Club Records in Copa Libertadores


Wins (55)

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 Santos
 3 São Paulo

 2 Cruzeiro (Belo Horizonte)
 2 Grêmio (Porto Alegre)
 2 Internacional (Porto Alegre)
 2 River Plate (Buenos Aires)

 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 (110)

40 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)

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

 3 Internacional (Porto Alegre)

 2 Atlético Nacional (Medellín)
 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 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 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)

14 Boca Juniors (Buenos Aires)

13 Nacional (Montevideo)

12 Independiente (Avellaneda)
12 Olimpia (Asunción)

10 América (Cali)

 9 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 Colo Colo (Santiago)
 5 Universidad Católica (Santiago)

 4 Atlético Nacional (Medellín)
 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)

45 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 2015 tournament

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

37 Olimpia                      (3-4-5-2-3-20)
37 Cerro Porteño                (0-0-6-3-8-20)

31 River Plate                  (2-2-12-4-3-8)
31 Sporting Cristal             (0-1-0-3-3-24)

30 Colo Colo                    (1-1-3-0-7-18)
30 Bolívar                      (0-0-2-4-7-17)

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

25 Boca Juniors                 (6-4-4-4-3-4)

24 Universidad Católica         (0-1-4-4-5-10)
24 Alianza (Lima)               (0-0-2-0-3-19)
24 Emelec (Guayaquil)           (0-0-1-3-5-15)

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

21 The Strongest                (0-0-0-0-3-18)

NB: The Strongest hold the record of participations (21) for a club never to have
    progressed beyond the second round.

20 Universidad de Chile         (0-0-4-0-2-14)

19 Independiente                (7-0-5-2-1-4)
19 América (Cali)               (0-4-6-2-3-4)
19 Deportivo Cali               (0-2-2-2-1-12)
19 Oriente Petrolero            (0-0-0-1-2-16)
19 Táchira (San Cristóbal)      (0-0-0-1-2-16)

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

16 LDU (Quito)                  (1-0-2-2-5-6)
16 Jorge Wilstermann            (0-0-1-0-1-14)
16 Caracas FC                   (0-0-0-1-2-13)

15 Grêmio (Porto Alegre)        (2-2-3-3-3-2)
15 Cruzeiro (Belo Horizonte)    (2-2-2-4-5-0)
15 Palmeiras (São Paulo)        (1-3-2-2-4-3)
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)

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 Guaraní (Asunción)           (0-0-2-2-1-9)
14 Defensor Sporting (M'video)  (0-0-1-2-4-7)

13 Estudiantes (La Plata)       (4-1-1-2-3-2)
13 San Lorenzo de Almagro       (1-0-3-3-0-6)
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 Corinthians (Belo Horizonte) (1-0-1-2-6-2)
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)

10 Rosario Central              (0-0-2-0-2-6)
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)

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

24 Sporting Cristal

20 Cerro Porteño
20 Olimpia

19 Alianza (Lima)

18 Colo Colo
18 The Strongest

17 Bolívar
17 El Nacional

16 Oriente Petrolero
16 Táchira (San Cristóbal)

15 Emelec
15 Universitario (Lima)

14 Jorge Wilstermann
14 Peñarol
14 Universidad de Chile

13 Caracas FC

12 Barcelona (Guayaquil)
12 Deportivo Cali

11 Nacional (Montevideo)

10 Universidad Católica

 9 Deportivo Galicia
 9 Guaraní (Asunción)
 9 Millonarios (Bogotá)

 8 Deportivo Quito
 8 Libertad (Asunción)
 8 River Plate

 7 Deportivo Italia
 7 Defensor Sporting
 7 Portuguesa (Acarigua)

 6 Atlético Junior (Barranquilla)
 6 Atlético Nacional (Medellín)
 6 Blooming
 6 Danubio  
 6 Deportivo Cuenca
 6 Estudiantes (Mérida)
 6 LDU (Quito)    
 6 Nacional (Asunción) 
 6 Real Potosí
 6 Rosario Central
 6 San Lorenzo de Almagro (Buenos Aires)
 6 Sport Boys (Callao)
 6 Union Española
 
 5 Bella Vista
 5 Cienciano
 5 Cobreloa (Calama)
 5 Deportes Tolima (Ibagué)
 5 Independiente Santa Fe (Bogotá)
 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)
 4 Marítimo (Caracas)
 4 Once Caldas (Manizales)
 4 Unión Atlético Maracaibo 


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