1968 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa)

The 1968 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (officially the 1968 Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa) was the 11th edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. It began on August 24 and ended on December 10. Santos won the championship, the 6th national title of the club at 9 years of tournament contention. Pelé won the title with Santos, which was the 6th and last Brazilian title he conquered.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season1968
Dates24 August - 10 December
ChampionsSantos
1st TRGP title
6th Brazilian title
Matches played142
Goals scored361 (2.54 per match)
Top goalscorerToninho (18 goals)
Average attendance17,749
1967
1968

Championship formatEdit

  • First-phase: the 17 participants play all against all twice, but divided into two groups (one 8 and one 9) for classification, in the Group A, each team plays two more matches against any other. The first 2 of each group are classified for the finals.
  • Final-phase: the four clubs classified play all against all in a single round. The club with most points at this stage is the champion.
  • Tie-breaking criteria:

1 - Goal difference
2 - Raffle

  • With one victory, a team still gained 2 points, instead of 3.

First phaseEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Palmeiras 16 9 6 1 24 9 +15 24
2 Internacional 16 7 6 3 20 15 +5 20
3 Corinthians 16 10 0 6 23 20 +3 20
4 Cruzeiro 16 6 5 5 22 18 +4 17
5 Atlético-PR 16 6 5 5 28 25 +3 17
6 Bangu 16 3 8 5 12 17 −5 14
7 Botafogo 16 4 5 7 17 22 −5 13
8 Flamengo 16 2 7 7 10 21 −11 11
9 Náutico 16 2 4 10 12 25 −13 8

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Santos 16 9 4 3 37 18 +19 22
2 Vasco 16 9 2 5 27 22 +5 20
3 Grêmio 16 6 7 3 17 11 +6 19
4 Atlético Mineiro 16 7 5 4 18 15 +3 19
5 São Paulo 16 4 6 6 23 24 −1 14
6 Fluminense 16 6 1 9 19 23 −4 13
7 Portuguesa 16 3 5 8 18 29 −11 11
8 Bahia 16 4 2 10 14 27 −13 10

Final phaseEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Santos 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 6
2 Internacional 3 1 0 2 6 5 +1 2
3 Vasco 3 1 0 2 4 7 −3 2
4 Palmeiras 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 2

Matches:




Santos3 – 0Palmeiras


 Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa (Série A)
1968 Champions 
Santos
6th title

ReferencesEdit