Brazilian Serie A Championship

Brazilian Serie A Championship

Brasileirão
(Serie A)
Soccerball current event.svg Brazilian Championship Serie A 2021
Brasileirao
General data
Venue Flag of Brazil.svg
Association Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF)
Foundation August 23st, 1959
No. of editions 62 (1959-Act.)
Organized by Brazilian Football Confederation
Sponsored by Assaí Atacadista
Official TV
History
Champion Bandeira do Estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg Flamengo (7 °)
Statistical data
Participants 20
Matches 760
Most laureate Bandeira do Estado de Sao Paulo.svg Palmeiras (10 °)
Decline Serie B
Classification a Copa Libertadores
South American Cup
Brazilian Super Cup
Official site
Brasileirao

El Brazilian Serie A Championship - known as Brasileirão, and for sponsorship reasons such as Brazilian Assaí-, is the highest category of the Brazilian soccer league system and the main club-level competition in the country. Organized since 1959 without interruptions, it was originally called Taça Brazil to become known with the current name since 1971. Since 2006 it has been made up of twenty teams, and is played between the months of April to December.

It is considered the first league in the Americas in importance according to the official annual ranking of the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).

Since 2003, it has been played in a round-trip format, so that each team plays two games against each other, one as a local and one as a visitor. The team with the most points at the end of the championship is declared champion. Therefore, there is no final game, which had been the subject of controversy, since traditionally the definition was done in a postseason format.

Each team plays thirty-eight games. The champion and the next five teams are awarded a place in the Copa Libertadores de América; and from seventh to twelfth place they are awarded a place in the Copa Sudamericana. The last four are relegated to Serie B.

Due to the historical peculiarities and the large size of the country, Brazil has a relatively short history of soccer competitions at the national level. The Brazilian Championship began in 1959, but the modern championship was supported by the military regime of the time, and facilitated by advances in civil aviation and air transport. Before the creation of a national league, the most prestigious soccer tournaments in Brazil were the state leagues, in particular the Paulista Championship and the Carioca Championship (the state tournaments of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, respectively).

The Brazilian Championship is one of the 10 strongest leagues in the world according to the official ranking of the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).

Brazilian clubs also compete in other minor national tournaments, such as the Brazil Cup, as well as others at the national, regional and state levels.

Since 1959, a total of 17 clubs have been crowned Brazilian soccer champions, 12 of which have won the title more than once, with 6 after winning the title in consecutive seasons. Palmeiras is the most successful club in the championship having won the tournament ten times, followed by Santos FC with eight titles, Corinthians and Flamengo with seven titles and São Paulo with 6 titles. A total of 157 clubs have played in the Brazilian Championship since the first edition in 1959. The state of São Paulo is the most successful state, with 32 titles among five clubs.

The competitions that award the title of Brazilian champion are Taça Brasil, Roberto Gomes Pedrosa Tournament and Serie A. In 2010 there was the unification of the champions titles although differentiating the competitions, organized by different federations (FPF - FFD in 1967, CBD from 1959 to 1978, CBF since 1979), with the original name in the official winners list issued by the main federation (CBF).

The current Brazilian champion is Flamengo from the city of Rio de Janeiro, who won his seventh title in the 2020 season.

Since the 2014 season, each team can have five foreign players on the court. Until 2013 only three foreigners were allowed.

It should be noted that by decision of the Brazilian Football Confederation, all official titles have been in force since 1959.

Our Story

T BR 68

Trofeo Taça Brazil.

Palestra Italy-1933

Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras of 1933 were the first winners of the Rio-São Paulo Tournament.

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Illustration of the Taça das Bolinhas, the old trophy of the CBF Brazilian Championship.

The Brazilian Championship was created in 1959 with the dispute of the Taça Brazil. The system used until 1987 was similar to the FIFA World Cup or the UEFA Champions League: the best clubs in each State Championship were divided into several small groups. Then the best of each group played the play-offs. But every year some aspects of the format, number of participants and the rules changed.

In 1979, all the big clubs in São Paulo, except Palmeiras, withdrew from the competition, in protest against the strange level qualification system, which caused Palmeiras and Guaraní to contest only the final phase (because they were the finalists of the last year). In fact, Guaraní ended up playing in the top 12 only 3 games, and Palmeiras finished third despite playing only 5 matches in a tournament with 96 participants.

In 1984, Juventus, a small club from São Paulo, benefited from Serie A. This year's participants could be both promoted and relegated from Serie B in the middle of the tournament. Juventus, which started the tournament in Serie A, was relegated in the middle of the tournament, eventually managing to clinch the Serie B title. Despite this, the team was not promoted to Serie A the following year, nor did it qualify. to it from the state championship.

In 1987, the 13 biggest clubs in Brazil founded an association called club two 13, in order to make your own commercial agreements without the mediation of the CBF. As a result, these clubs broke with the CBF and organized their own parallel league called União Cup, which replaced the old system that ranks state champions for the national championship.

FIFA immediately intervened, threatening the clubs and the national team with banning them from participating in international competitions. Thus, the club two 13 agreed to do a competition with the CBF, but keeping the format of the União Cup. In the championship final, a disagreement resulted in two champions: Sport Recife, supported by the CBF, and Flamengo, supported by the club two 13 and much of the media. Between 1988 and 2003, the Copa União system continued to be used with some changes each year.

