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1985 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

The 1985 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A was the 29th edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. Coritiba won the championship for the first time, beating Bangu in the finals; both qualified for the 1986 Copa Libertadores.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season1985
ChampionsCoritiba
1st Campeonato Brasileiro title
1st Brazilian title
Copa Libertadores
de América
Coritiba
Bangu
Top goalscorerEdmar (Guarani) - 20 goals
Biggest home winFlamengo 7-0 Santa Cruz (13 March, 1985)
Biggest away winAmerica-RJ 0-4 Internacional (January 27, 1985)
Goiás 0-4 Corinthians (March 6, 1985)
Corumbaense 1-5 Ponte Preta (April 17, 1985)
Highest scoringPaysandu 5-4 Sampaio Corrêa (April 10, 1985)
1984
1986

This season bears the bizarre distinction of being one of the few seasons in recorded top-level professional worldwide football history in which a team won the national championship outright while scoring fewer goals than it allowed. Coritiba managed to win the title despite finishing with a negative overall goal differential. Another example is the 1986 K League, another split phase competition where the team that won a phase performed badly in another, before winning a finals knock out competition to win the championship.

Uberlândia finished with a goal differential of zero, but ended in 37th place.

FormatEdit

There was a first phase (which consisted of two rounds), a second phase, a semifinal, and a final. During the first two phases, a win counted as two points while a draw counted as one, as was common at the time.

First phase, Groups A and B
20 clubs, selected from past championship records, divided into two groups of 10, with each club playing only the clubs of the other group. There were two rounds played. The winner of each group in each round would qualify (four teams in all). In addition, the two teams in each group with the best overall points from both rounds added together would qualify for the second phase. Therefore, a total of eight teams would qualify from Groups A and B.
First phase, Groups C and D
24 clubs, 22 selected from their records in the 1984 state championships, plus the finalists of the 1984 Série B, divided into two groups of 12, playing in two rounds, with each club playing only the clubs of their own group. Again, two full rounds were played. The winner of each round in each group would qualify (four teams in all). In addition, the two teams in each group with the best overall points from both rounds added together would qualify for the second phase. Therefore, a total of eight teams would qualify from Groups C and D.
Second phase
The 16 qualified teams of the first phase were placed into four mini-leagues (or groups) with four teams each. The teams played each other twice inside their own mini-league, and the winners of each mini-league qualified to the semifinals.
Semifinal
The four qualified teams were placed into two brackets of two teams with the teams in each bracket playing twice (home and away), and the winners, decided on aggregate score, qualified to the finals.
Finals
Played by the two qualified teams, in a single match, at the stadium of the finalist with the best record throughout the championship. In case of a draw in normal time, a penalty shootout would be used to determine the champions.

First phaseEdit

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   Atlético Mineiro 10 6 3 1 17 8 9 15
2   Corinthians 10 5 3 2 14 6 8 13
3   Guarani 10 5 2 3 17 12 5 12
4   Grêmio 10 3 6 1 13 9 4 12
5   Botafogo 10 4 2 4 14 16 -2 10
6   Fluminense 10 3 4 3 12 11 1 10
7   Palmeiras 10 3 2 5 13 14 -1 8
8   Coritiba 10 3 1 6 8 14 -6 7
9   America-RJ 10 2 2 6 8 15 -7 6
10   Santa Cruz 10 2 2 6 8 20 -12 6

Group BEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   Flamengo 10 6 2 2 12 5 7 14
2   Internacional 10 6 1 3 18 9 9 13
3   Vasco da Gama 10 4 3 3 18 16 2 11
4   Náutico 10 4 3 3 11 9 2 11
5   São Paulo 10 4 2 4 17 19 -2 10
6   Santos 10 4 2 4 12 13 -2 10
7   Cruzeiro 10 3 4 3 11 10 1 10
8   Bahia 10 3 4 3 8 10 -2 10
9   Portuguesa 10 2 2 6 9 16 -7 6
10   Goiás 10 1 4 5 10 17 -7 6

