4.7.15

Goodison Park

'The first purpose built football stadium in England'- Goodison Park opened on 24 August 1892. FA dignitaries Lord Kinnaird and Frederick Wall were present, but strangely there was no football match- a 12,000 crowd saw athletics followed music and a fireworks display. Everton's first game at the new stadium was on 1st September 1892 when they beat Bolton Wanderers  4-2. 2,000 less people were present than had been for the fireworks!. The first Everton XI to take to the pitch at the new stadium was:
Jardine, Howarth, Dewar, Boyle, Holt, Robertson, Latta, Maxwell, Chadwick, Millward.
The same line up faced  Nottingham Forest in the opening League fixture on September 3rd (a 2-2 draw).
Out of Doors magazine commented in  October 1892:
No single picture could take in the entire scene the ground presents, it is so magnificently large, for it rivals the greater American baseball pitches. On three sides of the field of play there are tall covered stands, and on the fourth side the ground has been so well banked up with thousands of loads of cinders that a complete view of the game can be had from any portion.it appears to be one of the finest and most complete grounds in the kingdom...



The illustration above shows the friendly between Everton and Heart of Midlothian on November 12th 1892. The match ended in a 2-0 victory for the hosts. The drawing shows the Gwladys Street End and Goodison Road - the old St Luke's Church  is in the background. The corner flags look like they belong on a crazy golf course. 

Liverpool Mercury -  21.11.92




1.7.15

Campeonato Sud Americano de Football


1916

Winners
Entrants
Top Scorer
Player of Tournament
Hosts
1916
Uruguay
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Uruguay
Isabelino Gradín (Uru) 3
Isabelino Gradín (Uru)
Argentina


1917

Winners
Entrants
Top Scorer
Player of Tournament
Hosts
1917
Uruguay
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Uruguay
Ángel Romano (Uru) 4
Hector Scarone (Uru)
Uruguay

1919

Winners
Entrants
Top Scorer
Player of Tournament
Hosts
1919
Brazil
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Uruguay
Arthur Friedenreich & Neco (Br) 4
Arthur Friedenreich (Br)
Brazil


1920

Winners
Entrants
Top Scorer
Player of Tournament
Hosts
1920
Uruguay
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Uruguay
Jose Perez & Ángel Romano (Uru) 3
José Piendibene (Uru)
Chile
Noteworthy for a 6-0 win for Uruguay over Brazil. Uruguay won all 3 of their matches, scoring 9 goals in the process.

1921

Winners
Entrants
Top Scorer
Player of Tournament
Hosts
1921
Argentina
Argentina
Brazil
Paraguay
Uruguay
Julio Libonatti (Arg)  3
Américo Tesoriere (Arg)
Argentina
Paraguay’s first appearance. Their opening match, against Uruguay, was only their 7th international. They beat the champions 2-1.
Withdrew: Chile

1922

Winners
Entrants
Top Scorer
Player of Tournament
Hosts
1922
Brazil
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Paraguay
Uruguay

Julio Francia (Arg) 4
Agostinho Fortes Filho (Br)
Brazil
Moved from planned venue Chile in order to mark 100 years of Brazilian independence. All the matches were played at Estadio das Laranjeiras. At the conclusion of the tournament Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay were tied on 5 points- Brazil only having 1 win to the other countries’ 2.  Uruguay then withdrew, leaving Brazil and Paraguay to play off for the championship. Brazil won 3-0.
Paraguay’s 10 outfield players had walked off the pitch in the 79th minute of their defeat to Argentina, but this went unpunished by the authorities.


1923

Winners
Entrants
Top Scorer
Player of Tournament
Hosts
1923
Uruguay
Argentina
Brazil
Paraguay
Uruguay
Pedro Petrone (Uru) & Vicente Aguirre (Arg) 3
José Nasazzi (Uru)
Uruguay
Used as a qualifying tournament for the 1924 Olympics. All matches were played at Estadio Gran Parque Central. The tournament was decided in the final match played, Uruguay beating Argentina 2-0.
Withdrew: Chile                              

1924

Winners
Entrants
Top Scorer
Player of Tournament
Hosts
1924
Uruguay
Argentina
Chile
Paraguay
Uruguay
Pedro Petrone (Uru) 4
Pedro Petrone (Uru)
Uruguay
Paraguay declined the offer to host the tournament. It was instead played at Estadio Gran Parque Central in honour of Uruguay’s triumph at the 1924 Olympics.
Withdrew: Brazil                                              

1925

Winners
Entrants
Top Scorer
Player of Tournament
Hosts
1925               
Argentina
Argentina
Brazil
Paraguay
Manuel Seoane (Arg) 6
Manuel Seoane (Arg)
Argentina
Only 3 teams competed. Chile withdrew in response to their poor showing in 1924 when they lost all 3 matches and conceded 10 goals, Uruguay because of splits in the governing bodies.. Note the unusual presence of a black player in the Argentina side- Alejandro De Los Santos of El Porvenir- the first black man to represent Argentina.
Withdrew: Chile, Uruguay.          
               
1926

Winners
Entrants
Top Scorer
Player of Tournament
Hosts
1926               
Uruguay
Argentina
Bolivia
Chile
Paraguay
Uruguay
David Arellano (Chile) 7
Jose Andrade (Uru)
Chile
Bolivia entered for the first time and shipped 24 goals in 4 matches, although it was Paraguay who suffered the worst loss- 8-0 to Argentina.
Withdrew: Brazil                                                              
1927

Winners
Entrants
Top Scorer
Player of Tournament
Hosts
1927
Argentina
Argentina
Bolivia
Peru
Uruguay
5 players scored 3 goals.
Manuel Seoane (Arg)
Peru
The tournament served as a qualifier for the 1928 Olympics. Peru participated for the first time.
37 goals were scored (6.17 per match) with both Argentina and Uruguay scoring 15 goals.
Withdrew: Brazil, Chile, Paraguay        
                                                    

1929

Winners
Entrants
Top Scorer
Player of Tournament
Hosts
1929
Argentina
Argentina Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay
Aurelio González (Par) 5
Manuel Nolo Ferreira (Arg)
Argentina
No contest was held in 1928 due to the absence of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay at the Olympics.
Withdrew: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile        
                                                          
1935

Winners
Entrants
Top Scorer
Player of Tournament
Hosts
1935
Uruguay
Argentina
Chile
Peru
Uruguay
Herminio Masantonio (Arg) 4
José Nasazzi (Uru)
Peru
Relations between Argentina and Uruguay had effectively been severed following the 1930 World Cup and the 2 sides didn’t meet for 2 years. The resumption of the South American Championship also served as a qualifying competition for the 1936 Olympics (although ultimately neither Argentina nor Uruguay travelled to Berlin for financial reasons).
It was an additional tournament- no trophy was awarded.
Withdrew: Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay      
                                                   
1937

Winners
Entrants
Top Scorer
Player of Tournament
Hosts
1937               
Argentina
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay
Raúl Toro (Chile) 7
Vicente de la Mata (Arg)
Argentina
Brazil returned after a 4 tournament / 12 year absence. They were defeated by Argentina in a play-off.  2 extra time goals won it for Argentina, who had previously beaten Brazil earlier in the tournament.
69 goals were scored (4.31 per match).

Withdrew: Bolivia, Colombia.