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Recopa Sudamericana
Logo south american recopa2.png
Founded 1988
Region South America (CONMEBOL)
Number of teams 2
Current champions Ecuador LDU Quito (1st title)
Most successful club Argentina Boca Juniors (4 titles)
Website Official website

The Recopa Sudamericana (English: South American Winners' Cup, Recopa, or Cup Winners' Cup; Portuguese: Recopa Sul-Americana) is an annual football match-up between the reigning champions of the previous year's Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana. It is analogous to its European counterpart, the UEFA Super Cup.

Since the competition takes place in the mid-summer, it's disputed between the champions of the previous year's forementioned competitions. Because of this, some count the year of the championship by the qualification year rather than that of the competition itself. Thus, CONMEBOL states that Nacional from Uruguay won the first Recopa of 1989, whereas the RSSSF refers to that championship as Recopa 1988.

The current champions are Ecuadorian club LDU Quito, and the most successful team in the competition is Argentinian side Boca Juniors, who have won the trophy four times. The cup has been won by 12 different clubs and won consecutively by two clubs: Boca Juniors in 2006 and São Paulo in 1994.

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History

The tournament has been played since 1989. From 1989 to 1998, the match was played between the reigning champions of Copa Libertadores de America and the defunct Supercopa Sudamericana, which was last disputed in 1997. The 1990 edition was played in Miami, USA. The 1991 edition was not played because Olimpia won both Copa Libertadores and Supercopa Sudamericana.

From 1992 to 1997, the competition was played in Japan. The 1993 edition was played also as part of the Campeonato Brasileiro, between Cruzeiro and São Paulo, due to schedule congestion. The 1994 edition was played between São Paulo and Copa CONMEBOL reigning champion Botafogo, because São Paulo had won both Copa Libertadores and Supercopa. The 1998 edition matches were only played in 1999, also as part of Copa Mercosur, between Cruzeiro and River Plate.

The 2005 Recopa Sudamericana trophy

The competition was not played from 1999 to 2002. The 2003 edition was played in Los Angeles, USA, between the reigning champions of Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana. The 2004 edition was played in Fort Lauderdale, USA. The 2005 edition was again played on a home-and-away basis.

Format

The Recopa is contested over a two-legged tie, usually no more than two weeks apart. The first leg is held at the home field of the Copa Sudamericana champion, and the second leg is played at the home field of the Copa Libertadores champion. The teams accumulate points as per the results of the match (3 for a win, 1 for a draw, 0 for a loss). The team with the most points after both legs wins the Recopa. Ties in points will be broken first by goal difference, then by away goals, and lastly by a penalty shootout after regulation of the second leg.

Finals

Key
Winner after a penalty shoot-out
Winner of the Copa Libertadores
Winner of the Supercopa Sudamericana
Winner of the Copa Sudamericana
Winner of the Copa CONMEBOL
Winner of both Copa Libertadores and Supercopa Sudamericana
Year Winner Score Runner-up Venue(s)
1989
Details
Uruguay Nacional 1–0 Argentina Racing Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
0–0 Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires
Nacional won 4–1 on points
1990
Details
Argentina Boca Juniors 1–0 Colombia Atlético Nacional Miami Orange Bowl, Miami
Boca Juniors won the single final
1991
Details
Paraguay Olimpia none
Olimpia won both Copa Libertadores 1990 and Supercopa Sudamericana 1990. Automatically declared champion.
1992
Details
Chile Colo-Colo 0–0 Brazil Cruzeiro Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe
Colo-Colo won 5–4 in a penalty shootout
1993
Details
Brazil São Paulo 0–0 Brazil Cruzeiro Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo
0–0 Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
2–2 on points, 0–0 on aggregate, São Paulo won 4–2 in a penalty shootout
1994
Details
Brazil São Paulo 3–1 Brazil Botafogo Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe
São Paulo won the single final
1995
Details
Argentina Independiente 1–0 Argentina Vélez Sársfield National Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
Independiente won the single final
1996
Details
Brazil Grêmio 4–1 Argentina Independiente Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe
Grêmio won the single final
1997
Details
Argentina Vélez Sársfield 1–1 Argentina River Plate National Olympic Stadium, Tokyo
Vélez Sársfield won 4–2 in a penalty shootout
1998
Details
Brazil Cruzeiro 2–0 Argentina River Plate Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
3–0 Estadio Antonio V. Liberti, Buenos Aires
Cruzeiro won 6–0 on points
2003
Details
Paraguay Olimpia 2–0 Argentina San Lorenzo Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
Olimpia won the single final
2004
Details
Peru Cienciano 1–1 Argentina Boca Juniors Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale
Cienciano won 4–2 in a penalty shootout
2005
Details
Argentina Boca Juniors 3–1 Colombia Once Caldas Estadio Alberto J. Armando, Buenos Aires
1–2 Estadio Palogrande, Manizales
3–3 on points, Boca Juniors won 4–3 on aggregate
2006
Details
Argentina Boca Juniors 2–1 Brazil São Paulo Estadio Alberto J. Armando, Buenos Aires
2–2 Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo
Boca Juniors won 4–1 on points
2007
Details
Brazil Internacional 1–2 Mexico Pachuca Estadio Hidalgo, Pachuca
4–0 Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
3–3 on points, Internacional won 5–2 on aggregate
2008
Details
Argentina Boca Juniors 1–3 Argentina Arsenal Estadio Juan D. Perón, Avellaneda
2–2 Estadio Alberto J. Armando, Buenos Aires
Boca Juniors won 4–1 on points
2009
Details
Ecuador LDU Quito 1–0 Brazil Internacional Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
3–0 Estadio La Casa Blanca, Quito
LDU Quito won 6–0 on points

Performances

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By club

Team Winners Runners-Up Years Won Years Runner-Up
Argentina Boca Juniors 4 1 (1990, 2005, 2006, 2008) (2004)
Brazil São Paulo 2 1 (1993, 1994) (2006)
Paraguay Olimpia 2 0 (1991, 2003) -
Brazil Cruzeiro 1 2 (1998) (1992, 1993)
Argentina Independiente 1 1 (1995) (1996)
Brazil Internacional 1 1 (2007) (2009)
Argentina Vélez Sarsfield 1 1 (1997) (1995)
Ecuador LDU Quito 1 0 (2009) -
Brazil Grêmio 1 0 (1996) -
Uruguay Nacional 1 0 (1989) -
Peru Cienciano 1 0 (2004) -
Chile Colo-Colo 1 0 (1992) -

By country

Nation Winners Runners-up
 Argentina 6 8
 Brazil 5 5
 Paraguay 2 0
 Ecuador 1 0
 Uruguay 1 0
 Chile 1 0
 Peru 1 0

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