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Copa dos Campeões da Copa Brasil

1978 Copa dos Campeões da Copa Brasil
Copa dos Campeões Brasileiros, Copa dos Campeões do Brasil, Torneio dos Campeões Brasileiros
Country Brazil
ChampionsAtlético Mineiro
Runners-upSão Paulo
Matches played3
Goals scored5 (1.67 per match)

The Copa dos Campeões da Copa Brasil (Copa Brasil Champions Cup) was an official football competition organized in 1978 by the Brazilian Sports Confederation (CBD), predecessor of the Brazilian Football Confederation, and contested by past winners of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.

The tournament was contested by past Brasileirão champions of the 1971, 1974 and 1977 editions: respectively Atlético Mineiro, Vasco da Gama and São Paulo.[1] Palmeiras, champion in 1972 and 1973, and Guarani, champion in 1978, withdrew from the competition due to conflicting dates with the 1978 Campeonato Paulista. Internacional, champion of the 1975 and 1976 editions, was excluded by CBD because of legal disputes.[2]

Atlético Mineiro won the competition, defeating São Paulo in the final in a penalty shootout.[3][4]



First leg

Atlético Mineiro Minas Gerais2–1Rio de Janeiro (state) Vasco da Gama
Fernando Goal 25' (o.g.)
Danival Goal 63'
Dirceu Goal 21'

Second leg

Vasco da Gama Rio de Janeiro (state)1–1Minas Gerais Atlético Mineiro
Guina Goal 38' Ziza Goal 50' (pen.)


Atlético Mineiro Minas Gerais0 – 0São Paulo (state) São Paulo
Ziza Penalty scored
AlvesPenalty scored
Toninho Cerezo Penalty scored
Marinho Penalty scored
4–2 Penalty scored Bezerra
Penalty missed Chicão
Penalty missed Zé Sérgio
Penalty scored Viana


  1. ^ "Campeão dos Campeões 1978". Galo Digital (in Portuguese). 26 March 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  2. ^ Cruz, Santiago (31 August 2014). "I Torneio dos Campeões Brasileiros 1978". RSSSF. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Atlético vence S. Paulo nos pênaltis e ganha a 1ª Copa dos Campeões" [Atlético defeats S. Paulo on penalties and wins 1st Champions Cup]. Jornal do Brasil (in Portuguese). 23 August 1978. Retrieved 7 September 2015 – via Google News.
  4. ^ "Dessa vez, Atlético ganha nos pênaltis" [This time, Atlético wins on penalties]. O Estado de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). 23 August 1978. Retrieved 7 September 2015.