Copa do Nordeste

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Copa do Nordeste (Cup of the North-East), also known as Campeonato do Nordeste (Championship of the North-East) or Copa Nordeste (Northeastern Cup), and sometimes informally referred as Lampions League[1][2] – in reference to the UEFA Champions League and folk hero Lampião, is a Brazilian football competition among Northeastern region teams.

Copa do Nordeste
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Founded1994
RegionBrazil's Northeast
Number of teams16
Current championsBahia (4 titles)
Most successful club(s)Vitória (4 titles) Bahia (4 titles)
Television broadcastersRede Globo (2010; 2013–2017)
Esporte Interativo (2010; 2013–2018)
SBT (2018–)
Fox Sports (2019–2022)
YouTube (2019–2020)
Nordeste FC (2019–)
TikTok (2021–)
Twitch (2021–)
ESPN (2021–)
Websitecbf.com.br/futebol-brasileiro/competicoes/copa-nordeste-masculino
2021 Copa do Nordeste

HistoryEdit

The competition was first played in 1976, as Torneio José Américo de Almeida Filho. It was played, as Campeonato do Nordeste for first time, in 1994. From 1997 to 1999, the Campeonato do Nordeste champions granted qualification to Copa Conmebol.

From 2000 to 2002, the Campeonato do Nordeste champions granted qualification to the Copa dos Campeões.

The competition returned in 2010, after being defunct since 2003.[3] Copa do Nordeste returned again in 2013.

From 2014 to 2016, the winner got a spot in the Copa Sudamericana. The Copa do Nordeste champion now qualifies to the Copa do Brasil.

Competition formatEdit

Since 2018 a qualifying tournament called Pré-Copa do Nordeste has been played. In this tournament, eight teams compete in a single-elimination tournament where the four winners advance to the Copa do Nordeste.

The Copa do Nordeste has in its first stage two groups. 12 teams gain direct entries into the group stage while the other four berths are decided by the Pré-Copa do Nordeste.

In the group stage, each group is played on a single round-robin basis against the eight clubs from the other group. The top four teams of each group advance to the quarter-finals.

The quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals are played a single-elimination tournament. Only the finals are played on a home-and-away two-legged basis, with the best tournament team hosting the second leg, while quarter-finals and semi-finals are played on a single-leg basis, with the higher-seeded team hosting the leg.

List of championsEdit

Year Finals Semi-finalists
Winners Score Runners-up
1994
Details

Sport
0 – 0
(3–2 p)

CRB

Bahia

Cruzeiro
1995–1996 Not held
1997
Details

Vitória
3 – 0
1 – 2
Aggregate

4 – 2

Bahia

Sport

Ceará
1998
Details

América
1 – 2
3 – 1
Aggregate

4 – 3

Vitória

Bahia

Santa Cruz
1999
Details

Vitória
2 – 0
0 – 1
Aggregate

2 – 1

Bahia

CSA

Sport
2000
Details

Sport
2 – 2
2 – 2
Aggregate

4 – 4

Vitória

Poções

Sergipe
2001
Details

Bahia
3 – 1
Sport

Náutico

Fortaleza
2002
Details

Bahia
3 – 1
2 – 2
Aggregate

5 – 3

Vitória

Náutico

Santa Cruz
2003
Details

Vitória
1 – 1
0 – 0
Aggregate

1 – 1

Fluminense de Feira

ABC

América
2004–2009 Not held
2010
Details

Vitória
2 – 1
ABC

CSA

Treze
2011–2012 Not held
2013
Details

Campinense
2 – 1
2 – 0
Aggregate

4 – 1

ASA

Ceará

Fortaleza
2014
Details

Sport
2 – 0
1 – 1
Aggregate

3 – 1

Ceará

América

Santa Cruz
2015
Details

Ceará
1 – 0
2 – 1
Aggregate

3 – 1

Bahia

Vitória

Sport
2016
Details

Santa Cruz
2 – 1
1 – 1
Aggregate

3 – 2

Campinense

Bahia

Sport
2017
Details

Bahia
1 – 1
1 – 0
Aggregate

2 – 1

Sport

Vitória

Santa Cruz
2018
Details

Sampaio Corrêa
1 – 0
0 – 0
Aggregate

1 – 0

Bahia

ABC

Ceará
2019
Details

Fortaleza
1 – 0
1 – 0
Aggregate

2 – 0

Botafogo-PB

Náutico

Santa Cruz
2020
Details

Ceará
3 – 1
1 – 0
Aggregate

4 – 1

Bahia

Fortaleza

Confiança

PerformancesEdit

By clubEdit

Performance in the Northeastern Cup by club
Club Winners Runners-up Years winners Years runners-up
Bahia 4 5 2001, 2002, 2017, 2021 1997, 1999, 2015, 2018, 2020
Vitória 4 3 1997, 1999, 2003, 2010 1998, 2000, 2002
Sport 3 2 1994, 2000, 2014 2001, 2017
Ceará 2 2 2015, 2020 2014, 2021
Campinense 1 1 2013 2016
América 1 0 1998
Fortaleza 1 0 2019
Sampaio Corrêa 1 0 2018
Santa Cruz 1 0 2016
ABC 0 1 2010
ASA 0 1 2013
Botafogo-PB 0 1 2019
CRB 0 1 1994
Fluminense de Feira 0 1 2003

By stateEdit

Performance by state
State Winners Runners-up
  Bahia 8 9
  Pernambuco 4 2
  Ceará 3 1
  Paraíba 1 2
  Rio Grande do Norte 1 1
  Maranhão 1 0
  Alagoas 0 2
  Piauí 0 0
  Sergipe 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Padin, Guilherme (May 27, 2017). "O sucesso da 'Lampions League'". EL PAÍS (in Portuguese). Retrieved December 13, 2019.
  2. ^ "Lampions League vira reportagem na terra da Champions League | Blog de Esportes" (in Portuguese). Retrieved December 13, 2019.
  3. ^ LigadoNordeste.com.br (April 8, 2010). "Regulamento da competição" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on May 20, 2011.

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