1959 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

The 1959 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (officially the 1959 Taça Brasil) was the 1st edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. It began on August 23, 1959, and ended on March 29, 1960, in a tie-break match played in Rio de Janeiro, won by Bahia.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season1959
ChampionsBahia
1st Taça Brasil title
1st Brazilian title
Copa Libertadores
de América
Bahia
Matches played36
Goals scored103 (2.86 per match)
1960

FormatEdit

The competition was a single elimination knockout tournament featuring two-legged ties, with a Tie-Breaker if the sides were tied on points (however, if the tie-break was a draw, the aggregate score of the first two legs was used to determine the winner).

TeamsEdit

16 State Champions qualified for the tournament:

Team Home city Qualification method
  ABC Natal 1958 Campeonato Potiguar champions
  Atlético Mineiro Belo Horizonte 1958 Campeonato Mineiro champions
  Atlético Paranaense Curitiba 1958 Campeonato Paranaense champions
  Auto Esporte Clube João Pessoa 1958 Campeonato Paraibano champions
  Bahia Salvador 1958 Campeonato Baiano champions
  Ceará Fortaleza 1958 Campeonato Cearense champions
  CSA Maceió 1958 Campeonato Alagoano champions
  Ferroviário São Luís 1958 Campeonato Maranhense champions
  Grêmio Porto Alegre 1958 Campeonato Gaúcho champions
  Hercíllo Luz Tubarão 1958 Campeonato Catarinense champions
  Manufatora Niterói 1958 Campeonato Fluminense champions
  Rio Branco Vitória 1958 Campeonato Capixaba champions
  Santos Santos 1958 Campeonato Paulista champions
  Sport Recife Recife 1958 Campeonato Pernambucano champions
  Tuna Luso Belém 1958 Campeonato Paraense champions
  Vasco da Gama Rio de Janeiro 1958 Campeonato Carioca champions

Northern ZoneEdit

Northeastern GroupEdit

Semi-Finals Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg Tie-break
ABC 2 : 2 Ceará 1 - 1 0 - 0 1 - 2
CSA 0 : 4 Bahia 0 - 2 0 - 5
Final Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg Tie-break
Ceará 2 : 2 Bahia 0 - 0 2 - 2 1 - 2

Northern GroupEdit

Semi-Finals Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg Tie-break
Tuna Luso 2 : 2 Ferroviário 3 - 1 1 - 3 1 - 0
Auto Esporte Clube 0 : 4 Sport Recife 0 - 3 2 - 5
Final Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Tuna Luso 1 : 3 Sport Recife 2 - 2 1 - 3

Northern Zone FinalEdit

Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg Tie-break
Bahia 2 : 2 Sport Recife 3 - 2 0 - 6 2 - 0

Southern ZoneEdit

Southern GroupEdit

Semi-Finals Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlético-PR 4 : 0 Hercíllo Luz 2 - 1 1 - 0
Grêmio w / o Bye
Final Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Grêmio 4 : 0 Atlético-PR 1 - 0 1 - 0

Eastern GroupEdit

Semi-Finals Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Rio Branco-ES 4 : 0 Manufatora 3 - 0 1 - 0
Atlético Mineiro w / o Bye
Final Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Rio Branco-ES 1 : 3 Atlético Mineiro 2 - 2 1 - 2

Southern Zone FinalEdit

Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlético Mineiro 0 : 4 Grêmio 1 - 4 0 - 1

National Semi-FinalsEdit

Santos and Vasco da Gama entered at this point.

Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg Tie-break
Santos 3 : 1 Grêmio 4 - 1 0 - 0
Vasco da Gama 2 : 2 Bahia 0 - 1 2 - 1 0 - 1

National FinalEdit

Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg Tie-break
Santos 2 : 2 Bahia 2 - 3 2 - 0 1 - 3

The tie-break was played in Maracanã Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, on March 29, 1960. Bahia: Nadinho; Beto, Henrique, Flávio and Neizinho; Vicente and Mário; Marito, Alencar, Léo and Biriba. Santos: Lalá; Getúlio, Mauro Ramos de Oliveira, Formiga and Zé Carlos; Zito and Mário; Dorval, Pagão (Tite), Coutinho and Pepe. Goals: Vicente, Léo and Alencar (Bahia) and Coutinho (Santos) Expulsions: Getúlio, Formiga and Dorval. Referee: Frederico Lopes, assisted by Airton Vieira de Morais (named "Sansão") and Wilson Lopes de Souza.

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