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The eighteenth edition of the South American Championship was held in Santiago, Chile from January 14 to February 28. This tournament was an extra edition, with no trophy handed to the winners, but considered official by CONMEBOL.

1945 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host countryChile
DatesJanuary 14 – February 28
Teams7 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (7th title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Chile
Fourth place Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played21
Goals scored89 (4.24 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Heleno de Freitas
Argentina Norberto Méndez
(6 goals each)
1942
1946
Argentine player Rinaldo Martino being carried by the fans after the 1–0 win v. Uruguay. He scored the only goal

The participating countries were Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia (for the first time), Ecuador, and Uruguay. Paraguay and Peru withdrew from the tournament.

Contents

SquadsEdit

For a complete list of participating squads see: 1945 South American Championship squads

VenuesEdit

Final roundEdit

Each team played against each of the other teams. Two (2) points where 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 6 5 1 0 22 5 +17 11
  Brazil 6 5 0 1 19 5 +14 10
  Chile 6 4 1 1 15 5 +10 9
  Uruguay 6 3 0 3 14 6 +8 6
  Colombia 6 1 1 4 7 25 −18 3
  Bolivia 6 0 2 4 3 16 −13 2
  Ecuador 6 0 1 5 9 27 −18 1
Chile  6–3  Ecuador
Alcántara   28'59'81'
Vera   29'
Hormazábal   45'
Clavero   70'
Raymondi Chávez   30'
Jiménez   44'
Luis Mendoza   51'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Argentina  4–0  Bolivia
Pontoni   10'
Martino   43'
Loustau   70'
De la Mata   75'
Referee: Humberto Reginatto (Chile)

Brazil  3–0  Colombia
Jorginho   13'
Heleno   15'
Jaime   38'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Chile  5–0  Bolivia
Clavero   13'27'39'
Alcántara   75'79'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Uruguay  5–1  Ecuador
A. García   1'60'83'
Porta   28'
Varela   69'
Aguayo   39'
Referee: Mário Silveira Vianna (Brazil)

Uruguay  7–0  Colombia
A. García   22'89'
Riephoff   25'
J. García   37'83'
Ortiz   75'
Porta   86'
Referee: Mário Silveira Vianna (Brazil)

Brazil  2–0  Bolivia
Ademir   48'
Tesourinha   80'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Chile  2–0  Colombia
Medina   48'
Piñeiro   80'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Argentina  4–2  Ecuador
Pontoni   11'
De la Mata   50'
Martino   69'
Pellegrina   83'
Aguayo   53'
J. Mendoza   62'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Argentina  9–1  Colombia
Pontoni   3'7'
Méndez   15'39'
Martino   27'
Boyé   41'
Loustau   50'
Ferraro   80'81'
Mendoza   52'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Brazil  3–0  Uruguay
Heleno   8'32'
Rui   20'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Bolivia  0–0  Ecuador
Referee: Mário Silveira Vianna (Brazil)

Chile  1–1  Argentina
Medina   3' Méndez   52'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Uruguay  2–0  Bolivia
Falero   26'
Porta   75'
Referee: Mário Silveira Vianna (Brazil)

Argentina  3–1  Brazil
Méndez   14'20'40' Ademir   32'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Colombia  3–1  Ecuador
González Rubio   2'
Gámez   64'
Berdugo   70'
Aguayo   4'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Chile  1–0  Uruguay
Medina   8'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Bolivia  3–3  Colombia
Fernández   57'
Zenón González   75'
Orgaz   80'
González Rubio   3'
Berdugo   7'
Gámez   67'
Referee: Mário Silveira Vianna (Brazil)

Brazil  9–2  Ecuador
Ademir   3'10'75'
Heleno   22'28'
Zizinho   40'65'
Jair   67'68'
Aguayo   42'
Albornoz   49'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Argentina  1–0  Uruguay
Martino   50'
Referee: Juan Las Heras (Chile)

Brazil  1–0  Chile
Heleno   20'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

ResultEdit

 1945 South American Championship Champions 
 
Argentina
Seventh title

Goal scorersEdit

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

External linksEdit