2015 Copa America awards: Vargas, Guerrero beat Aguero, Vidal to top scorer

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Eduardo Vargas, Chile

The 2015 Copa America is in the books — Chile are South American champions for the first time in 99 years — and needless to say, it was a tournament to remember.

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Especially for the following stars who picked up post-tournament honors for standout performances:

Top goalscorer: Eduardo Vargas (Chile) and Paolo Guerrero (Peru) — 4 goals scored

Eduardo Vargas scored the goal of the tournament — his second of two against Peru in the semifinals — to go along with another two in the group stage (vs. Ecuador and Mexico).

Paolo Guerrero did most of his damage in a quarterfinal victory over Bolivia (hat trick) before bagging once more as Chile bowed out to the eventual winners in the semis.

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Paolo Guerrero, Peru

Best Young Player: Jeison Murillo (Colombia)

23-year-old Jeison Murillo, who will complete his move to Inter Milan ahead of the 2015-16 season, scored just once this tournament — Colombia’s only goal in four games, the game-winner against Brazil in group game no. 2.

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Jeison Murillo, Colombia

Golden Gloves: Claudio Bravo (Chile) — 4 goals conceded

Having conceded just once since the group stage (three goals allowed in a 3-3 draw with Mexico in group game no. 2) while making a pair of stops in the tournament-deciding penalty shootout against Argentina, Claudio Bravo was a no-brainer to take home the award for best goalkeeper.

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Claudio Bravo, Chile