Triple Crown of Brazilian Football
The Triple Crown of Brazilian Football (Portuguese: Tríplice coroa do futebol brasileiro) is an unofficial title given to the club that won the three most important competitions of the Brazilian football in the same year:.
Cruzeiro Esporte Clube won the three most important Brazilian competitions in the same year (all won in 2003). In that year the Campeonato Mineiro (the state championship of the state of Minas Gerais) was contested in a single round robin format, and Cruzeiro, coached by Vanderlei Luxemburgo, won the competition without losing a single game. Also, Cruzeiro won the Copa do Brasil undefeated, beating Flamengo in the final of the tournament. The Série A was won with 31 wins, seven draws and eight defeats, totalizing 100 points earned. The club scored 102 goals during the championship, and conceded 47.
- "Tríplice Coroa completa cinco anos" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. November 30, 2008. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
- "Minas Gerais State Championship 2003". RSSSF. May 7, 2003. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
- "Brazil 2003 Cup". RSSSF. June 11, 2003. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
- "Brazil 2003 Championship - First Level (Série A)". RSSSF. December 17, 2003. Retrieved July 14, 2011.