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1953 South American Championship

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1953 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host countryPeru
DatesFebruary 22 – April 1
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) Francisco Molina
(7 goals)
1949
1955

The South American Championship 1953 was a football tournament held in Peru and won by Paraguay with Brazil second.

Argentina, and Colombia withdrew from the tournament.

Francisco Molina from Chile became top scorer of the tournament with 8 goals.

1953 South American Championship Intro articles: 5

Venues

Lima
Estadio Nacional de Lima
Capacity: 50,000

Final round

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  53'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: George Rhoden (England)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chile  2–2  Bolivia
Meléndez  28'
Díaz Carmona  52'
Ramón Santos  15'
Alcón  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  23'67'
Carlos Romero  71'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Mário Silveira Vianna (Brazil)

Play Offs

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

Result

 1953 South American Championship Champions 

Paraguay
1st title

Goal scorers

7 Goals

5 Goals

4 Goals

3 Goals

2 Goals

1 Goal

1953 South American Championship Venues articles: 23

External links

References

  1. ^ Oliver, Guy (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness publishing. p. 561. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.