Club Records in Copa Libertadores


Wins (56)

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 Cruzeiro (Belo Horizonte)
 2 Grêmio (Porto Alegre)
 2 Internacional (Porto Alegre)

 1 Argentinos Juniors (Buenos Aires)
 1 Atlético Mineiro (Belo Horizonte)
 1 Atlético Nacional (Medellín)
 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 2016 tournament

43 Peñarol                      ( 5- 5-10- 4- 4-15)
43 Nacional (Montevideo)        ( 3- 3- 7- 5-14-11)

38 Olimpia                      ( 3- 4- 5- 2- 3-21)
38 Cerro Porteño                ( 0- 0- 6- 3- 9-20)

32 River Plate                  ( 3- 2-11- 4- 4- 8)
32 Sporting Cristal             ( 0- 1- 0- 3- 3-25)

31 Colo Colo                    ( 1- 1- 3- 0- 7-19)
31 Bolívar                      ( 0- 0- 2- 4- 7-18)

28 Universitario (Lima)         ( 0- 1- 3- 2- 7-15)

26 Boca Juniors                 ( 6- 4- 5- 4- 3- 4)

25 Emelec (Guayaquil)           ( 0- 0- 1- 3- 5-16)

24 Universidad Católica         ( 0- 1- 4- 4- 5-10)
24 Alianza (Lima)               ( 0- 0- 2- 0- 3-19)

23 Barcelona (Guayaquil)        ( 0- 2- 5- 2- 2-12)
23 El Nacional (Quito)          ( 0- 0- 1- 0- 5-17)

22 The Strongest                ( 0- 0- 0- 0- 3-19)

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)

20 Deportivo Cali               ( 0- 2- 2- 2- 1-13)
20 Táchira (San Cristóbal)      ( 0- 0- 0- 1- 3-16)
20 Oriente Petrolero            ( 0- 0- 0- 1- 2-17)

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

18 São Paulo                    ( 3- 3- 4- 2- 3- 3)
18 Atlético Nacional (Medellín) ( 1- 2- 2- 2- 5- 6)

17 LDU (Quito)                  ( 1- 0- 2- 2- 5- 7)
17 Caracas FC                   ( 0- 0- 0- 1- 2-14)

16 Grêmio (Porto Alegre)        ( 2- 2- 3- 3- 4- 2)
16 Palmeiras (São Paulo)        ( 1- 3- 2- 2- 4- 4)
16 Jorge Wilstermann            ( 0- 0- 1- 0- 1-14)

15 Cruzeiro (Belo Horizonte)    ( 2- 2- 2- 4- 5- 0)
15 Vélez Sarsfield (Bs. Aires)  ( 1- 0- 2- 4- 5- 3)
15 Millonarios (Bogotá)         ( 0- 0- 3- 2- 1- 9)
15 Libertad (Asunción)          ( 0- 0- 2- 4- 1- 8)
15 Guaraní (Asunción)           ( 0- 0- 2- 2- 1-10)

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 San Lorenzo de Almagro       ( 1- 0- 3- 3- 0- 7)
14 Defensor Sporting (M'video)  ( 0- 0- 1- 2- 4- 7)

13 Estudiantes (La Plata)       ( 4- 1- 1- 2- 3- 2)
13 Corinthians (Belo Horizonte) ( 1- 0- 1- 2- 7- 2)
13 Cobreloa (Calama)            ( 0- 2- 1- 2- 3- 5)

12 Santos                       ( 3- 1- 4- 3- 0- 1)
12 Flamengo                     ( 1- 0- 2- 3- 2- 4)
12 Junior (Barranquilla)        ( 0- 0- 1- 1- 4- 6)

11 Internacional (Porto Alegre) ( 2- 1- 3- 0- 2- 3)
11 Unión Española (Santiago)    ( 0- 1- 1- 1- 2- 6)
11 Rosario Central              ( 0- 0- 2- 1- 2- 6)

10 Indep. Santa Fe (Bogotá)     ( 0- 0- 2- 1- 1- 6)
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)

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

25 Sporting Cristal

21 Olimpia

20 Cerro Porteño

19 Alianza (Lima)
19 Colo Colo
19 The Strongest

18 Bolívar

17 El Nacional
17 Oriente Petrolero

16 Emelec
16 Táchira (San Cristóbal)

15 Peñarol
15 Universidad de Chile
15 Universitario (Lima)

14 Caracas FC
14 Jorge Wilstermann

13 Deportivo Cali

12 Barcelona (Guayaquil)

11 Nacional (Montevideo)

10 Guaraní (Asunción)
10 Universidad Católica

 9 Deportivo Galicia [in 9 participations]
 9 Millonarios (Bogotá)

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

 8 Deportivo Quito
 8 Libertad (Asunción)
 8 River Plate

 7 Deportivo Italia
 7 Defensor Sporting
 7 LDU (Quito)    
 7 Portuguesa (Acarigua)
 7 San Lorenzo de Almagro (Buenos Aires)

 6 Atlético Junior (Barranquilla)
 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 Union Española
 
 5 Bella Vista
 5 Cienciano
 5 Cobreloa (Calama)
 5 Deportes Tolima (Ibagué)
 5 Mineros de Guayana (Puerto Ordaz)
 5 San José (Oruro)
 5 Sol de América
 5 Wanderers (Montevideo)

 4 América (Cali)      
 4 Boca Juniors
 4 Flamengo (Rio de Janeiro)
 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]


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