Copa Centenario Revolución de Mayo

The Copa Centenario Revolución de Mayo was an international football tournament, held in Argentina from 29 May to 12 June 1910,[1] and organised by the Argentine Football Association.[2] It was the first international tournament in South America where more than two football nations participated.[3] The "Copa Centenario" is considered a predecessor to the South American Championship, later renamed "Copa América".[4]

Copa Centenario
Revolución de Mayo
Tournament details
Host countryArgentina
CityBuenos Aires
Dates29 May – 12 June 1910
Teams3 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Argentina
Runners-up Uruguay
Third place Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played3
Goals scored14 (4.67 per match)
Attendance16,500 (5,500 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Harry Hayes

This contest was held in honor of the 100th anniversary of the May Revolution.[5] Previous to that, the only international competitions in South America had been contested by the national teams of Uruguay and Argentina only. Those competitions included Copa Newton, Copa Lipton, Copa Premier Honor Argentino, and Copa Premier Honor Uruguayo.

Because of having featured three of the subsequent four founding members of CONMEBOL, the Copa Centenario Revolución de Mayo was sometimes called "the first Copa América". However, CONMEBOL recognizes the 1916 South American Championship as the first edition of the competition.[6]

The tournament was contested in a round-robin format between the national teams of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. All three games were played in Buenos Aires, the first in Club Colegiales Stadium [note 1] and the rest in Gimnasia y Esgrima Stadium.


For a complete list of participating squads see: Copa Centenario Revolución de Mayo squads


The Argentina team won the competition
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Argentina 2 2 0 0 9 2 +7 4
  Uruguay 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 2
  Chile 2 0 0 2 1 8 −7 0


Uruguay  3–0  Chile
Piendibene   6'
Bracchi   75'
Buck   85'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: José Susán (Argentina)

Argentina  5–1  Chile
Viale   16'
Hayes   26', 40'
Weiss   66'
Susán   82'
Report Campbell   50'
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: León Peyrou (Uruguay)

Argentina  4–1  Uruguay
Viale   15'
Hayes   43'
Watson Hutton   50'
Susán   64'
Report Piendibene   58'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Armando Bergalli (Chile)


Argentine Harry Hayes, top scorer of the competition

There were 14 goals scored in 3 matches, for an average of 4.67 goals per match.

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Source: RSSSF

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The first stadium of C.A. Colegiales was located on Blandengues (current Avenida del Libertador) and Manzanares in the Núñez district.[7]