1959 South American Championship (Ecuador)

1959 South American Championship
Tournament details
Host countryEcuador
DatesDecember 5 – 25
Teams5 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Uruguay (10th title)
Runners-up Argentina
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Ecuador
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored40 (4 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina José Sanfilippo
(6 goals)

The 1959 South American Championship held in Ecuador was an extra South American Championship for the year. The tournament was contested between five teams; Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, and Peru did not participate; Brazil attended with a team from Pernambuco. Uruguay won their 10th South American title.


The format was same as other tournaments; it was a round-robin tournament, awarding two points for a win, one for a draw, and nothing for a defeat. The team with the most points at the end was declared the tournament winner.

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