2006 in Brazilian football

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The following article presents a summary of the 2006 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 105th season of competitive football in the country.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A[edit]

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 São Paulo 78 38 22 12 4 66 32 34
2 Internacional 69 38 20 9 9 52 36 16
3 Grêmio 67 38 20 7 11 64 45 19
4 Santos 64 38 18 10 10 57 36 21
5 Paraná 60 38 18 6 14 56 49 7
6 Vasco 59 38 15 14 9 57 50 7
7 Figueirense 57 38 15 12 11 52 44 8
8 Goiás 55 38 15 10 13 63 49 14
9 Corinthians 53 38 15 8 15 41 46 -5
10 Cruzeiro 53 38 14 11 13 52 45 7
11 Flamengo 52 38 15 7 16 44 48 -4
12 Botafogo 51 38 13 12 13 52 50 2
13 Atlético-PR 48 38 13 9 16 61 62 -1
14 Juventude 47 38 13 8 17 44 54 -10
15 Fluminense 45 38 11 12 17 48 58 -10
16 Palmeiras 44 38 12 8 18 58 70 -12
17 Ponte Preta 39 38 10 7 19 45 65 -20
18 Fortaleza 38 38 9 13 16 39 62 -23
19 São Caetano 36 38 9 11 18 37 53 -16
20 Santa Cruz 28 38 7 7 24 41 75 -34

São Paulo declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro champions.

Relegation[edit]

The four worst placed teams, which are Ponte Preta, Fortaleza, São Caetano and Santa Cruz, were relegated to the following year's second level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série B[edit]

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 Atlético Mineiro 71 38 20 10 8 70 39 31
2 Sport 64 38 18 10 10 57 36 21
3 Náutico 64 38 18 10 10 64 49 15
4 América-RN 61 38 19 4 15 59 50 9
5 Paulista 61 38 16 11 11 72 51 21
6 Coritiba 59 38 16 11 11 64 51 13
7 Santo André 56 38 14 14 10 47 45 2
8 Brasiliense 53 38 15 7 16 66 52 14
9 Marília 50 38 13 11 14 58 58 0
10 Ituano 50 38 12 14 12 49 48 1
11 Gama 48 38 14 8 18 53 61 -8
12 Remo 46 38 13 7 17 50 60 -10
13 Avaí 46 38 12 10 16 36 51 -15
14 Ceará 46 38 10 16 12 47 56 -9
15 Portuguesa 45 38 11 12 15 47 58 -11
16 CRB 44 38 12 8 19 61 67 -6
17 Paysandu 44 38 12 8 16 51 70 -19
18 Guarani 44 38 11 14 13 53 61 -8
19 São Raimundo (AM) 43 38 11 10 17 42 59 -17
20 Vila Nova 42 38 11 9 18 45 68 -23

Atlético-MG declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B champions.

Promotion[edit]

The four best placed teams, which are Atlético Mineiro, Sport, Náutico and América-RN, were promoted to the following year's first level.

Relegation[edit]

The four worst placed teams, which are Paysandu, Guarani, São Raimundo and Vila Nova, 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 Criciúma 31 14 9 4 1 27 11 16
2 Vitória 25 14 8 1 5 23 18 5
3 Ipatinga 24 14 7 3 4 21 15 6
4 Grêmio Barueri 23 14 7 2 5 27 22 5
5 Ferroviário-CE 19 14 6 1 7 21 26 -5
6 Bahia 14 14 4 2 8 21 30 -9
7 Brasil-RS 13 14 4 1 9 16 25 -9
8 Treze/PB 11 14 3 2 9 17 26 -9

Criciúma declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C champions.

Promotion[edit]

The four best placed teams in the final stage of the competition, which are Criciúma, Vitória, Ipatinga and Grêmio Barueri, were promoted to the following year's second level.

Copa do Brasil[edit]

Main article: Copa do Brasil 2006

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


July 19, 2006
Flamengo 2–0 Vasco

July 26, 2006
Vasco 0–1 Flamengo

Flamengo declared as the cup champions by aggregate score of 3-0.

State championship champions[edit]

State Champion State Champion
Acre ADESG Paraíba Treze
Alagoas Coruripe Paraná Paraná
Amapá São José Pernambuco Sport Recife
Amazonas São Raimundo Piauí Parnahyba
Bahia Colo-Colo Rio de Janeiro Botafogo
Ceará Ceará Rio Grande do Norte Baraúnas
Distrito Federal Brasiliense Rio Grande do Sul Grêmio
Espírito Santo Vitória-ES Rondônia Ulbra Ji-Paraná
Goiás Goiás Roraima Baré
Maranhão Moto Club Santa Catarina Figueirense
Mato Grosso Operário (VG) São Paulo Santos
Mato Grosso do Sul Coxim Sergipe Pirambu
Minas Gerais Cruzeiro Tocantins Araguaína
Pará Paysandu

