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1920 South American Championship

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Host country  Chile
Runners-up  Argentina
Dates  11 Sep 1920 – 3 Oct 1920
Goals scored  16
Venue(s)  1 (in 1 host city)
Fourth place  Chile
Teams  4
Matches played  6
1920 South American Championship
Top scorer(s)  José Pérez Ángel Romano (3 goals each)
Champion  Uruguay national football team
Third place  Brazil national football team
Similar  1926 South American Championship, 1924 South American Championship, 1929 South American Championship, 1955 South American Championship, 1916 South American Championship

The 1920 South American Championship of Nations was the fourth continental championship for nations in South America. It was held in Valparaíso, Chile from September 11 to October 3, 1920.


The participating countries were the host Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil as the defending champion. Uruguay regained the title lost in the last edition, thus becoming champion for the third time in the first four editions of the tournament. Ángel Romano was the top goalscorer alongside teammate José Pérez, with three goals, repeating his feat of three years earlier.

Brazil's 6–0 loss to Uruguay would not be equaled until the 2014 World Cup, where they lost 7–1 against Germany.

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

3 goals

2 goals

  • Raúl Echeverría
  • 1 goal


    1920 South American Championship Wikipedia