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Torneio dos Campeões

Torneio dos Campeões (English: Tournament of the Champions) was an official Brazilian football competition, promoted and organized by CBF in 1982.

A group of 18 Brazilian professional football clubs participated in this tournament, including all the champions and the runners-up of all official national competitions ever played in Brazil up to that year (Campeonato Brasileiro, Torneio Rio-São Paulo, Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa) and America-RJ, 18th ranking in the CBF ranking, and Santa Cruz Futebol Clube, ranked 19th in the same ranking. America-RJ and Santa Cruz replaced Flamengo, who declined the invitation in favor of a world tour.


The tournament

The teams were divided in four groups in the first two rounds, two groups with 5 teams and two groups with four teams in a home-away system. The group champions for each of the two rounds advanced to a quarterfinals bracket.


The following teams advanced to the quarterfinals:

  • America-RJ
  • Atlético Mineiro
  • Bahia
  • Fluminense
  • Guarani
  • Internacional
  • Portuguesa
  • São Paulo

In the first two rounds America eliminated Atlético Mineiro, Bahia defeated Internacional, Guarani beat São Paulo, and Portuguesa eliminated Fluminense.

In the semifinais, America-RJ eliminated Portuguesa and Guarani defeated Bahia.

In the championship matches, America-RJ tied Guarani at Brinco de Ouro da Princesa Stadium in Campinas, Brazil (with a score of 1-1) and beat Guarani at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (with a final score of 2-1, after a 1-1 at regulation and 1-0 in overtime), in a game played under a lot of rain.


Atlético Mineiro 0
America-RJ 1
America-RJ 1
Portuguesa-SP 1
Fluminense-RJ 1
Portuguesa-SP 3
America-RJ 1-2
Guarani-SP 1-1
Internacional-RS 2
Bahia-BA 3
Bahia-SP 0
Guarani-SP 1
São Paulo-SP 0
Guarani-SP 1


America-RJ2 – 1Guarani
Moreno Goal 13'
Gilson Gênio Goal 25' (OT)
Delém Goal 62'
Attendance: 11,329 paying
Referee: Carlos Sérgio Rosa Martins
Assistants: Olinto Preussler and Luis Carlos Tybursky
Torneio dos Campeões 1982


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