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17 Football Championship

The 2003 South American Under-17 Football Championship was played in Bolivia from 1 to 18 May 2003.

The competition was originally scheduled for February 28-March 16 in Venezuela, Maracay - it was postponed to May and moved to Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia due to social unrest in Venezuela; Venezuela were awarded the organisation of the 2005 edition instead.

The host of the competition were the cities of Santa Cruz and Montero.

First round

The 10 national teams were divided in 2 groups of 5 teams each. The top 2 teams qualified for the final round.

Group A

Team Pts M W D L GF GC
 Brazil 12 4 4 0 0 10 2
 Uruguay 9 4 3 0 1 10 3
 Chile 3 4 1 0 3 4 7
 Ecuador 3 4 1 0 3 4 9
 Venezuela 3 4 1 0 3 5 12
1 May 2003
Brazil 2:0 Ecuador Santa Cruz
Chile 0:2 Uruguay Santa Cruz
3 May 2003
Chile 1:2 Ecuador Montero
Venezuela 0:4 Uruguay Montero
5 May 2003
Venezuela 3:2 Ecuador Santa Cruz
Chile 0:2 Brazil Santa Cruz
8 May 2003
Uruguay 3:0 Ecuador Santa Cruz
Venezuela 1:3 Brazil Santa Cruz
10 May 2003
Venezuela 1:3 Chile Montero
Uruguay 1:3 Brazil Montero

Group B

Team Pts M W D L GF GC
 Argentina 10 4 3 1 0 14 1
 Colombia 8 4 2 2 0 7 5
 Paraguay 6 4 2 0 2 7 10
 Peru 2 4 0 2 2 2 7
 Bolivia 1 4 0 1 3 2 9
2 May 2003
Paraguay 0:5 Argentina Santa Cruz
Peru 1:1 Bolivia Santa Cruz
4 May 2003
Peru 0:2 Paraguay Santa Cruz
Bolivia 0:1 Colombia Santa Cruz
6 May 2003
Paraguay 3:4 Colombia Montero
Argentina 3:0 Peru Montero
9 May 2003
Argentina 1:1 Colombia Santa Cruz
Paraguay 2:1 Bolivia Santa Cruz
11 May 2003
Colombia 1:1 Peru Santa Cruz
Bolivia 0:5 Argentina Santa Cruz

Final round

The final round were played in the same system that first round, with the best 4 teams.

Equipo Pts PJ PG PE PP GF GC
 Argentina 5 3 1 2 0 5 4
 Brazil 4 3 1 1 1 5 2
 Colombia 4 3 1 1 1 4 5
 Uruguay 3 3 1 0 2 4 7
14 May 2003
Brazil 0:1 Colombia Santa Cruz
Argentina 2:1 Uruguay Santa Cruz
16 May 2003
Argentina 2:2 Colombia Santa Cruz
Brazil 4:0 Uruguay Santa Cruz
18 May 2003
Uruguay 3:1 Colombia Santa Cruz
Brazil 1:1 Argentina Santa Cruz


 2003 South American Under-17 Football Champions 

Argentina
Second title

Top goalscorers

Team Players Goals
Hernán Peirone 5


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