2017 in Brazilian football

The following article presents a summary of the 2017 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 116th season of competitive football in the country.

Football in Brazil
Season2017
2016 Brazil 2018

Campeonato Brasileiro Série AEdit

The 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A started on May 13, 2017, and concluded on December 3, 2017.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Corinthians (C) 38 21 9 8 50 30 +20 72 Qualification for Copa Libertadores group stage
2 Palmeiras 38 19 6 13 61 45 +16 63
3 Santos 38 17 12 9 42 32 +10 63
4 Grêmio 38 18 8 12 55 36 +19 62
5 Cruzeiro 38 15 12 11 47 39 +8 57
6 Flamengo 38 15 11 12 49 38 +11 56
7 Vasco da Gama 38 15 11 12 40 47 −7 56 Qualification for Copa Libertadores second stage
8 Chapecoense 38 15 9 14 47 49 −2 54
9 Atlético Mineiro 38 14 12 12 52 49 +3 54 Qualification for Copa Sudamericana first stage
10 Botafogo 38 14 11 13 45 42 +3 53
11 Atlético Paranaense 38 14 9 15 45 43 +2 51
12 Bahia 38 13 11 14 50 48 +2 50
13 São Paulo 38 13 11 14 48 49 −1 50
14 Fluminense 38 11 14 13 50 53 −3 47
15 Sport 38 12 9 17 46 58 −12 45
16 Vitória 38 11 10 17 50 58 −8 43
17 Coritiba (R) 38 11 10 17 42 51 −9 43 Relegation to Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
18 Avaí (R) 38 10 13 15 29 48 −19 43
19 Ponte Preta (R) 38 10 9 19 37 52 −15 39
20 Atlético Goianiense (R) 38 9 9 20 38 56 −18 36
Source: CBF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored; 5) head-to-head results; 6) least red cards received; 7) least yellow cards received; 8) draw.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Corinthians won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.

RelegationEdit

The four worst placed teams, which are Coritiba, Avaí, Ponte Preta and Atlético Goianiense, were relegated to the following year's second level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série BEdit

The 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B started on May 12, 2017, and concluded on November 25, 2017.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 América Mineiro (C, P) 38 20 13 5 46 25 +21 73 Promotion to 2018 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
2 Internacional (P) 38 20 11 7 54 26 +28 71
3 Ceará (P) 38 19 10 9 46 32 +14 67
4 Paraná (P) 38 18 10 10 49 28 +21 64
5 Londrina 38 18 8 12 56 46 +10 62
6 Oeste 38 14 17 7 43 31 +12 59
7 Vila Nova 38 15 13 10 38 30 +8 58
8 Brasil de Pelotas 38 15 6 17 43 50 −7 51
9 Juventude 38 13 12 13 35 38 −3 51
10 Boa Esporte 38 12 14 12 40 42 −2 50
11 Paysandu 38 13 9 16 41 41 0 48
12 Figueirense 38 12 12 14 44 49 −5 48
13 Criciúma 38 12 12 14 41 46 −5 48
14 Goiás 38 12 9 17 35 46 −11 45
15 CRB 38 12 9 17 35 50 −15 45
16 Guarani 38 11 11 16 36 46 −10 44
17 Luverdense (R) 38 10 14 14 38 40 −2 44 Relegation to 2018 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C
18 Santa Cruz (R) 38 8 13 17 43 54 −11 37
19 ABC (R) 38 9 7 22 28 49 −21 34
20 Náutico (R) 38 8 8 22 29 51 −22 32
Updated to match(es) played on 25 November 2017. Source: CBF, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored; 5) head-to-head results; 6) least red cards received; 7) least yellow cards received; 8) draw.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

América Mineiro won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B.

PromotionEdit

The four best placed teams, which are América Mineiro, Internacional, Ceará and Paraná, were promoted to the following year's first level.

RelegationEdit

The four worst placed teams, which are Luverdense, Santa Cruz, ABC and Náutico, were relegated to the following year's third level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série CEdit

The 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C started on May 14, 2017, and concluded on October 21, 2017.

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série C final was played between CSA and Fortaleza.


Fortaleza1–2CSA

CSA0–0Fortaleza

CSA won the league after beating Fortaleza

PromotionEdit

The four best placed teams, CSA, Fortaleza, São Bento and Sampaio Corrêa, were promoted to the following year's second level.

