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South American Championship 1956 was a football tournament held in Uruguay, who won it. Chile were runners-up.

1956 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host countryUruguay
DatesJanuary 21 – February 15
Teams6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Uruguay (9th title)
Runners-up Chile
Third place Argentina
Fourth place Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored38 (2.53 per match)
Attendance568,000 (37,867 per match)
Top scorer(s)Chile Enrique Hormazábal
(4 goals)
1955
1957

Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador withdrew from the tournament.

Enrique Hormazábal from Chile became top scorer of the tournament with 4 goals.

Contents

VenuesEdit

Montevideo
Estadio Centenario
Capacity: 65,235
 

Final roundEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Uruguay 5 4 1 0 9 3 +6 9
  Chile 5 3 0 2 11 8 +3 6
  Argentina 5 3 0 2 5 3 +2 6
  Brazil 5 2 2 1 4 5 −1 6
  Paraguay 5 0 2 3 3 8 −5 2
  Peru 5 0 1 4 6 11 −5 1
Uruguay  4–2  Paraguay
Óscar Míguez   12'
Guillermo Escalada   25'32'
Walter Roque   65'
Máximo Rolón   81'
Antonio Gómez   89'
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Juan Regis Brozzi (Argentina)

Argentina  2–1  Peru
Omar Sívori   43'
Federico Vairo   51'
Roberto Drago   56'
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

Chile  4–1  Brazil
Enrique Hormazábal   8'83'
René Meléndez   65'
Leonel Sánchez   71'
Maurinho   38'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Juan Regis Brozzi (Argentina)

Uruguay  2–0  Peru
Guillermo Escalada   42'
Óscar Míguez   73'
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Cayetano de Nicola (Paraguay)

Brazil  0–0  Paraguay
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Sergio Bustamante (Chile)

Argentina  2–0  Chile
Ángel Labruna   9'79'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: João Baptista Laurito (Brazil)

Brazil  2–1  Peru
Alvaro   10'
Zezinho   80'
Roberto Drago   42'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

Argentina  1–0  Paraguay
Carlos Cecconato   54'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: João Baptista Laurito (Brazil)

Paraguay  1–1  Peru
Máximo Rolón   76' Isaac Andrade   61'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Juan Regis Brozzi (Argentina)

Brazil  1–0  Argentina
Luizinho   88'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

Uruguay  2–1  Chile
Óscar Míguez   12'
Carlos Borges   58'
Ramírez Banda   59'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Juan Regis Brozzi (Argentina)

Chile  4–3  Peru
Enrique Hormazábal   15'
Manuel Muñoz   34'
José Fernández   70'
Leonel Sánchez   86'
Félix Castillo   22'
Máximo Mosquera   57'
Gómez Sánchez   80'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Juan Regis Brozzi (Argentina)

Uruguay  0–0  Brazil
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Juan Regis Brozzi (Argentina)

Chile  2–0  Paraguay
Enrique Hormazábal   41'
Ramírez Banda   51'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

Uruguay  1–0  Argentina
Javier Ambrois   23'
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Cayetano de Nicola (Paraguay)

ResultEdit

 1956 South American Championship Champions 
 
Uruguay
9th title

GoalscorersEdit

External linksEdit