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1955 South American Championship

1955 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host countryChile
DatesFebruary 27 – March 30
Teams6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (10th title)
Runners-up Chile
Third place Peru
Fourth place Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored73 (4.87 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Rodolfo Micheli
(8 goals)
1953
1956

The South American Championship 1955 was a football tournament held in Chile and won by Argentina with Chile as runners-up.

Brazil, Bolivia, and Colombia withdrew from the tournament.

Rodolfo Micheli from Argentina became top scorer of the tournament with 8 goals.

Venues

Santiago
Estadio Nacional de Chile
Capacity: 70,000
Estadio Nacional de Chile - vista desde Av. Grecia.jpg

Final round

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 5 4 1 0 18 6 +12 9
 Chile 5 3 1 1 19 8 +11 7
 Peru 5 2 2 1 13 11 +2 6
 Uruguay 5 2 1 2 12 12 0 5
 Paraguay 5 1 1 3 7 14 −7 3
 Ecuador 5 0 0 5 4 22 −18 0
Chile 7–1 Ecuador
Enrique Hormazábal Goal 27'47'53'
Díaz Zambrano Goal 31'35'
René Meléndez Goal 33'
Jorge Robledo Goal 55'
Washington Villacreses Goal 64'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

Argentina 5–3 Paraguay
Rodolfo Micheli Goal 5'18' (pen.)64'83'
José Borello Goal 74'
Máximo Rolón Goal 13'
Eulogio Martínez Goal 47'
Salvador Villalba Goal 89'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

Chile 5–4 Peru
Manuel Muñoz Goal 9'
Jorge Robledo Goal 13'57'
Enrique Hormazábal Goal 52'
Ramírez Banda Goal 84'
Félix Castillo Goal 35'
Guillermo Barbadillo Goal 62'
Cornelio Heredia Goal 63' (pen.)
Gómez Sánchez Goal 83'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Harry Dykes (England)

Uruguay 3–1 Paraguay
Carlos Borges Goal 2'
Julio Abbadie Goal 5'
Óscar Míguez Goal 86' (pen.)
Máximo Rolón Goal 23'
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Juan Regis Brozzi (Argentina)

Argentina 4–0 Ecuador
Ricardo Bonelli Goal 11'
Ernesto Grillo Goal 24'
Rodolfo Micheli Goal 28'
José Borello Goal 71'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

Peru 4–2 Ecuador
Gómez Sánchez Goal 11'15'
Honorato Gonzabay Goal 29' (o.g.)88' (o.g.)
Isidro Matute Goal 34'61'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

Chile 2–2 Uruguay
Manuel Muñoz Goal 30'
Enrique Hormazábal Goal 72'
Américo Galván Goal 24'41'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Juan Regis Brozzi (Argentina)

Paraguay 2–0 Ecuador
Máximo Rolón Goal 16'32' (pen.)
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

Argentina 2–2 Peru
Ernesto Grillo Goal 7'
Carlos Cecconato Goal 41'
Gómez Sánchez Goal 23'57'
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

Chile 5–0 Paraguay
René Meléndez Goal 10'52'
Manuel Muñoz Goal 77'79'
Enrique Hormazábal Goal 82'
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

Peru 1–1 Paraguay
Alberto Terry Goal 33' Máximo Rolón Goal 65'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Juan Regis Brozzi (Argentina)

Uruguay 5–1 Ecuador
Américo Galván Goal 4'
Óscar Míguez Goal 12'
Julio Abbadie Goal 26'80'
Julio Pérez Goal 54'
Isidro Matute Goal 36'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Roberto González (Paraguay)

Argentina 6–1 Uruguay
Rodolfo Micheli Goal 37'61'
Ángel Labruna Goal 39'71'87'
José Borello Goal 76'
Óscar Míguez Goal 32'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

Peru 2–1 Uruguay
Roberto Castillo Goal 11'
Gómez Sánchez Goal 68'
Walter Morel Goal 72'
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

Argentina 1–0 Chile
Rodolfo Micheli Goal 59'
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

Result

 1955 South American Championship Champions 

Argentina
10th title

Goal scorers

8 Goals

6 Goals

5 Goals

4 Goals

3 Goals

2 Goals

1 Goal

Own Goal

  • Ecuador Honorato Gonzabay (2 for Peru)

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