1962 Intercontinental Cup

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1962 Intercontinental Cup
Times do Santos e Benfica na Copa Intercontinental de 1962.tif
Both teams lining up before the second match
EventIntercontinental Cup
Santos won 4–0 on points
First leg
Date19 September 1962 (1962-09-19)
VenueMaracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
RefereeRubén Cabrera (Paraguay)
Attendance85,459
Second leg
Date11 October 1962 (1962-10-11)
VenueEstádio da Luz, Lisbon
RefereePierre Schwinte (France)
Attendance73,000
1961
1963

The 1962 Intercontinental Cup was a football tie held over two legs between Brazilian club Santos, winners of the 1962 Copa Libertadores, and Portuguese club Benfica, winners of the 1961–62 European Cup. Santos won the Intercontinental Cup for the first time.[1]

The tie is remembered as pitching Brazilian player Pelé against Portuguese player Eusébio, two of the leading players of the 1960s, who played against each other on only three occasions.[2] It is considered that the second leg, Santos' 2–5 win in Lisbon, in which Pelé scored a hat-trick, was the greatest performance ever seen in the competition.[3][4][5]

Qualified teams[edit]

Team Qualification Previous finals app.
Brazil Santos 1962 Copa Libertadores champion None
Portugal Benfica 1961–62 European Cup champion 1961

Bold indicates winning years

Venues[edit]

Maracanã Stadium (left) and Estadio da Luz, venues for the series

Match details[edit]

First leg[edit]

First leg
Santos Brazil3–2Portugal Benfica
Report
Attendance: 85,459
Referee: Rubén Cabrera (Paraguay)
Santos
Benfica

Second leg[edit]

Second leg
Benfica Portugal2–5Brazil Santos
Report
Attendance: 73,000
Referee: Pierre Schwinte (France)
Benfica
Santos

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gorgazzi, Osvaldo José (14 April 1999). "Intercontinental Club Cup 1962". RSSS. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  2. ^ "REMEMBERING THREE RARE BUT MOMENTOUS OCCASIONS WHEN PELÉ AND EUSÉBIO SQUARED OFF". These Football Times. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  3. ^ "The best single game performances by the 6 greatest football/soccer players of all time".
  4. ^ "Extraordinary Pele crowns Santos in Lisbon". fifa. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  5. ^ Vickery, Tim (23 December 2009). "Will South Africa 2010 produce a new Pele?". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 May 2011.