2020 in Brazilian football

The following article presents a summary of the 2020 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which is the 119th season of competitive football in the country.

Football in Brazil
Season2020
Men's football
Série AFlamengo
Série BChapecoense
Série CVila Nova
Série DMirassol
Copa do BrasilPalmeiras
SupercopaFlamengo
Women's football
Série A1Corinthians
Série A2Napoli
← 2019 Brazil 2021 →

Campeonato Brasileiro Série AEdit

The 2020 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A started on August 8, 2020, and ended on February 25, 2021.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Flamengo (C) 38 21 8 9 68 48 +20 71 Qualification for Copa Libertadores group stage
2 Internacional 38 20 10 8 61 35 +26 70
3 Atlético Mineiro 38 20 8 10 64 45 +19 68
4 São Paulo 38 18 12 8 59 41 +18 66
5 Fluminense 38 18 10 10 55 42 +13 64
6 Grêmio 38 14 17 7 53 40 +13 59 Qualification for Copa Libertadores second stage
7 Palmeiras 38 15 13 10 51 37 +14 58 Qualification for Copa Libertadores group stage[a]
8 Santos 38 14 12 12 52 51 +1 54 Qualification for Copa Libertadores second stage
9 Athletico Paranaense 38 15 8 15 38 36 +2 53 Qualification for Copa Sudamericana group stage
10 Red Bull Bragantino 38 13 14 11 50 40 +10 53
11 Ceará 38 14 10 14 54 51 +3 52
12 Corinthians 38 13 12 13 45 45 0 51
13 Atlético Goianiense 38 12 14 12 40 45 −5 50
14 Bahia 38 12 8 18 48 59 −11 44
15 Sport 38 12 6 20 31 50 −19 42
16 Fortaleza 38 10 11 17 34 44 −10 41
17 Vasco da Gama (R) 38 10 11 17 37 56 −19 41 Relegation to Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
18 Goiás (R) 38 9 10 19 41 63 −22 37
19 Coritiba (R) 38 7 10 21 31 54 −23 31
20 Botafogo (R) 38 5 12 21 32 62 −30 27
Source: CBF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored; 5) head-to-head results (only between 2 teams); 6) fewest red cards; 7) fewest yellow cards; 8) draw.[1]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:

Flamengo won the league.

RelegationEdit

The four worst placed teams, Vasco da Gama, Goiás, Coritiba and Botafogo, were relegated to the following year's second level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série BEdit

The 2020 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B started on August 7, 2020, and ended on January 29, 2021.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Chapecoense (C, P) 38 20 13 5 42 21 +21 73 Promotion to 2021 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
2 América Mineiro (P) 38 20 13 5 43 23 +20 73
3 Juventude (P) 38 17 10 11 52 42 +10 61
4 Cuiabá (P) 38 17 10 11 48 40 +8 61
5 CSA 38 16 10 12 50 37 +13 58
6 Sampaio Corrêa 38 17 6 15 50 38 +12 57
7 Ponte Preta 38 16 9 13 54 49 +5 57
8 Operário Ferroviário 38 15 12 11 40 34 +6 57
9 Avaí 38 16 7 15 45 49 −4 55
10 CRB 38 15 7 16 48 47 +1 52
11 Cruzeiro[a] 38 14 13 11 39 32 +7 49
12 Brasil de Pelotas 38 11 16 11 31 33 −2 49
13 Guarani 38 13 9 16 41 48 −7 48
14 Vitória 38 11 15 12 45 45 0 48
15 Confiança 38 12 10 16 38 46 −8 46
16 Náutico 38 10 14 14 35 42 −7 44
17 Figueirense (R) 38 9 12 17 35 49 −14 39 Relegation to 2021 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C
18 Paraná (R) 38 9 10 19 34 50 −16 37
19 Botafogo-SP (R) 38 8 10 20 26 39 −13 34
20 Oeste (R) 38 7 8 23 28 60 −32 29
Source: CBF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored; 5) head-to-head results (only between 2 teams); 6) fewest red cards; 7) fewest yellow cards; 8) draw.[2]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Cruzeiro were deducted six points after their denial to pay the fee that was agreed upon with Al Wahda over Denílson loan in 2016. Al Wahda decided to take this issue to FIFA and they won the case.

