|Host country Saudi Arabia|
Champions Brazil (1st title)
Fourth place Uruguay
Dates 12 Dec 1997 – 21 Dec 1997
|Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)|
Matches played 16
Top scorer Romário
|Champion Brazil national football team|
Best player Denílson de Oliveira Araújo
Third place Czech Republic national football team
Similar 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, 1995 King Fahd Cup, 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup, 1992 King Fahd Cup, 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup
1997 fifa confederations cup
The 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup was the first Confederations Cup to be organised by FIFA. The tournament had previously been played in 1992 and 1995 as the King Fahd Cup. This edition of the tournament was hosted by Saudi Arabia, as with the previous editions, in December 1997 and was the first to feature representatives from all of the FIFA confederations.
It was won by Brazil, who beat Australia 6–0 in the final. After winning the 1997 tournament, Brazil became the first country to be the reigning champion of both major FIFA tournaments (the World Cup and the Confederations Cup), as well as champion of their respective confederation by winning the 1997 Copa América. This feat has since been accomplished once by France, victorious in the 1998 World Cup, UEFA Euro 2000 and the 2001 World Cup.
1Germany, the UEFA Euro 1996 winner, declined to participate.
2United Arab Emirates was awarded a spot in the competition because Saudi Arabia had won the 1996 AFC Asian Cup.
All matches were played in:
Romário received the Golden Shoe award for scoring seven goals. In total, 52 goals were scored by 32 different players, with only one of them credited as own goal.