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The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
(Brazilian Portuguese: [kãmpjoˈnatu braziˈlejɾu ˈsɛɾii ˈa]; English: Brazilian Championship A Series), commonly referred as Brasileirão (Brazilian Portuguese: [brazilejˈɾãw]), is a Brazilian professional league for men's football clubs. At the top of the Brazilian football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. Contested by 20 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. It is currently sponsored by Chevrolet
and thus officially known as the Brasileirão Chevrolet.[2] Due to historical peculiarities and the large geographical size of the country, Brazil
has a relatively short history of nationwide football competitions. Only in 1959, with the advancements in civil aviation and air transport and the need to appoint a Brazilian representative to the first edition of the Copa Libertadores
Copa Libertadores
was a nationwide tournament created, Taça Brasil. In 1967, the Torneio Rio-São Paulo was expanded to include teams from other states, becoming the Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa, which was also considered a national tournament. The first Campeonato Brasileiro with that name was held in 1989. Prior to this, only the seasons post-1971 were regarded as Campeonato Brasileiro. In 2010, the national tournaments from 1959 and 1970 – Taça Brasil and Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa – were unified by the Brazilian Football Confederation
Brazilian Football Confederation
in the Brazilian championship history.[3] The Campeonato Brasileiro is one of the strongest leagues in the world; it contains the most club world champions titles, with 10 championships won among six clubs, and the second-most Copa Libertadores titles, with 17 titles won among 10 clubs. The International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) ranked the league fourth in strength for the 2001–12 period after the Premier League
Premier League
(England), La Liga
La Liga
(Spain), and Serie A
Serie A
(Italy).[4] The Campeonato Brasileiro is the most-watched football league in the Americas
and one of the world's most exposed, broadcast in 155 nations. It is also one of the world's richest championships, ranked as the sixth most valuable with a worth of over US$1.43 billion, generating an annual turnover of over US$1.17 billion in 2012. Since 1959, a total of 156 clubs have played in the Campeonato Brasileiro.[5] Seventeen clubs have been crowned Brazilian football champions, twelve of which have won the title more than once. Palmeiras is the most successful club of the Campeonato Brasileiro, having won the competition nine times, followed by Santos with eight titles, Corinthians with seven titles including the most recent edition (2017) and São Paulo with six titles. Santos' Os Santásticos won five consecutive titles between 1961 and 1965, a feat that remains unequaled. The State of São Paulo is the most successful state, amassing 31 titles among five clubs.


1 History 2 Competition format

2.1 Competition 2.2 Qualification for international competitions

3 Champions 4 Nomenclature and sponsorship 5 Finances 6 Clubs 7 Media coverage 8 Attendance 9 Players

9.1 Player records

10 Awards and trophies 11 See also 12 References 13 External links


The Taça Brasil trophy.

The Taça Brasil was introduced in 1959, and ran until 1968. The Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa was competed for between 1967 and 1970. In 2010 the CBF announced that these were to be regarded as Brazilian championships.[6] In 1968, the delay in closing the 1968 Taça Brasil made CBD use the Robertão to determine the Libertadores representants. With the extinction of the Taça Brasil, the Robertão, officially named by CBD as "Taça de Prata" (Silver Cup) remained the top Brazilian championship the following two years.[7] Following Brazil's third world title at the 1970 FIFA World Cup, president Emílio Médici
Emílio Médici
decided to better organize Brazilian football. In a reunion with the CBD and the club presidents in October 1970, it was decided to create the following year a Brazilian championship contested by twenty teams, inspired by the national tournaments in the European nations. The first edition of the named "Campeonato Nacional" ("National Championship"), was held in 1971.[8] The top division was named "Divisão Extra" (Extra Division), while a newly created second division earned the "Primeira Divisão" (First Division) name.[9]

