List of Brazilian football champions

Brazilian football champions are the winners of the highest league in Brazilian football, which since 1971 is considered the national championship. In 2010, the Brazilian Football Confederation additionally recognized the winners of the Taça Brasil (1959–68) and the Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa (1967–70) as Brazilian football champions.[1][2][3]

Taça Brasil (1959–1968)Edit

Year Champion Runner-up Third place Winning manager Top scorer(s)[4] Goals
1959   Bahia (1)   Santos   Grêmio   Carlos Volante   Léo Briglia (Bahia) 8
1960   Palmeiras (1)   Fortaleza   Fluminense   Osvaldo Brandão   Bececê (Fortaleza) 7
1961   Santos (1)   Bahia   America   Lula   Pelé (Santos) 7
1962   Santos (2)   Botafogo   Internacional   Lula   Coutinho (Santos) 7
1963   Santos (3)   Bahia   Botafogo   Lula   Pelé (Santos) 8
1964   Santos (4)   Flamengo   Ceará   Lula   Pelé (Santos) 7
1965   Santos (5)   Vasco   Náutico   Lula   Alcindo (Grêmio) 10
1966   Cruzeiro (1)   Santos   Náutico   Ayrton Moreira   Bita (Náutico)
  Toninho Guerreiro (Santos)
10
1967   Palmeiras (2)   Náutico   Grêmio   Aymoré Moreira   Chicletes (Treze) 9
1968   Botafogo (1)   Fortaleza   Cruzeiro   Mário Zagallo   Ferretti (Botafogo) 7

Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa (1967–1970)Edit

Year Champion Runner-up Third place Winning manager Top scorer(s)[5] Goals
1967   Palmeiras (3)   Internacional   Corinthians   Mário Travaglini   Ademar Pantera (Flamengo)
  César Maluco (Palmeiras)
15
1968   Santos (6)   Internacional   Vasco   Antoninho   Toninho Guerreiro (Santos) 18
1969   Palmeiras (4)   Cruzeiro   Corinthians   Rubens Minelli   Edu (America) 14
1970   Fluminense (1)   Palmeiras   Atlético Mineiro   Paulo Amaral   Tostão (Cruzeiro) 12

Campeonato Nacional de Clubes (1971–1974)Edit

Year Champion Runner-up Third place Winning manager Top scorer(s)[6] Goals
1971   Atlético Mineiro (1)   São Paulo   Botafogo   Telê Santana   Dadá Maravilha (Atlético Mineiro) 15
1972   Palmeiras (5)   Botafogo   Internacional   Osvaldo Brandão   Dadá Maravilha (Atlético Mineiro)
  Pedro Rocha (São Paulo)
17
1973   Palmeiras (6)   São Paulo   Cruzeiro   Osvaldo Brandão   Ramón (Santa Cruz) 21
1974   Vasco (1)   Cruzeiro   Santos   Mário Travaglini   Roberto Dinamite (Vasco) 16

Copa Brasil (1975–1979)Edit

Year Champion Runner-up Third place Winning manager Top scorer(s)[7] Goals
1975   Internacional (1)   Cruzeiro   Fluminense   Rubens Minelli   Flávio (Internacional) 16
1976   Internacional (2)   Corinthians   Atlético Mineiro   Rubens Minelli   Dario (Internacional) 16
1977   São Paulo (1)   Atlético Mineiro   Operário   Rubens Minelli   Reinaldo (Atlético Mineiro) 28
1978   Guarani (1)   Palmeiras   Internacional   Carlos Alberto Silva   Paulinho (Vasco) 19
1979   Internacional (3)   Vasco   Coritiba   Ênio Andrade   César (America) 13

Taça de Ouro (1980–1983)Edit

Year Champion Runner-up Third place Winning manager Top scorer(s)[8] Goals
1980   Flamengo (1)   Atlético Mineiro   Internacional   Cláudio Coutinho   Zico (Flamengo) 21
1981   Grêmio (1)   São Paulo   Ponte Preta   Ênio Andrade   Nunes (Flamengo) 16
1982   Flamengo (2)   Grêmio   Guarani   Paulo César Carpegiani   Zico (Flamengo) 21
1983   Flamengo (3)   Santos   Atlético Mineiro   Carlos Alberto Torres   Serginho Chulapa (Santos) 22

Copa Brasil (1984)Edit

Year Champion Runner-up Third place Winning manager Top scorer(s)[9] Goals
1984   Fluminense (2)   Vasco   Grêmio   Carlos Alberto Parreira   Roberto Dinamite (Vasco) 16

