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 30 September to 14 October 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.
|Dates||30 September – 14 October|
|Teams||4 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Uruguay (2nd title)|
|Goals scored||21 (3.5 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Ángel Romano |
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.
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.
|C.Scarone 20', 62' (pen.)
Romano 44', 75'
Ohaco 56' (pen.), 58' (pen.)
A. Blanco 80'
Lagreca 39' (pen.)
|H. Scarone 8'
Romano 17', 77'
C. Scarone 86'
Haroldo 26', 59'
|1917 South American Championship Champions|
There were 21 goals scored in 6 matches, for an average of 3.5 goals per match.
- Luis García (for Argentina)
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