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1959 South American Championship (Ecuador)

The 1959 South American Championship held in Ecuador was an extra South American Championship for the year. The tournament was contested between five teams; Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, and Peru did not participate; Brazil attended with a team from Pernambuco. Uruguay won their 10th South American title.

1959 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host countryEcuador
DatesDecember 5 – 25
Teams5 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Uruguay (10th title)
Runners-up Argentina
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Ecuador
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored40 (4 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina José Sanfilippo
(6 goals)
1963

Contents

FormatEdit

The format was same as other tournaments; it was a round-robin tournament, awarding two points for a win, one for a draw, and nothing for a defeat. The team with the most points at the end was declared the tournament winner.

VenuesEdit

Guayaquil
Estadio Modelo
Capacity: 42,000
 

StandingsEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Uruguay 4 3 1 0 13 1 +12 7
  Argentina 4 2 1 1 9 9 0 5
  Brazil 4 2 0 2 7 10 −3 4
  Ecuador 4 1 1 2 5 9 −4 3
  Paraguay 4 0 1 3 6 11 −5 1

MatchesEdit

Brazil  3–2  Paraguay
Paulo   25'39'
Zé de Mello   55'
Parodi   72'
Benítez   90'
Attendance: 35,000

Uruguay  4–0  Ecuador
Silveira   1' (pen.)
Escalada   28'
Bergara   46'
Pérez   52'

Argentina  4–2  Paraguay
Sanfilippo   8'57'89' (pen.)
Pizzuti   81'
Insfrán   30'
Cabral   90'
Attendance: 15,000

Uruguay  3–0  Brazil
Escalada   49'
Bergara   67'
Sasía   75'

Ecuador  1–1  Argentina
Raffo   20' Sosa   62'

Uruguay  5–0  Argentina
Silveira   9' (pen.)55' (pen.)
Bergara   15'64'
Sasía   25'

Brazil  3–1  Ecuador
Paulo   23'
Geraldo   42'
Zé de Mello   45'
Raffo   12'
Attendance: 55,000

Argentina  4–1  Brazil
García   2'
Sanfilippo   27'89'90'
Geraldo   64'
Attendance: 42,000

Paraguay  1–1  Uruguay
Parodi   32' Sasía   88'

Ecuador  3–1  Paraguay
Spencer   16'
Balseca   25'
Cañarte   74'
Gómez   5' (o.g.)

ResultEdit

 1959 South American Championship Champions 
 
Uruguay
10th title

GoalscorersEdit

With six goals, José Sanfilippo of Argentina is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 40 goals were scored by 21 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

6 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

External linksEdit