1997 in Brazilian football

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The following article presents a summary of the 1997 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 96th 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 Vasco da Gama 14 6 4 2 0 14 5 9
2 Flamengo 8 6 2 2 2 7 8 -1
3 Juventude 7 6 2 1 3 6 11 -5
4 Portuguesa 4 6 1 1 4 5 8 -3

Group B

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 Palmeiras 16 6 5 1 0 10 4 6
2 Santos 7 6 2 1 3 9 10 -1
3 Internacional 6 6 2 0 4 8 10 -2
4 Atlético Mineiro 6 6 2 0 4 6 9 -3

Final


December 14, 1997
Palmeiras 0–0 Vasco da Gama

December 21, 1997
Vasco da Gama 0–0 Palmeiras

Vasco da Gama declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro champions by aggregate score of 0-0.

Relegation[edit]

The four worst placed teams, which are Bahia, Criciúma, Fluminense and União São João, 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 América-MG 13 6 4 1 1 7 1 6
2 Ponte Preta 11 6 3 2 1 6 6 0
3 Náutico 8 6 2 2 2 9 6 3
4 Vila Nova 1 6 0 1 5 3 12 -9

América Mineiro declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B champions.

Promotion[edit]

The two best placed teams in the final stage of the competition, which are América-MG and Ponte Preta, were promoted to the following year's first level.

Relegation[edit]

The worst placed team in each one of the five groups in the first stage, which are Moto Club, Central, Sergipe, Giatuba and Mogi Mirim, were relegated to the following year's third level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série C[edit]

Final Stage

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 Sampaio Corrêa 12 6 3 3 0 11 5 7
2 Juventus 8 6 2 2 2 9 8 1
3 Francana 7 6 2 1 3 6 8 -2
3 Tupi 6 6 2 0 4 5 10 -5

Sampaio Corrêa declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C champions.

Promotion[edit]

The two best placed teams in the final stage of the competition, which are Sampaio Corrêa and Juventus, were promoted to the following year's second level.

Copa do Brasil[edit]

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


May 20, 1997
Grêmio 0–0 Flamengo

May 22, 1997
Flamengo 2–2 Grêmio

Grêmio declared as the cup champions on the away goal rule by aggregate score of 2-2.

Regional and state championship champions[edit]

Regional championship champions

Competition Champion
Campeonato do Nordeste Vitória
Copa Centro-Oeste Rio Branco
Torneio Rio-São Paulo Santos

State championship champions

State Champion State Champion
Acre Rio Branco Paraíba Confiança-PB
Alagoas CSA Paraná Paraná
Amapá Ypiranga Pernambuco Sport Recife
Amazonas São Raimundo Piauí Picos
Bahia Vitória Rio de Janeiro Botafogo
Ceará Ceará Rio Grande do Norte ABC
Distrito Federal Gama Rio Grande do Sul Internacional
Espírito Santo Linhares EC Rondônia Ji-Paraná
Goiás Goiás Roraima Baré
Maranhão Sampaio Corrêa Santa Catarina Avaí
Mato Grosso Operário (VG) São Paulo Corinthians
Mato Grosso do Sul Operário Sergipe Itabaiana
Minas Gerais Cruzeiro Tocantins Gurupi
Pará Remo

Other competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Copa dos Campeões Mundiais Flamengo
Copa Pernambuco Recife
Festival Brasileiro de Futebol Coritiba
Torneio Maria Quitéria Palmeiras

Brazilian clubs in international competitions[edit]

Team Copa Libertadores 1997 Supercopa Sudamericana 1997 Copa CONMEBOL 1997 Intercontinental Cup 1997
Atlético Mineiro Did not qualify Did not qualify Champions
defeated
Argentina Lanús
N/A
Cruzeiro Champions
defeated
Peru Sporting Cristal
Group stage
eliminated
finished second in the group
Did not qualify Runner-up
lost to
Germany Borussia Dortmund
Flamengo Did not qualify Group stage
eliminated
finished second in the group
Did not qualify N/A
Grêmio Quarterfinals
eliminated by
Brazil Cruzeiro
Group stage
eliminated
finished fourth in the group
Did not qualify N/A
Portuguesa Did not qualify Did not qualify Round of 16
eliminated by
Brazil Atl. Mineiro
N/A
Rio Branco Did not qualify Did not qualify Round of 16
eliminated by
Colombia Deportes Tolima
N/A
Santos Did not qualify Group stage
eliminated
finished third in the group
Did not qualify N/A
São Paulo Did not qualify Runner-up
lost to
Argentina River Plate
Did not qualify N/A
Vasco Did not qualify Group stage
eliminated
finished second in the group
Did not qualify N/A
Vitória Did not qualify Did not qualify Quarterfinals
eliminated by
Argentina Lanús
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 1997.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
February 26, 1997  Poland W 4-2 Giovanni (2), Ronaldo (2) International Friendly
April 2, 1997  Chile W 4-0 Ronaldo (2), Romário (2) International Friendly
April 30, 1997  Mexico W 4-0 Leonardo, Romário (3) International Friendly
May 30, 1997  Norway L 2-4 Djalminha, Romário International Friendly
June 3, 1997  France D 1-1 Roberto Carlos Tournoi de France
June 8, 1997  Italy D 3-3 Lombardo (own goal), Ronaldo, Romário Tournoi de France
June 10, 1997  England W 1-0 Romário Tournoi de France
June 13, 1997  Costa Rica W 5-0 Djalminha, González (own goal), Ronaldo (2), Romário Copa América
June 16, 1997  Mexico W 3-2 Aldair, Romero (own goal), Leonardo Copa América
June 19, 1997  Colombia W 2-0 Dunga, Edmundo Copa América
June 22, 1997  Paraguay W 2-0 Ronaldo (2) Copa América
June 26, 1997  Peru W 7-0 Denílson, Flávio Conceição, Romário (2), Leonardo (2), Djalminha Copa América
June 29, 1997  Bolivia W 3-1 Denílson, Ronaldo, Zé Roberto Copa América
August 10, 1997  South Korea W 2-1 Ronaldo, Sonny Anderson International Friendly
August 13, 1997  Japan W 3-0 Flávio Conceição (2), Júnior Baiano International Friendly
September 10, 1997  Ecuador W 4-2 Denílson, Dodô (2), Emerson International Friendly
October 9, 1997  Morocco W 2-0 Denílson (2) International Friendly
November 11, 1997  Wales W 3-0 Zinho, Rivaldo, Rodrigo Fabri International Friendly
December 7, 1997  South Africa W 2-1 Romário, Bebeto International Friendly
December 12, 1997  Saudi Arabia W 3-0 César Sampaio, Romário (2) Confederations Cup
December 14, 1997  Australia D 0-0 - Confederations Cup
December 16, 1997  Mexico W 3-2 Romário, Denílson, Júnior Baiano Confederations Cup
December 19, 1997  Czech Republic W 2-0 Romário, Ronaldo Confederations Cup
December 21, 1997  Australia W 6-0 Ronaldo (3), Romário (3) Confederations Cup

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 1997.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
June 6, 1997  Netherlands W 2–1 unavailable International Friendly
June 7, 1997  Netherlands L 0–1 - International Friendly
December 11, 1997  United States L 1–2 Pretinha International Friendly
December 13, 1997  United States W 1–0 Roseli International Friendly

Domestic competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Campeonato Brasileiro São Paulo
Campeonato Carioca Vasco (FFERJ)
Campo Grande (LIDERJ)
Campeonato Paulista São Paulo

References[edit]