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1953 Campeonato Profesional

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Season  1953
Start date  1953
Matches played  132
Top goalscorer  Mario Garelli (20)
Goals scored  535
1953 Campeonato Profesional
Champions  Millonarios (4th title)
Biggest home win  Santa Fe 7–0 Unión Magdalena
Biggest away win  Junior 0–4 Atlético Nacional Atlético Nacional 1–5 Deportivo Cali Deportivo Pereira 1–5 Boca Juniors Sporting 0–4 Santa Fe
Highest scoring  Deportivo Pereira 4–7 Atlético Nacional Atlético Quindío 8–3 Sporting

The 1953 Campeonato Profesional was the sixth season of Colombia's top-flight football league. 12 teams compete against one another and played each weekend. The tournament was notable for being the fifth and last year of El Dorado. Millonarios won the league for 4th time in its history and for the third time in a row after getting 35 points.



The tournament was the fifth year of El Dorado, after the DIMAYOR agreed the Pacto de Lima with the FIFA, with the requirement that the foreign players would return to their countries the next year.

12 teams competed in the tournament, three less than the previous year: Deportivo Manizales and Universidad were dissolved, while América de Cali and Independiente Medellín were bankrupt and did not join. Deportivo Samarios was refounded as Unión Magdalena. Millonarios won the championship for the third consecutive time, getting their fourth league title.

League system

Every team played two games against each other team, one at home and one away. Teams received two points for a win and one point for a draw. If two or more teams were tied on points, places were determined by goal difference. The team with the most points is the champion of the league.

Top goalscorers

Source: RSSSF.com Colombia 1953


1953 Campeonato Profesional Wikipedia