1997 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B

The football (soccer) Campeonato Brasileiro Série B 1997, the second level of Brazilian National League, was played from August 9 to December 7, 1997. The competition had 25 clubs and two of them were promoted to Série A and five were relegated to Série C. The competition was won by América-MG.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
Season1997
ChampionsAmérica-MG
PromotedAmérica-MG
Ponte Preta
RelegatedMogi Mirim
Sergipe
Moto Club
Central
Goiatuba
Top goalscorerTupãzinho (América-MG) - 13
Biggest home winAmérica-MG 5-0 Tuna Luso (November 9, 1997)
Biggest away winMoto Club 1-4 Gama (August 17, 1997)
Highest scoringTuna Luso 5-3 Moto Club (August 13, 1997)

América-MG finished the final phase group with the most points, and was declared 1997 Brazilian Série B champions, claiming the promotion to the 1998 Série A along with Ponte Preta, the runners-up. The five worst ranked teams in each group (Mogi Mirim, Sergipe, Moto Club, Central and Goiatuba) were relegated to play Série C in 1998.

TeamsEdit

Team City Stadium 1996 Season
ABC Natal Machadão 22nd in Série B
América-MG Belo Horizonte Independência 5th in Série B
Americano Rio de Janeiro Godofredo Cruz 13th in Série B
Atlético-GO Goiânia Serra Dourada 12th in Série B
Botafogo-SP Ribeirão Preto Santa Cruz 2nd in Série C
Ceará Fortaleza Castelão 19th in Série B
Central Caruaru Lacerdão 25th in Série B
CRB Maceió Pajuçara 20th in Série B
Desportiva Cariacica Engenheiro Araripe 11th in Série B
Gama Gama Bezerrão 17th in Série B
Goiatuba Goiatuba Divino Garcia Rosa 23rd in Série B
Joinville Joinville Ernestão 15th in Série B
Londrina Londrina Café 4th in Série B
Mogi Mirim Mogi Mirim Wilson Fernandes de Barros 6th in Série B
Moto Club São Luís Castelão 8th in Série B
Náutico Recife Aflitos 3rd in Série B
Paysandu Belém Curuzú 21st in Série B
Ponte Preta Campinas Moisés Lucarelli 18th in Série B
Remo Belém Mangueirão 7th in Série B
Santa Cruz Recife Arruda 9th in Série B
Tuna Luso Belém Francisco Vasques 16th in Série B
Sergipe Aracaju João Hora 24th in Série B
Vila Nova Goiânia Serra Dourada 1st in Série C
Volta Redonda Volta Redonda Raulino de Oliveira 14th in Série B
XV de Piracicaba Piracicaba Barão de Serra Negra 10th in Série B

First phaseEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
  Gama 8 4 3 1 12 5 +7 15 Advance to the Round of 16
  Tuna Luso 8 4 3 1 9 5 +4 15
  Atlético-GO 8 2 3 3 7 9 −2 9
  Remo 8 2 2 4 8 8 0 8
  Moto Club 8 1 3 4 10 19 −9 6 Relegated to the Série C 1998

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
  Ceará 8 5 2 1 8 7 +1 17 Advance to the Round of 16
  Paysandu 8 4 2 2 12 7 +5 14
  ABC 8 3 3 2 9 6 +3 12
  Santa Cruz 8 2 1 5 6 12 −6 7
  Central 8 1 2 5 8 11 −3 5 Relegated to the Série C 1998

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
  CRB 8 4 1 3 10 10 0 13 Advance to the Round of 16
  América-MG 8 4 1 3 9 11 −2 13
  Vila Nova 8 3 3 2 13 8 +5 12
  Náutico 8 3 2 3 11 11 0 11
  Sergipe 8 1 3 4 9 12 −3 6 Relegated to the Série C 1998

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
  Ponte Preta 8 5 2 1 11 4 +7 17 Advance to the Round of 16
  Desportiva 8 4 2 2 5 3 +2 14
  Americano 8 3 3 2 8 8 0 12
  Botafogo-SP 8 3 1 4 11 14 −3 10
  Goiatuba 8 0 2 6 2 8 −6 2 Relegated to the Série C 1998

