1959 South American Championship (Ecuador)

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1959 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host countryEcuador
DatesDecember 5 – 25
Teams5 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Uruguay (10th title)
Runners-up Argentina
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Ecuador
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored40 (4 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina José Sanfilippo
(6 goals)
1963

The 1959 South American Championship held in Ecuador was an extra South American Championship for the year. The tournament was contested between five teams; Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, and Peru did not participate; Brazil attended with a team from Pernambuco. Uruguay won their 10th South American title.

Format[edit]

The format was same as other tournaments; it was a round-robin tournament, awarding two points for a win, one for a draw, and nothing for a defeat. The team with the most points at the end was declared the tournament winner.

Venues[edit]

Guayaquil
Estadio Modelo
Capacity: 42,000
Estadio modelo ecuador.jpg

Standings[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uruguay 4 3 1 0 13 1 +12 7
 Argentina 4 2 1 1 9 9 0 5
 Brazil 4 2 0 2 7 10 −3 4
 Ecuador 4 1 1 2 5 9 −4 3
 Paraguay 4 0 1 3 6 11 −5 1

Matches[edit]

Brazil 3–2 Paraguay
Paulo Goal 25'39'55' Parodi Goal 72'90'
Attendance: 35,000

Uruguay 4–0 Ecuador
Silveira Goal 1' (pen.)
Escalada Goal 28'
Bergara Goal 46'
Pérez Goal 52'

Argentina 4–2 Paraguay
Sanfilippo Goal 8'57'89' (pen.)
Pizzuti Goal 81'
Insfrán Goal 30'
Cabral Goal 90'
Attendance: 15,000

Uruguay 3–0 Brazil
Escalada Goal 49'
Bergara Goal 67'
Sasía Goal 75'

Ecuador 1–1 Argentina
Raffo Goal 20' Sosa Goal 62'

Uruguay 5–0 Argentina
Silveira Goal 9' (pen.)55' (pen.)
Bergara Goal 15'64'
Sasía Goal 25'

Brazil 3–1 Ecuador
Paulo Goal 23'
Geraldo Goal 42'
Zé de Mello Goal 45'
Raffo Goal 12'
Attendance: 55,000

Argentina 4–1 Brazil
García Goal 2'
Sanfilippo Goal 27'89'90'
Geraldo Goal 64'
Attendance: 42,000

Paraguay 1–1 Uruguay
Parodi Goal 32' Sasía Goal 88'

Ecuador 3–1 Paraguay
Spencer Goal 16'
Balseca Goal 25'
Cañarte Goal 74'
Gómez Goal 5' (o.g.)

Result[edit]

 1959 South American Championship Champions 

Uruguay
10th title

Goalscorers[edit]

With six goals, José Sanfilippo of Argentina is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 40 goals were scored by 21 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

6 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

External links[edit]