RelegationEdit

The four worst placed teams, Moto Club, Macaé, Mogi Mirim and ASA, were relegated to the following year's fourth level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série DEdit

The 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série D started on May 21, 2017, and concluded on September 10, 2017.

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série D final was played between Operário Ferroviário and Globo.




Operário Ferroviário won the league after beating Globo

PromotionEdit

The four best placed teams, Operário Ferroviário, Globo, Atlético Acreano and Juazeirense, were promoted to the following year's third level.

Domestic cupsEdit

Copa do BrasilEdit

The 2017 Copa do Brasil started on February 8, 2017, and concluded on September 27, 2017. The Copa do Brasil final was played between Flamengo and Cruzeiro.


Flamengo1–1Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro0–0Flamengo
Penalties
5–3

Cruzeiro won the cup after defeating Flamengo.

Copa do NordesteEdit

The competition featured 20 clubs from the Northeastern region. It started on January 24, 2017 and concluded on May 24, 2017. The Copa do Nordeste final was played between Bahia and Sport.




Bahia won the cup after defeating Sport.

Copa VerdeEdit

The competition featured 18 clubs from the North and Central-West regions, including the Espírito Santo champions. It started on January 29, 2017 and concluded on May 16, 2017. The Copa Verde final was played between Luverdense and Paysandu.




Luverdense won the cup after defeating Paysandu.

Primeira LigaEdit

The competition features 12 clubs from the South and Southeastern regions, including Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro State teams. It started on January 24, 2017 and concluded on October 8, 2017. The Primeira Liga final was played between Londrina and Atlético Mineiro.



Londrina won the cup after defeating Atlético Mineiro.

State championship championsEdit

State Champion
  Acre Atlético Acreano
  Alagoas CRB
  Amapá Santos
  Amazonas Manaus
  Bahia Vitória
  Ceará Ceará
  Distrito Federal Brasiliense
  Espírito Santo Atlético Itapemirim
  Goiás Goiás
  Maranhão Sampaio Corrêa
  Mato Grosso Cuiabá
  Mato Grosso do Sul Corumbaense
  Minas Gerais Atlético Mineiro
  Pará Paysandu
  Paraíba Botafogo
  Paraná Coritiba
  Pernambuco Sport
  Piauí Altos
  Rio de Janeiro Flamengo
  Rio Grande do Norte ABC
  Rio Grande do Sul Novo Hamburgo
  Rondônia Real Ariquemes
  Roraima São Raimundo
  Santa Catarina Chapecoense
  São Paulo Corinthians
  Sergipe Confiança
  Tocantins Interporto

State cup competition championsEdit

Competition Champion
Copa Espírito Santo Atlético Itapemirim
Copa Fares Lopes Floresta
Copa FGF São José
Copa FMF União Rondonópolis
Copa Paraná Maringá
Copa Paulista Ferroviária
Copa Piauí 4 de Julho
Copa Rio Boavista
Copa Santa Catarina Atlético Tubarão

Youth competition championsEdit

Competition Champion
Campeonato Brasileiro de Aspirantes Internacional
Campeonato Brasileiro de Seleções Estaduais Sub-20 State of Rio Grande do Sul
Campeonato Brasileiro Sub-20 Cruzeiro
Copa do Brasil Sub-17(1) Palmeiras
Copa do Brasil Sub-20 Atlético Mineiro
Copa RS de Futebol Sub-20 São Paulo
Copa Santiago de Futebol Juvenil Internacional
Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior Corinthians
Supercopa do Brasil Sub-20 Cruzeiro
Taça Belo Horizonte de Juniores São Paulo
(1) The Copa Nacional do Espírito Santo Sub-17, between 2008 and 2012, was named Copa Brasil Sub-17. The similar named Copa do Brasil Sub-17 is organized by the Brazilian Football Confederation and it was first played in 2013.

