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2000 FIFA Club World Championship

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Host country  Brazil
Runners-up  Vasco da Gama
Matches played  14
Dates  5 Jan 2000 – 14 Jan 2000
Third place  Club Necaxa
Attendance  514,000
Venue(s)  2 (in 2 host cities)
Fourth place  Real Madrid
Goals scored  43 (3.07 per match)
Best player  Edílson
Teams  8
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Champion  Sport Club Corinthians Paulista
Similar  2012 FIFA Club World Cup, 2005 FIFA Club World Championship, 2006 FIFA Club World Cup, 1999 Campeonato Brasileiro, 2010 FIFA Club World Cup

The 2000 FIFA Club World Championship was the inaugural FIFA Club World Cup, the world club championship for men's club association football teams. It took place in Brazil from 5 January to 14 January 2000. FIFA, football's international governing body selected Brazil as the host nation on 3 September 1997 as the bid was found to be the strongest among a total of nine candidates. The draw was made at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro on 14 October 1999. All matches were played in Rio de Janeiro's Estádio do Maracanã and São Paulo's Estádio do Morumbi.


Eight teams, two from South America, two from Europe and one each from North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania entered the tournament. The first Club World Cup match took place in São Paulo, and was won by Spanish club Real Madrid, who defeated Saudi club Al-Nassr 3–1. Nicolas Anelka of France scored the first goal in Club World Cup history, while Brazilian champions Corinthians' goalkeeper Dida posted the first official clean sheet in the tournament.

Corinthians and Vasco da Gama each won their respective groups to qualify for the final. In front of a crowd of 73,000, the final finished as a 0–0 draw after extra time. The title was decided by a penalty shoot-out that Corinthians won 4–3. As winners, Corinthians received $6 million in prize money, while Vasco da Gama received $5 million. Necaxa beat Real Madrid in the third-place play-off to claim $4 million. Real Madrid received $3 million, and the other remaining teams were awarded $2.5 million.

Participating teams

The clubs that qualified for the tournament were:


The following venues were used for the tournament:

  • Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
  • Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo
  • Squads

    For a list of the squads at the 2000 FIFA Club World Championship, see 2000 FIFA Club World Championship squads.


    Eight referees were appointed from the six continental confederations, each along with an accompanying assistant referee.


    Matches were played in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The teams were organised in two groups of four teams, with the top team in each group going through to the final and the two second-placed teams contesting a third-place play-off.


    3 goals
  • Nicolas Anelka (Real Madrid)
  • Romário (Vasco da Gama)
  • 2 goals
    1 goal


    2000 FIFA Club World Championship Wikipedia

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