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Historical document of Botafogo (1962)

Historical document of Botafogo (1962)

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In 1962, Botafogo conquered important titles and a revenue record.

Botafogo accounting document for the carioca championship. Rio de Janeiro, 1962. One sheet. 21.5 cm x 28 cm. In Portuguese. Good state. Single piece.

Botafogo is one of the most traditional clubs in Brazilian football. with a history full of important titles and legendary players such as Nilton Santos, Garrincha, Jairzinho, Heleno de Freitas, Zagallo, Manga, Gérson, Túlio Maravilha, among others. Incidentally, Botafogo has the record for the largest number of players loaned to the Brazilian National Team for World Cups and fans remember incredible matches played by their stars against their eternal Rio rivals, Flamengo, Fluminense and Vasco da Gama.

The 1950s and 1960s represent their golden age, but 1962 was a special year for Botafogo: the club won the second championship in Rio, won the Torneio Rio-São Paulo and also the Taça Brasil, which was the main national tournament clubs at the time. The 1962 Brazil Cup was won in a historic final against Pelé's Santos, considered the best team at the time. In the first match, held at Maracanã, Botafogo won 4-3, with two goals from Amarildo, one from Zagallo and the other from Quarentinha. In the second match, in São Paulo, Santos won 3-1, but Botafogo took the cup for having scored more goals on aggregate.

This unpublished document takes us into Botafogo's accounts for the 1962 Carioca championship, a time of packed stadiums with a record for the final against Flamengo: 158,994 people who watched Botafogo's victory (3-0) on December 15, 1962 , at the temple of football, Maracanã.

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