1997 Campeonato Gaúcho

The 77th season of the Campeonato Gaúcho kicked off on February 2, 1997, and ended on June 29, 1997. Twenty-eight teams participated. Internacional beat holders Grêmio in the finals and won their 33rd title. 14 de Julho and São Borja were relegated.[1][2]

Campeonato Gaúcho
Season1997
ChampionsInternacional
Relegated14 de Julho
São Borja
Copa do BrasilGrêmio
Internacional
Série CBrasil de Pelotas
Caxias
São José
Internacional-SM
15 de Novembro
Matches played275
Goals scored808 (2.94 per match)
Top goalscorerMarcus Vinícius (Guarani-VA) – 28 goals
Biggest home winGuarani-VA 7-1 Internacional-SM (March 2, 1997)
Biggest away winBrasil de Pelotas 0-4 Internacional-SM (March 9, 1997)
14 de Julho 0-4 15 de Novembro (March 19, 1997)
14 de Julho 0-4 São José (March 26, 1997)
Grêmio Santanense 0-3 Internacional (April 16, 1997)
Highest scoringGuarani-VA 6-4 Passo Fundo (February 2, 1997)
Longest unbeaten run15 de Novembro
Grêmio – 12 matches
1996
1998

Participating teamsEdit

Aimoré and Atlético de Carazinho withdrew before the start of the championship, and to replace them, São Borja and Farroupilha were promoted to the First level.[3]

Club Home location Previous season
14 de Julho Santana do Livramento
24th
15 de Novembro Campo Bom
26th
Brasil Pelotas
4th
Brasil Farroupilha
10th
Caxias Caxias do Sul
4th
Esportivo Bento Gonçalves
14th
Farroupilha Pelotas
4th (Second level)
Glória Vacaria
8th
Grêmio Porto Alegre
1st
Grêmio Santana do Livramento
11th
Guarani Venâncio Aires
16th
Guarany Garibaldi
23rd
Internacional Porto Alegre
5th
Internacional Santa Maria
20th
Juventude Caxias do Sul
2nd
Novo Hamburgo Novo Hamburgo
1st (Second level)
Palmeirense Palmeira das Missões
21st
Passo Fundo Passo Fundo
19th
Pelotas Pelotas
13th
São Borja São Borja
3rd (Second level)
São José Porto Alegre
1st (Second level)
São Luiz Ijuí
9th
São Paulo Rio Grande
25th
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz do Sul
17th
Santo Ângelo Santo Ângelo
3rd
Taquariense Taquari
22nd
Veranópolis Veranópolis
12th
Ypiranga Erechim
6th

SystemEdit

The championship would have five stages:[2][1]

  • Division A: The fourteen teams all played each other in a single round-robin system. The eight best teams qualified to the Second phase, while the bottom two teams would dispute the Division B in the following year. Caxias and Brasil de Pelotas, due to their performance in the 1996 Copa Daltro Menezes, were automatically qualified regardless of placing and had one bonus point in the Second phase.
  • Division B: The twelve teams that had qualified to Division B in the previous year joined the two teams that had been promoted from the Second level, and were divided into two groups of seven, in which each team played the teams of its own group in a double round-robin system. the best four teams in each group qualified to the Second phase of that division, the leader of each group earning a bonus point, while the three worst teams in each group would dispute the Relegation Playoffs. In the second phase, the remaining eight teams would be divided into two groups of four, in which each team played the teams of its own group in a double round-robin system. The beat team of each group would qualify to the Second phase of the championship, and to the Division A of the following year.
  • Relegation Playoffs: The six teams that had qualified to this round played each other in a double round-robin format. The two teams with the fewest points were relegated.
  • Second phase: The ten remaining teams were divided into two groups of five, in which each team played the teams of its own group in a double round-robin system. The two best teams in each group qualified to the Semifinals.
  • Final rounds: The remaining four teams played a series of two-legged knockout ties to define the champions.

ChampionshipEdit

Division AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Grêmio 13 9 3 1 31 9 +22 30 Qualified
2 Juventude 13 6 4 3 20 10 +10 22
3 Caxias 13 6 4 3 17 11 +6 22
4 Brasil de Pelotas 13 6 3 4 19 19 0 21
5 Internacional 13 5 6 2 19 10 +9 21
6 Pelotas 13 6 2 5 21 21 0 20
7 Brasil de Farroupilha 13 5 4 4 18 20 −2 19
8 Veranópolis 13 5 2 6 15 16 −1 17
9 Glória 13 5 2 6 17 19 −2 17
10 Ypiranga de Erechim 13 4 5 4 21 20 +1 17
11 São Luiz 13 5 1 7 16 16 0 16
12 Santo Ângelo 13 3 1 9 14 26 −12 10
13 Grêmio Santanense 13 2 4 7 8 26 −18 10 1998 Division B
14 Esportivo 13 1 5 7 12 25 −13 8
Updated to match(es) played on April 20, 1997. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) number of goals scored.

Division BEdit

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 15 de Novembro 12 7 5 0 26 9 +17 26 Qualified
2 Taquariense 12 6 3 3 18 17 +1 21
3 Farroupilha 12 4 5 3 19 16 +3 17
4 São Paulo 12 4 5 3 12 11 +1 17
5 São José de Porto Alegre 12 4 4 4 19 12 +7 16 Relegation Playoffs
6 Novo Hamburgo 12 2 3 7 10 18 −8 9
7 14 de Julho 12 1 3 8 8 29 −21 6
Updated to match(es) played on March 29, 1997. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) number of goals scored.

