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1953 South American Championship

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Host country  Peru
Venue(s)  1 (in 1 host city)
Fourth place  Chile
Teams  7
Matches played  22
Dates  February 22 – April 1
Runners-up  Brazil
Start date  1953
Goals scored  67
1953 South American Championship
Top scorer(s)  Francisco Molina (7 goals)
Champion  Paraguay national football team
Third place  Uruguay national football team
Similar  1955 South American Championship, 1957 South American Championship, 1947 South American Championship, 1926 South American Championship, 1963 South American Championship

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.

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.
Match was suspended after 66th min, and awarded to Chile due to unsportsmanlike behaviour of Bolivia.

Goal scorers

7 Goals

  • Molina
  • 5 Goals

  • Julinho
  • 4 Goals

    3 Goals

    2 Goals

    1 Goal


    1953 South American Championship Wikipedia

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