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Historical document of Botafogo (1962)

Historical document of Botafogo (1962)

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

  • Botafogo's accounting document for the Rio championship.
  • Rio de Janeiro, 1962.
  • A leaf.
  • 21.5 cm x 28 cm.
  • In Portuguese.
  • Good state.
  • Unique 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. In fact, Botafogo has a record for the highest number of players given to the Brazilian National Team for World Cups and fans remember incredible games by their stars against their eternal rivals from Rio, Flamengo, Fluminense and Vasco da Gama.

The 1950s and 1960s represent their golden era, but the year 1962 was special for Botafogo: the club won the second Rio championship, won the Rio-São Paulo Tournament and also the Taça Brasil, which was the main national tournament of clubs at the time. The 1962 Taça Brasil was won in a historic final against Pelé's Santos, considered the best team of the time. In the first match, held at Maracanã, Botafogo won 4-3, with two goals from Amarildo, one from Zagallo and another 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 unprecedented document takes us into Botafogo's accounts for the 1962 Rio 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 , in the temple of football, Maracanã.

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