Copa Centenario Revolución de Mayo
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.
|Dates||May 29–June 12, 1910|
|Teams||3 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 1 host city)|
|Goals scored||14 (4.67 per match)|
|Attendance||16,500 (5,500 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Juan Enrique Hayes|
This contest was held in honor of the 100th anniversary of the May Revolution. Previous to that, the only international competitions in South America had been contested by the national teams of Uruguay and Argentina only. Those competitions included the Copa Newton, the Copa Lipton and the Copa Premier Honor Argentino.
Because of having featured three of the subsequent four founding members of CONMEBOL, the Copa Centenario Revolución de Mayo was sometimes called "the first Copa América". However, CONMEBOL recognizes the 1916 South American Championship as the first edition of the competition.
Hayes 26', 40'
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- La Copa Centenario para Argentina en 1910, Diario Uno, 27 May 2010
- Del delantero desertor al goleador "de una noche", las 5 curiosidades de la Copa América, La Nación, 3 Jun 2016
- Aclaración sobre el título de campeón de Copa América Centenario, Conmebol.com