1989 in Brazilian football

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The following article presents a summary of the 1989 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 88th season of competitive football in the country.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A[edit]

Second Stage

Teams advanced to the final

Group A

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 São Paulo 23 18 7 9 2 25 15 10
2 Botafogo 22 18 9 4 5 20 16 4
3 Corinthians 21 18 8 5 5 15 13 2
4 Atlético Mineiro 19 18 6 7 5 21 13 8
5 Flamengo 19 18 6 7 5 16 13 3
6 Náutico 15 18 5 5 8 27 34 -7
7 Internacional-SP 15 18 4 7 7 13 19 -6
8 Internacional 13 18 4 5 9 14 19 -5

Group B

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 Vasco da Gama 24 18 8 8 2 26 16 10
2 Cruzeiro 23 18 9 5 4 23 14 9
3 Palmeiras 22 18 8 6 4 21 13 8
4 Portuguesa 20 18 7 6 5 21 13 8
5 Goiás 18 18 6 6 6 17 21 -4
6 Grêmio 17 18 6 5 7 19 19 0
7 Santos 16 18 5 6 7 13 16 -3
8 Fluminense 14 18 5 4 9 15 25 -10

As Vasco da Gama had a better season record than São Paulo, the club earned a bonus point to the final and the right to choose where the first leg of the final would be played.

Final



Vasco da Gama declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro champions after reaching 3 points.

Relegation[edit]

The three worst placed teams in the relegation stage, which are Atlético Parananense, Guarani and Sport, were relegated to the following year's second level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série B[edit]

Quarterfinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ceará 1-2 Catuense 1-1 0-1
Itaperuna 1-2 Remo 0-0 1-2
São José 0-0 Juventude 0-0 0-0 (6-5 pen)
Criciúma 1-3 Bragantino 1-0 0-3

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Remo 0-0 Bragantino 0-0 0-0 (1-4 pen)
Catuense 1-2 São José 0-1 1-1

Final




Bragantino declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B champions by aggregate score of 3-1.

Promotion[edit]

The champion and the runner-up, which are Bragantino and São José, were promoted to the following year's first level.

Copa do Brasil[edit]

Main article: Copa do Brasil 1989

The Copa do Brasil final was played between Grêmio and Sport.


August 26, 1989
Sport 0–0 Grêmio

September 2, 1989
Grêmio 2–1 Sport

Grêmio declared as the cup champions by aggregate score of 1-0.

State championship champions[edit]

State Champion State Champion
Acre Juventus-AC Paraíba Treze
Alagoas Capelense Paraná Coritiba
Amapá Independente Pernambuco Náutico
Amazonas Rio Negro Piauí River
Bahia Vitória Rio de Janeiro Botafogo
Ceará Ceará Rio Grande do Norte América-RN
Distrito Federal Taguatinga Rio Grande do Sul Grêmio
Espírito Santo Desportiva Rondônia Ferroviário-RO
Goiás Goiás Roraima Ríver-RR
Maranhão Moto Club Santa Catarina Criciúma
Mato Grosso Mixto São Paulo São Paulo
Mato Grosso do Sul Operário Sergipe Sergipe
Minas Gerais Atlético Mineiro Tocantins -
Pará Remo

Youth competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Copa Santiago de Futebol Juvenil Nacional (Uruguay)
Copa São Paulo de Juniores Fluminense
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 1989 Supercopa Sudamericana 1989
Bahia Quarterfinals Did not qualify
Cruzeiro Did not qualify Quarterfinals
Flamengo Did not qualify Round of 16
Grêmio Did not qualify Semifinals
Internacional Semifinals Did not qualify
Santos Did not qualify Round of 16

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 1989.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
March 15, 1989  Ecuador W 1-0 Washington International Friendly
March 27, 1989   Rest of the World L 1-2 Dunga International Friendly (unofficial match)
March 29, 1989 Saudi Arabia Al-Ahli W 3-1 Bebeto (2), Washington International Friendly (unofficial match)
April 12, 1989  Paraguay W 2-0 Cristóvão, Vivinho International Friendly
May 10, 1989  Peru W 4-1 Zé do Carmo, Bebeto, Charles Baiano (2) International Friendly
May 24, 1989  Peru D 1-1 Cristóvão International Friendly
June 8, 1989  Portugal W 4-0 Bebeto, Sobrinho (own goal), Ricardo Gomes, Charles Baiano International Friendly
June 16, 1989  Sweden L 1-2 Cristóvão Tournament of Denmark
June 18, 1989  Denmark L 0-4 - Tournament of Denmark
June 21, 1989   Switzerland L 0-1 - International Friendly
June 22, 1989 Italy Milan D 0-0 - International Friendly (unofficial match)
July 1, 1989  Venezuela W 3-1 Bebeto, Geovani, Baltazar Copa América
July 3, 1989  Peru D 0-0 - Copa América
July 7, 1989  Colombia D 0-0 - Copa América
July 9, 1989  Paraguay W 2-0 Bebeto (2) Copa América
July 12, 1989  Argentina W 2-0 Bebeto, Romário Copa América
July 14, 1989  Paraguay W 3-0 Bebeto (2), Romário Copa América
July 16, 1989  Uruguay W 1-0 Romário Copa América
July 23, 1989  Japan W 1-0 Bismarck International Friendly
July 30, 1989  Venezuela W 4-0 Branco, Romário, Bebeto (2) World Cup Qualifying
August 13, 1989  Chile D 1-1 Gonzalez (own goal) World Cup Qualifying
August 20, 1989  Venezuela W 6-0 Careca (4), Silas, Acosta (own goal) World Cup Qualifying
September 3, 1989  Chile W 2-0(1) Careca World Cup Qualifying
October 14, 1989  Italy W 1-0 André Cruz International Friendly
November 14, 1989  Yugoslavia D 0-0 - International Friendly
December 20, 1989  Netherlands W 1-0 Careca International Friendly