1918 Campeonato Carioca

The 1918 Campeonato Carioca, the thirteenth edition of that championship, kicked off on April 14, 1918 and ended on January 5, 1919. It was organized by LMDT (Liga Metropolitana de Desportos Terrestres, or Metropolitan Land Sports League). Ten teams participated. Fluminense won the title for the 7th time. No teams were relegated.[1][2]

Campeonato Carioca
Season1918
ChampionsFluminense
Matches played91
Goals scored426 (4.68 per match)
Top goalscorerLuiz Menezes (Botafogo) – 21 goals
Biggest home winBotafogo 9-0 Mangueira (July 28, 1918)
Biggest away winCarioca 0-7 América (May 12, 1918)
Highest scoringBangu 3-9 Fluminense (April 21, 1918)
1917
1919

Participating teamsEdit

Club Home location Previous season
América Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
2nd
Andarahy Andaraí, Rio de Janeiro
6th
Bangu Bangu, Rio de Janeiro
7th
Botafogo Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro
5th
Carioca Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro
9th
Flamengo Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro
3rd
Fluminense Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro
1st
Mangueira Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
8th
São Cristóvão São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro
4th
Villa Isabel Vila Isabel, Rio de Janeiro
10th

SystemEdit

The tournament would be disputed in a double round-robin format, with the team with the most points winning the title. The team with the fewest points would dispute a playoff against the champions of the second level.[2][1]

ChampionshipEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Fluminense 18 13 3 2 52 17 +35 29 Champions
2 Botafogo 18 12 2 4 55 22 +33 26
3 São Cristóvão 18 12 2 4 49 26 +23 26
4 Flamengo 18 9 3 6 55 43 +12 21
5 América 18 9 2 7 53 39 +14 20
6 Carioca 18 8 0 10 31 50 −19 16
7 Bangu 18 7 1 10 40 66 −26 15
8 Andarahy 18 4 5 9 35 39 −4 13
9 Villa Isabel 18 5 3 10 35 58 −23 13
10 Mangueira 18 0 1 17 13 58 −45 1 Relegation Playoffs
Updated to match(es) played on January 5, 1919. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) wins; 4) number of goals scored.

Second-place playoffsEdit

The regulation also stipulated that the runners-up of the championship would also receive a trophy. Since São Cristóvão and Botafogo tied in points for that position, they had to dispute a playoff.[1]

Botafogo3 – 2São Cristóvão
Petiot  
Luiz Menezes  
Joppert  
Moura  
Renato Vinhaes  
Rua Paysandu, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Carlos Santos

Relegation playoffsEdit

The last-placed team, Mangueira, would dispute a playoff against Americano, champions of the Second Level. Mangueira won the playoff.[1]

Mangueira2 – 1Americano
Renato  
Simas  
Queiroz  
Campo do Jardim Zoológico, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: R.L. Todd

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "RSSSF – Championship of Rio de Janeiro 1918". Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Futebolnacional.com.br – Championship of Rio de Janeiro 1918". Archived from the original on November 6, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2019.