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The fifteenth edition of the South American Championship was held in Lima, Peru from January 15 to February 12.

1939 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host country Peru
DatesJanuary 15 – February 12
Teams5 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Peru (1st title)
Runners-up Uruguay
Third place Paraguay
Fourth place Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored47 (4.7 per match)
Top scorer(s)Peru Teodoro Fernández
(7 goals)
Best player(s)Peru Teodoro Fernández
1937
1941

Contents

OverviewEdit

 
The Peruvian team that won its first title

The participating countries were Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. Although CONMEBOL member since 1927, this tournament was the first time the Ecuadorian side participated. Colombia –member since 1936– withdrew again from the tournament, as well as Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil. Peru won for the first time.

VenuesEdit

Lima
Estadio Nacional
Capacity: 40,000
 

Final roundEdit

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
  Peru 4 4 0 0 13 4 +9 8
  Uruguay 4 3 0 1 13 5 +8 6
  Paraguay 4 2 0 2 9 8 +1 4
  Chile 4 1 0 3 8 12 −4 2
  Ecuador 4 0 0 4 4 18 −14 0
Paraguay  5–1  Chile
Godoy   10'24'
Barrios   47'75'
Aquino   88'
Sorrel   8'
Referee: Alberto March (Ecuador)

Peru  5–2  Ecuador
T. Fernández   6'34'77'
J. Alcalde   16'58'
Alcívar   55'89'
Referee: Carlos Puyol (Uruguay)

Uruguay  6–0  Ecuador
Porta   22'
S. Varela   53'55'81'
Lago   65'70'
Referee: Enrique Cuenca (Peru)

Peru  3–1  Chile
T. Fernández   46'65' (pen.)
J. Alcalde   80'
Domínguez   55'
Referee: Carlos Puyol (Uruguay)

Uruguay  3–2  Chile
S. Varela   11'
Camaití   30'
Chirimini   73'
Muñoz   3'
Luco   39'
Referee: Enrique Cuenca (Peru)

Peru  3–0  Paraguay
T. Fernández   11'30'
J. Alcalde   78'
Referee: Alfredo Vargas (Chile)

Chile  4–1  Ecuador
Toro   6'
Avendaño   15'79'
Sorrel   19' (pen.)
Arenas   35'
Referee: Carlos Puyol (Uruguay)

Uruguay  3–1  Paraguay
Lago   14'
S. Varela   40' (pen.)
Porta   66'
Barrios   59'
Referee: Enrique Cuenca (Peru)

Paraguay  3–1  Ecuador
Mingo   4'
Godoy   61'
Barreiro   63'
Arenas   75'
Referee: Enrique Cuenca (Peru)

Peru  2–1  Uruguay
J. Alcalde   7'
Bielich   35'
Porta   44'
Referee: Alfredo Vargas (Chile)

ResultEdit

 1939 South American Championship Champions 
 
Peru
First title

Goal scorersEdit

7 goals

5 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

External linksEdit