2002 in Brazilian football

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The following article presents a summary of the 2002 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 101st season of competitive football in the country.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A[edit]

Quarterfinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Fluminense 3-2 São Caetano 3-0 0-2
Atlético-MG 3-8 Corinthians 2-6 1-2
Grêmio 1-0 Juventude 0-0 1-0
Santos 5-2 São Paulo 3-1 2-1

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Fluminense 3-3 Corinthians 1-0 2-3
Santos 3-1 Grêmio 3-0 0-1

Final


December 8, 2002
Santos 2–0 Corinthians

December 15, 2002
Corinthians 2–3 Santos

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

Relegation[edit]

The four worst placed teams, which are Portuguesa, Palmeiras, Gama and Botafogo, were relegated to the following year's second level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série B[edit]

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série B final was played between Fortaleza and Criciúma.


June 8, 2002
Fortaleza 2–0 Criciúma

June 11, 2002
Criciúma 4–1 Fortaleza

Criciúma declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B champions by aggregate score of 4-3.

Promotion[edit]

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

Relegation[edit]

The six worst placed teams, which are Americano, Botafogo-SP, Sampaio Corrêa, Guarany-CE, XV de Piracicaba and Bragantino, 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 Brasiliense 12 6 3 3 0 9 5 4
2 Marília 11 6 3 2 1 11 7 4
3 Ipatinga 5 6 1 2 3 8 10 -2
4 Nacional-AM 4 6 1 1 4 3 9 -6

Brasiliense declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C champions.

Promotion[edit]

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

Copa do Brasil[edit]

Main article: Copa do Brasil 2002

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


May 8, 2002
Corinthians 2–1 Brasiliense

May 15, 2002
Brasiliense 1–1 Corinthians

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

Copa dos Campeões[edit]

The Copa dos Campeões final was played between Paysandu and Cruzeiro.


July 31, 2002
Paysandu 1–2 Cruzeiro

August 4, 2002
Cruzeiro 3–4 Paysandu

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

Regional and state championship champions[edit]

Regional championship champions

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

State championship champions

State Champion State Champion
Acre Rio Branco Paraíba Atlético Cajazeirense
Alagoas CRB Paraná Iraty
Atlético Paranaense(1)
Amapá Ypiranga Pernambuco Náutico
Amazonas Nacional Piauí River
Bahia Palmeiras do Nordeste
Vitória(1)
Rio de Janeiro Fluminense(2)
Ceará Ceará Rio Grande do Norte América-RN
Distrito Federal CFZ de Brasília Rio Grande do Sul Internacional
Espírito Santo Alegrense Rondônia CFA
Goiás Goiás Roraima Atlético Roraima
Maranhão Sampaio Corrêa Santa Catarina Figueirense
Mato Grosso Operário (VG) São Paulo Ituano
São Paulo(1)
Mato Grosso do Sul CENE Sergipe Confiança
Minas Gerais Caldense
Cruzeiro(1)
Tocantins Tocantinópolis
Pará Paysandu
(1)The club won a competition named Supercampeonato (Superchampionship), which was an extra tournament that included regional championship teams.
(2)According to the Rio de Janeiro State Football Federation, the 2002 Rio de Janeiro State Championship is sub judice.

Youth competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Copa Macaé de Juvenis Fluminense
Copa Santiago de Futebol Juvenil Cruzeiro
Copa São Paulo de Juniores Portuguesa
Copa Sub-17 de Promissão Corinthians
Taça Belo Horizonte de Juniores Palmeiras

Other competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Copa FPF São Bento
Copa Pernambuco Recife

Brazilian clubs in international competitions[edit]

Team Copa Libertadores 2002 Copa Sudamericana 2002
Atlético Paranaense Group stage N/A
Flamengo Group stage N/A
Grêmio Semifinals N/A
São Caetano Runner-up 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 2002.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
January 31, 2002  Bolivia W 6-0 Cris, Gilberto Silva (2), Kléberson, Washington, Ânderson Polga International Friendly
February 6, 2002  Saudi Arabia W 1-0 Djalminha International Friendly
March 7, 2002  Iceland W 6-1 Ânderson Polga (2), Kléberson, Kaká, Gilberto Silva, Edílson International Friendly
March 27, 2002  Yugoslavia W 1-0 Luizão International Friendly
April 17, 2002  Portugal D 1-1 Ronaldinho International Friendly
May 18, 2002 Catalonia Catalonia W 3-1 Ronaldinho (2), Edmílson International Friendly (unofficial match)
May 25, 2002  Malaysia W 4-0 Ronaldo, Juninho Paulista, Denílson, Edílson International Friendly
June 3, 2002  Turkey W 2-1 Ronaldo, Rivaldo World Cup
June 8, 2002  China PR W 4-0 Roberto Carlos, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo World Cup
June 13, 2002  Costa Rica W 5-2 Ronaldo (2), Edmílson, Rivaldo, Júnior World Cup
June 17, 2002  Belgium W 2-0 Rivaldo, Ronaldo World Cup
June 21, 2002  England W 2-1 Rivaldo, Ronaldinho World Cup
June 26, 2002  Turkey W 1-0 Ronaldo World Cup
June 30, 2002  Germany W 2-0 Ronaldo (2) World Cup
August 21, 2002  Paraguay L 0-1 - International Friendly
November 20, 2002  South Korea W 3-2 Ronaldo (2), Ronaldinho International Friendly

Women's football[edit]

Brazil women's national football team[edit]

The Brazil women's national football team did not play any matches in 2002.

References[edit]