1956 South American Championship

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1956 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host country Uruguay
Dates January 21 – February 15
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Uruguay (9th title)
Runners-up  Chile
Third place  Argentina
Fourth place  Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 38 (2.53 per match)
Top scorer(s) Chile Enrique Hormazábal
(4 goals)
1955
1957

South American Championship 1956 was a football tournament held in Uruguay, who won it. Chile were runners-up.

Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador withdrew from the tournament.

Enrique Hormazábal from Chile became top scorer of the tournament with 4 goals.

Venues[edit]

Montevideo
Estadio Centenario
Capacity: 65,235
Stad de centario uruguay1930 montevideo.jpg

Final round[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 5 4 1 0 9 3 +6 9
 Chile 5 3 0 2 11 8 +3 6
 Argentina 5 3 0 2 5 3 +2 6
 Brazil 5 2 2 1 4 5 −1 6
 Paraguay 5 0 2 3 3 8 −5 2
 Peru 5 0 1 4 6 11 −5 1
January 21, 1956
Uruguay  4–2  Paraguay
Óscar Míguez Goal 12'
Guillermo Escalada Goal 25'32'
Walter Roque Goal 65'
Máximo Rolón Goal 81'
Antonio Gómez Goal 89'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Juan Regis Brozzi (Argentina)

January 22, 1956
Argentina  2–1  Peru
Omar Sívori Goal 43'
Federico Vairo Goal 51'
Roberto Drago Goal 56'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

January 24, 1956
Chile  4–1  Brazil
Enrique Hormazábal Goal 8'83'
René Meléndez Goal 65'
Leonel Sánchez Goal 71'
Maurinho Goal 38'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Juan Regis Brozzi (Argentina)

January 28, 1956
Uruguay  2–0  Peru
Guillermo Escalada Goal 42'
Óscar Míguez Goal 73'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Cayetano de Nicola (Paraguay)

January 29, 1956
Brazil  0–0  Paraguay
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Sergio Bustamante (Chile)

January 29, 1956
Argentina  2–0  Chile
Ángel Labruna Goal 9'79'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: João Baptista Laurito (Brazil)

February 1, 1956
Brazil  2–1  Peru
Alvaro Goal 10'
Zezinho Goal 80'
Roberto Drago Goal 42'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

February 1, 1956
Argentina  1–0  Paraguay
Carlos Cecconato Goal 54'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: João Baptista Laurito (Brazil)

February 5, 1956
Paraguay  1–1  Peru
Máximo Rolón Goal 76' Isaac Andrade Goal 61'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Juan Regis Brozzi (Argentina)

February 5, 1956
Brazil  1–0  Argentina
Luizinho Goal 88'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

February 6, 1956
Uruguay  2–1  Chile
Óscar Míguez Goal 12'
Carlos Borges Goal 58'
Ramírez Banda Goal 59'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Juan Regis Brozzi (Argentina)

February 9, 1956
Chile  4–3  Peru
Enrique Hormazábal Goal 15'
Manuel Muñoz Goal 34'
José Fernández Goal 70'
Leonel Sánchez Goal 86'
Félix Castillo Goal 22'
Máximo Mosquera Goal 57'
Gómez Sánchez Goal 80'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Juan Regis Brozzi (Argentina)

February 10, 1956
Uruguay  0–0  Brazil
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Juan Regis Brozzi (Argentina)

February 12, 1956
Chile  2–0  Paraguay
Enrique Hormazábal Goal 41'
Ramírez Banda Goal 51'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

February 15, 1956
Uruguay  1–0  Argentina
Javier Ambrois Goal 23'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Cayetano de Nicola (Paraguay)

Result[edit]

 1956 South American Championship Champion 

Uruguay
9th title

Goal scorers[edit]

4 Goals

3 Goals

2 Goals

1 Goal

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