Copa Macaé de Juvenis

The Macaé Youth Cup (Portuguese: Copa Macaé de Juvenis) was an under-17 football cup formed by Brazilian and international teams. The competition was organized by the Macaense Sporting League (Liga Macaense de Desportos) in association with the Rio de Janeiro Football Federation, and it ran from 1997 until 2009.

FormatEdit

The competition format changed almost every year. Normally, the clubs were divided in several groups of four or five teams, and the two best placed clubs of each groups qualify to the knockout stage.

All matches were usually played in July, in Macaé and other countryside Rio de Janeiro state cities, like Barra do Macaé, Campos dos Goytacazes, Carapebus, Córrego do Ouro, and Quissamã.

Invited clubsEdit

Usually traditional Brazilian clubs were invited, like Atlético Mineiro, Atlético Paranaense, Bahia, Botafogo, Corinthians, Coritiba, Cruzeiro, Flamengo, Fluminense, Grêmio, Internacional, and Vasco da Gama.

Among the non-Brazilian clubs which had disputed the competition, were América, Toluca and UNAM Pumas of Mexico, Pohang Iron and Steel Company (Posco) of South Korea and Shanghai Shenhua of China.

List of championsEdit

Year Champion Runner-up
1997 Botafogo
1998 Vasco da Gama
1999 Flamengo
2000 Internacional
2001 Internacional Cruzeiro
2002 Fluminense Vitória
2003 Fluminense Vitória
2004 Grêmio Vitória
2005 Internacional Figueirense
2006 Flamengo Fluminense
2007 Cruzeiro Flamengo
2008 Cruzeiro Paraná
2009 United States Funorte

Titles by clubEdit

Club State Titles
Internacional   Rio Grande do Sul 3 (2000, 2001 and 2005)
Cruzeiro   Minas Gerais 2 (2007 and 2008)
Flamengo   Rio de Janeiro 2 (1999 and 2006)
Fluminense   Rio de Janeiro 2 (2002 and 2003)
Botafogo   Rio de Janeiro 1 (1997)
Grêmio   Rio Grande do Sul 1 (2004)
1 (2009)
Vasco da Gama   Rio de Janeiro 1 (1998)

Titles by state and countryEdit

State/country Titles
  Rio de Janeiro 6
  Rio Grande do Sul 4
  Minas Gerais 2
  United States 1

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