Taça de Ouro (1985)Edit

Year Champion Runner-up Third place Winning manager Top scorer(s)[10] Goals
1985   Coritiba (1)   Bangu   Brasil de Pelotas   Ênio Andrade   Edmar (Guarani) 20

Copa Brasil (1986–1988)Edit

Year Champion Runner-up Third place Winning manager Top scorer(s)[11] Goals
1986   São Paulo (2)   Guarani   Atlético Mineiro   Pepe   Careca (São Paulo) 25
1987*   Sport Recife (1)   Guarani   Flamengo   Jair Picerni   Müller (São Paulo) 10
1988*   Bahia (2)   Internacional   Fluminense   Evaristo de Macedo   Nílson (Internacional) 15
  • Most known as Copa União. (*)

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (1989–1999)Edit

Year Champion Runner-up Third place Winning manager Top scorer(s)[12] Goals
1989   Vasco (2)   São Paulo   Cruzeiro   Nelsinho Rosa   Túlio (Goiás) 11
1990   Corinthians (1)   São Paulo   Grêmio   Nelsinho Baptista   Charles (Bahia) 11
1991   São Paulo (3)   Bragantino   Atlético Mineiro   Telê Santana   Paulinho McLaren (Santos) 15
1992   Flamengo (4)   Botafogo   Vasco   Carlinhos   Bebeto (Vasco) 18
1993   Palmeiras (7)   Vitória   Corinthians   Vanderlei Luxemburgo   Guga (Santos) 15
1994   Palmeiras (8)   Corinthians   Guarani   Vanderlei Luxemburgo   Amoroso (Guarani)
  Túlio (Botafogo)
19
1995   Botafogo (2)   Santos   Cruzeiro   Paulo Autuori   Túlio (Botafogo) 23
1996   Grêmio (2)   Portuguesa   Atlético Mineiro   Luiz Felipe Scolari   Paulo Nunes (Grêmio)
  Renaldo (Atlético Mineiro)
16
1997   Vasco (3)   Palmeiras   Internacional   Antônio Lopes   Edmundo (Vasco) 29
1998   Corinthians (2)   Cruzeiro   Santos   Vanderlei Luxemburgo   Viola (Santos) 21
1999   Corinthians (3)   Atlético Mineiro   Vitória   Oswaldo de Oliveira   Guilherme (Atlético Mineiro) 28

Copa João Havelange (2000)Edit

Year Champion Runner-up Third place Winning manager Top scorer(s)[13] Goals
2000   Vasco (4)   São Caetano   Cruzeiro   Joel Santana   Adhemar (São Caetano) 22

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (2001–present)Edit

Year Champion Runner-up Third place Winning manager Top scorer(s)[14] Goals
2001   Atlético Paranaense (1)   São Caetano   Fluminense   Geninho   Romário (Vasco da Gama) 21
2002   Santos (7)   Corinthians   Grêmio   Émerson Leão   Luís Fabiano (São Paulo)
  Rodrigo Fabri (Grêmio)
19
2003   Cruzeiro (2)   Santos   São Paulo   Vanderlei Luxemburgo   Dimba (Goiás) 31
2004   Santos (8)   Atlético Paranaense   São Paulo   Vanderlei Luxemburgo   Washington (Atlético Paranaense) 34
2005   Corinthians (4)   Internacional   Goiás   Antônio Lopes   Romário (Vasco) 22
2006   São Paulo (4)   Internacional   Grêmio   Muricy Ramalho   Souza (Goiás) 17
2007   São Paulo (5)   Santos   Flamengo   Muricy Ramalho   Josiel (Paraná) 20
2008   São Paulo (6)   Grêmio   Cruzeiro   Muricy Ramalho   Keirrison (Coritiba)
  Kléber Pereira (Santos)
  Washington (Fluminense)
21
2009   Flamengo (5)   Internacional   São Paulo   Andrade   Adriano (Flamengo)
  Diego Tardelli (Atlético Mineiro)
19
2010   Fluminense (3)   Cruzeiro   Corinthians   Muricy Ramalho   Jonas (Grêmio) 23
2011   Corinthians (5)   Vasco   Fluminense   Tite   Borges (Santos) 23
2012   Fluminense (4)   Atlético Mineiro   Grêmio   Abel Braga   Fred (Fluminense) 20
2013   Cruzeiro (3)   Grêmio   Atlético Paranaense   Marcelo Oliveira   Éderson (Atlético Paranaense) 21
2014   Cruzeiro (4)   São Paulo   Internacional   Marcelo Oliveira   Fred (Fluminense) 18
2015   Corinthians (6)   Atlético Mineiro   Grêmio   Tite   Ricardo Oliveira (Santos) 20
2016   Palmeiras (9)   Santos   Flamengo   Cuca   William Pottker (Ponte Preta)
  Diego Souza (Sport Recife)
  Fred (Atlético Mineiro)
14
2017   Corinthians (7)   Palmeiras   Santos   Fábio Carille   Henrique Dourado (Fluminense)
  (Corinthians)
18
2018   Palmeiras (10)   Flamengo   Internacional   Luiz Felipe Scolari   Gabriel Barbosa (Santos) 18
2019   Flamengo (6)   Santos   Palmeiras   Jorge Jesus   Gabriel Barbosa (Flamengo) 25
2020   Flamengo (7)   Internacional   Atlético Mineiro   Rogério Ceni   Claudinho (Red Bull Bragantino)
  Luciano (São Paulo)
18
2021   Atlético Mineiro (2)   Flamengo   Palmeiras   Cuca   Hulk (Atlético Mineiro) 19

