The Smallest of all Cups
Held in Argentina for the third time, the Copa América boasted for the first and only time in its history the presence of just three national teams. Alongside the hosts, only Brazil and Paraguay took part in the competition. Chile and Uruguay, who participated in the previous editions, decided not to show up at the 1925 tournament.
Thus, with only three teams, the competition was held in two stages. Brazil and Argentina won both their games against Paraguay and clashed in a final match. In the first fixture, the hosts earned a 4-1 victory, with Manuel Seoane scoring a hat-trick.
In the rubber match, held at the old Sportivo Barracas home-ground, a 2-all draw saw the Argentineans lift their second continental title. Striker Manoel Seoane, top scorer of the competition with six goals, grabbed the equalizer. Seoane, from minnows El Porvenir, was one of the few players on the starting line-up who didn’t play for Boca Juniors. Seven players who took part in the title match plied their trade at the traditional club from Buenos Aires: Tesoriere, Bidoglio, Muttis, Médici, Fortunato, Tarasconi and Cerrotti.