1945 South American Championship

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1945 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host countryChile
Dates14 January – 28 February
Teams7 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (7th title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Chile
Fourth place Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played21
Goals scored89 (4.24 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Heleno de Freitas
Argentina Norberto Méndez
(6 goals each)
1942
1946
Argentine player Rinaldo Martino being carried by the fans after the 1–0 win v. Uruguay. He scored the only goal

The eighteenth edition of the South American Championship was held in Santiago, Chile from 14 January to 28 February. This tournament was an extra edition. No trophy handed to the winners, but considered official by CONMEBOL.

The participating countries were Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia (for the first time), Ecuador, and Uruguay. Paraguay and Peru withdrew from the tournament.

Squads[change | change source]

For a complete list of participating squads see: 1945 South American Championship squads

Venues[change | change source]

Santiago
Estadio Nacional de Chile
Capacity: 70,000
Estadio Nacional de Chile - vista desde Av. Grecia.jpg

Final round[change | change source]

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

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 6 5 1 0 22 5 +17 11
 Brazil 6 5 0 1 19 5 +14 10
 Chile 6 4 1 1 15 5 +10 9
 Uruguay 6 3 0 3 14 6 +8 6
 Colombia 6 1 1 4 7 25 −18 3
 Bolivia 6 0 2 4 3 16 −13 2
 Ecuador 6 0 1 5 9 27 −18 1
Chile 6–3 Ecuador
Alcántara Goal 28'59'81'
Vera Goal 29'
Hormazábal Goal 45'
Clavero Goal 70'
Raymondi Chávez Goal 30'
Jiménez Goal 44'
Luis Mendoza Goal 51'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Argentina 4–0 Bolivia
Pontoni Goal 10'
Martino Goal 43'
Loustau Goal 70'
De la Mata Goal 75'
Referee: Humberto Reginato (Chile)

Brazil 3–0 Colombia
Jorginho Goal 13'
Heleno Goal 15'
Jaime Goal 38'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Chile 5–0 Bolivia
Clavero Goal 13'27'39'
Alcántara Goal 75'79'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Uruguay 5–1 Ecuador
A. García Goal 1'60'83'
Porta Goal 28'
Varela Goal 69'
Aguayo Goal 39'
Referee: Mário Vianna (Brazil)

Uruguay 7–0 Colombia
A. García Goal 22'89'
Riephoff Goal 25'
J. García Goal 37'83'
Ortiz Goal 75'
Porta Goal 86'
Referee: Mário Vianna (Brazil)

Brazil 2–0 Bolivia
Ademir Goal 48'
Tesourinha Goal 80'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Chile 2–0 Colombia
Medina Goal 48'
Piñeiro Goal 80'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Argentina 4–2 Ecuador
Pontoni Goal 11'
De la Mata Goal 50'
Martino Goal 69'
Pellegrina Goal 83'
Aguayo Goal 53'
J. Mendoza Goal 62'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Argentina 9–1 Colombia
Pontoni Goal 3'7'
Méndez Goal 15'39'
Martino Goal 27'
Boyé Goal 41'
Loustau Goal 50'
Ferraro Goal 80'81'
Mendoza Goal 52'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Brazil 3–0 Uruguay
Heleno Goal 8'32'
Rui Goal 20'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Bolivia 0–0 Ecuador
Referee: Mário Vianna (Brazil)

Chile 1–1 Argentina
Medina Goal 3' Méndez Goal 52'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Uruguay 2–0 Bolivia
Falero Goal 26'
Porta Goal 75'
Referee: Mário Vianna (Brazil)

Argentina 3–1 Brazil
Méndez Goal 14'20'40' Ademir Goal 32'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Colombia 3–1 Ecuador
González Rubio Goal 2'
Gámez Goal 64'
Berdugo Goal 70'
Aguayo Goal 4'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Chile 1–0 Uruguay
Medina Goal 8'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Bolivia 3–3 Colombia
Fernández Goal 57'
Zenón González Goal 75'
Orgaz Goal 80'
González Rubio Goal 3'
Berdugo Goal 7'
Gámez Goal 67'
Referee: Mário Vianna (Brazil)

Brazil 9–2 Ecuador
Ademir Goal 3'10'75'
Heleno Goal 22'28'
Zizinho Goal 40'65'
Jair Goal 67'68'
Aguayo Goal 42'
Albornoz Goal 49'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Argentina 1–0 Uruguay
Martino Goal 50'
Referee: Juan Las Heras (Chile)

Brazil 1–0 Chile
Heleno Goal 20'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Result[change | change source]

 1945 South American Championship Champions 

Argentina
Seventh title

Goal scorers[change | change source]

Norberto Méndez (left) and Heleno, top scorers with 6 goals each

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

  • Argentina Mario Boyé
  • Argentina Manuel Pelegrina
  • Bolivia Raúl Fernández
  • Bolivia Zenón González
  • Bolivia Severo Orgaz
  • Brazil Jaime
  • Brazil Jorginho
  • Brazil Rui
  • Brazil Tesourinha
  • Chile Francisco Hormazábal
  • Chile Manuel Piñeiro
  • Chile Erasmo Vera
  • Colombia Arturo Mendoza
  • Ecuador Guillermo Albornoz
  • Ecuador José L. Mendoza
  • Ecuador José M. Jiménez
  • Ecuador Luis A. Mendoza
  • Ecuador Enrique Raymondi
  • Uruguay Nicolás Falero
  • Uruguay José M. Ortiz
  • Uruguay Juan P. Riephoff
  • Uruguay Varela

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