1963 Copa Libertadores Finals

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1963 Copa de Campeones Finals
Estádio do MaracanãEstadio Camilo Cichero
Event 1963 Copa de Campeones de América
Santos won 4-0 on points.
First Leg
Date September 4, 1963
Venue Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Referee Marcel Albert Bois (France)
Attendance 55,000
Second Leg
Date September 11, 1963
Venue Estadio Camilo Cichero, Buenos Aires
Referee Marcel Albert Bois (France)
Attendance 50,000

The 1963 Copa de Campeones Finals was a football series between Santos and Boca Juniors on September 4 and September 11 of this same year. It was the fourth final of South America's most prestigious football competition, the Copa de Campeones (known in the modern era as the Copa Libertadores). Defending champions Santos were appearing in their second consecutive final, whereas Boca Juniors were seeking to win the competition for the first time. Both finalists reached the final with relative ease as they crushed Botafogo and Peñarol.

Boca Juniors needed to win two group series to reach the finals. The Xeneixes progressed past the First round after winning three matches and losing only one, including a legendary 5-3 match against Olimpia which would repeat itself 26 editions later. As the defending champions, Santos begin their participation in the semifinals.

Qualified teams[edit]

Team Previous finals appearances (bold indicates winners)
Brazil Santos 1962
Argentina Boca Juniors None


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

September 3, 1963
Santos Brazil 3–2 Argentina Boca Juniors
Coutinho Goal 2'21'
Lima Goal 28'
Sanfilippo Goal 43'89'

September 11, 1963
Boca Juniors Argentina 1–2 Brazil Santos
Sanfilippo Goal 46' Coutinho Goal 50'
Pelé Goal 82'

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