1962 - Interclub World Champion (Portugal)

By being Champion of the Libertadores Cup of America in the same year, the Santos team guaranteed participation in the most important interclub tournament in the world, and showed in fact, its superiority in the world. In the second game of the grand final, Santos starred in one of the greatest shows in the history of football. Chronicles of the time claim, that it was the greatest performance of King Pelé in his career, where he scored three goals and gave one pass to another, in the middle of Estádio da Luz, in Lisbon.


10/11/1962 – Benfica/POR 2 x 5 Santos

Goals: Pelé at 17min and 27min of the first half; Coutinho at 3min, Pelé in the 20th minute, Pepe at 32min, Eusébio at 41min and Simões in the 44th minute of the second half.

Stadium: Estádio da Luz, in Lisbon, Portugal.

Public: approximately 73,000

Referee: Pierre Schinter (France)

Santos: Gylmar; Olavo, Mauro, Calvet and Dalmo; Zito and Lima; Dorval, Coutinho, Pelé and Pepe. Coach: Lula

Benfica: Costa Pereira; Humberto, Raul and Cruz; Cavem and Jacinto, José Augusto, Santana, Eusebio, Coluna and Simões. Coach: Fernando Riera.

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