1966 in Brazilian football

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The following article presents a summary of the 1966 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 65th season of competitive football in the country.

Taça Brasil[edit]

Semifinals

Team #1 Agg Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Náutico 6-9 Santos 0-2 5-3 1-4
Cruzeiro 4-1 Fluminense 1-0 3-1 -

Final


November 30, 1966
Cruzeiro 6–2 Santos

December 7, 1966
Santos 2–3 Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro declared as the Taça Brasil champions by aggregate score of 9-4.

Torneio Rio-São Paulo[edit]

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 Botafogo 11 9 4 3 2 19 11 8
2 Santos 11 9 4 3 2 18 11 7
3 Vasco da Gama 11 9 5 1 3 12 11 1
4 Corinthians 11 9 5 1 3 15 15 0
5 São Paulo 10 9 5 0 4 14 11 3
6 Palmeiras 9 9 4 1 4 11 13 -2
7 Flamengo 8 9 3 2 4 13 13 0
8 Bangu 8 9 4 0 5 9 12 -3
9 Fluminense 6 9 3 0 6 8 17 -9
10 Portuguesa 5 9 2 1 6 11 16 -5

The final stage of the competition, played in a round-robin format between the four best placed teams in the first stage was not played, as the teams did not want to filed reserve players, and the national team was preparing for the World Cup. Thus, the four best placed teams, which are Botafogo, Santos, Vasco da Gama and Corinthians, were declared as Torneio Rio-São Paulo champions.

State championship champions[edit]

State Champion State Champion
Acre Juventus-AC Pará Paysandu
Alagoas CSA Paraíba Treze
Amapá Juventus-AP Paraná Ferroviário-PR
Amazonas São Raimundo Pernambuco Náutico
Bahia Leônico Piauí Piauí
Ceará América-CE Rio de Janeiro Goytacaz
Distrito Federal Rabello Rio Grande do Norte ABC
Espírito Santo Rio Branco-ES Rio Grande do Sul Grêmio
Goiás Goiás Rondônia Flamengo-RO
Guanabara Bangu Roraima -
Maranhão Moto Club Santa Catarina Perdigão
Mato Grosso Dom Bosco São Paulo Palmeiras
Mato Grosso do Sul - Sergipe América-SE
Minas Gerais Cruzeiro Tocantins -

Brazilian clubs in international competitions[edit]

Team Copa Libertadores 1966
Santos Withdrew
Vasco Withdrew

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 1966.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
April 17, 1966  Chile W 1-0 João Carlos Severiano Bernardo O'Higgins Cup
April 20, 1966  Chile L 1-2 João Carlos Severiano Bernardo O'Higgins Cup
May 1, 1966 Rio Grande do Sul Rio Grande do Sul State Combined Team W 2-0 Servílio, Gérson International Friendly (unofficial match)
May 14, 1966  Wales W 3-1 Silva, Servílio, Garrincha International Friendly
May 15, 1966  Chile D 1-1 Rinaldo International Friendly
May 18, 1966  Wales W 1-0 Lima International Friendly
May 19, 1966  Chile W 1-0 Gérson International Friendly
June 4, 1966  Peru W 4-0 Lima (2), Pelé, Paraná International Friendly
June 5, 1966  Poland W 4-1 Tostão (2), Alcindo, Denílson International Friendly
June 8, 1966  Peru W 3-1 Fidélis, Tostão, Edu International Friendly
June 8, 1966  Poland W 2-1 Silva, Garrincha International Friendly
June 12, 1966  Czechoslovakia W 2-1 Pelé (2) International Friendly
June 15, 1966  Czechoslovakia D 2-2 Pelé, Zito International Friendly
June 21, 1966 Spain Atlético Madrid W 5-3 Pelé (3), Lima, Amarildo International Friendly (unofficial match)
June 25, 1966  Scotland D 1-1 Servílio International Friendly
June 27, 1966 Sweden Åtvidabergs W 8-2 Silva (3), Denílson (2), Dino Sani (2), Tostão International Friendly (unofficial match)
June 30, 1966  Sweden W 3-2 Tostão (2), Gérson International Friendly
July 4, 1966 Sweden AIK W 4-2 Pelé (2), Garrincha, Lima International Friendly (unofficial match)
July 6, 1966 Sweden Malmö W 3-1 Pelé (2), Jairzinho International Friendly (unofficial match)
July 12, 1966  Bulgaria W 2-0 Pelé, Garrincha World Cup
July 15, 1966  Hungary L 1-3 Tostão World Cup
July 19, 1966  Portugal L 1-3 Rildo World Cup

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