Brazil Cup History


Brazil first organized a national cup tournament from 1959 to 1968, called Taça Brasil. The tournament was created as a result of the creation of the Copa Libertadores de América; as Brazil did not have a national championship at the time, the winners of the Taça Brasil entered the Copa Libertadores de América, for which every country used to have one entry.

The tournament was discontinued after the introduction of a national championship (in 1971, following the Taça de Prata (or Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa) from 1967 to 1970).

A new cup tournament, called Copa do Brasil, was introduced in 1989, in order to appease the smaller states, whose clubs had been excluded from the first level since the creation of the Copa União in 1987.

The winners of the Copa do Brasil also enter the Copa Libertadores de América, for which each country now has two entries (Brazil four starting from the 2000 edition). From 1991 to 1995, the runner-ups of Copa do Brasil entered the Copa Conmebol.

From 1989 to 1994, 32 teams participated in the Copa do Brasil, the state champions and the runners-up from the states with the highest average attendance for the local championship. (Some states entered their local cup winners or teams selected according to other criteria.) In 1995, four third-placed teams were also allowed to enter. In 1996, along with the 32 traditional entries, the 8 teams with the highest average attendance in the national championship were invited. From 1997 to 2003, teams have been invited by CBF (in addition to the 32 traditional entries) according to unpublished criteria. Finally, since 2004 CBF stated that the 64 participants of Copa do Brasil are 10 teams selected from the CBF ranking and 54 teams classified from state competitions.


Taça Brasil 1959-1968

Palmares

1959 - Esporte Clube Bahia (Salvador)
1960 - Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras (São Paulo)
1961 - Santos Futebol Clube (Santos)
1962 - Santos Futebol Clube (Santos)
1963 - Santos Futebol Clube (Santos)
1964 - Santos Futebol Clube (Santos)
1965 - Santos Futebol Clube (Santos)
1966 - Cruzeiro Esporte Clube (Belo Horizonte)
1967 - Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras (São Paulo)
1968 - Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas (Rio de Janeiro)

Finals

1959 - Bahia           3-2 0-2 3-1 Santos
1960 - Palmeiras       3-1 8-2     Fortaleza
1961 - Santos          1-1 5-1     Bahia
1962 - Santos          4-3 1-3 5-0 Botafogo
1963 - Santos          6-0 2-0     Bahia
1964 - Santos          4-1 0-0     Flamengo
1965 - Santos          5-1 1-0     Vasco da Gama
1966 - Cruzeiro        6-2 3-2     Santos
1967 - Palmeiras       3-1 1-2 2-0 Náutico
1968 - Botafogo        2-2 4-0     Fortaleza
 

Number of Wins (lost finals between brackets)

 
 5 Santos (2)
 
 2 Palmeiras (0)
 
 1 Bahia (2)
   Botafogo (1)
   Cruzeiro (0)
 
 0 Fortaleza (2)
   Flamengo (1)
   Náutico (1)
   Vasco da Gama (1)
 

Data on Participating Teams Taça Brasil 1959-68


Copa do Brasil since 1989

Palmares

1989 - Grêmio Foot-ball Portoalegrense (Porto Alegre-RS)
1990 - Clube de Regatas Flamengo (Rio de Janeiro-RJ)
1991 - Criciúma Esporte Clube (Criciúma-SC)
1992 - Sport Club Internacional (Porto Alegre-RS)
1993 - Cruzeiro Esporte Clube (Belo Horizonte-MG)
1994 - Grêmio Foot-ball Portoalegrense (Porto Alegre-RS)
1995 - Sport Club Corinthians (São Paulo-SP)
1996 - Cruzeiro Esporte Clube (Belo Horizonte-MG)
1997 - Grêmio Foot-ball Portoalegrense (Porto Alegre-RS)
1998 - Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras (São Paulo-SP)
1999 - Esporte Clube Juventude (Caxias do Sul-RS)
2000 - Cruzeiro Esporte Clube (Belo Horizonte-MG)
2001 - Grêmio Foot-ball Portoalegrense (Porto Alegre-RS) 
2002 - Sport Club Corinthians (São Paulo-SP)
2003 - Cruzeiro Esporte Clube (Belo Horizonte-MG)
2004 - Esporte Clube Santo André (Santo André-SP)
2005 - Paulista Futebol Clube (Jundiaí-SP)
2006 - Clube de Regatas Flamengo (Rio de Janeiro-RJ)
2007 - Fluminense Football Club (Rio de Janeiro-RJ)
2008 - Sport Club do Recife (Recife-PE)
2009 - Sport Club Corinthians (São Paulo-SP)
2010 - Santos Futebol Clube (Santos-SP)
2011 - Clube de Regatas Vasco da Gama (Rio de Janeiro-RJ)  
2012 - Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras (São Paulo-SP)

