1916 South American Championship

1916 South American Championship

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The 1916 South American Championship of Nations was the first continental championship for national teams in south America. It was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from July 2 to July 17 during Argentina's independence centenary commemorations. The tournament was won by Uruguay, who drew with Argentina in the last match of the tournament.


There was no qualifying for the tournament. The participating countries were Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. The teams plays in a single round-robin tournament, earning two points for a win, one point for a draw, and zero points for a loss.




Goal scorers

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
  • José Laguna
  • Alencar
  • Demósthenes
  • José Tognola


1.The match between Argentina and Uruguay played on July 16 had to be abandoned at 0-0 after only 5 minutes due to a riot within the spectators. The riot spilled over into the field and the clash finished with the wooden tribunes on fire. The match couldn't be rescheduled in the Estadio G.E.B.A., and so the match was replayed at Estadio Racing Club. The partial result of the match in Estadio G.E.B.A. was declared null and overtaken by the one in Avellaneda.



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