FIRST PHASE 4ª Zona (Zona Centro): results also valid for Niterói City League Participants CANTO DO RIO Football Club (Niterói) CRUZEIRO Futebol Clube FONSECA Atlético Clube (Niterói) HERÓIS Futebol Clube (Niterói) MANUFATORA Atlético Clube (Niterói) PERY Atlético Clube (Niterói) Champions: Fonseca (classified to the final phase) 5ª Zona (Zona Campista): results also valid for Campos City League Participants AMERICANO Futebol Clube (Campos) CAMPOS Atlético Associação (Campos) GOYTACAZ Futebol Clube (Campos) MUNICIPAL Futebol Clube (Campos) PARAÍSO Futebol Clube (Campos) Clube Esportivo RIO BRANCO (Campos) Esporte Clube SÃO JOÃO (Campos) Esporte Clube SÃO JOSÉ (Campos) Champions: Goytacaz (classified to the final phase) FINAL PHASE: [Sep/1961] Fonseca 0-WO Goytacaz The 5ª Zona of the Campeonato Fluminense, also valid as Campos City League, was much longer than other seasons, causing a enormous delay in FFD's schedule. In April 1961 Confederação Brasileira de Desportos opened the inscriptions of Taça Brasil, and the 1960 champion of FFD wasn't defined, due to the undefiniton of 5ª Zona. With the inscriptions of Taça Brasil coming to an end, FFD tried to inscribe Fonseca as the state champion of the 1959 season, wich was denyed - CBD argued that the representative of FFD in 1961 Taça Brasil should be either the 1960 champions or at least it's runners-up. So, FFD explained the situation to CBD, arguing that Fonseca was already in the finals and would be, at least, 1960 runners-up. CBD accepeted Fonseca in 1961 Taça Brasil, and the 1960 state championship finals would be disputed after the national competition. In september 1961 the decision of the 1960 season between Fonseca and Goytacaz (now the winner of 5ª Zona) would finally be realized, as announced by the FFD. But as Fonseca already represented the state in Taça Brasil, Goytacaz withdraw from the match, leading Fonseca to be declared the state champions of 1960.
list of champions
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