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FIFA Club World Cup 2020 – News – Paulista powerhouses’ prodigious pasts

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FIFA Club World Cup 2020 - News - Paulista powerhouses’ prodigious pasts
  • Palmeiras and Santos conflict in immediately’s Copa Libertadores last
  • We highlight the 2 golf equipment and their rivalry
  • Legends, titles and stats function

The interviews

Interview: Gabriel Menino

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Interview: Marinho

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Libertadores finals

Palmeiras have appeared in 4 Libertadores finals, dropping thrice in 1961, 1968 and 2000. A aspect together with Marcos, Junior Baiano, Roque Junior, Junior, Cesar Sampaio, Zinho, Alex and Paulo Nunes beat Deportivo Cali to raise the trophy in 1999, earlier than dropping a good recreation to Manchester United within the Intercontinental Cup.

Palmeiras additionally received the Copa Rio 1951, the primary intercontinental membership event. The eight-group occasion featured Austria Vienna, Juventus, Nacional and Sporting.

Santos have received three of the 4 finals during which they appeared. They had been triumphant in 1962 and ’63, happening to beat Benfica and AC Milan in again-to-again Intercontinental Cups. Neymar then impressed victory over Penarol within the 2011 last, although Lionel Messi and Barcelona proved an excessive amount of for them within the FIFA Club World Cup™ last.

The inexperienced king and the king of kings

Unlike many golf equipment, Palmeiras and Santos each have an undisputed biggest participant of all time. Pele impressed Santos to 24 titles – together with six Brazilian championships, two Libertadores crowns and two Intercontinental Cups – throughout an incomparable 18-yr profession on the Vila Belmiro.

Curiously, Ademir da Guia – one other of Brazilian soccer’s finest-ever gamers – is little-recognized exterior the nation’s borders due to Pele. ‘The Divine One’, certainly, performed solely 14 instances for Brazil and in just one FIFA World Cup™ match – the third-place playoff at Germany 1974 – as a result of ‘The King’ was thought-about to play in an analogous place.

At membership degree, nonetheless, Ademir dazzled. Despite the presence of a star-stacked Santos, he was the chief of ‘The Academy’, an exhilarating Palmeiras aspect that received six Brazilian championships between 1960 and ’73.

Brazilian championships

Club Titles
Palmeiras 10
Santos 8
Corinthians 7
Sao Paulo 6
Flamengo 6

Legendary gamers


Heitor (1916-31), Oberdan Cattani (1940-54), Jair (1949-55), Julinho (1958-67), Djalma Santos (1959-68), Ademir da Guia (1961-77), Djalma Dias (1962-68), Dudu (1964-75, 1976), Cesar Maluco (1967, 1968-75), Luis Pereira (1968-75, 1981-84), Emerson Leao (1971-78, 1984-85), Leivinha (1971-75), Evair (1991-94, 1999), Cesar Sampaio (1991-94, 1999-2000), Mazinho (1992-94), Marcos (1992-2011), Roberto Carlos (1993-95), Edmundo (1993-95), Rivaldo (1994-96), Alex de Souza (1997-2000), Dudu (since 2015).


Araken Patusca (1923-29, 1935-37), Zito (1952-67), Pepe (1954-69), Dorval (1956-64, 1965-67), Pele (1956-74), Coutinho (1958-68), Mengalvio (1960-69), Gilmar (1961-69), Carlos Alberto Torres (1966-74), Edu (1966-76), Clodoaldo (1966-79), Serginho Chulapa (1983-84, 1986, 1988, 1989-90), Giovanni (1994-96, 2005-06, 2010), Leo (2000-05, 2009-14), Elano (2001-05, 2015-16), Robinho (2002-05, 2014-15, 2020), Neymar (2009-13).

The Clássico da Saudade

Dictionary: Saudade (Brazilian-Portuguese)
A deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic eager for an absent one thing or somebody that one cares for and/or loves.

The fixture’s nickname, which may be very loosely translated as ‘The Nostalgia Derby’, got here as a result of followers missed the exhilarating clashes between the rivals through the Nineteen Sixties, thought-about Brazilian soccer’s epochal peak.

Thirteen members of Brazil’s most up-to-date 18-man squad took to the sphere when Palmeiras confronted Santos in 1960.

Palmeiras, Santos and the World Cup

Both golf equipment have had 24 gamers apiece named in Brazilian FIFA World Cup™ squads. Palmeiras trio Djalma Santos, Zequinha and Vava, and Santos septet Gilmar, Mauro, Zito, Mengalvio, Pepe, Pele and Coutinho, ensured tem of the Seleção’s 22 gamers at Chile 1962 got here from the 2 groups.

Head-to-head deciders

Palmeiras and Santos have met in 4 finals, with the latter profitable three of them: the Campeonato Paulista in 1928 and 1960 and the Copa do Brasil in 2015. O Peixe received the Paulista 2015 decider at O Verdão’s expense.

All 4 finals had been extraordinarily shut, with two going to penalties and one requiring a play-off after two attracts.

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