1983 Copa América

The 1983 Copa América football tournament was played between 10 August and 4 November, with all ten CONMEBOL members participating. Defending champions Paraguay received a bye into the semi-finals.

1983 Copa América
Tournament details
Dates10 August – 4 November
Teams10 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Uruguay (12th title)
Runners-up Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored55 (2.29 per match)
Attendance1,119,738 (46,656 per match)
Top scorer(s)Uruguay Carlos Aguilera
Argentina Jorge Luis Burruchaga
Brazil Roberto Dinamite
(3 goals each)
Best player(s)Uruguay Enzo Francéscoli
1979
1987

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

 
Argentina playing Ecuador in Quito

The teams were drawn into three groups, consisting of three teams each. Each team played twice (home and away) against the other teams in their group, with two points for a win, one point for a draw, nil points for a loss. The winner of each group advanced to the semi-finals.

Paraguay qualified automatically as holders for the semifinal.

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Uruguay 4 3 0 1 7 4 +3 6
  Chile 4 2 1 1 8 2 +6 5
  Venezuela 4 0 1 3 1 10 −9 1
Uruguay  2–1  Chile
Acevedo   45'
Morena   63' (pen.)
Orellana   76'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Coelho (Brazil)

Uruguay  3–0  Venezuela
Cabrera   29'
Morena   57' (pen.)
Luzardo   68'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: González (Paraguay)

Chile  5–0  Venezuela
Arriaza   22'
Dubó   25'
Aravena   35', 83'
Espinoza   51'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Labo (Peru)

Chile  2–0  Uruguay
Dubó   9'
Letelier   80'
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Nitti (Argentina)

Venezuela  1–2  Uruguay
Febles   77' Santelli   74'
Aguilera   87'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Montalván (Peru)

Venezuela  0–0  Chile
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Jácome (Ecuador)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 4 2 1 1 6 1 +5 5
  Argentina 4 1 3 0 5 4 +1 5
  Ecuador 4 0 2 2 4 10 −6 2
Ecuador  2–2  Argentina
Vásquez   68'
Vega   89'
Burruchaga   40', 51'

Ecuador  0–1  Brazil
Report Roberto   14'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Postigo (Peru)

Argentina  1–0  Brazil
Gareca   55' Report
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Cardellino (Uruguay)

Brazil  5–0  Ecuador
Renato Gaúcho   12'
Roberto   46', 55'
Éder   58'
Tita   60'
Report
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Da Rosa (Uruguay)

Argentina  2–2  Ecuador
Ramos   50'
Burruchaga   90+' (pen.)
Quiñónez   44'
Maldonado   90' (pen.)
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Ortubé (Bolivia)

Brazil  0–0  Argentina
Report
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Lira (Chile)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Peru 4 2 2 0 6 4 +2 6
  Colombia 4 1 2 1 5 5 0 4
  Bolivia 4 0 2 2 4 6 −2 2
Bolivia  0–1  Colombia
Valderrama   73'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: González (Paraguay)

Peru  1–0  Colombia
Navarro   77'
Attendance: 30,000

Bolivia  1–1  Peru
Romero   65' Navarro   89'
Attendance: 37,738[1]
Referee: Romero (Argentina)

Colombia  2–2  Peru
Prince   46'
Fiorillo   69'
Malásquez   25' (pen.)
Caballero   85'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Coelho (Brazil)

Colombia  2–2  Bolivia
Valderrama   2'
Molina   60' (pen.)
Melgar   78'
Rojas   80'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Vergara (Venezuela)

Peru  2–1  Bolivia
Leguía   6'
Caballero   21'
Paniagua   46'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Budge (Chile)

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinals
 
        
 
 
 
 
  Peru01
 
 
 
  Uruguay11
 
  Uruguay21
 
 
 
  Brazil01
 
  Paraguay10
 
 
  Brazil (by draw)10
 

Semi-finalsEdit

Peru  0–1  Uruguay
Aguilera   65'
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Vásquez (Chile)
Uruguay  1–1  Peru
Cabrera   49' Malásquez   24'
Attendance: 58,000

Uruguay won 3–1 on points.


Paraguay  1–1  Brazil
Morel   70' Report Éder   88'
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Castro (Chile)
Brazil  0–0  Paraguay
Report
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Loustau (Argentina)

2–2 on points. Brazil won on a drawing of lots.

FinalsEdit

Uruguay  2–0  Brazil
Francescoli   41'
Diogo   80'
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Ortiz (Paraguay)
Brazil  1–1  Uruguay
Jorginho   23' Aguilera   77'
Attendance: 95,000
Referee: Pérez (Peru)

Uruguay won 3–1 on points.

Goal scorersEdit

 
Jorge Burruchaga, one of the three top scorers

With three goals, Jorge Luis Burruchaga, Roberto Dinamite and Carlos Aguilera are the top scorers in the tournament. In total, 55 goals were scored by 40 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

3 Goals

2 Goals

1 Goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Behr, Raúl. "B para creer" (in Spanish). Dechalaca.com. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  2. ^ Oliver, Guy (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness publishing. p. 568. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.
  3. ^ Oliver, Guy (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness publishing. p. 568. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.

External linksEdit