1939 South American Championship

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1939 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host countryPeru
DatesJanuary 15 – February 12
Teams5 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Peru (1st title)
Runners-up Uruguay
Third place Paraguay
Fourth place Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored47 (4.7 per match)
Top scorer(s)Peru Teodoro Fernández
(7 goals)
Best player(s)Peru Teodoro Fernández
1937
1941

The fifteenth edition of the South American Championship was held in Lima, Peru from January 15 to February 12.

Overview[edit]

The Peruvian team that won its first title

The participating countries were Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. Although CONMEBOL member since 1927, this tournament was the first time the Ecuadorian side participated. Colombia –member since 1936– withdrew again from the tournament, as well as Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil. Peru won for the first time.

Venues[edit]

Lima
Estadio Nacional
Capacity: 40,000

Final round[edit]

Each team played 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.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Peru 4 4 0 0 13 4 +9 8
 Uruguay 4 3 0 1 13 5 +8 6
 Paraguay 4 2 0 2 9 8 +1 4
 Chile 4 1 0 3 8 12 −4 2
 Ecuador 4 0 0 4 4 18 −14 0
Paraguay 5–1 Chile
Godoy Goal 10'24'
Barrios Goal 47'75'
Aquino Goal 88'
Sorrel Goal 8'
Referee: Alberto March (Ecuador)

Peru 5–2 Ecuador
T. Fernández Goal 6'34'77'
J. Alcalde Goal 16'58'
Alcívar Goal 55'89'
Referee: Carlos Puyol (Uruguay)

Uruguay 6–0 Ecuador
Porta Goal 22'
S. Varela Goal 53'55'81'
Lago Goal 65'70'
Referee: Enrique Cuenca (Peru)

Peru 3–1 Chile
T. Fernández Goal 46'65' (pen.)
J. Alcalde Goal 80'
Domínguez Goal 55'
Referee: Carlos Puyol (Uruguay)

Uruguay 3–2 Chile
S. Varela Goal 11'
Camaití Goal 30'
Chirimini Goal 73'
Muñoz Goal 3'
Luco Goal 39'
Referee: Enrique Cuenca (Peru)

Peru 3–0 Paraguay
T. Fernández Goal 11'30'
J. Alcalde Goal 78'
Referee: Alfredo Vargas (Chile)

Chile 4–1 Ecuador
Toro Goal 6'
Avendaño Goal 15'79'
Sorrel Goal 19' (pen.)
Arenas Goal 35'
Referee: Carlos Puyol (Uruguay)

Uruguay 3–1 Paraguay
Lago Goal 14'
S. Varela Goal 40' (pen.)
Porta Goal 66'
Barrios Goal 59'
Referee: Enrique Cuenca (Peru)

Paraguay 3–1 Ecuador
Mingo Goal 4'
Godoy Goal 61'
Barreiro Goal 63'
Arenas Goal 75'
Referee: Enrique Cuenca (Peru)

Peru 2–1 Uruguay
J. Alcalde Goal 7'
Bielich Goal 35'
Porta Goal 44'
Referee: Alfredo Vargas (Chile)

Result[edit]

 1939 South American Championship Champions 

Peru
First title

Goal scorers[edit]

7 goals

5 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

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