Group CEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   Sport 11 9 1 1 19 3 16 19
2   Mixto 11 5 4 2 12 10 2 14
3   Botafogo-PB 11 4 6 1 9 7 2 14
4   CSA 11 5 3 3 16 11 5 13
5   Ceará 11 4 5 2 14 8 6 13
6   Paysandu 11 3 6 2 11 8 3 12
7   Nacional-AM 11 4 1 6 15 18 -3 9
8   Flamengo-PI 11 3 3 5 7 10 -3 9
9   ABC-RN 11 3 3 5 10 15 -5 9
10   Sampaio Corrêa 11 1 6 4 12 16 -4 8
11   Sergipe 11 2 2 7 6 17 -11 6
12   Remo 11 1 4 6 10 18 -8 6

Group DEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   Bangu 11 7 3 1 15 6 9 17
2   Ponte Preta 11 7 3 1 15 6 9 17
3   Joinville 11 7 1 3 16 6 10 15
4   Leônico 11 5 2 4 14 15 -1 12
5   Pinheiros 11 4 4 3 13 10 3 12
6   Brasil de Pelotas 11 4 3 4 16 16 0 11
7   Brasília 11 4 3 4 12 12 0 11
8   Desportiva Ferroviária 11 4 0 7 12 17 -5 8
9   Villa Nova 11 3 2 6 10 15 -5 8
10   Uberlândia 11 2 4 5 11 14 -3 8
11   Vila Nova-GO 11 2 4 5 11 17 -6 8
12   Corumbaense 11 1 3 7 4 15 -11 5

Second RoundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   Coritiba 10 5 2 3 10 9 1 12
2   Fluminense 10 4 3 3 12 10 2 11
3   Guarani 10 2 7 1 10 9 1 11
4   Botafogo 10 5 0 5 12 20 -8 10
5   Atlético Mineiro 10 4 2 4 13 11 2 10
6   Corinthians 10 3 4 3 10 9 1 10
7   Palmeiras 10 2 6 2 15 14 1 10
8   Grêmio 10 3 3 4 12 12 0 9
9   America-RJ 10 2 3 5 11 16 -5 7
10   Santa Cruz 10 2 1 7 13 27 -14 5

Group BEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   Bahia 10 7 2 1 19 9 10 16
2   Vasco da Gama 10 6 2 2 10 6 4 14
3   Goiás 10 4 2 4 11 10 1 10
4   Internacional 10 3 4 3 9 7 2 10
5   Santos 10 3 4 3 12 12 0 10
6   São Paulo 10 3 4 3 19 20 -1 10
7   Náutico 10 4 1 5 14 19 -5 9
8   Flamengo 10 3 3 4 21 13 8 9
9   Portuguesa 10 2 5 3 10 10 0 9
10   Cruzeiro 10 2 4 4 12 12 0 8

Group CEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   Sport 11 9 1 1 23 7 16 19
2   Ceará 11 9 0 2 20 9 11 18
3   Nacional-AM 11 6 3 2 24 11 13 15
4   CSA 11 5 3 3 16 8 8 13
5   Paysandu 11 5 3 3 15 13 2 13
6   Mixto 11 5 3 3 11 12 -1 13
7   Botafogo-PB 11 3 4 4 12 16 -4 10
8   Remo 11 4 0 7 9 20 -11 8
9   ABC-RN 11 3 2 6 17 18 -1 8
10   Flamengo-PI 11 2 2 7 7 14 -7 6
11   Sergipe 11 1 3 7 9 20 -11 5
12   Sampaio Corrêa 11 1 2 8 12 27 -15 4

