1955 Campeonato Carioca

The 1955 edition of the Campeonato Carioca kicked off on August 7, 1955 and ended on April 4, 1956. It was organized by FMF (Federação Metropolitana de Futebol, or Metropolitan Football Federation). Twelve teams participated. Flamengo won the title for the 13th time. no teams were relegated.[1][2]

Campeonato Carioca
Season1955
ChampionsFlamengo
Matches played150
Goals scored560 (3.73 per match)
Top goalscorerPaulinho (Flamengo) – 23 goals
Biggest home winVasco da Gama 8-0 Madureira (November 6, 1955)
Biggest away winSão Cristóvão 0-5 Bangu (August 14, 1955)
Olaria 0-5 Flamengo (September 25, 1955)
Bangu 1-6 América (February 6, 1956)
Highest scoringBangu 8-1 Madureira (December 18, 1955)
1954
1956

SystemEdit

The tournament would be divided in two stages:[2][1]

  • First phase: The twelve teams all played against each other in a double round-robin format. The six best teams qualified to the Third round (The first and second rounds were part of the First phase). The team with the most points qualified to the Finals.
  • Third round: The remaining six teams all played in a single round-robin format against each other. The team with the most points qualified to the Finals.
  • Finals: The finals would be disputed in a best-of-three-points series. In case the same team won all three rounds, it won the title automatically.

ChampionshipEdit

First phaseEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Flamengo 22 17 2 3 71 24 +47 36 Qualified to Finals
2 Vasco da Gama 22 16 3 3 50 19 +31 35 Qualified to Third round
3 Fluminense 22 14 2 6 44 35 +9 30
4 América 22 13 3 6 54 32 +22 29
5 Bangu 22 12 4 6 53 29 +24 28
6 Bonsucesso 22 11 4 7 33 31 +2 26
7 Botafogo 22 10 3 9 38 33 +5 23
8 Portuguesa 22 6 2 14 32 52 −20 14
9 Olaria 22 5 3 14 32 48 −16 13
10 São Cristóvão 22 4 5 13 25 54 −29 13
11 Canto do Rio 22 3 3 16 33 56 −23 9
12 Madureira 22 3 2 17 24 76 −52 8
Updated to match(es) played on February 5, 1956. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) wins; 4) number of goals scored.

Third roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 América 5 4 1 0 16 6 +10 9 Qualified to Finals
2 Fluminense 5 3 1 1 11 5 +6 7
3 Vasco da Gama 5 3 1 1 12 7 +5 7
4 Flamengo 5 2 0 3 10 11 −1 4
5 Bangu 5 1 1 3 8 15 −7 3
6 Bonsucesso 5 0 0 5 2 15 −13 0
Updated to match(es) played on March 18, 1956. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) wins; 4) number of goals scored.

FinalsEdit

26 March 1956 Final Flamengo 1 – 0 América Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Evaristo   Report Attendance: 79,950
Referee: Frederico Lopes
1 April 1956 Final América 5 – 1 Flamengo Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Ferreira  
Alarcón  
Canário  
Leônidas  
Romeiro  
Report Joel   Attendance: 94,516
Referee: Mário Vianna
4 April 1956 Final Flamengo 4 – 1 América Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Dida         Report Romeiro   Attendance: 139,599
Referee: Mário Vianna

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "RSSSF – Championship of Rio de Janeiro 1955". Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Futebolnacional.com.br – Championship of Rio de Janeiro 1955". Archived from the original on November 7, 2017. Retrieved June 11, 2019.