1962 Intercontinental Cup

The 1962 Intercontinental Cup was a football tie held over two legs between Brazilian club Santos, winners of the 1962 Copa Libertadores, and Portuguese club Benfica, winners of the 1961–62 European Cup. Santos won the Intercontinental Cup for the first time.[1]

1962 Intercontinental Cup
EventIntercontinental Cup
Santos won 4–0 on points
First leg
Date19 September 1962 (1962-09-19)
VenueMaracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
RefereeRubén Cabrera (Paraguay)
Attendance85,459
Second leg
Date11 October 1962 (1962-10-11)
VenueEstádio da Luz, Lisbon
RefereePierre Schwinte (France)
Attendance73,000
1961
1963

The tie is remembered as pitching Brazilian player Pelé against Portuguese player Eusébio, two of the leading players of the 1960s, who played against each other on only three occasions.[2] Pelé considered the second leg, Santos' 5–2 win in Lisbon, in which he scored a hat-trick, to be the greatest performance of his career.[3][4][5]

In 2017 FIFA Council recognised all the trophy winners as club world champions with the same title to the FIFA Club World Cup winners, then as official[6][7] "world champions" FIFA.[8][9][10][11]

First legEdit

Santos  3–2  Benfica
Pelé   31',   85'
Coutinho   64'
Report Santana   58',   87'
Attendance: 85,459
Referee: Rubén Cabrera (PAR)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Santos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Benfica
GK 1   Gilmar
DF 4   Lima
DF 2   Mauro
DF 6   Calvet
DF 3   Dalmo
MF 5   Zito
MF 8   Mengálvio
FW 7   Dorval
FW 9   Coutinho
FW 10   Pelé
FW 11   Pepe
Manager:
  Lula
GK 1   José Rita
DF 2   Ângelo Martins
DF 3   Raúl Machado
DF 4   Domiciano Cavém
DF 5   Fernando Cruz
MF 6   Humberto Fernandes
FW 10   Mário Coluna
FW 7   José Augusto
FW 8   Santana
FW 9   Eusébio
FW 11   António Simões
Manager:
  Fernando Riera

Second legEdit

Benfica  2–5  Santos
Eusébio   85'
Santana   89'
Report Pelé   15',   25',   64'
Coutinho   48'
Pepe   77'
Attendance: 73,000
Referee: Pierre Schwinte (FRA)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Benfica
 
 
 
 
 
 
Santos
GK 1   Costa Pereira
DF 2   Jacinto Santos
DF 3   Raúl Machado
DF 4   Domiciano Cavém
DF 5   Fernando Cruz
MF 6   Humberto Fernandes
FW 10   Mário Coluna
FW 7   José Augusto
FW 8   Santana
FW 9   Eusébio
FW 11   António Simões
Manager:
  Fernando Riera
GK 1   Gilmar
DF 4   Olavo
DF 2   Mauro
DF 6   Calvet
DF 3   Dalmo
MF 5   Zito
MF 8   Lima
FW 7   Dorval
FW 9   Coutinho
FW 10   Pelé
FW 11   Pepe
Manager:
  Lula
 
Both teams lining up before the second match

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gorgazzi, Osvaldo José (14 April 1999). "Intercontinental Club Cup 1962". RSSS. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  2. ^ "REMEMBERING THREE RARE BUT MOMENTOUS OCCASIONS WHEN PELÉ AND EUSÉBIO SQUARED OFF". These Football Times. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  3. ^ "The best single game performances by the 6 greatest football/soccer players of all time".
  4. ^ "Extraordinary Pele crowns Santos in Lisbon". fifa. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  5. ^ Vickery, Tim (23 December 2009). "Will South Africa 2010 produce a new Pele?". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Official (plural officials), from the Latin officiālis. 1. The official word is also used to refer to what is recognized or derives from an authority. cfr. dictionary.com. "Official, definition". 2. Approved by the government or someone in power. cfr. dictionary.cambridge.org. "official". It is synonymous with legal, legitimate, approved. cfr. thesaurus.com. "Synonyms for official".
  7. ^ For FIFA statute, official competitions are those for representative teams organized by FIFA or any confederation. Representative teams are usually national teams but also club teams that represent a confederation in the interconfederal competitions or a member association in a continental competition cfr. "FIFA Statutes, April 2016 edition" (PDF). p. 5. cfr. "FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018: Statistical-kit" (PDF). 10 December 2018. p. 13. cfr. "2018/19 UEFA Champions League regulations" (PDF). p. 10.
  8. ^ “While it does not promote the statistical unification of tournaments, that is, has not absorbed to the Intercontinental Cup (merged with FIFA Club World Cup in 2005), FIFA is the only organization with worldwide jurisdiction over continental confederations and, then, the only one that can confer a title on that level, ergo the title assigned by FIFA with Official Document to the winners of the Intercontinental Cup is legally a FIFA world title." cfr. "FIFA Statutes, April 2016 edition" (PDF). p. 19. cfr.
  9. ^ "FIFA Council approves key organisational elements of the FIFA World Cup" (Press release). FIFA. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  10. ^ "FIFA acepta propuesta de CONMEBOL de reconocer títulos de copa intercontinental como mundiales de clubes" (in Spanish). conmebol.com. 29 October 2017.
  11. ^ "FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018: Statistical-kit" (PDF). 10 December 2018. p. 13.