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Copa Centenario Revolución de Mayo

  (Redirected from 1910 Copa América (unofficial))

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.[1] It is considered a predecessor to the South American Championship, later renamed the Copa América.[2]

Copa Centenario
Revolución de Mayo
Tournament details
Host countryArgentina
DatesMay 29–June 12, 1910
Teams3 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Argentina
Runners-up Uruguay
Third place Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played3
Goals scored14 (4.67 per match)
Attendance16,500 (5,500 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina 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.[3]

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 Gimnasia y Esgrima (BA) and Colegiales.



Argentina team, champion
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


Uruguay  3–0  Chile
Piendibene   6'
Bracchi   75'
Buck   85'
Attendance: 6,000

Argentina  5–1  Chile
Viale   16'
Hayes   26'40'
Weiss   66'
Susán   82'
Campbell   50'

Argentina  4–1  Uruguay
Viale   15'
Hayes   43'
Watson Hutton   50'
Susán   64'
Piendibene   58'


3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

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