In Brazil and in many countries around the world, soccer, in addition to being a competition or professional activity, has been considered a leisure activity and entertainment. In soccer matches, different to what happens in other cultural events, there is a passionate participation of people. If, in one hand, this makes the spectacle even greater, with expression of joy, it could, on the other hand, also cause violence and destruction. Currently, the increase of violence in football stadiums has generated significant concern to the authorities, especially police forces, involved in undertaking actions to reduce risks during soccer matches. However, this process lacks scientific grounds. The aim of this exploratory and descriptive paper is to build up knowledge about the theme for researchers through the bibliometric analysis of international literature, by using the ProKnow-C process (Knowledge Development Process – Constructivist). We searched articles published between 2001 and 2010 in scientific journals available on the CAPES website. The research resulted in a Bibliographic Portfolio composed by 14 scientifically sound articles, aligned with the researchers view on the theme “Risk management in soccer stadiums”. These articles were analyzed to identify: the main journals, articles, authors and keywords. It is concluded that the process used has provided the researchers with the knowledge of the state of the art on the theme, allowing the continuation of the research.
Keywords: Performance evaluation; Risk management; Decision; Bibliometric analysis; Soccer; Sport.