Brazil - Regional Analysis


Below you find a regionwise analysis of the Brazilian Championship - which regions provided how many teams to the league, and titles won per region.

Obs.: In 22/Dec/2010 CBF, awarded to Taça Brasil (1959-1968) and Roberto Gomes Pedrosa (1967-1970) tournaments the status of Brazilian Championships.


First column: Seasons in First Level from 1959 to 2013.

In brackets: First Level champions from 1959 to 2013.

In parenthesis: Numbers from 1971 to 2013.

Main modules of Campeonato Brasileiro 1987 (Copa União) and Copa João Havelange 2000 included.
Also included teams promoted from lower levels to the late phases of first level in 1980, 1981,
1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987 and 2000.

Acre

Pop.: 557.226

None of the teams of Acre has played in First Level.

Alagoas

Pop.: 2.819.172

31 (21) presences by 4 (3) clubs.

17 (11)         CSA (Maceió)
11 ( 9)         CRB (Maceió)
 2 ( 0)         Capelense (Capela)
 1 ( 1)         ASA (Arapiraca)

Amapá

Pop.: 475.843

None of the teams of Amapá has played in First Level.

Amazonas

Pop.: 2.813.085

27 (23) presences by 4 (3) clubs.

16 (14)         Nacional (Manaus)
 7 ( 6)         Rio Negro (Manaus)
 3 ( 3)         Fast Club (Manaus)
 1 ( 0)         Olímpico (Manaus)

Bahia

Pop.: 13.066.910

89 (76) presences by 7 clubs. 2 (1) championship won by 1 club.

43 (34) [2 (1)] Bahia (Salvador)
34 (32)         Vitória (Salvador)
 4 ( 3)         Fluminense (Feira de Santana)
 3 ( 2)         Leônico (Salvador)
 2 ( 2)         Galícia (Salvador)
 2 ( 2)         Itabuna (Itabuna)
 1 ( 1)         Catuense (Alagoinhas)

Ceará

Pop.: 7.418.476

47 (37) presences by 4 (3) clubs.

20 (16)         Ceará (Fortaleza)
20 (15)         Fortaleza (Fortaleza)
 6 ( 6)         Ferroviário (Fortaleza)
 1 ( 0)         América (Fortaleza)

Distrito Federal

Pop.: 2.043.169

26 (20) presences by 11 (7) clubs.

 7 ( 7)         Brasília (Brasília)
 6 ( 6)         Gama (Gama)
 3 ( 3)         CEUB (Brasília)
 3 ( 0)         Rabello (Brasília)
 1 ( 1)         Brasiliense (Taguatinga)
 1 ( 1)         Guará (Guará)
 1 ( 1)         Sobradinho (Sobradinho)
 1 ( 1)         Taguatinga (Taguatinga)
 1 ( 0)         Cruzeiro do Sul (Brasília)
 1 ( 0)         Defelê (Brasília)
 1 ( 0)         Guanabara (Brasília)
Obs.: All other "cities" of Distrito Federal are, in fact, satellites (districts) of Brasília.

Espírito Santo

Pop.: 3.094.390

30 (20) presences by 5 (4) clubs.

15 (12)         Desportiva (Vitória)
11 ( 6)         Rio Branco (Vitória)
 2 ( 0)         Santo Antônio (Vitória)
 1 ( 1)         Colatina (Colatina)
 1 ( 1)         Vitória (Vitória)

Goiás

Pop.: 4.996.439

64 (58) presences by 7 (6) clubs.

37 (36)         Goiás (Goiânia)
 9 ( 7)         Vila Nova (Goiânia)
 8 ( 6)         Atlético (Goiânia)
 4 ( 4)         Anapolina (Anápolis)
 4 ( 4)         Goiânia (Goiânia)
 1 ( 1)         Itumbiara (Itumbiara)
 1 ( 0)         Anápolis (Anápolis)

Maranhão

Pop.: 5.642.960

27 (17) presences by 4 (3) clubs.

12 ( 8)         Sampaio Corrêa (São Luís)
11 ( 7)         Moto Clube (São Luís)
 3 ( 2)         Maranhão (São Luís)
 1 ( 0)         Ferroviário (São Luís)

Mato Grosso

Pop.: 2.502.260

16 (14) presences by 3 clubs. 

 9 (8)          Mixto (Cuiabá)
 4 (3)          Operário (Várzea Grande)
 3 (3)          Dom Bosco (Cuiabá)

Mato Grosso do Sul

Pop.: 2.074.877

17 presences by 3 clubs. 

10 (10)         Operário (Campo Grande)		[including 4 presences before 1979]
 6 ( 6)         Comercial (Campo Grande)	[including 4 presences before 1979]
 1 ( 1)         Corumbaense (Corumbá)
Obs.: Mato Grosso do Sul was dismembered from Mato Grosso in 1979. Before this, Comercial
and Operário have played the Brazilian Championship 4 times each.

Minas Gerais

Pop.: 17.866.402

133 (114) presences by 9 (8) clubs. 4 (3) championships won by 2 clubs.

53 (43) [3 (2)] Cruzeiro (Belo Horizonte)
50 (42) [1 (1)] Atlético (Belo Horizonte)
14 (14)         América (Belo Horizonte)
 6 ( 6)         Uberaba (Uberaba)
 4 ( 4)         Uberlândia (Uberlândia)
 3 ( 3)         Villa Nova (Nova Lima)
 1 ( 1)         Caldense (Poços de Caldas)
 1 ( 1)         Ipatinga (Ipatinga)
 1 ( 0)         Siderúrgica (Sabará)

Pará

Pop.: 6.189.550

47 (37) presences by 3 clubs.

27 (20)         Paysandu (Belém)
16 (14)         Remo (Belém)
 4 ( 3)         Tuna Luso (Belém)

Paraíba

Pop.: 3.439.344

28 (18) presences by 5 (3) clubs.

11 ( 4)         Campinense (Campina Grande)
 8 ( 7)         Treze (Campina Grande)
 7 ( 7)         Botafogo (João Pessoa)
 1 ( 0)         Auto Esporte (João Pessoa)
 1 ( 0)         Estrela do Mar (João Pessoa)

Paraná

Pop.: 9.558.454

113 (99) presences by 10 (9) clubs. 2 championship won by 2 clubs

36 (33) [1 (1)] Atlético (Curitiba)
35 (32) [1 (1)] Coritiba (Curitiba)
15 (15)         Paraná Clube (Curitiba)
 7 ( 6)         Londrina (Londrina)
 6 ( 4)         Grêmio Maringá (Maringá)
 5 ( 5)         Colorado (Curitiba)
 3 ( 2)         Pinheiros (Curitiba)
 3 ( 0)         Ferroviário (Curitiba)
 1 ( 1)         Malutrom (São José dos Pinhais)
 1 ( 1)         Operário (Ponta Grossa)
 1 ( 0)         Comercial (Cornélio Procópio)
Obs.: Ferroviário merged into Colorado;
      Água Verde changed its name to Pinheiros;
      Colorado and Pinheiros were merged into Paraná Clube in 1990.

Pernambuco

Pop.: 7.911.937

93 (80) presences by 4 clubs. 1 championships won by 1 club

35 (32) [2 (1)] Sport (Recife)
33 (26)         Náutico (Recife)
23 (20)         Santa Cruz (Recife)
 2 ( 2)         Central (Caruaru)

Piauí

Pop.: 2.841.202

25 (18) presences by 5 clubs.

 8 ( 5)         Ríver (Teresina)
 7 ( 5)         Flamengo (Teresina)
 5 ( 5)         Tiradentes (Teresina)
 4 ( 2)         Piauí (Teresina)
 1 ( 1)         Auto Esporte (Teresina)

Rio de Janeiro

Pop.: 14.367.083

249 (209) presences by 15 (11) clubs. 16 (14) championships won by 4 clubs

50 (42) [2 (1)] Botafogo (Rio de Janeiro)
48 (43) [6*(6)] Flamengo (Rio de Janeiro)
48 (42) [4 (4)] Vasco (Rio de Janeiro)
47 (50) [4 (3)] Fluminense (Rio de Janeiro)
19 (16)	        América (Rio de Janeiro)
10 ( 8)         Bangu (Rio de Janeiro)
 8 ( 7)         Americano (Campos)
 6 ( 3)         Goytacaz (Campos)
 3 ( 3)         Volta Redonda (Volta Redonda)
 3 ( 0)         Fonseca (Niterói)
 2 ( 2)	        Campo Grande (Rio de Janeiro)
 2 ( 2)	        Olaria (Rio de Janeiro)
 1 ( 0)         Eletrovapo (Niterói)
 1 ( 0)         Manufatora (Niterói)
 1 ( 0)         Rio Branco (Campos)

* Including Copa União 1987, title not recognized by CBF.

Obs: The cities of Campos, Niterói and Volta Redonda were from the old
Rio de Janeiro State which, in 1974, merged with the Guanabara State
(corresponding to the city of Rio de Janeiro) into the current Rio de
Janeiro State. The States FAs merged into the current one in 1978.

Rio Grande do Norte

Pop.: 2.771.538

33 (23) presences by 4 clubs.

15 (14)         América (Natal)
14 ( 7)         ABC (Natal)
 3 ( 1)         Alecrim (Natal)
 1 ( 1)         Potiguar (Mossoró)

Rio Grande do Sul

Pop.: 10.181.749

131 (113) presences by 8 clubs. 5 championships won by 2 clubs.

48 (43) [3 (3)] Internacional (Porto Alegre)
54 (41) [2 (2)] Grêmio (Porto Alegre)
16 (16)         Juventude (Caxias do Sul)
 4 ( 4)         Brasil (Pelotas)
 4 ( 4)         Caxias (Caxias do Sul)
 3 ( 3)         São Paulo (Rio Grande)
 1 ( 1)         Internacional (Santa Maria)
 1 ( 1)         Novo Hamburgo (Novo Hamburgo)

Rondônia

Pop.: 1.377.792

None of the teams of Rondônia has played in First Level.

Roraima

Pop.: 324.152

None of the teams of Roraima has played in First Level.

