Brazilian Campeonato Carioca
The Campeonato Carioca, better known as the Campeonato Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, is Rio de Janeiro’s top football league. (Rio de Janeiro is a city and a state in Brazil). There are 16 football clubs from Bahia that participate in the competition and play a total of 30 matches. The current champion and most successful football club remains Flamengo followed by Fluminense, Vasco and Botafogo. The Campeonato Carioca is also widely regarded as one of the most competitive leagues in Brazil. The Campeonato Carioca season runs between January and ends in May.
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Campeonato Carioca to Kickoff this Weekend in Rio
The Rio Times
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After about a month-long hiatus from club football (soccer), the ball is rolling again this weekend, in the 110th edition of the Rio state championship, the Campeonato Carioca. In this pre-Brasileirão tournament Rio's top four ...
Rio's Engenhão to Partly Reopen for Campeonato Carioca
The Rio Times
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio's state government has allowed the Olympic stadium João Havelange, better known as Engenhão stadium, to host games of the upcoming Rio state championship, the Campeonato Carioca. The championship is set to start on February ...
The Artful Dodgers of Brazil
New York Times
Soccer first got a foothold in Brazil around the turn of the 20th century, when the abolition of slavery in 1888 was a vivid memory. Its black athletes were strongly discouraged from playing with European-descended whites. ... By 1923, the club had ...
For Brazilian soccer's foot soldiers, hard work and little reward
Al Jazeera America
The 27 professionals all earn the minimum wage to play in the third division of the Rio de Janeiro state championship, the Campeonato Carioca, in front of a handful of spectators. But the players are only paid when the club has sponsors, which is rare.
Botafogo Relegated to the Brasileirão's Serie B
The Rio Times
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With their sixth successive defeat and 22nd in total after 37 games Botafogo has been relegated to Brazil's second division Serie B for next season. The Glorioso lost 0x2 against Santos after a brace by former Seleção (Brazil ...
Rio Police Target Ticket Scalpers a Week Before World Cup
Fans watch a match at newly-renovated Maracana Stadium during the Campeonato Carioca... Read More. Close ... Rio de Janeiro police are clamping down on ticket scalpers less than a week before soccer's World Cup begins. The city's tourist police ...
Brazil — Football in its spiritual home had cricketing origins
Brazil — nowhere in the world does the passion for soccer throb in such a crescendo of simultaneous heartbeats. The ripples of the racing pulse of the ... And the following year, the first Campeonato Carioca was contested. This became the annual ...