1997 Intercontinental Cup
Match programme cover
Date2 December 1997
VenueNational Stadium, Tokyo
Man of the MatchAndreas Möller
(Borussia Dortmund)[1]
RefereeJosé García-Aranda (Spain)

The 1997 Intercontinental Cup was an association football match played on 2 December 1997 between Borussia Dortmund, winners of the 1996–97 UEFA Champions League, and Cruzeiro, winners of the 1997 Copa Libertadores. The match was played at the neutral venue of the National Stadium in Tokyo in front of 46,953 fans. Andreas Möller was named as man of the match.[1]


Team Qualification Previous participation (bold indicates winners)
Germany Borussia Dortmund 1996–97 UEFA Champions League winners None
Brazil Cruzeiro 1997 Copa Libertadores winners 1976


The National Stadium in Tokyo hosted the match
The National Stadium in Tokyo hosted the match

Match details

Borussia Dortmund Germany2–0Brazil Cruzeiro
Zorc Goal 34'
Herrlich Goal 85'
Borussia Dortmund
GK 1 Germany Stefan Klos
RB 7 Germany Stefan Reuter Yellow card 54'
CB 27 Austria Wolfgang Feiersinger
CB 5 Brazil Júlio César
LB 17 Germany Jörg Heinrich
DM 4 Germany Steffen Freund
CM 19 Portugal Paulo Sousa
CM 8 Germany Michael Zorc Substituted off 80'
AM 10 Germany Andreas Möller (c) Yellow card 18'
CF 9 Switzerland Stéphane Chapuisat Substituted off 75'
CF 11 Germany Heiko Herrlich Yellow card 83'
GK 12 Germany Wolfgang de Beer
DF 16 Germany Martin Kree
DF 23 Germany Jörg Sauerland
MF 2 Germany Knut Reinhardt
FW 20 Scotland Scott Booth
FW 24 Netherlands Harry Decheiver Substituted in 75'
FW 30 United States Jovan Kirovski Substituted in 80'
Italy Nevio Scala
GK 1 Brazil Dida
RB 2 Brazil Vítor Yellow card 15' Red card 66'
CB 13 Brazil João Carlos
CB 4 Brazil Gonçalves
LB 6 Brazil Elivélton
DM 5 Brazil Fabinho
DM 8 Brazil Ricardinho
AM 9 Brazil Cleisson (c)
AM 10 Peru Roberto Palacios Substituted off 64'
CF 7 Brazil Bebeto
CF 11 Brazil Donizete
GK 12 Brazil Jean
DF 14 Brazil Nonato
DF 16 Brazil Alberto
DF 23 Brazil Gelson Baresi
MF 18 Brazil Marcelo Ramos Substituted in 64'
MF 19 Brazil Donizete Amorim
FW 17 Brazil Geovanni
Brazil Nelsinho Baptista

Man of the Match:
Andreas Möller (Borussia Dortmund)[1]

Assistant referees:
Jeon Young-Hyun (South Korea)
Yoshikazu Hiroshima (Japan)
Fourth official:
Masayoshi Okada (Japan)

Match rules

Match Ball

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e "Toyota Cup – Most Valuable Player of the Match Award". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 14 April 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2014.