In 1999, an average relegation system was adopted, similar to that used in the Argentine Primera División: the two clubs with the worst scores in the first stage of the previous two seasons were relegated. However, this system only lasted a single season.

In 2005, each team played 42 matches (21 as host and 21 as away) for a total of 42 matches. The champion and runner-up automatically qualified for the 2006 Copa Libertadores. The teams that finished in third and fourth place also represented Brazil in this same cup by defeating foreign clubs that are determined by CONMEBOL in the test phase of the tournament. The champion and teams ranked between 5th and 11th place represented Brazil in the Copa Sudamericana, with eight teams in total. The last four teams in the Serie A rankings were relegated to Serie B the following year.

Eleven games from the 2005 competition were canceled due to a match-fixing scandal, having to be replayed.

The seasons with the highest number of competition participants in its four divisions were: 2000 (116 participants), 1979 (94 participants) and 1986 (80 participants).

Format and competition rules

Since 2003, Serie A has been set up in a double-format round robin, and the team with the most points is declared champion. Teams are ranked by total points, then by goal difference, and then by total goals scored. In the event of a tie between two or more clubs, the tiebreaker criteria are: greater number of victories, goal difference and matches played between them, no final match is contemplated.

Before 2003, the Brazilian championship had traditionally been decided with some kind of "play-off" format (more commonly known as the "Octagonal", where the top 8 teams from the regular season entered a knockout tournament), instead of using the European model of accumulating points during the season. Although some purists complain that this system lacks the dramatic scenes of the playoffs and finals, the competition has so far proven to be balanced in composition, without a small number of clubs dominating the league, a frequent phenomenon in many European leagues. .

For the 2006 season, the number of teams was reduced from 22 to 20, and the CBF confirmed that this would be the "final" format. In 2006, a limit was established on the number of foreign players, so that no team could have more than three foreign players on the field or on the bench in each game.

As of the 2014 season, each team may have five foreign players on the field of play, although the teams may have as many foreigners as they want on their roster.

Qualification to international tournaments

Copa Libertadores

The Brazilian teams have 7 seats for the Copa Libertadores, qualifying the first 6 of the table of the Brazilian Championship of Series A and the champion of the Brazilian Cup. In the Brazilian Championship, the first four ensure a place for the group stage of the Copa Libertadores, and those placed in 5th and 6th place will compete in the previous round of the Cup.

South American Cup

In addition, the Brazilian Series A Championship has 6 places for the South American Cup, the teams ranked 7th to 12th place in the tournament table.

Statistics

The only clubs to win undefeated championships were Internacional in 1979, Palmeiras in 1960, Cruzeiro in 1966 and Santos, in three consecutive years (1963, 1964 and 1965).

Roberto Dinamite is the player with the most goals scored in the history of the Brazilian Championship, with 190 goals in 20 seasons (1971-1989).

Only Flamengo has participated in all the championship editions since 1971. Considering since 1959, Grêmio is the team that participated in the largest number of editions, 59 in total.

With Vasco's relegation to Serie B in 2008, Internacional's in 2016 and Cruzeiro's in 2019, only one team has played every season of Serie A since the creation of the Brazilian Championship in 1971: Flamengo. The group of teams that never descended is completed by Santos and São Paulo.

São Paulo, Santos, Corinthians and Portuguesa did not play in the 1979 championship, claiming that too many teams participated. However, as that year's championship had no divisions (all teams played in a single category), they were not removed from Serie A in 1980.

Participating teams 2020

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Athletic-GO
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Athletic-MG
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Atlético-PR
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Bahia
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Bragantino
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Ceará
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Coritiba
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Fortaleza
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Grêmio
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Goiás
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International
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Santos
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Sport
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Rio de Janeiro

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São Paulo

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Rio de Janeiro:
Botafogo
Flamengo
Fluminense
Vasco da Gama
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São Paulo:
Corinthians
Palmeiras
São Paulo
Location of participating teams in Serie A 2020.
Club City Stadium Capacity
600px Nero e Rosso Strisce Orizzontali2 Atlético Goianiense Goiânia Pedro Ludovico Olympic Stadium 13.500
600px Nero e Bianco Strisce with CAM Atlético Mineiro Belo Horizonte Independência Stadium 23.018
Club Atletico Paranaense.svg Athletico Paranaense Curitiba Baixada Arena 43.000
EC Bahia.svg Bahía Salvador Fonte Nova Arena 50.025
600px Nero with stella Bianca.svg Botafogo Rio de Janeiro Nilton Santos Stadium 46.931
Bragantino Red Bull Bragantino Bragança Paulista Nabi Abi Chedid Stadium 17.100
600px Nero with fascette Bianche Ceará Fortaleza Castelão Stadium 63.903
600px Bianco e Nero with ancora Rossa e bandiera paulista Corinthians São Paulo Corinthians Arena 48.100
Coritiba FC.svg Coritiba Curitiba Antônio Couto Pereira Stadium 40.500
CR Flamengo.svg Flamengo Rio de Janeiro Maracana Stadium 74.738
Fluffc Fluminense Rio de Janeiro Maracana Stadium 74.738
Fortress EC.svg Fortaleza Fortaleza Castelão Stadium 63.903
Goias EC.svg Goiás Goiânia Serra Dourada Stadium 50.049
Guild FB Porto-Alegrense.svg Grêmio Porto Alegre Grêmio Arena 60.540
600px SCI artistic su sfondo Rosso International Porto Alegre Beira-Rio Stadium 50.128
SE Palmeiras.svg Palmeiras São Paulo Allianz Park 45.000
600px Bianco diviso from Nero to Strisce Santos Santos Vila Belmiro Stadium 20.000
600px Rosso Bianco e Nero with SPFC São Paulo São Paulo Morumbi Stadium 72.039
Sport Club of Recife Sport Recife Recife Ilha do Retiro Stadium 32.900
CR Vasco da Gama.svg Vasco da Gama Rio de Janeiro São Januário Stadium 24.500

