1975 Copa América

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1975 Copa América
Tournament details
DatesJuly 17 – October 28
Teams10 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Peru (state).svg  Peru (2nd title)
Runners-upFlag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Third placeFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Fourth placeFlag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played25
Goals scored79 (3.16 per match)
Attendance1,053,000 (42,120 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Colombia.svg Ernesto Díaz
Flag of Argentina.svg Leopoldo Luque
(4 goals each)
Best player(s) Flag of Peru.svg Teófilo Cubillas [1]
1967
1979

The 1975 edition of the Copa América football tournament was played between July 17 and October 28. For the first time there was no fixed venue, and all matches were played throughout the year in each country. In addition, the tournament changed its name from South American Championship to Copa América. All ten CONMEBOL countries participated, with defending champions Uruguay receiving a bye into the semi-finals and the rest starting in the group stage.

CONMEBOL Copa América, known until 1975 as the South American Football Championship, is a men's international football tournament contested among 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.

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.

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Squads

For a complete list of participating squads: see 1975 Copa América squads

These are the squads for the countries that played in the 1975 Copa América. The first round was played in three groups of three teams with Uruguay, receiving a bye to the semi finals.

First round

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, and no points for a loss. The winner of each group advanced to the semi-finals.

Group A

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 4400131+128
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 4202174+134
Flag of Venezuela (state).svg  Venezuela 4004126−250
Venezuela  Flag of Venezuela (state).svg0–4Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Romeu Soccerball shade.svg 2'
Danival Soccerball shade.svg 50'
Palhinha Soccerball shade.svg 82', 88'
Estadio Olímpico, Caracas
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Flag of Peru.svg Carlos Rivero

Venezuela  Flag of Venezuela (state).svg1–5Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Iriarte Soccerball shade.svg 14' Luque Soccerball shade.svg 12', 34', 66'
Kempes Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Ardiles Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Estadio Olímpico, Caracas
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Flag of Chile.svg Rafael Hormazábal

Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg2–1Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Nelinho Soccerball shade.svg 31', 55' (pen.) Asad Soccerball shade.svg 11'
Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Flag of Uruguay.svg Ramón Barreto

Argentina  Flag of Argentina.svg11–0Flag of Venezuela (state).svg  Venezuela
D. Killer Soccerball shade.svg 8', 41', 62'
Gallego Soccerball shade.svg 14'
Ardiles Soccerball shade.svg 39'
Kempes Soccerball shade.svg 53', 81'
Zanabria Soccerball shade.svg 56', 64'
Bóveda Soccerball shade.svg 80'
Luque Soccerball shade.svg 85'
Cor de León, Rosario
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Flag of Peru.svg Pedro Reyes

Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg6–0Flag of Venezuela (state).svg  Venezuela
Roberto Batata Soccerball shade.svg 6', 79'
Nelinho Soccerball shade.svg 9'
Danival Soccerball shade.svg 37'
Campos Soccerball shade.svg 53'
Palhinha Soccerball shade.svg 65'
Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: Flag of Peru.svg Carlos Rivero

Argentina  Flag of Argentina.svg0–1Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Danival Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Cor de León, Rosario
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Flag of Chile.svg Carlos Robles

Group B

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru 431083+57
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 411276+13
Flag of Bolivia (state).svg  Bolivia 410339−62
Chile  Flag of Chile.svg1–1Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru
Crisosto Soccerball shade.svg 10' Rojas Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Flag of Colombia.svg Omar Delgado

Bolivia  Flag of Bolivia (state).svg2–1Flag of Chile.svg  Chile
Mezza Soccerball shade.svg 60', 75' Gamboa Soccerball shade.svg 41'
Estadio Jesús Bermúdez, Oruro
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Flag of Paraguay.svg Héctor Ortiz

Bolivia  Flag of Bolivia (state).svg0–1Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru
Ramírez Soccerball shade.svg 17'
Estadio Jesús Bermúdez, Oruro
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Flag of Argentina.svg Alberto Ducatelli

Peru  Flag of Peru (state).svg3–1Flag of Bolivia (state).svg  Bolivia
Ramírez Soccerball shade.svg 7' (pen.)
Cueto Soccerball shade.svg 26'
Oblitas Soccerball shade.svg 52'
Mezza Soccerball shade.svg 58' (pen.)
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Flag of Brazil.svg Romualdo Arppi Filho

