Rio de Janeiro State League (Campeonato Fluminense) 1953

In 1953, DEP affiliated a large numbers of newly professional clubs,
and planned a state championship with too many participants. The clubs of
Niterói and Campos were against this and decided not to dispute the State
Championship, but only their city leagues, that were now professional.

The State Championship of 1953, then, was disputed only with teams of the
Vale do Paraíba region, and Barra Mansa Futebol Clube conquered the title,
while Royal Sport Club finished second.

However, after the pression of clubs from Niterói and Campos, FFD decided
that the 1953 State Championship was no more valid as a state honour, but
only as a Vale do Paraíba Championship. The State Championship of 1953 was
reorganized, now only with the 1953 professional champions of Niterói, Campos
and Vale do Paraíba. This new championship was disputed in 1954, but
was valid for the 1953 season. The 1952 State Championship was not altered.

But in 1962 FFD turned back on this decision, and all championships of DEP
were again recognized as state championships. The championship disputed between
the champions of DEP and the Niterói and Campos city leagues became an extra
state tournament, called State Superchampionship.

Campeonato Fluminense 1953

Esporte Clube 1º DE MAIO (Piraí)
ADRIANINO Atlético Clube (Eng. Paulo de Frontin)
BARRA MANSA Futebol Clube (Barra Mansa)
Sport Club BENFICA (Valença)
BRASIL INDUSTRIAL Esporte Clube (Paracambi)
CENTRAL Sport Club (Barra do Piraí)
COROADOS Futebol Clube (Valença)
FLUMINENSE Futebol Clube (Vassouras)
FRIGORÍFICO Atlético Clube (Mendes)
RESENDE Futebol Clube (Resende)
ROYAL Sport Club (Barra do Piraí)
Esporte Clube SIDERANTIM (Barra Mansa)
TUPY Sport Club (Paracambi)
VALENCIANO Atlético Clube (Valença)

Some matches:
[May 1]
1º de Maio	2-2	Benfica
Barra Mansa	6-0	Tupy

[May 3]
Siderantim	1-2	Adrianino
Valenciano	3-0	Resende
Fluminense	0-1	Central

[May 10]
Siderantim	1-1	Valenciano
Central		4-1	Tupy
Resende		0-7	Adrianino
Coroados	1-3	Barra Mansa

[Feb 16/1954]
Valenciano	0-1	Barra Mansa

Final standings:
1.Barra Mansa	Champions; to Superchampionship

Supercampeonato Fluminense 1953
AMERICANO Futebol Clube (Campos)
BARRA MANSA Futebol Clube (Barra Mansa)
FONSECA Atlético Clube (Niterói)

[Jul 3/1954]
Barra Mansa	1-1	Fonseca
Barra Mansa - Zeca; Edgard e Moacir; Padeiro, Mizinho e Espíndola; Raimundinho,
Edú, Zé Carlos, Russo e Pingo.
Fonseca - Carlinhos; Miltinho e Malhado; Nico, Agnelo e Amazor; Dionísio, Orlando,
Barroca, Cacau e Cláudio.

[Jul 8/1954]
Goytacaz        0-1     Barra Mansa
Barra Mansa - Zeca; Edgard e Moacir; Padeiro, Mizinho e Espíndola; Raimundinho,
Edú, Zé Carlos, Russo e Pingo.

[Jul 11/1954]
Fonseca		0-2	Goytacaz
Goytacaz - Neilton; Dílson e Gerson; Tarceli, Geraldo e Rubinho; Dodô, Lucas,
Ovilson, Roberto e Joel.

Final standings:
1.Barra Mansa	1 lp	Champions
2.Goytacaz	2 lp
3.Fonseca	3 lp
lp=lost points


1953 (Torneio Início)


list of champions

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