CSF Confederacion Sudamericana de Futbol Summer Octagonal Tournament 1961

Confederacion Sudamericana de Futbol Logo 1916-1989 [Reference: 1]

Final Table

Summer Octagonal 1961PWDLFAPts
Flamengo (Bra)75029810
Cerro (Uru)7412899
Boca Juniors (Arg)732214108
River Plate (Arg)73221188
Corinthians (Bra)731314147
Vasco da Gama (Bra)72238106
Sao Paulo (Bra)721414125
Nacional (Uru)70343103
[References: 2]


Summer OctagonalFlaCerBJRPCorVdGSPNac
Boca Juniors4-03-0xxx1-13-42-01-50-0
River Plate0-11-11-1xxx2-11-23-23-0
Vasco da Gama1-01-20-22-11-2xxx2-21-1
Sao Paulo2-30-15-12-31-22-2xxx2-0
[References: 2]


Brazil’s Flamengo from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil won the Summer Octagonal Tournament in South America with a 2-0 victory over Cerro of Uruguay in the seventh and final round of matches. Boca Juniors of Argentina finished third, losing their last match 1-5 to Sao Paulo of Brazil. Other contestants were Nacional of Uruguay, Vasco Da Gama of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Corinthians of Sao Paulo (Brazil), and River Plate of Argentina.

About the Summer Octagonal Tournament

Preseason Soccer Tournaments in South America begin as soon as the season ends. In the 1960s an Octagonal International Tournament was played involving top club teams from South America as well as International teams from Europe such as East Germany and Czechoslovakia.



[1] 1000 Logos (2021) CONMEBOL-logo-history [Internet] Available from: https://1000logos.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/CONMEBOL-logo-history.jpg [Accessed 5 January 2021][Adjusted]


[2] Gordon Jeffrey (1990) “Summer Octagonal Tournament a success” World Soccer. September 1961. pg. 36


Thanks to Martin Slattery.

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