Trivia on Main Brazilian Competitions


Obs.: In 22/Dec/2010 CBF, awarded to Taça Brasil (1959-1968) and Roberto Gomes Pedrosa (1967-1970) tournaments the status of Brazilian Championships.


Obs: BR = Campeonato Brasileiro (Brazilian Championship) since 1971
     B0 = Campeonato Brasileiro (including Roberto Gomes Pedrosa and Taça Brasil) since 1959
     CB = Copa do Brasil (Brazil Cup)
     SP = Campeonato Paulista (São Paulo State Championship)
     RJ = Campeonato Carioca (Rio de Janeiro State Championship)
     Data about Brazilian Championship is updated until 2016.
     Data about Brazil Cup is updated until 2016.
     Data about State Championships is updated until 2016 (RJ) and 2016 (SP).

Championship with highest average of goals:
SP - 1927: 5,60 goals
RJ - 2007: 3,50 goals
B0 - 1961: 3,26 goals
CB - 2002: 3,16 goals
BR - 2005: 3,13 goals
Championship with lowest average of goals:
RJ - 1987: 0,90 goals
BR - 1987 (Copa União): 1,80 goals
B0 - 1987 (Copa União): 1,80 goals
SP - 1987: 1,87 goals
CB - 1990: 1,92 goals
Championship with most participating teams:
BR - 1979: 94 teams
B0 - 1979: 94 teams
CB - 2013 to 2015: 87 teams
SP - 1993: 30 teams
RJ - 1992: 26 teams
Championship with less participating teams:
SP - 1913 (APEA): 3 teams
RJ - 1907 and 1911: 4 teams
B0 - 1967 (Roberto Gomes Pedrosa): 15 teams
BR - 1987 (Copa União): 16 teams
CB - 1989 to 1994: 32 teams
Highest number of titles:
RJ - Flamengo: 33 titles
SP - Corinthians: 27 titles
B0 - Palmeiras: 9 titles
BR - Corinthians: 6 titles
     São Paulo: 6 titles
     Flamengo: 6 titles (including Copa União)
CB - Grêmio: 5 titles
Highest number of consecutive titles:
B0 - Santos: 5 years (1961 to 1965)
RJ - Fluminense: 4 years (1906 to 1909)
     Botafogo: 4 years (1932 to 1935)
SP - Paulistano: 4 years (1916 to 1919)
BR - São Paulo: 3 years (2006 to 2008)
CB - no team won 2 or more consecutive years
Highest number of participations:
RJ - Fluminense: 112 times
SP - Corinthians: 103 times
B0 - Grêmio and Santos: 58 times
BR - Cruzeiro, Flamengo and Internacional-RS: 46 times
CB - Atlético-MG and Vitória-BA: 28 times
Highest number of goals in one championship:
SP - Santos (1959): 155 goals
RJ - Fluminense (1941): 106 goals
BR - Santos (2004): 103 goals
B0 - Santos (2004): 103 goals
CB - Santos (2010): 39 goals
Highest average of goals in one championship:
RJ - Botafogo (1910): 6,60 goals
SP - Santos (1927): 6,25 goals
CB - Internacional (1993): 4,00 goals
B0 - Santos (1963): 3,75 goals
BR - Palmeiras (1979): 3,20 goals
     Guarani (1983): 3,15 goals
Lowest average of goals received in one championship:
CB - Paysandu (1994), Volta Redonda (1995), Linhares (2008)
     and Luziânia (GO): 0,000 goals in 2 matches
     Barra-MT (2004) and Atlético Hermann Aichinger (2005): 0,000 goals in 1 match
     Bahia (2001): 0,200 goals
RJ - Fluminense (1911): 0,167 goals
SP - São Paulo (1972): 0,317 goals
BR - Palmeiras (1973): 0,325 goals
B0 - Palmeiras (1973): 0,325 goals
Best campaign in one championship:
RJ - Vasco (1924): 16 matches, 16 wins
SP - Palestra Itália (1932): 11 matches, 11 wins
B0 - Santos (1963): 4 matches, 4 wins
CB - Santos (2015): 14 matches, 11 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses
     Corinthians (1995): 10 matches, 8 wins and 2 draws
     Atlético-MG (2003): 8 matches, 7 wins and 1 loss
BR - Internacional (1976): 23 matches, 19 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses
     Internacional (1979): 22 matches, 15 wins and 7 draws
Worst campaign in one championship:
SP - Sírio (1933): 12 matches, 12 losses
RJ - Riachuelo (1908): 10 matches, 10 losses
     São Cristóvão (1973): 10 matches, 10 losses
BR - Ríver (1982): 8 matches, 8 losses
     Brasília (1984): 8 matches, 8 losses
