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The 1963 South American Championship was held in Bolivia between 10 and 31 March 1963. It was won by Bolivia with Paraguay second. This is, so far, Bolivia's only Copa America title.

1963 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host countryBolivia
Dates10–31 March
Teams7 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Bolivia (1st title)
Runners-up Paraguay
Third place Argentina
Fourth place Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played21
Goals scored91 (4.33 per match)
Top scorer(s)Ecuador Carlos Alberto Raffo
(6 goals)
1959
1967

Contents

SquadsEdit

 
The Bolivia team won its first Cup

For a complete list of participating squads see: 1963 South American Championship squads

VenuesEdit

Final roundEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Bolivia 6 5 1 0 19 13 +6 11
  Paraguay 6 4 1 1 13 7 +6 9
  Argentina 6 3 1 2 15 10 +5 7
  Brazil 6 2 1 3 12 13 −1 5
  Peru 6 2 1 3 8 11 −3 5
  Ecuador 6 1 2 3 14 18 −4 4
  Colombia 6 0 1 5 10 19 −9 1

  Chile was not invited due to the Lauca River conflict with Bolivia.

  Uruguay withdrew due to the designation of La Paz as a tournament site.

  Venezuela did not enter.


Bolivia  4–4  Ecuador
López   16'
Castillo   27'
Alcócer   55'
Camacho   80'
Raffo   30'
Raymondi   44'50'
Bolaños   47'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Arturo Yamasaki (Peru)

Argentina  4–2  Colombia
Zárate   3'90'
Fernández   11'
Rodríguez   87'
Campillo   4'
Aceros   37'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: João Etzel Filho (Brazil)

Brazil  1–0  Peru
Flávio   16'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: José Dimas Larrosa (Paraguay)

Peru  2–1  Argentina
Tenemás   62'
Gallardo   76'
Zárate   57'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: José Dimas Larrosa (Paraguay)

Paraguay  3–1  Ecuador
Zárate   11'
Cabrera   57'
Quiñónez   82'
Raffo   32'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Luis Ventre (Argentina)

Brazil  5–1  Colombia
Flávio   7'
Marco Antônio   31'
Oswaldo   56'
Flávio   82'
Fernando   83'
Gamboa   85'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Tomás Antruejo (Bolivia)

Bolivia  2–1  Colombia
Alcócer   22'40' Botero   4'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Arturo Yamasaki (Peru)

Peru  2–1  Ecuador
León   34'
Mosquera   43'
Raffo   20'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Ovidio Orrego (Colombia)

Paraguay  2–0  Brazil
Zárate   17'
Ayala   83'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Tomás Antruejo (Bolivia)

Paraguay  3–2  Colombia
Eladio Zárate   10'
Arambulo   50'
Martinez   89'
Campillo   27'
Gamboa   82'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Luis Ventre (Argentina)

Argentina  4–2  Ecuador
Savoy   34'53'90'
Rodríguez   58'
Pineda   32'
Palacios   49'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Arturo Yamasaki (Peru)

Bolivia  3–2  Peru
Camacho   14'
Alcócer   49'
García   57'
Gallardo   40'
León   80'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: João Etzel Filho (Brazil)

Peru  1–1  Colombia
Gallardo   25' González   33'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Luis Ventre (Argentina)

Argentina  3–0  Brazil
Rodríguez   3'
Savoy   33'
Juárez   86'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Arturo Yamasaki (Peru)

Bolivia  2–0  Paraguay
Castillo   17'
García   88'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: José Dimas Larrosa (Paraguay)

Brazil  2–2  Ecuador
Oswaldo   5'60' Azón   84'
Raffo   90'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: José Dimas Larrosa (Paraguay)

Paraguay  4–1  Peru
Martínez   5'25'
Cabrera   45'
Zárate   77'
Gallardo   70'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Luis Ventre (Argentina)

Bolivia  3–2  Argentina
Castillo   12'
Blacut   32'
Camacho   88'
Rodríguez   27'34'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Arturo Yamasaki (Peru)

Ecuador  4–3  Colombia
Raymondi   30'
Raffo   37'88'
Bolaños   53'
Aceros   46'
Botero   68'
González   75'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: José Dimas Larrosa (Paraguay)

Argentina  1–1  Paraguay
Lallana   58' Cabrera   33'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Arturo Yamasaki (Peru)

Bolivia  5–4  Brazil
Ugarte   15'58'
Camacho   25'
García   62'
Alcócer   86'
Marco Antônio   26'
Almir   28'
Flávio   63'66'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Ovidio Orrego (Colombia)

ResultEdit

 1963 South American Championship Champions 
 
Bolivia
First title

Goal scorersEdit

External linksEdit