1959 Campeonato Profesional

The 1959 Campeonato Profesional (1959 Professional Championship) was the 12th season of Colombia's top-flight football league. 12 teams compete against one another and played each weekend. Millonarios won the league for the 5th time in its history after getting 58 points. Santa Fe, the defending champion, was 8th with 40 points.

Campeonato Profesional
Season1959
ChampionsMillonarios (5th title)
Matches played262
Goals scored914 (3.49 per match)
Top goalscorerFelipe Marino (35)
Biggest home winSanta Fe 8–0 Cúcuta Deportivo
Biggest away winDeportes Tolima 1–5 Millonarios
Deportivo Cali 1–5 Deportivo Pereira
Deportivo Pereira 0–4 Millonarios
Highest scoringAtlético Bucaramanga 6–3 América
Atlético Nacional 7–2 Medellín
Deportes Tolima 6–3 Atlético Bucaramanga
Deportivo Pereira 5–4 Deportes Tolima
1958
1960

BackgroundEdit

Twelve teams competed in the tournament: Deportivo Cali, Independiente Medellín and Unión Magdalena returned, while Atlético Manizales was dissolved.[1] Millonarios won the championship for fifth time.[2]

League systemEdit

Every team played four games against each other team, two at home and two away. Teams received two points for a win and one point for a draw. If two or more teams were tied on points, places were determined by goal difference. The team with the most points is the champion of the league.

TeamsEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Locations of the 1956 Campeonato Profesional teams:
  • 1. Armenia
  • 2. Bogotá
  • 3. Bucaramanga
  • 4. Cali
  • 5. Cúcuta
  • 6. Ibagué
  • 7. Medellín
  • 8. Pereira
  • 9. Santa Marta
Team City Stadium
América Cali Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero
Atlético Bucaramanga Bucaramanga Estadio Alfonso López
Atlético Nacional Medellín Estadio Atanasio Girardot
Atlético Quindío Armenia Estadio San José de Armenia
Cúcuta Deportivo Cúcuta Estadio General Santander
Deportes Tolima Ibagué Estadio 10 de Mayo
Deportivo Cali Cali Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero
Deportivo Pereira Pereira Estadio Alberto Mora Mora
Independiente Medellín Medellín Estadio Atanasio Girardot
Millonarios Bogotá Estadio El Campín
Santa Fe Bogotá Estadio El Campín
Unión Magdalena Santa Marta Estadio Eduardo Santos

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Millonarios (C) 44 22 14 8 85 52 +33 58 1960 Copa Libertadores First Round
2 Independiente Medellín 44 20 12 12 84 65 +19 52
3 Deportivo Cali 44 18 14 12 79 64 +15 50
4 Deportivo Pereira 43 18 10 15 94 91 +3 46
5 Atlético Nacional 43 16 10 17 87 87 0 42
6 Cúcuta Deportivo 44 13 16 15 80 85 −5 42
7 Atlético Bucaramanga 44 15 11 18 69 76 −7 41
8 Santa Fe 42 14 12 16 76 68 +8 40
9 Atlético Quindío 44 13 14 17 60 70 −10 40
10 Unión Magdalena 44 13 12 19 51 72 −21 38
11 Deportes Tolima 44 12 14 18 78 95 −17 38
12 América 44 12 13 19 71 89 −18 37
Source: RSSSF
(C) Champion

ResultsEdit

First turnEdit

Home \ Away AME BUC CAL CUC MAG MED MIL NAC PER QUI SFE TOL
América 2–1 1–2 1–1 6–2 2–4 1–2 3–3 2–2 3–0 1–1 3–1
Atlético Bucaramanga 6–3 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 5–2 3–1 1–0 0–2 2–3
Deportivo Cali 4–1 3–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2
Cúcuta Deportivo 0–1[a] 3–2 3–1 5–3 3–0 2–4 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 4–0
Unión Magdalena 2–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–0 3–1 2–0 0–2 3–1
Independiente Medellín 2–2 0–0 3–1 3–3 1–1 3–0 2–3 5–2 1–0 5–1 2–3
Millonarios 4–1 1–1 0–1 3–3 4–1 1–1 4–1 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–0
Atlético Nacional 2–3 1–1 2–1 2–3 3–3 7–2 0–1 1–4 5–1 3–3 6–1
Deportivo Pereira 4–1 4–2 4–1 2–2 1–0 1–3 2–4 3–1 0–1 2–2 1–1
Atlético Quindío 0–0 1–2 1–2 4–2 0–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–3 1–0[a]
Santa Fe 3–1 4–2 0–2 8–0 4–2 3–0 1–0 1–2 6–1 2–2 2–2
Deportes Tolima 1–2 6–3 2–1 1–3 3–1 1–2 1–5 3–3 1–3 4–3 1–3
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Awarded by walkover

Second turnEdit

Home \ Away AME BUC CAL CUC MAG MED MIL NAC PER QUI SFE TOL
América 3–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–3 1–2 2–2 3–2 3–1 2–2
Atlético Bucaramanga 1–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–4 1–1 2–0 2–1
Deportivo Cali 1–0 1–0 2–1 4–0 0–0 1–2 7–0 1–5 3–1 6–1 3–2
Cúcuta Deportivo 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–3 5–1 1–3 3–2 3–3
Unión Magdalena 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–1
Independiente Medellín 1–1 3–4 3–2 1–1 5–0 2–1 3–0 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–1
Millonarios 5–2 1–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 3–2 3–0 4–3 1–0 2–1
Atlético Nacional 1–0[a] 3–1 4–1 2–1 1–1 0–3 1–1 4–3 0–1 2–0 6–1
Deportivo Pereira 4–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 2–1 0–4 4–2 2–2 2–1 5–4
Atlético Quindío 3–0 2–1 2–1 3–3 4–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–2
Santa Fe 2–2 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 0–3 2–2 [b] [b] 1–1 2–3
Deportes Tolima 3–0 1–1 2–2 3–0 1–0 4–2 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–1
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ Awarded by walkover
  2. ^ a b Matches not played

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Name Club Goals
1   Felipe Marino Cúcuta Deportivo / Independiente Medellín 35
2   Oswaldo Pazzuto Santa Fe 26
3   Eusebio Escobar Deportivo Pereira 25
4   Casimiro Ávalos Deportivo Pereira 24
5   Camilo Cervino Deportivo Cali 22
  Eladio Álvarez Atlético Nacional 22
7   Juan Manuel López Deportivo Cali 21
8   José Giarrizzo Atlético Bucaramanga 20
  Walter Marcolini Millonarios 20
10   Luis Miloc Cúcuta Deportivo 19

Source: RSSSF.com Colombia 1959


 1959 Campeonato Profesional Champion 
Millonarios
Fifth title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2004-12-23. Retrieved 2015-06-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ Ruíz Bonilla, Guillermo (2008). La gran historia del Fútbol Profesional Colombiano. Ediciones Dayscript. p. 12-14; 19. ISBN 978-958-987-1300.

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