Chapecoense won the league.

PromotionEdit

The four best placed teams, Chapecoense, América Mineiro, Juventude and Cuiabá, were promoted to the following year's first level.

RelegationEdit

The four worst placed teams, Figueirense, Paraná, Botafogo-SP and Oeste, were relegated to the following year's third level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série CEdit

The 2020 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C started on August 8, 2020, and ended on January 30, 2021.

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série C final was played between Vila Nova and Remo.




Vila Nova won the league after beating Remo.

PromotionEdit

The four best placed teams, Vila Nova, Remo, Londrina and Brusque, were promoted to the following year's second level.

RelegationEdit

The four worst placed teams, Treze, São Bento, Boa Esporte and Imperatriz, were relegated to the following year's fourth level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série DEdit

The 2020 Campeonato Brasileiro Série D started on September 6, 2020, and ended on February 6, 2021.

CRAC, Luverdense, Patrocinense, and Red Bull Brasil declined to participate in the Série D. They were replaced by Aparecidense, Sinop, Villa Nova, and Mirassol, respectively.[3][4][5][6]

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série D final was played between Mirassol and Floresta.




Mirassol won the league after defeating Floresta.

PromotionEdit

The four best placed teams, Mirassol, Floresta, Novorizontino and Altos, were promoted to the following year's third level.

Super cupEdit

Supercopa do BrasilEdit

The 2020 Supercopa do Brasil was played on February 16, 2020 between Flamengo and Athletico Paranaense.



Flamengo won the super cup after defeating Athletico Paranaense.

Domestic cupsEdit

Copa do BrasilEdit

The 2020 Copa do Brasil started on February 5, 2020, and ended on March 7, 2021. The Copa do Brasil final was played between Palmeiras and Grêmio.




Palmeiras won the cup after defeating Grêmio.

Copa do NordesteEdit

The competition features 16 clubs from the Northeastern region. It started on January 21, 2020, and ended on August 4, 2020.The Copa do Nordeste final was played between Ceará and Bahia.




Ceará won the cup after defeating Bahia.

Copa VerdeEdit

The competition featured 24 clubs from the North and Central-West regions, including two teams from Espírito Santo. It started on 20 January 2021, and ended on 24 February 2021. The Copa Verde final was played between Brasiliense and Remo.




Brasiliense won the cup after defeating Remo.

State championship championsEdit

State Champions
  Acre Galvez
  Alagoas CRB
  Amapá Ypiranga
  Amazonas Penarol
  Bahia Bahia
  Ceará Fortaleza
  Distrito Federal Gama
  Espírito Santo Rio Branco de Venda Nova
  Goiás Atlético Goianiense
  Maranhão Sampaio Corrêa
  Mato Grosso Nova Mutum
  Mato Grosso do Sul Águia Negra
  Minas Gerais Atlético Mineiro
  Pará Paysandu
  Paraíba Treze
  Paraná Athletico Paranaense
  Pernambuco Salgueiro
  Piauí 4 de Julho
  Rio de Janeiro Flamengo
  Rio Grande do Norte ABC
  Rio Grande do Sul Grêmio
  Rondônia Porto Velho
  Roraima São Raimundo
  Santa Catarina Chapecoense
  São Paulo Palmeiras
  Sergipe Confiança
  Tocantins Palmas

State cup competition championsEdit

Competition Champions
Copa Alagoas ASA
Copa Fares Lopes Ferroviário
Copa FGF Santa Cruz
Copa Paulista Portuguesa
Copa Rio Grande do Norte[i] ABC
Copa Santa Catarina Joinville
Notes
  1. ^ Tournament was the second stage of the 2020 Campeonato Potiguar

Youth competition championsEdit

Competition Champions
Campeonato Brasileiro de Aspirantes Ceará
Campeonato Brasileiro Sub-20 Atlético Mineiro
Copa do Brasil Sub-20 Vasco da Gama
Supercopa do Brasil Sub-20 Vasco da Gama
Campeonato Brasileiro Sub-17 Fluminense
Copa do Brasil Sub-17(1) São Paulo
Supercopa do Brasil Sub-17 São Paulo
Copa RS de Futebol Sub-20 Cancelled
Copa Santiago de Futebol Juvenil Palmeiras
Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior Internacional

