1962 Copa Libertadores

The 1962 Copa de Campeones de América was the third edition of South America's premier club football tournament. Ten teams entered, one more than the previous season, with Venezuela again not sending a representative. This was the first edition in which the defending champions qualified automatically, allowing the nation which contained the holders to have an extra team in the tournament.

1962 Copa de Campeones de América
Tournament details
DatesFebruary 7 - August 30
Teams10 (from 9 confederations)
Final positions
ChampionsBrazil Santos (1st title)
Runners-upUruguay Peñarol
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored107 (4.12 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Coutinho
Ecuador Alberto Spencer
Ecuador Enrique Raymondi
(6 goals each)
1961
1963

Santos ended the Carboneros' reign, as they defeated Peñarol 0–3 in the deciding playoff in Buenos Aires.

Qualified teamsEdit

Country Team Qualification method
CONMEBOL
1 berth
Peñarol 1961 Copa Libertadores de América winners
  Argentina
1 berth
Racing 1961 Primera División champion
  Bolivia
1 berth
Deportivo Municipal 1961 Bolivian Primera División champion
  Brazil
1 berth
Santos 1961 Taça Brasil champion
  Chile
1 berth
Universidad Católica 1961 Primera División champion
  Colombia
1 berth
Millonarios 1961 Campeonato Profesional champion
  Ecuador
1 berth
Emelec 1961 Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol champion
  Paraguay
1 berth
Cerro Porteño 1961 Primera División champion
  Peru
1 berth
Sporting Cristal 1961 Primera División champion
  Uruguay
1 berth
Nacional 1961 Primera División runner-up

Format and tie-breaking criteriaEdit

This season saw the competition have an increase in participants by one team; as a result, the preliminary round from the previous season was eliminated. The first phase was now a group phase of three groups containing three clubs each. The format for the semifinals and the finals remained the same.

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.

Starting this edition, a playoff will become the first tie-breaker, then goal difference.

First roundEdit

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

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Santos 4 3 1 0 20 6 14 7
  Cerro Porteño 4 1 1 2 6 14 -8 3
  Deportivo Municipal 4 1 0 3 8 14 -6 2
11 February 1962 Deportivo Municipal   2 - 1   Cerro Porteño La Paz
Aguilera   4'
Camacho   84'
Jara   18' Attendance: 20,000
Referee:   Alberto Tejada Burga
15 February 1962 Cerro Porteño   3 - 2   Deportivo Municipal Asunción
Insfrán   42'
Pavón   61'
Jiménez   84'
Torres   73'
Aguilera   83'
Attendance: 13,000
Referee:   Esteban Marino
18 February 1962 Deportivo Municipal   3 - 4   Santos Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz
Aguilera   16'
Torres   59'
Ruiz Díaz   62'
Lima   42'
Mengálvio   57'
Pagão   78'
Tite   80'
Attendance: 38,000
Referee:   Olten Ayres de Abreu
21 February 1962 Santos   6 - 1   Deportivo Municipal Estádio Vila Belmiro, Santos
Pepe   12'
Pagão   16', 46'
Dorval   24', 76'
Coutinho   56'
Aguilera   52' Attendance: 35,000
Referee:   Alberto Tejada Burga
25 February 1962 Cerro Porteño   1 - 1   Santos Asunción
Cabrera   82' Dorval   56' Attendance: 15,000
Referee:   Luis Antonio Ventre
28 February 1962 Santos   9 - 1   Cerro Porteño Estádio Vila Belmiro, Santos
Pepe   7', 86' (pen.)
Coutinho   35', 54', 60'
Pelé   66', 89'
Dorval   69'
Zito   80'
Insfrán   20' Attendance: 45,000
Referee:   José Luis Praddaude

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Nacional 4 3 1 0 9 6 3 7
  Racing 4 1 1 2 7 8 -1 3
  Sporting Cristal 4 1 0 3 5 7 -2 2
10 February 1962 Nacional   3 - 2   Sporting Cristal Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Méndez   28' (pen.)
Bergara   40'
Rodríguez   49'
Gallardo   52', 81' Attendance: 32,000
Referee:   Domingo Massaro
14 February 1962 Racing   2 - 1   Sporting Cristal Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Perón, Avellaneda
Sosa   16', 46' Del Castillo   32' Attendance: 18,000
Referee:   José Dimas Larrosa
17 February 1962 Sporting Cristal   0 - 1   Nacional Lima
Douksas   69' Attendance: 12,000
Referee:   Carlos Robles y Robles
20 February 1962 Sporting Cristal   2 - 1   Racing Lima
Flores   23'
Gallardo   32'
Griguol   75' Attendance: 15,000
Referee:   Carlos Robles y Robles
24 February 1962 Nacional   3 - 2   Racing Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Bergara   6'
Rodríguez   24'
Pérez   82'
Oleniak   2'
Belén   88'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee:   Carlos Robles y Robles
27 February 1962 Racing   2 - 2   Nacional Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Perón, Avellaneda
Marchetta   3'
Cárdenas   72'
Bergara   41'
Álvarez   84'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee:   Carlos Robles y Robles

