1981 in Brazilian football

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The following article presents a summary of the 1981 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 80th season of competitive football in the country.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A[edit]

Quarterfinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Vasco da Gama 0-0 Ponte Preta 0-0 0-0
Grêmio 3-0 Operário-MS 2-0 1-0
Internacional 0-3 São Paulo 0-1 0-2
Flamengo 1-3 Botafogo 0-0 1-3

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Botafogo 3-3 São Paulo 1-0 2-3
Ponte Preta 3-3 Grêmio 2-3 1-0

Final


April 30, 1981
Grêmio 2–1 São Paulo


Grêmio declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro champions by aggregate score of 3-1.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série B[edit]

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Comercial 1-5 Guarani 1-2 1-3
Remo 5-7 Anapolina 2-3 3-4

Final


March 21, 1981
Anapolina 2–4 Guarani

March 27, 1981
Guarani 1–1 Anapolina

Guarani declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B champions by aggregate score of 5-3.

Promotion[edit]

The first placed team in each one of the four groups in the second stage, which were Bahia, Náutico, Palmeiras and Uberaba, were promoted to the same season's first level's second stage.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série C[edit]

Semifinal Stage

Teams advanced to the final

Group A

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 Olaria 4 4 2 0 2 3 3 0
2 São Borja-RS 4 4 1 2 1 4 3 1
3 Dom Bosco-MT 4 4 1 2 1 3 4 -1

Group B

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 Santo Amaro-PE 6 4 2 2 0 4 1 3
2 Izabelense-PA 3 4 1 1 2 4 5 -1
3 Guarani-MG 3 4 1 1 2 3 5 -2

Final




Olaria declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C champions by aggregate score of 4-1.

State championship champions[edit]

State Champion State Champion
Acre Juventus-AC Paraíba Treze
Alagoas CSA Paraná Londrina
Amapá Macapá Pernambuco Sport Recife
Amazonas Nacional Piauí River
Bahia Bahia Rio de Janeiro Flamengo
Ceará Ceará Rio Grande do Norte América-RN
Distrito Federal Taguatinga Rio Grande do Sul Internacional
Espírito Santo Desportiva Rondônia Moto Clube
Goiás Goiás Roraima Atlético Roraima
Maranhão Moto Club Santa Catarina Joinville
Mato Grosso Mixto São Paulo São Paulo
Mato Grosso do Sul Operário Sergipe Itabaiana
Minas Gerais Atlético Mineiro Tocantins -
Pará Paysandu

Youth competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Copa São Paulo de Juniores Ponte Preta

Other competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Taça Minas Gerais Democrata-GV
Torneio Centro-Oeste Mixto
Torneio de Integração da Amazônia Juventus

Brazilian clubs in international competitions[edit]

Team Copa Libertadores 1981 Intercontinental Cup 1981
Atlético Mineiro Group stage N/A
Flamengo Champions Champions

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 1981.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
January 4, 1981  Argentina D 1-1 Edevaldo Mundialito
January 7, 1981  West Germany W 4-1 Júnior, Toninho Cerezo, Serginho Chulapa, Zé Sérgio Mundialito
January 10, 1981  Uruguay L 1-2 Sócrates Mundialito
February 1, 1981  Colombia D 1-1 Serginho Chulapa International Friendly
February 8, 1981  Venezuela W 1-0 Zico World Cup Qualifying
February 14, 1981  Ecuador W 6-0 Reinaldo (2), Sócrates (2), Landeta (own goal), Zico International Friendly
February 22, 1981  Bolivia W 2-1 Sócrates, Reinaldo World Cup Qualifying
March 14, 1981  Chile W 2-1 Zico, Reinaldo International Friendly
March 22, 1981  Bolivia W 3-1 Zico (3) World Cup Qualifying
March 29, 1981  Venezuela W 5-0 Tita (2), Sócrates, Zico, Júnior World Cup Qualifying
May 12, 1981  England W 1-0 Zico International Friendly
May 15, 1981  France W 3-1 Zico, Reinaldo, Sócrates International Friendly
May 19, 1981  West Germany W 2-1 Toninho Cerezo, Júnior International Friendly
July 8, 1981  Spain W 1-0 Baltazar International Friendly
July 26, 1981  Chile D 0-0 - International Friendly
September 23, 1981 Republic of Ireland League of Ireland XI W 6-0 Éder, Roberto Cearense, Zico (4) Exhibition game
October 28, 1981  Bulgaria W 3-0 Roberto Dinamite, Zico, Leandro International Friendly

References[edit]