History

It should be noted that by decision of the Brazilian Football Confederation, the titles awarded by Taça Brasil and the Roberto Gomes Pedrosa Tournament are of an official nature, as are those of the current Serie A.

Season Champion runner-up Third Top scorer Club goals
Taça Brazil
1959 Bahia (1)
Santos Grêmio Flag of Brazil.svg Leo Briglia Bahia
8
1960 Palmeiras (1)
Fortaleza Fluminense Flag of Brazil.svg Bececê Fortaleza
7
1961 Santos (1)
Bahia America-RJ Flag of Brazil.svg Pele Santos
7
1962 Santos (2)
Botafogo International Flag of Brazil.svg Coutinho Santos
7
1963 Santos (3)
Bahia Botafogo Flag of Brazil.svg Pele Santos
8
1964 Santos (4)
Flamengo Ceará Flag of Brazil.svg Pele Santos
7
1965 Santos (5)
Vasco da Gama Nautical Recife Flag of Brazil.svg Bita Nautical Recife
9
1966 Cruzeiro (1)
Santos Nautical Recife Flag of Brazil.svg Bita
Flag of Brazil.svg Toninho guerreiro
Nautical Recife
Santos
10
1967 Palmeiras (2)
Nautical Recife Cruzeiro Flag of Brazil.svg Chewing gum Thirteen
6
1968 Botafogo (1)
Fortaleza Cruzeiro Flag of Brazil.svg Fernando Ferretti Botafogo
7
Roberto Gomes Pedrosa Tournament
1967 Palmeiras (3)
International Corinthians Flag of Brazil.svg Ademar Panther
Flag of Brazil.svg Cesar da Silva
Flamengo
Palmeiras
15
1968 Santos (6)
International Vasco da Gama Flag of Brazil.svg Toninho guerreiro Santos
18
1969 Palmeiras (4)
Cruzeiro Corinthians Flag of Brazil.svg Edu America-RJ
14
1970 Fluminense (1)
Palmeiras Atlético Mineiro Flag of Brazil.svg Toast Cruzeiro
12
Serie A
1971 Atlético Mineiro (1)
São Paulo Botafogo Flag of Brazil.svg Dada Maravilha Atlético Mineiro
15
1972 Palmeiras (5)
Botafogo International Flag of Brazil.svg Dada Maravilha
Flag of Uruguay.svg Pedro rocha
Atlético Mineiro
São Paulo
17
1973 Palmeiras (6)
São Paulo Cruzeiro Flag of Brazil.svg Ramon Santa Cruz Recife
21
1974 Vasco da Gama (1)
Cruzeiro Santos Flag of Brazil.svg Roberto Dynamite Vasco da Gama
16
1975 International (1)
Cruzeiro Fluminense Flag of Brazil.svg Flavio Minuano International
16
1976 International (2)
Corinthians Atlético Mineiro Flag of Brazil.svg Dada Maravilha International
16
1977 São Paulo (1)
Atlético Mineiro Campo Grande Operator Flag of Brazil.svg Reinaldo Atlético Mineiro
28
1978 Guarani from Campinas (1)
Palmeiras International Flag of Brazil.svg Paulinho Vasco da Gama
19
1979 International (3)
Vasco da Gama Coritiba Flag of Brazil.svg Cesar de Oliveira America-RJ
13
1980 Flamengo (1)
Atlético Mineiro International Flag of Brazil.svg Zico Flamengo
21
1981 Grêmio (1)
São Paulo Ponte Preta Flag of Brazil.svg Nunes Flamengo
16
1982 Flamengo (2)
Grêmio Guarani from Campinas Flag of Brazil.svg Zico Flamengo
21
1983 Flamengo (3)
Santos Atlético Mineiro Flag of Brazil.svg Serginho chulapa Santos
22
1984 Fluminense (2)
Vasco da Gama Grêmio Flag of Brazil.svg Roberto Dynamite Vasco da Gama
16
1985 Coritiba (1)
Bangu Brasil de Pelotas Flag of Brazil.svg Edmar Guarani from Campinas
20
1986 São Paulo (2)
Guarani from Campinas Atlético Mineiro Flag of Brazil.svg Careca São Paulo
25
1987 Sport Recife (1)
Guarani from Campinas Bangu Flag of Brazil.svg Müller São Paulo
10
1988 Bahia (2)
International Fluminense Flag of Brazil.svg Nilson International
15
1989 Vasco da Gama (2)
