South American Clubs Who Conquered The World

South American Clubs Who Conquered The World

By Louis Smith.

2000: Corinthians

*Corinthians 0-0 Vasco da Gama (*Corinthians won 4-3 after penalties)

Corinthians were crowned world champions after defeating fellow Brazilians Vasco da Gama in the final on penalties.

Freddy Rincon and Edmundo

14 Jan 2000: Freddy Rincon of Corinthians shakes hands with Edmundo of Vasco da Gama prior to the Final of the World Club Championship played at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Corinthians went on to lift the trophy, winning 4-3 on penalties after extra time had ended goalless. Mandatory Credit: Shaun Botterill /Allsport


2005: São Paulo

São Paulo 1-0 Liverpool

Goalkeeper Rogério Ceni produced a remarkable display to help São Paulo stun Rafael Benítez’s Liverpool.

Rogerio Ceni vs Liverpool


2006: Internacional

Internacional 1-0 Barcelona

A late winner from Adriano Gabiru put Barcelona to the sword sending Internacional fans into delirium.


2012: Corinthians

Corinthians 1-0 Chelsea

A goal from Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero was enough to help Corinthians become world champions for a second time.


*Includes results from the modern era (post-2000) Club World Championship and Club World Cup only.

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