Small Club World Cup

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Small Club World Cup (Spanish: Pequeña Copa del Mundo) was a tournament held in Venezuela between 1952 and 1957, with a revivals in 1963 and in 1965.[1] It was usually played by eight participants, half from Europe and half from South America.[1] On the European side, the Latin Cup may have initially been used as a qualifying tournament.[1] Nothing is known about the South American selection criteria.[1] The first edition was disputed by eventual winners Real Madrid, local team La Salle FC, Brazil's Botafogo and Colombia's Millonarios.[1] Millonarios, Corinthians and São Paulo would go on to win the next three editions, respectively, while Real Madrid and Barcelona would win the last two seasons in 1956 and 1957. After the early 1960s, the tournament rapidly lost status as the quality of the participants decreased.[clarification needed][1]

The Small Club World Cup[edit]

Year Winner Country
1952
Details
Real Madrid  Spain
1953
Details [note 1]
Millonarios  Colombia
1953
Details[note 1]
Corinthians  Brazil
1954 Tournament not held
1955
Details
São Paulo  Brazil
1956
Details
Real Madrid  Spain
1957
Details
FC Barcelona  Spain

Confederation ranking[edit]

Confederation Winners 2nd 3rd 4th
UEFA 9 (1952, 1956, 1957, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970 & 1975) 8 (1953², 1955, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969 & 1975) 9 (1953¹, 1953², 1955, 1956, 1957, 1963, 1966, 1969, & 1970) 3 (1956, 1970 & 1975)
CONMEBOL 4 (1953¹, 1953², 1955 & 1963) 5 (1952, 1953¹, 1956, 1957 & 1970) 3 (1952, 1967 & 1975) 4 (1952, 1953², 1955 & 1957)

City of Caracas Trophy[edit]

Year Winner Country
1963 São Paulo FC  Brazil
1965 Benfica  Portugal
1966 Valencia CF  Spain
1967 Athletic de Bilbao  Spain
1969 Spartak Trnava  Czechoslovakia
1970 Vitória Setúbal  Portugal
1975 East Germany  East Germany

European-America Tournament[edit]

Year Winner Country
2005 Feyenoord  Netherlands

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b There were 2 tournaments played in the same year; none was held in the next calendar year, 1954.