1972 in Brazilian football

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The following article presents a summary of the 1972 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 71st season of competitive football in the country.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A[edit]

Semifinals

Home team Score Away team
Palmeiras 1-1 Internacional
Botafogo 2-1 Corinthians

Final


December 23, 1972
Palmeiras 0–0 Botafogo

Palmeiras declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro champions.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série B[edit]

Second Stage

Teams advanced to the final

Group E

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 Sampaio Corrêa 8 6 3 2 1 6 3 3
2 Tiradentes-PI 8 6 3 2 1 6 3 3
3 Atlético-BA 4 6 1 2 3 2 5 -3
4 Itabaiana 4 6 1 2 3 2 5 -3

Group F

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 Campinense 12 6 6 0 0 11 2 9
2 América-RN 8 6 4 0 2 9 5 4
3 CSA 2 6 1 0 5 3 8 -5
4 América-PE 2 6 1 0 5 3 11 -8

Final


December 17, 1972
Sampaio Corrêa 1–1 (0–0 after extra time,
5–4 pen)
Campinense

Sampaio Corrêa declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B champions.

Promotion[edit]

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

State championship champions[edit]

State Champion State Champion
Acre Independência Pará Paysandu
Alagoas CRB Paraíba Campinense
Amapá Santana Paraná Coritiba
Amazonas Nacional Pernambuco Santa Cruz
Bahia Bahia Piauí Tiradentes-PI
Ceará Ceará Rio de Janeiro Barbará
Distrito Federal Serviço Gráfico Rio Grande do Norte ABC
Espírito Santo Desportiva Rio Grande do Sul Internacional
Goiás Goiás Rondônia Moto Clube
Guanabara Flamengo Roraima -
Maranhão Sampaio Corrêa Santa Catarina Figueirense
Mato Grosso Operário (VG) São Paulo Palmeiras
Mato Grosso do Sul - Sergipe Sergipe
Minas Gerais Cruzeiro Tocantins -

Youth competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Copa São Paulo de Juniores Nacional-SP

Other competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Torneio do Povo Flamengo

Brazilian clubs in international competitions[edit]

Team Copa Libertadores 1972
Atlético Mineiro Group stage
São Paulo 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 1972.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
April 26, 1972  Paraguay W 3-2 Carlos Alberto Torres, Tostão, Dirceu Lopes International Friendly
June 10, 1972  Brazil Olympic Team W 2-1 Rivelino, Jairzinho International Friendly (unofficial match)
June 13, 1972 Germany Hamburger W 2-0 Rivelino, Gérson International Friendly (unofficial match)
June 17, 1972 Rio Grande do Sul Rio Grande do Sul State Combined Team D 3-3 Jairzinho, Paulo César Caju, Rivelino International Friendly (unofficial match)
June 28, 1972  Czechoslovakia D 0-0 - Minicopa
July 2, 1972  Yugoslavia W 3-0 Leivinha (2), Jairzinho Minicopa
July 5, 1972  Scotland W 1-0 Jairzinho Minicopa
July 9, 1972  Portugal W 1-0 Jairzinho Minicopa

References[edit]