1968 Intercontinental Supercup

The 1968 Intercontinental Supercup was the first edition of the Intercontinental Supercup, a matchup between the European and South American past winners of the Intercontinental Cup. The two-legged tie was contested between Italian club Internazionale and Brazilian club Santos. The first match-up between Internazionale and Santos ended with the Santásticos beating Inter 1–0 at Milan's San Siro. A second leg was programmed to be disputed but Inter rejected to participate any further. Santos were declared the winners.

1968 Intercontinental Supercup
First leg
Date24 June 1969
VenueSan Siro, Milan
RefereeJosé Ortiz de Mendibil (Spain)
Second leg
Date(Not played)

Participating clubs

Club Eligible for
  Real Madrid Winner of the 1960 Intercontinental Cup
  Internazionale Winner of the 1964, 1965 Intercontinental Cup
  Peñarol Winner of the 1961, 1966 Intercontinental Cup
  Santos Winner of the 1962, 1963 Intercontinental Cup
  Racing Winner of the 1967 Intercontinental Cup

South American zone qualifiers


This South American zone tournament was contested between November 13, 1968, and May 22, 1969, between Peñarol, Santos, and Racing, the three South American winners of the Intercontinental Cup to date. Santos won the group and qualified to the final stage.[1]


Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Santos 4 3 0 1 6 5 +1 6
  Peñarol 4 2 1 1 7 2 +5 5
  Racing 4 0 1 3 3 9 −6 1


November 13, 1968 Peñarol   3–0   Racing Montevideo
Rocha   38'
Spencer   58'
Carrera   84'
Stadium: Estadio Centenario
Referee: Romualdo Arppi Filho (Brazil)
November 19, 1968 Santos   2–0   Racing São Paulo
Pelé   35'
Edu   57'
Stadium: Estádio Parque Antárctica
Referee: Esteban Marino (Uruguay)
April 16, 1969 Racing   2–3   Santos Avellaneda
da Silva   10', 87' Toninho Guerreiro   47', 52'
Negreiros   88'
Stadium: Estadio Juan Domingo Perón
Referee: Armando Pena Rocha (Uruguay)
April 19, 1969 Peñarol   3–0   Santos Montevideo
Ramos   ?' (o.g.)
Rocha   56', 70' (pen.)
Stadium: Estadio Centenario
Referee: Guillermo Nimo (Argentina)

European zone qualifiers


As the only two European winners of the Intercontinental Cup, Inter and Real Madrid were eligible for the competition. However, Real Madrid withdrew from the tournament, leaving Inter to face the South American zone winner.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
  Internazionale 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advanced to Intercontinental Supercup
  Real Madrid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew

Match details


First leg

1968 Intercontinental Supercup
First leg
Internazionale  0–1  Santos
Report Toninho Guerreiro   57'
Attendance: 44,774
Referee: José Ortiz de Mendibil (Spain)

Second leg

Second leg
Santos  (cancelled)  Internazionale

As Inter withdrew from the second leg, Santos was declared the winner.



See also



  • Gorgazzi, Osvaldo José; Pierrend, José Luis; Reis, Santiago (3 May 1999). "Recopa Intercontinental". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 8 February 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2011.
  1. ^ Gorgazzi, Osvaldo José; Pierrend, José Luis; Reis, Santiago (June 23, 1999). "Recopa Sudamericana 1968". RSSSF. Retrieved September 1, 2011.