Which soccer team do you most like or root for? (Brazil)

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The graph shows the results of a survey carried out between March and December 2016 in 288 municipalities throughout Brazil to find out which were Brazilians' most favorite soccer clubs. When asked which soccer team they rooted for, 16.2 percent of respondents affirmed that they cheered for Flamengo, a soccer club based in Rio de Janeiro. In addition, 19.5 percent of respondents stated that they did not cheer for any soccer team. In February 2017, Corinthians was ranked first in the ranking of Brazilian soccer clubs according to number of social media followers.
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Release date
December 2016
Survey time period
March to December 2016
Number of respondents
10,500 respondents
Age group
16 years and older
Method of interview
Face-to-face interview
Supplementary notes
This survey was carried out in a total of 288 municipalities throughout 24 Federal States and the Federal District of Brazil.
The survey sample was randomly selected and based on a proportionate representation of the Brazilian population, according to data released by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). The survey had a confidence level of 95 percent and an estimated margin of error of 1 percentage point.
The wording of the question chosen for this statistic may slightly differ from the original question posed on the survey.
The source does not provide any information regarding missing percentage points to 100 percent.

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