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Intercontinental Cup (football)
|Number of teams||2|
|Related competitions||UEFA Champions League |
|Last champions|| Porto |
|Most successful club(s)|| Boca Juniors|
(3 titles each)
The Intercontinental Cup was an international football competition. It was approved by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and the Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol (CONMEBOL). Teams from these confederations played against each other. It was usually the winners of the UEFA Champions League against the South American Copa Libertadores winners. It ran from 1960 to 2004. The FIFA Club World Cup replaced it. These cups ran at the same time from 2000 to 2004. The Intercontinal Cup was also known as European/South American Cup, or the Toyota Cup from 1980 to 2004. This was because they had an agreement with the car maker Toyota.
Between 1960 and 1979, the competition was two matches between the same teams. There was a playoff if the teams were level until 1968. After this date, there were penalty kicks instead. During the 1970s, the European teams were unsure about playing due to events in the 1969 final. Some European Cup-winning teams did not play. From 1980, the competition was a single match. The teams played in Japan. The sponsor was the multinational car maker Toyota. It gave a second trophy called the Toyota Cup. The organisation of the competition was then done by the Japan Football Association. UEFA and CONMEBOL continued to approve of the tournament.
The first winner of the cup was Spanish team Real Madrid. They beat Peñarol of Uruguay in 1960. The last winner was Portuguese team Porto. They beat Colombian team Once Caldas in a penalty shoot-out in 2004. The competition ended in 2004. It merged with the FIFA Club World Cup in 2005.
The competition trophy has the words "Coupe Européenne-Sudamericaine" ("European-South American Cup") at the top. At the bottom of the trophy, there is the round logo of UEFA and a map of South America in a circle.
During the sponsorship by Toyota, the competition gave a second trophy called the "Toyota Cup".
|Match was won during extra time|
|Match was won on a penalty shoot-out|
|‡||Play-off match where teams were tied on points (1 win and 1 defeat each)|
|#||European runner-up contested in place of European champion|
- After the events of the 1969 Intercontinental Cup, many European Cup Champions refused to play in the Intercontinental Cup.
- #1 1970–71 European Cup finalists Panathinaikos replaced the champions Ajax who declined to participate.
- #2 1972–73 European Cup finalists Juventus replaced the champions Ajax who declined to contest the meeting in South America, officially for financial reasons.
- #3 1973–74 European Cup finalists Atlético Madrid replaced the champions Bayern Munich who declined to participate.
- #4 1976–77 European Cup finalists Borussia Mönchengladbach replaced the champions Liverpool who declined to participate.
- #5 1978–79 European Cup finalists Malmö FF replaced the champions Nottingham Forest who declined to participate.
- #6 1992–93 Champions League finalists Milan replaced the champions Marseille who were suspended due to a match fixing and bribery scandal.
Performance by club
Performance by country
|Country||Winners||Runners-up||Winning clubs||Winning years|
|Argentina||Boca, Independiente, Estudiantes, River Plate, Racing Club, Vélez Sarsfield||1967, 1968, 1973, 1977, 1984, 1986, 1994, 2000, 2003|
|Italy||Milan, Juventus, Internazionale||1964, 1965, 1969, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1996|
|Brazil||Santos, São Paulo, Grêmio, Flamengo||1962, 1963, 1981, 1983, 1992, 1993|
|Uruguay||Peñarol, Nacional||1961, 1966, 1971, 1980, 1982, 1988|
|Spain||Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid||1960, 1974, 1998, 2002|
|Germany||Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund||1976, 1997, 2001|
|Netherlands||Ajax, Feyenoord||1970, 1972, 1995|
|Yugoslavia||Red Star Belgrade||1991|
Performance by confederation
|Confederation||Winners||Runners-up||Winning clubs||Winning countries|
- Carlos Bianchi won three times as a coach: once with Vélez Sársfield in 1994, and twice with Boca Juniors in 2000 and 2003.
- Luis Cubilla and Juan Mujica won cups both as players and coaches:
- Alessandro Costacurta and Paolo Maldini played five times in the competition, all with Milan (1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 2003).
- Estudiantes (1968, 1969 and 1970) and Independiente (1972, 1973 and 1974) played in three consecutive years. A few players in those teams played in all three, including Carlos Bilardo and Juan Ramón Verón.
All-time top scorers
- Pelé is the all-time top scorer in the competition. He scored seven goals in three matches.
- Only six players scored at least three goals in the Intercontinental Cup.
|Alberto Spencer||Peñarol||1960, 1961, 1966|
|Sandro Mazzola||Internazionale||1964, 1965|
- Pelé is the only player in the history of the competition to score a hat-trick (Lisbon, 1962, second leg, against Benfica).
|Pelé||Brazil||Santos||Benfica||3||15'; 25'; 64'||5–2||1962 Intercontinental Cup||Second leg||11 October 1962|
Man of the Match
The man of the match was selected from 1980. Here is the list of the winners.
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- Intercontinental Club Cup 1961. http://www.rsssf.com/tablesi/intconclub61.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1962. http://www.rsssf.com/tablesi/intconclub62.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1963. http://www.rsssf.com/tablesi/intconclub63.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1964. http://www.rsssf.com/tablesi/intconclub64.html.
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- Intercontinental Club Cup 1966. http://www.rsssf.com/tablesi/intconclub66.html.
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- Intercontinental Club Cup 1970. http://www.rsssf.com/tablesi/intconclub70.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1971. http://www.rsssf.com/tablesi/intconclub71.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1972. http://www.rsssf.com/tablesi/intconclub72.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1973. http://www.rsssf.com/tablesi/intconclub73.html.
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- Intercontinental Club Cup 1976. http://www.rsssf.com/tablesi/intconclub76.html.
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- Intercontinental Club Cup 1979. http://www.rsssf.com/tablesi/intconclub79.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1980. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota80.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1981. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota81.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1982. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota82.html.
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- Intercontinental Club Cup 1984. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota84.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1985. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota85.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1986. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota86.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1987. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota87.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1988. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota88.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1989. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota89.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1990. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota90.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1991. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota91.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1992. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota92.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1993. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota93.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1994. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota94.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1995. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota95.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1996. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota96.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1997. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota97.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1998. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota98.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 1999. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota99.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 2000. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota00.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 2001. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota01.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 2002. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota02.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 2003. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota03.html.
- Intercontinental Club Cup 2004. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota04.html.
- THE DECLINE, FALL AND REBIRTH OF THE INTERCONTINENTAL CUP. http://thesefootballtimes.co/2015/02/11/the-decline-fall-and-rebirth-of-the-intercontinental-cup/.
- Intercontinental Cup 1973. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Archived from the original on 6 March 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20080306222942/http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/clubs/matchreport/newsid%3D512084.html. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
- Hall of Honour. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyota-honour.html.
- Extraordinary Pele crowns Santos in Lisbon. FIFA. 11 October 2012. https://www.fifa.com/news/y=2012/m=10/news=extraordinary-pele-crowns-santos-lisbon-1782903.html. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
- King-less Santos retain throne in style. FIFA. 16 November 2013. https://www.fifa.com/news/y=2013/m=11/news=king-less-santos-retain-throne-style-2224094.html. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
- Trivia on Intercontinental (Toyota) Cup. http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyotatrivia.html.
- Toyota Cup – Most Valuable Player of the Match Award. Archived from the original on 24 December 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20081224143201/http://www.rsssf.com/tablest/toyotamvp.html.
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