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1963 Copa Libertadores

1963 Copa Libertadores de América
Tournament details
Dates April 7 – September 11
Teams(from 8 confederations)
Final positions
Champions 23x15px Santos (2nd title)
Runners-up 23x15px Boca Juniors
Tournament statistics
Matches played 19
Goals scored 63 (3.32 per match)
Top scorer(s) 23x15px José Sanfilippo (7 goals)
1962
1964

The 1963 Copa Libertadores de América was the fourth season of South America's premier club football tournament. Nine teams entered with Bolivia and Venezuela not sending a representative.

This competition was notable for the participation of many world class stars such as José Sanfilippo, Pelé, Garrincha, Antonio Rattín, Alberto Spencer, Jairzinho, among others. The Alvinegro da Vila, usually regarded as the greatest football club team ever, crushed their semifinal and final opponents in stylish fashion which included a 0–4 victory over Botafogo in the fable Estádio do Maracanã, and a 1–2 win in La Bombonera, home of Boca Juniors. In a classic South American match-up, defending champions Santos defeated the Xeneixes on both legs of the final to retain the title.

Qualified teams

Country Team Qualification method
CONMEBOL
1 berth
Santos 1962 Copa de Campeones winners
23x15px Argentina
1 berth
Boca Juniors 1962 Primera División champion
23x15px Brazil
1 berth
Botafogo 1962 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A runner-up
23x15px Chile
1 berth
Universidad de Chile 1962 Primera División champion
23x15px Colombia
1 berth
Millonarios 1962 DIMAYOR champion
23x15px Ecuador
1 berth
Everest 1962 Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol champion
23x15px Paraguay
1 berth
Olimpia 1962 Primera División champion
23x15px Peru
1 berth
Alianza Lima 1962 Primera División champion
23x15px Uruguay
1 berth
Peñarol 1962 Primera División champion

Format and tie-breaking criteria

Due to the uneven number of teams, the first round became a group stage with two groups of three and one group of four. The format for the semifinals and the finals remained the same as the previous season.

At each stage of the tournament teams receive 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and no points for a loss. If two or more teams are equal on points, the following criteria will be applied to determine the ranking in the group stage:

  1. a one-game playoff;
  2. superior goal difference;
  3. draw of lots.

First round

Eight teams were drawn into two groups of three and one group of two. In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away. The top team in each group advanced to the Semifinals. Santos, the title holders, had a bye to the next round.

Group 1

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Botafogo 4 4 0 0 5 1 +4 8
23x15px Alianza Lima 4 1 1 2 2 3 −1 3
23x15px Millonarios 4 0 1 3 0 3 −3 1





Group 2

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Peñarol 2 2 0 0 14 1 +13 4
23x15px Everest 2 0 0 2 1 14 −13 0

Group 3

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Boca Juniors 4 3 0 1 9 6 +3 6
23x15px Olimpia 4 2 0 2 7 10 −3 4
23x15px Universidad de Chile 4 1 0 3 7 7 0 2





Semifinals

Four teams were drawn into two groups. In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away. The top team in each group advanced to the Finals.

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Boca Juniors 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 4
23x15px Peñarol 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Santos 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4 3
23x15px Botafogo 2 0 1 1 1 5 −4 1

Finals

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Santos 2 2 0 0 5 3 +2 4
23x15px Boca Juniors 2 0 0 2 3 5 −2 0

Champion

Copa Libertadores de América
1963 Champion
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Santos
Second Title

Top goalscorers

Pos Player Team Goals
1 23x15px José Sanfilippo 23x15px Boca Juniors 7
2 23x15px Pelé 23x15px Santos 5
23x15px Alberto Spencer 23x15px Peñarol 5
4 23x15px Paulo Valentim 23x15px Boca Juniors 4
5 23x15px Coutinho 23x15px Santos 3
23x15px José Francisco Sasía 23x15px Peñarol 3

Footnotes

A. ^ Not played after Millonarios (already eliminated) preferred paying a fine of USD 4,500 rather than traveling to Rio for the match; points awarded to Botafogo but no goals.
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