Picture : The teams of Sao Paulo AC and CA Paulistano in Stadium Velodromo Sao Paulo 1902
IFFHS DOCUMENTATION Part 1
CAMPEONATO PAULISTA (1902 – 1924)
The Campeonato Paulista Série A1, commonly known as Campeonato Paulista, is the Top of the professional football league in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo .The league is today contested between 16 clubs and typically lasts from January to April. Rivalries amongst four of the most well-known Brazilian teams (Corinthians, Palmeiras, Santos and Sao Paulo) have marked the history of the competition. The Campeonato Paulista is the oldest established league in Brazil, being held since 1902 and professionally since 1933.
Upon his return from England, where he attended college and discovered the sport, Charles Miller (picture) introduced the football association rules to Brazil. On December 14, 1901, the Liga Paulista de Foot-Ball (Paulista Football League), or LPF was founded, comprising five initial teams: Sao Paulo Athletic Club, International, Mackenzie, Germania and Paulistano).Between April and October 1902, those teams competed in the first edition of the tournament, with São Paulo AC winning the title and Miller himself as the leading goalscorer (10 goals).
Club Atletico Paulistano 1902 - Standing : Jorge Mesquita, Thiers Costa Marques, Tutu Miranda, Guilherme Rubiao, José Rubiao - Middle : Ibanez de Moraes Salles, Olavo Paes de Barros, Renato Miranda - Down : Edgard Barros, Geraldo Pacheco Jordão, Alvaro Rocha, Oscar Costa Marques, Joao Costa Marques.
Arthur Friedenreich, one of the greatest Brazilian Players in the History ! 557 official goals in 562 matches between 1909 and 1936, more than 1200 goals (with non official) in 1200 matches in his career. He was crowned 5th Best Century Player in Brazil behind Pelé, Garrincha, Zico and Didi !
The teams of Club Atletico Paulistano and Sao Paulo Athletic Club before the match in Stadium Velodromo 1902.