2002 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

The 2002 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, known as Troféu Visa Electron by sponsorship reasons, was the 46th edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. It began on August 10, 2002, and reached its end on December 15, 2002. It was the last championship with a knockout stage. The competition was won by Santos.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season2002
ChampionsSantos
1st Campeonato Brasileiro title
7th Brazilian title
Relegated
Copa Libertadores
Copa Sudamericana
Matches played339
Goals scored1,025 (3.02 per match)
Top goalscorer (19 goals each)
Average attendance19,028
2001
2003

FormatEdit

The 26 teams played against each other once. The eight best placed teams qualified to the quarter-finals, in which the eight-placed team played against the first-placed team, the seventh-placed team played against the second-placed team, the sixth-placed team played against the third-placed team, and the fifth-placed team played against the fourth-placed team. The quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals were played over two legs. The four worst teams in the first stage were relegated to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B of the following year.

First Stage standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 São Paulo 25 16 4 5 57 35 +22 52 Qualified for quarter-finals
2 São Caetano 25 14 5 6 42 28 +14 47
3 Corinthians 25 12 7 6 37 35 +2 43
4 Juventude 25 12 5 8 34 30 +4 41
5 Grêmio 25 11 8 6 39 29 +10 41
6 Atlético Mineiro 25 12 4 9 49 43 +6 40
7 Fluminense 25 12 4 9 43 46 −3 40
8 Santos 25 11 6 8 46 36 +10 39
9 Cruzeiro 25 11 6 8 40 39 +1 39
10 Vitória 25 11 4 10 46 42 +4 37
11 Coritiba 25 11 3 11 34 34 0 36
12 Goiás 25 10 6 9 42 39 +3 36
13 Ponte Preta 25 10 4 11 35 34 +1 34
14 Atlético-PR 25 9 7 9 39 33 +6 34
15 Vasco 25 10 3 12 37 38 −1 33
16 Guarani 25 9 6 10 32 35 −3 33
17 Figueirense 25 9 4 12 34 43 −9 31
18 Flamengo 25 8 6 11 38 39 −1 30
19 Bahia 25 8 6 11 35 38 −3 30
20 Paysandu 25 9 2 14 35 46 −11 29
21 Internacional 25 7 8 10 36 37 −1 29
22 Paraná 25 8 4 13 37 42 −5 28
23 Portuguesa 25 7 6 12 26 40 −14 27 Relegation zone
24 Palmeiras 25 6 9 10 37 46 −9 27
25 Gama 25 7 4 14 30 39 −9 25
26 Botafogo 25 6 7 12 24 39 −15 25

Final stageEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
            
1 São Paulo 1 1
8 Santos 3 2
Santos 3 0
Grêmio 0 1
5 Juventude 0 0
4 Grêmio 0 1
Santos 2 3
Corinthians 0 2
3 Corinthians 6 2
6 Atlético Mineiro 2 1
Corinthians 0 3
Fluminense 1 2
7 São Caetano 0 2
2 Fluminense 3 0

FinalsEdit

Santos2 – 0Corinthians
Attendance: 58,534
Referee: Antônio Pereira da Silva   Goiás

Santos: Fábio Costa; Michel, Preto, Alex and Léo, Paulo Almeida, Renato, Elano and Diego; Robinho and Alberto. Head coach: Émerson Leão.

Corinthians: Doni; Rogério, Fábio Luciano, Scheidt and Kléber; Vampeta, Fabrício and Renato (Leandro); Deivid (Marcinho), Guilherme and Gil. Head coach: Carlos Alberto Parreira.


Corinthians2 – 3Santos
Attendance: 74,592
Referee: Carlos Eugênio Simon   Rio Grande do Sul

Corinthians: Doni; Rogério, Fábio Luciano, Anderson and Kléber; Vampeta, Fabinho (Fabrício) and Renato (Marcinho); Deivid, Guilherme (Leandro) and Gil. Head coach: Carlos Alberto Parreira.

Santos: Fábio Costa; Maurinho, André Luís, Alex and Léo; Paulo Almeida, Renato, Elano and Diego (Robert, and then Michel); Robinho and William (Alexandre). Head coach: Émerson Leão.


Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Santos 31 16 6 9 59 41 +18 54 Champions and runners-up, and qualified to Copa Libertadores 2003
2 Corinthians 31 15 7 9 50 46 +4 52
3 Grêmio 29 13 9 7 41 32 +9 48 Eliminated in the Semifinals and qualified to Copa Libertadores 2003
4 Fluminense 29 14 4 11 49 51 −2 46 Eliminated in the Semifinals
5 São Paulo 27 16 4 7 59 40 +19 52 Eliminated in the Quarterfinals
6 São Caetano 27 15 5 7 44 31 +13 50
7 Juventude 27 12 6 9 34 31 +3 42
8 Atlético Mineiro 27 12 4 11 52 51 +1 40
9 Cruzeiro 25 11 6 8 40 39 +1 39 Eliminated in the First Stage
10 Vitória 25 11 4 10 46 42 +4 37
11 Coritiba 25 11 3 11 34 34 0 36
12 Goiás 25 10 6 9 42 39 +3 36
13 Ponte Preta 25 10 4 11 35 34 +1 34
14 Atlético-PR 25 9 7 9 39 33 +6 34
15 Vasco 25 10 3 12 37 38 −1 33
16 Guarani 25 9 6 10 32 35 −3 33
17 Figueirense 25 9 4 12 34 43 −9 31
18 Flamengo 25 8 6 11 38 39 −1 30
19 Bahia 25 8 6 11 35 37 −2 30
20 Paysandu 25 9 2 14 35 46 −11 29
21 Internacional 25 7 8 10 36 37 −1 29
22 Paraná 25 8 4 13 37 42 −5 28
23 Portuguesa 25 7 6 12 26 40 −14 27 Relegated to Série B 2003
24 Palmeiras 25 6 9 10 37 46 −9 27
25 Gama 25 7 4 14 30 39 −9 25
26 Botafogo 25 6 7 12 24 39 −15 25

Top scorersEdit

Pos. Scorer Club Goals[1]
1   Luís Fabiano São Paulo 19
  Rodrigo Fabri Grêmio 19
2   Dimba Gama 17
3   Romário Fluminense 16
4   Ramon Vasco 15
  Mancini Atlético Mineiro 15
5   Liédson Flamengo 14
6   Deivid Corinthians 13
  Maurílio Paraná 13
  Guilherme Corinthians 13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2002 Série A Statistics". globoesporte.com. Globo Esporte. Archived from the original on February 6, 2009. Retrieved April 17, 2010.

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