1956 South American Championship

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1956 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host countryUruguay
DatesJanuary 21 – February 15
Teams6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Uruguay (9th title)
Runners-up Chile
Third place Argentina
Fourth place Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored38 (2.53 per match)
Attendance568,000 (37,867 per match)
Top scorer(s)Chile Enrique Hormazábal
(4 goals)
1955
1957

South American Championship 1956 was a football tournament held in Uruguay, who won it. Chile were runners-up.

Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador withdrew from the tournament.

Enrique Hormazábal from Chile became top scorer of the tournament with 4 goals.

Venues[edit]

Montevideo
Estadio Centenario
Capacity: 65,235
Stad de centario uruguay1930 montevideo.jpg

Final round[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 5 4 1 0 9 3 +6 9
 Chile 5 3 0 2 11 8 +3 6
 Argentina 5 3 0 2 5 3 +2 6
 Brazil 5 2 2 1 4 5 −1 6
 Paraguay 5 0 2 3 3 8 −5 2
 Peru 5 0 1 4 6 11 −5 1
Uruguay 4–2 Paraguay
Óscar Míguez Goal 12'
Guillermo Escalada Goal 25'32'
Walter Roque Goal 65'
Máximo Rolón Goal 81'
Antonio Gómez Goal 89'
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Juan Regis Brozzi (Argentina)

Argentina 2–1 Peru
Omar Sívori Goal 43'
Federico Vairo Goal 51'
Roberto Drago Goal 56'
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

Chile 4–1 Brazil
Enrique Hormazábal Goal 8'83'
René Meléndez Goal 65'
Leonel Sánchez Goal 71'
Maurinho Goal 38'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Juan Regis Brozzi (Argentina)

Uruguay 2–0 Peru
Guillermo Escalada Goal 42'
Óscar Míguez Goal 73'
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Cayetano de Nicola (Paraguay)

Brazil 0–0 Paraguay
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Sergio Bustamante (Chile)

Argentina 2–0 Chile
Ángel Labruna Goal 9'79'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: João Baptista Laurito (Brazil)

Brazil 2–1 Peru
Alvaro Goal 10'
Zezinho Goal 80'
Roberto Drago Goal 42'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

Argentina 1–0 Paraguay
Carlos Cecconato Goal 54'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: João Baptista Laurito (Brazil)

Paraguay 1–1 Peru
Máximo Rolón Goal 76' Isaac Andrade Goal 61'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Juan Regis Brozzi (Argentina)

Brazil 1–0 Argentina
Luizinho Goal 88'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

Uruguay 2–1 Chile
Óscar Míguez Goal 12'
Carlos Borges Goal 58'
Ramírez Banda Goal 59'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Juan Regis Brozzi (Argentina)

Chile 4–3 Peru
Enrique Hormazábal Goal 15'
Manuel Muñoz Goal 34'
José Fernández Goal 70'
Leonel Sánchez Goal 86'
Félix Castillo Goal 22'
Máximo Mosquera Goal 57'
Gómez Sánchez Goal 80'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Juan Regis Brozzi (Argentina)

Uruguay 0–0 Brazil
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Juan Regis Brozzi (Argentina)

Chile 2–0 Paraguay
Enrique Hormazábal Goal 41'
Ramírez Banda Goal 51'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

Uruguay 1–0 Argentina
Javier Ambrois Goal 23'
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Cayetano de Nicola (Paraguay)

Result[edit]

 1956 South American Championship Champions 

Uruguay
9th title

Goalscorers[edit]

A total of 26 different players scored 38 goals in the tournament. None of the goals are credited as own goal.

4 Goals

3 Goals

2 Goals

1 Goal

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