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

In 1987, the CBF announced it was not able to organize the Brazilian football championship, a mere few weeks before it was scheduled to begin. As a result, the thirteen most popular football clubs in Brazil created a league, The Clube dos 13, to organize a championship of their own. This tournament was called Copa União
Copa União
and was run by the 16 clubs that eventually took part in it (Santa Cruz, Coritiba and Goiás were invited to join). The CBF initially stood by the Club of the 13 decision. However, weeks later, with the competition already underway, and under pressure from football clubs excluded from the Copa União, the CBF adopted a new set of rules, which considered the Copa União
Copa União
part of a larger tournament, comprising another 16 teams. According to that new set of rules, the Copa União
Copa União
would be dubbed the Green Module of the CBF championship, whereas the other 16 teams would play the Yellow Module. In the end, the first two teams of each Module would play each other to define the national champions and the two teams that would represent Brazil
in the Copa Libertadores
Copa Libertadores
in 1988. However, that new set of rules was never recognized by the Club of the 13 and largely ignored by most of the Brazilian media, who concentrated their attention in the independent league, eventually won by Clube de Regatas do Flamengo. The eventual final which was set to be Sport Club of Recife vs Flamengo never materialized, with Flamengo refusing to partake in the final. As a result, Sport won the Championship for 1987 and went on to represent Brazil
in the Copa Libertadores in 1988. Although Flamengo has attempted to gain ownership of the championship multiple times through the justice system, Sport remains recognized by both CBF and FIFA as 1987 Champions.[citation needed] In 2010, CBF decided to recognize the champions of both Taça Brasil (1959-1968) and Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa (1967-1970) as Brazilian Champions, creating some controversy as there was a two-year period when both tournaments were held, thus Palmeiras was awarded two times for winning both in 1967 and both Santos and Botafogo were recognized as champions in 1968 as each tournament was won by one of them.[3] Competition format[edit] Competition[edit] There are 20 clubs in the Brasileirão. During the course of a season (from May to December) each club plays the others twice (a double round-robin system), once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for a total of 38 games. Teams receive three points for a win and one point for a draw. No points are awarded for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, victories, goal difference, and goals scored. At the end of each season, the club with the most points is crowned champion. If points are equal between two or more clubs, the rules are:[10]

If the tie is between more than two clubs not competing for the national title or relegation, then the tie is broken, using the games the clubs have played against each other:

a) most number of games won b) total goal difference c) total goals scored d) head-to-head record (with the away goals rule in effect if only two clubs are taken into account)

If the tie is still not broken, the winner will be determined by Fair Play scales.

e) least number of yellow cards f) least number of red cards

If there is a tie for the championship, for relegation, or for qualification to other competitions, the Fair Play scales will not be taken into account; a play-off match at a neutral venue decides rank. Otherwise, a drawing of lots will determine the final positions.

A system of promotion and relegation exists between the Brasileirão and the Série B. The four lowest placed teams in the Brasileirão are relegated to Série B, and the top four teams from the Série B promoted to the Brasileirão. Qualification for international competitions[edit]

Peñarol vs Santos in the Centenario Stadium
Centenario Stadium
of Montevideo during the 2011 Copa Libertadores
Copa Libertadores

Since 2016 edition, the top six clubs in Brasileirão qualify for the next year Copa Libertadores. The top four clubs directly enter the group stage. The fifth and sixth-placed clubs enters Libertadores at the second round and must win 2 knockout stages to enter the group stage. Brazilian clubs can also qualify for the next Copa Libertadores
Copa Libertadores
group phase by winning Copa do Brasil or a continental competition (Copa Sudamericana or Copa Libertadores
Copa Libertadores
itself). If Copa do Brasil winners finishes Brasileirão in the top six, or a Brazilian club wins Sudamericana and finishes Brasileirão in the top six, or a Brazilian club wins Libertadores and finishes Brasileirão in the top six, the remaining Libertadores spots go to the next-best placed finishers in Brasileirão. So it is possible for the seventh, eighth and even the ninth-placed club to qualify for Copa Libertadores
Copa Libertadores
first round. Also since 2016 edition, clubs from seventh to twelfth place in Brasileirão qualify for the next year Copa Sudamericana. But, as explained above, depending on Copa do Brasil, Copa Libertadores
Copa Libertadores
and Copa Sudamericana
Copa Sudamericana
results, it is possible for the thirteenth, fourteenth and even the fifteenth-placed club to qualify for Copa Sudamericana. Therefore, Brasileirão may qualify at least twelve and up to a very exceeding fifteen clubs for continental competitions in a single season. Champions[edit] Main article: List of Brazilian football champions Seventeen clubs are officially recognized to have been the Brazilian football champions.

