Professional Era 1953 - turned state championship  1954 - turned state championship  1955 - turned state championship  1956 - Central SC (Barra do Piraí)  1957 - Adrianino FC (Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin)  1958 - Barra Mansa FC (Barra Mansa)  1959 - Nacional FC (Duque de Caxias)  1960-63 not played 1964 - Royal (Barra do Piraí)  1965 - Barra Mansa FC (Barra Mansa) 1966 - Royal (Barra do Piraí)  1967 - Central (Barra do Piraí) 1968 - Resende FC (Resende) 1969 unknown 1970 unknown 1971 unknown 1972 unknown 1973 unknown 1974 unknown 1975 unknown 1976 - Mesquita FC (Mesquita)   The championships fo DEP from 1953 to 1955 were recognized for a while by the FFD as Vale do Paraíba championships, but in 1962 they were turned back to state championships by the state federation. More details on each state championship files (from 1953 to 1955).  In 1956 FFD organized the Divisão Departamental de Profissionais (DDP), dividing the state in professional zones. 1ª and 2ª Zonas together organized the professional Vale do Paraíba Championship.  In 1957 the championship was organized by the 1ª Zona alone.  With the rising abandonment of professionalism, the Vale do Paraíba Championship joined with the Baixada Fluminense Championship (3ª Zona) in 1958 and 1959. From 1960 to 1963 the competition was not played.  In 1964 the competition, renamed to Copa Vale do Paraíba, returned as an amateur competition.  In 1966 the Vale do Paraíba Championship became professional and valid as a professional zone of FFD again.  As in 1958 and 1959, the championship counted also with a team from Baixada Fluminense.
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