Brazilian clubs in international competitionsEdit

Team 2017 Copa Libertadores 2017 Copa Sudamericana 2017 Recopa Sudamericana 2017 Suruga Bank Championship 2017 FIFA Club World Cup
Atlético Mineiro Round of 16
eliminated by
  Jorge Wilstermann
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Atlético Paranaense Round of 16
eliminated by
  Santos
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Botafogo Quarterfinals
eliminated by
  Grêmio
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chapecoense Eliminated
in the Group Stage
Round of 16
eliminated by
  Flamengo
Runners-up
lost to
  Atlético Nacional
Runners-up
lost to
  Urawa Red Diamonds
N/A
Corinthians N/A Round of 16
eliminated by
  Racing
N/A N/A N/A
Cruzeiro N/A First Stage
eliminated by
  Nacional
N/A N/A N/A
Flamengo Eliminated
in the Group Stage
Runners-up
lost to
  Independiente
N/A N/A N/A
Fluminense N/A Quarterfinals
eliminated by
  Flamengo
N/A N/A N/A
Grêmio Champions
defeated
  Lanús
N/A N/A N/A Runners-up
lost to
  Real Madrid
Palmeiras Round of 16
eliminated by
  Barcelona
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ponte Preta N/A Round of 16
eliminated by
  Sport
N/A N/A N/A
Santos Quarterfinals
eliminated by
  Barcelona
N/A N/A N/A N/A
São Paulo N/A First Stage
eliminated by
  Defensa y Justicia
N/A N/A N/A
Sport N/A Quarterfinals
eliminated by
  Junior
N/A N/A N/A

Brazil national teamEdit

The following table lists all the games played by the Brazilian national team in official competitions and friendly matches during 2017.

FriendliesEdit

January 25 Brazil  1–0  ColombiaRio de Janeiro, Brazil
21:45 (UTC−3) Dudu   47' Report Stadium: Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos
Attendance: 18,695
Referee: Jorge Baliño (Argentina)
June 13 Australia  0–4  BrazilMelbourne, Australia
07:05 (UTC−3) Report Diego Souza   1'90+3'
Thiago Silva   62'
Taison   75'
Stadium: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Attendance: 49,874
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (England)
November 10 Japan  1–3  BrazilVilleneuve d'Ascq, France
10:00 (UTC−2) Makino   63' Report Neymar   10' (pen.)
Marcelo   17'
Gabriel Jesus   36'
Stadium: Stade Pierre-Mauroy
Referee: Benoît Bastien (France)
November 14 England  0–0  BrazilLondon, England
18:00 (UTC−2) Report Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 84,595
Referee: Artur Dias Soares (Portugal)

2018 FIFA World Cup qualificationEdit

March 23 Uruguay  1–4  BrazilMontevideo, Uruguay
20:00 UTC−3 Cavani   9' (pen.) Report (FIFA)
Report (CONMEBOL)
Paulinho   19'52'90+2'
Neymar   74'
Stadium: Estadio Centenario
Referee: Patricio Loustau (Argentina)
March 28 Brazil  3–0  ParaguaySão Paulo, Brazil
21:45 UTC−3 Coutinho   34'
Neymar   64'
Marcelo   85'
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONMEBOL)
Stadium: Arena Corinthians
Referee: Víctor Carrillo (Peru)
August 31 Brazil  2–0  EcuadorPorto Alegre, Brazil
21:45 UTC−3 Paulinho   69'
Coutinho   76'
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONMEBOL)
Stadium: Arena do Grêmio
Attendance: 36,689
Referee: Mario Díaz de Vivar (Paraguay)
September 4 Colombia  1–1  BrazilBarranquilla, Colombia
15:30 UTC−5 Falcao   56' Report (FIFA)
Report (CONMEBOL)
Willian   45+2' Stadium: Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez
Attendance: 47,500
Referee: Jesús Valenzuela (Venezuela)
October 5 Bolivia  0–0  BrazilLa Paz, Bolivia
16:00 UTC−4 Report (FIFA)
Report (CONMEBOL)
Stadium: Estadio Hernando Siles
Attendance: 34,725
Referee: Fernando Rapallini (Argentina)
October 10 Brazil  3–0  ChileSão Paulo, Brazil
21:45 UTC−3 Paulinho   55'
Gabriel Jesus   57'90+2'
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONMEBOL)
Stadium: Allianz Parque
Attendance: 41,008
Referee: Roddy Zambrano (Ecuador)

Superclásico de las AméricasEdit

June 9 Brazil  0–1  ArgentinaMelbourne, Australia
07:05 UTC−3 Report Mercado   45' Stadium: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Attendance: 95,569
Referee: Chris Beath (Australia)

Women's footballEdit

National teamEdit

The following table lists all the games played by the Brazil women's national football team in official competitions and friendly matches during 2017.

