|Teams||6 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Uruguay (6th title)|
|Goals scored||39 (2.6 per match)|
The 1957 South American Championship was the sixteenth edition of the South America Championship. It was held in Uruguay for the second time after they hosted it last in 1923.
In the final round, it was Uruguay who would take out the trophy as they won their sixth South American Championship which at the time was a record for the competition.