Copa dos Campeões

Copa dos Campeões

Copa dos Campeões (or Brazilian Champions Cup) was a Brazilian football competition contested by the best teams from each one of the regional cups.

The Copa dos Campeões winner was automatically qualified to following year's Copa Libertadores.

Regional Cups

These were the regional cups that granted qualification to the Copa dos Campeões:

Format

In 2000 ans 2001, the competition was disputed by eight clubs, in a two-leg playoff system. There was a preliminary stage called triangular, disputed by the champions of Copa Centro-Oeste and Copa Norte, and the Campeonato do Nordeste runner-up. Those teams played against each other once, and the two best teams qualified to the first stage.

In 2002, the competition was disputed by sixteen clubs. In the first stage, the clubs were divided in four groups of four teams each. The two best placed clubs of each group qualified to the quarterfinals, which was disputed in two legs. The semifinals were disputed in one leg, and the final was disputed in two legs. All matches were played in cities located in Northeastern and Northern cities.

List of Champions

Year Final Semifinalists
Winner Score Runner-up

2000
Details

Palmeiras
2 - 1
Sport Recife

Flamengo

São Paulo FC
2001
Details

Flamengo
5 - 3
2 - 3

São Paulo FC

Cruzeiro

Coritiba
2002
Details

Paysandu
1 - 2
4 - 3
(pen)
3 - 0

Cruzeiro

Palmeiras

Flamengo

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