South American Championship 1916


South American Championship 1916

Infobox International Football Competition
tourney_name = South American Championship of Nations
year = 1916
other_titles = Copa América (since1975)


size =
caption =
country = Argentina
dates = July 2 - July 17
num_teams = 4
confederations = 1
venues = 2
cities = 2
champion = URU
count = 1
second = ARG
third = BRA
fourth = CHI
matches = 6
goals = 18
attendance =
top_scorer = flagicon|URU Isabelino Gradín (3 goals)
player =
updated =

The first edition of the South American Championship of Nations (known as Copa América since 1975) was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from July 2 to July 17, 1916. It was held during Argentina's independence centenary commemorations. The final champion was Uruguay, who drew with Argentina in the last match of the tournament.

Competition format

There was no qualifying for the tournament. The participating countries were Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.

All teams competed between each other in a single group. The one at the best position after the matches was the champion. Two points were awarded for a win, one for a draw, and zero for a defeat.

Venues

Notes

External links

* [http://www.rsssf.com/tables/16safull.html RSSSF > South American Championship > 1916]


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