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2017 in Brazilian football

Football in Brazil
Season2017
2016 Brazil 2018

The following article presents a summary of the 2017 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 116th season of competitive football in the country.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

The 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A started on May 13, 2017, and concluded on December 3, 2017.

Atlético Goianiense Atlético Mineiro Atlético Paranaense Avaí Bahia
Botafogo Chapecoense Corinthians Coritiba Cruzeiro
Flamengo Fluminense Grêmio Palmeiras Ponte Preta
Santos São Paulo Sport Vasco da Gama Vitória


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Corinthians (C) 38 21 9 8 50 30 +20 72 Qualification for Copa Libertadores group stage
2 Palmeiras 38 19 6 13 61 45 +16 63
3 Santos 38 17 12 9 42 32 +10 63
4 Grêmio 38 18 8 12 55 36 +19 62
5 Cruzeiro 38 15 12 11 47 39 +8 57
6 Flamengo 38 15 11 12 49 38 +11 56
7 Vasco da Gama 38 15 11 12 40 47 −7 56 Qualification for Copa Libertadores second stage
8 Chapecoense 38 15 9 14 47 49 −2 54
9 Atlético Mineiro 38 14 12 12 52 49 +3 54 Qualification for Copa Sudamericana first stage
10 Botafogo 38 14 11 13 45 42 +3 53
11 Atlético Paranaense 38 14 9 15 45 43 +2 51
12 Bahia 38 13 11 14 50 48 +2 50
13 São Paulo 38 13 11 14 48 49 −1 50
14 Fluminense 38 11 14 13 50 53 −3 47
15 Sport 38 12 9 17 46 58 −12 45
16 Vitória 38 11 10 17 50 58 −8 43
17 Coritiba (R) 38 11 10 17 42 51 −9 43 Relegation to Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
18 Avaí (R) 38 10 13 15 29 48 −19 43
19 Ponte Preta (R) 38 10 9 19 37 52 −15 39
20 Atlético Goianiense (R) 38 9 9 20 38 56 −18 36
Source: CBF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored; 5) head-to-head results; 6) least red cards received; 7) least yellow cards received; 8) draw.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Corinthians won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.

Relegation

The four worst placed teams, which are Coritiba, Avaí, Ponte Preta and Atlético Goianiense, were relegated to the following year's second level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série B

The 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B started on May 12, 2017, and concluded on November 25, 2017.

ABC América Mineiro Boa Esporte Brasil de Pelotas Ceará
CRB Criciúma Figueirense Goiás Guarani
Internacional Juventude Londrina Luverdense Náutico
Oeste Paraná Paysandu Santa Cruz Vila Nova


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 América Mineiro (C, P) 38 20 13 5 46 25 +21 73 Promotion to 2018 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
2 Internacional (P) 38 20 11 7 54 26 +28 71
3 Ceará (P) 38 19 10 9 46 32 +14 67
4 Paraná (P) 38 18 10 10 49 28 +21 64
5 Londrina 38 18 8 12 56 46 +10 62
6 Oeste 38 14 17 7 43 31 +12 59
7 Vila Nova 38 15 13 10 38 30 +8 58
8 Brasil de Pelotas 38 15 6 17 43 50 −7 51
9 Juventude 38 13 12 13 35 38 −3 51
10 Boa Esporte 38 12 14 12 40 42 −2 50
11 Paysandu 38 13 9 16 41 41 0 48
12 Figueirense 38 12 12 14 44 49 −5 48
13 Criciúma 38 12 12 14 41 46 −5 48
14 Goiás 38 12 9 17 35 46 −11 45
15 CRB 38 12 9 17 35 50 −15 45
16 Guarani 38 11 11 16 36 46 −10 44
17 Luverdense (R) 38 10 14 14 38 40 −2 44 Relegation to 2018 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C
18 Santa Cruz (R) 38 8 13 17 43 54 −11 37
19 ABC (R) 38 9 7 22 28 49 −21 34
20 Náutico (R) 38 8 8 22 29 51 −22 32
Updated to match(es) played on 25 November 2017. Source: CBF, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored; 5) head-to-head results; 6) least red cards received; 7) least yellow cards received; 8) draw.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

América Mineiro won the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B.

Promotion

The four best placed teams, which are América Mineiro, Internacional, Ceará and Paraná, were promoted to the following year's first level.

Relegation

The four worst placed teams, which are Luverdense, Santa Cruz, ABC and Náutico, were relegated to the following year's third level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série C

The 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C started on May 14, 2017, and concluded on October 21, 2017.