B0 - Ríver (1982): 8 matches, 8 losses
     Brasília (1984): 8 matches, 8 losses
CB - Ji-Paraná (1993): 2 matches, 2 losses, 1 goal scored and 15 goals received
     Caiçara (1991): 2 matches, 2 losses, 0 goal scored and 12 goals received
     Botafogo-PB (2001): 2 matches, 2 losses, 0 goal scored and 11 goals received
     Naviraiense (2010): 2 matches, 2 losses, 0 goal scored and 11 goals received
     América-RN (1989): 2 matches, 2 losses, 0 goal scored and 10 goals received
Match with most goals:
RJ - Botafogo 24-0 Mangueira (1909)
SP - Corinthians 10-5 Portuguesa (1927)
B0 - Ceará 7-5 Ríver (1962)
CB - Atlético-MG 11-0 Caiçara (1991)
BR - Corinthians 10-1 Tiradentes-PI (1983)
     Bahia 4-7 Santos (2003)
Match with highest difference of goals:
RJ - Botafogo 24-0 Mangueira (1909)
SP - Paulistano 12-0 AA das Palmeiras (1920)
CB - Atlético-MG 11-0 Caiçara (1991)
BR - Corinthians 10-1 Tiradentes-PI (1983)
     Vasco 9-0 Tuna Luso (1984)
B0 - Corinthians 10-1 Tiradentes-PI (1983)
     Vasco 9-0 Tuna Luso (1984)
Player with most titles:
SP - Pepe (Santos): 11 times
RJ - Oswaldo Gomes (Fluminense): 8 times
B0 - Coutinho (Santos): 6 times
     Mauro Ramos de Oliveira (Santos): 6 times
     Pelé (Santos): 6 times
     Pepe (Santos): 6 times
BR - Dagoberto (Atlético-PR, São Paulo and Cruzeiro): 5 times
     Danilo (São Paulo and Corinthians): 5 times
     Andrade (Flamengo and Vasco): 5 times (including Copa União)
     Zinho (Flamengo, Palmeiras and Cruzeiro): 5 times (including Copa União)
CB - Roger (Grêmio and Fluminense): 4 times
Player with most consecutive titles:
B0 - Coutinho (Santos): 5 years (1961 to 1965)
     Lima (Santos): 5 years (1961 to 1965)
     Mauro Ramos de Oliveira (Santos): 5 years (1961 to 1965)
     Mengálvio (Santos): 5 years (1961 to 1965)
     Pelé (Santos): 5 years (1961 to 1965)
     Pepe (Santos): 5 years (1961 to 1965)
     Zito (Santos): 5 years (1961 to 1965)
SP - Toninho Guerreiro (Santos and São Paulo): 5 years (1967 to 1971)
RJ - Victor Etchegaray (Fluminense): 4 years (1906 to 1909)
     Buchan (Fluminense): 4 years (1906 to 1909)
     Emílio Etchegaray (Fluminense): 4 years (1906 to 1909)
     Félix Frias (Fluminense): 4 years (1906 to 1909)
     Waterman (Fluminense): 4 years (1906 to 1909)
     Oswaldo Gomes (Fluminense): 4 years (1906 to 1909)
     Nilo (Botafogo): 4 years (1932 to 1935)
     Afonso (Botafogo): 4 years (1932 to 1935)
     Carvalho Leite (Botafogo): 4 years (1932 to 1935)
     Rogério (Botafogo): 4 years (1932 to 1935)
     Cláudio Adão (Flamengo and Fluminense): 4 titles (1978, 1979 "special", 1979 and 1980)
BR - Ronaldo (Atlético-MG and Palmeiras): 3 years (1971 to 1973)
     Zinho (Flamengo and Palmeiras): 3 years (1992 to 1994)
     Rogério Ceni (São Paulo): 3 years (2006 to 2008)
     Bosco (São Paulo): 3 years (2006 to 2008)
     Alex Silva (São Paulo): 3 years (2006 to 2008)
     André Dias (São Paulo): 3 years (2006 to 2008)
     Miranda (São Paulo): 3 years (2006 to 2008)
     Júnior (São Paulo): 3 years (2006 to 2008)
     Richarlyson (São Paulo): 3 years (2006 to 2008)
     Aloísio (São Paulo): 3 years (2006 to 2008)
     Reasco (São Paulo): 3 years (2006 to 2008)
     Émerson (Flamengo, Fluminense and Corinthians): 3 years (2009 to 2011)
CB - Fabinho (Grêmio and Corinthians): 2 years (1994 and 1995)
     Vítor (Corinthians and Cruzeiro): 2 years (1995 and 1996)
     Arce (Grêmio and Palmeiras): 2 years (1997 and 1998)
     Rivarola (Grêmio and Palmeiras): 2 years (1997 and 1998)
     Paulo Nunes (Grêmio and Palmeiras): 2 years (1997 and 1998)
     Deivid (Corinthians and Cruzeiro): 2 years (2002 and 2003)
Player with most goals in one championship:
SP - Pelé (Santos, 1958): 58 goals
