1959 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

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Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season 1959
Champions Bahia
1st Taça Brasil title
1st Brazilian title
Copa Libertadores
de América
Bahia
Matches played 36
Goals scored 103 (2.86 per match)
1960

The 1959 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (officially the 1959 Taça Brasil) was the 1st edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. It began on August 23, 1959, and ended on March 3, 1960.

Format[edit]

The competition was a single elimination knockout tournament featuring two-legged ties, with a Tie-Breaker if the sides were tied on points.

Teams[edit]

16 State Champions qualified for the tournament:

Team Home city Home ground
Rio Grande do Norte ABC Natal
Minas Gerais Atlético Mineiro Belo Horizonte
Paraná (state) Atlético Paranaense Curitiba
Paraíba Auto Esporte Clube João Pessoa
Bahia Bahia Salvador
Ceará Ceará Fortaleza
Alagoas CSA Maceió
Maranhão Ferroviário São Luís
Rio Grande do Sul Grêmio Porto Alegre
Santa Catarina (state) Hercíllo Luz Tubarão
Rio de Janeiro (state) Manufatora Niterói
Espírito Santo Rio Branco Vitória
São Paulo (state) Santos Santos
Pernambuco Sport Recife Recife
Pará Tuna Luso Belém
Bandeira Guanabara.jpg Vasco da Gama Rio de Janeiro

Northern Zone[edit]

Northeastern Group[edit]

Semi-Finals Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
ABC 2 : 2 Ceará 1 - 1 0 - 0 1 - 2
CSA 0 : 4 Bahia 0 - 2 0 - 5
Final Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Ceará 2 : 2 Bahia 0 - 0 2 - 2 1 - 2

Northern Group[edit]

Semi-Finals Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Tuna Luso 2 : 2 Ferroviário 3 - 1 1 - 3 1 - 0
Auto Esporte Clube 0 : 4 Sport 0 - 3 2 - 5
Final Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Tuna Luso 1 : 3 Sport Recife 2 - 2 1 - 3

Northern Zone Final[edit]

Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Bahia 2 : 2 Sport 3 - 2 0 - 6 2 - 0

Southern Zone[edit]

Southern Group[edit]

Semi-Finals Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlético-PR 4 : 0 Hercíllo Luz 2 - 1 1 - 0
Grêmio w / o Bye
Final Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Grêmio 4 : 0 Atlético-PR 1 - 0 1 - 0

Eastern Group[edit]

Semi-Finals Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Rio Branco-ES 4 : 0 Manufatora 3 - 0 1 - 0
Atlético Mineiro w / o Bye
Final Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Rio Branco-ES 1 : 3 Atlético Mineiro 2 - 2 1 - 2

Southern Zone Final[edit]

Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlético Mineiro 0 : 4 Grêmio 1 - 4 0 - 1

National Semi-Finals[edit]

Santos and Vasco da Gama enter at this point.

Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Santos 3 : 1 Grêmio 4 - 1 0 - 0
Vasco da Gama 2 : 2 Bahia 0 - 1 2 - 1 0 - 1

National Final[edit]

Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Santos 2 : 2 Bahia 2 - 3 2 - 0 1 - 3

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