Finals

1989 - Grêmio              0-0 2-1 Sport Recife
1990 - Flamengo            1-0 0-0 Goiás
1991 - Criciúma            1-1 0-0 Grêmio
1992 - Internacional       1-2 1-0 Fluminense
1993 - Cruzeiro            0-0 2-1 Grêmio
1994 - Grêmio              0-0 1-0 Ceará
1995 - Corinthians         2-1 1-0 Grêmio
1996 - Cruzeiro            1-1 2-1 Palmeiras
1997 - Grêmio              0-0 2-2 Flamengo
1998 - Palmeiras           0-1 2-0 Cruzeiro
1999 - Juventude           2-1 0-0 Botafogo
2000 - Cruzeiro            0-0 2-1 São Paulo 
2001 - Grêmio              2-2 3-1 Corinthians
2002 - Corinthians         2-1 1-1 Brasiliense
2003 - Cruzeiro            1-1 3-1 Flamengo
2004 - Santo André         2-2 2-0 Flamengo
2005 - Paulista            2-0 0-0 Fluminense
2006 - Flamengo            2-0 0-0 Vasco
2007 - Fluminense          1-1 1-0 Figueirense
2008 - Sport Recife        1-3 2-0 Corinthians
2009 - Corinthians         2-0 2-2 Internacional                 
2010 - Santos              2-0 1-2 Vitória    
2011 - Vasco               1-0 2-3 Coritiba
2012 - Palmeiras           2-0 1-1 Coritiba  



Number of Wins (lost finals between brackets)

 
 4 Grêmio (3)
   Cruzeiro (1)
   
 3 Corinthians (2)
 
 2 Flamengo (3)
   Palmeiras (1)
 
 1 Fluminense (2)
   Sport Recife (1)
   Vasco da Gama (1)
   Criciúma (0) 
   Internacional (1)
   Juventude (0)
   Paulista (0)
   Santo André (0)
   Santos (0)
 
 0 Coritiba (2)
   Botafogo (1)
   Brasiliense (1)
   Ceará (1)
   Figueirense (1)
   Goiás (1) 
   São Paulo (1)
   Vitória (1)
 
 


Overview 1959-2011

Number of Wins (lost finals between brackets)

 6 Santos (2)
 
 5 Cruzeiro (1)
 
 4 Grêmio (3)
   Palmeiras (1)

 3 Corinthians (2)
 
 2 Flamengo (4)
 
 1 Bahia (2)
   Botafogo (2)
   Fluminense (2)
   Vasco da Gama (2)
   Sport Recife (1)
   Internacional (1)
   Criciúma (0)
   Juventude (0)
   Paulista (0)
   Santo André (0)
 
 0 Coritiba (2)
   Fortaleza (2)
   Brasiliense (1)
   Ceará (1)
   Figueirense (1)
   Goiás (1) 
   Náutico (1)
   São Paulo (1)
   Vitória (1)

About this document

Prepared and maintained by Miguel Angel Hemzo and Ricardo Pontes for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation and RSSSF Brazil

Authors: Miguel Angel Hemzo (mhemzo@lbs.lon.ac.uk) and Ricardo Pontes (rffp@terra.com.br)
Last updated: 11 Jun 2012

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