1961 Taça Brasil

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Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season 1961
Champions Santos (1st title)
Copa Libertadores
de América
Santos
Matches played 38
Goals scored 124 (3.26 per match)
Top goalscorer Pelé
1960
1962

The 1961 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (officially the 1961 Taça Brasil) was the 3rd edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. It began on July 12, 1961 and ended on December 27, 1961.

Format[edit]

The competition is a single elimination knockout tournament featuring two-legged ties.

Teams[edit]

17 state champions qualified and also the 1960 Taça Brasil' champion, Palmeiras was qualified.

Team Home city Home ground
ABC (Natal-RN)
América-RJ (Rio de Janeiro-GB)
Bahia (Salvador-BA)
Campinense (Campina Grande-PB)
Coritiba (Curitiba-PR)
Cruzeiro (Belo Horizonte-MG)
CSA (Maceió-AL)
Fonseca (Niterói-RJ)
Fortaleza (Fortaleza-CE)
Grêmio (Porto Alegre-RS)
Metropol (Criciúma-SC)
Moto Clube (São Luís-MA)
Náutico (Recife-PE)
Palmeiras (São Paulo-SP)
Remo (Belém-PA)
Santa Cruz-SE (Estância-SE)
Santo Antônio (Vitória - ES)
Santos (Santos-SP)

Northern Zone[edit]

Northeastern Group[edit]

First Phase[edit]

Teams Scores Tie-breaker
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Santa Cruz-SE Sergipe 0 : 4 Bahia Bahia 1-3 0-2
CSA Alagoas 0 : 4 Paraíba Campinense 2-3 1-2

Final[edit]

Teams Scores Tie-breaker
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Campinense Paraíba 0 : 4 Bahia Bahia 0-3 0-1

Northern Group[edit]

First Phase[edit]

Teams Scores Tie-breaker
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Fortaleza Ceará 3 : 1 Rio Grande do Norte ABC 3-1 1-1
Remo Pará 3 : 1 Maranhão Moto Club 4-0 3-3

Final[edit]

Teams Scores Tie-breaker
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Remo Pará 2 : 2 Ceará Fortaleza 1-0 1-2 0-2

Northern Zone Final[edit]

Teams Scores Tie-breaker
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Bahia Bahia 4 : 0 Ceará Fortaleza 2-0 3-2

Southern Zone[edit]

Southern Group[edit]

First Phase[edit]

Teams Scores Tie-breaker
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Palmeiras São Paulo (state) 2 : 2 Paraná (state) Coritiba 2-0 1-3 4-1
Metropol Santa Catarina (state) 2 : 2 Rio Grande do Sul Grêmio 1-6 3-2 1-3

Final[edit]

Teams Scores Tie-breaker
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Grêmio Rio Grande do Sul 1 : 3 São Paulo (state) Palmeiras 0-3 1-1

Eastern Group[edit]

First Phase[edit]

Teams Scores Tie-breaker
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Santo Antônio Espírito Santo 0 : 4 Minas Gerais Cruzeiro 1-2 1-3
Fonseca Rio de Janeiro (state) 1 : 3 Bandeira Guanabara.jpg América-RJ 0-0 0-3

Final[edit]

Teams Scores Tie-breaker
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
América-RJ Bandeira Guanabara.jpg 3 : 1 Minas Gerais Cruzeiro 2-1 1-1

Southern Zone Final[edit]

Teams Scores Tie-breaker
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Palmeiras São Paulo (state) 1 : 3 Bandeira Guanabara.jpg América-RJ 1-1 1-2

Semifinals[edit]

Santos and Náutico enter in this stage.

Teams Scores Tie-breaker
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
América-RJ Bandeira Guanabara.jpg 2 : 2 São Paulo (state) Santos 2-6 1-0 1-6
Náutico Pernambuco 1 : 3 Bahia Bahia 0-0 0-1

Final[edit]

Teams Scores Tie-breaker
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Bahia Bahia 1 : 3 São Paulo (state) Santos 1-5 1-1

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