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Intercontinental Cup
European/South American Cup
Toyota Cup
Founded 1960
Abolished 2004
Region Europe
South America
Number of teams 2
Related competitions UEFA Champions League
Copa Libertadores
Last champions Portugal Porto
(2nd title)
Most successful club(s) Argentina Boca Juniors
Italy Milan
Uruguay Nacional
Uruguay Peñarol
Spain Real Madrid
(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.

Trophy

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".

Results

Key
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
Year Country Winners Score Runners-up Country Venue Location Refs
1960  ESP Real Madrid 0–0 Peñarol  URU Estadio Centenario Montevideo, Uruguay
5–1 Estadio Santiago Bernabéu Madrid, Spain
1961  URU Peñarol 0–1 Benfica  POR Estádio da Luz Lisbon, Portugal
5–0 Estadio Centenario Montevideo, Uruguay
2–1 Montevideo, Uruguay
1962  BRA Santos 3–2 Benfica  POR Estádio do Maracanã Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
5–2 Estádio da Luz Lisbon, Portugal
1963  BRA Santos 2–4 Milan  ITA San Siro Milan, Italy
4–2 Estádio do Maracanã Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1–0
1964  ITA Internazionale 0–1 Independiente  ARG La Doble Visera Avellaneda, Argentina
2–0 San Siro Milan, Italy
1–0 (aet) Estadio Santiago Bernabéu Madrid, Spain
1965  ITA Internazionale 3–0 Independiente  ARG San Siro Milan, Italy
0–0 La Doble Visera Avellaneda, Argentina
1966  URU Peñarol 2–0 Real Madrid  ESP Estadio Centenario Montevideo, Uruguay
2–0 Estadio Santiago Bernabéu Madrid, Spain
1967  ARG Racing 0–1 Celtic  SCO Hampden Park Glasgow, Scotland
2–1 El Cilindro Avellaneda, Argentina
1–0 Estadio Centenario Montevideo, Uruguay
1968  ARG Estudiantes 1–0 Manchester United  ENG Estadio Boca Juniors Buenos Aires, Argentina
1–1 Old Trafford Manchester, England
1969  ITA Milan 3–0 Estudiantes  ARG San Siro Milan, Italy
1–2 Estadio Boca Juniors Buenos Aires, Argentina
1970  NED Feyenoord 2–2 Estudiantes  ARG Estadio Boca Juniors Buenos Aires, Argentina
1–0 De Kuip Rotterdam, Netherlands
1971  URU Nacional 1–1 Panathinaikos#1  GRE Karaiskakis Stadium Piraeus, Greece
2–1  GRE Estadio Centenario Montevideo, Uruguay
1972  NED Ajax 1–1 Independiente  ARG La Doble Visera Avellaneda, Argentina
3–0 Olympic Stadium Amsterdam, Netherlands
1973  ARG Independiente 1–0 Juventus#2  ITA Stadio Olimpico Rome, Italy
Second leg was not played. Argentina Independiente declared winner.
1974  ESP Atlético Madrid#3 0–1 Independiente  ARG La Doble Visera Avellaneda, Argentina
2–0 Estadio Vicente Calderón Madrid, Spain
1975
Germany Bayern Munich and Argentina Independiente did not find compatible schedule to play.
1976  FRG Bayern Munich 2–0 Cruzeiro  BRA Olympiastadion Munich, West Germany
0–0 Mineirão Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1977  ARG Boca Juniors 2–2 Borussia Mönchengladbach#4  FRG Estadio Boca Juniors Buenos Aires, Argentina
3–0 Wildparkstadion Karlsruhe, West Germany
1978
England Liverpool and Argentina Boca Juniors declined to play each other.
1979  PAR Olimpia 1–0 Malmö FF#5  SWE Malmö Stadion Malmö, Sweden
2–1 Defensores del Chaco Asunción, Paraguay
1980  URU Nacional 1–0 Nottingham Forest  ENG National Stadium Tokyo, Japan
1981  BRA Flamengo 3–0 Liverpool
1982  URU Peñarol 2–0 Aston Villa
1983  BRA Grêmio 2–1 (aet) Hamburger SV  FRG
1984  ARG Independiente 1–0 Liverpool  ENG
1985  ITA Juventus 2–2 (aet) (4–2 p) Argentinos Juniors  ARG
1986  ARG River Plate 1–0 Steaua București  ROU
1987  POR Porto 2–1 (aet) Peñarol  URU
1988  URU Nacional 2–2 (aet) (7–6 p) PSV Eindhoven  NED
1989  ITA Milan 1–0 (aet) Atlético Nacional  COL
1990  ITA Milan 3–0 Olimpia  PAR
1991  YUG Red Star Belgrade 3–0 Colo-Colo  CHI
1992  BRA São Paulo 2–1 Barcelona  ESP
1993  BRA São Paulo 3–2 Milan#6  ITA
1994  ARG Vélez Sársfield 2–0 Milan
1995  NED Ajax 0–0 (aet) (4–3 p) Grêmio  BRA
1996  ITA Juventus 1–0 River Plate  ARG
1997  GER Borussia Dortmund 2–0 Cruzeiro  BRA
1998  ESP Real Madrid 2–1 Vasco da Gama
1999  ENG Manchester United 1–0 Palmeiras
2000  ARG Boca Juniors 2–1 Real Madrid  ESP
2001  GER Bayern Munich 1–0 (aet) Boca Juniors  ARG
2002  ESP Real Madrid 2–0 Olimpia  PAR International Stadium Yokohama, Japan
2003  ARG Boca Juniors 1–1 (aet) (3–1 p) Milan  ITA
2004  POR Porto 0–0 (aet) (8–7 p) Once Caldas  COL
  • 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 Greece Panathinaikos replaced the champions Netherlands Ajax who declined to participate.
  • #2 1972–73 European Cup finalists Italy Juventus replaced the champions Netherlands Ajax who declined to contest the meeting in South America, officially for financial reasons.
  • #3 1973–74 European Cup finalists Spain Atlético Madrid replaced the champions West Germany Bayern Munich who declined to participate.
  • #4 1976–77 European Cup finalists West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach replaced the champions England Liverpool who declined to participate.
  • #5 1978–79 European Cup finalists Sweden Malmö FF replaced the champions England Nottingham Forest who declined to participate.
  • #6 1992–93 Champions League finalists Italy Milan replaced the champions France Marseille who were suspended due to a match fixing and bribery scandal.

