1956 in Brazilian football

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The following article presents a summary of the 1956 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 55th season of competitive football in the country.

Torneio Rio-São Paulo[edit]

The Torneio Rio-São Paulo was not contested in 1956.

Campeonato Paulista[edit]

Final Stage (Série Azul)

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 Santos 30 18 15 0 3 43 18 25
2 São Paulo 30 18 13 4 1 56 20 36
3 Corinthians 25 18 9 7 2 41 22 19
4 Palmeiras 22 18 9 4 5 39 34 5
5 Portuguesa 15 18 5 5 8 23 29 -6
6 XV de Jaú 14 18 6 2 10 23 43 -20
7 XV de Piracicaba 13 18 4 5 9 36 46 -10
8 Juventus 11 18 4 3 11 23 38 -15
9 Taubaté 11 18 3 5 10 23 41 -19
10 São Bento-SCS 9 18 1 7 10 25 41 -16

Championship playoff


January 3, 1957
Santos 4–2 São Paulo

Santos declared as the Campeonato Paulista champions.

State championship champions[edit]

State Champion State Champion
Acre Rio Branco-AC Paraíba Auto Esporte
Alagoas CSA Paraná Coritiba
Amapá Macapá Pernambuco Sport Recife
Amazonas Auto Esporte-AM Piauí River
Bahia Bahia Rio de Janeiro not disputed
Ceará Gentilândia Rio de Janeiro (DF) Vasco
Espírito Santo Vitória-ES Rio Grande do Norte América-RN
Goiás Goiânia Rio Grande do Sul Grêmio
Maranhão Sampaio Corrêa Rondônia Flamengo-RO
Mato Grosso Atlético Matogrossense Santa Catarina Operário-SC
Minas Gerais Atlético Mineiro
Cruzeiro(1)
São Paulo Santos
Pará Paysandu Sergipe Santa Cruz-SE
(1)Atlético Mineiro and Cruzeiro shared the Minas Gerais State Championship title.

Other competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Campeonato Brasileiro de Seleções Estaduais São Paulo

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 1956.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
January 24, 1956  Chile L 1-4 Maurinho South American Championship
January 29, 1956  Paraguay D 0-0 - South American Championship
February 2, 1956  Peru W 2-1 Álvaro, Zezinho South American Championship
February 5, 1956  Argentina W 1-0 Luisinho South American Championship
February 10, 1956  Uruguay D 0-0 - South American Championship
March 1, 1956  Chile W 2-1 Luisinho, Raul Klein Panamerican Championship
March 6, 1956  Peru W 1-0 Larry Panamerican Championship
March 8, 1956  Mexico W 2-1 Bodinho (2) Panamerican Championship
March 13, 1956  Costa Rica W 7-1 Larry (3), Chinesinho (3), Bodinho Panamerican Championship
March 18, 1956  Argentina D 2-2 Chinesinho, Ênio Andrade Panamerican Championship
March 25, 1956 Brazil Atlético Mineiro W 1-0 Álvaro International Friendly (unofficial match)
April 1, 1956 Pernambuco Pernambuco State Combined Team W 2-0 Escurinho, Didi International Friendly (unofficial match)
April 8, 1956  Portugal W 1-0 Gino International Friendly
April 11, 1956   Switzerland D 1-1 Gino International Friendly
April 15, 1956  Austria W 3-2 Gino, Zózimo, Didi International Friendly
April 21, 1956  Czechoslovakia D 0-0 - International Friendly
April 25, 1956  Italy L 0-3 - International Friendly
May 1, 1956  Turkey W 1-0 Djalma Santos International Friendly
May 9, 1956  England L 2-4 Paulinho, Didi International Friendly
June 12, 1956  Paraguay W 2-0 Ferreira (2) Taça Oswaldo Cruz
June 17, 1956  Paraguay W 5-2 Leônidas, Zizinho (2), Ferreira, Ílton Vaccari Taça Oswaldo Cruz
June 24, 1956  Uruguay W 2-0 Zizinho, Canário Taça do Atlântico
July 1, 1956  Italy W 2-0 Canário, Ferreira International Friendly
July 8, 1956  Argentina D 0-0 - Taça do Atlântico
August 5, 1956  Czechoslovakia L 0-1 - International Friendly
August 8, 1956  Czechoslovakia W 4-1 Zizinho (2), Pepe (2) International Friendly

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