1996 in Brazilian football

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The following article presents a summary of the 1996 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 95th season of competitive football in the country.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A[edit]

Quarterfinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Portuguesa 3-1 Cruzeiro 3-0 0-1
Goiás 3-2 Guarani 3-1 0-1
Grêmio 3-2 Palmeiras 3-1 0-1
Atlético Mineiro 3-2 Atlético Parananense 3-1 0-1

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Portuguesa 3-2 Atlético Mineiro 1-0 2-2
Goiás 3-5 Grêmio 1-3 2-2

Final


December 11, 1996
Portuguesa 2–0 Grêmio

December 15, 1996
Grêmio 2–0 Portuguesa

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

Relegation[edit]

The two worst placed teams, which are Fluminense and Bragantino, were relegated to the following year's second level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série B[edit]

Final Stage

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 União São João 11 6 3 2 1 11 8 3
2 América-RN 9 6 3 0 3 8 12 -4
3 Náutico 8 6 2 2 2 10 6 4
4 Londrina 5 6 1 2 3 8 11 -3

União São João declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B champions.

Promotion[edit]

The two best placed teams in the final stage of the competition, which are União São João and América-RN, were promoted to the following year's first level.

Relegation[edit]

The three worst placed teams in all the five groups in the first stage, which are Central, Sergipe and Goiatuba, were relegated to the following year's third level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série C[edit]

Quarterfinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Nacional 0-4 Vila Nova 0-3 0-1
Botafogo-SP 3-1 Rio Branco-SP 2-0 1-1
Francana 4-4 (3-4 pen) Figueirense 3-1 1-3
Sampaio Corrêa 4-4 Porto 4-3 1-2

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Porto 3-5 Vila Nova 0-0 3-5
Figueirense 2-3 Botafogo-SP 2-0 0-3

Final


December 1, 1996
Vila Nova 2–1 Botafogo-SP

December 8, 1996
Botafogo-SP 0–1 Vila Nova

Vila Nova declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C champions by aggregate score of 3-1.

Promotion[edit]

The champion and the runner-up, which are Vila Nova and Botafogo-SP, were promoted to the following year's second level.

Copa do Brasil[edit]

Main article: Copa do Brasil 1996

The Copa do Brasil final was played between Cruzeiro and Palmeiras.




Cruzeiro declared as the cup champions by aggregate score of 3-2.

State championship champions[edit]

State Champion State Champion
Acre Juventus-AC Paraíba Santa Cruz-PB
Alagoas CSA Paraná Paraná
Amapá not disputed Pernambuco Sport Recife
Amazonas Nacional Piauí River
Bahia Vitória Rio de Janeiro Flamengo
Ceará Ceará Rio Grande do Norte América-RN
Distrito Federal Guará Rio Grande do Sul Grêmio
Espírito Santo Desportiva Rondônia Ji-Paraná
Goiás Goiás Roraima Baré
Maranhão Bacabal Santa Catarina Chapecoense
Mato Grosso Mixto São Paulo Palmeiras
Mato Grosso do Sul Operário Sergipe Sergipe
Minas Gerais Cruzeiro Tocantins Gurupi
Pará Remo

Youth competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Copa Santiago de Futebol Juvenil Grêmio
Copa São Paulo de Juniores América-MG
Taça Belo Horizonte de Juniores Atlético Paranaense

Other competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Copa dos Campeões Mundiais São Paulo
Copa Oro Flamengo
Copa Pernambuco Recife
Copa Rio-Brasília Botafogo
Copa Santa Catarina Figueirense
Torneio Maria Quitéria Vitória

Brazilian clubs in international competitions[edit]

Team Copa Libertadores 1996 Supercopa Sudamericana 1996 Copa CONMEBOL 1996 Recopa Sudamericana 1996
Botafogo Round of 16 Did not qualify Did not qualify N/A
Bragantino Did not qualify Did not qualify Quarterfinals N/A
Corinthians Quarterfinals Did not qualify Did not qualify N/A
Cruzeiro Did not qualify Runner-up Did not qualify N/A
Flamengo Did not qualify Quarterfinals Did not qualify N/A
Fluminense Did not qualify Did not qualify Round of 16 N/A
Grêmio Semifinals Round of 16 Did not qualify Champions
Palmeiras Did not qualify Did not qualify Round of 16 N/A
Santos Did not qualify Semifinals Did not qualify N/A
São Paulo Did not qualify Round of 16 Did not qualify N/A
Vasco Did not qualify Did not qualify Semifinals N/A

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 1996.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
January 12, 1996  Canada W 4-1 André, Caio, Sávio, Leandro Machado Gold Cup
January 14, 1996  Honduras W 5-0 Jamelli (2), Caio (2), Sávio Gold Cup
January 18, 1996  United States W 1-0 Sávio Gold Cup
January 21, 1996  Mexico L 0-2 - Gold Cup
March 27, 1996  Ghana W 8-2 Zé Maria, Sávio, André, Marques (3), Rivaldo, Luizão International Friendly
April 24, 1996  South Africa W 3-2 Flávio Conceição, Rivaldo, Bebeto International Friendly
May 22, 1996  Croatia D 1-1 Sávio International Friendly
June 26, 1996  Poland W 3-1 Bebeto (2), Narciso International Friendly
August 28, 1996  Russia D 2-2 Donizete, Ronaldo International Friendly
August 31, 1996  Netherlands D 2-2 Giovanni, Gonçalves International Friendly
October 16, 1996  Lithuania W 3-1 Ronaldo (3) International Friendly
November 13, 1996  Cameroon W 2-0 Giovanni, Djalminha International Friendly
December 18, 1996  Bosnia and Herzegovina W 1-0 Ronaldo 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 1996.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
January 14, 1996  Ukraine W 7–0 Pretinha (4), unknown (3) Torneio do Brasil
January 16, 1996  United States L 2–3 Sissi, Elane Torneio do Brasil
January 18, 1996  Russia W 4–0 unavailable Torneio do Brasil
January 21, 1996  United States D 1–1 (2-3 pen) Pretinha Torneio do Brasil
July 4, 1986  Canada W 2–1 unavailable International Friendly
July 21, 1986  Norway D 2–2 Pretinha (2) Summer Olympics
July 23, 1986  Japan W 2–0 Kátia Cilene, Roseli Summer Olympics
July 25, 1986  Germany D 1–1 Sissi Summer Olympics
July 28, 1986  China PR L 2–3 Roseli, Pretinha Summer Olympics
August 1, 1986  Norway L 0–2 - Summer Olympics
December 10, 1986  Scotland W 5–0 unavailable International Friendly
December 12, 1986  Scotland W 6–0 unavailable International Friendly
December 14, 1986  Scotland W 7–1 unavailable International Friendly

The Brazil women's national football team competed in the following competitions in 1995:

Competition Performance
Summer Olympics Semifinals

Domestic competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Campeonato Brasileiro Saad
Campeonato Carioca Vasco

References[edit]