1961 Campeonato Paulista

The 1961 Campeonato Paulista da Divisão Especial,[1] organized by the Federação Paulista de Futebol, was the 60th season of São Paulo's top professional football league. Santos won the title for the 6th time. Portuguesa Santista was relegated and the top scorer was Santos's Pelé with 47 goals.[1][2]

Campeonato Paulista – Série A1
Season1961
ChampionsSantos
RelegatedPortuguesa Santista
Taça BrasilSantos
Matches played240
Goals scored878 (3.66 per match)
Top goalscorerPelé (Santos) – 47 goals
Biggest home winSantos 10-1 Juventus (September 6, 1961)
Biggest away winNoroeste 1-7 Santos (August 13, 1961)
Highest scoringSantos 10-1 Juventus (September 6, 1961)
1960
1962

ChampionshipEdit

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

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Santos 30 25 3 2 113 33 +80 53 Champions
2 Palmeiras 30 22 6 2 82 29 +53 50
3 São Paulo 30 18 5 7 73 40 +33 41
4 Portuguesa 30 19 2 9 77 56 +21 40
5 Ferroviária 30 15 8 7 65 45 +20 38
6 Guarani 30 15 3 12 53 42 +11 33
7 Corinthians 30 12 9 9 49 48 +1 33
8 Botafogo 30 10 7 13 38 57 −19 27
9 Comercial 30 10 6 14 38 45 −7 26
10 Esportiva de Guaratinguetá 30 10 4 16 43 64 −21 24
11 XV de Piracicaba 30 9 6 15 49 71 −22 24
12 Juventus 30 10 1 19 35 74 −39 21
13 Taubaté 30 7 6 17 39 62 −23 20
14 Noroeste 30 6 7 17 50 74 −24 19
15 Jabaquara 30 8 3 19 43 69 −26 19
16 Portuguesa Santista 30 5 2 23 31 69 −38 12 Relegated
Updated to match(es) played on December 17, 1961. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) wins; 4) number of goals scored.

Top ScoresEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Pelé Santos 47
2 Peixinho Ferroviaría 26
3 Pepe Santos 24
4 Coutinho Santos 20
5 Vavá Palmeiras 19
6 Baiano São Paulo 15
7 Toninho Guerreiro Noroeste 14
8 Rafael Corinthians 13
Osvaldo Ponte Aérea Guaraní
10 Geraldo José Palmeiras 12
Parada Ferroviaría
Benê São Paulo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Futebolnacional.com.br – Championship of Sao Paulo 1961". Archived from the original on November 6, 2017. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "RSSSF – Championship of Sao Paulo 1961". Retrieved May 19, 2019.