The Copa América, in its tenth edition, was gifted with a goalfest by the five participating countries. Held in Chile, in the city of Santiago, the tournament saw 55 goals scored in just 10 matches, a fantastic goal average of 5,5 per match.
At the old Campos de Sport de Ñuñoa Stadium, the same site where the Nacional de Santiago Stadium was built a few years later, Uruguay clinched their sixth title. With a devastating attacking force, that scored 17 goals in four matches, the Uruguayans won all four encounters, against Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Bolivia, a debutant in the Copa América.
Uruguayan striker Héctor Scarone broke the goalscoring record in a single match, bagging 5 in the 6-nil thrashing of Bolivia. But the Uruguayan player ended second to Chilean David Arellano in the goalscoring charts. Arellano scored seven times, four against Bolivia, in a 7-nil win.