Name
Brazilian Brasileirao

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Established
1959 (58 years old)

First Recorded Event
2014-04-19

Sport
Soccer

Location
Brazil

Gender
Male

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Upcoming Events
Coritiba - Cruzeiro (Wednesday 18th October)
Atletico GO - Vasco da Gama (Wednesday 18th October)
Atletico MG - Chapecoense AF (Thursday 19th October)
Fluminense - Sao Paulo (Thursday 19th October)
Vitoria - Atletico PR (Thursday 19th October)
Palmeiras - Ponte Preta (Thursday 19th October)
Avai FC - Botafogo RJ (Thursday 19th October)
Corinthians - Gremio (Thursday 19th October)
Sport - Santos FC (Friday 20th October)
Flamengo - Bahia (Friday 20th October)

Latest Results
Santos FC - Vitoria (Monday 16th October)
Sporting Lisbon - Atletico MG (Sunday 15th October)
Fluminense - Avai FC (Sunday 15th October)
Sport - Atletico MG (Sunday 15th October)
Coritiba - Gremio (Sunday 15th October)
Sao Paulo 2 - 1 Atletico PR (Sunday 15th October)
Chapecoense AF - Flamengo (Sunday 15th October)
Atletico GO - Palmeiras (Sunday 15th October)
Bahia - Corinthians (Sunday 15th October)
Vasco da Gama 1 - 0 Botafogo RJ (Saturday 14th October)

Description

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (Brazilian Portuguese: ), commonly referred to as Campeonato Brasileiro and popularly as Brasileirão (Brazilian Portuguese: ), is a Brazilian professional league for men's association football clubs. At the top of the Brazilian football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. Contested by 20 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B.

Organized by the Brazilian Football Confederation, the seasons are usually run from May to December, with teams playing 38 matches each (playing each team in the league twice, home and away) totalling 380 matches in the season. The league rounds are usually played in Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings. It is currently sponsored by Chevrolet and thus officially known as the Brasileirão Chevrolet.

Due to historical peculiarities and the large geographical size of the country, Brazil has a relatively short history of nationwide football competitions. Only in 1959, with the advancements in civil aviation and air transport and the need to appoint a Brazilian representative to the first edition of the Copa Libertadores in 1960, was a nationwide tournament created, Taça Brasil. Before the establishment of a national league, the most prestigious football competitions in Brazil were the state leagues, notably the Campeonato Paulista and Campeonato Carioca, the premier leagues of the States of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro respectively, and a tournament between both states, the Torneio Rio-São Paulo. In 1967, the Rio-São Paulo was expanded to include teams from other states, becoming the Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa, which was also considered a national tournament. The first Campeonato Brasileiro with that name was held in 1971. The three tournaments - Taça Brasil, Roberto Gomes Pedrosa, and Brasileirão - were unified by CBF in the Brazilian championship history in 2010.

Since its inception, the Campeonato Brasileiro has grown in stature, being considered one of the strongest leagues in the world. The Campeonato Brasileiro contains the most club world champions titles, with 10 championships won among 6 clubs. The league also contain the most clubs to have won the Copa Libertadores with 17 titles won among 10 clubs. The league is also one of the world's most powerful, ranked as the 6th most valuable with a worth of over $1.43 billion. It is also one of the world's richest championships, generating an annual turnover of over $1.169 billion in 2012. The Campeonato Brasileiro is the most-watched football league in the Americas and one of the world's most exposed, broadcast in 155 nations.

Since 1959, a total of 17 clubs have been crowned Brazilian football champions, 12 of which have won the title more than once with 6 having won the title in consecutive seasons. Santos and Palmeiras are the most successful clubs of the Campeonato Brasileiro, having won the competition 8 times each. Santos' Os Santásticos, considered by some the best club team of all times, won 5 consecutive titles between 1961 and 1965, a feat that remains unequaled until today. The State of São Paulo is the most successful state, amassing 28 titles among 5 clubs. A total of 156 clubs have played in the Campeonato Brasileiro since the first edition in 1959.

The reigning Brazilian champions are Cruzeiro, who won their 4th title during the 2014 season.

Schedule
1415 Season 1617 Season 1718 Season
2017 Season

Teams

Atletico GO

Atletico MG

Atletico PR

Avai FC

Bahia

Botafogo RJ

Chapecoense AF

Corinthians

Coritiba

Cruzeiro

Flamengo

Fluminense

Gremio

Palmeiras

Ponte Preta

Santos FC

Sao Paulo

Sport

Vasco da Gama

Vitoria

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