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The following article presents a summary of the 1979 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 78th season of competitive football in the country.

Football in Brazil
Season1979
1978 Brazil 1980

Campeonato Brasileiro Série AEdit

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Coritiba 2-3 Vasco da Gama 1-1 1-2
Palmeiras 3-4 Internacional 2-3 1-1

Final


Vasco da Gama0–2Internacional

Internacional2–1Vasco da Gama

Internacional declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro champions by aggregate score of 4-1.

State championship championsEdit

State Champion State Champion
Acre Rio Branco-AC Paraíba Campinense
Alagoas CRB Paraná Coritiba
Amapá Amapá Pernambuco Santa Cruz
Amazonas Nacional Piauí Flamengo-PI
Bahia Bahia Rio de Janeiro Flamengo
Flamengo(1)
Ceará Ferroviário Rio Grande do Norte América-RN
Distrito Federal Gama Rio Grande do Sul Grêmio
Espírito Santo Desportiva Rondônia Ferroviário-RO
Goiás Vila Nova Roraima Ríver-RR
Maranhão Maranhão Santa Catarina Joinville
Mato Grosso Mixto São Paulo Corinthians
Mato Grosso do Sul Operário Sergipe Itabaiana
Minas Gerais Atlético Mineiro Tocantins -
Pará Remo
(1)In 1979, two editions of the Rio de Janeiro State Championship were played because Guanabara State's and Rio de Janeiro State's football federations merged in 1978. The Rio de Janeiro State Football Federation organized both competitions, which were won by Flamengo.

Youth competition championsEdit

Competition Champion
Copa São Paulo de Juniores Marília

Other competition championsEdit

Competition Champion
Taça Minas Gerais Atlético Mineiro
Torneio de Integração da Amazônia Rio Branco

Brazilian clubs in international competitionsEdit

Team Copa Libertadores 1979
Guarani Semifinals
Palmeiras Group stage

Brazil national teamEdit

The following table lists all the games played by the Brazil national football team in official competitions and friendly matches during 1979.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
May 17, 1979   Paraguay W 6-0 Éder, Zico (3), Nílton Batata (2) International Friendly
May 31, 1979   Uruguay W 5-1 Edinho, Sócrates (2), Nílton Batata, Éder International Friendly
June 21, 1979   Ajax W 5-0 Sócrates (2), Toninho, Zico (2) International Friendly (unofficial match)
July 5, 1979   Bahia State Combined Team D 1-1 Juary International Friendly (unofficial match)
July 26, 1979   Bolivia L 1-2 Roberto Dinamite Copa América
August 2, 1979   Argentina W 2-1 Tita, Zico Copa América
August 16, 1979   Bolivia W 2-0 Tita, Zico Copa América
August 23, 1979   Argentina D 2-2 Sócrates (2) Copa América
October 24, 1979   Paraguay L 1-2 Palhinha Copa América
October 31, 1979   Paraguay D 2-2 Falcão, Sócrates Copa América

ReferencesEdit