Football at the 1975 Pan American Games

The seventh edition of the football tournament at the Pan American Games was held in four cities in Mexico: Mexico City (main city of the Games), Guadalajara, Toluca, and Puebla, from October 13 to October 25, 1975. Thirteen teams competed in a round-robin competition, with Argentina defending the title. After the preliminary round there was a second round, followed by a knock-out stage.[1]

Football – Men's tournament at the VII Pan American Games
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VenueEstadio Azteca
La Bombonera
Estadio Cuauhtémoc
Dates13–25 October
Medalists
Gold medal 
Bronze medal 
«1971
1979»

ParticipantsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Mexico 4 2 2 0 0 9 2 +7
  Trinidad and Tobago 2 2 1 0 1 2 6 −4
  United States 0 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3
Mexico  6–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Rangel   5'17'26'68'
Caballero   25'65'
Grayson   58'

Mexico  3–1  United States
Carrillo   20'
Tapia   31'
Myernick   40' (o.g.)
Salvemini   75'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Oscar Scolfaro (Brazil)

Trinidad and Tobago  1–0  United States
Phillips   23'

Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Argentina 4 2 2 0 0 8 0 +8
  Canada 1 2 0 1 1 0 2 −2
  Jamaica 1 2 0 1 1 0 6 −6
Canada  0–0  Jamaica
Referee: Carlos Alfaro (Costa Rica)

Argentina  6–0  Jamaica
Silva   22'34'69'
Salinas   47'
Cárdenas   52'
Marillack   54'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Jorge Narváez (Mexico)

Argentina  2–0  Canada
Cárdenas   12'
Telford   69' (o.g.)
Referee: Valentin Gazo (Nicaragua)

Group CEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Cuba 3 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3
  Bolivia 2 2 1 0 1 1 3 −2
  Uruguay 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1
Cuba  1–1  Uruguay
Cepero   40' Pierre  

Cuba  3–0  Bolivia
Piedra   5'
Masso   9'
Holmaza   89'
Referee: Efrén Aguilar (El Salvador)

Bolivia  1–0  Uruguay
Blanco  

Group DEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Brazil 6 3 3 0 0 19 1 +18
  Costa Rica 3 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2
  El Salvador 3 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1
  Nicaragua 0 3 0 0 3 2 23 −21
El Salvador  4–1  Nicaragua
Huezo   61'
Huezo   66'
Ramírez   87'
Huezo   89'
Cuadra   71'

Brazil  3–1  Costa Rica
Vázquez   23' (o.g.)
Tiquinho   54'
Cláudio Adão   70'
Wanchope   85'

Costa Rica  5–1  Nicaragua
Solano   18'
Alvarado   36'
Wanchope   68'69'76'
Acevedo   83'

Brazil  2–0  El Salvador
Cláudio Adão   14'
Edinho   69'
Referee: Domingo de la Mora (Mexico)

Costa Rica  0–0  El Salvador

Brazil  14–0  Nicaragua
Luís Alberto   1'3'16'32'
Santos   5'34'
Rosemiro   21'
Eudes   24'
Erivélto   30'
Chico Fraga   59'
Batista   67'74'
Marcelo   72'?'

Second roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Mexico 5 3 2 1 0 17 2 +15
  Costa Rica 2 2 1 0 1 1 7 −6
  Cuba 1 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1
  Canada 0 1 0 0 1 0 8 −8
Mexico  8–0  Canada
Rangel   2'31'
Sánchez   12'48'?'
Caballero   36'?'
Gómez   70'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Oscar Scolfaro (Brazil)

Costa Rica  1–0  Cuba
Piedra  

Costa Rica  w/o  Canada

Canada did not play the match and withdrew from the tournament. Match awarded to Costa Rica.


Mexico  2–2  Cuba
Caballero   7'
Sánchez   55' (pen.)
Delgado   22'
de la Rosa   75' (o.g.)

Cuba  w/o  Canada

Canada had withdrawn from the tournament. Match awarded to Cuba.


Mexico  7–0  Costa Rica
Sánchez   9'22'33'
Caballero   38'
Rangel   58'76'83'
Referee: Toros Kibritjian (United States)

Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Brazil 5 3 2 1 0 13 0 +13
  Argentina 5 3 2 1 0 9 1 +8
  Bolivia 2 3 1 0 2 3 11 −8
  Trinidad and Tobago 0 3 0 0 3 2 15 −13
Argentina  5–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Ceballos   38' (pen.)
Salinas   50'55'
Valencia   61'64'
Llewellyn   63'
Referee: Carlos Alfaro (Costa Rica)

Brazil  6–0  Bolivia
Leguelé   16' (pen)
Cláudio Adão   37'46'89'?'
Erivélto  
Referee: Dante Maglio (Canada)

Brazil  0–0  Argentina
Referee: Alfonso González (Mexico)

Bolivia  3–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Blanco   6'
Sempertegui   32'
Flores   43'
Laforest  
Referee: Jorge Narváez (Mexico)

Argentina  4–0  Bolivia
Fortunato   2'?'
Silva  
Ceballos   pen.'
Referee: Alfonso González (Mexico)

Brazil  7–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Cláudio Adão   4'40'62'
Erivélto   15'
Santos   16'
Eudes   18'
Referee: Ilio Matos (Canada)

Classification stages (Mexico City)Edit

Bronze medal matchEdit

Argentina  2–0  Costa Rica
Silva   36'
Tello   70'
Report
Referee: Oscar Scolfaro (Brazil)

Gold Medal matchEdit

Mexico  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Brazil
Tapia   22' Report Cláudio Adão   85' (pen.)
Attendance: 105,000 [3]
Referee: Arturo Iturralde (Argentina)
Notes
  1. ^ Suspended on 108' after a power failure. It was decided that gold medals were awarded to both teams.[2]
1975 Pan American Games Winners
   
Mexico and Brazil
Second title (for both)

MedalistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's tournament   Mexico and   Brazil[4]

1. Julio Gómez
2. Gabriel Márquez
3. Eduardo Rergis
4. Bardomiano Viveros
5. Mario Carrillo
6. Ernesto de la Rosa
7. José L. Caballero
12. Javier Regalado
8. Guillermo Cosio
9. Héctor Tapia
10. Víctor Rangel
11. Hugo Sánchez
13. Carlos García Cuevas
14. Jorge López Malo
15. Francisco Bugarín
16. Alberto Sandoval
17. Alfredo Navarrete
18. Víctor Gómez
19. Rafael Toribio
Diego Mercado (HC)

(None)   Argentina [4]

1. Carlos Suárez
2. Daniel Valencia
3. Aldo Espinoza
4. Manuel Pereyra
5. Luis Galván
6. Pablo de las M. Cárdenas
7. Ricardo Alonso
8. Eduardo Marillack
9. José S. Tello
10. Américo Gallego
11. Pedro A. Fernández
12. Alberto Vivaldo
13. Pedro E. Farías
14. Carlos Salinas
15. Jorge Salas
16. Sergio Fortunato
17. Juan C. Silva
18. José L. Ceballos
César Luis Menotti (HC)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Panamerican Games 1975 (Mexico) by Erik Garin on the RSSSF
  2. ^ El día que México y Brasil compartieron Medalla de Oro by Juan Manuel Marino on Bola Vip, 2 Aug 2021
  3. ^ La singular final México - Brasil del Panamericano de 1975 by Alvaro Mela, 27 Mar 2013
  4. ^ a b Mexico 1975, p. 385 on Panamsports.org