1957 South American Championship

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1957 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host countryPeru
DatesMarch 7 – April 6
Teams7 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (11th title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Uruguay
Fourth place Peru
Tournament statistics
Matches played21
Goals scored101 (4.81 per match)
Top scorer(s)Uruguay Javier Ambrois
Argentina Humberto Maschio
(9 goals each)
1956

The South American Championship 1957 was a football tournament held in Peru and won by Argentina with Brazil as runners-up. Bolivia, and Paraguay withdrew from the tournament.

Humberto Maschio from Argentina and Javier Ambrois from Uruguay became top scorers of the tournament with 9 goals each.[1]

Summary[edit]

Managed by Guillermo Stábile, Argentina won the tournament with a team widely considered as one of the best squads in its history,[2] and the first "legendary team" of Argentina since its inception in 1901.[3] The attacking line (nicknamed Carasucias) was composed of Omar Corbatta, Humberto Maschio, Antonio Angelillo, Enrique Sívori and Osvaldo Cruz. Beyond its virtues and high goalscoring (25 goals in 6 matches), Argentina was a well-balanced team with a strong defense with Pedro Dellacha and Néstor Rossi as two of its most notable players that helped the team to finish the competition with the fewest goals conceded.

Despite Argentina had won other South American competitions before, the 1957 Sudamericano was the first Argentine achievement with a great repercusion on the media. Likewise, Sívori was chosen as the best player of the tournament.[3]

Because of their great performances, Maschio, Angelillo and Sívori would be traded to Italian clubs (Bologna, Internazionale and Juventus respectively) after the tournament, losing the chance to play the FIFA World Cup held in Sweden one year later,[4] due to the AFA interventor, Raúl Colombo, did not called them for the national team considering that "we are plenty of players here".[2]

Squads[edit]

The Argentina winning squad

For a complete list of participating squads see: 1957 South American Championship squads

Venues[edit]

Lima
Estadio Nacional de Lima
Capacity: 50,000
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Final round[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 6 5 0 1 25 6 +19 10
 Brazil 6 4 0 2 23 9 +14 8
 Uruguay 6 4 0 2 15 12 +3 8
 Peru 6 4 0 2 12 9 +3 8
 Colombia 6 2 0 4 10 25 −15 4
 Chile 6 1 1 4 9 17 −8 3
 Ecuador 6 0 1 5 7 23 −16 1
Uruguay 5–2 Ecuador
Ambrois Goal 26'29' (pen.)57'74'
Sasía Goal 87'
Larraz Goal 12'40' (pen.)
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Erwin Hieger (Austria)

Peru 2–1 Ecuador
Terry Goal 29'37' (pen.) Cantos Goal 44'
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Robert Turner (United Kingdom)

Argentina 8–2 Colombia
Cruz Goal 5'
Angelillo Goal 10'73'
Maschio Goal 16' (pen.)23'53' (pen.)85'
Corbatta Goal 59'
Gamboa Goal 34' (pen.)
Valencia Goal 37'
Attendance: 42,000
Referee: Ronald Lynch (United Kingdom)

Brazil 4–2 Chile
Didì Goal 20'26'44'
Pepe Goal 46'
Ramírez Banda Goal 13'
Fernández Goal 89'
Attendance: 42,000
Referee: Bertley Cross (United Kingdom)

Peru 1–0 Chile
Mosquera Goal 57'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Ronald Lynch (United Kingdom)

Colombia 1–0 Uruguay
Arango Goal 28'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Pedro Di Leo (Italy)

Argentina 3–0 Ecuador
Angelillo Goal 5'39'
Sívori Goal 14'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Bertley Cross (United Kingdom)

Argentina 4–0 Uruguay
Maschio Goal 7'73'
Angelillo Goal 48'
Sanfilippo Goal 83'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Erwin Hieger (Austria)

Brazil 7–1 Ecuador
Evaristo Goal 22'89'
Pepe Goal 25'
Zizinho Goal 34' (pen.)
Joel Goal 43'68'
Didì Goal 78'
Larraz Goal 80' (pen.)
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Ronald Lynch (United Kingdom)

Chile 3–2 Colombia
Verdejo Goal 35'70'
Espinoza Goal 62'
Arango Goal 68'
Carrillo Goal 83'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Edwin Hieger (Austria)

Uruguay 5–3 Peru
Ambrois Goal 22'48'60'75'
Carranza Goal 26'
Terry Goal 3'
Seminario Goal 81'
Mosquera Goal 83'
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Bertley Cross (United Kingdom)

Chile 2–2 Ecuador
Ramírez Banda Goal 18'26' (pen.) Larraz Goal 25' (pen.)
Cantos Goal 59'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Erwin Hieger (Austria)

Brazil 9–0 Colombia
Johan Jaramillo
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Bertley Cross (United Kingdom)

Peru 4–1 Colombia
Alberto Terry Goal 34'
Rivera Goal 35'37'
Bassa Goal 83'
Arango Goal 57' (pen.)
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Ronald Lynch (United Kingdom)

Argentina 6–2 Chile
Sívori Goal 7'
Angelillo Goal 21'70'
Maschio Goal 53'74'
Corbatta Goal 83' (pen.)
Fernández Goal 14'28'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Robert Turner (United Kingdom)

Uruguay 3–2 Brazil
Campero Goal 15'23'
Ambrois Goal 17'
Evaristo Goal 68'
Didì Goal 70'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Erwin Hieger (Austria)

Brazil 1–0 Peru
Didì Goal 73' (pen.)
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Ronald Lynch (United Kingdom)

Colombia 4–1 Ecuador
Álvarez Goal 19' (pen.)
Gutiérrez Goal 22'
Gamboa Goal 30'58'
Larraz Goal 32' (pen.)
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Harry Davis (United Kingdom)

Uruguay 2–0 Chile
Campero Goal 28'
Roque Goal 40'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Erwin Hieger (Austria)
Match suspended at the 43rd minute due to pitch invasion.

Argentina 3–0 Brazil
Angelillo Goal 23'
Maschio Goal 87'
Cruz Goal 90'
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Robert Turner (United Kingdom)

Peru 2–1 Argentina
Mosquera Goal 15'
Terry Goal 81'
Sívori Goal 50'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Bertley Cross (United Kingdom)

Result[edit]

 1957 South American Championship Champions 

Argentina
11th title

Goalscorers[edit]

A total of 33 different players scored 101 goals in the tournament. None of them is credited as own goal.

9 Goals

8 Goals

5 Goals

4 Goals

3 Goals

2 Goals

1 Goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ South American Championship 1957 at RSSSF
  2. ^ a b Los ángles carasucias, El Gráfico 8 Feb 2018
  3. ^ a b c La primera delantera mediática by Roberto Martínez on ESPN, 7 May 2016
  4. ^ Ídolos: Humberto Maschio, El Gráfico, 6 May 2014