Taça Minas Gerais

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The Taça Minas Gerais is a traditional football tournament played in the Minas Gerais state in Brazil. From 1973 through 1977 it was played as a separate tournament, but from 1979 through 1986, it was played as one of the phases in the Campeonato Mineiro, not unlike the Taça Guanabara in the Campeonato Carioca. The tournament was not played again until 1999, but only teams from the interior of Minas Gerais participated and the winner earned itself a berth in the Copa do Brasil. Since 2004, any team from the Campeonato Mineiro's three divisions have been eligible. The winner also gets a berth in the Copa do Brasil as Minas Gerais are allowed five, the other four go to the top four finishers of the Campeonato Mineiro.

List of champions[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up
1973 Cruzeiro Atlético
1974
Not held
1975 Atlético Cruzeiro
1976 Atlético Cruzeiro
1977 Villa Nova América
1978
Not held
1979 Atlético Cruzeiro
1980 Uberaba América
1981 Democrata de Governador Valadares Uberlândia
1982 Cruzeiro Atlético
1983 Cruzeiro Atlético
1984 Cruzeiro América
1985 Cruzeiro Atlético
1986 Atlético Cruzeiro
1987 América Cruzeiro
1988-1998
Not held
1999 URT Democrata de Governador Valadares
2000 URT Ipatinga
2001-2002
Not held
2003 Uberlândia Araxá
2004 Ipatinga Democrata de Governador Valadares
2005 América Caldense
2006 Villa Nova Uberaba
2007 Ituiutaba(1) Tupi
2008 Tupi América
2009 Uberaba Villa Nova
2010 Uberaba Uberlândia
2011 Ipatinga Boa Esporte
2012 Boa Esporte Villa Nova
(1) Since 2011 Ituiutaba is named PBoa Esporte.

Club titles[edit]

References[edit]

Guillermo Alexander Rivera, Lisandro Pavan: Minas Gerais Cup - List of Champions / Taça Minas Gerais - Lista de Campeões, RSSSF Brasil, 18 June 2012.