2003 in Brazilian football

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The following article presents a summary of the 2003 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 102nd season of competitive football in the country.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A[edit]

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 Cruzeiro 100 46 31 7 8 102 47 55
2 Santos 87 46 25 12 9 93 60 33
3 São Paulo 78 46 22 12 12 81 67 14
4 São Caetano 74 46 19 14 13 53 37 16
5 Coritiba 73 46 21 10 15 67 58 9
6 Internacional 72 46 20 10 16 59 57 2
7 Atlético-MG 72 46 19 15 12 76 62 14
8 Flamengo 66 46 18 12 16 66 73 -7
9 Goiás 65 46 18 11 17 78 63 15
10 Paraná 65 46 18 11 17 85 75 10
11 Figueirense 65 46 17 14 15 62 54 8
12 Atlético-PR 61 46 17 10 19 67 72 -5
13 Guarani 61 46 17 10 19 64 72 -8
14 Criciúma 60 46 17 9 20 57 69 -12
15 Corinthians 59 46 15 12 19 61 63 -2
16 Vitória 56 46 15 11 20 50 64 -14
17 Vasco 54 46 13 15 18 57 69 -12
18 Juventude 53 46 12 14 20 55 70 -15
19 Fluminense 52 46 13 11 22 52 77 -25
20 Grêmio 50 46 13 11 22 54 68 -12
21 Ponte Preta 50 46 11 18 17 63 73 -10
22 Paysandu 49 46 15 12 19 74 77 3
23 Fortaleza 49 46 12 13 21 58 74 -16
24 Bahia 46 46 12 10 24 59 92 -33

Cruzeiro declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro champions.

Relegation[edit]

The two worst placed teams, which are Fortaleza and Bahia, 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 Palmeiras 16 6 5 1 0 12 3 9
2 Botafogo 8 6 2 2 2 9 10 -1
3 Sport 5 6 1 2 3 6 8 -2
4 Marília 3 6 0 3 3 2 8 -6

Palmeiras declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B champions.

Promotion[edit]

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

Relegation[edit]

The two worst placed teams, which are Gama and União São João, 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 Ituano 11 6 3 2 1 9 7 2
2 Santo André 10 6 3 1 2 7 5 2
3 Botafogo-PB 7 6 2 1 3 8 12 -4
4 Campinense 6 6 2 0 4 5 5 0

Ituano declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C champions.

Promotion[edit]

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

Copa do Brasil[edit]

Main article: Copa do Brasil 2003

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


June 8, 2003
Flamengo 1–1 Cruzeiro

June 11, 2003
Cruzeiro 3–1 Flamengo

Cruzeiro declared as the cup champions by aggregate score of 4-2.

State championship champions[edit]

State Champion State Champion
Acre Rio Branco Paraíba Botafogo-PB
Alagoas ASA Paraná Coritiba
Amapá Ypiranga Pernambuco Sport Recife
Amazonas Nacional Piauí Flamengo-PI
Bahia Vitória Rio de Janeiro Vasco
Ceará Fortaleza Rio Grande do Norte América-RN
Distrito Federal Gama Rio Grande do Sul Internacional
Espírito Santo Serra Rondônia União Cacoalense
Goiás Goiás Roraima Atlético Roraima
Maranhão Sampaio Corrêa Santa Catarina Figueirense
Mato Grosso Cuiabá São Paulo Corinthians
Mato Grosso do Sul SERC Sergipe Sergipe
Minas Gerais Cruzeiro Tocantins Palmas
Pará Remo

Youth competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Copa Macaé de Juvenis Fluminense
Copa Santiago de Futebol Juvenil Internacional
Copa São Paulo de Juniores Santo André
Copa Sub-17 de Promissão Corinthians
Taça Belo Horizonte de Juniores Flamengo

Other competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Campeonato do Nordeste Vitória
Copa Espírito Santo Estrela do Norte
Copa FPF Santo André
Copa Paraná Atlético Paranaense
Copa Pernambuco Sport
Taça Minas Gerais Uberlândia
Torneio de Integração da Amazônia CFA

