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1963 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

The 1963 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (officially the 1963 Taça Brasil) was the 5th edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season1963
ChampionsSantos
3rd Taça Brasil title
3rd Brazilian title
Copa Libertadores
de América
Santos (title holder)
Bahia
Matches played45
Goals scored120 (2.67 per match)
Top goalscorerPelé
1962
1964

Contents

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

20 State Champions qualified for the tournament including, for the first time, the Champions of Goiás and Distrito Federal States.

Team Home city Home ground
  ABC (Natal-RN)
  Atlético Mineiro (Belo Horizonte-MG)
  Bahia (Salvador-BA)
  Botafogo (Rio de Janeiro-GB)
  Campinense (Campina Grande-PB)
  Capelense (Capela-AL)
  Ceará (Fortaleza-CE)
  Confiança (Aracaju-SE)
  Defelê
  Fonseca (Niterói-RJ)
  Grêmio (Porto Alegre-RS)
  Londrina (Londrina-PR)
  Metropol (Criciúma-SC)
  Paysandu (Belém-PA)
  Rio Branco (Vitória-ES)
  Sampaio Corrêa (São Luís-MA)
  Santos (Santos-SP)
  Sport Recife (Recife-PE
  River (Teresina-PI)
  Vila Nova (Goiânia-GO)

Northern ZoneEdit

Northeastern GroupEdit

First Phase Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg Tie-break
Campinense 2 : 2 ABC 2 - 2 0 - 0 4 - 2
Capelense 2 : 2 Confiança 3 - 1 0 - 2 1 - 3
Second Phase Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Confiança 4 : 0 Campinense 2 - 0 4 - 3
Semi-Final Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg Tie-break
Ceará 2 : 2 Confiança 2 - 4 1 - 0 2 - 0
Final Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg Tie-break
Bahia 2 : 2 Ceará 1 - 1 0 - 0 1 - 0

Northern GroupEdit

First Phase Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg Tie-break
Sampaio Corrêa 2 : 2 River 3 - 0 0 - 2 1 - 2
Semi-Final Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
River 0 : 4 Paysandu 1 - 3 0 - 1
Final Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Paysandu 0 : 4 Sport Recife 0 - 1 0 - 2

Northern Zone FinalEdit

Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Sport Recife 1 : 3 Bahia 2 - 2 0 - 1

Southern ZoneEdit

Southern GroupEdit

Semi-Final Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Londrina 0 : 4 Metropol 2 - 3 1 - 2
Final Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Grêmio 3 : 1 Metropol 1 - 1 2 - 0

Central GroupEdit

First Phase Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg Tie-break
Vila Nova 4 : 0 Defelê 2 - 0 3 - 0
Rio Branco 2 : 2 Fonseca 0 - 1 3 - 0 2 - 2
Rio Branco progressed thanks to a better Goal Difference over the first 2 legs.
Semi-Final Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg Tie-break
Rio Branco 2 : 2 Vila Nova 0 - 1 1 - 0 1 - 0
Final Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlético Mineiro 3 : 1 Rio Branco 1 - 0 1 - 1

Southern Zone FinalEdit

Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlético Mineiro 1 : 3 Grêmio 1 - 1 1 - 2

National Semi-FinalsEdit

Botafogo and Santos entered in this stage

Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Bahia 3 : 1 Botafogo 1 - 0 0 - 0
Grêmio 0 : 4 Santos 1 - 3 3 - 4

National FinalEdit

Scores
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Santos 4 : 0 Bahia 6 - 0 2 - 0


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