1997 Campeonato Paulista

The 1997 Campeonato Paulista de Futebol Profissional da Primeira Divisão - Série A1 was the 96th season of São Paulo's top professional football league. Corinthians won the championship by the 22nd time. América and Botafogo were relegated.[1]

Campeonato Paulista - Série A1
Season1997
ChampionsCorinthians
RelegatedAmérica
Botafogo
Matches played190
Goals scored611 (3.22 per match)
Top goalscorerDodô (São Paulo) - 19 goals
Biggest home winSão Paulo 8-1 Juventus (April 26, 1997)
Biggest away winAmérica 0-6 Palmeiras (February 19, 1997)
Highest scoringCorinthians 8-2 Guarani (March 22, 1997)
1996
1998

ChampionshipEdit

First phaseEdit

In the first phase, the sixteen teams of the championship were divided into two groups of eight, with each team playing once against the teams of its own group and twice against the other group's teams. The two best teams of each group qualified into the Final Group and the two teams with the fewest points out of the sixteen were relegated.

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Palmeiras 23 14 6 3 58 27 +31 48 Qualified to Final group
2 Santos 23 13 7 3 45 23 +22 46
3 Portuguesa 23 12 7 4 46 33 +13 43
4 Guarani 23 7 8 8 37 45 −8 29
5 Juventus 23 5 6 12 38 53 −15 21
6 São José 23 4 9 10 29 40 −11 21
7 Botafogo 23 4 8 11 22 33 −11 20 Relegated
8 América 23 4 5 14 28 62 −34 17
Updated to match(es) played on 18 May 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 Corinthians 23 13 6 4 51 28 +23 45 Qualified to Final group
2 São Paulo 23 10 10 3 50 26 +24 40
3 União São João 23 9 6 8 35 32 +3 33
4 Inter de Limeira 23 7 8 8 35 37 −2 29
5 Rio Branco 23 7 7 9 30 33 −3 28
6 Araçatuba 23 7 5 11 28 33 −5 26
7 Portuguesa Santista 23 7 5 11 30 45 −15 26
8 Mogi Mirim 23 6 7 10 28 41 −13 25
Updated to match(es) played on 18 May 1997. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) number of goals scored.

Final PlayoffsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Corinthians 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 7 Champions
2 São Paulo 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
3 Santos 3 1 0 2 7 5 +2 3
4 Palmeiras 3 0 0 3 1 10 −9 0
Updated to match(es) played on 5 June 1997. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) Best season record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Championship of Sao Paulo 1997".