Brazil Cup History


Brazil first organized a national cup tournament from 1959 to 1968, called Taça do Brasil. The tournament was created as a result of the creation of the Copa Libertadores de América; as Brazil did not have a national championship at the time, the winners of the Taça do Brasil entered the Copa Libertadores de América, for which every country used to have one entry.

The tournament was discontinued after the introduction of a national championship (in 1971, following the Taça de Prata (or Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa) from 1967 to 1970).
In December 2010, the CBF decided to recognise the ten tournaments played for the Taça do Brasil as official championships.

A new cup tournament, called Copa do Brasil, was introduced in 1989, in order to appease the smaller states, whose clubs had been excluded from the first level since the creation of the Copa União in 1987.

The winners of the Copa do Brasil also enter the Copa Libertadores de América, for which each country now has two entries (Brazil four starting from the 2000 edition).

From 1989 to 1994, 32 teams participated in the Copa do Brasil, the state champions and the runners-up from the states with the highest average attendance for the local championship. (Some states entered their local cup winners or teams selected according to other criteria.) In 1995, four third-placed teams were also allowed to enter. In 1996, along with the 32 traditional entries, the 8 teams with the highest average attendance in the national championship were invited. Since 1997, teams have been invited by CBF (in addition to the 32 traditional entries) according to unpublished criteria.


Taça do Brasil 1959-1968

Palmares

1959    Esporte Clube Bahia (Salvador)
1960    Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras (São Paulo)
1961    Santos Futebol Clube (Santos)
1962    Santos Futebol Clube (Santos)
1963    Santos Futebol Clube (Santos)
1964    Santos Futebol Clube (Santos)
1965    Santos Futebol Clube (Santos)
1966    Cruzeiro Esporte Clube (Belo Horizonte)
1967    Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras (São Paulo)
1968    Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas (Rio de Janeiro)

Finals

1959    Bahia           3-2 0-2 3-1 Santos
1960    Palmeiras           3-1 8-2 Fortaleza
1961    Santos              1-1 5-1 Bahia
1962    Santos          4-3 1-3 5-0 Botafogo
1963    Santos              6-0 2-0 Bahia
1964    Santos              4-1 0-0 Flamengo
1965    Santos              5-1 1-0 Vasco da Gama
1966    Cruzeiro            6-2 3-2 Santos
1967    Palmeiras       3-1 1-2 2-0 Náutico
1968    Botafogo            2-2 4-0 Fortaleza

Number of Wins (10; lost finals between square brackets)


 5 [ 2] Santos 

 2      Palmeiras

 1 [ 2] Bahia 
 1 [ 1] Botafogo
 1      Cruzeiro 

   [ 2] Fortaleza 
   [ 1] Flamengo 
   [ 1] Náutico 
   [ 1] Vasco da Gama

Data on Participating Teams Taça Brasil 1959-68


Copa do Brasil since 1989

Palmares

1989    Grêmio Foot-ball Portoalegrense (Porto Alegre-RS)
1990    Clube de Regatas Flamengo (Rio de Janeiro-RJ)
1991    Criciúma Esporte Clube (Criciúma-SC)
1992    Sport Club Internacional (Porto Alegre-RS)
1993    Cruzeiro Esporte Clube (Belo Horizonte-MG)
1994    Grêmio Foot-ball Portoalegrense (Porto Alegre-RS)
1995    Sport Club Corinthians (São Paulo-SP)
1996    Cruzeiro Esporte Clube (Belo Horizonte-MG)
1997    Grêmio Foot-ball Portoalegrense (Porto Alegre-RS)
1998    Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras (São Paulo-SP)
1999    Esporte Clube Juventude (Caxias do Sul-RS)
2000    Cruzeiro Esporte Clube (Belo Horizonte-MG)
2001    Grêmio Foot-ball Portoalegrense (Porto Alegre-RS) 
2002    Sport Club Corinthians (São Paulo-SP)
2003    Cruzeiro Esporte Clube (Belo Horizonte-MG)
2004    Esporte Club Santo André (Santo André-SP)
2005    Paulista Futebol Clube (Jundiaí-SP)
2006    Clube de Regatas Flamengo (Rio de Janeiro-RJ)
2007    Fluminense Futebol Clube (Rio de Janeiro-RJ)
2008    Sport Club Recife (Recife) 
2009    Sport Club Corinthians (São Paulo-SP)
2010    Santos Futebol Clube (Santos)
2011    Clube de Regatas Vasco da Gama (Rio de Janeiro)
2012    Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras (São Paulo-SP)
2013    Clube de Regatas Flamengo (Rio de Janeiro-RJ)
2014    Clube Atlético Mineiro (Belo Horizonte)
2015    Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras (São Paulo-SP)
2016    Grêmio Foot-ball Portoalegrense (Porto Alegre-RS) 
2017    Cruzeiro Esporte Clube (Belo Horizonte-MG)
2018    Cruzeiro Esporte Clube (Belo Horizonte-MG)
2019    Club Athletico Paranaense (Curitiba-PR)
2020/21 Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras (São Paulo-SP)

