1920 South American Championship

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1920 South American Championship of Nations
Copa América (since 1975)
Tournament details
Host country Chile
Dates September 11 – October 3
Teams 4 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay (3rd title)
Runners-upFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Third placeFlag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg  Brazil
Fourth placeFlag of Chile.svg  Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Goals scored 16 (2.67 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Uruguay.svg José Pérez
Flag of Uruguay.svg Ángel Romano
(3 goals each)

The 1920 South American Championship of Nations was the fourth continental championship for nations in South America. It was held in Valparaíso, Chile from September 11 to October 3, 1920.

CONMEBOL Copa América, known until 1975 as the South American Football Championship, is a men's international football tournament contested between national teams from CONMEBOL. It is the oldest international continental football competition. The competition determines the continental champion of South America. Since the 1990s, teams from North America and Asia have also been invited to participate.

Valparaíso Place in Chile

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Uruguay's winning squad Uruguay campeon 1920.jpg
Uruguay's winning squad

The participating countries were the host Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil as the defending champion. Uruguay regained the title lost in the last edition, thus becoming champion for the third time in the first four editions of the tournament. Ángel Romano was the top goalscorer alongside teammate José Pérez, with three goals, repeating his feat of three years earlier.

Chile national football team mens national association football team representing Chile

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Argentina national football team Mens national association football team representing Argentina

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Uruguay national football team mens national association football team representing Uruguay

The Uruguay national football team represents Uruguay in international association football and is controlled by the Uruguayan Football Association, the governing body for football in Uruguay. The current head coach is Óscar Tabárez. The Uruguayan team is commonly referred to as La Celeste . They have won the Copa América 15 times, the most successful national team in the tournament, the most recent title being the 2011 edition. The team has won the FIFA World Cup twice, including the first World Cup in 1930 as hosts, defeating Argentina 4–2 in the final. They won their second title in 1950, upsetting host Brazil 2–1 in the final match, which received an attendance higher than any football match ever.

Brazil's 6–0 loss to Uruguay in this tournament would not be equaled until the 2014 FIFA World Cup, 94 years later, where they lost 7–1 against Germany. [1]

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1920 South American Championship Squads

For a complete list of participating squads see: 1920 South American Championship squads

These are the squads for the countries that played in the 1920 South American Championship. The participating countries were Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. The teams plays in a single round-robin tournament, earning two points for a win, one point for a draw, and zero points for a loss.

Final round

Each team played one match against each of the other teams. Two (2) points were awarded for a win, one (1) point for a draw and zero (0) points for a defeat.

Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 321092+75
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 312042+24
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg  Brazil 310218−72
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 301224−21
Brazil  Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg1–0Flag of Chile.svg  Chile
Alvariza Soccerball shade.svg 53'

Argentina  Flag of Argentina.svg1–1Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay
Echeverría Soccerball shade.svg 75' Piendibene Soccerball shade.svg 10'
Estadio Valparaíso Sporting Club, Viña del Mar
Referee: Francisco Jiménez (Chile)

Uruguay  Flag of Uruguay.svg6–0Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg  Brazil
Romano Soccerball shade.svg 23', 60'
Urdinarán Soccerball shade.svg 26' (pen.)
Pérez Soccerball shade.svg 29', 65'
Campolo Soccerball shade.svg 48'

Chile  Flag of Chile.svg1–1Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Bolados Soccerball shade.svg 30' Dellavalle Soccerball shade.svg 13'

Argentina  Flag of Argentina.svg2–0Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg  Brazil
Echeverría Soccerball shade.svg 40'
Libonatti Soccerball shade.svg 73'

Uruguay  Flag of Uruguay.svg2–1Flag of Chile.svg  Chile
Romano Soccerball shade.svg 37'
Pérez Soccerball shade.svg 65'
Domínguez Soccerball shade.svg 60'


 1920 South American Championship Champions 
Flag of Uruguay.svg
Third title

Goal scorers

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

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