1952 Campeonato Profesional
|Champions||Millonarios (3rd title)|
|Goals scored||768 (3.66 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Alfredo Di Stéfano (19)|
|Biggest home win||Boca Juniors 7–1 Sporting|
|Biggest away win||Deportivo Samarios 1–11 Deportes Quindío|
|Highest scoring||Deportivo Samarios 1–11 Deportes Quindío|
The 1952 Campeonato Profesional was the fifth season of Colombia's top-flight football league. 15 teams compete against one another and played each weekend. The tournament was notable for being the fourth year of El Dorado. Millonarios won the league for 3rd time in its history after getting 46 points.
The tournament was the fourth year of El Dorado. The number of teams was reduced from 18 to 15: Deportes Caldas and Once Deportivo joined to form Deportivo Manizales. Huracán de Medellín disappeared due to poor performance, while Independiente Medellín had to retire because of an economic crisis.
Universidad, who was also in an economic crisis, received a lot of players from other teams in order to enable their participation in the championship: Santa Fe loaned it Roberto Martínez, Atilio Miotti, Juan Candall, José María Arnaldo, Oscar Contreras, Luis López, Mario Fernández y Angel Perucca; Millonarios loaned Tomás Aves; Junior loaned Heraldo Ferreyro; Deportivo Manizales loaned Segundo Tessori, Vicente Gallina and Osvaldo Bianco; and Deportivo Samarios loaned Milos Dragoilovich.
Millonarios became the first team to win the championship three times, and the first team to win two consecutive titles. Alfredo Di Stéfano became goalscorer of the tournament for the second time in succession. This was the most successful year of the denominated Ballet Azul, in which also played 33 international matches, finishing with 20 wins, 10 draws and 3 losses, being the 4-2 win against Real Madrid its most memorable match.
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.
a Municipal played its home games at Itagüí
|Home \ Away||AME||BJ||BUC||CAL||CUC||JUN||MAN||MIL||NAC||PER||QUI||SAM||SFE||SPB||UNI|
|1||Alfredo Di Stéfano||Millonarios||19|
|Mario Garelli||Deportes Quindío||17|
|5||Germán Antón||Santa Fe||16|
|Jaime Gutiérrez||Deportes Quindío||16|
|Francisco Solano Patiño||Boca Juniors||16|
|Ramón Villaverde||Cúcuta Deportivo||16|
|9||Rubí Cerioni||Deportivo Cali||15|
Source: RSSSF.com Colombia 1952
|1952 Campeonato Profesional Champion|
- Ruíz Bonilla, Guillermo (2008). La gran historia del Fútbol Profesional Colombiano. Ediciones Dayscript. p. 12-14; 19. ISBN 978-958-987-1300.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-17. Retrieved 2013-09-03.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
- http://www.rsssf.com/tablesm/millonarios-intl.html RSSSF - International Matches of Millonarios de Bogotá
- Atlético Bucaramanga don't play due to problems at the box office.