Rio Grande do Norte State League 1961

Campeonato Potiguar 1961

Clubs:

ABC Futebol Clube (Natal)
ALECRIM Futebol Clube (Natal)
Clube ATLÉTICO Potiguar (Natal)
FERROVIÁRIO Esporte Clube (Natal)
GLOBO Sport Club (Natal)
RIACHUELO Atlético Clube (Natal)

Rules: triple round-robin. Each round-robin champion qualifies to league finals.
Regulamento: três turnos. Os campeões de cada turno se classificam para as finais.

First round-robin
Primeiro turno

[Jun 18]
Alecrim      0-1  Ferroviário
[Jun 21]
ABC          3-3  Atlético
[Jun 25]
Globo/N      4-5  Riachuelo
[Jul 1]
ABC          5-0  Ferroviário
[Jul 2]
Atlético     5-1  Globo/N
[Jul 12]
Alecrim      1-0  Riachuelo
[Jul 16]
Atlético     2-1  Riachuelo
[Jul 29]
Riachuelo    8-1  Ferroviário
[Jul 30]
Globo/N      3-2  Alecrim
[Aug 6]
Ferroviário  2-4  Globo/N
[Aug 9]
ABC          4-0  Alecrim
[Aug 12]
Ferroviário  1-3  Atlético
[Aug 15]
Alecrim      1-2  Atlético
[Aug 16]
ABC          3-2  Globo/N
[Aug 20]
Riachuelo    0-3  ABC

Team           M  W  D  L  GF-GA Pts
1.ABC          5  4  1  0  18- 5   9  To tiebreaking matches
2.Atlético     5  4  1  0  15- 7   9  To tiebreaking matches
------------------------------------
3.Riachuelo    5  2  0  3  14-11   4
4.Globo/N      5  2  0  3  14-17   4
5.Alecrim      5  1  0  4   4-10   2
6.Ferroviário  5  1  0  4   5-20   2

First round-robin (tiebreaking matches)
Primeiro turno (desempate)

The league rules determined a single match in case of a tiebreak. However, all clubs agreed to
a three-legged tiebreak.
O regulamento determinava uma só partida de desempate. Contudo, os clubes concordaram em uma
melhor de três.

[Oct 8 and 15]

ABC  1-0  4-1  Atlético

ABC qualify to league finals

Second round-robin
Segundo turno

[Oct 20]
Globo/N      3-1  Ferroviário
[Oct 22]
Alecrim      1-2  ABC
[Oct 25]
Riachuelo    2-3  Atlético
[Oct 29]
Globo/N      3-1  ABC
[Nov 1]
Atlético     0-3  Alecrim
[Nov 5]
Ferroviário  1-4  Riachuelo
[Nov 8]
Alecrim      0-1  Globo/N
[Nov 12]
Atlético     4-3  Ferroviário
[Nov 15]
ABC          1-0  Riachuelo
[Nov 19]
Ferroviário  1-1  Alecrim
[Nov 22]
Riachuelo    1-0  Globo/N
[Nov 29]
Globo/N      4-4  Atlético
[Dec 3]
Riachuelo    2-0  Alecrim
[Dec 8]
Ferroviário  1-4  ABC
[Dec 10]
Atlético     0-0  ABC

Team           M  W  D  L  GF-GA Pts
1.Globo/N      5  3  1  1  11- 7   7  To tiebreaking match
2.ABC          5  3  1  1   8- 5   7  To tiebreaking match
------------------------------------
3.Riachuelo    5  3  0  2   9- 5   6
4.Atlético     5  2  2  1  11-12   6
5.Alecrim      5  1  1  3   5- 6   3
6.Ferroviário  5  0  1  4   7-16   1

Second round-robin (Tiebreaking match)
Segundo turno (Partida desempate)

[Dec 20]
Globo/N  1-2  ABC  [a.e.t.]


ABC qualify to league finals

Third round-robin
Terceiro turno

[Jan 3, 1962]
Riachuelo    2-1  Ferroviário
[Jan 7]
Globo/N      0-2  Atlético
[Jan 10]
ABC          3-1  Alecrim
[Jan 14]
Riachuelo    2-1  Globo/N
[Jan 17]
Atlético     1-0  Ferroviário
[Jan 21]
ABC          2-4  Riachuelo
[Jan 24]
Globo/N      4-1  Alecrim
[Jan 28]
ABC          3-1  Ferroviário
[Feb 4]
Alecrim      1-2  Atlético
[Feb 7]
Globo/N      5-0  Ferroviário
[Feb 11]
Riachuelo    0-1  Atlético     [Match suspended at 76' due to a brawl. The rest of the match
                                was rescheduled to Mar 17. Atlético protested and did not
                                attend the rematch. The sports court nullified the rescheduling
                                act and the Federation re-rescheduled the 14 minutes to Mar 31.
                                Riachuelo fielded only 7 athletes due to expulsions and further
                                suspensions. Before the restart, Reis Lima (Riachuelo) was told
                                he also was expelled from the match, leaving Riachuelo with only
                                6 athletes and thus making the restart of the match impossible,
                                and the result stood.]

[Feb 18]
Alecrim      0-1  Ferroviário
[Feb 21]
ABC          4-1  Atlético
[Feb 28]
Riachuelo    1-1  Alecrim
[Mar 11]
ABC          2-1  Globo/N

Team           M  W  D  L  GF-GA Pts
1.ABC          5  4  0  1  14- 8   8  To tiebreaking match
2.Atlético     5  4  0  1   7- 5   8  To tiebreaking match
------------------------------------
3.Riachuelo    5  3  1  1   9- 6   7
4.Globo/N      5  2  0  3  11- 7   4
5.Ferroviário  5  1  0  4   3-11   2
6.Alecrim      5  0  1  4   4-11   1

Third round-robin (Tiebreaking match)
Terceiro turno (Partida desempate)

[Apr 8]
Atlético  2-1  ABC

Atlético qualify to league finals

League finals
Finais do campeonato

Rules: as winner of two round-robins, a simple win gives ABC the league championship.
Should Atlético win the match, a three-legged final is required.
Regulamento: como vencedor de dois turnos, o ABC é campeão com uma vitória simples.
Em caso de vitória do Atlético, será necessária uma melhor de três.

[Apr 15]
ABC  2-1  Atlético

*** ABC are 1961 Rio Grande do Norte State League champions ***

Final standings
Classificação final

Team            M  W  D  L  GF-GA Pts
1.ABC          16 12  2  2  42-19  26  Champions; to 1962 Taça Brasil
2.Atlético     16 10  3  3  34-26  23
3.Riachuelo    15  8  1  6  32-22  17
4.Globo/N      15  7  1  7  36-31  15
5.Alecrim      15  2  2 11  13-27   6
6.Ferroviário  15  2  1 12  15-47   5

1960

1961 (Torneio Início)

1962

List of champions

Topscorers


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