Club Records in Copa Libertadores


Wins (57)

25 clubs have won the Copa Libertadores:

 7 Independiente (Avellaneda)

 6 Boca Juniors (Buenos Aires)

 5 Peñarol (Montevideo)

 4 Estudiantes (La Plata)

 3 Nacional (Montevideo)
 3 Olimpia (Asunción)
 3 River Plate (Buenos Aires)
 3 Santos
 3 São Paulo

 2 Atlético Nacional (Medellín)
 2 Cruzeiro (Belo Horizonte)
 2 Grêmio (Porto Alegre)
 2 Internacional (Porto Alegre)

 1 Argentinos Juniors (Buenos Aires)
 1 Atlético Mineiro (Belo Horizonte)
 1 Colo Colo (Santiago)
 1 Corinthians (São Paulo)
 1 Flamengo (Rio de Janeiro)
 1 LDU (Quito)
 1 Once Caldas (Manizales)
 1 Palmeiras (São Paulo)
 1 Racing Club (Avellaneda)
 1 San Lorenzo de Almagro (Buenos Aires)
 1 Vasco da Gama (Rio de Janeiro)
 1 Vélez Sarsfield (Buenos Aires)

Final Appearances (114)

42 clubs reached the final of the Copa Libertadores:

10 Boca Juniors (Buenos Aires)
10 Peñarol (Montevideo)

 7 Independiente (Avellaneda) [all won]
 7 Olimpia (Asunción)

 6 Nacional (Montevideo)
 6 São Paulo

 5 Estudiantes (La Plata)
 5 River Plate (Buenos Aires)

 4 América (Cali) [all lost]
 4 Cruzeiro (Belo Horizonte)
 4 Grêmio (Porto Alegre)
 4 Palmeiras (São Paulo)
 4 Santos

 3 Atlético Nacional (Medellín)
 3 Internacional (Porto Alegre)

 2 Barcelona (Guayaquil)
 2 Deportivo Cali
 2 Cobreloa (Calama)
 2 Colo Colo (Santiago)
 2 Newell's Old Boys (Rosario)

 1 Argentinos Juniors (Buenos Aires)
 1 Atlético Mineiro (Belo Horizonte)
 1 Atlético Paranaense (Curitiba)
 1 Corinthians (São Paulo)
 1 Cruz Azul (Cd. de México)
 1 Flamengo (Rio de Janeiro)
 1 Fluminense (Rio de Janeiro)
 1 Guadalajara
 1 Independiente del Valle (Sangolqui)
 1 LDU (Quito)
 1 Nacional (Asunción)
 1 Once Caldas (Manizales)
 1 Racing Club (Avellaneda)
 1 San Lorenzo de Almagro (Buenos Aires)
 1 São Caetano
 1 Sporting Cristal (Lima)
 1 Tigres UANL (Monterrey)
 1 Unión Española (Santiago)
 1 Universidad Católica (Santiago)
 1 Universitario (Lima)
 1 Vasco da Gama (Rio de Janeiro)
 1 Vélez Sarsfield (Buenos Aires)

Semifinal Appearances (at least 3)

33 clubs reached the semifinals on at least 3 occasions:

20 Peñarol (Montevideo)

16 River Plate (Buenos Aires)

15 Boca Juniors (Buenos Aires)

13 Nacional (Montevideo)

12 Independiente (Avellaneda)
12 Olimpia (Asunción)

10 América (Cali)
10 São Paulo

 8 Santos

 7 Barcelona (Guayaquil)
 7 Grêmio (Porto Alegre)

 6 Cerro Porteño (Asunción) [all lost]
 6 Cruzeiro (Belo Horizonte)
 6 Estudiantes (La Plata)
 6 Internacional (Porto Alegre)
 6 Palmeiras (São Paulo)

 5 Atlético Nacional (Medellín)
 5 Colo Colo (Santiago)
 5 Universidad Católica (Santiago)

 4 Deportivo Cali
 4 San Lorenzo (Buenos Aires)
 4 Universidad de Chile (Santiago)
 4 Universitario (Lima)

 3 América (Ciudad de México)
 3 Cobreloa (Calama)
 3 Flamengo (Rio de Janeiro)
 3 Grêmio (Porto Alegre)
 3 Guadalajara
 3 LDU (Quito)
 3 Millonarios (Bogotá)
 3 Newell's Old Boys (Rosario)
 3 Racing Club (Avellaneda)
 3 Vélez Sarsfield (Buenos Aires)

Participations (at least 10)

47 clubs participated at least 10 times in the Copa Libertadores:

(between brackets: wins - lost finals - lost semifinals - lost quarterfinals -
                   second round losses - preliminary or first round losses)

NB: numbers in italics indicate ongoing participation in 2017 tournament

44 Peñarol                      ( 5- 5-10- 4- 4-16)
44 Nacional (Montevideo)        ( 3- 3- 7- 5-14-12)

39 Olimpia                      ( 3- 4- 5- 2- 3-22)

38 Cerro Porteño                ( 0- 0- 6- 3- 9-20)

33 River Plate                  ( 3- 2-11- 4- 5- 8)
33 Sporting Cristal             ( 0- 1- 0- 3- 3-26)

32 Colo Colo                    ( 1- 1- 3- 0- 7-20)

31 Bolívar                      ( 0- 0- 2- 4- 7-18)

29 Universitario (Lima)         ( 0- 1- 3- 2- 7-16)

26 Boca Juniors                 ( 6- 4- 5- 4- 3- 4)
26 Emelec (Guayaquil)           ( 0- 0- 1- 3- 5-17)

25 Universidad Católica         ( 0- 1- 4- 4- 5-11)

24 Barcelona (Guayaquil)        ( 0- 2- 5- 2-  3-12)
24 Alianza (Lima)               ( 0- 0- 2- 0- 3-19)
24 El Nacional (Quito)          ( 0- 0- 1- 0- 5-18)

23 The Strongest                ( 0- 0- 0- 0- 3-20)

NB: The Strongest hold the record of participations (22) for a club never to have
    progressed beyond the second round.

