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The South American Championship 1953 was a football tournament held in Peru and won by Paraguay with Brazil second.

1953 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host countryPeru
DatesFebruary 22 – April 1
Teams7 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Paraguay (1st title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Uruguay
Fourth place Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played22
Goals scored67 (3.05 per match)
Top scorer(s)Chile Francisco Molina
(7 goals)
1949
1955

Argentina, and Colombia withdrew from the tournament.

Francisco Molina from Chile became top scorer of the tournament with 8 goals.

Contents

VenuesEdit

Lima
Estadio Nacional de Lima
Capacity: 50,000
 

Final roundEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 6 4 0 2 15 6 +9 8
  Paraguay 6 3 2 1 11 6 +5 8
  Uruguay 6 3 1 2 15 6 +9 7
  Chile 6 3 1 2 10 10 0 7
  Peru 6 3 1 2 4 6 −2 7
  Bolivia 6 1 1 4 6 15 −9 3
  Ecuador 6 0 2 4 1 13 −12 2
Bolivia  1–0  Peru
Ugarte   53'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: George Rhoden (England)

Paraguay  3–0  Chile
Fernández   54'75'
Berni   78'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)

Uruguay  2–0  Bolivia
Puente   11'
Carlos Romero   88'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Charles Dean (England)

Peru  1–0  Ecuador
Gómez Sánchez   78'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: George Rhoden (England)

Brazil  8–1  Bolivia
Julinho   18'20'42'52'
Francisco Rodrigues   25'44'
Pinga   39'60'
Ugarte   73' (pen.)
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)

Chile  3–2  Uruguay
Molina   5'55'67' Morel   70'
Balseiro   81'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Charles Dean (England)

Paraguay  0–0  Ecuador
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Mário Silveira Vianna (Brazil)

Chile  0–0  Peru
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)

Bolivia  1–1  Ecuador
Alcón   25' Guzmán   6'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Charles McKenna (England)

Peru  2–2  Paraguay
Gómez Sánchez   47'
Terry   53'
Fernández   36'
Berni   77'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)
Match was awarded to Peru due to unsportsmanlike behaviour of Paraguay by making one extra change.
Milner Ayala was banned for three years for kicking the referee.

Paraguay  2–2  Uruguay
Atilio López   5'
Berni   52'
Balseiro   36'55'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: David Gregory (England)

Brazil  2–0  Ecuador
Ademir   18'
Cláudio   55'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)

Brazil  1–0  Uruguay
Ipojucan   87'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Charles McKenna (England)

Paraguay  2–1  Bolivia
Angel Romero   17'
Berni   22'
Ramon Santos   76'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: David Gregory (England)

Chile  3–0  Ecuador
Molina   33'47'
Cremaschi   70'
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)

Peru  1–0  Brazil
Navarrete   51'
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Charles McKenna (England)

Brazil  3–2  Chile
Julinho   1'
Zizinho   53'
Baltazar   70'
Molina   62'76'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)

Uruguay  6–0  Ecuador
Méndez   12'
Puente   51'
Peláez   58'
Morel   60'
Carlos Romero   86'
Balseiro   88'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: David Gregory (England)

Paraguay  2–1  Brazil
Atilio López   49'
León   89'
Nílton Santos   12'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Charles Dean (England)

Chile  2–2  Bolivia
Meléndez   28'
Díaz Carmona   52'
Ramón Santos   15'
Alcón   49'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)
Match was suspended after 66th min, and awarded to Chile due to unsportsmanlike behaviour of Bolivia.

Uruguay  3–0  Peru
Peláez   23'67'
Carlos Romero   71'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Mário Silveira Vianna (Brazil)

FinalEdit

Paraguay  3–2  Brazil
Atilio López   14'
Gavilán   17'
Fernández   41'
Baltazar   56'65'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Charles Dean (England)

ResultEdit

 1953 South American Championship Champions 
 
Paraguay
1st title

Goal scorersEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oliver, Guy (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness publishing. p. 561. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.