1991 in Brazilian football

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The following article presents a summary of the 1991 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 90th season of competitive football in the country.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A[edit]

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlético Mineiro 1-1 São Paulo 1-1 0-0
Fluminense 1-2 Bragantino 0-1 1-1

Final


June 5, 1991
São Paulo 1–0 Bragantino


São Paulo declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro champions by aggregate score of 1-0.

Relegation[edit]

The two worst placed teams in the first stage, which are Grêmio and Vitória, were relegated to the following year's second level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série B[edit]

Quarterfinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ABC 2-3 Paysandu 1-0 1-3
Americano 3-3 Santa Cruz 1-0 2-3
Guarani 3-3 Noroeste 1-0 2-3
Paraná 1-4 Coritiba 1-0 0-4

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Americano 1-1 Paysandu 1-0 0-1 (4-5 pen)
Coritiba 1-1 Guarani 1-0 0-1 (4-5 pen)

Final


May 19, 1991
Guarani 1–0 Paysandu

May 26, 1991
Paysandu 2–0 Guarani

Paysandu declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B champions by aggregate score of 2-1.

Promotion[edit]

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

Copa do Brasil[edit]

Main article: Copa do Brasil 1991

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


May 30, 1991
Grêmio 1–1 Criciúma

June 6, 1991
Criciúma 0–0 Grêmio

Criciúma declared as the cup champions on the away goal rule by aggregate score of 1-1.

State championship champions[edit]

State Champion State Champion
Acre Atlético Acreano Paraíba Campinense
Alagoas CSA Paraná Paraná
Amapá Macapá Pernambuco Sport Recife
Amazonas Nacional Piauí Picos
Bahia Bahia Rio de Janeiro Flamengo
Ceará Fortaleza Rio Grande do Norte América-RN
Distrito Federal Taguatinga Rio Grande do Sul Internacional
Espírito Santo Muniz Freire Rondônia Ji-Paraná
Goiás Goiás Roraima Rio Negro-RR
Maranhão Sampaio Corrêa Santa Catarina Criciúma
Mato Grosso Dom Bosco 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 Matsubara
Copa São Paulo de Juniores Portuguesa
Taça Belo Horizonte de Juniores Vasco

Other competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Copa Rio Flamengo
Copa Santa Catarina Araranguá
Supercopa do Brasil Corinthians

Brazilian clubs in international competitions[edit]

Team Copa Libertadores 1991 Supercopa Sudamericana 1991
Corinthians Round of 16 Did not qualify
Cruzeiro Did not qualify Champions
Flamengo Quarterfinals Quarterfinals
Grêmio Did not qualify Round of 16
Santos Did not qualify Quarterfinals

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 1991.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
February 27, 1991  Paraguay W 1-1 Neto International Friendly
March 27, 1991  Argentina D 3-3 Luiz Henrique, Renato Gaúcho, Careca International Friendly
April 17, 1991  Romania W 1-0 Moacir International Friendly
May 28, 1991  Bulgaria W 3-0 Neto (2), João Paulo International Friendly
June 27, 1991  Argentina D 1-1 Neto International Friendly
July 9, 1991  Bolivia W 2-1 Neto, Branco Copa América
July 11, 1991  Uruguay D 1-1 João Paulo, Branco Copa América
July 13, 1991  Colombia L 0-2 - Copa América
July 15, 1991  Ecuador W 3-1 Mazinho Oliveira, Márcio Santos, Luiz Henrique Copa América
July 17, 1991  Argentina L 2-3 Branco, João Paulo Copa América
July 19, 1991  Colombia W 2-0 Renato Gaúcho, Branco Copa América
July 21, 1991  Chile W 2-0 Mazinho Oliveira, Luiz Henrique Copa América
September 11, 1991  Wales L 0-1 - International Friendly
October 30, 1991  Yugoslavia W 3-1 Luiz Henrique, Müller, Raí International Friendly
December 18, 1991  Czechoslovakia W 2-1 Elivélton, Raí International Friendly

Women's football[edit]

Brazil women's national football 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 1991.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
April 28, 1991  Chile W 6–1 unavailable Sudamericano Femenino
May 5, 1991  Venezuela W 6–0 unavailable Sudamericano Femenino
November 17, 1991  Japan W 1–0 Elane World Cup
November 19, 1991  United States L 0–5 - World Cup
November 21, 1991  Sweden L 0–2 - World Cup

The Brazil women's national football team competed in the following competitions in 1991:

Competition Performance
Sudamericano Femenino Champions
World Cup Group stage

References[edit]