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Flamengo lifts his eighth title and threatens the records of Palmeiras and Sao Paulo

Flamengo lifts his eighth title and threatens the records of Palmeiras and Sao Paulo

Flamengo won the Brazilian Championship for the second year in a row, adding eight League titles in its history and threatening the records of Palmeiras, the club that has been crowned champions in Brazil the most times (10), and Sao Paulo, the only one that accumulated titles three years in a row.

The Rio de Janeiro team, which took first place in the league standings with their victory over the hitherto International leader on Sunday, became two-time champions despite losing 2-1 on their visit to Sao Paulo in a match for the thirty-eighth and last day of the Brazilian Championship.

The most popular club in Brazil now has eight League titles in their windows, reaching Santos (8) in second place on the list of clubs that have won the tournament the most times; He targeted Palmeiras, the biggest winner with ten championships, and left Corinthians (7) in fourth place and Sao Paulo (6) in fifth.

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In addition to the 2019 and 2020 titles, the Rio de Janeiro red and black team currently commanded by coach and exporter Rogério Ceni was also champion of the ‘Brasileirao’ in 1980, 1982, 1983, 1992 and 2009.

He also includes among his league titles that of 1987, despite the fact that this result is not recognized by all his opponents, since that year two different tournaments were played and for some the champion then was Sport. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), however, recognized both as champions in 1987.

In addition to approaching Palmeiras’ ten titles, Flamengo now also has the chance, if they win again in 2021, to match the feat of Sao Paulo, the only Brazilian club to have been champions three years in a row (2006, 2007 and 2008).

Santos won the national title five years in a row (from 1961 to 1965), when the team was led by Edson Arantes do Nascimento ‘Pelé’, but at that time the tournament was called the Brazil Cup and was not played in the current League format.

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Flamengo had already conquered the League two years in a row (1982 and 1983), so they also joined Palmeiras (1972 and 1973 the first time and 1993 and 1994 the second) as the only ones to be two-time champions twice in the history of the Championship. Brazilian.

Only three other clubs can also bear the mark of having been two-time champions: Cruzeiro (2013 and 2014), Corinthians (1998 and 1999) and Internacional (1975 and 1976).

In addition to the eight league titles, Flamengo also exhibits in its showcases, among internationals, a FIFA Club World Cup title (1981), two from the Copa Libertadores (1981 and 2019), one from the Mercosur Cup (1999) , one from the South American Gold Cup (1996) and one from the South American Recopa (2020).

Among the nationals, he has been three times champion of the Copa do Brasil (1990, 2006 and 2013), one of the Supercopa do Brasil (2020), two of the Rio-Sao Paulo Tournament (1940 and 1961), one of the Copa de Regional Champions (2001) and one from the World Champions Cup (1997).

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Flamengo is also the club that has won the Carioca Championship the most times, contested annually by Rio de Janeiro’s first division clubs, with 36 titles, well ahead of Fluminense (31), Vasco da Gama (24) and Botafogo (21).

The Rio de Janeiro team had a record of six titles in the previous season (2019-2020), in which it was commanded by Portuguese coach Jorge Jesús.

In the thirteen months with Jorge Jesús as coach, Flamengo won the Copa Libertadores (2019), the Brazilian Championship (2019), the Brazilian Super Cup (2020), the Recopa Sudamericana (2020), the Guanabara Cup (2020) and the Carioca Championship (2020). EFE (HN).

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