2001 in Brazilian football

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The following article presents a summary of the 2001 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 100th season of competitive football in the country.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A[edit]

Quarterfinals

Home team Score Away team
São Caetano 0-0 (aet 0-0) Bahia
Atlético-PR 2-1 São Paulo
Fluminense 1-1 (aet 2-1) Ponte Preta
Atlético-MG 3-0 Grêmio

Semifinals

Home team Score Away team
São Caetano 2-1 Atlético-MG
Atlético-PR 3-2 Fluminense

Final


December 16, 2001
Atlético-PR 4–2 São Caetano


Atlético-PR declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro champions by aggregate score of 5-2.

Relegation[edit]

The four worst placed teams, which are Santa Cruz, América-MG Botafogo-SP and Sport, 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 Paysandu 9 6 2 3 1 16 10 6
2 Figueirense 6(1) 6 2 3 1 7 7 0
3 Caxias 6 6 1 3 2 6 7 -1
4 Avaí 6 6 1 3 2 8 13 -5
(1)As Figueirense's last match, against Caxias, was abandoned at 90' 1-0 due to pitch invasion, the club did not earn the points.


Paysandu declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B champions.

Promotion[edit]

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

Relegation[edit]

The four clubs defeated in the relegation playoffs, which are ABC, Nacional-AM, Desportiva-ES and Serra, 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 Etti Jundiaí 14 6 4 2 0 13 7 6
2 Mogi Mirim 9 6 3 0 3 13 12 1
2 Guarany-CE 8 6 2 2 2 11 13 -2
2 Atlético Goianiense 8 6 1 0 5 8 13 -5

Etti Jundiaí declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C champions.

Promotion[edit]

The two best placed teams in the final stage of the competition, which are Etti Jundiaí and Mogi Mirim, were promoted to the following year's second level.

Copa do Brasil[edit]

Main article: 2001 Copa do Brasil

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


June 10, 2001
Grêmio 2–2 Corinthians

June 17, 2001
Corinthians 1–3 Grêmio

Grêmio declared as the cup champions by aggregate score of 5-3.

Copa dos Campeões[edit]

The Copa dos Campeões final was played between Flamengo and São Paulo.


July 7, 2001
São Paulo 3–5 Flamengo

July 11, 2001
Flamengo 2–3 São Paulo

Flamengo declared as the cup champions by aggregate score of 7-6.

Regional and state championship champions[edit]

Regional championship champions

Competition Champion
Campeonato do Nordeste Bahia
Copa Centro-Oeste Goiás
Copa Norte São Raimundo
Copa Sul-Minas Cruzeiro
Torneio Rio-São Paulo São Paulo

State championship champions

State Champion State Champion
Acre Vasco-AC Paraíba Treze
Alagoas ASA Paraná Atlético Paranaense
Amapá Independente Pernambuco Náutico
Amazonas Rio Negro Piauí River
Bahia Bahia Rio de Janeiro Flamengo
Ceará Fortaleza Rio Grande do Norte Coríntians
Distrito Federal Gama Rio Grande do Sul Grêmio
Espírito Santo Alegrense Rondônia Ji-Paraná
Goiás Vila Nova Roraima Atlético Roraima
Maranhão Moto Club Santa Catarina Joinville
Mato Grosso Juventude-MT São Paulo Corinthians
Mato Grosso do Sul Comercial Sergipe Confiança
Minas Gerais América-MG Tocantins Palmas
Pará Paysandu

Youth competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Copa Macaé de Juvenis Internacional
Copa Santiago de Futebol Juvenil Internacional
Copa São Paulo de Juniores Roma Barueri
Copa Sub-17 de Promissão União São João
Taça Belo Horizonte de Juniores Cruzeiro

Other competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Copa FPF Bandeirante
Copa Pernambuco Central

Brazilian clubs in international competitions[edit]

Team Copa Libertadores 2001 Copa Mercosur 2001
Corinthians Did not qualify Semifinals
Cruzeiro Quarterfinals Group stage
Flamengo Did not qualify Runner-up
Grêmio Did not qualify Semifinals
Palmeiras Semifinals Group stage
São Caetano Round of 16 Did not qualify
São Paulo Did not qualify Group stage
Vasco Quarterfinals Group stage

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 2001.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
March 3, 2001  United States W 2-1 Ronaldinho, Euller International Friendly
March 3, 2001  Mexico D 3-3 Romário (2), Edílson International Friendly
March 28, 2001  Ecuador L 0-1 - World Cup Qualifying
April 25, 2001  Peru D 1-1 Romário World Cup Qualifying
May 26, 2001 Japan Tokyo Verdy W 2-0 Washington, Júlio Baptista International Friendly (unofficial match)
May 31, 2001  Cameroon W 2-0 Washington, Carlos Miguel Confederations Cup
June 2, 2001  Canada D 0-0 - Confederations Cup
June 4, 2001  Japan D 0-0 - Confederations Cup
June 7, 2001  France L 1-2 Ramon Confederations Cup
June 9, 2001  Australia L 0-1 - Confederations Cup
July 1, 2001  Uruguay L 0-1 - World Cup Qualifying
July 12, 2001  Mexico L 0-1 - Copa América
July 15, 2001  Peru W 2-0 Guilherme, Denílson Copa América
July 18, 2001  Paraguay W 3-1 Alex, Belletti, Denílson Copa América
July 23, 2001  Honduras L 0-2 - Copa América
August 9, 2001  Panama W 5-0 Edílson, Alex, Euller, Juninho Paulista, Roberto Carlos International Friendly
August 15, 2001  Paraguay W 2-0 Marcelinho Paraíba, Rivaldo World Cup Qualifying
September 5, 2001  Argentina L 1-2 Ayala (own goal) World Cup Qualifying
October 7, 2001  Chile W 2-0 Edílson, Rivaldo World Cup Qualifying
November 7, 2001  Bolivia L 1-3 Edílson World Cup Qualifying
November 14, 2001  Venezuela W 3-0 Luizão (2), Rivaldo World Cup Qualifying

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 2001.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
July 18, 2001 New Jersey University of New Jersey W 16–0 Fabiana (3), Carina (3), Cristiana (3), Mildinha (2), Suzana, Daiane, Mônica de Paula, Rosana, Joana International Friendly (unofficial match)
August 3, 2001  China PR D 0–0 - Tiger Pools Toto Cup
August 5, 2001  South Korea L 1–3 Mildinha Tiger Pools Toto Cup
August 7, 2001  Japan D 1–1 Rosana Tiger Pools Toto Cup
August 8, 2001  Japan W 1–0 unavailable International Friendly

Domestic competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Campeonato Brasileiro Santa Isabel
Campeonato Carioca Barra
Campeonato Paulista Palmeiras

References[edit]