1959 in Brazilian football

The following article presents a summary of the 1959 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 58th season of competitive football in the country.

Football in Brazil
Season1959
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Taça BrasilEdit

Semifinals

Team #1 Agg Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Santos 4-1 Grêmio 4-1 0-0 -
Vasco da Gama 2-3 Bahia 0-1 2-1 0-1

Final


Santos2–3Bahia

Bahia0–2Santos

Santos1–3Bahia

Bahia declared as the Taça Brasil champions by aggregate score of 5-5.

Torneio Rio-São PauloEdit

Final Standings

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 Santos 13 9 6 1 2 24 16 8
2 Vasco da Gama 12 9 4 4 1 12 6 6
3 Flamengo 11 9 5 1 3 24 15 9
4 Palmeiras 10 9 5 0 4 17 19 -2
5 São Paulo 10 9 4 2 3 23 22 1
6 America-RJ 9 9 4 1 4 19 23 -4
7 Botafogo 8 9 4 0 5 15 16 -1
8 Fluminense 6 9 2 2 5 13 14 -1
9 Corinthians 6 9 2 2 5 10 21 -11
10 Portuguesa 5 9 2 1 6 16 21 -5

Santos declared as the Torneio Rio-São Paulo champions.

State championship championsEdit

State Champion State Champion
Acre Independência Paraíba Estrela do Mar
Alagoas Capelense Paraná Coritiba
Amapá Macapá Pernambuco Santa Cruz
Amazonas Auto Esporte Piauí River
Bahia Bahia Rio de Janeiro Fonseca
Brasília Brasiliense (Núcleo Bandeirante) Rio de Janeiro (DF) Fluminense
Ceará Fortaleza Rio Grande do Norte ABC
Espírito Santo Rio Branco-ES Rio Grande do Sul Grêmio
Goiás Goiânia Rondônia Ypiranga-RO
Maranhão Moto Club Roraima -
Mato Grosso Mixto Santa Catarina Paula Ramos
Mato Grosso do Sul - São Paulo Palmeiras
Minas Gerais Cruzeiro Sergipe Santa Cruz-SE
Pará Paysandu Tocantins -

Other competition championsEdit

Competition Champion
Campeonato Brasileiro de Seleções Estaduais São Paulo

Brazil national teamEdit

The following table lists all the games played by the Brazil national football team in official competitions and friendly matches during 1959.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
March 10, 1959   Peru D 2-2 Didi, Pelé South American Championship
March 15, 1959   Chile W 3-0 Pelé (2), Didi South American Championship
March 21, 1959   Bolivia W 4-2 Paulo Valentim (2), Pelé, Didi South American Championship
March 26, 1959   Uruguay W 3-1 Paulo Valentim (3) South American Championship
March 29, 1959   Paraguay W 4-1 Pelé (3), Chinesinho South American Championship
April 4, 1959   Argentina D 1-1 Pelé South American Championship
May 13, 1959   England W 2-0 Julinho, Henrique Frade International Friendly
May 13, 1959   Chile W 7-0 Pelé (3), Quarentinha (2), Dino Sani, Dorval Bernardo O'Higgins Cup
May 20, 1959   Chile W 1-0 Quarentinha Bernardo O'Higgins Cup
December 5, 1959   Paraguay W 3-2 Paulo (2), Zé de Mello South American Championship
December 12, 1959   Uruguay L 0-3 - South American Championship
December 19, 1959   Ecuador W 3-1 Geraldo, Paulo, Zé de Mello South American Championship
December 22, 1959   Argentina L 1-4 Geraldo South American Championship
December 27, 1959   Ecuador W 2-1 Traçaia, Zé de Mello International Friendly

ReferencesEdit