ASA Bragantino Botafogo (PB) Botafogo (SP) Confiança
CSA Cuiabá Fortaleza Joinville Macaé
Moto Club Mogi Mirim Remo Salgueiro Sampaio Corrêa
São Bento Tombense Tupi Volta Redonda Ypiranga

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série C final was played between CSA and Fortaleza.


Fortaleza1–2CSA

CSA0–0Fortaleza

CSA won the league after beating Fortaleza

Promotion

The four best placed teams, CSA, Fortaleza, São Bento and Sampaio Corrêa, were promoted to the following year's second level.

Relegation

The four worst placed teams, Moto Club, Macaé, Mogi Mirim and ASA, were relegated to the following year's fourth level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série D

The 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série D started on May 21, 2017, and concluded on September 10, 2017.

Altos América de Natal América (PE) Anápolis
Aparecidense Atlético Acreano Atlético Pernambucano Audax
Bangu Baré Boavista Brusque
Caldense Campinense Ceilândia Central
Comercial (MS) Cordino Coruripe Desportiva Ferroviária
Espírito Santo Fast Clube Fluminense de Feira Foz do Iguaçu
Genus Globo Guarani de Juazeiro Guarany de Sobral
Gurupi Inter de Lages Itabaiana Ituano
Itumbiara Jacobina Juazeirense Luziânia
Maranhão Metropolitano Murici Novo Hamburgo
Operário Ferroviário Parnahyba Portuguesa (RJ) Portuguesa (SP)
Potiguar Princesa do Solimões PSTC Real Ariquemes
Red Bull Brasil Rio Branco (AC) Ríver Santos (AP)
São Bernardo São Francisco São José (RS) São Paulo (RS)
São Raimundo (PA) São Raimundo (RR) Sergipe Sete de Dourados
Sinop Sousa Tocantins de Miracema Trem
União Rondonópolis URT Villa Nova XV de Piracicaba

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série D final was played between Operário Ferroviário and Globo.


Globo0–5Operário Ferroviário
Estádio Manoel Dantas Barretto, Ceará-Mirim


Operário Ferroviário won the league after beating Globo

Promotion

The four best placed teams, Operário Ferroviário, Globo, Atlético Acreano and Juazeirense, were promoted to the following year's third level.

Domestic cups

Copa do Brasil

The 2017 Copa do Brasil started on February 8, 2017, and concluded on September 27, 2017. The Copa do Brasil final was played between Flamengo and Cruzeiro.


Flamengo1–1Cruzeiro

Cruzeiro0–0Flamengo
Penalties
5–3

Cruzeiro won the cup after defeating Flamengo.

Copa do Nordeste

The competition featured 20 clubs from the Northeastern region. It started on January 24, 2017 and concluded on May 24, 2017. The Copa do Nordeste final was played between Bahia and Sport.




Bahia won the cup after defeating Sport.

Copa Verde

The competition featured 18 clubs from the North and Central-West regions, including the Espírito Santo champions. It started on January 29, 2017 and concluded on May 16, 2017. The Copa Verde final was played between Luverdense and Paysandu.




Luverdense won the cup after defeating Paysandu.

Primeira Liga

The competition features 12 clubs from the South and Southeastern regions, including Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro State teams. It started on January 24, 2017 and concluded on October 8, 2017. The Primeira Liga final was played between Londrina and Atlético Mineiro.



Londrina won the cup after defeating Atlético Mineiro.

State championship champions

State Champion
Acre (state) Acre Atlético Acreano
Alagoas Alagoas CRB
Amapá Amapá Santos
Amazonas (Brazilian state) Amazonas Manaus
Bahia Bahia Vitória
Ceará Ceará Ceará
Federal District (Brazil) Distrito Federal Brasiliense
Espírito Santo Espírito Santo Atlético Itapemirim
Goiás Goiás Goiás
Maranhão Maranhão Sampaio Corrêa
Mato Grosso Mato Grosso Cuiabá
Mato Grosso do Sul Mato Grosso do Sul Corumbaense
Minas Gerais Minas Gerais Atlético Mineiro
Pará Pará Paysandu
Paraíba Paraíba Botafogo
Paraná (state) Paraná Coritiba
Pernambuco Pernambuco Sport
Piauí Piauí Altos
Rio de Janeiro (state) Rio de Janeiro Flamengo
Rio Grande do Norte Rio Grande do Norte ABC
Rio Grande do Sul Rio Grande do Sul Novo Hamburgo
Rondônia Rondônia Real Ariquemes
Roraima Roraima São Raimundo
Santa Catarina (state) Santa Catarina Chapecoense
São Paulo (state) São Paulo Corinthians
Sergipe Sergipe Confiança
Tocantins Tocantins Interporto

