Estação Primeira de Mangueira is the champion of Rio’s top samba schools for the 20th time in its illustrious history after scoring a perfect total of 270 in 2019. Second, with 269.7 points, was Viraduro which has only just returned to the elite competition.
The results of Rio’s Carnival Parade in 2019 were:
- Mangueira (270 points out of 270)
- Viraduro (269.7)
- Vila Isabel (269.4)
- Salgueiro (269.3)
- Portela (269.3)
- Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel (269.0)
- Unidos da Tijuca (268.8)
- Paraíso do Tuiuti (268.5)
- Grande Rio (267.9)
- União da Ilha (267.7)
- Beija-Flor (267.6)
- São Clemente (267.4)
- Imperatriz Leopoldinense (266,6)
- Imperio Serrano (263.8)
Mangueira returned to the avenida the following Saturday, with the other top six samba school, to perform at the Winners’ Parade.
Photos courtesy of RioTur – the city of Rio Tourist Authority.