The ‘Aldao Cup’ clashes between the argentinian and uruguayan league champions ignited the idea of organizing a continental club competition back in the 30. In 1948, it took place the most specific precedent: the ‘Champions Cup’, organized by Colo-Colo of Chile and played by last season champions from each country.
It was not until 1958 when the rules of the competition, which began in 1960 with the name ‘America Champions Cup’ were established. In 1965 it adopted the present name to honour the heroes of South American history.
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