Group DEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   Bangu 11 7 2 2 22 10 12 16
2   Brasil de Pelotas 11 6 4 1 20 9 11 16
3   Ponte Preta 11 5 5 1 22 12 10 15
4   Vila Nova-GO 11 5 2 4 14 17 -3 12
5   Joinville 11 4 4 3 12 10 23 12
6   Brasília 11 4 4 3 10 10 0 12
7   Pinheiros 11 3 5 3 8 7 1 11
8   Uberlândia 11 4 1 6 15 12 3 9
9   Desportiva Ferroviária 11 3 3 5 6 13 -7 9
10   Corumbaense 11 3 2 6 12 22 -10 8
11   Villa Nova 11 2 3 6 8 16 -8 7
12   Leônico 11 2 1 8 7 18 -11 5

Overall, aggregated results from the first phaseEdit

Group AEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   Atlético Mineiro 20 10 5 5 30 19 11 25
2   Corinthians 20 8 7 5 24 15 9 23
3   Guarani 20 7 9 4 27 21 6 23
4   Fluminense 20 7 7 6 24 21 3 21
5   Grêmio 20 6 9 5 25 21 4 21
6   Botafogo 20 9 2 9 26 36 -10 20
7   Coritiba 20 8 3 9 18 23 -5 19
8   Palmeiras 20 5 8 7 28 28 0 18
9   America-RJ 20 4 5 11 19 31 -12 13
10   Santa Cruz 20 4 3 13 21 47 -26 11

Group BEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   Bahia 20 10 6 4 27 19 8 26
2   Vasco da Gama 20 10 5 5 28 22 6 25
3   Flamengo 20 9 5 6 33 18 15 23
4   Internacional 20 9 5 6 27 16 11 23
5   Náutico 20 8 4 8 25 18 7 20
6   Santos 20 7 6 7 23 25 -2 20
7   São Paulo 20 7 6 7 36 39 -3 20
8   Cruzeiro 20 5 8 7 23 22 1 18
9   Goiás 20 5 6 9 21 27 -6 16
10   Portuguesa 20 4 7 9 19 26 -7 15

Group CEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   Sport 22 18 2 2 42 10 32 38
2   Ceará 22 13 5 4 34 17 17 31
3   Mixto 22 10 7 5 23 22 1 27
4   CSA 22 10 6 6 32 19 13 26
5   Paysandu 22 8 9 5 26 21 5 25
6   Nacional-AM 22 10 4 8 39 29 10 24
7   Botafogo-PB 22 7 10 5 21 23 -2 24
8   ABC-RN 22 6 5 11 27 33 -6 17
9   Flamengo-PI 22 5 5 12 14 24 -10 15
10   Remo 22 5 4 13 19 38 -19 14
11   Sampaio Corrêa 22 2 8 12 24 43 -19 12
12   Sergipe 22 3 5 14 15 37 -22 11

Group DEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   Bangu 22 14 5 3 37 16 21 33
2   Ponte Preta 22 12 8 2 37 18 19 32
3   Joinville 22 11 5 6 28 16 12 27
4   Brasil de Pelotas 22 10 7 5 36 25 11 27
5   Brasília 22 8 7 7 22 22 0 23
6   Pinheiros 22 7 9 6 21 17 4 23
7   Vila Nova-GO 22 7 6 9 25 34 -9 20
8   Leônico 22 7 3 12 21 33 -12 17
9   Desportiva Ferroviária 22 7 3 12 18 30 -12 17
10   Uberlândia 22 6 5 11 26 26 0 17
11   Villa Nova 22 5 5 12 18 31 -13 15
12   Corumbaense 22 4 5 13 16 37 -21 13

Second phaseEdit

Group EEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   Atlético Mineiro 6 3 3 0 7 3 4 9
2   Guarani 6 1 4 1 9 5 4 6
3   Ponte Preta 6 1 4 1 4 3 1 6
4   CSA 6 0 3 3 1 10 -9 3

Group FEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   Brasil de Pelotas 6 4 1 1 11 4 7 9
2   Flamengo 6 2 3 1 7 5 2 7
3   Ceará 6 1 3 2 5 12 -7 5
4   Bahia 6 1 1 4 8 10 -2 3

