Copa Norte-Nordeste -- List of Champions Unofficial Cups 1946 - Fortaleza Esporte Clube (Fortaleza-CE) 1947 - Moto Club (São Luís-MA) 1948 - Esporte Clube Bahia (Salvador-BA) 1951 - Esporte Clube Ypiranga (Salvador-BA) 1952 - Clube Náutico Capibaribe (Recife-PE) Official Norte-Nordeste Cup (organized by CBD) In 1968, CBD assumed the organization of Roberto Gomes Pedrosa tournament and created, aside this tournament, the Centro-Sul and Norte-Nordeste cups. 1968 - Sport Club do Recife (Recife-PE) 1969 - Ceará Sporting Club (Fortaleza-CE) 1970 - Fortaleza Esporte Clube (Fortaleza-CE) In 1971, when CBD extended the right of participation to any interested state of Brazil and turned the Roberto Gomes Pedrosa tournament into the Campeonato Brasileiro, the Centro-Sul and Norte-Nordeste cups became the official Brazilian Second Level. So, the Centro-Sul and Norte-Nordeste cups can be considered, in some sense, predecessors of the Brazilian Second Level, just like the Roberto Gomes Pedrosa is considered the precursor of the Brazilian First Level.
Thanks to Carlos Alberto Franco Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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