List of Brazilian football champions
The Brazilian football champion is the winner of the highest league in Brazilian football, which is currently the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.
The Brazilian Football Confederation recognizes the winners of the Série A as historically the only Brazilian football champion. Following a decision on December 22, 2010, the CBF recognized the past winners of the Taça Brasil and the Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa as Brazilian football champions for those tournaments.
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Taça Brasil (1959–1968)
|Year||Champion (title count)||Runner-up||Semifinalists||Leading goalscorer(s)|
|1959||Bahia (1)||Santos||Grêmio / Vasco da Gama||Leo (Bahia; 8 goals)|
|1960||Palmeiras (1)||Fortaleza||Fluminense / Santa Cruz||Bececê (Fortaleza; 7 goals)|
|1961||Santos (1)||Bahia||América / Náutico||Pelé (Santos; 7 goals)|
|1962||Santos (2)||Botafogo||Internacional / Sport Recife||Coutinho (Santos; 7 goals)|
|1963||Santos (3)||Bahia||Botafogo / Grêmio||Pelé (Santos; 8 goals)|
|1964||Santos (4)||Flamengo||Ceará / Palmeiras||Gildo (Ceará; 7 goals)
Pelé (Santos; 7 goals)
|1965||Santos (5)||Vasco da Gama||Náutico / Palmeiras||Alcindo (Grêmio); 10 goals)|
|1966||Cruzeiro (1)||Santos||Fluminense / Náutico||Bita (Náutico; 10 goals)
Toninho Guerreiro (Santos; 10 goals)
|1967||Palmeiras (2)||Náutico||Cruzeiro / Grêmio||Chiclete (Treze; 9 goals)|
|1968||Botafogo (1)||Fortaleza||Cruzeiro / Náutico||Ferretti (Botafogo; 7 goals)|
Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa (1967–1970)
|Year||Champion (title count)||Runner-up||Third place||Leading goalscorer(s)|
|1967||Palmeiras (3)||Internacional||Corinthians||Ademar Pantera (Flamengo; 15 goals)
César (Palmeiras; 15 goals)
|1968||Santos (6)||Internacional||Vasco da Gama||Toninho Guerreiro (Santos; 18 goals)|
|1969||Palmeiras (4)||Cruzeiro||Corinthians||Edu (America; 14 goals)|
|1970||Fluminense (1)||Palmeiras||Atlético Mineiro||Tostão (Cruzeiro; 12 goals)|
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (1971–present)
Copa União (1987)
The Copa União (Green Module, 16 clubs) was a competition organized by the Clube dos 13 in 1987. The winner of the competition is not officially recognized by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and by FIFA as a Brazilian football champion, but is by the Brazilian National Sports Council and the Clube dos 13. Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) regarded it as the Green Module of the 1987 Brazilian Championship. Officially by CBF: Yellow Module, 16 clubs + Green Module, 16 clubs = Brazilian Championship, 32 clubs.
|Year||Champion (Green Module, 16 clubs)||Runner-up||Semifinalists||Leading goalscorer(s)|
|1987||Flamengo||Internacional||Atlético Mineiro / Cruzeiro||Müller (São Paulo; 10 goals)|
Seventeen clubs are officially recognized to have been the Brazilian football champions.
Performance by State
|Rio de Janeiro||16||9|
|Rio Grande do Sul||5||10|
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