Performances

The performance of various clubs is shown in the following tables:

Performance by club

Club Winners Runners-up Winning years Runner-up years
Italy Milan
3
4
1969, 1989, 1990 1963, 1993, 1994, 2003
Uruguay Peñarol
3
2
1961, 1966, 1982 1960, 1987
Spain Real Madrid
3
2
1960, 1998, 2002 1966, 2000
Argentina Boca Juniors
3
1
1977, 2000, 2003 2001
Uruguay Nacional
3
1971, 1980, 1988
Argentina Independiente
2
4
1973, 1984 1964, 1965, 1972, 1974
Italy Juventus
2
1
1985, 1996 1973
Brazil Santos
2
1962, 1963
Italy Internazionale
2
1964, 1965
Brazil São Paulo
2
1992, 1993
Netherlands Ajax
2
1972, 1995
Germany Bayern Munich
2
1976, 2001
Portugal Porto
2
1987, 2004
Argentina Estudiantes
1
2
1968 1969, 1970
Paraguay Olimpia
1
2
1979 1990, 2002
Brazil Grêmio
1
1
1983 1995
Argentina River Plate
1
1
1986 1996
England Manchester United
1
1
1999 1968
Argentina Racing
1
1967
Netherlands Feyenoord
1
1970
Spain Atlético Madrid
1
1974
Brazil Flamengo
1
1981
Serbia Red Star Belgrade
1
1991
Argentina Vélez Sarsfield
1
1994
Germany Borussia Dortmund
1
1997
Portugal Benfica
2
1961, 1962
England Liverpool
2
1981, 1984
Brazil Cruzeiro
2
1976, 1997
Scotland Celtic
1
1967
Greece Panathinaikos
1
1971
Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
1
1977
Sweden Malmö FF
1
1979
England Nottingham Forest
1
1980
England Aston Villa
1
1982
Germany Hamburger SV
1
1983
Argentina Argentinos Juniors
1
1985
Romania Steaua București
1
1986
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
1
1988
Colombia Atlético Nacional
1
1989
Chile Colo-Colo
1
1991
Spain Barcelona
1
1992
Brazil Vasco da Gama
1
1998
Brazil Palmeiras
1
1999
Colombia Once Caldas
1
2004

