , between July 6 and July 21 , 1991 , and was played with the Adidas Etrusco Único ball . The tournament, which brought together the ten soccer teams affiliated to CONMEBOL , was won by Argentina , a team that had been runner-up in the world in Italy 1990 , but no longer had the star Diego Armando Maradona . This was replaced by Leonardo Rodríguez , who, along with Claudio Paul Caniggia , Fabián Basualdo , Diego Simeone and an emerging Gabriel Omar Batistuta(in the end, the tournament's top scorer with six annotations), he formed a very solid team, which won the tournament without major complications, resulting in the winner in six of the seven games played (the only match that tied in this tournament was the one that played with Chile in the final home run, under torrential rain at the National Stadium in Santiago de Chile ). The local team also had an outstanding participation, finishing in third place, with a team led by forward Iván Zamorano , author of five annotations. Champion Argentina qualified for the Confederations Cup 1992 as South American representative, where champion would be devoted to the defeat in the final to Saudi Arabia , the host selection. This victory in the Copa América also qualified Argentina to the 1993 Artemio Franchi Cup , a tournament that pitted them against Denmark , the 1992 Eurocup champion , and which they also won.

Medal Details: Original Ribbon. Medal diameter 6cm.

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