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2003 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

The 2003 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A was the 47th edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. The first edition with only a double round-robin and no playoffs, it began on March 29, 2003, and reached its end on December 14. The competition was won by Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, who completed a treble.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season2003
ChampionsCruzeiro
1st Campeonato Brasileiro title
2nd Brazilian title
RelegatedFortaleza
Bahia
Copa LibertadoresCruzeiro
Santos
São Paulo
São Caetano
Coritiba
Copa SudamericanaInternacional
Atlético Mineiro
Flamengo
Goiás
Paraná
Figueirense
Grêmio
Matches played552
Goals scored1,593 (2.89 per match)
Top goalscorerDimba (31 goals)
Average attendance15,629
2002
2004

FormatEdit

The 24 teams played against each other twice. At the season finale, the team with the most accumulated points (3 for each win, 1 for a draw, none for a loss) was declared champion. The two worst teams were relegated to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B of the following year.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Cruzeiro 46 31 7 8 102 47 +55 100 Qualified for 2004 Copa Libertadores
2 Santos 46 25 12 9 93 60 +33 87
3 São Paulo 46 22 12 12 81 67 +14 78
4 São Caetano 46 19 14 13 53 37 +16 71
5 Coritiba 46 21 10 15 67 58 +9 73
6 Internacional 46 20 10 16 59 57 +2 70 Qualified for 2004 Copa Sudamericana
7 Atlético Mineiro 46 19 15 12 76 62 +14 72
8 Flamengo 46 18 12 16 66 73 −7 66
9 Goiás 46 18 11 17 78 63 +15 65
10 Paraná 46 18 11 17 85 75 +10 65
11 Figueirense 46 17 14 15 62 54 +8 65
12 Atlético-PR 46 17 10 19 67 72 −5 61
13 Guarani 46 17 10 19 64 72 −8 61
14 Criciúma 46 17 9 20 57 69 −12 60
15 Corinthians 46 15 12 19 61 63 −2 57
16 Vitória 46 15 11 20 50 64 −14 56
17 Vasco 46 13 15 18 57 69 −12 54
18 Juventude 46 12 14 20 55 70 −15 50
19 Fluminense 46 13 11 22 52 77 −25 50
20 Grêmio[a] 46 13 11 22 54 68 −14 50 Qualified for 2004 Copa Sudamericana
21 Ponte Preta 46 11 18 17 63 73 −10 51
22 Paysandu 46 15 12 19 74 77 −3 57
23 Fortaleza 46 12 13 21 58 74 −16 49 Relegation
24 Bahia 46 12 10 24 59 92 −33 46
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Grêmio qualified to 2004 Copa Sudamericana due to a ranking made by CBF with the all-time teams' overall campaign in Campeonato Brasileiro.
Locations of the 2003 Série A teams

Top scorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2003 Série A Statistics". globoesporte.com. Globo Esporte. Retrieved 17 April 2010.

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