Club Won Runners-up Winning years Runners-up years

Palmeiras 9 4 1960, 1967, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1993, 1994, 2016 1970, 1978, 1997, 2017

Santos 8 7 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 2002, 2004 1959, 1966, 1983, 1995, 2003, 2007, 2016

Corinthians 7 3 1990, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2011, 2015, 2017 1976, 1994, 2002

São Paulo 6 6 1977, 1986, 1991, 2006, 2007, 2008 1971, 1973, 1981, 1989, 1990, 2014

Flamengo 5 1 1980, 1982, 1983, 1992, 2009 1964

Cruzeiro 4 5 1966, 2003, 2013, 2014 1969, 1974, 1975, 1998, 2010

Vasco 4 4 1974, 1989, 1997, 2000 1965, 1979, 1984, 2011

Fluminense 4 0 1970, 1984, 2010, 2012 —

Internacional 3 6 1975, 1976, 1979 1967, 1968, 1988, 2005, 2006, 2009

Botafogo 2 3 1968, 1995 1962, 1972, 1992

Grêmio 2 3 1981, 1996 1982, 2008, 2013

Bahia 2 2 1959, 1988 1961, 1963

Atlético Mineiro 1 5 1971 1977, 1980, 1999, 2012, 2015

Guarani 1 2 1978 1986, 1987

Atlético Paranaense 1 1 2001 2004

Sport 1 0 1987 —

Coritiba 1 0 1985 —

Nomenclature and sponsorship[edit] The Campeonato Brasileiro had its official name changed often before settling on Campeonato Brasileiro in 1989.[11]

Identity English name Years Official Sponsor

Taça Brasil Brazil



Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa Roberto Gomes Pedrosa Tournament


Campeonato Nacional National Championship


Copa Brasil Brazil

1974–1979, 1984, 1986

Taça de Ouro Golden Cup

1980–1983, 1985

"Copa União" Union Cup*


Copa João Havelange João Havelange Cup


Campeonato Brasileiro Brazilian Championship

1989–1999, 2001-

2001: LATAM (Brasileirão TAM) 2002: Visa (Troféu VISA Electron) 2005: Nestlé
(Taça Nestlé
Brasileirão)[12] 2009–2012: Petrobrás
(Brasileirão Petrobrás)[13][14] 2014–2017: Chevrolet
(Brasileirão Chevrolet)[15][16]

The official name was Brazil
Cup, but it became known as Union Cup.

Finances[edit] The Brasileirão had total club revenues of US $1.17 billion in 2012. This makes the Brasileirão the highest revenue football league in the Americas, and the highest outside of Europe's "big five."[17] The Brasileirão is also one of the world's most valuable football leagues, having a marketing value and worth over US $1.24 billion in 2013.[18] The total worth of every club in the 2013 Brasileirão is US $1.07 billion.[19] The Brasileirão's television rights were worth over US $610 million in 2012; that accounts for over 57% of Latin America
Latin America
as a whole.[20] Corinthians is the 16th most valuable club in the world in 2013, worth over US $358 million.[21] Clubs[edit] The following 20 clubs are competing in the Série A during the 2018 season.

Club Position in 2016 First season in top division Top division titles Last top division title

América Mineiro 1st in Série B 1971 0 N/A

Atlético Mineiro 9th 1959 1 1971

Atlético Paranaense 11th 1959 1 2001

Bahia 12th 1959 2 1988

Botafogo 10th 1962 2 1995

Ceará 3rd in Série B 1962 0 N/A

Chapecoensea 8th 1978 0 N/A

Corinthians 1st 1967 7 2017

Cruzeiroa, b 5th 1960 4 2014

Flamengoa, b 6th 1964 5 2009

Fluminense 14th 1960 4 2012

Grêmio 4th 1959 2 1996

Internacional 2nd in Série B 1962 3 1979

Palmeiras 2nd 1960 9 2016

Paraná 4th in Série B 1993 0 N/A

Santosa, b 3rd 1959 8 2004

São Pauloa, b 13th 1967 6 2008

Sport Recife 15th 1959 1 1987

Vasco da Gama 7th 1960 4 2000

Vitória 16th 1965 0 N/A

a: Unrelegated clubs b: Clubs that never played outside the top division Media coverage[edit] Main article: List of Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