Finals

1989    Grêmio              0-0 2-1 Sport Recife
1990    Flamengo            1-0 0-0 Goiás
1991    Criciúma            1-1 0-0 Grêmio
1992    Internacional       1-2 1-0 Fluminense
1993    Cruzeiro            0-0 2-1 Grêmio
1994    Grêmio              0-0 1-0 Ceará
1995    Corinthians         2-1 1-0 Grêmio
1996    Cruzeiro            1-1 2-1 Palmeiras
1997    Grêmio              0-0 2-2 Flamengo
1998    Palmeiras           0-1 2-0 Cruzeiro
1999    Juventude           2-1 0-0 Botafogo
2000    Cruzeiro            0-0 2-1 São Paulo 
2001    Grêmio              2-2 3-1 Corinthians
2002    Corinthians         2-1 2-1 Brasiliense
2003    Cruzeiro            1-1 3-1 Flamengo
2004    Santo André         2-2 2-0 Flamengo
2005    Paulista            2-0 0-0 Fluminense
2006    Flamengo            2-0 1-0 Vasco da Gama
2007    Fluminense          1-1 1-0 Figueirense
2008    Sport Recife        1-3 2-0 Corinthians
2009    Corinthians         2-0 2-2 Internacional
2010    Santos              2-0 1-2 Vitória
2011    Vasco da Gama       1-0 2-3 Coritiba
2012    Palmeiras           2-0 1-1 Coritiba
2013    Flamengo            1-1 2-0 Atlético-PR
2014    Atlético-MG         2-0 1-0 Cruzeiro
2015    Palmeiras           0-1 2-1 Santos              [4-3 pen]
2016    Grêmio              3-1 1-1 Atlético-MG        
2017    Cruzeiro            0-0 1-1 Flamengo            [5-3 pen]
2018    Cruzeiro            1-0 2-1 Corinthians 
2019    Athletico-PR        1-0 2-1 Internacional
2020/21 Palmeiras           1-0 2-0 Grêmio 

Number of Wins (32; lost finals between square brackets)


 6 [ 2] Cruzeiro 

 5 [ 4] Grêmio 

 4 [ 1] Palmeiras 

 3 [ 4] Flamengo 
 3 [ 3] Corinthians 

 1 [ 2] Fluminense  
 1 [ 2] Internacional
 1 [ 1] Athletico Paranaense (includes Atlético Paranaense)
 1 [ 1] Atlético Mineiro
 1 [ 1] Santos
 1 [ 1] Sport Recife 
 1 [ 1] Vasco da Gama
 1      Criciúma 
 1      Juventude 
 1      Paulista 
 1      Santo André 

   [ 2] Coritiba
   [ 1] Botafogo  
   [ 1] Brasiliense 
   [ 1] Ceará 
   [ 1] Figueirense
   [ 1] Goiás  
   [ 1] São Paulo 
   [ 1] Vitória


Overview 1959-2020

Number of Wins (42; lost finals between square brackets)


 7 [ 2] Cruzeiro 

 6 [ 3] Santos 
 6 [ 1] Palmeiras 

 5 [ 4] Grêmio

 3 [ 5] Flamengo 
 3 [ 3] Corinthians 

 1 [ 2] Bahia 
 1 [ 2] Botafogo
 1 [ 2] Fluminense
 1 [ 2] Internacional 
 1 [ 2] Vasco da Gama 
 1 [ 1] Athletico Paranaense (includes Atlético Paranaense)
 1 [ 1] Atlético Mineiro
 1 [ 1] Sport Recife
 1      Criciúma 
 1      Juventude 
 1      Paulista 
 1      Santo André 

   [ 2] Coritiba
   [ 2] Fortaleza 
   [ 1] Brasiliense
   [ 1] Ceará
   [ 1] Figueirense
   [ 1] Goiás 
   [ 1] Náutico 
   [ 1] São Paulo
   [ 1] Vitória




Number of League-and-Cup Doubles (2)

 1 Cruzeiro                  [2003]
 1 Palmeiras                 [1967]

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