1953 in Brazilian football

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The following article presents a summary of the 1953 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 52nd season of competitive football in the country.

Torneio Rio-São Paulo[edit]

Final Standings

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 Corinthians 11 9 5 2 2 22 13 9
2 Vasco da Gama 11 9 4 3 2 13 9 4
3 São Paulo 10 9 4 2 3 12 9 3
4 Botafogo 10 9 3 4 2 16 14 2
5 Fluminense 9 9 3 3 3 18 16 2
6 Bangu 8 9 4 0 5 17 19 -2
7 Palmeiras 8 9 2 4 3 19 22 -3
8 Flamengo 8 9 1 6 2 14 20 -6
8 Santos 7 9 3 1 5 20 22 -2
10 Portuguesa 7 9 3 1 5 13 20 -7

Corinthians declared as the Torneio Rio-São Paulo champions.

State championship champions[edit]

State Champion State Champion
Acre Atlético Acreano Paraíba Botafogo-PB
Alagoas ASA
Ferroviário-AL(1)
Paraná Ferroviario-PR
Amapá Amapá Pernambuco Sport Recife
Amazonas América-AM Piauí River
Bahia Vitória Rio de Janeiro Barra Mansa
Barra Mansa(2)
Ceará Fortaleza Rio de Janeiro (DF) Flamengo
Espírito Santo Santo Antônio Rio Grande do Norte ABC
Goiás Goiânia Rio Grande do Sul Internacional
Maranhão Sampaio Corrêa Rondônia Ypiranga-RO
Mato Grosso Mixto Santa Catarina Carlos Renaux
Minas Gerais Atlético Mineiro São Paulo São Paulo
Pará Remo Sergipe Vasco-SE
(1)ASA and Ferroviário-AL shared the 1953 Campeonato Alagoano title.
(2)In 1953, two competitions were contested in Rio de Janeiro. The first one was a regular state championship, played only by Vale do Paraíba teams and the second one was named Supercampeonato (Superchampionship), which was an extra tournament played by the champions of Niterói, Campos dos Goytacazes and Vale do Paraíba local competitions.

Brazilian clubs in international competitions[edit]

Team Torneio Octogonal Rivadavia Corrêa Meyer 1953
Botafogo First stage
Corinthians Semifinals
Fluminense Semifinals
São Paulo Runner-up
Vasco Champions

Brazil national team[edit]

The following table lists all the games played by the Brazil national football team in official competitions and friendly matches during 1953.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
March 1, 1953  Bolivia W 8-1 Pinga (2), Julinho (4), Rodrigues (2) South American Championship
March 12, 1953  Ecuador W 2-0 Cláudio Pinho, Ademir Menezes South American Championship
March 15, 1953  Uruguay W 1-0 Ipojucan South American Championship
March 19, 1953  Peru L 0-1 - South American Championship
March 23, 1953  Chile W 3-2 Julinho, Zizinho, Baltazar South American Championship
March 27, 1953  Paraguay L 1-2 Nílton Santos South American Championship
April 1, 1953  Paraguay L 2-3 Baltazar (2) South American Championship

References[edit]