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1959 South American Championship (Argentina)

The South American Championship 1959 was a football tournament held in Argentina, and won by Argentina with Brazil in second.

1959 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host countryArgentina
DatesMarch 7 – April 4
Teams7 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (12th title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Paraguay
Fourth place Peru
Tournament statistics
Matches played21
Goals scored86 (4.1 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Pelé (8 goals)
1957

Colombia, and Ecuador withdrew from the tournament.

Pelé from Brazil was named best player of the tournament and was the top scorer with 8 goals.[1]

Contents

VenuesEdit

Final roundEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Argentina 6 5 1 0 19 5 +14 11
  Brazil 6 4 2 0 17 7 +10 10
  Paraguay 6 3 0 3 12 12 0 6
  Peru 6 1 3 2 10 11 −1 5
  Chile 6 2 1 3 9 14 −5 5
  Uruguay 6 2 0 4 15 14 +1 4
  Bolivia 6 0 1 5 4 23 −19 1
Argentina  6–1  Chile
Pedro Manfredini   5'50'
Pedro Callá   7'
Juan José Pizzuti   17'39'
Raúl Belén   75'
Luis Álvarez   25'
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

Uruguay  7–0  Bolivia
José Sasía   5'
Guillermo Escalada   12'
Víctor Guaglianone   17'
Carlos Borges   60'65'
Vladas Douksas   69'
Domingo Pérez   89'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Alberto Da Gama Malcher (Brazil)

Brazil  2–2  Peru
Didi   24'
Pelé   48'
Juan Seminario   59'77'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

Paraguay  2–1  Chile
José Aveiro   8'14' Leonel Sánchez   34' (pen.)
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Luis Ventre (Argentina)

Argentina  2–0  Bolivia
Omar Corbatta   2'
Pedro Callá   79'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

Peru  5–3  Uruguay
Miguel Ángel Loayza   4'27'42'
Juan Joya   29'79'
Héctor Demarco   2'
Vladas Douksas   31'
José Sasía   81'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

Paraguay  5–0  Bolivia
Cayetano Ré   1'21'50'
Ildefonso Sanabria   11'
José Aveiro   51'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Alberto Da Gama Malcher (Brazil)

Brazil  3–0  Chile
Pelé   43'45'
Didi   89'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Alberto Tejada (Peru)

Uruguay  3–1  Paraguay
Héctor Demarco   2'
Vladas Douksas   37'
José Sasía   85'
José Aveiro   77'
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

Argentina  3–1  Peru
Omar Corbatta   18' (pen.)
Rubén Sosa   42'
Víctor Benítez   78' (o.g.)
Miguel Ángel Loayza   51'
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Alberto Da Gama Malcher (Brazil)

Brazil  4–2  Bolivia
Pelé   16'
Paulo Valentim   18'26'
Didi   89'
Ricardo Alcón   12'
Ausberto García   22'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Luis Ventre (Argentina)

Chile  1–1  Peru
Tovar   77' Miguel Ángel Loayza   12'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

Argentina  3–1  Paraguay
Omar Corbatta   15'
Rubén Sosa   63'
Vladislao Cap   69'
José Parodi   36'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

Chile  5–2  Bolivia
Mario Soto   7'42'
Juan Soto Mura   17'51'
Leonel Sánchez   89'
Máximo Alcócer   25'76'
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Luis Ventre (Argentina)

Brazil  3–1  Uruguay
Paulo Valentim   62'80'89' Guillermo Escalada   36'
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

Peru  0–0  Bolivia
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Washington Rodríguez (Uruguay)

Brazil  4–1  Paraguay
Pelé   25'31'63'
Chinesinho   35'
José Parodi   4'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

Argentina  4–1  Uruguay
Raúl Belén   15'60'
Rubén Sosa   55'80'
Héctor Demarco   85'
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Isidro Ramírez (Paraguay)

Paraguay  2–1  Peru
José Aveiro   32'68' Gómez Sánchez   51'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Alberto Da Gama Malcher (Brazil)

Chile  1–0  Uruguay
Mario Moreno   88'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Alberto Tejada (Peru)

Argentina  1–1  Brazil
Juan José Pizzuti   40' Pelé   58'
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

ResultEdit

 1959 South American Championship Champions 
 
Argentina
12th title

GoalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit