As Maiores Torcidas do Brasil
(Brazilian Clubs with Most Fans)

Other Surveys (2001-2012)


Some surveys divulged since 2001 have some lack of scientific basis or
even of reliability and cannot be compared with the ones listed on the
main file.
2001 - Survey made by Universidade de São Paulo (divulged on the Internet around 06/jun)
(17.000 people from the 100 biggest cities of Brazil were interviewed by e-mail,
post mail and on the streets. Official sites of clubs, sites of organized
fan-clubs, newspapers and magazines about sports were also consulted.)
 1º Flamengo (RJ)	16,4 %
 2º Corinthians (SP)	12,3 %
 3º Vasco (RJ)		11,0 %
 4º São Paulo (SP)	 9,5 %
 5º Palmeiras (SP)	 8,6 %
 6º Grêmio (RS)		 3,2 %
 7º Atlético (MG)	 3,1 %
 8º Santos (SP)		 3,0 %
 9º Fluminense (RJ)	 2,9 %
10º Cruzeiro (MG)	 2,6 %
11º Botafogo (RJ)	 2,5 %
12º Internacional (RS)	 2,0 %
13º Bahia (BA)		 1,3 %
14º Sport (PE)		 1,0 %
15º Vitória (BA)	 0,9 %
16º Coritiba (PR)	 0,7 %
17º Santa Cruz (PE)	 0,6 %
18º Paraná (PR)		 0,5 %
19º Ceará (CE)		 0,4 %
20º Paysandu (PA)	 0,3 %
This survey was signed only by 46 "students of Statistics of USP", without
any information about the statistical methods used in the computations.
Also, the consult of sites, newspapers and magazines seems to be a method
not much scientific.
2001 - Survey made by Placar magazine (published: 24/jul)
(10.217 people from all states answered a questionnaire on the Placar
magazine site, voting in his favourite team. All votes were totalized
with weighting based on national demographic official informations.)
 1º Flamengo (RJ)	19,1 %
 2º Corinthians (SP)	14,4 %
 3º São Paulo (SP)	 9,1 %
 4º Vasco (RJ)		 8,4 %
 5º Palmeiras (SP)	 7,2 %
 6º Grêmio (RS)		 4,5 %
 7º Atlético (MG)	 4,0 %
 8º Cruzeiro (MG)	 3,9 %
 9º Internacional (RS)	 2,9 %
10º Fluminense (RJ)	 2,7 %
11º Bahia (BA)		 2,5 %
12º Santos (SP)		 2,4 %
13º Botafogo (RJ)	 2,3 %
14º Sport (PE)		 1,6 %
15º Santa Cruz (PE)	 1,5 %
16º Fortaleza (CE)	 1,3 %
17º Coritiba (PR)	 1,3 %
18º Atlético (PR)	 1,2 %
19º Paysandu (PA)	 1,1 %
20º Vitória (BA)	 1,1 %
21º Náutico (PE)	 1,10 %
22º Ceará (CE)		 0,88 %
23º Goiás (GO)		 0,67 %
24º Remo (PA)		 0,66 %
25º Paraná (PR)		 0,47 %
26º Ponte Preta (SP)	 0,37 %
27º Vila Nova (GO)	 0,26 %
28º Botafogo (SP)	 0,24 %
29º Guarani (SP)	 0,24 %
30º Avaí (SC)		 0,21 %
31º ABC (RN)		 0,124 %
32º Botafogo (PB)	 0,119 %
33º Criciúma (SC)	 0,117 %
34º América (RJ)	 0,111 %
35º Juventude (RS)	 0,109 %
    Figueirense (SC)	 0,109 %
37º América (MG)	 0,099 %
38º Caxias (RS)		 0,098 %
39º Portuguesa (SP)	 0,095 %
40º Santo André (SP)	 0,083 %
41º Etti Jundiaí (SP)	 0,081 %
42º Brasil (RS)		 0,079 %
43º São Raimundo (AM)	 0,071 %
44º Pelotas (RS)	 0,065 %
45º Treze (PB)		 0,063 %
46º Joinville (SC)	 0,062 %
47º América (RN)	 0,061 %
48º CSA (AL)		 0,048 %
    Campinense (PB)	 0,048 %
50º Flamengo (PI)	 0,046 %
51º CRB (AL)		 0,045 %
52º Comercial (SP)	 0,037 %
53º Juazeiro (BA)	 0,031 %
54º Londrina (PR)	 0,029 %
55º Uberlândia (MG)	 0,028 %
56º Atlético (GO)	 0,026 %
57º Volta Redonda (RJ)	 0,025 %
    Gama (DF)		 0,025 %
59º Internacional (SP)	 0,024 %
    Bangu (RJ)		 0,024 %
Even blocking new votes from the same person and excluding double answers
(votes in two or more teams), the survey was based on volunteers' answers,
which isn't an proper sample. So, this survey had not scientifical value.
2002 - Survey made by IBOPE (realized: may)
(men and women were surveyed on the metropolitan regions of Belo Horizonte,
Brasília, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador
and São Paulo)
 1º Corinthians (SP)	14,3 %
 2º Flamengo (RJ)	13,4 %
 3º São Paulo (SP)	 7,6 %
 4º Palmeiras (SP)	 7,1 %
