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The fourteenth edition of the South American Championship of football was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from December 27, 1936, to February 1, 1937.

1937 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host countryArgentina
DatesDecember 27, 1936 – February 1, 1937
Teams6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (5th title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Uruguay
Fourth place Paraguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored69 (4.31 per match)
Top scorer(s)Chile Raúl Toro
(7 goals)
1935
1939
The Argentina squad

The participating countries were Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay thus making this the first edition in which more than five teams took part of the event.

Bolivia, and Colombia (a new CONMEBOL member) withdrew from the tournament.

Contents

VenuesEdit

Final roundEdit

 
Chilean Raúl Toro, top scorer of the tournament

Each team played 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
  Argentina 5 4 0 1 12 5 +7 8
  Brazil 5 4 0 1 17 9 +8 8
  Uruguay 5 2 0 3 11 14 −3 4
  Paraguay 5 2 0 3 8 16 −8 4
  Chile 5 1 1 3 12 13 −1 3
  Peru 5 1 1 3 7 10 −3 3

As Brazil and Argentina were tied, a playoff was disputed.

Brazil  3–2  Peru
Roberto   7'
Afonsinho   30'
Niginho   57'
T. Fernández   55'
Villanueva   58'
Referee: Alfredo Vargas (Chile)

Argentina  2–1  Chile
Varallo   30'43' Toro   73'
Referee: Aníbal Tejada (Uruguay)

Paraguay  4–2  Uruguay
A. Ortega   9'
A. González   35'
Erico   38' (pen.)
A. Ortega   79'
Varela   16'28'
Referee: Virgílio Antônio Fedrighi (Brazil)

Brazil  6–4  Chile
Patesko   2'26'
Carvalho Leite   6'
Luisinho   35'40'
Roberto   68'
Avendaño   19'
Toro   25'73'
Riveros   40'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Uruguay  4–2  Peru
Camaití   16'
Varela   31'56'
Píriz   79'
T. Fernández   29'
Magallanes   40'
Referee: Aníbal Tejada (Uruguay)

Argentina  6–1  Paraguay
Scopelli   5'54'
García   8'
Zozaya   33'75'82'
A. González   86'
Referee: Alfredo Vargas (Chile)

Uruguay  0–3  Chile
Toro   17'
Arancibia   59'
Toro   83'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Brazil  5–0  Paraguay
Patesko   31'67'
Luisinho   42'51'
Carvalho Leite   59'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Argentina  1–0  Peru
Zozaya   55'
Referee: Aníbal Tejada (Uruguay)

Paraguay  3–2  Chile
Amarilla   5'
Flor   47'
Núñez Velloso   78'
Toro   8'32'
Referee: Aníbal Tejada (Uruguay)

Brazil  3–2  Uruguay
Carvalho Leite   36'
Bahia   72'
Niginho   77'
Villadóniga   1'
Píriz   66'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Peru  2–2  Chile
J. Alcalde   1'26' Torres   16'
Carmona   70'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Argentina  2–3  Uruguay
Varallo   63'
Zozaya   68'
Ithurbide   5'
Píriz   51'
Varela   58'
Referee: Alfredo Vargas (Chile)

Paraguay  0–1[1]  Peru
Lavalle   43'
Referee: Aníbal Tejada (Uruguay)

Argentina  1–0  Brazil
García   48'
Referee: Aníbal Tejada (Uruguay)

FinalEdit

Argentina  2–0
(a.e.t.)
  Brazil
De la Mata   102'112'
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Aníbal Tejada (Uruguay)

ResultEdit

 1937 South American Championship Champions 
 
Argentina
Fifth title

Goal scorersEdit

7 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Behr, Raul. "Un histórico flash" (in Spanish). Dechalaca.com. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  2. ^ Oliver, Guy (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness publishing. p. 555. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.

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