Group GEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   Coritiba 6 3 2 1 5 3 2 8
2   Sport 6 2 3 1 7 6 1 7
3   Joinville 6 2 1 3 8 7 1 5
4   Corinthians 6 1 2 3 3 7 -4 4

Group HEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   Bangu 6 4 2 0 13 5 8 10
2   Internacional 6 2 3 1 9 7 2 7
3   Vasco da Gama 6 1 3 2 9 9 0 5
4   Mixto 6 0 2 4 4 14 -10 2

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Brasil de Pelotas  1–4  Bangu 0–1 1–3
Coritiba  1–0  Atlético Mineiro 1–0 0–0

FinalsEdit

Bangu  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Coritiba
Lulinha   35' Índio   25'
Penalties
Gílson Gênio  
Pingo  
Baby  
Mário Marques  
Marinho  
Ado  
5–6 Índio  
Marco Aurélio  
Édson  
Lela  
Vavá  
Gomes  
Attendance: 91,257

Final standingsEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Coritiba 31 29 12 7 10 25 27 -2
2 Bangu 48 31 20 8 3 55 23 32
3 Brasil-Pel 36 30 14 8 8 48 33 15
4 Atlético Mineiro 35 28 13 9 6 37 23 14
5 Sport 45 28 20 5 3 49 16 33
6 Ponte Preta 38 28 13 12 3 41 21 20
7 Ceará 36 28 14 8 6 39 29 10
8 Joinville 32 28 13 6 9 36 23 13
9 Flamengo 30 26 11 8 7 40 23 17
10 Internacional 30 26 11 8 7 36 23 13
11 Vasco da Gama 30 26 11 8 7 37 31 6
12 Bahia 29 26 11 7 8 35 29 6
13 CSA 29 28 10 9 9 33 29 4
14 Mixto 29 28 10 9 9 27 36 -9
15 Guarani 29 26 8 13 5 36 26 10
16 Corinthians 27 26 9 9 8 27 22 5
17 Fluminense 21 20 7 7 6 24 21 3
18 Grêmio 21 20 6 9 5 25 21 4
19 Botafogo 20 20 9 2 9 26 36 -10
20 Náutico 20 20 8 4 8 25 28 -3
21 Santos 20 20 7 6 7 23 25 -2
22 São Paulo 20 20 7 6 7 36 39 -3
23 Cruzeiro 18 20 5 8 7 23 22 1
24 Palmeiras 18 20 5 8 7 28 28 0
25 Goiás 16 20 5 6 9 21 27 -6
26 Portuguesa 15 20 4 7 9 19 26 -7
27 América-RJ 13 20 4 5 11 19 31 -12
28 Santa Cruz 11 20 4 3 13 21 47 -26
29 Paysandu 25 22 8 9 5 26 21 5
30 Nacional 24 22 10 4 8 39 29 10
31 Botafogo-PB 24 22 7 10 5 21 23 -2
32 Brasília 23 22 8 7 7 22 22 0
33 Pinheiros 23 22 7 9 6 21 17 4
34 Vila Nova-GO 20 22 7 6 9 25 34 -9
35 Leônico 17 22 7 3 12 21 33 -12
36 Desportiva Capixaba 17 22 7 3 12 18 30 -12
37 Uberlândia 17 22 6 5 11 26 26 0
38 ABC 17 22 6 5 11 27 33 -6
39 Esporte Clube Flamengo-PI 15 22 5 5 12 14 24 -10
40 Villa Nova-MG 15 22 5 5 12 18 31 -13
41 Remo 14 22 5 4 13 19 38 -19
42 Corumbaense 13 22 4 5 13 16 37 -21
43 Sampaio Corrêa 12 22 2 8 12 24 43 -19
44 Sergipe 11 22 3 5 14 15 37 -22

ReferencesEdit