NotesEdit

  • Taça Brasil and Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa titles are only officially recognized by CBF in 2010.[15][2][3]
  • Flamengo has claimed the title of the 1987 Campeonato Brasileiro (Copa União), for having won the Green Module (Portuguese: Módulo Verde), organized by Clube dos 13, who refused to play against the Yellow Module (Portuguese: Módulo Amarelo) winners, organized by CBF.[16] However, the club lost in all instances, thus the only officially recognized champion being Sport Recife.[17][18]
  • In 2020, after partnering with the energy drinks company Red Bull, CA Bragantino has changed their name to "Red Bull Bragantino" (or RB Bragantino) the same how did it happened with RB Leipzig and RB Salzburg.

WinnersEdit

Performance by clubEdit

Seventeen clubs are officially recognized to have been the Brazilian football champions. In bold those competing in Série A as of 2022 season.

Club Titles Runn. Years won Years Runner-up
  Palmeiras 10 4 1960, 1967, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1993, 1994, 2016, 2018 1970, 1978, 1997, 2017
  Santos 8 8 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 2002, 2004 1959, 1966, 1983, 1995, 2003, 2007, 2016, 2019
  Corinthians 7 3 1990, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2011, 2015, 2017 1976, 1994, 2002
  Flamengo 7 3 1980, 1982, 1983, 1992, 2009, 2019, 2020 1964, 2018, 2021
  São Paulo 6 6 1977, 1986, 1991, 2006, 2007, 2008 1971, 1973, 1981, 1989, 1990, 2014
  Cruzeiro 4 5 1966, 2003, 2013, 2014 1969, 1974, 1975, 1998, 2010
  Vasco da Gama 4 4 1974, 1989, 1997, 2000 1965, 1979, 1984, 2011
  Fluminense 4 0 1970, 1984, 2010, 2012
  Internacional 3 7 1975, 1976, 1979 1967, 1968, 1988, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2020
  Atlético Mineiro 2 5 1971, 2021 1977, 1980, 1999, 2012, 2015
  Botafogo 2 3 1968, 1995 1962, 1972, 1992
  Grêmio 2 3 1981, 1996 1982, 2008, 2013
  Bahia 2 2 1959, 1988 1961, 1963
  Guarani 1 2 1978 1986, 1987
  Athletico Paranaense 1 1 2001 2004
  Coritiba 1 0 1985
  Sport Recife 1 0 1987
  Fortaleza 0 2 1960, 1968
  São Caetano 0 2 2000, 2001
  Náutico 0 1 1967
  Bangu 0 1 1985
  RB Bragantino 0 1 1991
  Vitória 0 1 1993
  Portuguesa 0 1 1996

Performance by stateEdit

State Won Runner-up Third place
  São Paulo 32 27 15
  Rio de Janeiro 17 11 12
  Minas Gerais 6 10 13
  Rio Grande do Sul 5 10 16
  Bahia 2 3 1
  Paraná 2 1 2
  Pernambuco 1 1 2
  Ceará 0 2 1
  Mato Grosso do Sul 0 0 1
  Goiás 0 0 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  18. ^ "Martelo batido: decisão final do STF faz do Sport único campeão de 87; Fla cogita Fifa". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). March 17, 2018.

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