Following the Conmebol program of rotating venues, the 1920 South-American Championship was held in Chile, and welcomed the same national teams of the three previous tournaments: Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. As organizers, the Chileans were flawless. On the field, however, they remained rooted to the bottom of the table as in 1916, 1917 and 1919.
Counting on massive support of the fans from the host city of Valparaíso, the Chileans, donning their traditional red outfit for the first time, earned a fine result, a 1-all draw with Argentina. This result favored Uruguay, who won their third title after a 2-1 victory over Chile in the final round. Led by talented star José Piendibene, also known as the “Maestro”, Uruguay enforced their supremacy in South-American football at the start of the century. Mainly after the 6-nil hammering of Brazil, in the second round. Striker Angel Romanro, from Montevidéu’s club National, was the leading scorer of the competition for a second time, alongside compatriot José Pérez.