1972 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

The 1972 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (officially the Segundo Campeonato Brasileiro de Clubes) was the 16th edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season1972
Champions Palmeiras
5th Brazilian title
Copa Libertadores
de América
Palmeiras
Botafogo
Matches played352
Goals scored731 (2.08 per match)
Top goalscorerPedro Rocha (São Paulo)
Dario (Atlético Mineiro) - 17 goals
Biggest home winAtlético Mineiro 5-0 Vitória (October 8, 1972)
Biggest away winNáutico 0-6 São Paulo (November 5, 1972)
Flamengo 0-6 Botafogo (November 15, 1972)
Average attendance17,594
1971
1973

OverviewEdit

The championship had 26 teams, and Palmeiras won the championship. The championship had four phases.

  • The First Phase saw the twenty-six teams divided into four groups: two groups of six, and two groups of seven. Despite being divided into groups, the phase was contested in a single round-robin format, with each team playing the others once. The top four teams in each group advanced to the Second Phase.
  • The Second Phase saw the sixteen qualified teams divided into four groups of four. The teams within each group played each other in a single round-robin format. The top team from each group advanced to the Semifinals.
  • The Semifinals were played in the form of knockout tournament, in which the winner of the match advanced to the finals. In case of a draw, the team with the best record on the championship advanced.
  • The Finals were disputed using the same rules of the semifinals.

First phaseEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
  Internacional 25 11 12 2 34 20 +14 34 Advanced to the Second phase
  Vasco da Gama 25 10 10 5 23 15 +8 30
  São Paulo 25 11 6 8 45 31 +14 28
  América-RJ 25 8 10 7 19 21 −2 26
  Bahia 25 6 11 8 16 23 −7 23
  Sergipe 25 2 5 18 14 41 −27 9

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
  Palmeiras 25 14 8 3 39 15 +24 36 Advanced to the Second phase
  Coritiba 25 12 9 4 34 17 +17 33
  Cruzeiro 25 12 9 4 37 20 +17 33
  Flamengo 25 10 8 7 21 20 +1 28
  Remo 25 5 15 5 21 20 +1 25
  Náutico 25 7 8 10 30 34 −4 22
  ABC 25 4 7 14 20 33 −13 15

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
  Corinthians 25 11 10 4 29 24 +5 32 Advanced to the Second phase
  Atlético Mineiro 25 10 6 9 31 26 +5 26
  Botafogo 25 7 11 7 30 30 0 25
  Santa Cruz 25 7 9 9 31 26 +5 23
  Nacional-AM 25 4 10 11 23 31 −8 18
  Portuguesa 25 4 9 12 25 37 −12 17

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
  Santos 25 11 9 5 31 19 +12 31 Advanced to the Second phase
  Grêmio 25 10 8 7 22 26 −4 28
  Ceará 25 8 12 5 27 25 +2 28
  Fluminense 25 9 9 7 21 19 +2 27
  Vitória 25 6 10 9 13 26 −13 22
  América-MG 25 3 12 10 18 28 −10 18
  CRB 25 1 11 13 18 45 −27 13

Second phaseEdit

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
  Internacional 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 5 Advanced to the Semifinals
  Vasco da Gama 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 4
  Flamengo 3 0 2 1 3 5 −2 2
  Cruzeiro 3 0 1 2 4 7 −3 1

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
  Palmeiras 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 4 Advanced to the Semifinals
  São Paulo 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 4
  Coritiba 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4 2
  América-RJ 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 2

Group 3Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
  Corinthians 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1 4 Advanced to the Semifinals
  Atlético Mineiro 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 4
  Ceará 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
  Fluminense 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2

Group 4Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
  Botafogo 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 5 Advanced to the Semifinals
  Grêmio 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 3
  Santos 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 2
  Santa Cruz 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4 2

SemifinalsEdit

Palmeiras  1 – 1  Internacional
Nei Conceicao   69' Tovar   15'
Attendance: 47,822

Botafogo  2 – 1  Corinthians
Jairzinho   25'
Nei   83'
Lopes   8'
Attendance: 68,695

FinalsEdit

Palmeiras  0 – 0  Botafogo
Attendance: 58,277
Referee:   Agomar Martins

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Palmeiras 30 16 10 4 46 19 +27 42
2 Botafogo 30 10 13 7 38 31 +7 33
3 Internacional 29 13 14 2 42 25 +17 40
4 Corinthians 29 12 12 5 31 26 +5 36
5 Coritiba 28 13 9 6 36 23 +13 35
6 Cruzeiro 28 12 10 6 41 27 +14 34
7 Vasco da Gama 28 11 12 5 28 18 +10 34
8 Santos 28 12 9 7 34 22 +12 33
9 São Paulo 28 13 6 9 49 32 +17 32
10 Grêmio 28 11 9 8 24 18 +6 31
11 Atlético Mineiro 28 11 8 9 35 29 +6 30
12 Flamengo 28 10 10 8 24 25 −1 30
13 Ceará 28 8 14 6 28 27 +1 30
14 Fluminense 28 9 11 8 23 22 +1 29
15 América-RJ 28 9 10 9 22 26 −4 28
16 Santa Cruz 28 8 9 11 34 43 −9 25
17 Remo 25 5 15 5 21 20 +1 25
18 Bahia 25 6 11 8 16 23 −7 23
19 Náutico 25 7 8 10 30 34 −4 22
20 Vitória 25 6 10 9 13 26 −13 22
21 Nacional-AM 25 4 10 11 23 31 −8 18
22 América Mineiro 25 3 12 10 18 28 −10 18
23 Portuguesa 25 4 9 12 25 37 −12 17
24 ABC 25 4 7 14 18 33 −15 15
25 CRB 25 1 11 13 18 45 −27 13
26 Sergipe 25 2 5 18 14 41 −27 9
Source: rsssf.com

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