Santa Catarina

Pop.: 5.349.580

54 (44) presences by 11 (5) clubs.

14 (14)         Figueirense (Florianópolis)
11 (11)         Criciúma (Criciúma)
10 (10)         Joinville (Joinville)
 7 ( 7)         Avaí (Florianópolis)
 5 ( 0)         Metropol (Criciúma)
 2 ( 2)         Chapecoense (Chapecó)
 1 ( 0)         Hercílio Luz (TUbarão)
 1 ( 0)         Internacional (Lages)
 1 ( 0)         Olímpico (Blumenau)
 1 ( 0)         Paula Ramos (Florianópolis)
 1 ( 0)         Perdigão (Videira)

São Paulo

Pop.: 36.969.476

332 (297) presences by 24 clubs. 28 (18) championship won by 5 clubs.

54 (42) [8 (2)] Santos (Santos)
51 (40) [8 (4)] Palmeiras (São Paulo)
46 (42) [6 (6)] São Paulo (São Paulo)
45 (41) [5 (5)] Corinthians (São Paulo)
34 (31)         Portuguesa (São Paulo)
29 (29) [1 (1)] Guarani (Campinas)
21 (20)         Ponte Preta (Campinas)
 9 ( 9)         Bragantino (Bragança Paulista)
 7 ( 7)         São Caetano (São Caetano do Sul)
 6 ( 6)         Botafogo (Ribeirão Preto)
 6 ( 6)         Internacional (Limeira)
 4 ( 4)         União São João (Araras)
 3 ( 3)         XV de Novembro (Piracicaba)
 2 ( 2)         América (São José do Rio Preto)
 2 ( 2)         Comercial (Ribeirão Preto)
 2 ( 2)         Prudente (Prudente)
 2 ( 2)         Santo André (Santo André)
 2 ( 2)         São José (São José dos Campos)
 2 ( 2)         XV de Novembro (Jaú)
 1 ( 1)         Ferroviária (Araraquara)
 1 ( 1)         Francana (Franca)
 1 ( 1)         Juventus (São Paulo)
 1 ( 1)         Noroeste (Bauru)
 1 ( 1)         São Bento (Sorocaba)
Obs.: 1) Palmeiras and Santos withdrew from 1968 Taça Brasil before their first matches.
      2) Barueri changed its name to Prudente in 2010 and changed back to Barueri un 2011.

Sergipe

Pop.: 1.781.714

28 (19) presences by 5 (3) clubs.

12 ( 9)         Sergipe (Aracaju)
 8 ( 5)         Confiança (Aracaju)
 5 ( 5)         Itabaiana (Itabaiana)
 2 ( 0)         Santa Cruz (Estância)
 1 ( 0)         América (Propriá)

Tocantins

Pop.: 1.155.913

None of the teams of Tocantins has played in First Level.
Obs.: Tocantins was dismembered from Goiás in 1994.

Overall statistics

State                       Pop.                Presences             Champions
                                            Clubs       Seasons     Clubs   Seasons
São Paulo                  36.969.476      24 (24)    332 (297)       5     18  (28)
Rio de Janeiro             14.367.083      15 (11)    249 (209)       4     16* (14*)
Minas Gerais               17.866.402       9 ( 8)    133 (114)       2      3  ( 4)
Rio Grande do Sul          10.181.749       8 ( 8)    131 (113)       2      5
Paraná                      9.558.454      10 ( 9)    113 ( 99)       2      2  ( 2)
Pernambuco                  7.911.937       4 ( 4)     93 ( 80)       1      1  ( 1)
Bahia                      13.066.910       7 ( 7)     88 ( 75)       1      2  ( 1)
Goiás                       4.996.439       7 ( 6)     64 ( 58)
Santa Catarina              5.349.580      11 ( 5)     54 ( 44)
Ceará                       7.418.476       4 ( 3)     47 ( 37)
Pará                        6.189.550       3 ( 3)     47 ( 37)
Rio Grande do Norte         2.771.538       4 ( 4)     33 ( 23)
Amazonas                    2.813.085       4 ( 3)     27 ( 23)
Alagoas                     2.819.172       4 ( 3)     31 ( 21)
Espírito Santo              3.094.390       5 ( 4)     30 ( 20)
Sergipe                     1.781.714       5 ( 3)     28 ( 19)
Paraíba                     3.439.344       5 ( 3)     28 ( 18)
Maranhão                    5.642.960       4 ( 3)     27 ( 17)
Distrito Federal            2.043.169      11 ( 7)     26 ( 20)
Piauí                       2.841.202       5 ( 5)     25 ( 18)
Mato Grosso do Sul          2.074.877       3 ( 3)     17 ( 17)
Mato Grosso                 2.502.260       3 ( 3)     16 ( 14)
Acre                          557.226       -      -
Amapá                         475.843       -      -
Rondônia                    1.377.792       -      -
Roraima                       324.152       -      -
Tocantins                   1.155.913       -      -

* Including Copa União 1987, title not recognized by CBF.

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Prepared and maintained by Marcelo Leme de Arruda for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation and RSSSF Brazil

Author: Marcelo Leme de Arruda
Last updated: 13 Dec 2013

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