2002 in Brazilian football

The following article presents a summary of the 2002 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 101st season of competitive football in the country.

Football in Brazil
Season2002
2001 Brazil 2003

Campeonato Brasileiro Série AEdit

Quarterfinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Fluminense 3-2 São Caetano 3-0 0-2
Atlético Mineiro 3-8 Corinthians 2-6 1-2
Grêmio 1-0 Juventude 0-0 1-0
Santos 5-2 São Paulo 3-1 2-1

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Fluminense 3-3 Corinthians 1-0 2-3
Santos 3-1 Grêmio 3-0 0-1

Final


Santos2–0Corinthians

Corinthians2–3Santos

Santos declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro champions by aggregate score of 5-2.

RelegationEdit

The four worst placed teams, which are Portuguesa, Palmeiras, Gama and Botafogo, were relegated to the following year's second level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série BEdit

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série B final was played between Fortaleza and Criciúma.


Fortaleza2–0Criciúma


Criciúma declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B champions by aggregate score of 4-3.

PromotionEdit

The champion and the runner-up, which are Criciúma and Fortaleza, were promoted to the following year's first level.

RelegationEdit

The six worst placed teams, which are Americano, Botafogo-SP, Sampaio Corrêa, Guarany-CE, XV de Piracicaba and Bragantino, were relegated to the following year's third level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série CEdit

Final stage
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Brasiliense (P) 6 3 3 0 9 5 +4 12
2 Marília (P) 6 3 2 1 11 7 +4 11
3 Ipatinga 6 1 2 3 8 10 −2 5
4 Nacional-AM 6 1 1 4 3 9 −6 4
Source: rsssf.com
(P) Promoted to Série B 2003.

Brasiliense declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C champions.

PromotionEdit

The two best placed teams in the final stage of the competition, which are Brasiliense and Marília, were promoted to the following year's second level.

Copa do BrasilEdit

The Copa do Brasil final was played between Corinthians and Brasiliense.




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

Copa dos CampeõesEdit

The Copa dos Campeões final was played between Paysandu and Cruzeiro.


Paysandu1–2Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro3–4Paysandu

Paysandu declared as the cup champions by aggregate score of 5-5.

Regional and state championship championsEdit

Regional championship champions

Competition Champion
Campeonato do Nordeste Bahia
Copa Centro-Oeste Goiás
Copa Norte Paysandu
Copa Sul-Minas Cruzeiro
Torneio Rio-São Paulo Corinthians

State championship champions

State Champion State Champion
Acre Rio Branco Paraíba Atlético Cajazeirense
Alagoas CRB Paraná Iraty
Atlético Paranaense(1)
Amapá Ypiranga Pernambuco Náutico
Amazonas Nacional Piauí River
Bahia Palmeiras do Nordeste
Vitória(1)
Rio de Janeiro Fluminense(2)
Ceará Ceará Rio Grande do Norte América-RN
Distrito Federal CFZ de Brasília Rio Grande do Sul Internacional
Espírito Santo Alegrense Rondônia CFA
Goiás Goiás Roraima Atlético Roraima
Maranhão Sampaio Corrêa Santa Catarina Figueirense
Mato Grosso Operário (VG) São Paulo Ituano
São Paulo(1)
Mato Grosso do Sul CENE Sergipe Confiança
Minas Gerais Caldense
Cruzeiro(1)
Tocantins Tocantinópolis
Pará Paysandu
(1)The club won a competition named Supercampeonato (Superchampionship), which was an extra tournament that included regional championship teams.
(2)According to the Rio de Janeiro State Football Federation, the 2002 Rio de Janeiro State Championship is sub judice.

Youth competition championsEdit

Competition Champion
Copa Macaé de Juvenis Fluminense
Copa Santiago de Futebol Juvenil Cruzeiro
Copa São Paulo de Juniores Portuguesa
Copa Sub-17 de Promissão Corinthians
Taça Belo Horizonte de Juniores Palmeiras

Other competition championsEdit

Competition Champion
Copa FPF São Bento
Copa Pernambuco Recife

Brazilian clubs in international competitionsEdit

Team Copa Libertadores 2002 Copa Sudamericana 2002
Atlético Paranaense Group stage N/A
Flamengo Group stage N/A
Grêmio Semifinals N/A
São Caetano Runner-up 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 2002.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
January 31, 2002   Bolivia W 6–0 Cris, Gilberto Silva (2), Kléberson, Washington, Ânderson Polga International Friendly
February 6, 2002   Saudi Arabia W 1–0 Djalminha International Friendly
March 7, 2002   Iceland W 6–1 Ânderson Polga (2), Kléberson, Kaká, Gilberto Silva, Edílson International Friendly
March 27, 2002   Yugoslavia W 1–0 Luizão International Friendly
April 17, 2002   Portugal D 1–1 Ronaldinho International Friendly
May 18, 2002   Catalonia W 3–1 Ronaldinho (2), Edmílson International Friendly (unofficial match)
May 25, 2002   Malaysia W 4–0 Ronaldo, Juninho, Denílson, Edílson International Friendly
June 3, 2002   Turkey W 2–1 Ronaldo, Rivaldo World Cup
June 8, 2002   China PR W 4–0 Roberto Carlos, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo World Cup
June 13, 2002   Costa Rica W 5–2 Ronaldo (2), Edmílson, Rivaldo, Júnior World Cup
June 17, 2002   Belgium W 2–0 Rivaldo, Ronaldo World Cup
June 21, 2002   England W 2–1 Rivaldo, Ronaldinho World Cup
June 26, 2002   Turkey W 1–0 Ronaldo World Cup
June 30, 2002   Germany W 2–0 Ronaldo (2) World Cup
August 21, 2002   Paraguay L 0–1 - International Friendly
November 20, 2002   South Korea W 3–2 Ronaldo (2), Ronaldinho International Friendly

Women's footballEdit

Brazil women's national football teamEdit

The Brazil women's national football team did not play any matches in 2002.

ReferencesEdit