1953 South American Championship

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1953 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host country Peru
Dates February 22 – April 1
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Paraguay (1st title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  Uruguay
Fourth place  Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played 22
Goals scored 67 (3.05 per match)
Top scorer(s) Chile Francisco Molina
(7 goals)
1949
1955

The South American Championship 1953 was a football tournament held in Peru and won by Paraguay with Brazil second.

Argentina, and Colombia withdrew from the tournament.

Francisco Molina from Chile became top scorer of the tournament with 8 goals.

Venues[edit]

Lima
Estadio Nacional de Lima
Capacity: 50,000
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Final round[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 6 4 0 2 15 6 +9 8
 Paraguay 6 3 2 1 11 6 +5 8
 Uruguay 6 3 1 2 15 6 +9 7
 Chile 6 3 1 2 10 10 0 7
 Peru 6 3 1 2 4 6 −2 7
 Bolivia 6 1 1 4 6 15 −9 3
 Ecuador 6 0 2 4 1 13 −12 2
February 22, 1953
Bolivia  1–0  Peru
Ugarte Goal 53'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: George Rhoden (England)

February 25, 1953
Paraguay  3–0  Chile
Fernández Goal 54'75'
Berni Goal 78'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)

February 25, 1953
Uruguay  2–0  Bolivia
Puente Goal 11'
Carlos Romero Goal 88'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Charles Dean (England)

February 28, 1953
Peru  1–0  Ecuador
Gómez Sánchez Goal 78'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: George Rhoden (England)

March 1, 1953
Brazil  8–1  Bolivia
Julinho Goal 18'20'42'52'
Francisco Rodrigues Goal 25'44'
Pinga Goal 39'60'
Ugarte Goal 73' (pen.)
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)

March 1, 1953
Chile  3–2  Uruguay
Molina Goal 5'55'67' Morel Goal 70'
Balseiro Goal 81'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Charles Dean (England)

March 4, 1953
Paraguay  0–0  Ecuador
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Mário Silveira Vianna (Brazil)

March 4, 1953
Chile  0–0  Peru
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)

March 8, 1953
Bolivia  1–1  Ecuador
Alcón Goal 25' Guzmán Goal 6'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Charles McKenna (England)

March 8, 1953
Peru  2–2  Paraguay
Gómez Sánchez Goal 47'
Terry Goal 53'
Fernández Goal 36'
Berni Goal 77'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)
Match was awarded to Peru due to unsportsmanlike behaviour of Paraguay by making one extra change.
Milner Ayala was banned for three years for kicking the referee.

March 12, 1953
Paraguay  2–2  Uruguay
Atilio López Goal 5'
Berni Goal 52'
Balseiro Goal 36'55'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: David Gregory (England)

March 12, 1953
Brazil  2–0  Ecuador
Ademir Goal 18'
Cláudio Goal 55'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)

March 15, 1953
Brazil  1–0  Uruguay
Ipojucan Goal 87'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Charles McKenna (England)

March 16, 1953
Paraguay  2–1  Bolivia
Angel Romero Goal 17'
Berni Goal 22'
Ramon Santos Goal 76'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: David Gregory (England)

March 19, 1953
Chile  3–0  Ecuador
Molina Goal 33'47'
Cremaschi Goal 70'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)

March 19, 1953
Peru  1–0  Brazil
Navarrete Goal 51'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Charles McKenna (England)

March 23, 1953
Brazil  3–2  Chile
Julinho Goal 1'
Zizinho Goal 53'
Baltazar Goal 70'
Molina Goal 62'76'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)

March 23, 1953
Uruguay  6–0  Ecuador
Méndez Goal 12'
Puente Goal 51'
Peláez Goal 58'
Morel Goal 60'
Carlos Romero Goal 86'
Balseiro Goal 88'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: David Gregory (England)

March 27, 1953
Paraguay  2–1  Brazil
Atilio López Goal 49'
León Goal 89'
Nílton Santos Goal 12'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Charles Dean (England)

March 28, 1953
Chile  2–2  Bolivia
Meléndez Goal 28'
Díaz Carmona Goal 52'
Ramón Santos Goal 15'
Alcón Goal 49'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)
Match was suspended after 66th min, and awarded to Chile due to unsportsmanlike behaviour of Bolivia.

March 28, 1953
Uruguay  3–0  Peru
Peláez Goal 23'67'
Carlos Romero Goal 71'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Mário Silveira Vianna (Brazil)

Playoff[edit]

April 1, 1953
Paraguay  3–2  Brazil
Atilio López Goal 14'
Gavilán Goal 17'
Fernández Goal 41'
Baltazar Goal 56'65'
Peru
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Charles Dean (England)

Result[edit]

 1953 South American Championship Champions 

Paraguay
1st title

Goal scorers[edit]

7 Goals

5 Goals

4 Goals

3 Goals

2 Goals

1 Goal

External links[edit]