1959 South American Championship (Ecuador)

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For the earlier tournament, see 1959 South American Championship (Argentina).
1959 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host country Ecuador
Dates December 5 – December 25
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Uruguay (10th title)
Runners-up  Argentina
Third place  Brazil
Fourth place  Ecuador
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
Goals scored 40 (4 per match)
Top scorer(s) Argentina José Sanfilippo
(6 goals)
1963

The 1959 South American Championship held in Ecuador was an extra South American Championship for the year. The tournament was contested between five teams; Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, and Peru did not participate; Brazil attended with a team from Pernambuco. Uruguay won their 10th South American title.

Format[edit]

The format was same as other tournaments; it was a round-robin tournament, awarding two points for a win, one for a draw, and nothing for a defeat. The team with the most points at the end was declared the tournament winner.

Venues[edit]

Guayaquil
Estadio Modelo
Capacity: 42,000
Estadio modelo ecuador.jpg

Standings[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 4 3 1 0 13 1 +12 7
 Argentina 4 2 1 1 9 9 0 5
 Brazil 4 2 0 2 7 10 −3 4
 Ecuador 4 1 1 2 5 9 −4 3
 Paraguay 4 0 1 3 6 11 −5 1

Matches[edit]

December 5, 1959
Brazil  3–2  Paraguay
Paulo Goal 25'39'
Zé de Mello Goal 55'
Parodi Goal 72'
Benítez Goal 90'
Estadio Modelo, Guayaquil
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Carlos Ceballos (Ecuador)

December 6, 1959
Uruguay  4–0  Ecuador
Silveira Goal 1' (pen.)
Escalada Goal 28'
Bergara Goal 46'
Pérez Goal 52'

December 9, 1959
Argentina  4–2  Paraguay
Sanfilippo Goal 8'57'89' (pen.)
Pizzuti Goal 81'
Insfrán Goal 30'
Cabral Goal 90'
Estadio Modelo, Guayaquil
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Esteban Marino (Uruguay)

December 12, 1959
Uruguay  3–0  Brazil
Escalada Goal 49'
Bergara Goal 67'
Sasía Goal 75'

December 12, 1959
Ecuador  1–1  Argentina
Raffo Goal 20' Sosa Goal 62'
Estadio Modelo, Guayaquil
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: José Gomes Sobrinho (Brazil)

December 16, 1959
Uruguay  5–0  Argentina
Silveira Goal 9' (pen.)55' (pen.)
Bergara Goal 15'64'
Sasía Goal 25'
Estadio Modelo, Guayaquil
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: José Gomes Sobrinho (Brazil)

December 19, 1959
Brazil  3–1  Ecuador
Paulo Goal 23'
Geraldo Goal 42'
Zé de Mello Goal 45'
Raffo Goal 12'
Estadio Modelo, Guayaquil
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Esteban Marino (Uruguay)

December 22, 1959
Argentina  4–1  Brazil
García Goal 2'
Sanfilippo Goal 27'89'90'
Geraldo Goal 64'
Estadio Modelo, Guayaquil
Attendance: 42,000
Referee: Esteban Marino (Uruguay)

December 22, 1959
Paraguay  1–1  Uruguay
Parodi Goal 32' Sasía Goal 88'

December 25, 1959
Ecuador  3–1  Paraguay
Spencer Goal 16'
Balseca Goal 25'
Cañarte Goal 74'
Gómez Goal 5' (o.g.)
Estadio Modelo, Guayaquil
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: José Gomes Sobrinho (Brazil)

Result[edit]

 1959 South American Championship Champion 

Uruguay
10th title

Top goal scorers[edit]

6 goals

4 goals

3 goals

External links[edit]