SÉRIE B Year Winner Runner-up 1917 Flamengo (Belo Horizonte) 1918 unknown 1919 unknown 1920 Ipanema (Belo Horizonte) Hellênico (Belo Horizonte) 1921 Progresso (Belo Horizonte) 1922 Palmeiras (Belo Horizonte) Ipanema (Belo Horizonte) 1923 Guarany (Belo Horizonte) 1924 not played 1925 not played 1926 not played 1927 Grêmio Calafate (Belo Horizonte) Carlos Prates (Belo Horizonte) 1928 Santa Cruz (Belo Horizonte) Grêmio Calafate (Belo Horizonte) 1929 Fluminense (Belo Horizonte) 1930 Fluminense (Belo Horizonte) Ypiranga S.C. (Belo Horizonte) 1931 Carlos Prates (Belo Horizonte) Alves Nogueira (Sabará) 1932A Prado Mineiro (Belo Horizonte) 1932L Siderúrgica (Sabará) Palmeiras (Belo Horizonte) FIRST DIVISION 1961 Itaú E.C. (Itaú de Minas) Ferroviário (Divinópolis) 1962 Uberlândia (Uberlândia) Palmeirense (Ponte Nova) 1963 Nacional (Uberaba) Itaúna (Itaúna) 1964 Valeriodoce (Itabira) Araguari (Araguari) 1965 Formiga (Formiga) Ferro Brasileiro (Caeté) 1966 Araxá (Araxá) USIPA (Ipatinga) 1967 Independente (Uberaba) Alfenense (Alfenas) 1968 Villa do Carmo (Barbacena) Trespontano (Três Pontas) ACCESS DIVISION 1969 Group A: Acesita (Timóteo) Cassimiro de Abreu (Montes Claros) Group B: unknown Group C: unknown Group D: Flamengo (Varginha) Caldense (Poços de Caldas) Note: from 1961 to 1968 the second level was called First Division and the first level, Extra Division. In 1969, the Access Division was the second level, and the First Division was the third. 1970-1976 not played In this period the second level was not played because "Promotion Law" (Lei do Acesso) had been revoked by CND (National Sports Council). The Promotion Law returned in 1976 and, thus, state championships could again have promotion between divisions. FIRST DIVISION 1977 Araxá (Araxá) Fluminense (Araguari) 1978 Nacional (Uberaba) Democrata (Governador Valadares) In 1979 and 1980 the tournament was not held because of the reduced number of clubs that entered the 1977 and 1978 editions. Instead, clubs that did not play in the league had the option to enter Torneio Incentivo. In 1980, the league gathered all clubs of that year's Taça Minas Gerais, in a league that presented a short preliminary phase. The eliminated clubs entered Torneio da Esperança, which awarded four spots to 1981 First Division. The eliminated clubs formed the refounded second level, with the new name of Second Division. SECOND DIVISION 1981 Democrata (Sete Lagoas) Alfenense (Alfenas) 1982 Nacional (Uberaba) Fluminense (Araguari) 1983 Tupi (Juiz de Fora) Alfenense (Alfenas) 1984 Fabril (Lavras) XV de Novembro (Uberlândia) 1985 Esportivo (Passos) Caldense (Poços de Caldas) 1986 Atlético (Três Corações) Rio Branco (Andradas) 1987 Minas (Boa Esperança) Sport (Juiz de Fora) 1988 Flamengo EC (Varginha) Pouso Alegre (Pouso Alegre) 1989 Juventus (Divinópolis) Paraisense (São Sebastião do Paraíso) 1990 Araxá (Araxá) Patrocinense (Patrocínio) 1991 Mamoré (Patos de Minas) URT (Patos de Minas) 1992 Atlético (Três Corações) Alfenense (Alfenas) 1993 Araguari (Araguari) Unaí (Unaí) Until 1992, the Second Division championship promoted its best teams to the First Division. In the second semester of 1993, to reduce the number of teams in the first level from 22 to 12, all the clubs that were not disputing any level of the Brazilian Championship played the Supercopa Minas Gerais, that qualified 8 teams to the 1994 First Division. The champions and runner-up of Second Division 1993 were promoted to 1994 Módulo II - that is, in practice they remained in second level. Since 1994, the First Division is divided in two groups. The "Módulo I" is the real first level, and the "Módulo II" functions as a second level. MÓDULO II Year Winner Runner-up 1994 Rio Branco (Andradas) URT (Patos de Minas) 1995 Villa Nova (Nova Lima) Paraisense (São Sebastião do Paraíso) 1996 Social (Coronel Fabriciano) Montes Claros (Montes Claros) 1997 Ipiranga (Manhuaçu) Nacional (Uberaba) 1998 Rio Branco (Andradas) URT (Patos de Minas) 1999 Uberlândia (Uberlândia) Ipatinga (Ipatinga) 2000 Mamoré (Patos de Minas) Guarani (Divinópolis) 2001 Tupi (Juiz de Fora) Nacional (Uberaba) 2002 Guarani (Divinópolis) Social (Coronel Fabriciano) 2003 Uberaba (Uberaba) Valeriodoce (Itabira) 2004 Ituiutaba (Ituiutaba)  Democrata (Sete Lagoas) 2005 Democrata (Governador Valadares) Uberlândia (Uberlândia) 2006 Rio Branco (Andradas) Tupi (Juiz de Fora) 2007 Social (Coronel Fabriciano) Uberaba (Uberaba) 2008 América (Belo Horizonte) Uberlândia (Uberlândia) 2009 Ipatinga (Ipatinga) Caldense (Poços de Caldas) 2010 Guarani (Divinópolis) Mamoré (Patos de Minas)  2011 Boa Esporte (Varginha)  Nacional (Nova Serrana) 2012 Araxá (Araxá) Tombense (Tombos) 2013 URT (Patos de Minas) Minas Futebol (Sete Lagoas) 2014 Mamoré (Patos de Minas) Democrata (Governador Valadares) 2015 Uberlândia (Uberlândia) Tricordiano (Três Corações) 2016 Democrata (Governador Valadares) América (Teófilo Otoni) 2017 Patrocinense (Patrocínio) Boa Esporte (Varginha) 2018 Guarani (Divinópolis) Tupynambás (Juiz de Fora) 2019 Coimbra (Contagem) Uberlândia (Uberlândia) 2020 Pouso Alegre (Pouso Alegre) Athletic Club (São João del Rei) 2021 Villa Nova (Nova Lima) Democrata (Governador Valadares) 2022 Democrata (Sete Lagoas) Ipatinga (Ipatinga) 2023 Itabirito (Itabirito) Uberlândia (Uberlândia)  In 2011, Ituiutaba EC changed its name to Boa Esporte Clube and moved to Varginha, following their promotion to Brazilian Série B and subsequent need of a stadium with a 10.000 spectators capacity. No stadia in Ituiutaba had such capacity. The mayor of Varginha, that has such a stadium, offered then a sponsorship to the team, which accepted it, moved to the town and switched its name.  Mamoré had their promotion annulled because they used an irregular player in a second phase match. Therefore, Funorte inherited the promotion spot.
list of champions (1st level)
list of champions (3rd level)
Thanks to Placar, Federação Mineira de Futebol, Santiago Reis and Wagner Augusto (Almanaque do Villa Nova).
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