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
  Londrina 8 5 1 2 12 8 +4 16 Advance to the Round of 16
  Joinville 8 4 2 2 11 9 +2 14
  XV de Piracicaba 8 3 2 3 11 14 −3 11
  Volta Redonda 8 2 2 4 10 11 −1 8
  Mogi Mirim 8 1 3 4 10 12 −2 6 Relegated to the Série C 1998

Second phaseEdit

Teams Scores
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg Agg.
ABC   1:7   Gama 2:2 0:3 1:3 3:8
Vila Nova   4:4   Ceará 2:0 1:1 0:1 3:2
Americano   3:6   CRB 2:1 0:2 1:5 3:8
XV de Piracicaba   1:7   Ponte Preta 1:1 1:2 0:1 2:4
Náutico1   4:4   Londrina 2:1 0:1 1:1 3:3
América-MG   7:1   Desportiva 2:0 1:1 2:1 5:2
Paysandu   4:4   Tuna Luso 2:1 0:0 0:4 2:5
Atlético-GO   0:6   Joinville 1:2 1:2 2:4

1Náutico qualified after defeating Londrina on a penalty shoot-out.

Third phaseEdit

Group FEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
  Ponte Preta 6 3 2 1 14 9 +5 11 Advanced to the Final phase
  Náutico 6 3 1 2 12 9 +3 10
  CRB 6 3 1 2 10 12 −2 10
  Gama 6 0 2 4 6 12 −6 2

Group GEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
  América-MG 6 4 1 1 13 4 +9 13 Advanced to the Final phase
  Vila Nova 6 4 0 2 7 6 +1 12
  Joinville 6 1 2 3 7 9 −2 5
  Tuna Luso 6 1 1 4 6 14 −8 4

Final phaseEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion AMG PON NAU VIL
1 América-MG 6 4 1 1 7 1 +6 13 Promoted to Série A 1998 0–0 2–0 1–0
2 Ponte Preta 6 3 2 1 6 6 0 11 1–0 1–1 1–0
3 Náutico 6 2 2 2 9 6 +3 8 0–2 3–0 4–0
4 Vila Nova 6 0 1 5 3 12 −9 1 0–2 2–3 1–1

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 América-MG 23 14 4 5 34 18 +16 46 Promoted to 1998 Série A
2 Ponte Preta 23 13 7 3 35 21 +14 46
3 Náutico 23 9 6 8 35 29 +6 33 Reached Final phase group
4 Vila Nova 23 8 5 10 26 28 −2 29
5 CRB 17 9 2 6 28 25 +3 29 Reached Third phase
6 Joinville 16 7 4 5 22 20 +2 25
7 Gama 17 6 6 5 26 20 +6 24
8 Tuna Luso 17 6 5 6 20 21 −1 23
9 Ceará 11 6 3 2 10 10 0 21 Reached the Second phase
10 Londrina 11 6 2 3 15 11 +4 19[a]
11 Paysandu 11 5 3 3 14 12 +2 18
12 Desportiva 11 4 3 4 7 8 −1 15
13 Americano 11 4 3 4 11 14 −3 15
14 ABC 11 3 4 4 12 14 −2 13
15 XV de Piracicaba 11 3 3 5 13 18 −5 12
16 Atlético-GO 10 2 3 5 9 13 −4 9
17 Botafogo-SP 8 3 1 4 11 14 −3 10
18 Remo 8 2 2 4 8 8 0 8
19 Volta Redonda 8 2 2 4 10 11 −1 8
20 Santa Cruz 8 2 1 5 6 12 −6 7
21 Mogi Mirim 8 1 3 4 10 12 −2 6 Relegated to 1998 Série C
22 Sergipe 8 1 3 4 9 12 −3 6
23 Moto Club 8 1 3 4 10 19 −9 6
24 Central 8 1 2 5 8 11 −3 5
25 Goiatuba 8 0 2 6 2 8 −6 2
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Notes:
  1. ^ 1 point deducted?

SourcesEdit

  • "Brazil Second Level 1997". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2014-02-06.