Siglo XX Games

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1900 Siglo XX Games
Juegos del Sigo XX
Logo of the games.
Tournament details
Host country Creeperopolis
CitySan Salvador
Dates18 November – 2 December 1900
Teams5 (from 4 associations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Creeperopolis (1st title)
Runners-up Castilliano
Third place Atlántida
Fourth place El Salvador
Tournament statistics
Matches played14
Goals scored84 (6 per match)
Attendance38,500 (2,750 per match)
Top scorer(s)Creeperopolis Gustavo Marroquín Herrera (21 goals)
Best player(s)
Best young playerKingdom of Castilliano Carlos Matadeltinianos Bermúdez
Best goalkeeperCreeperopolis Carlos Escobar Leyva
Fair play awardEl Salvador El Salvador

The Siglo XX Games (Creeperian Spanish: Juegos del Sigo XX; Atlántidan Spanish: Xogos do Século XX; Castillianan Spanish: Xuegus d'Sieglu XX; Salvadoran: Jocs del Segle XX), also known as the XX Century Games, were a series of association football matches held in 1900 between the nations of Creeperopolis, Atlántida, Castilliano, El Salvador, and the State of the Church. The games are considered to be the first international football matches for each of the five nations which participated in the games. The games were opened by Creeperian Emperor Alexander I on 18 November 1900.

During the games, the Creeperopolis national team won every one of its games which it played, winning every game in a shutout and ending with a goal differential of +42. The Creeperopolis national team won the Final in a 21–0 shutout blowout win against the Castilliano national team. Since the games were played, the Creeperopolis national team has been accused of paying the games' referees to referee favorably to the Creeperopolis national team, however, the Creeperopolis national team has denied bribing the referees for an unfair advantage. The tournament itself has been called a "ceremonial tournament," implying that Creeperopolis would have been champions regardless of what happened in the tournament.

The games host a number of international association football records. The Final's result of 21–0 remains the largest margin of victory in an international match, Gustavo Marroquín Herrera's 6 goals in the first game of the tournament remains the most goals scored by a first-time international player, Marroquín Herrera's 21 goals throughout the tournament remains the record for the most goals in an international tournament, the 14–13 penalties between Atlántida and El Salvador remains as the most penalties ever scored during an international match, and Creeperopolis' +42 goal differential remains the highest goal differential ever in an international tournament.

The tournament was retroactively considered by CONFUSUR in 1970 as the "0th edition" of the Copa Sur, and has since been included as one of the 26 editions of the Copa Sur which have been played.


The five teams which participated in the Siglo XX Games were the national teams of Creeperopolis, Atlántida, Castilliano, El Salvador, and the State of the Church.


The games were all held in the Campo de Alfonso in San Salvador, San Salvador, Creeperopolis.


Each team was required to have a squad of at least eleven (11) players.

Match officials

Of all the referees of the Siglo XX Games, only the names and affiliations of the lead referees are known.



Group stage

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Creeperopolis (H) 4 4 0 0 18 0 +18 8 Advance to knockout stage
2  Castilliano 4 2 1 1 11 11 0 5
3  El Salvador 4 1 2 1 13 8 +5 4
4  Atlántida 4 1 1 2 9 11 −2 3
5  State of the Church 4 0 0 4 1 22 −21 0
Source: Siglo XX Games Commission
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host
Creeperopolis 6–0 El Salvador
Atlántida 6–9 Castilliano

State of the Church 0–3 Atlántida

Creeperopolis 4–0 Castilliano
El Salvador 12–1 State of the Church
Arango Sánchez Goal 90+2'

El Salvador 0–0 Atlántida
State of the Church 0–6 Creeperopolis

Castilliano 1–0 State of the Church

Knockout stage

The only known photo of the tournament, depicting the Siglo XX Games Final.
28 November – San Salvador
2 December – San Salvador
28 November – San Salvador
 Castilliano (a.e.t.)2
 El Salvador1
Third place match
30 November – San Salvador
 Atlántida (a.e.t.)3
 El Salvador2


El Salvador 1–2 (a.e.t.) Castilliano

Third place match

Atlántida 3–2 (a.e.t.) El Salvador


Creeperopolis 21–0 Castilliano

 Siglo XX

1st title



There were 84 goals scored in 14 matches, for an average of 6 goals per match.

21 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

2 own goals

Source: Siglo XX Games Commission

Overall rankings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Creeperopolis (H, C) 6 6 0 0 42 0 +42 12
2  Castilliano 6 3 1 2 13 33 −20 7
3  Atlántida 6 2 1 3 12 16 −4 5
4  El Salvador 6 1 2 3 16 13 +3 4
5  State of the Church 4 0 0 4 1 22 −21 0
Source: Siglo XX Games Commission
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(C) Champion; (H) Host

Prize money

Round achieved Amount Teams
Fifth place 10,000 pesos 1
Fourth place 50,000 pesos 1
Third place 100,000 pesos 1
Runners-up 250,000 pesos 1
Winners 500,000 pesos 1

International records set

Current international record

Team records
Individual records

Former international records

Individual records

See also