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1920 South American Championship

1920 South American Championship of Nations
Copa América (since 1975)
Tournament details
Host country Chile
Dates September 11 – October 3
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Uruguay (3rd title)
Runners-up  Argentina
Third place  Brazil
Fourth place  Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Goals scored 16 (2.67 per match)
Top scorer(s) José Pérez
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.

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 3 goals, repeating his feat of three years earlier.

Standings

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 5
 Argentina 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 4
 Brazil 3 1 0 2 1 8 −7 2
 Chile 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1

Matches

September 11, 1920
Brazil  1–0  Chile
Alvariza Goal 53'

September 12, 1920
Argentina  1–1  Uruguay
Echeverría Goal 75' Piendibene Goal 10'
Estadio Valparaíso Sporting Club, Viña del Mar
Referee: Francisco Jiménez (Chile)

September 18, 1920
Uruguay  6–0  Brazil
Romano Goal 23'60'
Urdinarán Goal 26' (pen.)
Pérez Goal 29'65'
Campolo Goal 48'

September 20, 1920
Chile  1–1  Argentina
Bolados Goal 30' Dellavalle Goal 13'

September 25, 1920
Argentina  2–0  Brazil
Echeverría Goal 40'
Libonatti Goal 73'

October 3, 1920
Uruguay  2–1  Chile
Romano Goal 37'
Pérez Goal 65'
Domínguez Goal 60'

Result

Uruguay's winning squad.
 1920 South American Championship Champions 

Uruguay
Third title

Goal scorers

3 goals

2 goals

  • Raúl Echeverría
1 goal

External links

  • South American Championship 1920 at RSSSF
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