• Copa América 1937
  • A Cup brimming with novelties

    The 1937 Copa America, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, boasted a series of new events. For starters, the competition was no longer called the South-American Championship. Beginning in 1936, the previous year (for the first time in history), the Copa America held its first match at night, saw the first player to be sent off (Uruguayan Juan Emilio Piriz, in the 3-nil defeat to Chile) and the greatest number of participants ever (a total of six).

    Playing at home, Argentina had to overcome Brazil twice to lift their fifth Copa América title. After losing to Uruguay in the penultimate round (which infuriated the local fans), the Argentineans beat Brazil in the last match by the odd goal, scored by Enrique García, which brought on a rubber match. After a goal-less draw in regulation, Argentina secured victory in extra-time, when 17-year-old Vicente de la Mata, scored a brace.

  • Match Schedule
  • Brazil
  • 3
  • -
  • 2
  • Peru
  • 27/12/1936 - Buenos Aires
  • Argentina
  • 2
  • -
  • 1
  • Chile
  • 30/12/1936 - Buenos Aires
  • Paraguay
  • 4
  • -
  • 2
  • Uruguay
  • 02/01/1937 - Buenos Aires
  • Brazil
  • 6
  • -
  • 4
  • Chile
  • 03/01/1937 - Buenos Aires
  • Uruguay
  • 4
  • -
  • 2
  • Peru
  • 06/01/1937 - Buenos Aires
  • Argentina
  • 6
  • -
  • 1
  • Paraguay
  • 09/01/1937 - Buenos Aires
  • Chile
  • 3
  • -
  • 0
  • Uruguay
  • 10/01/1937 - Buenos Aires
  • Brazil
  • 5
  • -
  • 0
  • Paraguay
  • 13/01/1937 - Buenos Aires
  • Argentina
  • 1
  • -
  • 0
  • Peru
  • 16/01/1937 - Buenos Aires
  • Paraguay
  • 3
  • -
  • 2
  • Chile
  • 17/01/1937 - Buenos Aires
  • Brazil
  • 3
  • -
  • 2
  • Uruguay
  • 19/01/1937 - Buenos Aires
  • Peru
  • 2
  • -
  • 2
  • Chile
  • 21/01/1937 - Buenos Aires
  • Argentina
  • 2
  • -
  • 3
  • Uruguay
  • 23/01/1937 - Buenos Aires
  • Peru
  • 1
  • -
  • 0
  • Paraguay
  • 24/01/1937 - Buenos Aires
  • Argentina
  • 1
  • -
  • 0
  • Brazil
  • 30/01/1937 - Buenos Aires
  • Argentina
  • 2
  • -
  • 0
  • Brazil
  • 01/02/1937 - Buenos Aires
  • Champion
  • Runner-up
  • How Argentina will rank in 2011 Copa América?
Will be the champion
Will be the runner-up again
Will be at the semi-finals
Will be eliminated at the first round
  • Bolivia
  • Participations:  23
  • Matches:  102
  • Historical Ranking: 
  • The edition with the highest goal average was held in 1937, in Peru. In six matches, 37 goals were scored, an average of 6.17 goals per match. In that year, Argentina wound up as champion, and Uruguayan player Norberto Figueroa was the best striker with four goals.