Group 3Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Universidad Católica 4 2 1 1 10 9 1 5
  Emelec 4 2 0 2 12 10 2 4
  Millonarios 4 1 1 2 7 10 -3 3
7 February 1962 Emelec   4 - 2   Millonarios Estadio George Capwell, Guayaquil
Lecaro   49' (pen.)
Raymondi   50'
Gando   70'
Aquino   83'
Gamboa   9', 59' Attendance: 40,000
Referee:   Pablo Victor Vaga Albergati
10 February 1962 Universidad Católica   3 - 0   Emelec Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Trigilli   35'
Tobar   71'
Fouilloux   76'
Attendance: 16,542
Referee:   José Luis Praddaude
14 February 1962 Universidad Católica   4 - 1   Millonarios Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Fouilloux   5', 73'
Trigilli   57'
Tobar   78'
Campillo   45' Attendance: 25,000
Referee:   Juan Carlos Armental
18 February 1962 Millonarios   1 - 1   Universidad Católica Estadio El Campín, Bogotá
Klinger   26' Ramírez   30' Attendance: 25,000
Referee:   Juan Carlos Armental
21 February 1962 Emelec   7 - 2   Universidad Católica Estadio George Capwell, Guayaquil
Lecaro   23' (pen.)
Raymondi   27' (38), 41' (43), 65'
Bolaños   58'
Fouilloux   10'
Ramírez   15'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee:   Pablo Victor Vaga Albergati
28 February 1962 Millonarios   3 - 1   Emelec Estadio El Campín, Bogotá
Fifi   30'
Benítez   59'
Moscol   70' (o.g.)
Gallego   22' (o.g.) Attendance: 15,000
Referee:   Pablo Victor Vaga Albergati

SemifinalsEdit

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 AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Santos 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 3
  Universidad Católica 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
8 July 1962 Universidad Católica   1 - 1   Santos Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Nawacki   75' Lima   59' Attendance: 27,236
Referee:   Alberto Tejada Burga
12 July 1962 Santos   1 - 0   Universidad Católica Estádio Vila Belmiro, Santos
Zito   35' Attendance: 15,000
Referee:   Alberto Tejada Burga

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Peñarol 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 2
  Nacional 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1 2
8 July 1962 Nacional   2 - 1   Peñarol Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
González   10'
Escalada   55'
Moacyr   32' (pen.) Attendance: 46,235
Referee:   Rubén Cabrera
18 July 1962 Peñarol   3 - 1   Nacional Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Cabrera   20'
Spencer   72', 78'
Douksas   68' Attendance: 50,381
Referee:   Rubén Cabrera
22 July 1962 Playoff Peñarol   1 - 1   Nacional Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Spencer   69' Acosta   61' Attendance: 58,058
Referee:   Alberto Tejada Burga

Peñarol progressed to the finals due to better goal difference.

FinalsEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Santos 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 2
  Peñarol 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 2
28 August 1962 Peñarol   1 - 2   Santos Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Spencer   75' Coutinho   5', 44' Attendance: 48,105
Referee:   Carlos Robles y Robles
2 September 1962 Santos   2 - 3
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  Peñarol Estádio Vila Belmiro, Santos
Dorval   17'
Mengálvio   35'
Spencer   14', 49'
Sasía   51'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee:   Carlos Robles y Robles
30 September 1962 Playoff Santos   3 – 0   Peñarol Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Caetano   11' (o.g.)
Pelé   48', 89'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee:   Leo Horn

ChampionEdit

Copa Libertadores de América
1962 Champion
 
Santos
First Title

Top goalscorersEdit

Pos Player Team Goals
1   Coutinho   Santos 6
  Alberto Spencer   Peñarol 6
  Enrique Raymondi   Emelec 6
2   Pelé   Santos 4
  Alberto Fouilloux   Universidad Católica 4
  Luis Aguilera   Municipal 4

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Only 51 minutes of the second leg was considered official by CONMEBOL. The remaining 39 minutes was a friendly match. In the friendly time, Pagão tied the game at three goals a-piece, but the official score remained 2–3.

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