The Copa Libertadores unfortunately does not get as much press attention as it deserves. But the tournament that unites the continent's best clubs is so much more than, as some dub it in Europe, "South America's Champions League." It is an historic and hyper-competitive competition in its own right.
Over the next six months, the region's finest talents will be on display. Here are 20 of the best, taken from Bolivia to Brazil.
Some names will be instantly familiar to European eyes, while others could be revelations. But all 20 deserve to be followed with the closest of attention over the course of the tournament.