Copa Centenario Revolución de Mayo

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Copa Centenario
Revolución de Mayo
Tournament details
Host country Argentina
Dates May 29–June 12, 1910
Final positions
Champions  Argentina
Runners-up  Uruguay
Third place  Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played 3
Goals scored 14 (4.67 per match)
Attendance 16,500 (5,500 per match)
Top scorer(s) Argentina Juan Enrique Hayes

The Copa Centenario Revolución de Mayo was an international football tournament. Hosted by Argentina from May 29 to June 12, 1910, it was the first international tournament in South America where more than two football nations participated. It is considered a predecessor to the South American Championship, later renamed the Copa América.

This contest was held in honor of the 100th anniversary of the May Revolution. Previously, there were only international competitions in South America were contested between the national teams of Uruguay and Argentina as the Copa Newton, the Copa Lipton or the Gran Premio de Honor Argentino. Because this tournament featured three of the subsequent four founding members of CONMEBOL, it sometimes called the first Copa América. However, CONMEBOL recognizes the 1916 South American Championship as the first Copa América.

The tournament was contested in a round-robin format between the national teams of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. All three games were in Buenos Aires in two different venues: Gimnasia y Esgrima (BA) and Colegiales.


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


May 29, 1910
Uruguay  3–0  Chile
Piendibene Goal 6'
Bracchi Goal 75'
Buck Goal 85'
Colegiales, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: José Susán (Argentina)

June 5, 1910
Argentina  5–1  Chile
Viale Goal 16'
Hayes Goal 26'40'
Weiss Goal 66'
Susán Goal 82'
Campbell Goal 50'
Estadio G.E.B.A., Buenos Aires
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: León Peyrou (Uruguay)

June 12, 1910
Argentina  4–1  Uruguay
Viale Goal 15'
Hayes Goal 43'
Hutton Goal 50'
Susán Goal 64'
Piendibene Goal 58'
Estadio G.E.B.A., Buenos Aires
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Armando Bergalli (Chile)


3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

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