Name
Copa Libertadores

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Established
1960 (61 years old)

First Recorded Event
2018-08-07

Current Season
2021

API Football ID
3273

Sport
Soccer

Location
Worldwide

Gender
Male

Alternate Names
CONMEBOL Libertadores
Taça Libertadores da América

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US - beIN SPORTS [2019-2022]

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Latest Results
30 Sep 21 Barcelona SC 0 - 2  Flamengo
29 Sep 21 Atletico MG 1 - 1  Palmeiras
23 Sep 21 Flamengo 2 - 0  Barcelona SC
22 Sep 21 Palmeiras 0 - 0  Atletico MG
20 Aug 21 Barcelona SC 1 - 1  Fluminense
19 Aug 21 Atletico MG 3 - 0  River Plate
18 Aug 21 Flamengo 5 - 1  Club Olimpia
18 Aug 21 Palmeiras 3 - 0  Sao Paulo
13 Aug 21 Fluminense 2 - 2  Barcelona SC
12 Aug 21 River Plate 0 - 1  Atletico MG

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The CONMEBOL Libertadores, also known as the Copa Libertadores de América (Portuguese: Copa Libertadores da América), is an annual international club football competition organized by CONMEBOL since 1960. It is the highest level of competition in South American club football. The tournament is named after the Libertadores (Spanish and Portuguese for liberators), the leaders of the South American wars of independence, so a literal translation of its name into English would be "Liberators of America Cup".

The competition has had several different formats over its lifetime. Initially only the champions of the South American leagues participated. In 1966, the runners-up of the South American leagues began to join. In 1998, Mexican teams were invited to compete, and contested regularly from 2000 until 2017. In 2000 the tournament was expanded from 20 to 32 teams. Today at least four clubs per country compete in the tournament, with Argentina and Brazil having the most representatives (six and seven clubs, respectively). A group stage has always been used but the number of teams per group has varied.

In the present format, the tournament consists of six stages, with the first stage taking place in early February. The six surviving teams from the first stage join 26 teams in the second stage, which consists of eight groups of four teams each. The eight group winners and eight runners-up enter the knockout stages, which end with the final in November or December. The winner of the Copa Libertadores becomes eligible to play in the FIFA Club World Cup and the Recopa Sudamericana.

Independiente of Argentina are the most successful club in the cup's history, having won the tournament seven times. Argentine clubs have accumulated the most victories with 25 wins, while Brazil has the largest number of different winning teams, with 10 clubs having won the title. The cup has been won by 24 different clubs, 13 of them more than once, and six clubs have won two years in a row.

Seasons

2018

2019

2020

2021

Teams

América de Cali
-10

Atlético Junior
-11

Atletico PR
-10

Barcelona SC
-11

Boca Juniors

Bolivar
-10

Club Guaraní
-11

Club Libertad
-10

Club Olimpia
-7

Colo-Colo
-11

Defensa y Justi
-9

Delfin SC
-11

EM Deportivo Bi
-11

Estudiantes de
-11

Flamengo
-2

Independiente d
-11

Independiente Med
-11

Internacional
-4

LDU Quito
-11

Nacional Montev
-9

Palmeiras

Peñarol
-8

Racing Club
-10

River Plate

Santos FC
-5

Sao Paulo
-4

Tigre
-11

Wilstermann
-11

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