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1939 South American Championship

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1939 South American Championship

1939 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host country Peru
Dates January 15 – February 12
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Peru (1st title)
Runners-up  Uruguay
Third place  Paraguay
Fourth place  Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
Goals scored 47 (4.7 per match)
Top scorer(s) Teodoro Fernández
(7 goals)
Best player Teodoro Fernández

The fifteenth edition of the South American Championship was held in Lima, Peru from January 15 to February 12.

The participating countries were Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay. Although CONMEBOL member since 1927, this tournament was the first time the Ecuadorian side participated. Colombia –member since 1936– withdrew again from the tournament, as well as Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil. Peru won for the first time.


  • Venues 1
  • Final round 2
  • Result 3
  • Goal scorers 4
  • External links 5


Estadio Nacional
Capacity: 40,000

Final round

Each team played 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.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Peru 4 4 0 0 13 4 +9 8
 Uruguay 4 3 0 1 13 5 +8 6
 Paraguay 4 2 0 2 9 8 +1 4
 Chile 4 1 0 3 8 12 −4 2
 Ecuador 4 0 0 4 4 18 −14 0
January 15, 1939
Paraguay  5–1  Chile
Godoy Goal 10'24'
Barrios Goal 47'75'
Aquino Goal 88'
Sorrel Goal 8'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Referee: Alberto March (Ecuador)

January 15, 1939
Peru  5–2  Ecuador
T. Fernández Goal 6'34'77'
Alcívar Goal 55'89'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Referee: Carlos Puyol (Uruguay)

January 22, 1939
Uruguay  6–0  Ecuador
Porta Goal 22'
S. Varela Goal 53'55'81'
Lago Goal 65'70'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Referee: Enrique Cuenca (Peru)

January 22, 1939
Peru  3–1  Chile
T. Fernández Goal 46'65' (pen.)
Domínguez Goal 55'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Referee: Carlos Puyol (Uruguay)

January 29, 1939
Uruguay  3–2  Chile
S. Varela Goal 11'
Camaití Goal 30'
Chirimini Goal 73'
Muñoz Goal 3'
Luco Goal 39'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Referee: Enrique Cuenca (Peru)

January 29, 1939
Peru  3–0  Paraguay
T. Fernández Goal 11'30'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Referee: Alfredo Vargas (Chile)

February 5, 1939
Chile  4–1  Ecuador
Toro Goal 6'
Avendaño Goal 15'79'
Sorrel Goal 19' (pen.)
Arenas Goal 35'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Referee: Carlos Puyol (Uruguay)

February 5, 1939
Uruguay  3–1  Paraguay
Lago Goal 14'
S. Varela Goal 40' (pen.)
Porta Goal 66'
Barrios Goal 59'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Referee: Enrique Cuenca (Peru)

February 12, 1939
Paraguay  3–1  Ecuador
Mingo Goal 4'
Godoy Goal 61'
Barreiro Goal 63'
Arenas Goal 75'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Referee: Enrique Cuenca (Peru)

February 12, 1939
Peru  2–1  Uruguay
Bielich Goal 35'
Porta Goal 44'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Referee: Alfredo Vargas (Chile)


 1939 South American Championship Champions 

First title

Goal scorers

7 goals

5 goals 3 goals 2 goals 1 goal

External links

  • South American Championship 1939 at RSSSF
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