FriendliesEdit

April 9 Brazil  6–0  BoliviaManaus, Brazil
20:30 (BRT)
Report Stadium: Arena da Amazônia
Attendance: 16,198
Referee: Deborah Cecília Cruz Correia (Brazil)
June 10 Spain  1–2  BrazilFuenlabrada, Spain
18:30 (CEST) Losada   20' (pen.) Report
Stadium: Estadio Fernando Torres
Referee: Sandra Braz Bastos (Portugal)
June 13 Iceland  0–1  BrazilReykjavík, Iceland
18:30 (WET) Report Marta   67' Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur
Referee: Tess Olofsson (Sweden)
July 4 Germany  3–1  BrazilSandhausen, Germany
17:45 (CEST)
Report Ludmila   49' Stadium: BWT-Stadion am Hardtwald
Referee: Amy Fearn (England)
September 16 Australia  2–1  BrazilPenrith, Australia
15:00 (AEST)
Report Debinha   79' Stadium: Pepper Stadium
Attendance: 15,089
Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley (New Zealand)
September 19 Australia  3–2  BrazilNewcastle, Australia
19:30 (AEST)
Report
Stadium: McDonald Jones Stadium
Attendance: 16,829
Referee: Lara Lee (Australia)
November 25 Chile  0–4  BrazilOvalle, Chile
20:00 (CLST) Report
Stadium: Estadio Diaguita
Referee: María Laura Fortunato (Argentina)
November 28 Chile  0–3  BrazilLa Serena, Chile
20:00 (CLST) Report
Stadium: Estadio La Portada
Referee: María Laura Fortunato (Argentina)

Tournament of NationsEdit

July 27 Brazil  1–1  JapanSeattle, United States
16:15 (PDT) Camila   87' Report Momiki   63' Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Attendance: 9,725
Referee: Karen Abt (United States)
July 30 United States  4–3  BrazilSan Diego, United States
17:00 (PDT)
Report
Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium
Attendance: 21,096
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
August 3 Australia  6–1  BrazilCarson, United States
16:15 (PDT)
Report Camila   2' Stadium: StubHub Center
Attendance: 11,948
Referee: Christina Unkel (United States)

Yongchuan International TournamentEdit

October 19 Brazil  3–0  MexicoChongqing, China
16:00 (CST)
Report Stadium: Yongchuan Sports Center
Referee: Gu Chunhan (China)
October 21 Brazil  2–0  North KoreaChongqing, China
16:00 (CST) Marta   16'30' Report Stadium: Yongchuan Sports Center
Referee: Law Bik-chi (Hong Kong)
October 24 China PR  2–2  BrazilChongqing, China
19:35 (CST) Wang Shanshan   54'58' Report
Stadium: Yongchuan Sports Center
Referee: Law Bik-chi (Hong Kong)

The Brazil women's national football team competed in the following competitions in 2017:

Competition Performance
Tournament of Nations Fourth Place
Yongchuan International Tournament Champions

Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino Série A1Edit

The 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino Série A1 started on March 12, 2017, and concluded on July 20, 2017.

The Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino Série A1 final was played between Santos and Corinthians.




Santos won the league after defeating Corinthians.

RelegationEdit

The two worst placed teams, Grêmio and Vitória, were relegated to the following year's second level.

Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino Série A2Edit

The 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino Série A2 started on May 10, 2017, and concluded on July 26, 2017.

The Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino Série A2 final was played between Pinheirense and Portuguesa.




Pinheirense won the league after defeating Portuguesa (SP).

PromotionEdit

The two best placed teams, which are Pinheirense and Portuguesa (SP), were promoted to the following year's first level.

Domestic competition championsEdit

Competition Champion
Campeonato Carioca Flamengo/Marinha
Campeonato Paulista Rio Preto

Brazilian clubs in international competitionsEdit

Team 2017 Copa Libertadores Femenina
Corinthians/Audax Champions
defeated
  Colo Colo

ReferencesEdit