FIFA Club World Cup
Replacing the old Intercontinental Cup (also known as the Toyota Cup and Worl Club Championship), FIFA's Club World Cup was re-branded so that it could include the champions of Asia, Africa, Oceania and North America alongside the champions of Europe and South America who had previously battled it out alone for the title.
It officially took over from the previous incarnation in 2005 although FIFA had previously dabbled with the idea back in 2000 (remember Man Utd infamously withdrawing from the FA Cup to play in it over in Brazil ?). FIFA decided to keep the previous cup's location and have played the tournament in Yokohama, Japan, but from 2009 a bidding process will take place to host the competition.
List of Winners
|2011||Barcelona (SPA)||Santos (BRA)||4 - 0||Messi (Barcelona)|
|2010||Inter Milan (ITA)||TP Mazembe (CONGO)||3 - 0||Eto'o (Inter Milan)||(2)|
|2009||Barcelona (SPA)||Estudiantes (ARG)||2 - 1 (aet)||Messi (Barcelona)|
|2008||Manchester Utd (ENG)||LDU Quito (ECU)||1 - 0||Rooney (Man Utd)|
|2007||AC Milan (ITA)||Boca Juniors (ARG)||4 - 2||Kaka (AC Milan)|
|2006||Internacional (BRA)||Barcelona (SPA)||1 - 0||Deco (Barcelona)|
|2005||Sao Paulo FC (BRA)||Liverpool (ENG)||1 - 0||Rogerio Ceni (Sao Paulo)|
|2000||Corinthians (BRA)||Vasco da Gama (BRA)||0 - 0 (aet)||4-3||Edilson (Corinthians)||(1)|
- (1) FIFA invited 8 teams, with Corinthians (hosts) and Real Madrid (Intercontinental Cup holders) joining the winners of each continental federation.
- (2) Congolese team TP Mazembe became the first non-European or South American team to reach the final in 2010 when they defeated Brazil's Internacional 2:0 having already surprised the footballing world by defeating Mexico's C.F. Pachuca in the quarter finals. Their run came to end when they lost 3:0 to Inter Milan in the final.
Number of Titles
|1||Sao Paulo FC||2005|
Most Successful Nations
|Total Number of Titles||Nation|
Most Successful Continent
|Total Number of Titles||Continent (Federation)|
|3||South America (CONMEBOL)|