1953 South American Championship

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1953 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host countryPeru
Dates22 February – 1 April
Teams7 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Paraguay (1st title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Uruguay
Fourth place Chile
Tournament statistics
Matches played22
Goals scored67 (3.05 per match)
Top scorer(s)Chile Francisco Molina
(7 goals)
1949
1955

The South American Championship 1953 was a football tournament held in Peru. It was won by Paraguay with Brazil second. Argentina, and Colombia withdrew from the tournament. Francisco Molina from Chile became top scorer of the tournament with 7 goals.

Venues[change | change source]

Lima
Estadio Nacional de Lima
Capacity: 50,000
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Final round[change | change source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 6 4 0 2 15 6 +9 8
 Paraguay 6 3 2 1 11 6 +5 8
 Uruguay 6 3 1 2 15 6 +9 7
 Chile 6 3 1 2 10 10 0 7
 Peru 6 3 1 2 4 6 −2 7
 Bolivia 6 1 1 4 6 15 −9 3
 Ecuador 6 0 2 4 1 13 −12 2
Bolivia 1–0 Peru
Ugarte Goal 53'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: George Rhoden (England)

Paraguay 3–0 Chile
Fernández Goal 54'75'
Berni Goal 78'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)

Uruguay 2–0 Bolivia
Puente Goal 11'
Carlos Romero Goal 88'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Charles Dean (England)

Peru 1–0 Ecuador
Gómez Sánchez Goal 78'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: George Rhoden (England)

Brazil 8–1 Bolivia
Julinho Goal 18'20'42'52'
Francisco Rodrigues Goal 25'44'
Pinga Goal 39'60'
Ugarte Goal 73' (pen.)
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)

Chile 3–2 Uruguay
Molina Goal 5'55'67' Morel Goal 70'
Balseiro Goal 81'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Charles Dean (England)

Paraguay 0–0 Ecuador
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Mário Vianna (Brazil)

Chile 0–0 Peru
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)

Bolivia 1–1 Ecuador
Alcón Goal 25' Guzmán Goal 6'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Charles McKenna (England)

Peru 2–2 Paraguay
Gómez Sánchez Goal 47'
Terry Goal 53'
Fernández Goal 36'
Berni Goal 77'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)
Match was awarded to Peru due to unsportsmanlike behaviour of Paraguay by making one extra change.[1]
Milner Ayala was banned for three years for kicking the referee.

Paraguay 2–2 Uruguay
Atilio López Goal 5'
Berni Goal 52'
Balseiro Goal 36'55'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: David Gregory (England)

Brazil 2–0 Ecuador
Ademir Goal 18'
Cláudio Goal 55'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)

Brazil 1–0 Uruguay
Ipojucan Goal 87'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Charles McKenna (England)

Paraguay 2–1 Bolivia
Angel Romero Goal 17'
Berni Goal 22'
Ramon Santos Goal 76'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: David Gregory (England)

Chile 3–0 Ecuador
Molina Goal 33'47'
Cremaschi Goal 70'
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)

Peru 1–0 Brazil
Navarrete Goal 51'
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Charles McKenna (England)

Brazil 3–2 Chile
Julinho Goal 1'
Zizinho Goal 53'
Baltazar Goal 70'
Molina Goal 62'76'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)

Uruguay 6–0 Ecuador
Méndez Goal 12'
Puente Goal 51'
Peláez Goal 58'
Morel Goal 60'
Carlos Romero Goal 86'
Balseiro Goal 88'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: David Gregory (England)

Paraguay 2–1 Brazil
Atilio López Goal 49'
León Goal 89'
Nílton Santos Goal 12'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Charles Dean (England)

Chile 2–2 Bolivia
Meléndez Goal 28'
Díaz Carmona Goal 52'
Ramón Santos Goal 15'
Alcón Goal 49'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Richard Maddison (England)
Match was suspended after 66th min, and awarded to Chile due to unsportsmanlike behaviour of Bolivia.

Uruguay 3–0 Peru
Peláez Goal 23'67'
Carlos Romero Goal 71'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Mário Vianna (Brazil)

Play-off[change | change source]

Paraguay 3–2 Brazil
Atilio López Goal 14'
Gavilán Goal 17'
Fernández Goal 41'
Baltazar Goal 56'65'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Charles Dean (England)

Result[change | change source]

 1953 South American Championship Champions 

Paraguay
1st title

Goal scorers[change | change source]

7 Goals

5 Goals

4 Goals

3 Goals

2 Goals

1 Goal

References[change | change source]

  1. "Aquella protesta del 53" (in Spanish). Diario Hoy. 2 July 2021.
  2. Oliver, Guy (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness publishing. p. 561. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.

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