1998 Campeonato Paulista

The 1999 Campeonato Paulista de Futebol Profissional da Primeira Divisão - Série A1 was the 97th season of São Paulo's top professional football league. São Paulo won the championship by the 19th time. Juventus was relegated.[1]

Campeonato Paulista - Série A1
Season1998
ChampionsSão Paulo
RelegatedJuventus
Matches played138
Goals scored480 (3.48 per match)
Top goalscorerFrança (São Paulo) - 12 goals
Biggest home winSão Paulo 5-0 Rio Branco (March 12, 1998)
Santos 5-0 São José (April 2, 1998)
São Paulo 6-1 São José (April 12, 1998)
Biggest away winUnião São João 0-4 Guarani (March 14, 1998)
São José 1-5 São Paulo (March 2, 1998)
Highest scoringPortuguesa Santista 4-4 Portuguesa (March 1, 1998)
Santos 6-2 Matonense (March 19, 1998)
1997
1999

ChampionshipEdit

First phaseEdit

The first phase was disputed by all the teams of the championship, except for Corinthians, Palmeiras, Santos and São Paulo, which would participate the Rio-São Paulo tournament at the time and would only enter in the second phase. The teams would be divided in two groups of six teams, and the four best teams in each group would qualify for the second phase, with the others going to the relegation group.

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Ituano (A) 10 6 1 3 27 15 +12 19 Qualified to Second phase
2 São José (A) 10 6 0 4 18 17 +1 18
3 Portuguesa (A) 10 4 2 4 19 18 +1 14
4 União São João (A) 10 4 2 4 14 18 −4 14
5 Portuguesa Santista (E) 10 4 1 5 18 22 −4 13 Relegation Playoffs
6 Juventus (E) 10 3 0 7 18 24 −6 9
Updated to match(es) played on 1 March 1998. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(A) Advance to a further round; (E) Eliminated

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Rio Branco (A) 10 5 2 3 22 16 +6 17 Qualified to Second phase
2 Guarani (A) 10 4 4 2 16 13 +3 16
3 Mogi Mirim (A) 10 4 2 4 22 16 +6 14
4 Matonense (A) 10 4 2 4 17 21 −4 14
5 Inter de Limeira (E) 10 3 4 3 15 16 −1 13 Relegation Playoffs
6 Araçatuba (E) 10 1 4 5 12 21 −9 7
Updated to match(es) played on 1 March 1998. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(A) Advance to a further round; (E) Eliminated

Relegation PlayoffsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Inter de Limeira 6 3 2 1 10 8 +2 11
2 Araçatuba 6 3 1 2 6 3 +3 10
3 Portuguesa Santista 6 2 2 2 7 8 −1 8
4 Juventus (R) 6 1 1 4 8 12 −4 4 Relegated
Updated to match(es) played on 1 March 1998. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(R) Relegated

Second phaseEdit

In the second phase, the 8 qualified teams were joined by the four participants of the Rio-São Paulo tournament. The 12 teams were divided in two groups of six teams, with each team playing twice against the teams of its own group, with the two best teams in each group qualifying to the Semifinals.

Group 3Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Corinthians (A) 10 5 5 0 18 10 +8 20 Qualified to Semifinals
2 Palmeiras (A) 10 5 4 1 20 17 +3 19
3 Guarani (E) 10 5 2 3 19 14 +5 17
4 Ituano (E) 10 3 3 4 14 14 0 12
5 Mogi Mirim (E) 10 3 1 6 18 19 −1 10
6 União São João (E) 10 1 1 8 7 22 −15 4
Updated to match(es) played on 12 April 1998. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(A) Advance to a further round; (E) Eliminated

Group 4Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 São Paulo (A) 10 8 1 1 31 10 +21 25 Qualified to Semifinals
2 Portuguesa (A) 10 5 3 2 20 13 +7 18
3 Santos (E) 10 4 2 4 23 14 +9 14
4 Matonense (E) 10 4 1 5 18 21 −3 13
5 Rio Branco (E) 10 3 2 5 17 30 −13 11
6 São José (E) 10 0 3 7 10 31 −21 3
Updated to match(es) played on 12 April 1998. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(A) Advance to a further round; (E) Eliminated

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Palmeiras 2–5 São Paulo 1-2 1–3
Corinthians[2] 3–3 Portuguesa 1-1 2-2

FinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Corinthians 3–4 São Paulo 2-1 1–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Championship of Sao Paulo 1998". rsssfbrasil.com. Retrieved 2019-03-12.
  2. ^ Corinthians qualified for having a better season record