1996 in Brazilian football

The following article presents a summary of the 1996 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 95th season of competitive football in the country.

Football in Brazil
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Campeonato Brasileiro Série AEdit

Quarterfinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Portuguesa 3-1 Cruzeiro 3-0 0-1
Goiás 3-2 Guarani 3-1 0-1
Grêmio 3-2 Palmeiras 3-1 0-1
Atlético Mineiro 3-2 Atlético Paranaense 3-1 0-1

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Portuguesa 3-2 Atlético Mineiro 1-0 2-2
Goiás 3-5 Grêmio 1-3 2-2

Final


Portuguesa2–0Grêmio

Grêmio2–0Portuguesa

Grêmio declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro champions by aggregate score of 2-2.

RelegationEdit

The two worst placed teams, which are Fluminense and Bragantino, were relegated to the following year's second level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion USJ ARN NAU LON
1 União São João 6 3 2 1 11 8 +3 11 Promoted to Série A 1998 3–1 1–1 1–1
2 América-RN 6 3 0 3 8 12 −4 9 2–1 1–0 2–1
3 Náutico 6 2 2 2 10 6 +4 8 1–2 4–1 3–0
4 Londrina 6 1 2 3 8 11 −3 5 1–1 3–1 1–1

União São João declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B champions.

PromotionEdit

The two best placed teams in the final stage of the competition, which are União São João and América-RN, were promoted to the following year's first level.

RelegationEdit

The three worst placed teams in all the five groups in the first stage, which are Central, Sergipe and Goiatuba, were relegated to the following year's third level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série CEdit

Quarterfinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Nacional 0-4 Vila Nova 0-3 0-1
Botafogo-SP 3-1 Rio Branco-SP 2-0 1-1
Francana 4-4 (3-4 pen) Figueirense 3-1 1-3
Sampaio Corrêa 4-4 Porto 4-3 1-2

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Porto 3-5 Vila Nova 0-0 3-5
Figueirense 2-3 Botafogo-SP 2-0 0-3

Final


Vila Nova2–1Botafogo-SP

Botafogo-SP0–1Vila Nova

Vila Nova declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C champions by aggregate score of 3-1.

PromotionEdit

The champion and the runner-up, which are Vila Nova and Botafogo-SP, were promoted to the following year's second level.

Copa do BrasilEdit

The Copa do Brasil final was played between Cruzeiro and Palmeiras.


Cruzeiro1–1Palmeiras


Cruzeiro declared as the cup champions by aggregate score of 3-2.

State championship championsEdit

State Champion State Champion
Acre Juventus-AC Paraíba Santa Cruz-PB
Alagoas CSA Paraná Paraná
Amapá not disputed Pernambuco Sport Recife
Amazonas Nacional Piauí River
Bahia Vitória Rio de Janeiro Flamengo
Ceará Ceará Rio Grande do Norte América-RN
Distrito Federal Guará Rio Grande do Sul Grêmio
Espírito Santo Desportiva Rondônia Ji-Paraná
Goiás Goiás Roraima Baré
Maranhão Bacabal Santa Catarina Chapecoense
Mato Grosso Mixto São Paulo Palmeiras
Mato Grosso do Sul Operário Sergipe Sergipe
Minas Gerais Cruzeiro Tocantins Gurupi
Pará Remo

Youth competition championsEdit

Competition Champion
Copa Santiago de Futebol Juvenil Grêmio
Copa São Paulo de Juniores América-MG
Taça Belo Horizonte de Juniores Atlético Paranaense

Other competition championsEdit

Competition Champion
Copa dos Campeões Mundiais São Paulo
Copa Oro Flamengo
Copa Pernambuco Recife
Copa Rio-Brasília Botafogo
Copa Santa Catarina Figueirense
Torneio Maria Quitéria Vitória

Brazilian clubs in international competitionsEdit

Team Copa Libertadores 1996 Supercopa Sudamericana 1996 Copa CONMEBOL 1996 Recopa Sudamericana 1996
Botafogo Round of 16 Did not qualify Did not qualify N/A
Bragantino Did not qualify Did not qualify Quarterfinals N/A
Corinthians Quarterfinals Did not qualify Did not qualify N/A
Cruzeiro Did not qualify Runner-up Did not qualify N/A
Flamengo Did not qualify Quarterfinals Did not qualify N/A
Fluminense Did not qualify Did not qualify Round of 16 N/A
Grêmio Semifinals Round of 16 Did not qualify Champions
Palmeiras Did not qualify Did not qualify Round of 16 N/A
Santos Did not qualify Semifinals Did not qualify N/A
São Paulo Did not qualify Round of 16 Did not qualify N/A
Vasco Did not qualify Did not qualify Semifinals N/A

Brazil national teamEdit

The following table lists all the games played by the Brazil national football team in official competitions and friendly matches during 1996.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
January 12, 1996   Canada W 4-1 André, Caio, Sávio, Leandro Machado Gold Cup
January 14, 1996   Honduras W 5-0 Jamelli (2), Caio (2), Sávio Gold Cup
January 18, 1996   United States W 1-0 Sávio Gold Cup
January 21, 1996   Mexico L 0-2 - Gold Cup
March 27, 1996   Ghana W 8-2 Zé Maria, Sávio, André, Marques (3), Rivaldo, Luizão International Friendly
April 24, 1996   South Africa W 3-2 Flávio Conceição, Rivaldo, Bebeto Nelson Mandela Challenge
May 22, 1996   Croatia D 1-1 Sávio International Friendly
June 26, 1996   Poland W 3-1 Bebeto (2), Narciso International Friendly
August 28, 1996   Russia D 2-2 Donizete, Ronaldo International Friendly
August 31, 1996   Netherlands D 2-2 Giovanni, Gonçalves International Friendly
October 16, 1996   Lithuania W 3-1 Ronaldo (3) International Friendly
November 13, 1996   Cameroon W 2-0 Giovanni, Djalminha International Friendly
December 18, 1996   Bosnia and Herzegovina W 1-0 Ronaldo International Friendly

Women's footballEdit

Brazil women's national football teamEdit

The following table lists all the games played by the Brazil women's national football team in official competitions and friendly matches during 1996.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
January 14, 1996   Ukraine W 7–0 Pretinha (4), unknown (3) Torneio do Brasil
January 16, 1996   United States L 2–3 Sissi, Elane Torneio do Brasil
January 18, 1996   Russia W 4–0 unavailable Torneio do Brasil
January 21, 1996   United States D 1–1 (2-3 pen) Pretinha Torneio do Brasil
July 4, 1986   Canada W 2–1 unavailable International Friendly
July 21, 1986   Norway D 2–2 Pretinha (2) Summer Olympics
July 23, 1986   Japan W 2–0 Kátia Cilene, Roseli Summer Olympics
July 25, 1986   Germany D 1–1 Sissi Summer Olympics
July 28, 1986   China PR L 2–3 Roseli, Pretinha Summer Olympics
August 1, 1986   Norway L 0–2 - Summer Olympics
December 10, 1986   Scotland W 5–0 unavailable International Friendly
December 12, 1986   Scotland W 6–0 unavailable International Friendly
December 14, 1986   Scotland W 7–1 unavailable International Friendly

The Brazil women's national football team competed in the following competitions in 1995:

Competition Performance
Summer Olympics Semifinals

Domestic competition championsEdit

Competition Champion
Campeonato Brasileiro Saad
Campeonato Carioca Vasco

ReferencesEdit