|Host country Argentina|
Venue(s) 3 (in 2 host cities)
Fourth place Peru
Matches played 6
|Dates November 1–17|
Start date 1929
Goals scored 23
|Top scorer(s) Aurelio González
Champion Argentina national football team
Third place Uruguay national football team
Similar 1926 South American Championship, 1924 South American Championship, 1955 South American Championship, 1947 South American Championship, 1939 South American Championship
The twelfth edition of the South American Championship was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from November 1 to 17, 1929. The 1928 edition was postponed due to the participation of Chile, Uruguay and Argentina in the 1928 Summer Olympics held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where Uruguay and Argentina won gold and silver respectively.
The participating countries were Argentina, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.
Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile withdrew from the tournament.
Each team plays a single match against each of the other teams. Two (2) points are awarded for a win, one (1) point for a draw and zero (0) points for a defeat.