Chilean Octagonal Tournament (Soccer) 1968

Final Table

Santos (Brazil) (C)760122712
East Germany742122`1410
Universidad Catolica (Chile)7502171510
Vasas Varga (Hungary)732213148
Universidad de Chile71249154
Colo Colo (Chile)71159183
Racing Club (Argentina)70256132
Chilean Octagonal Tournament (Soccer) Final Table 1968 [Reference: 1]

Results Grid

East Germany1-3xxx2-03-32-25-25-24-2
Universidad Catolica1-40-2xxx4-34-12-14-32-1
Vasas Varga0-43-33-4xxx3-12-11-01-1
Universidad de Chile2-12-51-21-20-2xxx2-21-1
Colo Colo1-42-53-40-10-22-2xxx1-0
Racing Club1-22-41-21-10-21-10-1xxx
Chilean Octagonal Tournament (Soccer) Results Grid 1968 [Reference: 1]


Santos, best remembered in 1960s soccer as Pele’s Club, won the Chilean Octagonal Tournament, a significant achievement, as the tournament included the National Teams of Czechoslovakia and East Germany. Santos won all their games with the exception of a 1-2 loss to Universidad de Chile. Included in the victories was a 3-1 win over East Germany and a 4-1 win over Czechoslovakia. East Germany finished second, and Universidad Catolica (Chile) third.

Other notable players were Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas, playing for Vasas in the Octagonal Tournament, who was one of the stars of the great Hungary team that finished runners-up in the World Cup in 1958, and who also shone in England in 1966. Another star was Czechoslovakian sensation Masopust, at the special request of the Chilean organisers, on account of the role he played in guiding Czechoslovakia to the Final of the 1962 World Cup in Chile.



[4] Gordon, Jeffery (1992) “Despite Racing, are Santos still top?” World Soccer. May 1968. pg. 21.


Thanks to Martin Slattery.

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