São Paulo Cruzeiro Flag of Brazil.svg Tulio Maravilha Goiás
11
1990 Corinthians (1)
São Paulo Grêmio Flag of Brazil.svg Charles Bahia
11
1991 São Paulo (3)
Bragantino Atlético Mineiro Flag of Brazil.svg Paulinho McLaren Santos
15
1992 Flamengo (4)
Botafogo Vasco da Gama Flag of Brazil.svg baby Vasco da Gama
18
1993 Palmeiras (7)
Vitória of Bahia Corinthians Flag of Brazil.svg Guga Santos
15
1994 Palmeiras (8)
Corinthians Guarani from Campinas Flag of Brazil.svg Marcio Amoroso
Flag of Brazil.svg Tulio Maravilha
Guarani from Campinas
Botafogo
19
1995 Botafogo (2)
Santos Cruzeiro Flag of Brazil.svg Tulio Maravilha Botafogo
23
1996 Grêmio (2)
Portuguesa Atlético Mineiro Flag of Brazil.svg Paul Nunes
Flag of Brazil.svg Renaldo
Grêmio
Atlético Mineiro
16
1997 Vasco da Gama (3)
Palmeiras International Flag of Brazil.svg Edmundo Vasco da Gama
29
1998 Corinthians (2)
Cruzeiro Santos Flag of Brazil.svg Viola Santos
21
1999 Corinthians (3)
Atlético Mineiro Vitória of Bahia Flag of Brazil.svg Guilherme Atlético Mineiro
28
2000 Vasco da Gama (4)
São Caetano Cruzeiro Flag of Brazil.svg Dill
Flag of Brazil.svg Magno alves
Flag of Brazil.svg Romario
Goiás
Fluminense
Vasco da Gama
20
2001 Athletico Paranaense (1)
São Caetano Fluminense Flag of Brazil.svg Romario Vasco da Gama
21
2002 Santos (7)
Corinthians Grêmio Flag of Brazil.svg Luis Fabiano
Flag of Brazil.svg Rodrigo Fabri
São Paulo
Grêmio
19
2003 Cruzeiro (2)
Santos São Paulo Flag of Brazil.svg Dimba Goiás
31
2004 Santos (8)
Athletico Paranaense São Paulo Flag of Brazil.svg Washington Athletico Paranaense
34
2005 Corinthians (4)
International Goiás Flag of Brazil.svg Romario Vasco da Gama
22
2006 São Paulo (4)
International Grêmio Flag of Brazil.svg Souza Goiás
17
2007 São Paulo (5)
Santos Flamengo Flag of Brazil.svg josiel Parana Clube
20
2008 São Paulo (6)
Grêmio Cruzeiro Flag of Brazil.svg Keirrison
Flag of Brazil.svg Kleber Pereira
Flag of Brazil.svg Washington
Coritiba
Santos
Fluminense
21
2009 Flamengo (5)
International São Paulo Flag of Brazil.svg Adriano
Flag of Brazil.svg Diego Tardelli
Flamengo
Atlético Mineiro
19
2010 Fluminense (3)
Cruzeiro Corinthians Flag of Brazil.svg Jonas Grêmio
23
2011 Corinthians (5)
Vasco da Gama Fluminense Flag of Brazil.svg Humberlito borges Santos
23
2012 Fluminense (4)
Atlético Mineiro Grêmio Flag of Brazil.svg Fred Fluminense
20
2013 Cruzeiro (3)
Grêmio Athletico Paranaense Flag of Brazil.svg Ederson Athletico Paranaense
21
2014 Cruzeiro (4)
São Paulo International Flag of Brazil.svg Fred Fluminense
18
2015 Corinthians (6)
Atlético Mineiro Grêmio Flag of Brazil.svg Ricardo Oliveira Santos
23
2016 Palmeiras (9)
Santos Flamengo Flag of Brazil.svg Fred
Flag of Brazil.svg Diego Souza placeholder image
Flag of Brazil.svg William pottker
Atlético Mineiro
Sport Recife
Ponte Preta
14
2017 Corinthians (7)
Palmeiras Santos Flag of Brazil.svg
Flag of Brazil.svg Henry Gold
Corinthians
Fluminense
18
2018 Palmeiras (10)
Flamengo International Flag of Brazil.svg Gabriel Barbosa Santos
18
2019 Flamengo (6)
Santos Palmeiras Flag of Brazil.svg Gabriel Barbosa Flamengo
25
2020 Flamengo (7)
International Atlético Mineiro Flag of Brazil.svg Luciano
Flag of Brazil.svg Claudia
São Paulo
Red Bull Bragantino
18

