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Primera Copa Intercontinental

60 years since the first Intercontinental Cup


NEWS | 04/09/2020

Real Madrid picked up their first world champions crown against Peñarol in 1960.
On 4 September 1960, Real Madrid got their hands on their first ever Intercontinental Cup, beating Peñarol de Montevideo. In the inaugural edition of the tournament, the Whites got the better of the Copa Libertadores champions in a two-legged tie. The first game was held in Uruguay and ended 0-0.

The return clash took place at the Bernabéu and Real Madrid treated the home fans to a goal fest (5-1). Our team set themselves on the way to victory early on, hitting three inside the first ten minutes. Puskas opened the scoring, netting a brace. Di Stéfano then got in on the act, turning home the Hungarian striker's scuffed shot, before Herrera and Gento put the gloss on the result.
Seven-time world champions
60 years on, Real Madrid boast more world champion titles than any other club. In total, they have won seven Club World Cups, the first three coming under the Intercontinental Cup format.

5-Real Madrid: Domínguez, Marquitos, Santamaría, Pachín, Vidal, Zárraga, Herrera, Del Sol, Di Stéfano, Puskas and Gento.
1-Peñarol: Maidana, Pino, William Martínez, Majewski, Salvador, Aguerre, Cubilla, Linazza, Hohberg, Spencer and Borges.

1-0 (min. 3): Puskas.
2-0 (min. 4): Di Stéfano.
3-0 (min. 9): Puskas.
4-0 (min. 44): Herrera.
5-0 (min. 51): Gento.
5-1 (min. 66): Spencer.

Referee: Ken Aston (England).