Value of television rights

Season(s) Price TV

1987–89 $3.4 million Globo

1990–94 not available Globo

1994–96 $31.4 million Globo

1997–2003 $50 million Globo

2003–05 $390 million Globo

2005–08 $900 million Globo

2009–11 R$1.9 billion Globo

2012–15 R$2.96 billion[22] Globo

2016–19 R$4.11 billion[23] Globo

Currently, the money of television represent a significant share in the finances of clubs in Brazil. The league broadcasting rights are total exclusivity of Grupo Globo, which distributes the live matches for its television stations: Rede Globo
Rede Globo
(terrestrial an satellite), SporTV
(pay), and the Premiere FC (through the system pay-per-view), where subscribers have the privilege to follow all 380 annual league matches. Globo, first cited, displays the League first time in 1987, when was created the Clube dos 13, trading tool of clubs with the television. The first television contract was negotiated in 1987, with only conveying the Green Module of the Copa União, organized by the Clube dos 13, the television rights were sold for $3.4 million to Rede Globo.[24][25] And only with the conveying of the championship final, SBT broadcast the game instead,[26] a blow to the Rede Globo, who says today that the Green Module would be the league itself, and then was prevented from entering the Ilha do Retiro.[27][28][29] In 1990, only Rede Bandeirantes acquired the broadcast rights. This edition marked the first national title of Corinthians, second most popular team in the country. Both the final transmission, as the other games, attracted the attention of the public, causing the network to acquired an Ibope Rating of 53 points in the deciding game.[30] This led to the Rede Globo
Rede Globo
prioritize the League from the next edition, in 1991.[30] In 1997, began to be restricted games live in cities where the matches are held (except finals). The Clube dos 13 closed the contract with Rede Globo's television rights as the holder of the Brasileirão for $50 million (including editions of 1998 and 1999), and resolves itself split the rights with Rede Bandeirantes during this period. It was the first edition to be shown on pay-per-view (via Premiere).[31] In addition, the first games shown on pay television were courtesy of SporTV, after a controversial signing contract of Clube dos 13 with Globosat. Previously, in 1993, the Club of the 13 an CBF had signed a contract with TVA, a company in which ESPN Brazil
was part. However, that decision was declined.[32] In 2000, the broadcasting rights of the Copa João Havelange, organized by the Clube dos 13, were sold to Rede Globo
Rede Globo
for $50 million. However, the final of this competition in 2001, was marked by an unusual situation. Vasco da Gama, a finalist against São Caetano, graced the logo of SBT, the second largest television station of Brazil, a direct rival to Globo. This situation was somewhat embarrassing for Globo, which transmitted the final exclusively, and which was seen by an estimated audience of 60 million people.[33] Despite the large number of spectators in the final match, this edition was marked by low ratings, what did the Rede Globo
Rede Globo
to cancel the broadcast of a few matches.[34] In 2001, Clube dos 13 defines four divisions of transmission quota, with Corinthians, São Paulo, Palmeiras, Flamengo and Vasco in group 1, Santos in group 2, Fluminense, Botafogo, Atlético Mineiro, Cruzeiro, Internacional and Grêmio in group 3, and Bahia, Goiás, Sport Recife, Portuguesa, Coritiba, Atlético Paranaense, and Vitória in group 4.[35] In 2003, the value was expanded by a considerable amount, for the first time surpassing the three digits, after the adoption of the new format of accrued points. The contract of $130 million per year was signed again by TV Globo.[36] In 2005, C13 renews with Globo for the 2006–09 period in a deal worth $300 million.[37] In 2009, for the first time, the sale of broadcasting rights of the Brazilian Championship were made via open bidding. Media organisations were invited to bid for TV packages open, closed, PPV, internet and broadcast abroad.[38] Rede Globo
Rede Globo
subsequently won the largest TV contract in the history of Brazilian football ;$1.4 billion for 2009–2011.[39] In the early part of 2011, the majority of Clube dos 13 indicated they would be negotiating the 2012–2014 league rights independently.[40][41][42][43][44] In 2012, the final league rights amounts are uncertain. However, I t is known that the clubs were divided into four groups: Group 1: Flamengo and Corinthians receiving 84 to 120 million reals; Group 2: São Paulo, Palmeiras, Santos and Vasco receiving 70 to 80 million reais; Group 3: Gremio, Cruzeiro, Atlético Mineiro, Fluminense and Botafogo (45 to 55 million reais); Group 4: other first division clubs (18 to 30 million reais).[45] In 2013, SporTV
made a deal with Fox Sports, giving up the rights of Campeonato Brasileiro in exchange for live coverage of the Copa Libertadores.[46] In 2016, Bandeirantes ended the partnership with Globo and ceased showing league matches, leaving Globo with exclusive rights.[47] However, the channel of Turner group, Esporte Interativo
Esporte Interativo
made a deal with Atlético-PR, Bahia, Ceará, Coritiba, Internacional, Joinville, Paysandu, Sampaio Corrêa, Santos, Criciúma, Fortaleza, Paraná, Ponte Preta and Santa Cruz for the broadcasting rights on cable television between 2019 and 2024, opposing Globo's SporTV
channel. A decision on whether Palmeiras will be joining these teams is awaited.[48] Flamengo and Corinthians, the two most supported teams in Brazil, receive approximately 25% (1/4) of all revenue from television.[49] Flamengo has the biggest budget, (R$115.1 million), and Figueirense the smallest (R$18.5 million).[50] Attendance[edit] Main article: Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
attendance The audience of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
is low if put into consideration the popularity of football in the country. Since the first data record, in 1967, each year the average attendance has fluctuated, more down than up, having the season of 1983 as the largest, averaging 22,953, and 2004 as the smallest, with a very low average of 7,556.[51] The league is the second largest in attendance in South America, behind Argentina, with 18,817. In a most obtrusive comparison, with other leagues of football, the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
figure only in fourteenth position, being overcome by the lower divisions in England and Germany. The smallest attendance ever was a game between Juventude and Portuguesa in 1997 with 55 fans, the largest was Flamengo and Santos in 1983 with 155,523.[52] The attendance of 2014 season was 16,337 with average occupation of 40%.[53] In this same year, the average price of the ticket was $12.82, taking the games with an average income of $204,799.[54] The spectator figures for league for the last seven seasons:

