Corinthians are three-time champions of the São Paulo Women’s Championship

Corinthians won the Sao Paulo women’s soccer championship for the third time on December 8th, after defeating Sao Paulo. At the first leg of the match, which took place on December 4th in Morumbi, the tricolor won 1-0. Timão subsequently went on to win the second leg 3-1, overturning the opponents’ lead.

Going into the game, Corinthians needed two goals to bring the cup to Parque Sao Jorge. Gabi Zanotti scored the game’s first goal in the 24th minute, and Tamires added the second in the 33rd to put the hosts back on track. Naná, on the other hand, grabbed one back in the 47th minute to make things more difficult for the host.

Timão won their third championship in as many years as Adriana made it 3-1 in the closing 45 minutes of the second half.

Timao’s players had already won the Campeonato Brasileiro and Copa Libertadores titles in 2021. The team later went on to win the country’s third major trophy in the sport, making Paulista the first female in the club to do so in history.

The game was notable because it gathered the largest crowd in Brazilian women’s football history: 30,077 spectators crowded the Neo Qumica Arena to witness the Corinthians’ victory. Timão had already set the record in a final against Sao Paulo in 2019, when 28,862 fans gathered in the same stadium to cheer on the “Brabas” as they won the Sao Paulo title.

But the records didn’t stop there. The final in Sao Paulo also gave SporTV, the tournament’s television rights owner, the most viewers among all channels that concluded on time (the game started at 9 p.m). According to a research released by Grupo Globo, the station was 14 percent ahead of the second-placed channel with an undetermined name.

Corinthians’ campaign

Check out all the team’s matches in the table below, until reaching the dreamed of title for the third time. The competition ran from August 10th until December 8th.

Game No



1Railroad 0x3 CorinthiansFirst stage
2Corinthians 2×1 São PauloFirst stage
3São José 0x5 CorinthiansPrimeira fase
4Corinthians 7×0 NationalFirst stage
5Corinthians 10×0 Youth RealityFirst stage
6Palmeiras 1×1 CorinthiansFirst stage
7Corinthians 8×0 PindaFirst stage
8Portuguesa 0x4 CorinthiansFirst stage
9Corinthians 2×1 SantosFirst stage
10Taubate 0x3 CorinthiansFirst stage
11Corinthians 2×0 BragantinoFirst stage
12Railroad 0x1 CorinthiansSemifinal
13Corinthians 4×1 RailwaySemifinal
14São Paulo 1×0 CorinthiansFinal
15Corinthians 3×1 São PauloFinal

Corinthians won thirteen of their fifteen games, drew one, and only lost one.

About the São Paulo Women’s Championship

Corinthians won thirteen of their fifteen games, drew one, and only lost one.

With two exceptions: one between 1988 and 1996 and the other in 2003, the Sao Paulo Soccer Federation (FPF) has held the Sao Paulo Women’s Soccer Championship every year since 1984. The ranking of titles throughout the competition’s history is shown in the table below.

  • 4 titles: Santos (2007, 2010, 2011 and 2018), Rail (2002, 2004, 2005 and 2013) and Juventus (1984, 1985, 1986 and 1987);
  • 3 titles: Corinthians (2019, 2020 and 2021), São José (2012, 2014 and 2015), Botucatu (2006, 2008 and 2009) and Portuguesa (1998, 2000 and 2002);
  • 2 titles: Rio Preto (2016 and 2017) and São Paulo (1997 and 1999);
  •  1 title: Palmeiras (2001).

Will Brabas do Timão win their fourth title in a row in 2022? Women’s football has been breaking barriers and setting records year after year, and the next season is likely to be even better for all fans of the sport.