Copa Rio de Janeiro 1951

NB: tournament dubbed 'Club World Championship' by Brazilian press;
    in March 2007 (less than 56 years after the event), it was
    reported that FIFA accepted the Copa Rio 1951 as the first 
    official club world championship, on request by CBF and Palmeiras,
    which would relegated the 2000 edition of the FIFA Club World 
    Championship to being the second edition; however, a definite
    decision on this was taken in December 2007 and negative.

Participants:

Rio de Janeiro Group
CR Vasco da Gama (Brazil, 1950 Rio de Janeiro Champions)
Sporting CP (Portugal, 1950/51 Champions)
FK Austria (Austria, 1949/50 Champions)
Nacional CF (Uruguay, 1950 Champions)

São Paulo Group
SE Palmeiras (Brazil, 1950 São Paulo Champions)
Olympique GC Nice (France, 1950/51 Champions)
FK Crvena Zvezda (Yugoslavia, 1951 Champions)
FC Juventus (Italy, 1949/50 Champions)

Rio de Janeiro Group (all matches in Maracanã)
   
Jun 30: Austria Wien - Nacional          4-0
Jul  1: Vasco da Gama - Sporting         5-1
Jul  3: Nacional - Sporting              3-2
Jul  5: Vasco da Gama - Austria Wien     5-1
Jul  7: Sporting - Austria Wien          1-2
Jul  8: Vasco da Gama - Nacional         2-1

Table
 1.Vasco da Gama        3  3  0  0  12- 3   6
 2.Austria Wien         3  2  0  1   7- 6   4
---------------------------------------------
 3.Nacional (Montevdeo) 3  1  0  2   4- 8   2
 4.Sporting CP (Lisboa) 3  0  0  3   4-10   0

São Paulo Group (all matches in Pacaembu)
  
Jun 30: Palmeiras - Olympique            3-0 
Jul  1: Juventus - Crvena Zvezda         3-2
Jul  3: Olympique - Juventus             2-3
Jul  5: Palmeiras - Crvena Zvezda        2-1
Jul  7: Crvena Zvezda - Olympique        1-2
Jul  8: Palmeiras - Juventus             0-4
  
Table
 1.Juventus (Torino)    3  3  0  0  10- 4   6
 2.Palmeiras            3  2  0  1   5- 5   4
---------------------------------------------
 3.Olympique Nice       3  1  0  2   4- 7   2
 4.Crvena Zvezda        3  0  0  3   4- 7   0
 
Semifinals
 
São Paulo semifinal
 
Jul 12: Austria Wien - Juventus          3-3
Jul 14: Juventus - Austria Wien          3-1

Rio de Janeiro semifinal  

Jul 12: Vasco da Gama - Palmeiras        1-2
Jul 15: Vasco da Gama - Palmeiras        0-0

Finals

Jul 18: Palmeiras - Juventus             1-0 (in São Paulo)
Jul 22: Juventus - Palmeiras             2-2 (in Rio de Janeiro)
  [Praest, Boniperti; Rodrigues, Liminha]
  [Maracanã; ref: Tordjan (France); linesmen: Greig (England) and
   Papovic (Yugoslavia)]
  [Palmeiras: Fábio; Salvador, Juvenal; Túlio, Luís Villa, Dema; Lima,
              Ponce de León, Liminha, Jair, Rodrigues; coach:
              Ventura Cambon;
   Juventus: Viola; Bertucceli, Manente; Mari, Parola, Bizzoto; 
             Miccinelli, Karl Hansen, Boniperti, Johan Hansen, Praest;
             coach: Carver]

Winners: Palmeiras

1952


About this document

Thanks to Paulo Martins (pirolito1@hotmail.com) for additions and corrections and to Luciano Pasqualini for informing of the 2007 FIFA decision.

Prepared and maintained by Ricardo Pontes for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Ricardo Pontes (rffp@terra.com.br)
Last updated: 3 Jan 2008

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