State cup competition champions

Competition Champion
Copa Espírito Santo Atlético Itapemirim
Copa Fares Lopes Floresta
Copa FGF São José
Copa FMF União Rondonópolis
Copa Paraná Maringá
Copa Paulista Ferroviária
Copa Piauí 4 de Julho
Copa Rio Boavista
Copa Santa Catarina Atlético Tubarão

Youth competition champions

Competition Champion
Campeonato Brasileiro de Aspirantes Internacional
Campeonato Brasileiro de Seleções Estaduais Sub-20 State of Rio Grande do Sul
Campeonato Brasileiro Sub-20 Cruzeiro
Copa do Brasil Sub-17(1) Palmeiras
Copa do Brasil Sub-20 Atlético Mineiro
Copa RS de Futebol Sub-20 São Paulo
Copa Santiago de Futebol Juvenil Internacional
Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior Corinthians
Supercopa do Brasil Sub-20 Cruzeiro
Taça Belo Horizonte de Juniores São Paulo
(1) The Copa Nacional do Espírito Santo Sub-17, between 2008 and 2012, was named Copa Brasil Sub-17. The similar named Copa do Brasil Sub-17 is organized by the Brazilian Football Confederation and it was first played in 2013.

Brazilian clubs in international competitions

Team 2017 Copa Libertadores 2017 Copa Sudamericana 2017 Recopa Sudamericana 2017 Suruga Bank Championship 2017 FIFA Club World Cup
Atlético Mineiro Round of 16
eliminated by
Bolivia Jorge Wilstermann
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Atlético Paranaense Round of 16
eliminated by
Brazil Santos
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Botafogo Quarterfinals
eliminated by
Brazil Grêmio
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chapecoense Eliminated
in the Group Stage
Round of 16
eliminated by
Brazil Flamengo
Runners-up
lost to
Colombia Atlético Nacional
Runners-up
lost to
Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
N/A
Corinthians N/A Round of 16
eliminated by
Argentina Racing
N/A N/A N/A
Cruzeiro N/A First Stage
eliminated by
Paraguay Nacional
N/A N/A N/A
Flamengo Eliminated
in the Group Stage
Runners-up
lost to
Argentina Independiente
N/A N/A N/A
Fluminense N/A Quarterfinals
eliminated by
Brazil Flamengo
N/A N/A N/A
Grêmio Champions
defeated
Argentina Lanús
N/A N/A N/A Runners-up
lost to
Spain Real Madrid
Palmeiras Round of 16
eliminated by
Ecuador Barcelona
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ponte Preta N/A Round of 16
eliminated by
Brazil Sport
N/A N/A N/A
Santos Quarterfinals
eliminated by
Ecuador Barcelona
N/A N/A N/A N/A
São Paulo N/A First Stage
eliminated by
Argentina Defensa y Justicia
N/A N/A N/A
Sport N/A Quarterfinals
eliminated by
Colombia Junior
N/A N/A N/A

Brazil national team

The following table lists all the games played by the Brazilian national team in official competitions and friendly matches during 2017.

Friendlies

2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

Superclásico de las Américas

Women's football

National team

The following table lists all the games played by the Brazil women's national football team in official competitions and friendly matches during 2017.

Friendlies

Tournament of Nations

Yongchuan International Tournament

The Brazil women's national football team competed in the following competitions in 2017:

Competition Performance
Tournament of Nations Fourth Place
Yongchuan International Tournament Champions

Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino Série A1

The 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino Série A1 started on March 12, 2017, and concluded on July 20, 2017.

Audax Corinthians Ferroviária Flamengo
Foz Cataratas Grêmio Iranduba Kindermann
Ponte Preta Rio Preto Santos São Francisco
São José Sport Vitória Vitória das Tabocas

The Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino Série A1 final was played between Santos and Corinthians.




Santos won the league after defeating Corinthians.

Relegation

The two worst placed teams, Grêmio and Vitória, were relegated to the following year's second level.

Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino Série A2

The 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino Série A2 started on May 10, 2017, and concluded on July 26, 2017.

Aliança América Mineiro Botafogo (PB) Caucaia
Centro Olímpico CRESSPOM Duque de Caixas JV Lideral
Mixto Náutico Pinheirense Portuguesa (SP)
Tiradentes Tuna Luso UDA Viana

The Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Feminino Série A2 final was played between Pinheirense and Portuguesa.




Pinheirense won the league after defeating Portuguesa (SP).

Promotion

The two best placed teams, which are Pinheirense and Portuguesa (SP), were promoted to the following year's first level.

Domestic competition champions

Competition Champion
Campeonato Carioca Flamengo
Campeonato Paulista Rio Preto

Brazilian clubs in international competitions

Team 2017 Copa Libertadores Femenina
Corinthians/Audax Champions
defeated
Chile Colo Colo

References