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1917 South American Championship

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Host country  Uruguay
Runners-up  Argentina
Top scorer(s)  Ángel Romano (4 goals)
Teams  4
Matches played  6
Venue(s)  1 (in 1 host city)
Fourth place  Chile
Dates  30 Sep 1917 – 14 Oct 1917
Goals scored  21
1917 South American Championship
Champion  Uruguay national football team
Third place  Brazil national football team
Similar  1924 South American Championship, 1916 South American Championship, 1926 South American Championship, 1929 South American Championship, 1955 South American Championship

The 1917 South American Championship of Nations was the second edition of the continental tournament now known as the Copa América. It was held in Montevideo, Uruguay from September 30 to October 14, 1917. Hosts Uruguay retained the title after winning 1–0 over Argentina in the last match of the competition. Ángel Romano from Uruguay finished as the top scorer of the tournament with 4 goals.



There was no qualifying for the tournament. The participating countries were Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. All teams competed between each other in a single group. The one with the best position after the matches was the champion. Two points were awarded for a win, one for a draw, and zero for a defeat.


All the matches were played at Parque Pereira, a 40,000 seater multi-use stadium in Montevideo.

Final round

Each team played one match 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.

Goal scorers

4 goals

  • Ángel Romano
  • 3 goals

  • Carlos Scarone
  • 2 goals

    1 goal

    Own goals

  • Luis García (for Argentina)
  • References

    1917 South American Championship Wikipedia

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