1983 Copa Libertadores Finals

The 1983 Copa Libertadores de América Finals was the final two-legged tie to determine the Copa Libertadores de América champion. It was contested by Brazilian club Grêmio and Uruguayan club Peñarol. The first leg of the tie was played on 22 July at Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, with the second leg played on 28 July at Estádio Olímpico Monumental in Porto Alegre.

1983 Copa Libertadores de América Finals
Gremio FBPA 1983.jpg
Gremio, champions
Event1983 Copa Libertadores
First leg
Date22 July 1983
VenueEstadio Centenario, Montevideo
Second leg
Date28 July 1983
VenueOlímpico, Porto Alegre

With the first game tied 1-1, Grêmio were crowned champions after winning the second leg 2–1.[1]

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Previous finals appearances (bold indicates winners)
  Peñarol 7 (1960, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1965, 1970, 1982
  Grêmio None


The finals was played over two legs; home and away. The team that accumulated the most points —two for a win, one for a draw, zero for a loss— after the two legs was crowned champion. If the two teams were tied on points after the second leg, a playoff in a neutral would become the next tie-breaker. Goal difference was used as a last resort.

Match detailsEdit

First legEdit

First leg
Peñarol  1–1  Grêmio
Morena   Report Tita  
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Teodoro Nitti (Argentina)

Second legEdit

Second leg
Grêmio  2–1  Peñarol
Report Morena  
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Edison Pérez (Perú)


  1. ^ Copa Libertadores 1983 by John Beuker and Pablo Ciullini on RSSSF