1971 in Brazilian football

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Football in Brazil
Season 1971
1970 Brazil 1972

The following article presents a summary of the 1971 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 70th season of competitive football in the country.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A[edit]

Final Stage

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 Atlético Mineiro 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 2
2 São Paulo 2 2 1 0 1 4 2 2
3 Botafogo 0 2 0 0 2 1 5 -4

Atlético Mineiro declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro champions.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série B[edit]


North-Northeastern Zone

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Itabaiana 0-2 Remo 0-0 0-2

Central-Southern Zone

Team #1 Agg Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Ponte Preta 1-1 Villa Nova 1-0 0-1 1-1 (5–6 after extra time,
2–3 pen)


December 5, 1972
Remo 1–0 Villa Nova

December 8, 1972
Villa Nova 3–0 Remo

December 11, 1972
Villa Nova 2–1 Remo

Villa Nova declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B champions by aggregate score of 4-2.


No club was promoted to the following year's first level.

State championship champions[edit]

State Champion State Champion
Acre Rio Branco-AC Pará Paysandu
Alagoas CSA Paraíba Campinense
Amapá São José-AP Paraná Coritiba
Amazonas Fast Pernambuco Santa Cruz
Bahia Bahia Piauí Flamengo-PI
Ceará Ceará Rio de Janeiro Central
Distrito Federal Colombo Rio Grande do Norte ABC
Espírito Santo Rio Branco-ES Rio Grande do Sul Internacional
Goiás Goiás Rondônia Moto Clube
Guanabara Fluminense Roraima -
Maranhão Ferroviário-MA Santa Catarina América-SC
Mato Grosso Dom Bosco São Paulo São Paulo
Mato Grosso do Sul - Sergipe Sergipe
Minas Gerais América-MG Tocantins -

Youth competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Copa São Paulo de Juniores Fluminense

Other competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Torneio do Povo Corinthians

Brazilian clubs in international competitions[edit]

Team Copa Libertadores 1971
Fluminense Group stage
Palmeiras Semifinals

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 1971.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
July 11, 1971  Austria W 1-0 Pelé International Friendly
July 14, 1971  Czechoslovakia W 1-0 Tostão International Friendly
July 18, 1971  Yugoslavia D 2-2 Rivelino, Gérson International Friendly
July 21, 1971  Hungary D 0-0 - International Friendly
July 24, 1971  Paraguay W 1-0 Claudiomiro International Friendly
July 28, 1971  Argentina D 1-1 Paulo César Caju Roca Cup
July 31, 1971  Argentina D 2-2 Tostão, Paulo César Caju Roca Cup