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Primeira Liga (Brazil)

Primeira Liga (First League), also known as Liga Sul-Minas-Rio (South-Minas-Rio League) or Copa Sul-Minas-Rio (South-Minas-Rio Cup), is a Brazilian football competition contested between Brazil's South Region, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro state teams.

Primeira Liga
Founded10 September 2015
RegionBrazil's South Region, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro state
Number of teams16 (from 2017)
WebsiteOfficial site
2017 season


The competition was founded in 2015 by clubs that are unhappy with the state championships and their low attendances and revenues.[1] The first edition was played in 2016.

List of championsEdit

List of Primeira Liga finals
Year Winner Score Runner-up Venue Losing semi-finalists1
2016   Fluminense 1–0   Atlético Paranaense Juiz de Fora   Flamengo and   Internacional
2017   Londrina 0-0   Atlético Mineiro Londrina   Cruzeiro and  Paraná
Londrina won 4-2 in a penalty shootout.


  1. ^ "Aprovada pela CBF, Primeira Liga começa a ser disputada em 2016". Terra (in Portuguese). Retrieved January 2, 2016.

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