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1963 Copa Libertadores

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1963 Copa de Campeones de América
Tournament details
DatesApril 7 – September 11
Teams9 (from 8 confederations)
Final positions
Champions Santos (2nd title)
Runners-up Boca Juniors
Tournament statistics
Matches played19
Goals scored63 (3.32 per match)
Top scorer(s) José Sanfilippo (7 goals)
1962
1964

The 1963 Copa de Campeones de América was the fourth season of South America's premier club football tournament. Nine teams entered with Bolivia and Venezuela not sending a representative.

This competition was notable for the participation of many world class stars such as José Sanfilippo, Pelé, Garrincha, Antonio Rattín, Alberto Spencer, Jairzinho, among others. The Alvinegro da Vila, usually regarded as the greatest football club team ever, crushed their semifinal and final opponents in stylish fashion which included a 0–4 victory over Botafogo in the fable Estádio do Maracanã, and a 1–2 win in La Bombonera, home of Boca Juniors. In a classic South American match-up, defending champions Santos defeated the Xeneixes on both legs of the final to retain the title.

1963 Copa Libertadores Intro articles: 6

Qualified teams

Country Team Qualification method
CONMEBOL
1 berth
Santos 1962 Copa de Campeones winners
 Argentina
1 berth
Boca Juniors 1962 Primera División champion
 Brazil
1 berth
Botafogo 1962 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A runner-up
 Chile
1 berth
Universidad de Chile 1962 Primera División champion
 Colombia
1 berth
Millonarios 1962 Campeonato Profesional champion
 Ecuador
1 berth
Everest 1962 Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol champion
 Paraguay
1 berth
Olimpia 1962 Primera División champion
 Peru
1 berth
Alianza Lima 1962 Primera División champion
 Uruguay
1 berth
Peñarol 1962 Primera División champion

Format and tie-breaking criteria

Due to the uneven number of teams, the first round became a group stage with two groups of three and one group of two. The format for the semifinals and the finals remained the same as the previous season.

At each stage of the tournament teams receive 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and no points for a loss. If two or more teams are equal on points, the following criteria will be applied to determine the ranking in the group stage:

  1. a one-game playoff;
  2. superior goal difference;
  3. draw of lots.

Overview of "One-game playoff" article

First round

Eight teams were drawn into two groups of three and one group of two. In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away. The top team in each group advanced to the Semifinals. Santos, the title holders, had a bye to the next round.

Group 1

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Botafogo 4 4 0 0 5 1 +4 8
Alianza Lima 4 1 1 2 2 3 −1 3
Millonarios 4 0 1 3 0 3 −3 1
Alianza Lima 0–0 Millonarios

Millonarios 0–1 Alianza Lima
Zegarra

Alianza Lima 0–1 Botafogo
Élton



Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Peñarol 2 2 0 0 14 1 +13 4
Everest 2 0 0 2 1 14 −13 0
Everest 0–5 Peñarol
Sasía
Rocha

Group 3

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Boca Juniors 4 3 0 1 9 6 +3 6
Olimpia 4 2 0 2 7 10 −3 4
Universidad de Chile 4 1 0 3 7 7 0 2
Olimpia 1–0 Boca Juniors
Ferreira




Olimpia 2–1 Universidad de Chile
Núñez Sepúlveda

1963 Copa Libertadores First round articles: 40

Semifinals

Four teams were drawn into two groups. In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away. The top team in each group advanced to the Finals.

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Boca Juniors 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 4
Peñarol 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0
Peñarol 1–2 Boca Juniors
Magdalena  80' Valentim  26'88'

Boca Juniors 1–0 Peñarol
Sanfilippo  47'

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Santos 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4 3
Botafogo 2 0 1 1 1 5 −4 1
Santos 1–1 Botafogo
Pelé  90' Jairzinho  60'

Botafogo 0–4 Santos
Pelé  11'15'33'
Lima

1963 Copa Libertadores Semifinals articles: 2

Finals

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Santos 2 2 0 0 5 3 +2 4
Boca Juniors 2 0 0 2 3 5 −2 0
Santos 3–2 Boca Juniors
Coutinho  2'21'
Lima  28'
Sanfilippo  43'89'
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Marcel Albert Bois (France)

Boca Juniors 1–2 Santos
Sanfilippo  46' Coutinho  50'
Pelé  82'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Marcel Albert Bois (France)

Champion

Copa Libertadores de América
1963 Champion

Santos
Second Title

Top goalscorers

Pos Player Team Goals
1 José Sanfilippo Boca Juniors 7
2 Pelé Santos 5
Alberto Spencer Peñarol 5
4 Paulo Valentim Boca Juniors 4
5 Coutinho Santos 3
José Francisco Sasía Peñarol 3

Footnotes

A. ^ Not played after Millonarios (already eliminated) preferred paying a fine of USD 4,500 rather than traveling to Rio for the match; points awarded to Botafogo but no goals.

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