1963 Copa Libertadores Finals

The 1963 Copa Libertadores Finals was a football series between Santos and Boca Juniors on September 4 and September 11 of this same year. It was the fourth final of South America's most prestigious football competition, the Copa de Campeones (known in the modern era as "Copa Libertadores"). Defending champions Santos were appearing in their second consecutive final, whereas Boca Juniors were seeking to win the competition for the first time. Both finalists reached the final with relative ease as they crushed Botafogo and Peñarol.

1963 Copa Libertadores Finals
Event1963 Copa Libertadores
Santos won 4-0 on points.
First leg
DateSeptember 4, 1963
VenueEstádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
RefereeMarcel Albert Bois (France)
Attendance55,000
Second leg
DateSeptember 11, 1963
VenueBoca Juniors, Buenos Aires
RefereeMarcel Albert Bois (France)
Attendance50,000
1962
1964

Boca Juniors needed to win two group series to reach the finals. The Xeneixes progressed past the First round after winning three matches and losing only one, including a legendary 5-3 match against Olimpia which would repeat itself 26 editions later. As the defending champions, Santos begin their participation in the semifinals.[1]

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Previous finals appearances (bold indicates winners)
  Santos 1962
  Boca Juniors None

StadiumsEdit

Maracanã Stadium (left) and La Bombonera, venues for the finals

FinalsEdit

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

First legEdit

First leg
Santos  3–2  Boca Juniors
Coutinho   2'21'
Lima   28'
Sanfilippo   43'89'
Attendance: 63,376
Referee: Marcel Albert Bois (France)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Santos
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boca Juniors
GK 1   Gilmar
DF 2   Mauro
DF 3   Geraldino
DF 4   Dalmo
MF 5   Zito
DF 6   Calvet
MF 7   Dorval
MF 8   Lima
FW 9   Coutinho
FW 10   Pelé
FW 11   Pepe
Manager:
  Lula
GK 1   Néstor Errea
DF 2   Rubén Magdalena
DF 3   Silvio Marzolini  
DF 4   Carmelo Simeone
MF 5   Antonio Rattín
MF 6   Alcides Silveira
MF 7   Ernesto Grillo
FW 8   Angel Clemente Rojas
FW 9   Norberto Menéndez
FW 10   José Sanfilippo
FW 11   Alberto Mario González
Substitutions:
DF   Orlando  
Manager:
  José D'Amico

Second legEdit

Second leg
Boca Juniors  1–2  Santos
Sanfilippo   46' Coutinho   50'
Pelé   82'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Marcel Albert Bois (France)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boca Juniors
 
 
 
 
 
 
Santos
GK 1   Errea
DF 2   Magdalena
DF 3   Orlando
DF 4   Carmelo Simeone
MF 5   Antonio Rattín
MF 6   Alcides Silveira
MF 7   Ernesto Grillo
FW 8   Ángel C. Rojas
FW 9   Norberto Menéndez
FW 10   José Sanfilippo
FW 11   Alberto González
Manager:
  José D'Amico
GK 1   Gilmar
DF 2   Mauro
DF 3   Geraldino
DF 4   Dalmo
MF 5   Zito
DF 6   Calvet
MF 7   Dorval
MF 8   Lima
FW 9   Coutinho
FW 10   Pelé
FW 11   Pepe
Manager:
  Lula

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Copa Libertadores 1963 by John Beuker, Pablo Ciullini and Osvaldo Gorgazzi on RSSSF