Titles that are still missing from the big Brazilian clubs – 02/05/2024 – Sports

Titles that are still missing from the big Brazilian clubs – 02/05/2024 – Sports


By beating Palmeiras on penalties on Sunday (4) at the Mineirão stadium and lifting the Brazilian Super Cup, São Paulo became the only Brazilian club with all the possible titles in the current calendar.

The Morumbi team now holds the title of state champion, the Brazilian Championship, the Copa do Brasil, the Supercopa do Brasil, the Copa Sul-Americana, the Copa Libertadores, the Recopa Sul-Americana and the Club World Cup.

Taking a look and considering only the opponents that have already been champions of the Brazilian Championship and the Copa Libertadores, Corinthians is one of those that has the chance to complete, in 2024, the list of possible titles in dispute.

For this, the team from the east of São Paulo only lacks the Copa Sudamericana trophy. With eight participations in the competition, the best campaigns that the black and white team achieved were in 2019 and 2023, when they fell in the semifinals against Independiente del Valle, from Ecuador, and Fortaleza, respectively.

The black and white team guaranteed their ninth participation in the tournament after finishing the last edition of the Brazilian Championship in 13th place.

Grêmio and Flamengo also only lack the Sul-Americana to complete the list of titles. Second and fourth in the 2023 Brazilian Championship, respectively, the Gauchos and Rio de Janeiro qualified for the Copa Libertadores.

For both of them, however, competing in the tournament this year would not be a good sign. The duo will only participate in the Sudamericana if they do poorly in the Libertadores — the eight clubs that finish third in the group stage and the four that fall in the third knockout phase of the Libertadores win the right to compete in the Sudamericana.

With six appearances each, Grêmio achieved its best campaign in the remaining continental tournament in 2012, when it lost in the quarterfinals to Millonarios, from Colombia; Flamengo reached the final in 2017, being beaten on that occasion by Independiente, from Argentina.

Check out the titles still missing for the country’s main clubs

Corinthians — South American Cup

Having announced this Monday (5) the dismissal of coach Mano Menezes, the Parque São Jorge club only needs to win the second main tournament on the continent to complete its collection of trophies. The group stage of the competition, in which Corinthians will make its debut in this year’s edition, is scheduled to begin on April 3.

Flamengo — Copa Sudamericana

Under the command of coach Tite, Flamengo has the chance to win the remaining competition if they do not advance in the Copa Libertadores and finish third in the group stage. The red-and-black makes his Libertadores debut in April.

Guild – South American Cup

In a similar situation to its rival from Rio, the team from Rio Grande do Sul could also compete in the South American Championship in 2024 if it ends up halfway through the Copa Libertadores, finishing the competition third in its group.

International – Brazilian Super Cup

Despite being three-time Brazilian champions (1975, 1976 and 1979) and champion of the Copa do Brasil (1992), Internacional has not yet had the opportunity to compete in the Brazilian Super Cup — the tournament in which the national champions face each other had two editions in 1990 and 1991 and went on hiatus between 1992 and 2019, returning to be played in 2020.

Palmeiras – South American Cup and Club World Cup

One of the biggest winners in Brazilian football in recent years, the Alviverde still lacks two international titles to complete the collection.

In the World Cup, the club played in the final in 2021, but was defeated by Chelsea, from England, 2-1. The previous year, it also participated in the intercontinental competition, but fell in the semi-finals against Tigres, from Mexico, losing the match for the third place on penalties for Al-Ahly, from Egypt

Palmeiras argues that it was already world champion by winning, in 1951, the Copa Rio, an international tournament that brought together eight teams — in addition to the São Paulo club, Vasco da Gama, Juventus (ITA), Austria Viena (AUS), Sporting (POR) participated ), Nacional (URU), Red Star (SER) and Nice (FRA).

The title, however, is not considered in the ranking Sheetbecause it is not recognized as a World Cup by FIFA (International Football Federation) and because the Copa Rio did not have much of a following, with only two editions (1951 and 1952).

In the South American Championship, Palmeiras’ best campaign was in 2010, when they lost in the semifinals to Goiás.

Santos – Copa Sudamericana and Supercup of Brazil

Relegated for the first time in its history in the 2023 Brazilian Championship, Santos has no chance of winning the competitions that are still missing in the Vila Belmiro trophy room.

Although it has already won the Brazilian Championship eight times (1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 2002 and 2004) and the Copa do Brasil once (2010), none of the titles coincided with the years in which the Super Cup was held. from Brazil.

In the case of the South American, the beach club’s best campaigns are the quarter-final stage, which it reached three times — in 2003 (eliminated by Cienciano, from Peru), in 2004 (eliminated by LDU, from Ecuador) and in 2021 ( eliminated by Libertad, from Paraguay).

Vasco – Club World Cup and South American Cup

Vasco played in the World Cup in 1998, after being champion of the Copa Libertadores, but lost the final to Real Madrid with Roberto Carlos, Seedorf and Raúl.

In the Copa Sudamericana, in seven participations, the best result was the semifinal stage, in 2011, when they were eliminated by Universidad de Chile.

Despite having won the Libertadores, the club did not compete in the Recopa Sul-Americana, which started in 1989 and ran until 1998, going through a four-year break, before being played again in 2003.

Champion of the Brazilian Cup in 2011 and four-time Brazilian champion (1974, 1989, 1997 and 2000), Cruzmaltino has not yet competed in the Brazilian Super Cup.

Atlético-MG – Club World Cup and Copa Sudamericana

In 2013, in their only participation in the Club World Cup, Atlético-MG was defeated in their debut, by Raja Casablanca, from Morocco. In the dispute for third place, Guangzhou Evergrande, from China, won.

In the Copa Sudamericana, Galo’s best campaign was in 2019, when they lost in the semifinals in a penalty shootout to Colón, from Argentina.

Cruzeiro – Club World Cup and Copa Sudamericana

Two-time champion of the Copa Libertadores, Cruzeiro was defeated in the World Cup by two clubs from Germany. In 1976, they lost to Franz Beckenbauer’s Bayern Munich, and in 1997, to Borussia Dortmund.

In the South American Championship, the Minas Gerais team’s best campaign was in 2005, when they lost in the round of 16 to Argentine Velez Sarsfield.

Fluminense – Club World Cup, Copa Sudamericana, Recopa Sudamericana and Supercopa do Brasil

The Rio tricolor had the chance to lift the World Cup in 2023, but was unable to face the powerful Manchester City, led by Pep Guardiola.

Current Libertadores champion, Fluminense debuts this year in the Recopa Sul-Americana. In the decision, scheduled for the 22nd and 29th of February, they will face LDU, current champion of the South American Championship.

The clash will be a rematch of the 2009 South American final, when the Rio club achieved the best result in the tournament, losing the decision to the Ecuadorian team.

In the case of the Brazilian Super Cup, the Rio de Janeiro tricolor has not yet had the opportunity to compete in the competition — it was champion of the Copa do Brasil in 2007 and is four-time Brazilian champion (1970, 1984, 2010 and 2012).



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