1959 Campeonato Paulista

The 1959 Campeonato Paulista da Primeira Divisão,[1] organized by the Federação Paulista de Futebol, was the 58th season of São Paulo's top professional football league. Palmeiras won the title for the 13th time. Comercial de São Paulo, Nacional and XV de Jaú were relegated and the top scorer was Santos's Pelé with 46 goals.[1][2]

Campeonato Paulista – Série A1
Season1959
ChampionsPalmeiras
RelegatedComercial de São Paulo
Nacional
XV de Jaú
Taça BrasilPalmeiras
Matches played383
Goals scored1,358 (3.55 per match)
Top goalscorerPelé (Santos) – 46 goals
Biggest home winSantos 12-1 Ponte Preta (November 19, 1959)
Biggest away winPortuguesa Santista 3-9 Portuguesa (October 11, 1959)
Highest scoringSantos 12-1 Ponte Preta (November 19, 1959)
1958
1960

ChampionshipEdit

The championship was disputed in a double-round robin system, with the team with the most points winning the title and the three teams with the fewest points being relegated.[1][2]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Santos 38 30 3 5 151 53 +98 63 Playoffs
2 Palmeiras 38 29 5 4 107 32 +75 63
3 São Paulo 38 22 9 7 79 38 +41 53
4 Ferroviária 38 23 7 8 78 44 +34 53
5 Corinthians 38 23 4 11 75 45 +30 50
6 Portuguesa 38 20 5 13 86 62 +24 45
7 Botafogo 38 12 13 13 61 52 +9 37
8 Taubaté 38 16 5 17 56 70 −14 37
9 Noroeste 38 16 3 19 59 67 −8 35
10 Juventus 38 11 11 16 71 67 +4 33
11 XV de Piracicaba 38 11 10 17 54 69 −15 32
12 Jabaquara 38 12 8 18 50 73 −23 32
13 Guarani 38 12 7 19 57 81 −24 31
14 Comercial de Ribeirão Preto 38 12 7 19 53 77 −24 31
15 Ponte Preta 38 12 7 19 57 86 −29 31
16 América 38 12 6 20 44 78 −34 30
17 Portuguesa Santista 38 12 5 21 54 90 −36 29
18 XV de Jaú 38 11 5 22 48 83 −35 27 Relegated
19 Nacional 38 9 8 21 57 90 −33 26
20 Comercial de São Paulo 38 6 10 22 52 92 −40 22
Updated to match(es) played on December 30, 1959. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) wins; 4) number of goals scored.

PlayoffsEdit

Palmeiras1 – 1Santos
Zequinha   34' Report Pelé   22'
Attendance: 38,262
Referee:   Stefan Walter Glanz
Santos2 – 2Palmeiras
Pepe   25' (pen)   80' (pen) Report Getúlio   34' (o.g.)
Chinesinho   50'
Attendance: 27,652
Referee: Catão Montez Júnior
Palmeiras2 – 1Santos
Julinho Botelho   34'
Romeiro   48'
Report Pelé   14'
Attendance: 37,063
Referee: Anacleto Pietrobon

Top ScoresEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Pelé Santos 46
2 Pepe Santos 41
3 Servílio Portuguesa 34
4 Zague Corinthians 31
5 Coutinho Santos 28
Romeiro Palmeiras
7 Bazzani Ferroviaría 18
8 Américo Murulo Palmeiras 17
9 Carlos César Comercial 15
Julinho Palmeiras
11 Neco São Paulo 14
Zé Carlos Portuguesa

/ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Futebolnacional.com.br – Championship of Sao Paulo 1959". Archived from the original on November 6, 2017. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "RSSSF – Championship of Sao Paulo 1959". Retrieved May 21, 2019.