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 First Phase

  • Santa Cruz 0-2 1-3 Bahia
  • CSA 2-3 1-2 Campinense

Final

Campinense 0-3 0-1 Bahia

Northern Group

First Phase

  • Remo 4-0 3-3 Moto Clube
  • Fortaleza 3-1 1-1 ABC

Final

Remo 1-0 1-2 0-2 Fortaleza

Northern Zone Decision Bahia 2-0 3-2 Fortaleza

Southern Zone[edit]

Southern Group
First Phase

  • Palmeiras 2-0 1-3 4-1 Coritiba
  • Metropol 1-6 3-2 1-3 Grêmio


Final[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Grêmio(RS) 1–4 Palmeiras(SP) 0–3 1–1

Eastern Group
First Phase

  • Fonseca 0-0 0-3 América
  • Santo Antônio 1-3 1-2 Cruzeiro

Final[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
América(RJ) 3–2 Cruzeiro(MG) 2–1 1–1

Southern Zone Decision[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Palmeiras(SP) 2–3 América(RJ) 1–1 1–2

Semifinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
America(RJ) 3–7 Santos(SP) 2–6 1–0
Náutico(PE) 0–1 Bahia(BA) 0–0 0–1

Final[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bahia Bahia 2–6 São Paulo (state) Santos 1–1 1–5

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