Taça Belo Horizonte de Juniores

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Taça Belo Horizonte de Juniores
Founded 1985
Region Brazil
Number of teams 28
Current champions São Paulo (2016)
Most successful club(s) Cruzeiro
Atlético Mineiro (5 times each)
2016 Taça Belo Horizonte de Juniores

The Taça Belo Horizonte de Juniores (or Belo Horizonte Youth Cup, in English), also known as Taça Belo Horizonte de Futebol Júnior or Taça BH, is a cup competition usually played by 36 Brazilian under-20 football teams, most of them from Minas Gerais state.

The 2006 competition's trophy was named after Telê Santana.[1]

Format[edit]

In the first stage the 36 teams are divided in 6 groups. The top 2 of each group, plus the top four 3rd placed teams, qualify to the knockout stage. From the round of 16 to the final there are only one-leg matches, as all matches are played in Minas Gerais state.

An edition of this cup lasts about 40 days.

List of champions[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up
1985 Cruzeiro Grêmio
1986 Flamengo Grêmio
1987 São Paulo Corinthians
1988 Atlético Mineiro Santa Tereza
1989 Atlético Mineiro Valeriodoce
1990 Inter de Limeira Flamengo
1991 Vasco da Gama Atlético Paranaense
1992 Vasco da Gama Atlético Mineiro
1993 Cruzeiro Atlético Mineiro
1994 Vitória Vasco da Gama
1995 Cruzeiro América-MG
1996 Atlético Paranaense Cruzeiro
1997 São Paulo Colo-Colo (Chile)
1998 Palmeiras São Paulo
1999 Botafogo Flamengo
2000 América-MG Goiás
2001 Cruzeiro Santos
2002 Palmeiras Cruzeiro
2003 Flamengo Atlético Paranaense
2004 Cruzeiro Fluminense
2005 Atlético Mineiro Bahia
2006 Atlético Paranaense Atlético Mineiro
2007 Flamengo Cruzeiro
2008 Grêmio Cruzeiro
2009 Atlético Mineiro Internacional
2010 Coritiba Atlético Paranaense
2011 Atlético Mineiro Fluminense
2012 Grêmio Flamengo
2013 Vasco da Gama Vitória
2014 América-MG Atlético Mineiro
2015 Corinthians Flamengo
2016 São Paulo Palmeiras

Titles by team[edit]

Champion Titles Years Won
Atlético Mineiro 5 1988, 1989, 2005, 2009, 2011
Cruzeiro 5 1985, 1993, 1995, 2001, 2004
Flamengo 3 1986, 2003, 2007
São Paulo 3 1987, 1997, 2016
Vasco da Gama 3 1991, 1992, 2013
América-MG 2 2000, 2014
Atlético Paranaense 2 1996, 2006
Grêmio 2 2008, 2012
Palmeiras 2 1998, 2002
Botafogo 1 1999
Corinthians 1 2015
Coritiba 1 2010
Inter de Limeira 1 1990
Vitória 1 1994

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