The former Rio-São Paulo Tournament was officially named "Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa" since 1954, in hommage to the former goalkeeper of Brazil National Team and president of São Paulo State FA, who died that year.
In 1967, the tournament promoters (São Paulo State and Guanabara State FAs) invited clubs from Minas Gerais, Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul. The name "Rio-São Paulo Tournament" was obviously abandoned and the new tournament was only referred as "Roberto Gomes Pedrosa" or "Robertão".
In 1968, the tournament turned to be organized by CBD (the Brazilian FA), which invited clubs from Bahia and Pernambuco and created a silver trophy to be offered to the champions (hence, the tournament was also referred as "Taça de Prata").
1967-Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras (São Paulo-SP) 1968-Santos Futebol Clube (Santos-SP) 1969-Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras (São Paulo-SP) 1970-Fluminense Futebol Clube (Rio de Janeiro-RJ)
In 1971, CBD extended the right of participation to any interested state of Brazil and turned the tournament into the Campeonato Brasileiro, the first ever competition to officially award to their winners the title of "Brazilian Champions".
Palmares 2 Palmeiras 1 Santos and Fluminense
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