Season Overall Average Best supported club Average Highest attendance

2009 6,764,380 17,801 Flamengo 41,553[55] 78,639 (Flamengo 2-1 Grêmio)

2010 5,638,806 14,839 Corinthians 27,446 76,205 ( Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama
2–2 Fluminense)

2011 5,572,673 14,664 29,328 63,871 (São Paulo 1-2 Flamengo)

2012 4,928,827 13,148 25,222 62,207 (São Paulo 2-1 Náutico)

2013 5,681,551 14,951 Cruzeiro 28,911 63,501 (Santos 0-0 Flamengo)

2014 6,208,190 16,337 29,678 58,627 (São Paulo 2−0 Cruzeiro)

2015 6,376,693 17,050 Corinthians 34,150 67,011 (Flamengo 0−2 Coritiba)

2016 5,756,085 32,470 Palmeiras 34,150 54,996 (São Paulo 2−2 Chapecoense)

Players[edit] Main article: Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
top scorers Player records[edit]

Most appearances[citation needed]

Rank Player Apps

1 Rogério Ceni 575[56]

2 Fábio 530

3 Leonardo Moura 455

4 Paulo Baier 429

5 Zinho 369

6 Clemer 368

Ramon 368

8 Harlei 347

9 Cléber 337

10 Roberto Dinamite 328

Top scorers[citation needed]

Rank Player Goals

1 Roberto Dinamite[57] 190

2 Romário 154

3 Edmundo 153

4 Fred 148

5 Zico 135

6 Túlio 129

7 Serginho Chulapa 127

8 Washington 126

9 Luis Fabiano 117

10 Dada Maravilha 113


All players are Brazilian unless otherwise noted, Italics denotes players still playing professional football, and bold denotes players still playing in the Brazilian Série A.[58] Sources: Placar magazine - Guia do Brasileirão 2010[59] and GloboEsporte.com Website.[60]

Awards and trophies[edit] Prêmio Craque do Brasileirão is the league's official award. Placar magazine's Bola de Ouro is the oldest award, while the Troféu Osmar Santos and the Troféu João Saldanha are awards given by the newspaper Lance!. See also[edit]

Association football
Association football
portal Brazil

Campeonato Brasileiro tournament scheduling, historical development of Campeonato Brasileiro from 1971 until today. Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, the second division of Brazilian football Campeonato Brasileiro Sub-20, the official U-20 national football tournament Campeonato Brasileiro de Seleções Estaduais, the tournament contested by state teams between 1922–1962 and in 1987. Torneio Rio-São Paulo, the inter-state competition between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the two strongest football states at the era, held from 1950 to 1966, in 1993 and 1997 to 2002. Torneio Roberto Gomes Pedrosa, the national tournament from 1967 to 1970


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Defunct competitions

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Thai League 1
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South America
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(Brazil) Chilean Primera División
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Categoría Primera A
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Serie A
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(Paraguay) Peruvian Primera División
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