The Editor’s Cup She reached her last resort and on Wednesday Santos knocked out Boca with a 3-0 class and strength, leaving Xeneize and his elimination without chances to claim the seventh crown in this edition. How does the historical calendar of champions continue to be the most important tournament on the continent?
Independent champion of the 1984 Libertadores Cup.
The person who breathes the highest and remains the cup winner is Independiente. Rojo, who raised him for the last time in 1984, has seven Olympic laps (1964, 1965, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975; previous). Only those from Russo were on the verge of a new definition (he has 11 in total) and with six titles he is the only goalkeeper on the field.
Boca won the cup for the last time in 2007.
Pinarol (which it has not won since 1987) continues with five and is succeeded by River and Estudiantes de la Plata, both with four. It should be noted that Santos could reach that number if he wins the final match scheduled for Saturday 30 January in Maracana. If not, then three will remain with him, an amount that also keeps San Pablo, Olympia, Gremio and Nacional.
River reached the final in three of the last five editions.
Internacional, Flamengo, Cruzeiro and Atlético Nacional continue the prestigious arrangement with two crowns, a place Palmeiras could reach if he were the one to win the much-anticipated final (this would be his fourth definition and at the moment he won only in 1999). There are ten teams left that can boast of the Libertadores title on their record (Argentinos Juniors, San Lorenzo, Racing, Feliz, Corinthians, Atlético Mineiro, Vasco da Gama, Colo Colo, Liga de Quito and Lance Caldas).
With the final confirmation between Peixe and Verdao, This will be the third time in the history of a competition organized by CONMEBOL that two Brazilians will decide the champion. The first was in 2005, when San Pablo defeated Atlético Paranaense 5-1 on aggregate. A year later, the Tricolor team lost to Inter de Porto Alegre 4-3 in the series.
Inter won the final match between the Brazilian teams in 2006.
Of the versions between 2010 and 2020, Brazil had seven Libertadores winners, Argentina won three (twice over Milo de Gallardo) and the rest were from Colombian side (Atlético Nacional). Despite a positive decade the Brazilians have been through, in terms of countries having played 19 Olympic rounds, they are still relegated by the Albicelists, who have won 25 competitions (with 12 runners-up). Uruguay closes the podium with eight.
Libertadores heroes year after year. (Libertadores)