On Tuesday, the Seleção returns to the stadium where it played the largest number of matches in history. Clásico vs Argentina, 9:30pm (Brasilia time) The Maracanã has hosted 108 matches for the Brazilian men’s team since 1950, and has been the scene of achievements, disappointments and unforgettable moments.
Although it holds the status of a Seleção stadium, the Maracanã no longer hosts as many Brazilian matches as it did in the past. In recent decades, the Brazilian Football Confederation has begun sending friendlies abroad and also having the team travel to different regions during qualifying.
The Canary national team’s last confrontation on the field was in March of last year, when it defeated Chile 4-1, in the last confrontation on national soil before the Qatar Cup.
Under the ge Shows an x-ray of the Seleção’s performance at the Maracana. The data was collected by Englishman Dennis Woods, who devoted himself to researching and compiling statistics for the Brazilian national team since 1978. Payment!
- Wins: 77
- Draws: 23
- Losses: 8
- Goals scored: 262
- Goals conceded: 74
- Usage: 78.4%
Go back against the brothers
Brazil faced Argentina at the Maracanã for the first time in 1957. In total, there were 12 meetings, with seven wins, two draws and three defeats.
But in the last match, the brothers won 1-0, securing the 2019 Copa America title.
The team most times defeated by Brazil at the Maracana was Paraguay. There were 15 matches in total, without the “Peruga” being able to win even once.
Brazil beat Paraguay 11 times on the pitch and drew four.
The second biggest client is Chile, who have been defeated eight times by the Seleção, and are still tied.
The Maracanã is marked as the scene of Brazil’s defeat in the 1950 World Cup, but the Seleção won more finals than it lost there.
After the Maracanaso, Brazil has won four major titles at the Maracana (plus the 2016 Olympics, which is not included in the statistics because it is an under-23 competition). The first of these tournaments was in 1972, the Independence Cup, which was called the Mini Cup because it was so large. The tournament featured 20 teams, including two continental teams (from Africa, Central and North America), playing in 12 different cities in the country over the course of a month.
The Rio stadium also hosted the 1989 and 2019 Copa America victories, and the 2013 Confederations Cup.
The Maracanã hosted many other matches that were worthy of trophies for the Brazilian team. Many of them were friendly in nature – such as two Bernardo O’Higgins Cups (against Chile), four Oswaldo Cruz Cups (against Paraguaya), a Rio Branco Cup (against Uruguay), and two Copa Roca Cups (the predecessor of the “Superclássico da América”). “, which, as was the case against Argentina, was considered more important).
- 1st – Pele: 29
- Second – Zico: 14
- Third – Jairzinho: 12
- 4th – Rivelino: 11
- 6th – Admir Menezes: 8
- Eighth – Gerson: 6
Roberto Dynamite: 6
- Tenth – Education: 5
Brazilian goalkeepers who have conceded the most goals:
- Gilmar: 14
- Leo: 14
- Felix: 9
- km: 5
- Barbossa: 4
- Taffarel: 4
The national team has performed at the Maracana for decades
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Brazil faced 30 different teams at the Maracana. They are: West Germany, East Germany, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Scotland, Spain, France, Greece, Hungary, England, Ireland, Italy, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Wales, Paraguay, Peru. Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The most common results for the team at the Maracana were 1-0 and 2-0 victories, which occurred 14 times. In 10 matches, Brazil won 2-1.
The athlete who scored the most goals in a single match was Admir Menezes, who scored four goals in a 7-1 win over Sweden in the 1950 World Cup. Pelé had three hat-tricks, against Chile (1959), Argentina (1963) and Belgium (1965). ).
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