(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 2020 Copa Libertadores 2020 Copa Sudamericana 2020 Recopa Sudamericana 2020 FIFA Club World Cup
Athletico Paranaense Round of 16
eliminated by
  River Plate
N/A N/A N/A
Atlético Mineiro N/A First Stage
eliminated by
  Unión
N/A N/A
Bahia N/A Quarter-finals
eliminated by
  Defensa y Justicia
N/A N/A
Corinthians Second Stage
eliminated by
  Guaraní
N/A N/A N/A
Flamengo Round of 16
eliminated by
  Racing
N/A Champions
defeated
  Independiente del Valle
N/A
Fluminense N/A First Stage
eliminated by
  Unión La Calera
N/A N/A
Fortaleza N/A First Stage
eliminated by
  Independiente
N/A N/A
Goiás N/A First Stage
eliminated by
  Sol de América
N/A N/A
Grêmio Quarter-finals
eliminated by
  Santos
N/A N/A N/A
Internacional Round of 16
eliminated by
  Boca Juniors
N/A N/A N/A
Palmeiras Champions
defeated
  Santos
N/A N/A Semi-finals
eliminated by
  UANL
Santos Runners-up
lost to
  Palmeiras
N/A N/A N/A
São Paulo Eliminated
in the Group Stage
Second Stage
eliminated by
  Lanús
N/A N/A
Vasco da Gama N/A Round of 16
eliminated by
  Defensa y Justicia
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 2020.

FIFA World Cup qualificationEdit

October 9 Brazil   5–0   Bolivia São Paulo, Brazil
21:30 UTC−3 Marquinhos   16'
Roberto Firmino   30'49'
Carrasco   66' (o.g.)
Philippe Coutinho   73'
Report Stadium: Neo Química Arena
Attendance: 0
Referee: Leodán González (Uruguay)
October 13 Peru   2–4   Brazil Lima, Peru
21:00 UTC−3 Carrillo   5'
Tapia   59'
Report Neymar   28' (pen.)83' (pen.)90+4'
Richarlison   64'
Stadium: Estadio Nacional
Attendance: 0
Referee: Julio Bascuñán (Chile)
November 13 Brazil   1–0   Venezuela São Paulo, Brazil
21:30 UTC−3 Roberto Firmino   66' Report Stadium: Estádio do Morumbi
Attendance: 0
Referee: Juan Gabriel Benítez (Paraguay)
November 17 Uruguay   0–2   Brazil Montevideo, Uruguay
20:00 UTC−3 Report Arthur   33'
Richarlison   45'
Stadium: Estadio Centenario
Attendance: 0
Referee: Roberto Tobar (Chile)

Women's footballEdit

Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino Série A1Edit

The 2020 Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino Série A1 started on February 8, 2020, and ended on December 6, 2020.

After the tournament suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Audax and Iranduba started a temporary partnership with Juventus and 3B da Amazônia, respectively.[7][8]

The Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino Série A1 final was played between Corinthians and Kindermann/Avaí.




Corinthians won the league after defeating Kindermann/Avaí.

RelegationEdit

The four worst placed teams, Iranduba, Audax, Ponte Preta and Vitória, were relegated to the following year's second level.

Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino Série A2Edit

The 2020 Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino Série A2 started on March 14, 2020, and ended on January 31, 2021.

São Raimundo (RR) were excluded by CBF. They were replaced by Fortaleza.[9]
Vitória das Tabocas/Santa Cruz declined to participate in the Série A2. They were replaced by Atlético Goianiense.[10]

The Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino Série A2 final was played between Napoli and Botafogo.




Napoli won the league after defeating Botafogo.

PromotionEdit

The four best placed teams, Napoli, Botafogo, Bahia and Real Brasília, were promoted to the following year's first level.

