What is the Copa Libertadores?

What is the Copa Libertadores?

The Copa Libertadores occupies an important space in South American culture. The folklore, fanfare, and organization of many competitions around the world owe its aspects to the Libertadores .

What does CONMEBOL Libertadores mean?

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.

Who won the Copa Libertadores in 1991?

Olimpia reached the 1991 Copa Libertadores finals, once again, defeating Atlético Nacional in the semifinals and facing Colo-Colo of Chile in the final. Led by Yugoslavian coach Mirko Jozić, the Chilean squad beat the defending champion 3–0.

Who has won the Copa Libertadores the most times?

The winner of the Copa Libertadores becomes eligible to play in the FIFA Club World Cup and the Recopa Sudamericana. Independiente of Argentina is the most successful club in the cup’s history, having won the tournament seven times.

What ball is used in the Copa Libertadores?

Nike supplies the official match ball since 2003, as they do for all other CONMEBOL competitions. The current match ball for the Copa Libertadores is the Merlin Libertadores. It is one of the many balls produced by the American sports equipment maker for CONMEBOL, replacing the Ordem 4 ball used during 2017.

Where to watch the Copa Libertadores?

Matches are broadcast in over 135 countries, with commentary in more than 30 languages, and thus the Copa is often considered one of the most watched sports events on TV; Fox Sports, for example, reaches more than 25 million households in the Americas. Movistar+ broadcasts live Copa Libertadores matches in Spain.

Who sponsors the Copa Libertadores 2019?

^ “beIN SPORTS Wins Exclusive Broadcast Rights to Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana and Recopa Sudamericana”. AP News. January 18, 2019. ^ “Bridgestone succeeds Santander as Copa Libertadores title sponsor”.

Where is the Copa Libertadores trophy made?

The tournament shares its name with the trophy, also called the Copa Libertadores or simply la Copa, which is awarded to the Copa Libertadores winner. It was designed by goldsmith Alberto de Gasperi, an Italian-born immigrant to Peru, in Camusso Jewelry in Lima at the behest of CONMEBOL.