16 Mar 2016 – 30 Nov 2016
| Grêmio (5th title)|
Marinho (6 goals)
| Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense|
Douglas dos Santos (Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense)
2015 Copa do Brasil, 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro, 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro, 2016 Copa Sudamericana, 2014 Copa do Brasil
The 2016 Copa do Brasil was the 28th edition of the Copa do Brasil football competition. The competition was contested by 86 teams, either qualified through participitating their respective state championships (70), by the 2016 CBF ranking (10) or those qualified for 2015 Copa Libertadores (5) and the team with the best 2015 Série A record (excluding those qualified for 2016 Copa Libertadores). Those 6 clubs entered the competition in the round of 16. The best six teams of the 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A eliminated until the third round will qualify for the 2016 Copa Sudamericana.
2016 Copa do Brasil Wikipedia
The competition is a single elimination knockout tournament featuring two-legged ties. In the first two rounds, if the away team wins the first match by 2 or more goals, it progresses straight to the next round avoiding the second leg. The away goals rule is also used in the Copa do Brasil, with the exception of finals. The winner qualifies for the 2017 Copa Libertadores.
The teams in bold are qualified directly for the round of 16.
A draw for the first round was held by CBF on January 11, 2016, 14:30 BRST. The 80 qualified teams were divided in eight groups (A-H) with 10 teams each. That division was based on the 2016 CBF ranking and the matches were drawn from the respective confronts: A vs. E; B vs. F; C vs. G; D vs. H. The lower ranked teams of each match will host the first leg. Before the round of 16 there will be another draw including the six teams directly qualified to the round of 16. All draws will be held at CBF headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.2016 CBF ranking shown in brackets.
The best six teams eliminated before the round of 16 with the best 2015 Série A or 2015 Série B record (excluding those directly qualified for the round of 16) qualify for 2016 Copa Sudamericana.
A draw by CBF was held to set the matches for the round of 16. The 16 qualified teams were divided in two pots (1-2). Teams from pot 1 were the six teams directly qualified to the round of 16, the five teams that competed at the 2016 Copa Libertadores and the best placed team in the 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A not taking part in the 2016 Copa Libertadores, plus the two highest CBF ranked teams in 2016 qualified via the third round. Pot 2 was composed of the other teams that qualified through the third round. Each pot was divided into 4 pairs according to the CBF ranking. That division made sure that each team within a pair would not face each other before the finals as they would be placed in opposite sides of the bracket. The draw also decided the home team of the round of 16. The following stages will have other draws to determine the order of the matches as the tournament advances. All draws will be held at CBF headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.2016 CBF ranking shown in brackets.