2000 FIFA Club World Championship
The 2000 FIFA Club World Championship was the inaugural FIFA Club World Cup, the world club championship for men's club association football teams. It took place in Brazil from 5 January to 14 January 2000. FIFA as football's international governing body selected Brazil as the host nation on 3 September 1997 as the bid was found to be the strongest among nine candidates. The draw was made at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro on 14 October 1999. All matches were played in either Rio de Janeiro's Estádio do Maracanã or São Paulo's Estádio do Morumbi.
|Campeonato Mundial de Clubes da FIFA|
|Teams||8 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 2 host cities)|
|Champions||Corinthians (1st title)|
|Runners-up||Vasco da Gama|
|Fourth place||Real Madrid|
|Goals scored||43 (3.07 per match)|
|Attendance||514,000 (36,714 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Romário|
(3 goals each)
|Fair play award||Al-Nassr|
Eight teams, two from South America, two from Europe and one each from North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania entered the tournament. The first Club World Cup match took place in São Paulo, and was won by Spanish club Real Madrid. Nicolas Anelka of France scored the first goal in Club World Cup history, while Brazilian champions Corinthians' goalkeeper Dida posted the first official clean sheet in the tournament.
Corinthians and Vasco da Gama each won their respective groups to qualify for the final. In front of a crowd of 73,000, the final finished as a 0–0 draw after extra time. The title was decided by a penalty shoot-out which Corinthians won 4–3. As winners, Corinthians received $6 million in prize money, while Vasco da Gama received $5 million. Necaxa beat Real Madrid in the third-place play-off to claim $4 million. Real Madrid received $3 million, and the other remaining teams were awarded $2.5 million.
The clubs that played in the tournament were:
|Corinthians (host)||CONMEBOL||Winners of the 1998 Campeonato Brasileiro|
|Al-Nassr||AFC||Winners of the 1998 Asian Super Cup|
|Manchester United||UEFA||Winners of the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League|
|Necaxa||CONCACAF||Winners of the 1999 CONCACAF Champions' Cup|
|Raja Casablanca||CAF||Winners of the 1999 CAF Champions League|
|Real Madrid||UEFA||Winners of the 1998 Intercontinental Cup|
|South Melbourne||OFC||Winners of the 1999 Oceania Club Championship|
|Vasco da Gama||CONMEBOL||Winners of the 1998 Copa Libertadores|
|São Paulo||Rio de Janeiro|
|Capacity: 80,000||Capacity: 103,022|
For a list of the squads at the 2000 FIFA Club World Championship, see 2000 FIFA Club World Championship squads.
Eight referees were appointed from the six continental confederations, each along with an accompanying assistant referee.
|AFC||Saad Mane||Serguey Ufimtsev|
|CAF||Falla N'Doye||Ali Tomusangue|
|CONCACAF||William Mattus||Haseeb Mohammed|
|CONMEBOL|| Horacio Elizondo
| Miguel Giacomuzzi|
|OFC||Derek Rugg||Lavetala Siuamoa|
|UEFA|| Stefano Braschi
| Jens Larsen|
Matches were played in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The teams were organised in two groups of four teams, with the top team in each group going through to the final and the two second-placed teams contesting a third-place play-off.
Sávio 69' (pen.)
|Report||Al-Husseini 45+1' (pen.)|
Fábio Luciano 64'
|Anelka 19', 71'||Report||Edílson 28', 64'|
|Al Dosari 25' (o.g.)
El Moubarki 67'
El Karkouri 73'
|Report||Al Amin 4'
|Real Madrid||3–2||Raja Casablanca|
|Vasco da Gama||3||3||0||0||7||2||+5||9|
|Yorke 81'||Report||Montecinos 14'|
|Vasco da Gama||2–0||South Melbourne|
|Manchester United||1–3||Vasco da Gama|
|Butt 81'||Report||Romário 24', 26'
|Anastasiadis 45+2'||Report||Montecinos 19' (pen.)
Cabrera 79' (pen.)
|Manchester United||2–0||South Melbourne|
|Fortune 8', 20'||Report|
Third place play-offEdit
|Real Madrid||1–1 (a.e.t.)||Necaxa|
|Raúl 15'||Report||Delgado 58'|
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
|2||CONMEBOL||Vasco da Gama||4||3||1||0||7||2||+5||10|
The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.
|Adidas Golden Ball||Adidas Silver Ball||Adidas Bronze Ball|
(Vasco da Gama)
(Vasco da Gama)
|Adidas Golden Shoe||Adidas Bronze Shoe|
| Nicolas Anelka (Real Madrid)
Romário (Vasco da Gama)
| Agustín Delgado (Necaxa)|
Edmundo (Vasco da Gama)
|3 goals, 0 assists||2 goals, 1 assist|
|FIFA Fair Play Award|
|Helton (Vasco da Gama)||José Milián (Necaxa)|
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- "Corinthians crowned world champions". BBC Sport. January 15, 2000. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
- "28 million dollars in prize money on offer". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. January 3, 2000. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
- "Officials" (PDF). FIFA. p. 33. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
- "Statistics: FIFA Club World Championship Brazil 2000" (PDF). FIFA. 2000. Retrieved February 12, 2021.