1978 in Brazilian football

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The following article presents a summary of the 1978 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 77th season of competitive football in the country.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A[edit]

Quarterfinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Internacional 2-2 Santa Cruz 1-0 1-2
Palmeiras 3-2 Bahia 2-1 1-1
Vasco da Gama 2-2 Grêmio 1-1 1-1
Sport 0-6 Guarani 0-2 0-4

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Guarani 4-2 Vasco da Gama 2-1 2-1
Palmeiras 3-1 Internacional 2-0 1-1

Final


August 10, 1978
Palmeiras 0–1 Guarani


Guarani declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro champions by aggregate score of 2-0.

State championship champions[edit]

State Champion State Champion
Acre Rio Branco-AC Pará Remo
Alagoas CRB Paraíba Botafogo-PB
Amapá Macapá Paraná Coritiba
Amazonas Nacional Pernambuco Santa Cruz
Bahia Bahia Piauí River
Ceará Ceará Rio de Janeiro Goytacaz
Distrito Federal Brasília Rio Grande do Norte ABC
Espírito Santo Rio Branco-ES Rio Grande do Sul Internacional
Goiás Vila Nova Rondônia Ferroviário-RO
Guanabara Flamengo Roraima Atlético Roraima
Maranhão Sampaio Corrêa Santa Catarina Joinville
Mato Grosso Operário-CG São Paulo Santos
Mato Grosso do Sul - Sergipe Itabaiana
Minas Gerais Atlético Mineiro Tocantins -

Youth competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Copa São Paulo de Juniores Internacional

Other competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Torneio de Integração da Amazônia Moto Clube

Brazilian clubs in international competitions[edit]

Team Copa Libertadores 1978
Atlético Mineiro Semifinals
São Paulo Group stage

Brazil national team[edit]

The following table lists all the games played by the Brazil national football team in official competitions and friendly matches during 1978.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
March 12, 1978 Rio de Janeiro (state) Rio de Janeiro State Countryside Combined Team W 7-0 Zico (5), Nunes, Rivelino International Friendly (unofficial match)
March 19, 1978 Goiás Goiás State Combined Team W 3-1 Reinaldo, Zico, Tarciso International Friendly (unofficial match)
March 23, 1978 Paraná (state) Paraná State Combined Team W 3-1 Nunes International Friendly (unofficial match)
April 1, 1978  France L 0-1 - International Friendly
April 5, 1978  West Germany W 1-0 Nunes International Friendly
April 10, 1978 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli W 6-1 Toninho Cerezo, Nunes (2), Gil, Jorge Mendonça, Toninho International Friendly (unofficial match)
April 13, 1978 Italy Internazionale W 2-0 Nunes, Dirceu International Friendly (unofficial match)
April 19, 1978  England D 1-1 Gil International Friendly
April 21, 1978 Spain Atlético Madrid W 3-0 Nunes, Edinho, Jorge Mendonça International Friendly (unofficial match)
May 1, 1978  Peru W 3-0 Zico, Reinaldo (2) International Friendly
May 13, 1978 Pernambuco Pernambuco State Combined Team D 0-0 - International Friendly (unofficial match)
May 17, 1978  Czechoslovakia W 2-0 Reinaldo, Zico International Friendly
May 25, 1978 Rio Grande do Sul Rio Grande do Sul State Combined Team D 2-2 Toninho, Nelinho International Friendly (unofficial match)
June 3, 1978  Sweden D 1-1 Reinaldo World Cup
June 7, 1978  Spain D 0-0 - World Cup
June 11, 1978  Austria W 1-0 Roberto Dinamite World Cup
June 14, 1978  Peru W 3-0 Dirceu (2), Zico World Cup
June 18, 1978  Argentina D 0-0 - World Cup
June 21, 1978  Poland W 3-1 Nelinho, Roberto Dinamite (2) World Cup
June 24, 1978  Italy W 2-1 Nelinho, Dirceu World Cup

References[edit]