21 Universidad de Chile         ( 0- 0- 4- 0- 2-15)
21 Táchira (San Cristóbal)      ( 0- 0- 0- 1- 3-17)

20 Deportivo Cali               ( 0- 2- 2- 2- 1-13)
20 Oriente Petrolero            ( 0- 0- 0- 1- 2-17)

19 Independiente                ( 7- 0- 5- 2- 1- 4)
19 Atlético Nacional (Medellín) ( 2- 1- 2- 2- 5- 7)
19 América (Cali)               ( 0- 4- 6- 2- 3- 4)

18 São Paulo                    ( 3- 3- 4- 2- 3- 3)

17 Grêmio (Porto Alegre)        ( 2- 2- 3- 3- 4- 2)
17 Palmeiras (São Paulo)        ( 1- 3- 2- 2- 4- 5)
17 LDU (Quito)                  ( 1- 0- 2- 2- 5- 7)
17 Jorge Wilstermann            ( 0- 0- 1- 0- 1-15)
17 Caracas FC                   ( 0- 0- 0- 1- 2-14)

16 Millonarios (Bogotá)         ( 0- 0- 3- 2- 1-10)
16 Libertad (Asunción)          ( 0- 0- 2- 4- 1- 9)
16 Guaraní (Asunción)           ( 0- 0- 2- 2- 1-11)

15 Cruzeiro (Belo Horizonte)    ( 2- 2- 2- 4- 5- 0)
15 San Lorenzo de Almagro       ( 1- 0- 3- 3- 1- 7)
15 Vélez Sarsfield (Bs. Aires)  ( 1- 0- 2- 4- 5- 3)

NB: Cruzeiro hold the record of participations (15) for a club never to have been
    eliminated in the first or preliminary round of the competition.

14 Estudiantes (La Plata)       ( 4- 1- 1- 2- 3- 3)
14 Defensor Sporting (M'video)  ( 0- 0- 1- 2- 4- 7)

13 Santos                       ( 3- 1- 4- 3- 1-1)
13 Flamengo                     ( 1- 0- 2- 3- 2- 5)
13 Corinthians (Belo Horizonte) ( 1- 0- 1- 2- 7- 2)
13 Cobreloa (Calama)            ( 0- 2- 1- 2- 3- 5)
13 Junior (Barranquilla)        ( 0- 0- 1- 1- 4- 7)

12 Unión Española (Santiago)    ( 0- 1- 1- 1- 2- 7)

11 Internacional (Porto Alegre) ( 2- 1- 3- 0- 2- 3)
11 Rosario Central              ( 0- 0- 2- 1- 2- 6)
11 Indep. Santa Fe (Bogotá)     ( 0- 0- 2- 1- 1- 7)

10 Deportivo Quito              ( 0- 0- 0- 0- 2- 8)

First Round Eliminations (at least 4)

NB: includes preliminary round eliminations (1998-2003 between Mexican
    and Venezolan teams only, since 2005 affecting all countries)

61 clubs suffered first or preliminary round elimination on at least 4 occasions:

26 Sporting Cristal

22 Olimpia

20 Cerro Porteño
20 Colo Colo

19 Alianza (Lima)
19 The Strongest

18 Bolívar
18 El Nacional

17 Oriente Petrolero
17 Táchira (San Cristóbal)

16 Emelec
16 Universitario (Lima)

15 Peñarol
15 Universidad de Chile

14 Caracas FC
14 Jorge Wilstermann

13 Deportivo Cali

12 Barcelona (Guayaquil)

11 Nacional (Montevideo)
11 Universidad Católica

10 Guaraní (Asunción)
10 Millonarios (Bogotá)

 9 Deportivo Galicia [in 9 participations]
 9 Libertad (Asunción)

NB: Deportivo Galicia hold the record of participations (9) for a club never to have
    progressed beyond the first round.

 8 Deportivo Quito
 8 River Plate

 7 Atlético Junior (Barranquilla)
 7 Deportivo Italia
 7 Defensor Sporting
 7 LDU (Quito)    
 7 Portuguesa (Acarigua)
 7 San Lorenzo de Almagro (Buenos Aires)
 7 Union Española

 6 Atlético Nacional (Medellín)
 6 Blooming
 6 Danubio  
 6 Deportivo Cuenca
 6 Estudiantes (Mérida)
 6 Independiente Santa Fe (Bogotá)
 6 Nacional (Asunción) [in their first 6 participations; in their 7th they reached the final]
 6 Real Potosí [in 6 participations]
 6 Rosario Central
 6 Sport Boys (Callao) [in 6 participations]
 6 Wanderers (Montevideo)
 
 5 Bella Vista
 5 Cienciano
 5 Cobreloa (Calama)
 5 Deportes Tolima (Ibagué)
 5 Flamengo (Rio de Janeiro)
 5 Mineros de Guayana (Puerto Ordaz)
 5 San José (Oruro)
 5 Sol de América

 4 América (Cali)      
 4 Boca Juniors
 4 Independiente (Avellaneda)
 4 Juan Aurich (Chiclayo) [in 4 participations]
 4 Marítimo (Caracas)
 4 Once Caldas (Manizales)
 4 Palmeiras (São Paulo)   
 4 Unión Atlético Maracaibo [in 4 participations]
 4 Zamora (Barinas)[in 4 participations]


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