1922 South American Championship

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1922 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates September 17 – October 22
Teams 5 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (2nd title)
Runners-up  Paraguay
Third place  Uruguay
Fourth place  Argentina
Tournament statistics
Matches played 11
Goals scored 22 (2 per match)
Top scorer(s) Argentina Julio Francia (4 goals)

The sixth edition of the South American Championship was scheduled to be held in Chile, but Brazil asked to host it as part of its 100th anniversary independence celebrations. Thus it was held in Rio de Janeiro between September 17 and October 22, 1922.


The Brazilian squad, champions

All CONMEBOL members (as of 1922) attended: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.


For a complete list of participants squads see: 1922 South American Championship squads


Rio de Janeiro
Estadio das Laranjeiras
Capacity: 20,000
Das laranjeiras 1922.jpg

Final round[edit]

Each team played one match against each of the other teams. Two (2) points were awarded for a win, one (1) point for a draw and zero (0) points for a defeat.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 4 1 3 0 4 2 +2 5
 Paraguay 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2 5
 Uruguay 4 2 1 1 3 1 +2 5
 Argentina 4 2 0 2 6 3 +3 4
 Chile 4 0 1 3 1 10 −9 1
Brazil  1–1  Chile
Tatú Goal 9' Bravo Goal 41'
Referee: Ricardo Vallarino (Uruguay)

Chile  0–2  Uruguay
Heguy Goal 10'
Urdinarán Goal 19' (pen.)
Referee: Francisco Andreu (Paraguay)

Brazil  1–1  Paraguay
Amílcar Goal 14' Rivas Goal 71'
Referee: Norberto Ladrón de Guevara (Chile)

Argentina  4–0  Chile
Chiessa Goal 10'
Francia Goal 36'41'
Gaslini Goal 75'
Referee: Ricardo Vallarino (Uruguay)

Brazil  0–0  Uruguay
Referee: Servando Pérez (Argentina)

Paraguay  3–0  Chile
Ramírez Goal 5'
López Goal 78'
Fretes Goal 86'
Referee: Servando Pérez (Argentina)

Uruguay  1–0  Argentina
Buffoni Goal 43'

Uruguay  0–1  Paraguay
Elizeche Goal 7'

Brazil  2–0  Argentina
Neco Goal 42'
Amílcar Goal 86' (pen.)
Referee: Francisco Andreu (Paraguay)

Paraguay  0–2  Argentina
Francia Goal 63'79' (pen.)
Referee: Enrique Vignal (Brazil)

All Paraguayan players left the field in protest to the penalty kick awarded by the referee.


Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay were tied, and playoff matches were planned for the three teams. Uruguay withdrew, so only one playoff match was played between Brazil and Paraguay to determine the champion.

Brazil  3–0  Paraguay
Neco Goal 11'
Formiga Goal 48'89'
Referee: Servando Pérez (Argentina)
GK Kuntz
DF Palamone
DF Barthô
MF Laís
MF Fortes
FW Amílcar
FW Formiga
FW Neco
FW Heitor Dominguez
FW Tatú
FW Rodrigues
Brazil Laís
GK Modesto Denis
DF González
DF Paredes
MF Centurión Miranda
MF Fleitas Solich
MF Luis Fretes
MF Benítez Casco
FW Luciano Capdevila
FW Daniel Schaerer
FW Ildefonso López
FW Gerardo Rivas
Paraguay Fleitas Solich


 1922 South American Championship Champions 

Second title

Goal scorers[edit]

4 goals

  • Argentina Francia

2 goals

1 goal


  1. ^ Oliver, Guy (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness publishing. p. 552. ISBN 0-85112-954-4. 

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