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1917 South American Championship

1917 South American Championship of Nations
Tournament details
Host countryUruguay
DatesSeptember 30 – October 14
Teams4 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Uruguay (2nd title)
Runners-up Argentina
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored21 (3.5 per match)
Top scorer(s)Uruguay Ángel Romano
(4 goals)

The 1917 South American Championship of Nations was the second edition of the continental tournament now known as the Copa América. It was held in Montevideo, Uruguay from September 30 to October 14, 1917. Hosts Uruguay retained the title after winning 1–0 over Argentina in the last match of the competition. Ángel Romano from Uruguay finished as the top scorer of the tournament with 4 goals.


The Uruguay team that won the championship

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. The one with the best position after the matches was the champion. Two points were awarded for a win, one for a draw, and zero for a defeat.



All the matches were played at Parque Pereira, a 40,000 seater multi-use stadium in Montevideo.

Final round

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.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 6
 Argentina 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 4
 Brazil 3 1 0 2 7 8 −1 2
 Chile 3 0 0 3 0 10 −10 0
Uruguay 4–0 Chile
Pizo Goal 20'62' (pen.)
Romano Goal 44'75'
Referee: Germán Guassone (Argentina)

Argentina 4–2 Brazil
Calomino Goal 15'
Ohaco Goal 56' (pen.)58' (pen.)
A. Blanco Goal 80'
Neco Goal 8'
Lagreca Goal 39' (pen.)
Referee: Carlos Fanta (Chile)

Argentina 1–0 Chile
García Goal 76' (o.g.)
Referee: Álvaro Saralegui (Uruguay)

Uruguay 4–0 Brazil
H. Scarone Goal 8'
Romano Goal 17'77'
C. Scarone Goal 86'
Referee: Germán Guassone (Argentina)

Brazil 5–0 Chile
Caetano Goal 21'
Neco Goal 23'
Haroldo Goal 26'59'
Amílcar Goal 41'
Referee: Ricardo Vallarino (Uruguay)

Uruguay 1–0 Argentina
H. Scarone Goal 62'
Referee: Juan Livingstone (Chile)


 1917 South American Championship Champions 

Second title

Goal scorers

4 goals

2 goals

1 goal

  • Uruguay Carlos Scarone

Own goals

  • Chile Luis García (for Argentina)

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