1945 South American Championship


The eighteenth edition of the South American Championship was held in Santiago, Chile from January 14 to February 28. This tournament was an extra edition, with no trophy handed to the winners, but considered official by CONMEBOL.

1945 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host countryChile
DatesJanuary 14 – February 28
Teams7 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (7th title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Chile
Fourth place Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played21
Goals scored89 (4.24 per match)
Top scorer(s) Heleno de Freitas
Norberto Méndez
(6 goals each)
1942
1946
Argentine player Rinaldo Martino being carried by the fans after the 1–0 win v. Uruguay. He scored the only goal

The participating countries were Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia (for the first time), Ecuador, and Uruguay. Paraguay and Peru withdrew from the tournament.

Squads


For a complete list of participating squads see: 1945 South American Championship squads

Venues


Santiago
Estadio Nacional de Chile
Capacity: 70,000

Final round


Each team played 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
 Argentina 6510225+1711
 Brazil 6501195+1410
 Chile 6411155+109
 Uruguay 6303146+86
 Colombia 6114725−183
 Bolivia 6024316−132
 Ecuador 6015927−181
Chile 6–3 Ecuador
Alcántara  28', 59', 81'
Vera  29'
Hormazábal  45'
Clavero  70'
Raymondi Chávez  30'
Jiménez  44'
Luis Mendoza  51'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Argentina 4–0 Bolivia
Pontoni  10'
Martino  43'
Loustau  70'
De la Mata  75'
Referee: Humberto Reginato (Chile)

Brazil 3–0 Colombia
Jorginho  13'
Heleno  15'
Jaime  38'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Chile 5–0 Bolivia
Clavero  13', 27', 39'
Alcántara  75', 79'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Uruguay 5–1 Ecuador
A. García  1', 60', 83'
Porta  28'
Varela  69'
Aguayo  39'
Referee: Mário Vianna (Brazil)

Uruguay 7–0 Colombia
A. García  22', 89'
Riephoff  25'
J. García  37', 83'
Ortiz  75'
Porta  86'
Referee: Mário Vianna (Brazil)

Brazil 2–0 Bolivia
Ademir  48'
Tesourinha  80'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Chile 2–0 Colombia
Medina  48'
Piñeiro  80'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Argentina 4–2 Ecuador
Pontoni  11'
De la Mata  50'
Martino  69'
Pellegrina  83'
Aguayo  53'
J. Mendoza  62'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Argentina 9–1 Colombia
Pontoni  3', 7'
Méndez  15', 39'
Martino  27'
Boyé  41'
Loustau  50'
Ferraro  80', 81'
Mendoza  52'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Brazil 3–0 Uruguay
Heleno  8', 32'
Rui  20'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Bolivia 0–0 Ecuador
Referee: Mário Vianna (Brazil)

Chile 1–1 Argentina
Medina  3' Méndez  52'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Uruguay 2–0 Bolivia
Falero  26'
Porta  75'
Referee: Mário Vianna (Brazil)

Argentina 3–1 Brazil
Méndez  14', 20', 40' Ademir  32'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Colombia 3–1 Ecuador
González Rubio  2'
Gámez  64'
Berdugo  70'
Aguayo  4'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Chile 1–0 Uruguay
Medina  8'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Bolivia 3–3 Colombia
Fernández  57'
Zenón González  75'
Orgaz  80'
González Rubio  3'
Berdugo  7'
Gámez  67'
Referee: Mário Vianna (Brazil)

Brazil 9–2 Ecuador
Ademir  3', 10', 75'
Heleno  22', 28'
Zizinho  40', 65'
Jair  67', 68'
Aguayo  42'
Albornoz  49'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Argentina 1–0 Uruguay
Martino  50'
Referee: Juan Las Heras (Chile)

Brazil 1–0 Chile
Heleno  20'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Result


 1945 South American Championship Champions 

Argentina
Seventh title

Goal scorers


6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal