1918 Campeonato Paulista

The 1918 Campeonato Paulista, organized by the APEA (Associação Paulista de Esportes Atléticos), was the 17th season of São Paulo's top association football league. After the sixth round, Palestra Itália abandoned the championship in protest against the refereeing in their match against Paulistano. Then, the championship was interrupted in October, when the Spanish flu hit Brazil, and did not return until December. As a result, multiple matches that did not have any bearing in the title dispute were cancelled and the championship only ended in January 1919.[1] Paulistano won the title for the 6th time. The top scorer was Paulistano's Arthur Friedenreich with 25 goals.[2][3][4]

Campeonato Paulista
Season1918
ChampionsPaulistano
Matches played67
Goals scored332 (4.96 per match)
Top goalscorerArthur Friedenreich (Paulistano) – 25 goals
Biggest home winPaulistano 11-0 Minas Gerais (September 29, 1918)
Biggest away winMinas Gerais 0-7 Corinthians (June 30, 1918)
Highest scoringPaulistano 11-0 Minas Gerais (September 29, 1918)
1917
1919


SystemEdit

The championship was disputed in a double-round robin system, with the team with the most points winning the title.[2][3]

ChampionshipEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Paulistano 16 13 0 3 68 14 +54 26 Champions
2 Corinthians 17 12 2 3 64 19 +45 26
3 AA das Palmeiras 16 10 2 4 36 25 +11 22
4 Santos 13 7 4 2 42 26 +16 18
5 Ypiranga 13 6 0 7 22 38 −16 12
6 São Bento 14 5 2 7 43 40 +3 12
7 Minas Gerais 13 2 1 10 9 53 −44 5
8 Internacional 15 2 0 13 17 66 −49 4
9 Mackenzie 11 2 0 9 17 38 −21 4
10 Palestra Itália 6 2 1 3 14 13 +1 5 Withdrew
Updated to match(es) played on January 19, 1919. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) wins; 4) head-to-head points.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Portalmorada - Paulistão sofreu pausa por pandemia em 1918". Retrieved July 6, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Futebolnacional.com.br – Championship of Sao Paulo 1918". Retrieved July 6, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "RSSSF – Championship of Sao Paulo 1918". Retrieved July 6, 2020.
  4. ^ "RSSSF – Championship of Sao Paulo Topscorers". Retrieved July 6, 2020.