1959 South American Championship (Argentina)

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For the later tournament, see 1959 South American Championship (Ecuador).
1959 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host country Argentina
Dates March 7 – April 4
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Argentina (12th title)
Runners-up  Brazil
Third place  Paraguay
Fourth place  Peru
Tournament statistics
Matches played 21
Goals scored 86 (4.1 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Pelé (8 goals)
1957

The South American Championship 1959 was a football tournament held in Argentina, and won by Argentina with Brazil in second.

Colombia, and Ecuador withdrew from the tournament.

Pelé from Brazil was named best player of the tournament and was the top scorer with 8 goals.[1]

Venues[edit]

Buenos Aires
Estadio Monumental
Capacity: 67,664
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Final round[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 6 5 1 0 19 5 +14 11
 Brazil 6 4 2 0 17 7 +10 10
 Paraguay 6 3 0 3 12 12 0 6
 Peru 6 1 3 2 10 11 −1 5
 Chile 6 2 1 3 9 14 −5 5
 Uruguay 6 2 0 4 15 14 +1 4
 Bolivia 6 0 1 5 4 23 −19 1
March 7, 1959
Argentina  6–1  Chile
Pedro Manfredini Goal 5'50'
Pedro Callá Goal 7'
Juan José Pizzuti Goal 17'39'
Raúl Belén Goal 75'
Luis Álvarez Goal 25'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

March 8, 1959
Uruguay  7–0  Bolivia
José Sasía Goal 5'
Guillermo Escalada Goal 12'
Víctor Guaglianone Goal 17'
Carlos Borges Goal 60'65'
Vladas Douksas Goal 69'
Domingo Pérez Goal 89'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Alberto Da Gama Malcher (Brazil)

March 10, 1959
Brazil  2–2  Peru
Didi Goal 24'
Pelé Goal 48'
Juan Seminario Goal 59'77'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

March 11, 1959
Paraguay  2–1  Chile
José Aveiro Goal 8'14' Leonel Sánchez Goal 34' (pen.)
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Luis Ventre (Argentina)

March 11, 1959
Argentina  2–0  Bolivia
Omar Corbatta Goal 2'
Pedro Callá Goal 79'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

March 14, 1959
Peru  5–3  Uruguay
Miguel Ángel Loayza Goal 4'27'42'
Juan Joya Goal 29'79'
Héctor Demarco Goal 2'
Vladas Douksas Goal 31'
José Sasía Goal 81'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

March 15, 1959
Paraguay  5–0  Bolivia
Cayetano Ré Goal 1'21'50'
Ildefonso Sanabria Goal 11'
José Aveiro Goal 51'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Alberto Da Gama Malcher (Brazil)

March 15, 1959
Brazil  3–0  Chile
Pelé Goal 43'45'
Didi Goal 89'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Alberto Tejada (Peru)

March 18, 1959
Uruguay  3–1  Paraguay
Héctor Demarco Goal 2'
Vladas Douksas Goal 37'
José Sasía Goal 85'
José Aveiro Goal 77'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

March 18, 1959
Argentina  3–1  Peru
Omar Corbatta Goal 18' (pen.)
Rubén Sosa Goal 42'
Víctor Benítez Goal 78' (o.g.)
Miguel Ángel Loayza Goal 51'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Alberto Da Gama Malcher (Brazil)

March 21, 1959
Brazil  4–2  Bolivia
Pelé Goal 16'
Paulo Valentim Goal 18'26'
Didi Goal 89'
Ricardo Alcón Goal 12'
Ausberto García Goal 22'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Luis Ventre (Argentina)

March 21, 1959
Chile  1–1  Peru
Tovar Goal 77' Miguel Ángel Loayza Goal 12'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

March 22, 1959
Argentina  3–1  Paraguay
Omar Corbatta Goal 15'
Rubén Sosa Goal 63'
Vladislao Cap Goal 69'
José Parodi Goal 36'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

March 26, 1959
Chile  5–2  Bolivia
Mario Soto Goal 7'42'
Juan Soto Mura Goal 17'51'
Leonel Sánchez Goal 89'
Máximo Alcócer Goal 25'76'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Luis Ventre (Argentina)

March 26, 1959
Brazil  3–1  Uruguay
Paulo Valentim Goal 62'80'89' Guillermo Escalada Goal 36'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

March 29, 1959
Peru  0–0  Bolivia
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

March 29, 1959
Brazil  4–1  Paraguay
Pelé Goal 25'31'63'
Chinesinho Goal 35'
José Parodi Goal 4'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

March 30, 1959
Argentina  4–1  Uruguay
Raúl Belén Goal 15'60'
Rubén Sosa Goal 55'80'
Héctor Demarco Goal 85'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Isidro Ramírez (Paraguay)

April 2, 1959
Paraguay  2–1  Peru
José Aveiro Goal 32'68' Gómez Sánchez Goal 51'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Alberto Da Gama Malcher (Brazil)

April 2, 1959
Chile  1–0  Uruguay
Mario Moreno Goal 88'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Alberto Tejada (Peru)

April 4, 1959
Argentina  1–1  Brazil
Juan José Pizzuti Goal 40' Pelé Goal 58'
Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

Result[edit]

 1959 South American Championship Champion 

Argentina
12th title

Top goal scorers[edit]

8 goals

6 goals

5 goals

References[edit]

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