Copa del Atlántico (Taça do Atlântico) de Clubes 1956

Played in parallel to the 1956 Copa del Atlántico, in which the
national teams of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay played.

Organised by the national federations, who all entered 5 clubs.

Participants:
Argentina (5): Boca Juniors, Lanús, Racing, River Plate, San Lorenzo de Almagro;
Brazil (5):    América-RJ, Corinthians, Fluminense, Santos, São Paulo;
Uruguay (5):   Danubio, Defensor, Nacional, Peñarol, Wanderers.

Organizers:
Asociación del Fútbol Argentino - AFA.
Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol - AUF.
Confederação Brasileira de Desportos - CBD.

Played as a knock-out tournament.

First Round

[Jun 20, Buenos Aires (San Lorenzo de Almagro)]
Lanús            5-1 Defensor 
[Jun 20, Montevideo (Centenario)]
Wanderers        2-1 San Lorenzo de Almagro 
[Jun 23, Montevideo (Centenario)]
Nacional         0-1 São Paulo
  [Maneca]
[Jun 23, São Paulo (Pacaembú)]
Corinthians      2-2 Danubio           [Corinthians won on lots]
  [Cláudio, Paulo; Cruz, Melgarejo]
[Jun 23, Rio de Janeiro (Maracanã)]
América-RJ       2-1 Racing
  [David, Washington; Bessuti]
[Jun 24, Santos]
Santos           4-0 River Plate
  [Álvaro (2), Vasconcelos, Pagão]
[Jun 24, Montevideo]
Peñarol          0-1 Boca Juniors

NB: Fluminense bye to quarterfinals

Quarterfinals

[Jun 30, São Paulo]
São Paulo        3-1 América-RJ
  [Lanzoninho, Zezinho, Maneca; Alvinho]
[Jun 30, Montevideo (Centenario)]
Wanderers        0-2 Lanús
[Jul 1, Buenos Aires (San Lorenzo de Almagro)]
Boca Juniors     3-1 Fluminense
  [Angelillo (2), Borello; Valdo]
[Jul 4, São Paulo]
Corinthians      4-3 Santos

Semifinals

[Jul 5, Buenos Aires (at San Lorenzo de Almagro)]
Boca Juniors     2-0 Lanús
[Jul 7, São Paulo]
Corinthians      2-0 São Paulo
  [Zezé, Cláudio]

Final 

First Leg [Jul 19]
Corinthians      n/p Boca Juniors

NB: the final between Boca Juniors and Corinthians was to be played
    as a 'best-of-three' series; however, it never took place.

NB: the Copa del Atlántico 1947 is not related.


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Many thanks to Osvaldo José Gorgazzi for various corrections and additions

Prepared and maintained by José Ricardo Caldas e Almeida and Santiago Reis da Cruz for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Authors: José Ricardo Caldas e Almeida and Santiago Reis da Cruz
Last updated: 15 Dec 2006

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