1961 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

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Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season 1961
Champions Santos
1st Taça Brasil title
1st Brazilian title
Copa Libertadores
de América
Santos
Matches played 38
Goals scored 124 (3.26 per match)
Top goalscorer Pelé
1960
1962

The 1961 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (officially the 1961 Taça Brasil) was the 3rd edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. It began on July 12, 1961, and ended on December 27, 1961.

Format[edit]

The competition is a single elimination knockout tournament featuring two-legged ties, along with a Tie-Breaker if the ties are level on points.

Teams[edit]

17 state champions qualified, along with the 1960 Taça Brasil champions, Palmeiras.

Team Home city Home ground
Rio Grande do Norte ABC (Natal-RN)
Bandeira Guanabara.jpg América-RJ (Rio de Janeiro-GB)
Bahia Bahia (Salvador-BA)
Paraíba Campinense (Campina Grande-PB)
Paraná (state) Coritiba (Curitiba-PR)
Minas Gerais Cruzeiro (Belo Horizonte-MG)
Alagoas CSA (Maceió-AL)
Rio de Janeiro (state) Fonseca (Niterói-RJ)
Ceará Fortaleza (Fortaleza-CE)
Rio Grande do Sul Grêmio (Porto Alegre-RS)
Santa Catarina (state) Metropol (Criciúma-SC)
Maranhão Moto Clube (São Luís-MA)
Pernambuco Náutico (Recife-PE)
São Paulo (state) Palmeiras (São Paulo-SP)
Pará Remo (Belém-PA)
Sergipe Santa Cruz-SE (Estância-SE)
Espírito Santo Santo Antônio (Vitória-ES)
São Paulo (state) Santos (Santos-SP)

Northern Zone[edit]

Northeastern Group[edit]

Semi-Final Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Santa Cruz-SE 0 : 4 Bahia 1 - 3 0 - 2
CSA 0 : 4 Campinense 2 - 3 1 - 2
Final Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Campinense 0 : 4 Bahia 0 - 3 0 - 1

Northern Group[edit]

1st Round Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Fortaleza 3 : 1 ABC 3 - 1 1 - 1
Remo 3 : 1 Moto Club 4 - 0 3 - 3
Final Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Remo 2 : 2 Fortaleza 1 - 0 1 - 2 0 - 2

Northern Zone Final[edit]

Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Bahia 4 : 0 Fortaleza 2 - 0 3 - 2

Southern Zone[edit]

Southern Group[edit]

Semi-Finals Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Palmeiras 2 : 2 Coritiba 2 - 0 1 - 3 4 - 1
Metropol 2 : 2 Grêmio 1 - 6 3 - 2 1 - 3
Final Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Grêmio 1 : 3 Palmeiras 0 - 3 1 - 1

Eastern Group[edit]

Semi-Finals Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Santo Antônio 0 : 4 Cruzeiro 1 - 2 1 - 3
Fonseca 1 : 3 América-RJ 0 - 0 0 - 3
Final Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
América-RJ 3 : 1 Cruzeiro 2 - 1 1 - 1

Southern Zone Final[edit]

Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Palmeiras 1 : 3 América-RJ 1 - 1 1 - 2

National Semi-Finals[edit]

Santos and Náutico enter in this stage.

Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
América-RJ 2 : 2 Santos 2 - 6 1 - 0 1 - 6
Náutico 1 : 3 Bahia 0 - 0 0 - 1

National Final[edit]

Scores Tie-breaker
Points 1st leg 2nd leg
Bahia 1 : 3 Santos 1 - 5 1 - 1

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