1919 South American Championship
|Dates||May 11 – May 29|
|Teams||4 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Brazil (1st title)|
|Goals scored||27 (3.86 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Arthur Friedenreich
(4 goals each)
After finishing tied in the group positions, host Brazil beat Uruguay in the playoff match and obtained their first title. This was the longest match in the competition, since it was needed an extra time, which oddly consisted of four periods of 15 minutes each, and not two of 15 as is still usual nowadays.
In the match against Chile, Uruguayan goalkeeper Roberto Chery collapsed and died on pitch.
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. Two points were awarded for a win, one for a draw and zero for a defeat. If there was a tie of points at the top of the standings, a playoff match would be held to determine the champion.
|Rio de Janeiro|
|Estádio das Laranjeiras|
Each team played one match against each of the other teams. Two (2) points were awarded for a win, one (1) point for a draw and zero (0) points for a defeat.
May 11, 1919
|Friedenreich 19', 38', 76'
Neco 21', 83'
May 13, 1919
Varela 79' (o.g.)
|C. Scarone 19'
H. Scarone 23'
May 17, 1919
|C. Scarone 31'
J. Pérez 43'
May 18, 1919
May 22, 1919
|Clarcke 10', 23', 62'
May 26, 1919
C. Scarone 17'
|Neco 29', 63'|
May 29, 1919
(*) Four extra times of 15 minutes each were played. This made the match last 150 minutes, the longest in the tournament's history.
|1919 South American Championship Champions|