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1922 South American Championship

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Host country  Brazil
Runners-up  Paraguay
Start date  1922
Goals scored  22
Venue(s)  1 (in 1 host city)
Fourth place  Argentina
Teams  5
Matches played  11
1922 South American Championship
Dates  September 17 – October 22
Top scorer(s)  Julio Francia (4 goals)
Champion  Brazil national football team
Third place  Uruguay national football team
Similar  1924 South American Championship, 1926 South American Championship, 1929 South American Championship, 1955 South American Championship, 1947 South American Championship

The sixth edition of the South American Championship was scheduled to be held in Chile, but Brazil asked to host it as part of its 100th anniversary independence celebrations. Thus it was held in Rio de Janeiro between September 17 and October 22, 1922.


All CONMEBOL members (as of 1922) attended: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.

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.

All Paraguayan players left the field in protest to the penalty kick awarded by the referee.


Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay were tied, and playoff matches were planned for the three teams. Uruguay withdrew, so only one playoff match was played between Brazil and Paraguay to determine the champion.

Goal scorers

4 goals

  • Francia
  • 2 goals

    1 goal


    1922 South American Championship Wikipedia