Bahia won 44 State Championships, 18 more than the Vitória (their rival club), and was the first club to participate in Taça Libertadores da America in 1960.
It was a shock for the southern press because Salvador is in the Northeast and the victory was over the Internacional, a team from southern Brazil, the region that has the highest Human Development Index in the country.
Bahia finished 2007 among the first four teams of the Third Division and was promoted to the Second Division for the 2008 season.
Recent years and CFG takeover [ edit ]
Seven people died and more than 30 were injured.
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