1946 South American Championship


The nineteenth edition of the South American Championship in football was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from January 12 to February 10. This tournament, an extra edition with no trophy handed to the winners, is considered official by CONMEBOL.

1946 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host countryArgentina
DatesJanuary 12 – February 10
Teams6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (8th title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Paraguay
Fourth place Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored61 (4.07 per match)
Top scorer(s) José María Medina
(7 goals)
1945
1947
The Argentina team that beat Brazil 2-0 in the final

The participating countries were Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru withdrew from the tournament.

Venues


Buenos Aires Avellaneda
Estadio Monumental Estadio Gasómetro de Boedo Estadio Independiente
Capacity: 67,664 Capacity: 75,000 Capacity: 57.858

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 5500173+1410
 Brazil 5311137+67
 Paraguay 52128805
 Uruguay 5203119+24
 Chile 5203811−34
 Bolivia 5005423−190
Argentina 2–0 Paraguay
De la Mata  6'
Martino  43'
Referee: Mário Vianna (Brazil)

Brazil 3–0 Bolivia
Heleno  47', 78'
Zizinho  65'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Uruguay 1–0 Chile
Medina  34'
Referee: Mário Vianna (Brazil)

Chile 2–1 Paraguay
Araya  48'
Cremaschi  68'
Rolón  14'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Argentina 7–1 Bolivia
Labruna  34', 89'
Méndez  39', 60'
Salvini  75', 84'
Loustau  79'
Peredo  67'
Referee: Higinio Madrid (Chile)

Brazil 4–3 Uruguay
Jair  1', 16'
Heleno  39'
Chico  44'
Medina  25', 70'
Vázquez  37'
Referee: Cayetano de Nicola (Paraguay)

Paraguay 4–2 Bolivia
Genés  30'
Benítez Cáceres  44'
Villalba  67', 88'
Coronel  20' (o.g.)
González  42'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Argentina 3–1 Chile
Labruna  39', 60'
Pedernera  65'
Alcántara  85'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Uruguay 5–0 Bolivia
Medina  1', 25', 30', 78'
García  75'
Referee: Higinio Madrid (Chile)

Brazil 1–1 Paraguay
Norival  63' Villalba  31'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Argentina 3–1 Uruguay
Pedernera  8'
Labruna  46'
Méndez  72'
Riephoff  59'
Referee: Mário Vianna (Brazil)

Brazil 5–1 Chile
Zizinho  4', 41', 46', 71'
Chico  89'
Salfate  84' (pen.)
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Chile 4–1 Bolivia
Araya  9', 39'
Cremaschi  49', 78'
Peredo  50'
Referee: José Bartolomé Macías (Argentina)

Paraguay 2–1 Uruguay
Villalba  37'
Rodríguez  75'
Schiaffino  57'
Referee: Mário Vianna (Brazil)

Argentina 2–0 Brazil
Méndez  14', 20'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)

Result


 1946 South American Championship Champions 

Argentina
Eighth title

Goal scorers


7 Goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Own goal

  • Coronel (for Bolivia)