1997 Supercopa Libertadores Finals

The 1997 Supercopa Sudamericana Finals was the two-legged series of the 1996 Supercopa Libertadores the 10th. (and last) edition of this competition organised by CONMEBOL. It was contested by Brazilian club São Paulo and Argentine club River Plate.

1997 Supercopa Libertadores Finals
Event1997 Supercopa Libertadores
(on aggregate)
First Leg
DateDecember 4, 1997
VenueEstádio do Morumbi, São Paulo
RefereeMario Sánchez Yanten (Chile)
Second Leg
DateDecember 17, 1997
VenueEstadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
RefereeUbaldo Aquino (Paraguay)

The first leg, held in Estádio do Morumbi in São Paulo, both teams tied 0–0. In the second leg, held in Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires, River Plate beat Sao Paulo 2–1 to win their first Supercopa Libertadores title.[1][2][3]

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Previous finals app.
  River Plate None
  São Paulo 1993

Bold indicates winning years


Estádio do Morumbi (left) and Estadio Monumental, venues for the series

Match detailsEdit

First legEdit

First leg
São Paulo  0–0  River Plate
São Paulo
River Plate

Second legEdit

Second leg
River Plate  2–1  São Paulo
Salas   46', 58' Report Dodô   53'
River Plate
São Paulo


  1. ^ Supercopa 1997 on the RSSSF
  2. ^ La última Supercopa fue para River by Ariel Rodríguez on C.A. River Plate website
  3. ^ A 23 años de la Supercopa 97 on Olé, 17 Dec 2020