Domestic competition championsEdit

State Champions
  Acre Cancelled
  Alagoas Cancelled
  Amapá Oratório
  Amazonas JC
  Bahia Cancelled
  Ceará Fortaleza
  Distrito Federal Real Brasília
  Espírito Santo Cancelled
  Goiás Cancelled
  Maranhão Cefama
  Mato Grosso Mixto
  Mato Grosso do Sul SERC/UCDB
  Minas Gerais Atlético Mineiro
  Pará ESMAC
  Paraíba Botafogo
  Paraná Athletico Paranaense
  Pernambuco Náutico
  Piauí Cancelled
  Rio de Janeiro Botafogo
  Rio Grande do Norte América de Natal
  Rio Grande do Sul Internacional
  Rondônia Real Ariquemes
  Roraima São Raimundo
  Santa Catarina Cancelled
  São Paulo Corinthians
  Sergipe Cancelled
  Tocantins Cancelled

State cup competition championsEdit

Competition Champions
Copa Paulista de Futebol Feminino Santos

Youth competition championsEdit

Competition Champions
Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino Sub-18 Fluminense
Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino Sub-16 Internacional

Brazilian clubs in international competitionsEdit

Team 2020 Copa Libertadores Femenina
Corinthians Third place
defeated
  Universidad de Chile
Ferroviária Champions
defeated
  América
Kindermann/Avaí Eliminated
in the Group Stage

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 2020.

The Brazil women's national football team competed in the following competitions in 2020:

FriendliesEdit

November 27 Brazil   6–0   Ecuador São Paulo, Brazil
21:30 (BRT) Debinha   33'77'84' (pen.)
Valéria   78'
Rafaelle   82'
Duda Santos   87'
Report Stadium: Neo Química Arena
Attendance: 0
Referee: Charly Wendy Straub Deretti (Brazil)
December 1 Brazil   8–0   Ecuador São Paulo, Brazil
21:30 (BRT) Debinha   1'
Luana   15'
Andressa Alves   17'45+1'
Rafaelle   20'41'
Julia Bianchi   70'
Érika   79'
Report Stadium: Estádio do Morumbi
Attendance: 0
Referee: Edina Alves Batista (Brazil)

2020 Tournoi de FranceEdit

March 4 Netherlands   0–0   Brazil Valenciennes, France
19:00 (CET) Report Stadium: Stade du Hainaut
Attendance: 6,199
Referee: Victoria Beyer (France)
March 7 France   1–0   Brazil Valenciennes, France
21:00 (CET) Gauvin   55' Report Stadium: Stade du Hainaut
Attendance: 17,022
Referee: Marta Huerta de Aza (Spain)
March 10 Brazil   2–2   Canada Calais, France
19:00 (CET) Marta   8'
Ludmila   18'
Report Matheson   74'
Beckie   87'
Stadium: Stade de l'Épopée
Attendance: 0 1
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)
1.^ The match was played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic in France.[11]
Competition Performance
Tournoi de France Fourth place

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Regulamento Específico da Competição - Campeonato Brasileiro Série A de 2020" (PDF) (in Portuguese). CBF. March 3, 2020.
  2. ^ "Regulamento Específico da Competição - Campeonato Brasileiro Série B de 2020" (PDF) (in Portuguese). CBF. March 2, 2020.
  3. ^ "Aparecidense vai substituir o Crac de Catalão no Campeonato Brasileiro" (in Portuguese). Diário de Goiás. July 30, 2020.
  4. ^ "Luverdense desiste de disputar a Série D do Brasileiro" (in Portuguese). Globo. August 15, 2020.
  5. ^ "Villa Nova-MG fica com a vaga do Patrocinense na Série D" (in Portuguese). Em Cima do Lance. March 18, 2020.
  6. ^ "Mirassol herda vaga do Red Bull Brasil na Série D em 2020" (in Portuguese). Torcedores. December 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "Juventus fecha parceria com Audax no Futebol Feminino para a disputa do Brasileiro A1" (in Portuguese). Clube Atlético Juventus. September 2, 2020.
  8. ^ "União pelo futebol Amazonense: EC Iranduba apresenta elenco em parceria com o 3B" (in Portuguese). Federação Amazonense de Futebol. August 27, 2020.
  9. ^ "Brasileirão Feminino A2: com entrada do Fortaleza, CBF divulga os grupos" (in Portuguese). Torcedores. January 23, 2020.
  10. ^ "Brasileirão Feminino A2: Vitória das Tabocas-PE desiste da competição" (in Portuguese). Torcedores. February 1, 2020.
  11. ^ "France-Pays Bas et Brésil-Canada á huis clos" (in French). FFF. March 9, 2020.

External linksEdit