1961 Intercontinental Cup

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1961 Intercontinental Cup
EventIntercontinental Cup
2–2 on points
Peñarol won after a play-off
First leg
Date4 September 1961 (1961-09-04)
VenueEstádio da Luz, Lisbon
RefereeOthmar Huber (Switzerland)
Second leg
Date17 September 1961 (1961-09-17)
VenueEstadio Centenario, Montevideo
RefereeCarlos Nai Foino (Argentina)
Date19 September 1961 (1961-09-19)
VenueEstadio Centenario, Montevideo
RefereeJosé Luis Praddaude (Argentina)

The 1961 Intercontinental Cup was a football match between Uruguayan club Peñarol, winners of the 1961 Copa Libertadores, and Portuguese club Benfica, winners of the 1960–61 European Cup. Peñarol won the Intercontinental Cup for the first time.

A play-off was needed due to the rules at the time that awarded 2 points for each victory and both teams having won one game each.[1]

Playoff match[edit]

Sasía Goal 5' Goal 40' Report Eusébio Goal 35'
Attendance: 60,241
Referee: José Luis Praddaude (Argentina)
GK 1 Uruguay Luis Maidana
DF Uruguay William Martínez
DF Uruguay Núber Cano
MF Uruguay Edgardo González
MF Uruguay Néstor Gonçalves
MF Uruguay Walter Aguerre
FW 7 Uruguay Luis Cubilla
FW Uruguay Ernesto Ledesma
FW Uruguay Juan F. Sasía
FW 9 Ecuador Alberto Spencer
FW Peru Juan Joya
Uruguay Roberto Scarone
GK 1 Portugal Costa Pereira
DF Portugal Ângelo Martins
DF Portugal Humberto Fernandes
MF Portugal Fernando Cruz
MF Portugal José Neto
MF Portugal Domiciano Cavém
FW Portugal José Augusto
FW 10 Portugal Eusébio
FW Portugal António Mendes
FW Portugal Mário Coluna
FW Portugal António Simões
Hungary Béla Guttmann[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gorgazzi, Osvaldo José (14 April 1999). "Intercontinental Club Cup 1961". RSSS. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  2. ^ https://www.fifa.com/news/y=2007/m=5/news=intercontinental-cup-1961-514912.html