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1959 South American Championship (Ecuador)

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Host country  Ecuador
Runners-up  Argentina
Dates  5 Dec 1959 – 25 Dec 1959
Goals scored  40
Venue(s)  1 (in 1 host city)
Fourth place  Ecuador
Teams  5
Matches played  10
1959 South American Championship (Ecuador)
Top scorer(s)  José Sanfilippo (6 goals)
Champion  Uruguay national football team
Third place  Brazil national football team
Similar  1929 South American Championship, 1947 South American Championship, 1924 South American Championship

The 1959 South American Championship held in Ecuador was an extra South American Championship for the year. The tournament was contested between five teams; Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, and Peru did not participate; Brazil attended with a team from Pernambuco. Uruguay won their 10th South American title.



The format was same as other tournaments; it was a round-robin tournament, awarding two points for a win, one for a draw, and nothing for a defeat. The team with the most points at the end was declared the tournament winner.


With six goals, José Sanfilippo of Argentina is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 40 goals were scored by 21 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

6 goals
  • José Sanfilippo
  • 4 goals
  • Mario Ludovico Bergara
  • 3 goals
  • Paulo Pisaneschi
  • Alcides Silveira
  • José Sasía
  • 2 goals
    1 goal
    Own goal
  • Rómulo Gómez (playing against Paraguay)
  • References

    1959 South American Championship (Ecuador) Wikipedia