1917 South American Championship

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.

1917 South American Championship of Nations
Tournament details
Host countryUruguay
Dates30 September – 14 October
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)
1916
1919

FormatEdit

 
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.

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

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

  Montevideo
Parque Pereira
Capacity: 40,000
 

Final roundEdit

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
C.Scarone   20', 62' (pen.)
Romano   44', 75'

Argentina  4–2  Brazil
Calomino   15'
Ohaco   56' (pen.), 58' (pen.)
A. Blanco   80'
Neco   8'
Lagreca   39' (pen.)

Argentina  1–0  Chile
García   76' (o.g.)

Uruguay  4–0  Brazil
H. Scarone   8'
Romano   17', 77'
C. Scarone   86'

Brazil  5–0  Chile
Caetano   21'
Neco   23'
Haroldo   26', 59'
Amílcar   41'

Uruguay  1–0  Argentina
H. Scarone   62'

ResultEdit

 1917 South American Championship Champions 
 
Uruguay
Second title

Goal scorersEdit

 
Ángel Romano, top scorer

There were 21 goals scored in 6 matches, for an average of 3.5 goals per match.

4 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Source: RSSSF

Own goals

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