Titles by club

Club Securities Champion years Subtitles Runner-up years
SE Palmeiras.svg Palmeiras 10 1960, 1967, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1993, 1994, 2016, 2018 4 1970, 1978, 1997, 2017
600px Bianco diviso from Nero to Strisce Santos 8 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 2002, 2004 8 1959, 1966, 1983, 1995, 2003, 2007, 2016, 2019
EC Corinthians.svg Corinthians 7 1990, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2011, 2015, 2017 3 1976, 1994, 2002
CR Flamengo.svg Flamengo 7 1980, 1982, 1983, 1992, 2009, 2019, 2020 2 1964, 2018
600px Rosso Bianco e Nero with SPFC São Paulo 6 1977, 1986, 1991, 2006, 2007, 2008 6 1971, 1973, 1981, 1989, 1990, 2014
Cruzeiro EC.svg Cruzeiro 4 1966, 2003, 2013, 2014 5 1969, 1974, 1975, 1998, 2010
CR Vasco da Gama.svg Vasco da Gama 4 1974, 1989, 1997, 2000 4 1965, 1979, 1984, 2011
Fluffc Fluminense 4 1970, 1984, 2010, 2012 - —–
600px SCI artistic su sfondo Rosso International 3 1975, 1976, 1979 7 1967, 1968, 1988, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2020
600px Nero with stella Bianca.svg Botafogo 2 1968, 1995 3 1962, 1972, 1992
Guild FB Porto-Alegrense.svg Grêmio 2 1981, 1996 3 1982, 2008, 2013
EC Bahia.svg Bahia 2 1959, 1988 2 1961, 1963
600px Nero e Bianco Strisce with CAM Atlético Mineiro 1 1971 5 1977, 1980, 1999, 2012, 2015
Guarani FC.svg Guarani 1 1978 2 1986, 1987
Club Atletico Paranaense.svg Athletico Paranaense 1 2001 1 2004
Coritiba FC.svg Coritiba 1 1985 - —–
Sport Club of Recife Sport Recife 1 1987 - —–
Fortress EC.svg Fortaleza - —– 2 1960, 1968
600px faixas brancas and yellow within a square green vermelho azul São Caetano - —– 2 2000, 2001
Clube Nautico Capibaribe.svg Nautical Capibaribe - —– 1 1967
Bangu AC.svg Bangu - —– 1 1985
Bragantino Red Bull Bragantino - —– 1 1991
EC Vitoria.svg Victory - —– 1 1993
Portuguese from Desportos.svg Portuguesa - —– 1 1996

Titles by state

State Securities Clubs
Bandeira do Estado de Sao Paulo.svg São Paulo 32 Palmeiras (10), Saints (8), Corinthians (7), São Paulo (6), Guarani (1).
Bandeira do Estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg Rio de Janeiro 17 Flamengo (7), Basque (4), Fluminense (4) Botafogo (2).
Flag of Minas Gerais.svg Minas Gerais 5 Cruzeiro (4), Atlético Mineiro (1).
Flag of Rio Grande do Sul.svg Rio Grande del Sur 5 International (3) Grêmio (2).
Flag of Bahia.svg Bahía 2 Bahia (2).
Flageira do Parana.svg Paraná 2 Athletico Paranaense (1) Coritiba (1).
Flag of Pernambuco.svg Pernambuco 1 Sport Recife (1)

Historical classification

The following table considers the 62 seasons of the Brazilian Soccer Championship from 1959 to 2020 (Taça Brazil from 1959 to 1968, Roberto Gomes Pedrosa Tournament from 1967 to 1970 and the Serie A of the Brazilian Championship from 1971 to 2020). A total of 158 clubs have played at least one top flight championship.

  • In color the teams competing in the 2021 Brazilian Championship.
No. Club temp PJ PG PE PP GF GC Points PA
1. São Paulo 54 1500 665 422 398 2228 1587 2417
2. Santos 61 1517 647 426 444 2254 1706 2367
3. Grêmio 62 1513 646 421 446 2026 1589 2359
4. International 55 1481 648 413 409 2008 1515 2357 +2
5. Corinthians 53 1482 632 435 415 1953 1554 2331 +2
6. Palmeiras 58 1428 644 397 387 2093 1535 2329
7. Cruzeiro 59 1486 638 405 444 2141 1688 2319
8. Flamengo 56 1508 630 426 452 2082 1715 2316 -4
9. Atlético Mineiro 55 1496 632 415 444 2164 1760 2311
10 Fluminense 55 1445 557 401 487 1922 1734 2072 +2
11 Vasco da Gama 53 1409 531 427 451 1926 1712 2020
12 Botafogo 56 1386 498 400 488 1743 1706 1894
13 Athletico Paranaense 45 1193 450 317 426 1521 1451 1667
14 Goiás 41 1090 381 302 407 1400 1415 1445
15 Bahia 49 1092 363 342 387 1226 1318 1431
16 Coritiba 40 1077 378 295 404 1259 1287 1429 -8
17 Sport Recife 42 1005 346 274 387 1166 1245 1312
18 Victory 39 986 324 317 294 1198 1386 1289
19 Guarani from Campinas 29 725 279 218 228 918 812 1055
20 Portuguese (São Paulo) 35 795 264 252 279 961 965 1044 -4
21 Ponte Preta 24 690 250 181 259 870 921 930 -1
22 Figueirense 17 557 171 165 221 640 779 661
23 Nautical 34 666 213 154 299 777 930 644
24 Santa Cruz 24 519 152 166 201 615 741 622
25 Youth 17 451 147 127 177 528 631 571 +3
26 Paraná 16 460 153 109 198 571 653 568
27 Ceará 25 436 131 136 169 452 538 529
28 America-RJ 19 384 125 122 137 431 439 497
29 Paysandu 27 461 120 117 212 542 738 469 -8
30 Fortaleza 23 418 124 126 178 465 559 440
31 Cricklewood 13 341 101 88 152 379 482 391
32 América Mineiro 17 375 91 117 167 368 506 390
33 São Caetano 7 238 103 55 80 323 276 343 .
34 Rowing 16 259 82 70 107 292 327 316
35 Chapecoense 9 228 69 75 94 234 295 282
36 Red Bull Bragantino 11 241 80 81 80 278 298 282
37 Operative-MS 10 176 76 47 53 207 183 275
38 Bangu 11 190 70 60 60 219 199 270
39 Atlético Goianiense 12 254 69 72 112 280 348 263
40 Avaí 9 243 65 66 112 263 366 261
41 Joinville 12 212 61 66 85 207 250 249
42 America of Natal 15 259 58 71 130 251 420 245
43 CSA 17 218 60 59 99 222 297 239
44 National-AM 16 240 52 75 113 205 337 231
45 Railway Sports 15 209 57 55 97 174 292 226
46 Botafogo (Joao Pessoa) 7 113 38 28 47 130 166 166
47 Botafogo (Ribeirao Preto) 6 119 44 28 47 153 157 160
48 CRB 11 153 35 44 74 142 230 149
49 ABC 14 142 32 41 69 154 206 137
50 Londrina 7 101 38 22 41 125 131 136