Performance by country

Country Winners Runners-up Winning clubs Winning years
 Argentina
9
9
Boca, Independiente, Estudiantes, River Plate, Racing Club, Vélez Sarsfield 1967, 1968, 1973, 1977, 1984, 1986, 1994, 2000, 2003
 Italy
7
5
Milan, Juventus, Internazionale 1964, 1965, 1969, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1996
 Brazil
6
5
Santos, São Paulo, Grêmio, Flamengo 1962, 1963, 1981, 1983, 1992, 1993
 Uruguay
6
2
Peñarol, Nacional 1961, 1966, 1971, 1980, 1982, 1988
 Spain
4
3
Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid 1960, 1974, 1998, 2002
 Germany
3
2
Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund 1976, 1997, 2001
 Netherlands
3
1
Ajax, Feyenoord 1970, 1972, 1995
 Portugal
2
2
Porto 1987, 2004
 England
1
5
Manchester United 1999
 Paraguay
1
2
Olimpia 1979
 Yugoslavia
1
Red Star Belgrade 1991
 Colombia
2
 Scotland
1
 Greece
1
 Sweden
1
 Romania
1
 Chile
1

Performance by confederation

Confederation Winners Runners-up Winning clubs Winning countries
CONMEBOL
22
21
13
4
UEFA
21
22
12
7

Coaches

  • Carlos Bianchi won three times as a coach: once with Argentina Vélez Sársfield in 1994, and twice with Argentina Boca Juniors in 2000 and 2003.
  • Luis Cubilla and Juan Mujica won cups both as players and coaches:
    • Luis Cubilla (played for Uruguay Peñarol in 1961 and for Uruguay Nacional in 1971, then coached Paraguay Olimpia in 1979)
    • Juan Mujica (played for Uruguay Nacional in 1971, and coached it in 1980)

Players

  • Alessandro Costacurta and Paolo Maldini played five times in the competition, all with Italy Milan (1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 2003).
  • Argentina Estudiantes (1968, 1969 and 1970) and Argentina 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 Mar del Plata 1965
Pelé is the all-time top goalscorer in Intercontinental Cup's history with 7 goals in 3 matches
  • Pelé is the all-time top scorer in the competition. He scored seven goals in three matches.
    • In 1962, he scored five goals in two matches against Portugal Benfica. This included a hat-trick (three goals) in the second match played in Lisbon (the only hat trick in competition's history).
    • In 1963, he scored two goals in one match (against Milan).
  • Only six players scored at least three goals in the Intercontinental Cup.
Player Club Goals Apps Years
Brazil Pelé Brazil Santos
7
3
1962, 1963
Ecuador Alberto Spencer Uruguay Peñarol
6
6
1960, 1961, 1966
Argentina Luis Artime Uruguay Nacional
3
2
1971
Uruguay José Sasía Uruguay Peñarol
3
3
1961
Portugal Santana Portugal Benfica
3
4
1961, 1962
Italy Sandro Mazzola Italy Internazionale
3
4
1964, 1965

Hat-tricks

  • Pelé is the only player in the history of the competition to score a hat-trick (Lisbon, 1962, second leg, against Benfica).
Player Nation Club Opponent Goals Goal Times Score Tournament Round Date
Pelé Brazil Brazil Brazil Santos Portugal Benfica 3 15'; 25'; 64' 5–2 1962 Intercontinental Cup Second leg 11 October 1962

Man of the Match

Martin Palermo
Martín Palermo, the Man of the Match in 2000.

The man of the match was selected from 1980. Here is the list of the winners.

Year Player Club
1980
Uruguay Waldemar Victorino Uruguay Nacional
1981
Brazil Zico Brazil Flamengo
1982
Brazil Jair Uruguay Peñarol
1983
Brazil Renato Gaúcho Brazil Grêmio
1984
Argentina José Percudani Argentina Independiente
1985
France Michel Platini Italy Juventus
1986
Uruguay Antonio Alzamendi Argentina River Plate
1987
Algeria Rabah Madjer Portugal Porto
1988
Uruguay Santiago Ostolaza Uruguay Nacional
1989
Italy Alberigo Evani Italy Milan
1990
Netherlands Frank Rijkaard Italy Milan
1991
Yugoslavia Vladimir Jugović Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
1992
Brazil Raí Brazil São Paulo
1993
Brazil Toninho Cerezo Brazil São Paulo
1994
Argentina Omar Asad Argentina Vélez Sársfield
1995
Netherlands Danny Blind Netherlands Ajax
1996
Italy Alessandro Del Piero Italy Juventus
1997
Germany Andreas Möller Germany Borussia Dortmund
1998
Spain Raúl Spain Real Madrid
1999
Wales Ryan Giggs England Manchester United
2000
Argentina Martín Palermo Argentina Boca Juniors
2001
Ghana Samuel Kuffour Germany Bayern Munich
2002
Brazil Ronaldo Spain Real Madrid
2003
Argentina Matías Donnet Argentina Boca Juniors
2004
Portugal Maniche Portugal Porto

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