1975 Copa América Finals

The 1975 Copa América Final was the final match to determine the Copa América champion. The first leg was held in Estadio El Campín of Bogotá on October 16, the second leg in Estadio Nacional of Lima on October 22, and the playoff match in Estadio Olímpico of Caracas on 28 October.

1975 Copa América Finals
Event1975 Copa América
2–2 on points
Peru won after a play-off
First leg
Date16 October 1975
VenueEl Campín, Bogotá
RefereeMiguel Comesaña (Argentina)
Attendance50,000
Second leg
Date22 October 1975
VenueEstadio Nacional, Lima
RefereeJuan Silvagno (Chile)
Attendance50,000
Play-off
Date28 October 1975
VenueEstadio Olímpico, Caracas
RefereeRamón Barreto (Uruguay)
Attendance30,000
1953
1979

The final was played in a two-legged tie system, the team earning more points would be the champion. A tie on points was resolved in a play-off match to be played at a neutral venue. It happened when Peru and Colombia each won a match.[1] Peru would defeat Colombia, 1–0. It was their second title.[2] Hugo Sotil of FC Barcelona scored the goal.[1]

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Previous final app.
  Peru (None)[note 1]
  Colombia (None)
Notes
  1. ^ Peru had won the competition in 1939 but the winner had been decided by points.

VenuesEdit

Route to the finalEdit

Peru Round Colombia
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
  Chile 1–1 Match 1   Paraguay 1–0
  Bolivia 1–0 Match 2   Ecuador 3–1
  Bolivia 3–1 Match 3   Paraguay 1–0
  Chile 3–1 Match 4   Ecuador 2–0
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Peru 4 3 1 0 8 3 +5 7
  Chile 4 1 1 2 7 6 +1 3
  Bolivia 4 1 0 3 3 9 −6 2
Final standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Colombia 4 4 0 0 7 1 +6 8
  Paraguay 4 1 1 2 5 5 0 3
  Ecuador 4 0 1 3 4 10 −6 1
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
  Brazil 3–1 Semi-finals   Uruguay 3–0
  Brazil 0–2 Semi-finals   Uruguay 0–1
Notes
  • Peru and Brazil tied 3–3 on aggregate but Peru qualified by the drawing of lots.[3]
  • Colombia won 3–1 on aggregate

Match detailsEdit

First legEdit

First leg
Colombia  1–0  Peru
Castro   38' Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Colombia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peru

Second legEdit

Second leg
Peru  2–0  Colombia
Oblitas   18'
Ramírez   44'
Report
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Juan Silvagno (Chile)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peru
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Colombia

Play-offEdit

Playoff
Peru  1–0  Colombia
Sotil   25' Report
Attendance: 30,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peru
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Colombia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Hace 42 años: Perú campeón de Copa América by Eddie Fleischman on 28 Oct 2017
  2. ^ Copa América 1975 by Martín Tabeira on the RSSSF
  3. ^ "Copa América 1975" by José Carluccio on Historia y Fútbol blogsite, 10 Nov 2008
  4. ^ a b c Oliver, Guy (1992). The Guinness Record of World Soccer. Guinness publishing. p. 566. ISBN 0-85112-954-4.