1961 in Brazilian football

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The following article presents a summary of the 1961 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 60th season of competitive football in the country.

Taça Brasil[edit]

Semifinals

Team #1 Agg Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
America-RJ 4-12 Santos 2-6 1-0 1-6
Náutico 0-1 Bahia 0-0 0-1 -

Final


December 22, 1961
Bahia 1–1 Santos


December 27, 1961
Santos 5–1 Bahia


Santos declared as the Taça Brasil champions by aggregate score of 6-2.

Torneio Rio-São Paulo[edit]

Final Stage

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 Flamengo 6 3 3 0 0 10 2 6
2 Botafogo 5 3 2 1 0 3 1 2
3 Vasco da Gama 4 3 2 0 1 4 2 2
4 Palmeiras 3 3 1 1 1 2 3 -1
5 Santos 0 3 0 0 3 3 9 -6
6 Corinthians 0 3 0 0 3 0 5 -5

Flamengo declared as the Torneio Rio-São Paulo champions.

State championship champions[edit]

State Champion State Champion
Acre Rio Branco-AC Pará Paysandu
Alagoas CRB Paraíba Campinense
Amapá Santana Paraná Comercial-PR
Amazonas São Raimundo Pernambuco Sport Recife
Bahia Bahia Piauí River
Ceará Ceará Rio de Janeiro Rio Branco-RJ
Distrito Federal Defelê Rio Grande do Norte ABC
Espírito Santo Santo Antônio Rio Grande do Sul Internacional
Goiás Vila Nova Rondônia Flamengo-PI
Guanabara Botafogo Roraima -
Maranhão Sampaio Corrêa Santa Catarina Metropol
Mato Grosso Mixto São Paulo Santos
Mato Grosso do Sul - Sergipe Sergipe
Minas Gerais Cruzeiro Tocantins -

Brazilian clubs in international competitions[edit]

Team Copa Libertadores 1961
Palmeiras Runner-up

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 1961.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
April 30, 1961  Paraguay W 2-0 Coutinho, Pepe Taça Oswaldo Cruz
May 3, 1961  Paraguay W 3-2 Coutinho (2), Quarentinha Taça Oswaldo Cruz
May 7, 1961  Chile W 2-1 Garrincha, Didi Bernardo O'Higgins Cup
May 11, 1961  Chile W 1-0 Gérson Bernardo O'Higgins Cup
June 29, 1961  Paraguay W 3-2 Joel, Dida, Henrique Frade International Friendly

References[edit]