RJ - Silvio Pirillo (Flamengo, 1941): 39 goals
BR - Washington (Atlético-PR, 2004): 34 goals
B0 - Washington (Atlético-PR, 2004): 34 goals
CB - Fred (Cruzeiro, 2005): 15 goals
Player with highest average of gols in one championship:
RJ - Abelardo de Lamare (Botafogo, 1910): 2,20 goals
SP - Heitor (Palestra Itália, 1926) : 2,00 goals
     Feitiço (Santos, 1929) : 2,00 goals
B0 - Pelé (Santos, 1963): 2,00 goals
     Toninho Guerreiro (Santos, 1966): 2,00 goals
CB - Fred (Cruzeiro, 2005): 1,67 goals
BR - Reinaldo (Atlético-MG, 1977): 1,33 goals
Player most times topscorer:
SP - Pelé (Santos): 11 times
RJ - Romário (Vasco and Flamengo): 7 times
B0 - Pelé (Santos): 3 times
     Dario (Atlético-MG and Internacional): 3 times
     Túlio (Goiás and Botafogo-RJ): 3 times
     Romário (Vasco): 3 times
BR - Dario (Atlético-MG and Internacional): 3 times
     Túlio (Goiás and Botafogo-RJ): 3 times
     Romário (Vasco): 3 times
CB - Gérson (Atlético-MG and Internacional): 3 times
Player with most goals in one match:
RJ - Gilbert Hime (Botafogo): 9 goals in Botafogo 24-0 Mangueira (1909)
SP - Pelé (Santos): 8 goals in Santos 11-0 Botafogo (1964)
BR - Edmundo (Vasco): 6 goals in Vasco 6-0 União São João (1997)
B0 - Edmundo (Vasco): 6 goals in Vasco 6-0 União São João (1997)
CB - Gérson (Atlético-MG): 5 goals in Atlético-MG 11-0 Caiçara (1991)
     Viola (Santos): 5 goals in Santos 6-0 Sinop (1999)
     Luís Fabiano (São Paulo): 5 goals in São Paulo 6-0 São Raimundo (2003)
     Obina (Atlético-MG): 5 goals in Juventus-AC 0-7 Atlético-MG (2010)
     Neymar (Santos): 5 goals in Santos 8-1 Guarani (2010)
Coach with most titles:
RJ - Flávio Costa (Flamengo and Vasco): 8 titles
     Joel Santana (Vasco, Botafogo, Flamengo and Fluminense): 8 titles
SP - Lula (Santos): 8 titles
     Vanderlei Luxemburgo (Bragantino, Palmeiras, Corinthians and Santos): 8 titles
B0 - Lula (Santos): 5 titles
     Vanderlei Luxemburgo (Palmeiras, Corinthians, Cruzeiro and Santos): 5 titles
BR - Vanderlei Luxemburgo (Palmeiras, Corinthians, Cruzeiro and Santos): 5 titles
CB - Luiz Felipe Scolari (Criciúma, Grêmio and Palmeiras): 4 titles
Coach with most titles in most different teams:
SP - Vanderlei Luxemburgo: 8 titles in 4 teams (4 with Palmeiras, 2 with Santos,
     1 with Bragantino and 1 with Corinthians)
RJ - Joel Santana: 8 titles in 4 teams (3 with Vasco, 2 with Botafogo, 2 with Flamengo
     and 1 with Fluminense)
BR - Vanderlei Luxemburgo: 5 titles in 4 teams (2 with Palmeiras, 1 with Corinthians,
     1 with Cruzeiro and 1 with Santos)
B0 - Vanderlei Luxemburgo: 5 titles in 4 teams (2 with Palmeiras, 1 with Corinthians,
     1 with Cruzeiro and 1 with Santos)
CB - Luiz Felipe Scolari: 4 titles in 3 teams (2 with Palmeiras, 1 with Criciúma and
     1 with Grêmio)
Coach with most consecutive titles:
B0 - Lula (Santos): 5 years (1961 to 1965)
BR - Rubens Minelli (Internacional and São Paulo): 3 years (1975 to 1977)
     Muricy Ramalho (São Paulo): 3 years (2006 to 2008)
RJ - Victor Guisard, Nicolas Ladanyi and Nilo Murtinho Braga (Botafogo): 3 years (1932 to 1934)
     Carlos Carlomagno (Fluminense): 3 years (1936 to 1938)
     Flávio Costa (Flamengo): 3 years (1942 to 1944)
     Fleitas Solich (Flamengo): 3 years (1953 to 1955)
     Cláudio Coutinho (Flamengo): 3 years (1978 to 1979) (including the "special" title of 1979)
     Sebastião Lazaroni (Flamengo and Vasco): 3 years (1986 to 1988)
     Joel Santana (Fluminense, Flamengo and Botafogo): 3 years (1995 to 1997)
SP - Lula (Santos): 3 years (1960 to 1962)
     Antoninho (Santos): 3 years (1967 to 1969)
     Vanderlei Luxemburgo (Santos and Palmeiras): 3 years (2006 to 2008)
CB - no coach won 2 or more consecutive years

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