14 Players Could Incredibly Walk Away As The Joint-Top Scorer In The 2019 Copa América

Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho are among the star names battling it out to become the outright top scorer in this year's Copa América.

Brazil will meet Peru in the final on Sunday at the Maracanã, but there is no single top scorer currently in the competition.

And there are 14 players who are level in the race to become the 2019 edition's leading scorer.

According to Spanish newspaper Marca, there is no criteria to determine who the outright winner would be if the deadlock is not broken in the final.

It would mean that the award would be shared among all of the players sitting on two apiece in the goalscoring chart, with penalties scored in a shootout not counting to the final tally.

Five of the names at the top of the pile will have a chance to pull ahead in the final, while the rest will have to watch on as the host nation look to beat underdogs Peru.

Posted below are the 14 players who are currently the top scorers in the 2019 Copa América.

Roberto Firmino (Brazil)

Teams scored against: Peru and Argentina.

Current status in the tournament: in the final with Brazil.

Chances of scoring again: 8/10

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Everton (Brazil)

Teams scored against: Peru and Bolivia.

Current status in the tournament: in the final with Brazil.

Chances of scoring again: 7/10

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Philippe Coutinho (Brazil)

Teams scored against: Bolivia (x2).

Current status in the tournament: in the final with Brazil.

Chances of scoring again: 6/10

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Edison Flores (Peru)

Teams scored against: Chile and Bolivia.

Current status in the tournament: in the final with Peru.

Chances of scoring again: 5/10

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Paolo Guerrero (Peru)

Teams scored against: Chile and Bolivia.

Current status in the tournament: in the final with Peru.

Chances of scoring again: 6/10

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Luis Suárez (Uruguay)

Teams scored against: Ecuador and Japan.

Current status in the tournament: knocked out on penalties in the quarter-finals against Peru.

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Alexis Sánchez (Chile)

Teams scored against: Ecuador and Japan.

Current status in the tournament: knocked out in the semi-finals in a 3-0 defeat to Peru, but subsequently lost the third-placed playoff match 2-1 against Argentina.

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Duván Zapata (Colombia)

Teams scored against: Qatar and Argentina.

Current status in the tournament: knocked out in the quarter-finals on penalties against Chile.

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Koji Miyoshi (Japan)

Teams scored against: Uruguay (x2).

Current status in the tournament: failed to qualify for the quarter-finals.

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Darwin Machís (Venezuela)

Teams scored against: Bolivia (x2).

Current status in the tournament: defeated 2-0 against Argentina in the quarter-finals.

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Lautaro Martínez (Argentina)

Teams scored against: Qatar and Venezuela.

Current status in the tournament: knocked out in the semi-finals in a 2-0 defeat to Brazil, but subsequently won the third-placed playoff match 2-1 against Chile.

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Sergio Agüero (Argentina)

Teams scored against: Qatar and Chile.

Current status in the tournament: knocked out in the semi-finals in a 2-0 defeat to Brazil, but subsequently won the third-placed playoff match 2-1 against Chile.

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Edinson Cavani (Uruguay)

Teams scored against: Ecuador and Chile.

Current status in the tournament: knocked out on penalties in the quarter-finals against Peru.

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Eduardo Vargas (Chile)

Teams scored against: Japan (x2).

Current status in the tournament: knocked out in the semi-finals in a 3-0 defeat to Peru, but subsequently lost the third-placed playoff match 2-1 against Argentina.

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It's also worth remembering that another player could move level with the aforementioned 14 players or even leapfrog them to become the top scorer.

Brazil's Gabriel Jesus has scored once against Argentina in the semi-finals and could find the back of the net against Peru in the final.

And Peru's Jefferson Farfán and Brazil's Willian also have one to their names, but both have been ruled out of the final with a left knee injury and thigh injury respectively.

Who will win the final of the Copa América?

Let us know in the comments.

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Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

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