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1959 South American Championship (Argentina)

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Host country  Argentina
Venue(s)  1 (in 1 host city)
Fourth place  Peru
Start date  1959
Goals scored  86
Dates  March 7 – April 4
Runners-up  Brazil
Top scorer(s)  Pelé (8 goals)
Teams  7
Matches played  21
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Champion  Argentina national football team
Third place  Paraguay national football team
Similar  1957 South American Championship, 1929 South American Championship, 1947 South American Championship

The South American Championship 1959 was a football tournament held in Argentina, and won by Argentina with Brazil in second.

Colombia, and Ecuador withdrew from the tournament.

Pelé from Brazil was named best player of the tournament and was the top scorer with 8 goals.


With eight goals, Pelé of Brazil is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 86 goals were scored by 36 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.

9 goals
  • Pelé
  • 6 goals
  • José Aveiro
  • 5 goals
  • Paulo Valentim
  • Miguel Angel Loayza
  • 4 goals
  • Rubén Héctor Sosa
  • 3 goals
  • Juan José Pizzuti
  • Omar Oreste Corbatta
  • Raúl Belén
  • Didi
  • Cayetano Ré
  • Héctor Demarco
  • José Sasía
  • Vladas Douksas
  • 2 goals
    1 goal
    Own goal
  • Víctor Benítez (playing against Argentina)
  • References

    1959 South American Championship (Argentina) Wikipedia

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