Chile  Flag of Chile.svg4–0Flag of Bolivia (state).svg  Bolivia
Araneda Soccerball shade.svg 40', 87'
Ahumada Soccerball shade.svg 61'
Gamboa Soccerball shade.svg 71'
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Flag of Argentina.svg Arturo Ithurralde

Peru  Flag of Peru (state).svg3–1Flag of Chile.svg  Chile
Rojas Soccerball shade.svg 3'
Oblitas Soccerball shade.svg 32'
Cubillas Soccerball shade.svg 39'
Carlos Reinoso Soccerball shade.svg 76'
Estadio Alianza Lima, Lima
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Flag of Uruguay.svg Juan José Fortunatto

Group C

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 440071+68
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay 41125503
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 4013410−61
Colombia  Flag of Colombia.svg1–0Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay
Díaz Soccerball shade.svg 83'
Estadio El Campín, Bogotá
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Flag of Brazil.svg Romualdo Arppi Filho

Ecuador  Flag of Ecuador.svg2–2Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay
Lasso Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Castañeda Soccerball shade.svg 47'
Kiese Soccerball shade.svg 16', 87'
Estadio Modelo, Guayaquil
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Flag of Venezuela.svg Mario Fiorenza

Ecuador  Flag of Ecuador.svg1–3Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Carrera Soccerball shade.svg 40' Ortiz Soccerball shade.svg 15'
Retat Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Castro Soccerball shade.svg 83'
Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Flag of Argentina.svg Miguel Angel Comesaña

Paraguay  Flag of Paraguay.svg0–1Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Díaz Soccerball shade.svg 40'
Match abandoned at 43'

Colombia  Flag of Colombia.svg2–0Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador
Díaz Soccerball shade.svg 15'
Calero Soccerball shade.svg 42'
Estadio El Campín, Bogotá
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Flag of Chile.svg Carlos Robles

Paraguay  Flag of Paraguay.svg3–1Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador
Báez Soccerball shade.svg 21'
Rolón Soccerball shade.svg 39', 58'
Castañeda Soccerball shade.svg 31'
Defensores del Chaco, Asunción
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Flag of Brazil.svg Armando Marques

Final round

Semi-finals

Colombia  Flag of Colombia.svg3–0Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay
Angulo Soccerball shade.svg 53'
Ortiz Soccerball shade.svg 70'
Díaz Soccerball shade.svg 90'
De los Santos Red card.svg 17'
Estadio El Campín, Bogotá
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Flag of Peru.svg César Orozco

Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg1–3Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru
Roberto Batata Soccerball shade.svg 54' Casaretto Soccerball shade.svg 19', 88'
Cubillas Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: Flag of Argentina.svg Miguel Angel Comesaña

Uruguay  Flag of Uruguay.svg1–0Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Morena Soccerball shade.svg 17' (pen.)Red card.svg 80'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Flag of Chile.svg Rafael Hormazábal

Peru  Flag of Peru (state).svg0–2Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Meléndez Soccerball shade.svg 10' (o.g.)
Campos Soccerball shade.svg 61'
Estadio Alianza Lima, Lima
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Flag of Argentina.svg Arturo Ithurralde

(*) Peru was declared the winner by the drawing of lots.

Finals

Colombia  Flag of Colombia.svg1–0Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru
Castro Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Estadio El Campín, Bogotá
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Flag of Argentina.svg Miguel Comesaña

Peru  Flag of Peru (state).svg2–0Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Oblitas Soccerball shade.svg 18'
Ramírez Soccerball shade.svg 44'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Flag of Chile.svg Juan Silvagno

Peru  Flag of Peru (state).svg1–0Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Sotil Soccerball shade.svg 25'
Estadio Olimpico, Caracas
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Flag of Uruguay.svg Ramón Barreto

Result

 1975 Copa América Champions 
Flag of Peru (state).svg
Peru
2nd title

Goal scorers

With four goals, Leopoldo Luque and Ernesto Díaz are the top scorers in the tournament. In total, 79 goals were scored by 42 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

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References

  1. The Copa América Archive – Trivia
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