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1963 South American Championship

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Host country  Bolivia
Runners-up  Paraguay
Fourth place  Brazil
Teams  7
Matches played  21
Dates  10–31 March
Third place  Argentina
Start date  1963
Goals scored  91
Venues  2
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Top scorer(s)  Carlos Alberto Raffo (6 goals)
Champion  Bolivia national football team
Similar  1947 South American Championship, 1957 South American Championship, 1955 South American Championship, 1926 South American Championship, 1929 South American Championship

The 1963 South American Championship was held in Bolivia between 10 and 31 March 1963. It was won by Bolivia with Paraguay second. This is, so far, Bolivia's only Copa America title.



For a complete list of participating squads see: 1963 South American Championship squads

Final round

 Chile was not invited due to the Lauca River conflict with Bolivia.

 Uruguay withdrew due to the designation of La Paz as a tournament site.

 Venezuela did not enter.

Goal scorers

With six goals, Carlos Alberto Raffo of Ecuador is the top scorer in the tournament. In total, 91 goals were scored by 40 different players, with none of them credited as own goal.

6 goals
  • Carlos Alberto Raffo
  • 5 goals
  • Mario Rodríguez
  • Máximo Alcócer
  • Flávio Minuano
  • 4 goals
  • Raúl Savoy
  • Wilfredo Camacho
  • Eladio Zárate
  • Alberto Gallardo
  • 3 goals
    2 goals
    1 goal


    1963 South American Championship Wikipedia