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1962 Copa Libertadores Finals

1962 Copa de Campeones Finals
Event 1962 Copa de Campeones de América
Santos won the playoff 3–0.
First Leg
Date July 28, 1962
Venue Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Referee Carlos Robles (Chile)
Attendance 48,105
Second Leg
Date August 30, 1962
Venue Estádio Vila Belmiro, Santos
Referee Carlos Robles (Chile)
Attendance 18,000
1961
1963

The 1962 Copa de Campeones Finals was the final series of the 1962 staging of South American football's premier club competition, the Copa de Campeones, better known today as the Copa Libertadores. The showpiece event was contested between defending champions Peñarol and Santos. Two-time winners Peñarol were appearing in their third consecutive final, whereas Santos were seeking to win the competition for the first time. Ten teams entered the competition in its third season and, due to the rules in place at the time, Peñarol received a bye into the semifinals and reached the final having won only one match in the semifinal round.

In the semi-finals, Peñarol drew 2-2 on points with classic rivals Nacional after they each won a match. A playoff was contested in order to break the tie; the match ended in a draw and Peñarol went through due to their better total goal difference. Santos breezed past the first round winning three of their matches and drawing once, while scoring an astonoshing twenty goals and conceding six. The team contained incredible figures such as the fabulous Coutinho, the legendary Pelé and the great Pepe, among others. In the semifinals, the ballet blanco dispatched Universidad Católica to earn a slot in the finals. Santos would go on to dethrone Peñarol after winning the playoff 3-0 to win the coveted throphy and become the second champions of this prestigious event.

Rules

The finals will be played over two legs; home and away. The team that accumulates the most points —two for a win, one for a draw, zero for a loss— after the two legs will be crowned the champion. Unlike the previous two editions however, should the two teams be tied on points after the second leg a playoff was at a neutral venue will become the next tie-breaker. Goal difference is going to be used as a last resort.

First leg

Match details

August 28, 1962
Peñarol Uruguay 1 – 2 Brazil Santos
Spencer Goal 18' Coutinho Goal 29'70'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 48,105
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

PEÑAROL:
GK Uruguay Luis Maidana
DF Juan Vicente Lezcano
DF Uruguay Núber Cano
DF Uruguay Edgardo González
DF Uruguay Roberto Matosas
MF Uruguay Omar Caetano
MF Uruguay Pedro Virgilio Rocha
FW Colombia José Francisco Sasía
FW Uruguay Angel Rubén Cabrera
FW Ecuador Alberto Spencer
FW Peru Juan Joya
Manager:
Hungary Bela Guttman
SANTOS:
GK Brazil Gilmar
DF Brazil Mauro
DF Brazil Calvet
DF Brazil Lima
MF Brazil Zito
MF Brazil Dalmo
FW Brazil Dorval
FW Brazil Mengálvio
FW Brazil Pagão
FW Brazil Coutinho
FW Brazil Pepe
Manager:
Brazil Lula

Second leg

Match details

September 2, 1962
Santos Brazil 2 – 3[1] Uruguay Peñarol
Dorval Goal 17'
Mengálvio Goal 35'
Spencer Goal 14'49'
Sacia Goal 51'
Estádio Vila Belmiro, Santos
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

SANTOS:
GK Brazil Gilmar
DF Brazil Mauro
DF Brazil Calvet
DF Brazil Lima
MF Brazil Zito
MF Brazil Dalmo
FW Brazil Dorval
FW Brazil Mengálvio
FW Brazil Pagão
FW Brazil Coutinho
FW Brazil Pepe
Manager:
Brazil Lula
PEÑAROL:
GK Uruguay Luis Maidana
DF Juan Vicente Lezcano
DF Uruguay Núber Cano
DF Uruguay Edgardo González
DF Uruguay Roberto Matosas
MF Uruguay Omar Caetano
MF Uruguay Carlos Fernández Carranza
FW Uruguay Pedro Virgilio Rocha
FW Colombia José Francisco Sasía
FW Ecuador Alberto Spencer
FW Peru Juan Joya
Manager:
Hungary Bela Guttman

Playoff

Match details

September 30, 1962
Peñarol Uruguay 0 – 3 Brazil Santos
Caetano Goal 11' (o.g.)
Pelé Goal 48'89'
PEÑAROL:
GK Uruguay Luis Maidana
DF Juan Vicente Lezcano
DF Uruguay Núber Cano
DF Uruguay Omar Caetano
DF Uruguay Néstor Gonçalves
MF Uruguay Edgardo González
MF Uruguay Roberto Matosas
FW Uruguay Pedro Virgilio Rocha
FW Ecuador Alberto Spencer
FW Uruguay José Francisco Sasía
FW Peru Juan Joya
Manager:
Hungary Bela Guttman
SANTOS:
GK Brazil Gilmar
DF Brazil Mauro
DF Brazil Calvet
DF Brazil Lima
MF Brazil Zito
MF Brazil Dalmo
FW Brazil Dorval
FW Brazil Mengálvio
FW Brazil Coutinho
FW Brazil Pelé
FW Brazil Pepe
Manager:
Brazil Lula

External links

  • CONMEBOL's official website (Spanish)
  • Peñarol in Copa Libertadores 1960-1969

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