Promotion and relegation to Serie B

Year Relegation to Serie B Promotion to Serie A in the same season Promotion to Serie A in the following season
1980 There was no descent Sport Recife (PE),
America (SP),
American (RJ),
Bangu (RJ)
Londrina (PR), CSA (AL)
1981 There was no descent Palmeiras (SP),
Uberaba (MG),
Bahia (BA),
Nautical (PE)
Guarani (SP), Anapolina (GO)
1982 America (RN), CSA (AL), Desportiva (ES), Ferroviário (CE), Itabaiana (SE), Joinville (SC), Mixed (MT), Nacional (AM), Goiás (GO), River (PI), Taguatinga (DF), Vitoria (BA) Corinthians (SP),
America (RJ),
São Paulo (RS),
Athletic (PR)
Campo Grande (RJ) Palmeiras (SP)
1983 Brasília (DF), CSA (AL), Ferroviário (CE), Fortaleza (CE), Galícia (BA), Joinville (SC), Juventus (SP), Mixto (MT), Moto Clube (MA), Paysandu (PA) , Rio Branco (ES), Treze (PB) Uberaba (MG),
Guarani (SP),
Botafogo (SP),
American (RJ)
1984 There was no descent Uberlândia (MG) Uberlândia (MG), Rowing (PA)
1985 There was no descent Luso Prickly Pear (PA)
1986 There was no descent Thirteen (PB),
Center (PE),
Inter Limeira (SP),
Criciuma (SC)
There was no promotion
1988 Bangu (RJ), Santa Cruz (PE), Criciúma (SC), America (RJ) Inter de Limeira (SP), Nautical (PE)
1989 Atlético (PR), Coritiba (PR) ¹, Guaraní (SP), Sport (PE) Bragantino (SP), Sao Jose (SP)
1990 Inter de Limeira (SP), Sao Jose (SP) Athletic (PR), Sport (PE)
1991 Gremio POA (RS), Vitoria (BA) Paysandu (PA), Guarani (SP)
1992 Nautical (PE), Paysandu (PA) América (MG), Ceará (CE), Coritiba (PR), Criciúma (SC), Desportiva (ES), Fortaleza (CE), Grêmio POA (RS), Paraná (PR), Remo (PA), Santa Cruz (PE ), Vitória (BA), União São João (SP)
1993 America (MG), Atlético (PR), Ceará (CE), Coritiba (PR), Desportiva (ES), Fortaleza (CE), Goiás (GO), Santa Cruz (PE) There was no promotion
1994 Rowing (PA), Nautical (PE) Youth (RS), Goias (GO)
1995 Paysandu (PA), São João Union (SP) Athletic (PR), Coritiba (PR)
1996 Fluminense (RJ), Bragantino (SP) União São João (SP), America (RN)
1997 Bahia (BA), Criciúma (SC), Fluminense (RJ), União São João (SP) America (MG), Ponte Preta (SP)
1998 America (MG), Goiás (GO), Bragantino (SP), America (RN) Range (DF), Botafogo (SP)
1999 Gama (DF), Paraná (PR), Botafogo (SP), Juventude (RS) Goiás (GO), Santa Cruz (PE), America (MG), Bahia (BA), Fluminense (RJ)
2000 There was no descent. Parana (PR),
São Caetano (SP),
Rowing (PA),
Malutrom (PR)
Parana (PR), São Caetano (SP), Botafogo (SP)
2001 Santa Cruz (PE), America (MG), Botafogo (SP), Sport (PE) Paysandu (PA), Figueirense (SC)
2002 Portuguesa (SP), Palmeiras (SP), Gama (DF), Botafogo (RJ) Criciúma (SC), Fortaleza (CE)