 5º Vasco (RJ)		 5,4 %
 6º Cruzeiro (MG)	 4,1 %
 7º Atlético (MG)	 3,0 %
 8º Grêmio (RS)		 2,8 %
 9º Botafogo (RJ)	 2,4 %
    Fluminense (RJ)	 2,4 %
11º Bahia (BA)		 2,3 %
12º Sport (PE)		 2,2 %
13º Internacional (RS)	 2,1 %
    Santos (SP)		 2,1 %
15º Vitória (BA)	 1,7 %
16º Santa Cruz (PE)	 1,3 %
17º Atlético (PR)	 1,1 %
18º Coritiba (PR)	 1,0 %
 -  nenhum (none)	20,6 %
This survey was considered by IBOPE as only a counting with low statistical value.
According to IBOPE, the survey could be said as statistical valuable only if more
brazilian cities (representing all Brazilian territory) were surveyed instead of
only these nine metropolitan regions. This survey not even appears in the historical
databank of IBOPE's site.
2007 - Survey made by TNS Sports (published in Placar Magazine in oct/2007)
(3.503 people from 16 cities answered a questionnaire, voting in his favourite
team. All votes were extrapolated to a country basis with weighting based on
national demographic official informations.)
 1º Flamengo (RJ)       15,34 %
 2º Corinthians (SP)    14,83 %
 3º São Paulo (SP)      11,89 %
 4º Palmeiras (SP)       8,58 %
 5º Vasco (RJ)           4,47 %
 6º Santos (SP)          3,80 %
 7º Atlético (MG)        3,40 %
 8º Cruzeiro (MG)        3,38 %
 9º Botafogo (RJ)        2,12 %
10º Fluminense (RJ)      1,66 %
11º Grêmio (RS)          1,19 %
12º Bahia (BA)           0,77 %
13º Sport (PE)           0,70 %
14º Atlético (PR)        0,62 %
15º Vitória (BA)         0,57 %
16º Internacional (RS)   0,55 %
17º Goiás (GO)           0,38 %
18º Coritiba (PR)        0,35 %
19º Santa Cruz (PE)      0,27 %
20º Náutico (PE)         0,22 %
21º Paraná (PR)          0,09 %
This survey, realized by a less known institute, made a very critical
extrapolation of the results, building a probably unreal country panel.
So, these national results has few scientifical value.
2010 - Survey made by Instituto Análise (divulged in Globo.com site in 28/may/2010)
(9.000 people from 70 cities in all countries)
 1º Flamengo (RJ)       22 %
 2º Corinthians (SP)    17 %
 3º São Paulo (SP)      11 %
 4º Palmeiras (SP)       9 %
 5º Vasco (RJ)           6 %
    Seleção Brasileira   6 %
 7º Grêmio (RS)          5 %
 8º Internacional (RS)   3 %
    Santos (SP)          3 %
    Cruzeiro (MG)        3 %
    Botafogo (RJ)        3 %
12º Fluminense (RJ)      2 %
13º Bahia (BA)           1 %
    Atlético (MG)        1 %
This survey was realized by a less known institute whose site are hard
to browse, with no clue about where or how this survey's data can be
found. Also, the long survey period (april to december/2009) seems a
bit strange and unusual. Finally, due to do not award to Atlético MG
the answers of simply "Atlético" (only the answers "Atlético Mineiro"
were computed), the scientifical value of this survey is unavoidly
limited.
2011 - Survey made by IBOPE (divulged in 04/oct/2011)
 1º Flamengo (RJ)       13 %
    Corinthians (SP)    13 %
 3º São Paulo (SP)       8 %
 4º Palmeiras (SP)       6 %
 5º Cruzeiro (MG)        4 %
This survey never was fully published. It is not known how many people
(and from where) were interviewed, as well as the clubs placed from 6th on.
2012 - Survey made by Stochos Sports & Entertainment (divulged in 20/oct/2012)
 1º Flamengo (RJ)       16,8 %
 2º Corinthians (SP)    12,7 %
 3º São Paulo (SP)       8,0 %
 4º Palmeiras (SP)       5,5 %
 5º Vasco (RJ)           4,8 %
 6º Cruzeiro (MG)        4,0 %
 7º Santos (SP)          3,6 %
This survey never was fully published. It is not known how many people
(and from where) were interviewed, as well as the clubs placed from 8th on.

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