1952 Panamerican Championship

The 1952 Panamerican Championship was the first edition of the Panamerican Championship, an association football tournament featuring national teams from North, Central and South America. Organized by the Panamerican Football Confederation, this first edition was held in Santiago, Chile, between March 16 and April 20, in 1952.[1]

1952 Panamerican Championship
Official poster
Tournament details
CountryChile
Venue(s)Estadio Nacional
Dates16 March – 20 April
Teams6
Final positions
Champions Brazil (1st title)
Runner-up Chile
Third place Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored72 (4.8 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Peru Valeriano López
(7 goals)
1956 →

The competition, contested by six teams, was played in a round-robin format, and won by Brazil. All the matches were played at Estadio Nacional.[1]

Teams

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South America (Conmebol)

South American Championship 1949

1950 FIFA World Cup

Central America (CCCF)

1951 CCCF Championship

North America (NAFC)

1949 NAFC Championship

Mexico, NAFC champions
Panama, CCCF champions

Venue

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Santiago
Estadio Nacional
Capacity: 70,000
 

Results

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Some of the matches played, fltr: Chile v Panama, Chile v Peru, Uruguay v Mexico, and Uruguay v Panama

Match details

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Chile  6–1  Panama
Hormazábal   15'
Prieto   27', 45', 81'
Muñoz   29'
Meléndez   65'
Report Linares   89'

Peru  7–1  Panama
López   5', 9', 20' (85)
Barbadillo   44'
Morales   60'
Report Martínez   72' (pen.)

Uruguay  3–1  Mexico
Bravo   27' (o.g.)
Míguez   40'
Abbadie   87'
Report Septién   35'

Chile  4–0  Mexico
Hormazábal   20'
Prieto   30', 82'
Díaz   86'
Report

Uruguay  5–2  Peru
Vidal   2'
Míguez   11', 29', 87'
Pérez   74'
Report Barbadillo   19'
López   75'

Chile  3–2  Peru
Prieto   31'
Meléndez   51' (pen.)
Cremaschi   86'
Report Barbadillo   14'
López   81'

Uruguay  6–1  Panama
Abbadie   6', 14', 32'
Britos   64'
Tejada   77' (o.g.)
Loureiro   85'
Report Martínez   39'

Brazil  2–0  Mexico
Baltasar   55', 71' Report

Mexico  4–2  Panama
Septién   18', 34', 81'
Molina   19'
Report Martínez   63' (pen.)
Rangel   78'

Brazil  0–0  Peru
Report

Brazil  5–0  Panama
Baltazar   5'
Rodrigues   8', 57'
Julinho   20'
Pinga   70'
Report

Chile  2–0  Uruguay
Cremaschi   5'
Muñoz   84'
Report

Brazil  4–2  Uruguay
Didi   24'
Rodrigues   32'
Baltazar   71'
Pinga   85'
Report Míguez   54'
Cancela   89' (pen.)

Peru  3–0  Mexico
Rivera   5'
Drago   16'
Torres   86'
Report

Brazil  3–0  Chile
Ademir   9', 18'
Pinga   86'
Report

Table

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Brazil 5 4 1 0 14 2 +12 9
2   Chile 5 4 0 1 15 6 +9 8
3   Uruguay 5 3 0 2 16 10 +6 6
4   Peru 5 2 1 2 14 9 +5 5
5   Mexico 5 1 0 4 5 14 −9 2
6   Panama 5 0 0 5 5 28 −23 0
Source: RSSSF

Top goalscorers

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Peruvian Valeriano López, top scorer of the competition

There were 72 goals scored in 15 matches, for an average of 4.8 goals per match.

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

Source: RSSSF

References

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  1. ^ a b I. Panamerican Championship 1952 by Erik Lugo and Eduardo Mendoza on the RSSSF
  2. ^ Valeriano López en Huracán: El tanque de Parque Patricios by Roberto Gando, 27 Apr 2017