Conmebol held the draw for the groups of Libertadores Cups e Sul-Americana on this Monday night. Owner of two titles of the main continental tournament, the Brazilian Luiz Felipe Scolari was honored in the headquarters of the entity, located in the Paraguayan city of Luque.
Winner of the 1995 editions (Guild) e 1999 (palm trees) of the Copa Libertadores, Felipão took the stage before the start of the draw for the Libertadores keys. From the hands of Alejandro Dominguez, president of Conmebol, he received a replica of the tournament trophy.
“When we started, one of our pillars was to recognize those who made the history of South American football. It is an honor to have this time to recognize them and to have the teacher here. We want to deliver a replica of the Copa Libertadores”, said the Conmebol official .
— Athletico Paranaense (@AthleticoPR) March 28, 2023
Felipão still took runner-up in the 2000 editions (Palmeiras lost Boca Juniors) e 2022 (Athletico-PR lost from Flamengo). With a total of four finals, he is the record holder among Brazilian coaches, ahead of Telê Santana and Renato Gaúcho.
In addition to the replica of the Libertadores trophy, Felipão also won a copy of the Copa Libertadores cup from Alejandro Dominguez. world Cupsince he commanded the Brazilian Team in his last triumph, achieved in the edition disputed in South Korea and Japan 2002.
For Athletico-PR, Felipão ended his long career as a coach at the end of last year and currently serves as technical director of the team from Paraná. Former midfielder Mauro Silva, four-time champion with the national team, and Uruguayan Diego Lugano, winner of the Libertadores Cup for São Paulo (2005), participated in the draw.
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