Brazilian clubs in international competitions[edit]

Team Copa Libertadores 2003 Copa Sudamericana 2003 Recopa Sudamericana 2003
Atlético Mineiro Did not qualify 1st Preliminary round N/A
Corinthians Round of 16 1st Preliminary round N/A
Cruzeiro Did not qualify 1st Preliminary round N/A
Flamengo Did not qualify 1st Preliminary round N/A
Fluminense Did not qualify 2nd Preliminary round N/A
Grêmio Quarterfinals 1st Preliminary round N/A
Internacional Did not qualify 1st Preliminary round N/A
Palmeiras Did not qualify Preliminary round N/A
Paysandu Round of 16 Did not qualify N/A
Santos Runner-up Quarterfinals N/A
São Caetano Did not qualify 2nd Preliminary round N/A
São Paulo Did not qualify Semifinals N/A
Vasco Did not qualify 1st Preliminary round 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 2003.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
February 12, 2003  China PR D 0-0 - International Friendly
March 29, 2003  Portugal L 1-2 Ronaldinho International Friendly
April 30, 2003  Mexico D 0-0 - International Friendly
June 11, 2003  Nigeria W 3-0 Gil, Luís Fabiano, Adriano International Friendly
June 19, 2003  Cameroon L 0-1 - Confederations Cup
June 21, 2003  United States W 1-0 Adriano Confederations Cup
June 23, 2003  Turkey D 2-2 Adriano, Alex Confederations Cup
July 13, 2003  Mexico L 0-1 - Gold Cup
July 15, 2003  Honduras W 2-1 Maicon, Diego Gold Cup
July 19, 2003  Colombia W 2-0 Kaká (2) Gold Cup
July 23, 2003  United States W 2-1 (aet) Kaká, Diego Gold Cup
July 27, 2003  Mexico L 0-1 (aet) - Gold Cup
September 7, 2003  Colombia W 2-1 Ronaldo, Kaká World Cup Qualifying
September 10, 2003  Ecuador W 1-0 Ronaldinho World Cup Qualifying
October 12, 2003  Jamaica W 1-0 Roberto Carlos International Friendly
November 16, 2003  Peru D 1-1 Rivaldo World Cup Qualifying
November 19, 2003  Uruguay D 3-3 Kaká, Ronaldo (2) 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 2003.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
April 23, 2003  Argentina W 3–2 Kátia Cilene, Pretinha, Rosana Sudamericano Femenino
April 25, 2003  Peru W 3–0 Formiga, Pretinha, Marta Sudamericano Femenino
April 27, 2003  Colombia W 12–0 Pretinha (2), Formiga, Marta (3), Kátia Cilene (5), Cristiane Silva Sudamericano Femenino
July 13, 2003  United States L 0–1 - International Friendly
July 17, 2003  Canada L 1–2 Tatiana International Friendly
July 20, 2003  Canada L 1–2 Cristiane Silva International Friendly
August 2, 2003  Haiti W 5–0 Marta, Kelly, Formiga, Renata Costa, Maycon Pan American Games
August 8, 2003  Canada W 5–0 Renata Costa, Formiga, Marta, Maycon, Elaine Pan American Games
August 11, 2003  Argentina W 2–1 Marta (2) Pan American Games
August 14, 2003  Canada W 1–1 (aet: 1–0) Formiga, Cristiane Silva Pan American Games
September 21, 2003  South Korea W 3–0 Marta, Kátia Cilene (2) World Cup
September 24, 2003  Norway W 4–1 Daniela Alves, Rosana, Marta, Kátia Cilene World Cup
September 27, 2003  France D 1–1 Kátia Cilene World Cup
October 1, 2003  Sweden L 1–2 Marta World Cup

The Brazil women's national football team competed in the following competitions in 2003:

Competition Performance
World Cup Quarterfinals
Sudamericano Femenino Champions
Pan American Games Champions

Domestic competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Circuito Brasileiro Saad

References[edit]