Youth competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Campeonato Brasileiro Sub-20 Internacional
Copa Macaé de Juvenis Flamengo
Copa Santiago de Futebol Juvenil Atlético Mineiro
Copa São Paulo de Juniores América-SP
Copa Sub-17 de Promissão Cruzeiro
Taça Belo Horizonte de Juniores Atlético Paranaense

Other competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Copa Espírito Santo Vilavelhense
Copa FGF Grêmio B
Copa FPF Ferroviária
Copa Governador do Mato Grosso Cacerense
Copa Integração Guarani de Juazeiro
Copa Paraná Roma
Copa Santa Catarina Chapecoense
Taça Minas Gerais Villa Nova

Brazilian clubs in international competitions[edit]

Team Copa Libertadores 2006 Copa Sudamericana 2006 Recopa Sudamericana 2006 FIFA Club World Cup 2006
Atlético Paranaense Did not qualify Semifinals
eliminated by
Mexico Pachuca
Did not qualify N/A
Botafogo Did not qualify Preliminary round
eliminated by
Brazil Fluminense
N/A N/A
Corinthians Round of 16
eliminated by
Argentina River Plate
Round of 16
eliminated by
Argentina Lanús
N/A Did not qualify
Cruzeiro Did not qualify Preliminary round
eliminated by
Brazil Santos
N/A N/A
Fluminense Did not qualify Round of 16
eliminated by
Argentina Gimnasia La Plata
N/A N/A
Goiás Round of 16
eliminated by
Argentina Estudiantes
Did not qualify N/A Did not qualify
Internacional Champions
defeated
Brazil São Paulo
Did not qualify N/A Champions
defeated
Spain Barcelona
Palmeiras Round of
eliminated by
Brazil São Paulo
Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify
Paraná Did not qualify Preliminary round
eliminated by
Brazil Atlético Paranaense
N/A N/A
Paulista Group stage
finished
4th place
Did not qualify N/A Did not qualify
Santos Did not qualify Round of 16
eliminated by
Argentina San Lorenzo
Did not qualify N/A
São Paulo Runner-up
lost to
Brazil Internacional
Did not qualify Runner-up
lost to
Argentina Boca Juniors
Did not qualify
Vasco Did not qualify Preliminary round
eliminated by
Brazil Corinthians
N/A 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 2006.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
March 1, 2006  Russia W 1-0 Ronaldo International Friendly
May 30, 2006 Canton of Lucerne Lucerne XI W 8-0 Kaká, Adriano (2), Ronaldo (2), Lúcio, Juninho, Robinho International Friendly (unofficial match)
June 4, 2006  New Zealand W 4-0 Ronaldo, Adriano, Kaká, Juninho International Friendly
June 13, 2006  Croatia W 1-0 Kaká World Cup
June 18, 2006  Australia W 2-0 Adriano, Fred World Cup
June 22, 2006  Japan W 4-1 Ronaldo (2), Juninho, Gilberto World Cup
June 27, 2006  Ghana W 3-0 Ronaldo, Adriano, Zé Roberto World Cup
July 1, 2006  France L 0-1 - World Cup
August 16, 2006  Norway D 1-1 Daniel Carvalho International Friendly
September 3, 2006  Argentina W 3-0 Elano (2), Kaká International Friendly
September 5, 2006  Wales W 2-0 Marcelo, Vágner Love International Friendly
October 7, 2006 Kuwait Al Kuwait W 4-0 Rafael Sóbis, Robinho, Daniel Carvalho, Kaká International Friendly (unofficial match)
October 10, 2006  Ecuador W 2-1 Fred, Kaká International Friendly
November 15, 2006  Switzerland W 2-1 Luisão, Kaká 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 2006.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
October 28, 2006  South Korea W 1–0 Angélica Peace Queen Cup
October 30, 2006  Italy D 1–1 Su Peace Queen Cup
November 1, 2006  Canada L 2–4 Roseli, Nildinha Peace Queen Cup
November 11, 2006  Paraguay W 4–1 Cristiane Silva (2), Daniela Alves, Aline Pellegrino Sudamericano Femenino
November 13, 2006  Peru W 2–0 Cristiane Silva, Elaine Sudamericano Femenino
November 17, 2006  Bolivia W 6–1 Daniela Alves, Cristiane Silva (3), Mônica de Paula, Elaine Sudamericano Femenino
November 19, 2006  Venezuela W 6–0 Daniela Alves, Renata Costa, Michele (2), Cristiane Silva, Daniele Sudamericano Femenino
November 22, 2006  Uruguay W 6–0 Daniela Alves (2), Grazielle (2), Elaine, Cristiane Silva Sudamericano Femenino
November 24, 2006  Paraguay W 6–0 Cristiane Silva (4), Daniela Alves, Renata Costa Sudamericano Femenino
November 26, 2006  Argentina L 0–2 - Sudamericano Femenino

The Brazil women's national football team competed in the following competitions in 2006:

Competition Performance
Peace Queen Cup Group stage
Sudamericano Femenino Runner-up

Domestic competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Campeonato Carioca CEPE-Caxias
Campeonato Paulista Botucatu
Taça Brasil Botucatu

References[edit]