1961 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

The 1961 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (officially the 1961 Taça Brasil) was the 3rd edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. It began on July 12, 1961, and ended on December 27, 1961. Santos were crowned champions after beating Bahia in the final, drawing 1-1 in the home leg before winning 5-1 in the away leg.[1]

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season1961
ChampionsSantos
1st Taça Brasil title
1st Brazilian title
Copa Libertadores
de América
Santos
Matches played38
Goals scored124 (3.26 per match)
Top goalscorerPelé (7 goals)
1960
1962

FormatEdit

The competition was a single elimination knockout tournament featuring two-legged ties, with a Tie-Break (play-off) 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

17 state champions qualified, along with the 1960 Taça Brasil champions, Palmeiras.

Team Home city
  ABC (Natal-RN)
  América-RJ (Rio de Janeiro-GB)
  Bahia (Salvador-BA)
  Campinense (Campina Grande-PB)
  Coritiba (Curitiba-PR)
  Cruzeiro (Belo Horizonte-MG)
  CSA (Maceió-AL)
  Fonseca (Niterói-RJ)
  Fortaleza (Fortaleza-CE)
  Grêmio (Porto Alegre-RS)
  Metropol (Criciúma-SC)
  Moto Clube (São Luís-MA)
  Náutico (Recife-PE)
  Palmeiras (São Paulo-SP)
  Remo (Belém-PA)
  Santa Cruz-SE (Estância-SE)
  Santo Antônio (Vitória-ES)
  Santos (Santos-SP)

Northern ZoneEdit

Northeastern GroupEdit

Semi-Final Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Santa Cruz-SE 0 : 4 Bahia 1 - 3 0 - 2
CSA 0 : 4 Campinense 2 - 3 1 - 2
Final Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Campinense 0 : 4 Bahia 0 - 3 0 - 1

Northern GroupEdit

1st Round Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Fortaleza 3 : 1 ABC 3 - 1 1 - 1
Remo 3 : 1 Moto Club 4 - 0 3 - 3
Final Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg Tie-break
Remo 2 : 2 Fortaleza 1 - 0 1 - 2 0 - 2

Northern Zone FinalEdit

Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Bahia 4 : 0 Fortaleza 2 - 0 3 - 2

Southern ZoneEdit

Southern GroupEdit

Semi-Finals Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg Tie-break
Palmeiras 2 : 2 Coritiba 2 - 0 1 - 3 4 - 1
Metropol 2 : 2 Grêmio 1 - 6 3 - 2 1 - 3
Final Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Grêmio 1 : 3 Palmeiras 0 - 3 1 - 1

Eastern GroupEdit

Semi-Finals Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Santo Antônio 0 : 4 Cruzeiro 1 - 2 1 - 3
Fonseca 1 : 3 América-RJ 0 - 0 0 - 3
Final Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
América-RJ 3 : 1 Cruzeiro 2 - 1 1 - 1

Southern Zone FinalEdit

Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Palmeiras 1 : 3 América-RJ 1 - 1 1 - 2

National Semi-FinalsEdit

Santos and Náutico entered at this stage.

Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg Tie-break
América-RJ 2 : 2 Santos 2 - 6 1 - 0 1 - 6
Náutico 1 : 3 Bahia 0 - 0 0 - 1

National FinalEdit

Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Bahia 1 : 3 Santos 1 - 5 1 - 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Taça Brasil 1961 :: ogol.com.br". www.ogol.com.br (in Breton). Retrieved 2022-06-20.

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