1956 Small Club World Cup

The 1956 Small Club World Cup was the fifth edition of the Small Club World Cup, a tournament held in Venezuela between 1952 and 1957, and in 1963 and in 1965. It was played by four participants, 3 from Europe and 1 from South America in double round robin format,[1] and featured players like Alfredo Di Stéfano, Héctor Rial, Francisco Gento, Miguel Muñoz for Real Madrid, Uruguayan Alcides Ghiggia for Roma, Vavá for Vasco da Gama, Hernâni Silva, and Virgílio Mendes for Porto. This was Di Stéfano's second participation and trophy and his first with Real Madrid.[2]

1956 Small Club World Cup
Tournament details
Host countryVenezuela
Dates30 June – 19 July
Teams4 (from 2 associations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
ChampionsSpain Real Madrid (2nd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played12
Goals scored37 (3.08 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Alfredo Di Stéfano
Brazil Vavá
Brazil Sabará
(4 goals each)
1955
1957

Real Madrid crowned champion of the competition, achieving their second Small World Cup trophy, while Argentine Alfredo Di Stéfano and Brazilians Vavá and Sabará, were the topscorers with 4 goals each.[1]

ParticipantsEdit

  Porto Champion of 1955–56 Primeira Divisão
  Real Madrid 3rd. in 1955–56 La Liga and champion of 1955–56 European Cup
  Roma 6th. in 1955–56 Serie A
  Vasco da Gama Runner-up in 1955 Campeonato Carioca

MatchesEdit

Porto  1–1  Roma
Texeira   22' Report Nyers   58'
Referee: Benito Jackson (Venezuela)

Real Madrid  5–2  Vasco da Gama
Joseíto   15'
Marzal   32'
Rial   37'
Di Stéfano   50', 57'
Report Laerte   4'
Vavá   40'
Referee: Lires López (Argentina)

Vasco da Gama  3–0  Porto
Sabará   5'
Vavá   28', 65'
Report
Referee: Héctor Osorio (Venezuela)

Roma  2–1  Real Madrid
Giuliano   10', 38' Report Rial   20'
Referee: Lires López (Argentina)

Vasco da Gama  3–1  Roma
Vavá   55'
Sabará   64'
Astolfo   69'
Report Costa   80'
Referee: Benito Jackson (Venezuela)

Real Madrid  2–1  Porto
Rial   34'
Joseíto   80'
Report Teixeira   27'
Referee: Lires López (Argentina)

Porto  1–0  Vasco da Gama
Hermani   42' Report
Referee: Isidoro Trapote (Venezuela)

Real Madrid  2–1  Roma
Lojodice   10', 20' Report Di Stéfano   66'
Referee: Lires López (Argentina)

Vasco da Gama  2–1  Roma
Laerte   10'
Vavá   30'
Report Barbolini   55'
Referee: Isidoro Trapote (Venezuela)

Real Madrid  2–1  Porto
Rial   10'
Marzal   50'
Report Hernani   36'
Referee: Isidoro Trapote (Venezuela)

Porto  1–0  Roma
Jaburu   49' Report
Referee: Isidoro Trapote (Venezuela)

Vasco da Gama  2–2  Real Madrid
Sabará   52', 71' Report Darío   61' (o.g.)
Rial   70'
Referee: Isidoro Trapote (Venezuela)

Vasco da Gama  2–0  Real Madrid
Walter   42'
Artoff   55'
Report

Final standingsEdit

Team Pts P W L D GF GA GD
  Real Madrid 9 6 4 1 1 14 9 5
  Vasco da Gama 7 6 3 2 1 12 10 2
  Porto 5 6 2 3 1 5 8 -3
  Roma 3 6 1 4 1 6 10 -4

TopscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1
  Alfredo Di Stéfano   Real Madrid
4
  Vavá   Vasco da Gama
  Sabará   Vasco da Gama

ChampionEdit

1955 Small Club World Cup
 
Real Madrid
2nd. title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Pequeña Copa del Mundo 1956 (Caracas-Venezuela)- match details by Djalma Vasconcelos on the RSSSF
  2. ^ 5ta. Pequeña Copa del Mundo by Elizier Pérez on Fútbol de Venezuela (archived, 8 Dec 2013)