1997 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

The 1997 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A was the 41st edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season1997
ChampionsVasco da Gama
3rd Campeonato Brasileiro title
3rd Brazilian title
RelegatedBahia
Criciúma
Fluminense
União São João
Copa Libertadores
de América
Cruzeiro (title holders)
Vasco da Gama
Grêmio (Copa do Brasil champion)
Matches played351
Goals scored969 (2.76 per match)
Top goalscorerEdmundo (29 goals)
1996
1998

It was competed for by 26 teams, and Vasco da Gama won the title.

First phaseEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Vasco da Gama 25 17 3 5 55 32 +23 54 Qualified to Second Phase
2 Internacional 25 15 6 4 52 21 +31 51
3 Atlético Mineiro 25 14 5 6 42 33 +9 47
4 Portuguesa 25 12 9 4 45 28 +17 45
5 Flamengo 25 12 6 7 30 24 +6 42
6 Santos 25 12 5 8 39 33 +6 41
7 Palmeiras 25 10 10 5 47 24 +23 40
8 Juventude 25 9 10 6 24 20 +4 37
9 Vitória 25 9 9 7 44 40 +4 36
10 Botafogo 25 8 10 7 32 32 0 34
11 Sport 25 9 6 10 34 32 +2 33
12 São Paulo 25 8 9 8 41 32 +9 33
13 Paraná 25 8 8 9 30 30 0 32
14 Grêmio 25 7 10 8 34 47 −13 31
15 Coritiba 25 7 9 9 31 32 −1 30
16 América de Natal 25 7 9 9 31 40 −9 30
17 Corinthians 25 8 5 12 23 27 −4 29
18 Atlético Paranaense 25 9 6 10 37 41 −4 28[a]
19 Goiás 25 8 4 13 30 40 −10 28
20 Cruzeiro 25 6 10 9 30 35 −5 28
21 Guarani 25 6 10 9 36 43 −7 28
22 Bragantino 25 7 5 13 27 46 −19 26
23 Bahia 25 6 8 11 39 49 −10 26 Relegated to 1998 Série B
24 Criciúma 25 6 7 12 27 35 −8 25
25 Fluminense 25 4 10 11 26 41 −15 22
26 União São João 25 2 9 14 18 47 −29 15
  1. ^ 5 points deducted[citation needed]

Second phaseEdit

Group A
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Vasco da Gama 6 4 2 0 14 5 +9 14 Qualified for the final
2 Flamengo 6 2 2 2 7 8 −1 8
3 Juventude 6 2 1 3 6 11 −5 7
4 Portuguesa 6 1 1 4 5 8 −3 4
Group B
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Palmeiras 6 5 1 0 10 4 +6 16 Qualified for the final
2 Santos 6 2 1 3 9 10 −1 7
3 Internacional 6 2 0 4 8 10 −2 6
4 Atlético Mineiro 6 2 0 4 6 9 −3 6

FinalEdit

Palmeiras0–0Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama0–0Palmeiras

Vasco da Gama were declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro champions because the club had scored more points than Palmeiras throughout the year.

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Vasco da Gama 33 21 7 5 69 37 +32 70
2 Palmeiras 33 15 13 5 57 28 +29 58
3 Internacional 31 17 6 8 60 31 +29 57
4 Atlético Mineiro 31 16 5 10 48 42 +6 53
5 Flamengo 31 14 8 9 37 32 +5 50
6 Portuguesa 31 13 10 8 50 36 +14 49
7 Santos 31 14 6 11 48 43 +5 48
8 Juventude 31 11 11 9 30 31 −1 44
9 Vitória 25 9 9 7 44 40 +4 36
10 Botafogo 25 8 10 7 32 32 0 34
11 Sport 25 9 6 10 34 32 +2 33
12 São Paulo 25 8 9 8 41 32 +9 33
13 Paraná 25 8 8 9 30 30 0 32
14 Grêmio 25 7 10 8 34 47 −13 31
15 Coritiba 25 7 9 9 31 32 −1 30
16 América de Natal 25 7 9 9 31 40 −9 30
17 Corinthians 25 8 5 12 23 27 −4 29
18 Atlético Paranaense 25 9 6 10 37 41 −4 28[a]
19 Goiás 25 8 4 13 30 40 −10 28
20 Cruzeiro 25 6 10 9 30 35 −5 28
21 Guarani 25 6 10 9 36 43 −7 28
22 Bragantino 25 7 5 13 27 46 −19 26
23 Bahia (R) 25 6 8 11 39 49 −10 26
24 Criciúma (R) 25 6 7 12 27 35 −8 25
25 Fluminense (R) 25 4 10 11 26 41 −15 22
26 União São João (R) 25 2 9 14 18 47 −29 15
Source:[citation needed]
(R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ 5 points deducted[citation needed]

Top scorersEdit

Pos. Scorer Club Goals[1]
1   Edmundo Vasco 29
2   Christian Internacional 24
3   Dodô São Paulo 21
4   Rodrigo Fabri Portuguesa 17
5   Valdir Atlético Mineiro 16
6   Guga Portuguesa 13
7   Oséas Palmeiras 11

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1997 Série A Statistics". globoesporte.com. Globo Esporte. Archived from the original on 4 April 2020. Retrieved 17 April 2010.[dead link]

External linksEdit