1948 Campeonato Profesional

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Campeonato Profesional
Season 1948
Champions Santa Fe (1st title)
Matches played 90
Goals scored 409 (4.54 per match)
Top goalscorer Alfredo Castillo (31)
Biggest home win Santa Fe 6–0 Independiente Medellín
Junior 6–0 Once Deportivo
Millonarios 6–0 Once Deportivo
Biggest away win Independiente Medellín 3–7 Millonarios
Highest scoring Millonarios 7–4 Deportes Caldas
Junior 8–3 Independiente Medellín
1949

The 1948 Campeonato Profesional was the first season of Colombia's top-flight football league. The tournament was started on August 15th, with the match Atlético Municipal against Universidad. 10 teams compete against one another and played each weekend until December 19th.

Background[edit]

The creation of the Colombian Football Federation dates back to 1924, but it was not until 1948 that succeeded in organizing a professional tournament.[1] In the tournament 10 teams signed up (each had to pay a fee of 1,000 pesos): one of Barranquilla, two of Bogotá, two of Cali, two of Manizales, two of Medellín and two of Pereira.[2] 252 players were registered as follows: 182 Colombians, 13 Argentines, 8 Peruvians, 5 Uruguayans, 2 Chileans, 2 Ecuadorians, 1 Dominican and 1 Spanish.[2]

League system[edit]

Every team played two games against each other team, one at home and one away. Teams received two points for a win and one point for a draw. If two or more teams were tied on points, places were determined by goal difference. The team with the most points is the champion of the league.

Teams[edit]

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Locations of the 1948 Campeonato Profesional teams:
Team City Stadium
América Cali Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero
Atlético Municipal Medellína Estadio San Fernando
Deportes Caldas Manizales Estadio Palogrande
Deportivo Cali Cali Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero
Independiente Medellín Medellín Estadio San Fernando
Junior Barranquilla Estadio Romelio Martínez
Millonarios Bogotá Estadio El Campín
Once Deportivo Manizales Estadio Palogrande
Santa Fe Bogotá Estadio Alfonso López Pumarejo
Universidad Bogotáb Estadio Libaré

a Municipal played its home games at Itagüí
b Universidad played its home games at Pereira

Final standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Santa Fe (C) 18 12 3 3 57 29 +28 27
2 Junior 18 11 1 6 48 35 +13 23
3 Deportes Caldas 18 8 4 6 45 40 +5 20
4 Millonarios 18 9 1 8 58 45 +13 19
5 América 18 8 2 8 40 31 +9 18
6 Atlético Municipal 18 7 4 7 29 36 −7 18
7 Independiente Medellín 18 7 3 8 37 49 −12 17
8 Deportivo Cali 18 6 4 8 35 41 −6 16
9 Once Deportivo 18 5 4 9 32 50 −18 14
10 Universidad 18 3 2 13 28 53 −25 8

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AME CAL DCA JUN DIM MIL MUN OND SFE UNI
América 1–0 5–1 3–0 4–0 4–0 3–0 2–2 1–2 2–1
Deportivo Cali 4–3 2–2 2–4 1–1 2–4 4–1 2–2 1–0 2–5
Deportes Caldas 1–3 3–2 3–1 4–1 3–0 3–1 3–2 1–1 5–2
Junior 4–2 2–0 1–0 8–3 5–2 1–0 6–0 2–4 4–0
Independiente Medellín 1–1 0–1 1–3 3–2 3–7 2–1 5–2 2–0 5–0
Millonarios 2–0 3–2 7–4 6–1 5–2 3–4 6–0 1–2 4–1
Atlético Municipal 3–2 4–3 3–1 1–1 0–3 2–2 1–0 2–1 2–0
Once Deportivo 2–1 3–1 3–5 0–2 3–3 2–1 2–2 2–5 3–1
Santa Fe 5–1 3–3 2–2 4–1 6–0 5–3 5–2 2–1 6–3
Universidad 3–2 1–2 2–2 2–3 1–2 3–2 0–0 2–3 1–4

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Club Goals
1 Argentina Uruguay Alfredo Castillo Millonarios 31
2 Spain Argentina Jesús María Lires Santa Fe 20
3 Argentina Germán Anton Santa Fe 18
4 Argentina Pedro Cabillón Millonarios 14
Colombia Jaime Cardona Deportes Caldas 14
6 Colombia Rigoberto García Junior 11
Colombia Carlos Arango Deportes Caldas 11
8 Colombia Ricardo López Universidad 10
9 Argentina Ricardo Ruiz Deportivo Cali 9
10 Colombia Octavio Carrillo Junior 8

Source: RSSSF.com Colombia 1948

1948 Campeonato Profesional Champion
Santa Fe
First Title

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruíz Bonilla, Guillermo (2008). La gran historia del Fútbol Profesional Colombiano. Ediciones Dayscript. pp. 12–14; 19. ISBN 978-958-987-1300. 
  2. ^ a b Ruíz Bonilla, Guillermo (2008). La gran historia del Fútbol Profesional Colombiano. Ediciones Dayscript. p. 51. ISBN 978-958-987-1300. 

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