1917 South American Championship

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1917 South American Championship of Nations
Tournament details
Host country Uruguay
Dates September 30 – October 14
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Uruguay (2nd title)
Runners-up  Argentina
Third place  Brazil
Fourth place  Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Goals scored 21 (3.5 per match)
Top scorer(s) Uruguay Ángel Romano
(4 goals)
1916
1919

The 1917 South American Championship of Nations was the second edition of the continental tournament now known as the Copa América. It was held in Montevideo, Uruguay from September 30 to October 14, 1917. Hosts Uruguay retained the title after winning 1-0 over Argentina in the last match of the competition. Ángel Romano from Uruguay finished as the top scorer of the tournament with 4 goals.

Format[edit]

There was no qualifying for the tournament. The participating countries were Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. All teams competed between each other in a single group. The one with the best position after the matches was the champion. Two points were awarded for a win, one for a draw, and zero for a defeat.

Venue[edit]

All the matches were played at Parque Pereira, a 40,000 seater multi-use stadium in Montevideo.

Standings[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 6
 Argentina 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 4
 Brazil 3 1 0 2 7 8 −1 2
 Chile 3 0 0 3 0 10 −10 0

Matches[edit]

September 30, 1917
Uruguay  4–0  Chile
C. Scarone Goal 20'62' (pen.)
Romano Goal 44'75'

October 3, 1917
Argentina  4–2  Brazil
Calomino Goal 15'
Ohaco Goal 56' (pen.)58' (pen.)
A. Blanco Goal 80'
Neco Goal 8'
Lagreca Goal 39' (pen.)

October 6, 1917
Argentina  1–0  Chile
García Goal 76' (o.g.)

October 7, 1917
Uruguay  4–0  Brazil
H. Scarone Goal 8'
Romano Goal 17'77'
C. Scarone Goal 86'

October 12, 1917
Brazil  5–0  Chile
Caetano Goal 21'
Neco Goal 23'
Haroldo Goal 26'59'
Amílcar Goal 41'

October 14, 1917
Uruguay  1–0  Argentina
H. Scarone Goal 62'

Result[edit]

Uruguayan squad that won the 1917 South American Championship.
 1917 South American Championship Champions 

Uruguay
Second title

Goal scorers[edit]

4 goals

3 goals

  • Uruguay Carlos Scarone

2 goals

1 goal

Own goals

  • Chile Luis García (for Argentina)

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