Promotion and relegation (League System)

  • Since the 2003 season, the championship has been contested in a free-for-all league system with promotions and relegation for four teams.
Season Releases to Serie-B Promotion to Serie-A
2003 Fortaleza, Bahia Palmeiras, Botafogo
2004 Criciuma, Vitoria, Guarani Campinas, Grêmio Brazilian, Fortaleza
2005 Coritiba, Atlético Mineiro, Paysandu, Brazilian Grêmio, Santa Cruz Recife
2006 Fortaleza, Santa Cruz Recife, São Caetano, Ponte Preta Atlético Mineiro, Sport Recife, Nautical Recife, America de Natal
2007 America de Natal, Juventude, Paraná Clube, Corinthians Coritiba, Ipatinga, Portuguesa-SP, Vitoria
2008 Portuguese-SP, Ipatinga, Vasco da Gama, figueirense Corinthians, Santo André, Avaí, Grêmio Barueri
2009 Sport Recife, Nautical Recife, Santo André, Coritiba Vasco da Gama, Guarani Campinas, Ceará, Atlético Goianiense
2010 Prudent Guild, Goiás, Guarani Campinas, Vitoria Coritiba, figueirense, Bahia, America Mineiro
2011 Athletico Paranaense, Ceará, America Mineiro, Avaí Portuguesa-SP, Nautical Recife, Ponte Preta, Sport Recife
2012 Sport Recife, Palmeiras, Atlético Goianiense, figueirense Goiás, Criciuma, Athletico Paranaense, Vitoria
2013 Portuguese-SP, Vasco da Gama, Ponte Preta, Nautical Recife Palmeiras, Chapecoense, Sport Recife, figueirense
2014 Victory, Bahia, Botafogo, Criciuma Joinville, Ponte Preta, Vasco da Gama, Avai
2015 Avai, Vasco da Gama, Goiás, Joinville Botafogo, Santa Cruz Recife, Vitoria, America Mineiro.
2016 International, Figueirense, Santa Cruz Recife, America Mineiro. Atlético Goianiense, Avai, Vasco da Gama, Bahia.
2017 Coritiba, Avaí, Ponte Preta, Atlético Goianiense. America Mineiro, International, Ceará, Parana Clube.
2018 Sport Recife, America Mineiro, Vitória, Paraná Clube. Fortaleza, CSA, Avaí, Goiás.
2019 Cruzeiro, CSA, Chapecoense, Avaí. Red Bull Bragantino, Sport Recife, Coritiba, Atlético Goianiense.
2020 Vasco da Gama, Goias, Coritiba, Botafogo Chapecoense, America Mineiro, Juventude, Cuiaba

The classics

Classic is called the confrontation of two teams whose rivalry takes a long time, mainly because they are in neighborhoods, localities or geographical areas close or shared. Below is a list of the main football classics played in Brazil, ordered by state.

Interstate (interprovincial)

  • Nostalgia Classic: Palmeiras vs Santos Futebol Clube
  • Paulista Derby: Corinthians vs. Palmeiras
  • Classic Alvinegro: Corinthians vs Santos Futebol Clube
  • Derby Gaucho (GreNal): Grêmio vs. Internacional
  • Classic Clash Rei: Sao Paulo FC vs. palm trees
  • Classic Majestic: Corinthians vs Sao Paulo FC
  • Classic San-São: São Paulo FC vs. Saints
  • Classic da Amizade (Friendship Classic): Botafogo vs Vasco da Gama
  • Classic Vovô (Classic Grandfather): Botafogo vs Fluminense, considered the oldest classic in Brazil.
  • Classic Two Giants: Fluminense vs Vasco
  • Classic dos Milhões (Classic of the millions): Vasco da Gama vs Flamengo
  • Classic da Rivalidade: Botafogo vs. Flamengo
  • Carioca Derby (Fla-Flu and Clássico de Multitudes): Flamengo vs Fluminense
  • Derby Mineiro: Cruzeiro vs Atletico Mineiro
  • Bahian Derby (Ba-Vi): Bahia vs Vitoria
  • Paraná Derby (Atletiba): Athletico Paranaense vs. Coritiba
  • Paraense Derby (Re-Pa): Rowing vs Paysandu
  • The Classic of Classics: Sport Recife vs Nautico
  • The Crowd Classic: Sport Recife vs Santa Cruz
  • The Classic of Emotions: Santa Cruz vs Nautical
  • Classic do Povo People's Classic: Corinthians vs Flamengo
  • Classic Atlético Mineiro - Flamengo
  • Classic Palestrino: Cruzeiro vs. Palmeiras

Others

  • Derby Campineiro: Ponte Preta vs. Guarani
  • Catarinense Derby: Figueirense vs. Avaí; Criciuma vs Joinville
  • Derby Potiguar: America de Natal vs ABC (Natal)
  • Cearense Derby: Ceará vs Fortaleza
  • Classic Goiano: Goiás vs Vila Nova

The matches between the teams known as the "twelve greats" of Brazilian football are also called classics: Corinthians, Palmeiras, Sao Paulo FC and Santos FC in São Paulo; Flamengo, Fluminense, Botafogo and Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro; Cruzeiro and Atlético Mineiro in Minas Gerais; and Grêmio and Internacional in Rio Grande do Sul.

