1988 in Brazilian football

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The following article presents a summary of the 1988 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 87th season of competitive football in the country.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A[edit]

Quarterfinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Grêmio 1-0 Flamengo 0-0 1-0
Sport 1-1 Bahia 1-1 0-0 (0-0 after extra time)
Fluminense 4-2 Vasco da Gama 1-0 1-2 (2-0 after extra time)
Cruzeiro 0-2 Internacional 0-0 0-2

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Grêmio 1-2 Internacional 0-0 1-2
Fluminense 1-2 Bahia 0-0 1-2

Final


February 15, 1989
Bahia 2–1 Internacional

February 19, 1989
Internacional 0–0 Bahia

Bahia declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro champions by aggregate score of 2-1.

Relegation[edit]

The four worst placed teams in the first stage, which are Bangu, Santa Cruz, Criciúma and América-RJ, were relegated to the following year's second level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série B[edit]

Final Stage

Position Team Points Played Won Won in
penalties
Lost in
penalties
Lost For Against Difference
1 Internacional-SP 12 6 2 3 0 1 7 6 1
2 Náutico 11 6 2 2 1 1 6 5 1
3 Ponte Preta 11 6 3 0 2 1 10 6 4
4 Americano 2 6 0 0 2 4 2 8 -6

3 points for victory, 2 points for victory on penalties, 1 point for defeat on penalties.

Internacional-SP declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B champions.

Promotion[edit]

The two best placed teams in the final stage of the competition, which are Internacional-SP and Náutico, were promoted to the following year's first level.

Relegation[edit]

The worst placed team in each one of the four groups in the first stage, which are Treze, Rio Branco-ES, Uberlândia, and Pelotas, were relegated to the following year's third level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série C[edit]

Third Stage

Teams advanced to the final

Group 19

Position Team Points Played Won Won in
penalties
Lost in
penalties
Lost For Against Difference
1 Esportivo-MG 8 4 2 1 0 1 9 2 7
2 Botafogo-PB 6 4 2 0 0 2 5 7 -2
3 Lagarto-SE 4 4 1 0 1 2 2 7 -5

Group 20

Position Team Points Played Won Won in
penalties
Lost in
penalties
Lost For Against Difference
1 União São João 7 4 2 0 1 1 5 3 2
2 Marcílio Dias 6 4 2 0 0 2 4 4 0
3 Tiradentes-DF 5 4 1 1 0 2 3 5 -2

3 points for victory, 2 points for victory on penalties, 1 point for defeat on penalties.

Final


December 16, 1988
Esportivo-MG 1–1 União São João


December 18, 1988
União São João 2–2 Esportivo-MG


União São João declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C champions by aggregate score of 3-3 due to better season record.

Promotion[edit]

The champion and the runner-up, which are União São João and Esportivo-MG, were promoted to the following year's first level.

State championship champions[edit]

State Champion State Champion
Acre Rio Branco-AC Paraíba Botafogo-PB
Alagoas CSA Paraná Atlético Paranaense
Amapá Amapá Pernambuco Sport Recife
Amazonas Rio Negro Piauí Flamengo-PI
Bahia Bahia Rio de Janeiro Vasco
Ceará Ferroviário Rio Grande do Norte América-RN
Distrito Federal Tiradentes-DF Rio Grande do Sul Grêmio
Espírito Santo Ibiraçu Rondônia not disputed
Goiás Atlético Goianiense Roraima Baré
Maranhão Sampaio Corrêa Santa Catarina Avaí
Mato Grosso Mixto São Paulo Corinthians
Mato Grosso do Sul Operário Sergipe Confiança
Minas Gerais Atlético Mineiro Tocantins -
Pará Tuna Luso

Youth competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Copa São Paulo de Juniores Nacional-SP
Taça Belo Horizonte de Juniores Atlético Mineiro

Other competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Torneio de Integração da Amazônia Trem

Brazilian clubs in international competitions[edit]

Team Copa Libertadores 1988 Supercopa Sudamericana 1988
Cruzeiro Did not qualify Runner-up
Flamengo Did not qualify Quarterfinals
Grêmio Did not qualify Quarterfinals
Guarani Second round Did not qualify
Santos Did not qualify Round of 16
Sport Recife Group stage Did not qualify

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 1988.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
July 7, 1988  Australia W 1-0 Romário Australia Bicentenary Gold Cup
July 10, 1988  Argentina D 0-0 - Australia Bicentenary Gold Cup
July 13, 1988  Saudi Arabia W 4-1 Geovani (2), Jorginho, Edmar Australia Bicentenary Gold Cup
July 17, 1988  Australia W 2-0 Romário, Müller Australia Bicentenary Gold Cup
July 28, 1988  Norway D 1-1 Edmar International Friendly
July 31, 1988  Sweden D 1-1 Jorginho International Friendly
August 3, 1988  Austria W 2-0 Edmar, Andrade International Friendly
October 12, 1988  Belgium W 2-1 Geovani (2) International Friendly

Women's football[edit]

National team[edit]

The following table lists all the games played by the Brazil women's national football team in official competitions and friendly matches during 1988.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
June 1, 1988  Australia L 0–1 - FIFA Invitational World Cup
June 3, 1988  Norway D 2–1 unavailable FIFA Invitational World Cup
June 5, 1988  Thailand W 9–0 unavailable FIFA Invitational World Cup
June 8, 1988  Netherlands W 2–1 unavailable FIFA Invitational World Cup
June 10, 1988  Norway L 1–2 unavailable FIFA Invitational World Cup
June 12, 1988  China PR D 0–0 - FIFA Invitational World Cup

Domestic competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Campeonato Carioca Radar

References[edit]