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1959 Campeonato Profesional

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Season  1959
Start date  1959
Matches played  262
Top goalscorer  Felipe Marino (35)
Goals scored  914
1959 Campeonato Profesional
Champions  Millonarios (5th title)
Biggest home win  Santa Fe 8–0 Cúcuta Deportivo
Biggest away win  Deportes Tolima 1–5 Millonarios Deportivo Cali 1–5 Deportivo Pereira Deportivo Pereira 0–4 Millonarios
Highest scoring  Atlético Bucaramanga 6–3 América Atlético Nacional 7–2 Medellín Deportes Tolima 6–3 Atlético Bucaramanga Deportivo Pereira 5–4 Deportes Tolima

The 1959 Campeonato Profesional was the 12th season of Colombia's top-flight football league. 12 teams compete against one another and played each weekend. Millonarios won the league for 5th time in its history after getting 58 points. Santa Fe, the defending champion, was 8th with 40 points.



12 teams competed in the tournament: Deportivo Cali, Independiente Medellín and Unión Magdalena returned, while Atlético Manizales was dissolved. Millonarios won the championship for fifth time.

League system

Every team played four games against each other team, two at home and two 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: Colombia 1956


1959 Campeonato Profesional Wikipedia

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