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Because of the sheer size of Brazil, each of the 27 states run their own championships at the beginning of the year (from January to April).

Brazil State Championships

Federação de Futebol do Acre
Campeonato Acreano: (Federação de Futebol do Acre)
The Brazilian state of Acre's football league has been played since 1947, when it was won by Rio Branco.

Federação Alagoana de Futebol
Campeonato Alagoano: (Federação Alagoana de Futebol)
The Brazilian state of Alagoas' football league has been played since 1927, when it was won by Clube de Regatas Brasil (CRB) of Maceió.

Federação Amapaense de Futebol
Campeonato Amapaense: (Federação Amapaense de Futebol)
The Brazilian state of Amapá's football league has been played since 1944, when it was won by Esporte Clube Macapá.

Federação Amazonense de Futebol
Campeonato Amazonense: (Federação Amazonense de Futebol)
The Brazilian state of Amazonas' football league has been played since 1914, when it was won by Manaus Athletic.

Federação Baiana de Futebol
Campeonato Baiano: (Federação Baiana de Futebol)
The Brazilian state of Bahia's football league has been played since 1905, when it was won by Clube Internacional de Cricket of Salvador.

Federação Brasiliense de Futebol
Campeonato Brasiliense: (Federação Brasiliense de Futebol)
The Brazilian state of Distrito Federal's football league has been played since 1959, when it was won by Brasiliense (N.Bandeirante).

Federação de Futebol do Estado do Espírito Santo
Campeonato Capixaba: (Federação de Futebol do Estado do Espírito Santo)
The Brazilian state of Espírito Santo's football league has been played since 1917, when it was won by América of Vila Velha.

Federação de Futebol do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
Campeonato Carioca: (Federação de Futebol do Estado do Rio de Janeiro)
Also known as as the Campeonato Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, this is the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro's football league. The first season of the Campeonato Carioca was played in 1906 (won by Fluminense); making it the third oldest league in Brazil; with only the Campeonato Paulista of São Paulo and the Campeonato Baiano of Bahia predating it.

Federação Catarinense de Futebol
Campeonato Catarinense: (Federação Catarinense de Futebol)
The Brazilian state of Santa Catarina's football league has been played since 1924, when it was won by Avaí of Florianópolis.

Federação Cearense de Futebol
Campeonato Cearense: (Federação Cearense de Futebol)
The Brazilian state of Ceará's football league has been played since 1920, when it was won by Fortaleza Esporte Clube.

Federação Gaúcha de Futebol
Campeonato Gaúcho: (Federação Gaúcha de Futebol)
The Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul's football league has been played since 1919, when it was won by Grêmio Esportivo Brasil (also known as Brasil de Pelotas). Not to be confused with Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense.

Federação Goiana de Futebol
Campeonato Goiano: (Federação Goiana de Futebol)
The Brazilian state of Goiás' football league has been played since 1944, when it was won by Atlético Clube Goianiense.

Federação Maranhese de Futebol
Campeonato Maranhense: (Federação Maranhese de Futebol)
The Brazilian state of Maranhão's football league has been played since 1918, when it was won by Fênix of São Luís.

Federação Matogrossense de Futebol
Campeonato Matogrossense: (Federação Matogrossense de Futebol)
The Brazilian state of Mato Grosso's football league has been played since 1943, when it was won by Mixto Esporte Clube of Cuiabá.

Federação Mineira de Futebol
Campeonato Mineiro: (Federação Mineira de Futebol)
The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais's football league has been played since 1915, when it was won by Clube Atlético Mineiro of from Belo Horizonte.

Federação Paraense de Futebol
Campeonato Paraense: (Federação Paraense de Futebol)
The Brazilian state of Pará's football league has been played since 1908, when it was won by União Esportiva of Belém.

Federação Paraibana de Futebol
Campeonato Paraibano: (Federação Paraibana de Futebol)
The Brazilian state of Paraíba's football league has been played since 1919, when it was won by Palmeiras of João Pessoa.

Federação Paranaense de Futebol
Campeonato Paranaense: (Federação Paranaense de Futebol)
The Brazilian state of Paraná's football league has been played since 1915, when it was won by Internacional de Curitiba.

Federação Paulista de Futebol
Campeonato Paulista: (Federação Paulista de Futebol)
The Brazilian state of São Paulo's football league has been played since 1902, when it was won by the São Paulo Athletic Club (the football divison of SPAC was eventually closed). Intense rivalries between São Paulo (SPFC), Corinthians, Santos and Palmeiras has stamped its history on The Paulistão; the oldest estabilished league in Brazil.

Federação Pernambucana de Futebol
Campeonato Pernambucano: (Federação Pernambucana de Futebol)
The Brazilian state of Pernambuco's football league has been played since 1915, when it was won by Flamengo of Recife.

Campeonato Piauiense: (Federação de Futebol do Piauí)
The Brazilian state of Piauí's football league has been played since 1941, when it was won by Botafogo of Teresina.

Federação Norte-rio-grandense de Futebol
Campeonato Potiguar: (Federação Norte-rio-grandense de Futebol)
The Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte's football league has been played since 1919, when it was won by América de Natal.

Federação de Futebol do Estado de Rondônia
Campeonato Rondoniense: (Federação de Futebol do Estado de Rondônia)
The Brazilian state of Rondônia's football league has been played since 1945 (amateur) and 1991 (professional). The first (amateur) team to win the league was Ypiranga of Porto Velho. Ji-Paraná, who won the first professional title in 1991, were only founded on April 22nd of that year. They haven't done so well in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C or Copa do Brasil though

Campeonato Roraimense: (Federação Roraimense de Futebol)
Although the Brazilian state of Roraima's football league existed in 1974, it has only been played professionally since 1995; when it was won by Atlético Roraima of Boa Vista.

Federação Sergipana de Futebol
Campeonato Sergipano: (Federação Sergipana de Futebol)
The Brazilian state of Sergipe's football league has been played since 1918, when it was won by Continguiba of Aracaju.

Federação de Futebol de Mato Grosso do Sul
Campeonato Sul-Matogrossense: (Federação de Futebol de Mato Grosso do Sul)
The Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul's football league has been played since 1979, when it was won by Operário Futebol Clube of Campo Grande.

Federação Tocantinense de Futebol
Campeonato Tocantinense: (Federação Tocantinense de Futebol)
The Brazilian state of Tocantins' football league has been played since 1993, when it was won by Tocantinópolis.

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