Taça do Atlântico

Taça do Atlântico (English: Atlantic Cup, Spanish: Copa del Atlántico) was a national football team's competition held between 1956 and 1976 on an irregular basis, contested by the national football teams from South America.[1]

Taça do Atlântico
Organising bodyArgentina AFA
Brazil CBF
Uruguay AUF
Paraguay APF
Founded1956
Abolished1976; 46 years ago (1976)
RegionSouth America
Number of teams4
Last champions Brazil
(1976)
Most successful club(s) Brazil
(3 titles)

Teams participating were Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay national sides.[1] Paraguay did not play in the first edition of the competition.[1] There were 3 championships and the Brazil won them all.[1] In 1956, a club competition was played in parallel to the main competition, but the final between Boca Juniors and Corinthians was never played.[2]

1956 Taça do AtlânticoEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 3
  Argentina 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 3
  Uruguay 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 0

1960 Taça do AtlânticoEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 4
  Argentina 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 4
  Uruguay 3 2 0 1 3 5 −2 4
  Paraguay 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3 0
Brazil  5–1  Argentina
Chinesinho 18'
Pelé 22', 25' (pen)
Delém 62'
Pepe 83'
Sosa 6'
Argentina  4–0  Uruguay
Sanfilippo 48', 59', 69'
Jiménez 53'

1976 Taça do AtlânticoEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Brazil 6 5 1 0 12 5 +7 11
  Argentina 6 3 1 2 13 9 +4 7
  Paraguay 6 1 3 2 9 11 −2 5
  Uruguay 6 0 1 5 5 14 −9 1

Note:

  • Matches between Argentina and Paraguay also counted for the 1976 Copa Félix Bogado
  • Matches between Argentina and Brazil also counted for the 1976 Roca Cup
  • First match between Argentina and Uruguay also counted for the 1976 Copa Lipton
  • Second match between Argentina and Uruguay also counted for the 1976 Copa Newton
  • Matches between Brazil and Uruguay also counted for the 1976 Copa Río Branco
  • Matches between Brazil and Paraguay also counted for the 1976 Copa Oswaldo Cruz


Paraguay  2–3  Argentina
Aquino 4' (pen)
Báez 53'
Scotta 11', 38', 52'
Argentina  1–2  Brazil
Kempes 74' (pen) Lula 5'
Zico 67'
Argentina  4–1  Uruguay
Kempes 21', 57'
Luque 50'
Scotta 89'
Pereyra 79'
Brazil  2–1  Uruguay
Rivelino
Zico
Jorge Torres
Argentina  2–2  Paraguay
Kempes 48', 50' Francisco Riveros 70'
Aquino 72' (pen)
Brazil  2–0  Argentina
Lula 64'
Neca 88'
Paraguay  1–0  Uruguay
Solalinde
Uruguay  0–3  Argentina
Luque 2'
Kempes 11'
Houseman 28'

All-time scorersEdit

Player Goals
  Mario Kempes
6
  Héctor Scotta
4
  Zico
4
  José Sanfilippo
3
  Osvaldo Aquino
3
  Lula
2
  Leopoldo Luque
2
  Roberto Dinamite
2
  Darío Pereyra
2
  Ernesto Grillo
2
  Rubén H. Sosa
2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Copa del Atlántico". RSSSF. 2008-04-18. Retrieved 2008-09-11.
  2. ^ "Copa del Atlántico (Taça do Atlântico) de Clubes 1956". RSSSF. 2006-12-15. Retrieved 2008-09-11.