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Guarani de Venâncio Aires 12 7 1 4 36 18 +18 22 Qualified
2 Passo Fundo 12 5 5 2 23 19 +4 20
3 Santa Cruz 12 6 1 5 19 21 −2 19
4 Internacional de Santa Maria 12 5 4 3 19 16 +3 19
5 Guarany de Garibaldi 12 4 3 5 19 21 −2 15 Relegation Playoffs
6 Palmeirense 12 4 2 6 16 21 −5 14
7 São Borja 12 3 0 9 6 24 −18 9
Updated to match(es) played on March 29, 1997. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) number of goals scored.

Second phaseEdit

Group 3Edit
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Santa Cruz 6 4 1 1 14 8 +6 13 Qualified;1998 Division A
2 São Paulo 6 2 3 1 9 9 0 9
3 Passo Fundo 6 2 1 3 10 12 −2 7
4 15 de Novembro 9 1 4 4 6 10 −4 8
Updated to match(es) played on April 23, 1997. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) number of goals scored.
Group 4Edit
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Guarani de Venâncio Aires 6 4 1 1 11 4 +7 14 Qualified;1998 Division A
2 Internacional de Santa Maria 6 3 2 1 8 6 +2 11
3 Taquariense 6 3 1 2 10 7 +3 10
4 Farroupilha 6 0 0 6 4 16 −12 0
Updated to match(es) played on April 23, 1997. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) number of goals scored.

Relegation PlayoffsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Palmeirense 10 5 3 2 23 19 +4 18
2 Novo Hamburgo 10 5 1 4 16 15 +1 16
3 São José de Porto Alegre 10 3 4 3 16 15 +1 13
4 Guarany de Garibaldi 10 3 3 4 16 16 0 12
5 São Borja 10 3 2 5 22 26 −4 11 Relegated
6 14 de Julho 10 1 7 2 12 14 −2 10
Updated to match(es) played on June 8, 1997. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) number of goals scored.

Second phaseEdit

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Grêmio 8 6 2 0 18 5 +13 20 Qualified
2 Veranópolis 8 4 2 2 10 5 +5 14
3 Pelotas 8 2 5 1 16 12 +4 11
4 Caxias 8 1 4 3 12 14 −2 8
5 Santa Cruz 8 0 1 7 4 24 −20 1
Updated to match(es) played on June 15, 1997. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) number of goals scored.

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Internacional 8 5 2 1 17 5 +12 17 Qualified
2 Brasil de Pelotas 8 4 1 3 11 10 +1 14
3 Guarani de Venâncio Aires 8 4 1 3 15 15 0 13
4 Juventude 8 4 1 3 14 15 −1 13
5 Brasil de Farroupilha 8 0 1 7 11 23 −12 1
Updated to match(es) played on June 15, 1997. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) number of goals scored.

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Veranópolis 2–4 (a.e.t) Internacional 2–1 0–3
Brasil de Pelotas 3–3 (p. 9-8) Grêmio 1–1 2–2

FinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Grêmio 1–2 Internacional 1–1 0–1
Finals
Grêmio1 –1Internacional
Wágner Fernandes   3' Christian   39'
Attendance: 33,416
Finals
Internacional1 – 0Grêmio
Fabiano   49'
Attendance: 36,450

Copa GalegoEdit

For the second semester, a state cup was held; the Copa Galego.

The twelve teams were divided into two groups of six, in which each team played the teams of its own group in a double round-robin format. The four best teams qualified into the Second phase, disputed under the same rules. The two best teams in each group won an automatic qualification into the Second phase of the 1998 championship, and the best teams in each group qualified to the Finals, disputed in two matches.[4]

First phaseEdit

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Internacional de Santa Maria 10 6 2 2 15 7 +8 20 Qualified
2 15 de Novembro 10 6 1 3 15 12 +3 19
3 Brasil de Pelotas 10 5 2 3 13 8 +5 17
4 São José de Porto Alegre 10 3 3 4 13 11 +2 12
5 São Paulo 10 3 2 5 7 12 −5 11
6 Taquariense 10 1 1 8 5 18 −13 4
Updated to match(es) played on November 4, 1997. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) number of goals scored.

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Passo Fundo 10 4 4 2 11 10 +1 16 Qualified
2 Glória 10 4 2 4 8 10 −2 14
3 Ypiranga de Erechim 10 3 5 2 7 7 0 14
4 São Luiz 10 3 4 3 11 10 +1 13
5 Brasil de Farroupilha 10 2 6 2 11 9 +2 12
6 Caxias 10 2 3 5 11 13 −2 9
Updated to match(es) played on November 4, 1997. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) number of goals scored.

Second phaseEdit

Group 3Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 São Luiz 6 3 0 3 7 7 0 9 Qualified to Finals and 1998 Second phase
2 Brasil de Pelotas 6 2 3 1 7 6 +1 9 Qualified to 1998 Second phase
3 15 de Novembro 6 2 3 1 6 5 +1 9
4 Passo Fundo 6 1 2 3 6 8 −2 5
Updated to match(es) played on November 30, 1997. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) number of goals scored.

Group 4Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Glória 6 3 2 1 8 6 +2 11 Qualified to Finals and 1998 Second phase
2 Internacional de Santa Maria 6 2 2 2 10 9 +1 8 Qualified to 1998 Second phase
3 São José de Porto Alegre 6 1 5 0 5 4 +1 8
4 Ypiranga de Erechim 6 0 3 3 5 9 −4 3
Updated to match(es) played on November 30, 1997. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) number of goals scored.

FinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
São Luiz 5–1 Glória 4–0 1–1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "RSSSF – Championship of Rio Grande do Sul 1997". Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Futebolnacional.com.br – Championship of Rio Grande do Sul 1997". Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  3. ^ "RSSSF – Second Level Championship of Rio Grande do Sul 1996". Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  4. ^ "RSSSF – State Cups of Rio Grande do Sul 1997". Retrieved August 19, 2019.