Player statistics

Statistics valid until January 31, 2018.

All-time top scorers in Serie A
Rank Player goals
1. Flag of Brazil.svg Robert Dynamite 190
2. Flag of Brazil.svg Romario 155
3. Flag of Brazil.svg Edmundo 153
4. Flag of Brazil.svg Fred 142
5. Flag of Brazil.svg Zico 135
6. Flag of Brazil.svg Tulio Maravilha 129
7. Flag of Brazil.svg Washington 126
8. Flag of Brazil.svg Serginho chulapa 125
9. Flag of Brazil.svg Luis Fabiano 118
10 Flag of Brazil.svg Dada Maravilha 113
11 Flag of Brazil.svg Paulo baier 106
12 Flag of Brazil.svg Kleber Pereira 103
13 Flag of Brazil.svg Pele 100
(Bold players who are still active in Serie A).
Maximum appearances in Serie A
Rank Player Matches
1. Flag of Brazil.svg Rogerio Ceni 552
2. Flag of Brazil.svg Fábio 523
3. Flag of Brazil.svg Leonardo Mora 431
4. Flag of Brazil.svg Zinho 369
5. Flag of Brazil.svg Clemer 368
6. Flag of Brazil.svg Ramon 368
7. Flag of Brazil.svg Paulo baier 355
8. Flag of Brazil.svg harley 347
9. Flag of Brazil.svg Cleber 337
10 Flag of Brazil.svg Roberto Dynamite 330
(On italic denotes players who continue to play professional soccer).

(Bold denotes the players who continue to play in Serie A).

Champion coaches in Serie A

  • List of technicians with at least 2 titles in Serie A.
Wanderley Luxembourg 2010

Wanderley Luxembourg, 5 times champion.

Technical Assistant Securities Champion years
Flag of Brazil.svg Wanderley Luxembourg
5
1993, 1994, 1998, 2003, 2004
Flag of Brazil.svg Luis Alonso Pérez ("Lula")
5
1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965
Flag of Brazil.svg Muricy ramalho
4
2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
Flag of Brazil.svg Rubens Minelli
3
1975, 1976, 1977
Flag of Brazil.svg Anio Andrade
3
1979, 1981, 1985
Flag of Brazil.svg Tele Santana
2
1971, 1991
Flag of Brazil.svg Osvaldo Brandao
2
1972, 1973
Flag of Brazil.svg Antonio Lopes
2
1997, 2005
Flag of Brazil.svg Oswaldo de Oliveira
2
1999, 2000
Flag of Brazil.svg Marcelo oliveira
2
2013, 2014
Flag of Brazil.svg Adenor Leonardo Bacchi (Uncle)
2
2011, 2015
Flag of Brazil.svg Luiz Felipe Scolari
2
1996, 2018

Champion scoring players per season

PELE 3 1961, 1963, 1974 SANTOS FC
# Player Securities Seasons Equipment)
1 Flag of Brazil.svg Dada Maravilha 3 1971, 1972, 1976 Atlético Mineiro, International
2 Flag of Brazil.svg Tulio Maravilha 3 1989, 1994, 1995 Goiás, Botafogo
3 Flag of Brazil.svg Romario 3 2000, 2001, 2005 Vasco da Gama

Current system

Level National League Championships
1 Serie A
20 equipment
Four descend.
2 Serie B
20 equipment
Four ascend y Four descend
3 Serie C
20 teams in 2 groups of 10
Semifinalists in the final phase are promoted - The last two of each group in the first phase are relegated
4 Series D
68 teams qualified from state championships
Semifinalists move up - No descent
State championships
- Acre - Alagoas - Amapá - Amazonas - Bahia - Ceará - Federal District - Espírito Santo - Goiás - Maranhão - Mato Grosso - Mato Grosso do Sul - Minas Gerais - Pará - Paraíba - Paraná - Pernambuco - Piauí - Rio de Janeiro - Rio Grande do North - Rio Grande do Sul - Rondônia - Roraima - Santa Catarina - São Paulo - Sergipe - Tocantins

See also

  • Flag shirt of Brazil Portal: Sport in Brazil. Content related to Sport in Brazil.
  • Flag shirt of the Americas.svg Portal: Soccer in America. .
  • Brazilian Soccer Championship
  • Brazil Cup
  • Brazilian Super Cup
  • Annex: Brazilian clubs in international tournaments
  • Annex: Coaches Champions of Serie A of Brazil
  • Annex: Brazil soccer stadiums

Outlinks

  • Commons-logo.svg Wikimedia Commons hosts a multimedia category on Brazilian Serie A Championship.
  • Brasileirão Official website
  • Brasileirão League on Facebook
  • Brasileirão League on Twitter
  • Brasileirão League on Instagram
  • Brazil - List of Champions, RSSSF.com
  • Official Website of the CBF (Confederaçāo Brasileira de Futebol)
  • Serie A champions since 1971
  • Results Serie A Brazil
  • Brasileirão