1952 Campeonato Profesional

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Campeonato Profesional
Season1952
ChampionsMillonarios (3rd title)
Matches played210
Goals scored768 (3.66 per match)
Top goalscorerAlfredo Di Stéfano (19)
Biggest home winBoca Juniors 7–1 Sporting
Biggest away winDeportivo Samarios 1–11 Deportes Quindío
Highest scoringDeportivo Samarios 1–11 Deportes Quindío
1951
1953

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.

Background[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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]

Locations of the 1952 Campeonato Profesional teams:
  • 1. Armenia
  • 2. Barranquilla
  • 3. Bogotá
  • 4. Bucaramanga
  • 5. Cali
  • 6. Cúcuta
  • 7. Manizales
  • 8. Medellín
  • 9. Pereira
  • 10. Santa Marta
Team City Stadium
América Cali Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero
Atlético Bucaramanga Bucaramanga Estadio Alfonso López
Atlético Municipal Medellína Estadio San Fernando
Boca Juniors Cali Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero
Cúcuta Deportivo Cúcuta Estadio General Santander
Deportes Quindío Armenia Estadio San José de Armenia
Deportivo Manizales Manizales Estadio Palogrande
Deportivo Cali Cali Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero
Deportivo Pereira Pereira Estadio Libaré
Deportivo Samarios Santa Marta Estadio Eduardo Santos
Junior Barranquilla Estadio Romelio Martínez
Millonarios Bogotá Estadio El Campín
Santa Fe Bogotá Estadio El Campín
Sporting de Barranquilla Barranquilla Estadio Romelio Martínez
Universidad Bogotá Estadio Alfonso López Pumarejo

a Municipal played its home games at Itagüí

Final standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Millonarios (C) 28 20 6 2 70 14 +56 46
2 Boca Juniors 28 18 4 6 67 36 +31 40
3 Deportivo Pereira 28 16 5 7 50 44 +6 37
4 Deportivo Cali 28 15 5 8 69 41 +28 35
5 Quindío 28 14 7 7 67 43 +24 35
6 Junior 28 14 5 9 57 43 +14 33
7 América 28 12 7 9 50 38 +12 31
8 Cúcuta Deportivo 28 14 4 10 54 36 +18 32
9 Santa Fe 28 9 7 12 54 65 −11 25
10 Universidad 28 9 6 13 53 54 −1 24
11 Deportivo Samarios 28 7 5 16 38 78 −40 19
12 Deportivo Manizales 28 7 4 17 38 60 −22 18
13 Atlético Nacional 28 5 7 16 38 69 −31 17
14 Sporting 28 7 2 19 33 66 −33 16
15 Atlético Bucaramanga 28 3 6 19 35 86 −51 12
Source: RSSSF
(C) Champion.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AME BJ BUC CAL CUC JUN MAN MIL NAC PER QUI SAM SFE SPB UNI
América 2–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 4–1 3–2 0–2 5–1 3–1 4–1 2–0
Boca Juniors 4–2 2–0 1–3 4–0 4–2 4–2 0–2 3–0 0–1 2–0 3–0 2–2 7–1 2–0
Atlético Bucaramanga 0–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–7 2–2 0–2 2–6 2–2 1–3 2–1 2–1
Deportivo Cali 2–2 1–2 5–0 3–2 5–3 3–0 1–1 6–2 2–2 3–1 4–1 2–2 3–0 1–0
Cúcuta Deportivo 3–0 1–2 5–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 0–1 1–2 4–1 2–0 2–1 4–0 3–2
Junior 3–1 0–2 4–2 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–2 3–1 5–0 4–1 3–2 3–1 2–1 1–1
Deportivo Manizales 1–1 4–1 4–0 3–2 0–4 1–1 0–3 1–2 1–1 1–3 4–1 0–1 1–0 1–2
Millonarios 1–0 3–0 4–0 2–1 4–0 4–0 5–1 2–2 5–0 0–0 4–0 1–1 3–1 3–0
Atlético Nacional 2–4 0–3 4–2 1–3 2–1 1–4 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–2 2–3 1–2
Deportivo Pereira 0–0 2–1 3–2 2–5 1–3 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 3–1 2–0 4–0 3–2
Quindío 3–2 2–2 6–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–1 6–1 0–5 0–0 2–1 3–0 4–3
Deportivo Samarios 0–2 2–6 1–0[4] 2–1 1–4 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–11 4–2 3–2 0–3
Santa Fe 0–2 1–1 4–3 0–4 1–1 4–2 3–1 0–6 5–2 4–2 0–2 3–3 2–1 3–5
Sporting 1–1 0–1 4–0 0–3 0–4 1–2 2–4 1–0 3–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 3–2 3–1
Universidad 1–0 2–4 3–3 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 4–2 4–4 4–2 3–5 4–0

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Club Goals
1 Argentina Colombia Alfredo Di Stéfano Millonarios 19
2 Argentina Carlos Gambina Junior 18
3 Argentina Raúl Dimarco Millonarios 17
Argentina Mario Garelli Deportes Quindío 17
5 Argentina Germán Antón Santa Fe 16
Colombia Jaime Gutiérrez Deportes Quindío 16
Paraguay Francisco Solano Patiño Boca Juniors 16
Uruguay Ramón Villaverde Cúcuta Deportivo 16
9 Argentina Rubí Cerioni Deportivo Cali 15
Colombia Miguel Mora Sporting 15

Source: RSSSF.com Colombia 1952

1952 Campeonato Profesional Champion
Millonarios
Third Title

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruíz Bonilla, Guillermo (2008). La gran historia del Fútbol Profesional Colombiano. Ediciones Dayscript. p. 12-14; 19. ISBN 978-958-987-1300.
  2. ^ "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)
  3. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesm/millonarios-intl.html RSSSF - International Matches of Millonarios de Bogotá
  4. ^ Atlético Bucaramanga don't play due to problems at the box office.

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