2008 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, namely the second level of Brazilian football league system, was contested by 20 teams in 2008. Giants Corinthians played Série B for the first time after its poor season in Série A in 2007. Also, former Série A champions Bahia returned from Série C.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
1st Série B title
Santo André
Goals scored1,069
Average goals/game2.81
Top goalscorerTúlio (Vila Nova) - 24 goals
Highest attendance48,010 – Fortaleza v Brasiliense
Lowest attendance81 – Bragantino v CRB

The tournament started on May 9 and Corinthians begun defeating CRB 3-2 in São Paulo. Due to its tradition and huge number of supporters, Corinthians attracted most of the attention from the media. The club won the first six matches and never left the top of the table. Promotion came on round 32 - six matches before the end of season - after defeating Ceará 2-0 in São Paulo. They were crowned champions two rounds later, beating Criciúma 2-0 as visitors.

Avaí was the second team to reach Série A as they defeated Brasiliense 1-0 on Round 35. One week later, Santo André also reached promotion after their 3-2 win as visitors against Ceará. Finally, Barueri completed the G4 (as the group of promoted teams are called) on Round 37 after beating América de Natal 3-0 at home.

On the other side of the table, CRB's poor record caused the club relegation on Round 33. Gama saw their hope comes to an end three weeks later. In the last round, on November 29, Criciúma and Marília could not scape as Fortaleza and América de Natal won their last matches and managed to stay out of the bottom four.

Vila Nova and former Brazilian international Túlio was the top scorer of the competition with 24 goals in the age of 39 years.

Team informationEdit

Participating teams of the Brazilian Championship of 2008, divided by state.
Team City Stadium 2007 Season Ranking CBF
ABC Natal Frasqueirão 4th in Série C 53rd
América Natal Machadão 20th in Série A 30th
Avaí Florianópolis Ressacada 15th in Série B 43rd
Bahia Salvador Jóia da Princesa 2nd in Série C 18th
Bragantino Bragança Paulista Marcelo Stéfani Série C Champions 42nd
Brasiliense Taguatinga Boca do Jacaré 9th in Série B 68th
Ceará Fortaleza Castelão 16th in Série B 25th
CRB Maceió Pajuçara 8th in Série B 36th
Corinthians São Paulo Pacaembu 17th in Série A 2nd
Criciúma Criciúma Heriberto Hülse 7th in Série B 28th
Fortaleza Fortaleza Castelão 5th in Série B 29th
Gama Gama Bezerrão 12th in Série B 48th
Barueri Barueri Arena Barueri 13th in Série B 131st
Juventude Caxias do Sul Alfredo Jaconi 18th in Série A 27th
Marília Marília Bento de Abreu 6th in Série B 67th
Paraná Curitiba Vila Capanema 19th in Série A 23rd
Ponte Preta Campinas Moisés Lucarelli 11th in Série B 24th
Santo André Santo André Bruno José Daniel 14th in Série B 59th
São Caetano São Caetano do Sul Anacleto Campanella 10th in Série B 45th
Vila Nova Goiânia Serra Dourada 3rd in Série C 44th


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Corinthians 38 25 10 3 79 29 +50 85 Promotion to Série A 2009
2 Santo André 38 19 11 8 71 45 +26 68
3 Avaí 38 18 13 7 71 40 +31 67
4 Barueri 38 20 3 15 58 55 +3 63
5 Ponte Preta 38 17 7 14 54 46 +8 58
6 Vila Nova 38 17 7 14 57 55 +2 58
7 Bragantino 38 16 9 13 47 41 +6 57
8 Juventude 38 16 8 14 51 48 +3 56
9 São Caetano 38 14 12 12 61 55 +6 54
10 Bahia 38 14 10 14 47 65 −18 52
11 Paraná 38 14 7 17 49 54 −5 49
12 Ceará 38 12 13 13 52 50 +2 49
13 ABC 38 12 12 14 55 57 −2 48
14 Brasiliense 38 13 8 17 56 64 −8 47
15 América de Natal 38 12 10 16 46 51 −5 46
16 Fortaleza 38 12 9 17 56 56 0 45
17 Marília 38 11 12 15 47 60 −13 45 Relegation to Série C 2009
18 Criciúma 38 11 8 19 40 54 −14 41
19 Gama 38 9 8 21 37 72 −35 35
20 CRB 38 5 9 24 35 72 −37 24


ABC 0–0(R11) 1–1(R21) 5–1(R29) 3–0(R34) 0–0(R13) 2–2(R14) 3–1(R09) 0–1(R03) 1–0(R19) 0–0(R06) 1–4(R27) 4–1(R23) 1–1(R05) 1–1(R36) 1–0(R26) 1–1(R37) 1–3(R16) 2–1(R31) 3–2(R01)
América 3–2(R30) 1–5(R07) 0–1(R02) 3–1(R18) 0–0(R35) 3–4(R22) 0–0(R25) 2–0(R38) 0–0(R33) 1–0(R20) 1–1(R10) 2–0(R15) 2–0(R28) 3–0(R12) 3–2(R08) 2–1(R04) 2–1(R32) 1–1(R17) 5–1(R24)
Avaí 0–0(R02) 1–1(R26) 4–1(R28) 3–0(R22) 3–1(R17) 1–0(R35) 2–1(R08) 1–1(R18) 5–1(R15) 3–0(R30) 2–1(R24) 2–0(R12) 1–0(R10) 3–1(R32) 3–1(R20) 2–1(R33) 1–1(R04) 2–2(R38) 4–1(R06)
Bahia 1–1(R10) 3–0(R21) 2–1(R09) 0–1(R04) 2–2(R14) 1–0(R34) 1–1(R26) 0–3(R31) 2–0(R36) 2–0(R24) 1–1(R01) 2–2(R19) 1–0(R27) 2–1(R37) 0–0(R06) 2–1(R16) 1–4(R22) 1–1(R13) 3–2(R30)
Barueri 3–2(R15) 3–0(R37) 2–2(R03) 3–2(R23) 2–1(R09) 3–1(R27) 4–3(R12) 1–4(R05) 1–0(R26) 1–0(R33) 1–0(R36) 2–0(R01) 4–0(R19) 1–0(R21) 1–2(R32) 1–0(R30) 1–5(R06) 1–2(R29) 0–1(R16)
Bragantino 1–1(R32) 1–0(R16) 3–2(R36) 4–0(R33) 0–2(R28) 2–1(R10) 1–1(R15) 1–1(R08) 3–2(R05) 0–2(R12) 0–1(R37) 4–0(R30) 0–1(R03) 1–0(R26) 3–0(R23) 2–0(R21) 1–0(R01) 2–1(R25) 2–1(R19)
Brasiliense 1–0(R33) 1–0(R03) 0–1(R16) 2–3(R15) 0–1(R08) 3–1(R29) 3–1(R23) 1–1(R25) 6–3(R30) 2–1(R32) 0–0(R19) 3–2(R26) 2–2(R36) 2–2(R01) 1–2(R12) 2–0(R09) 1–1(R21) 2–2(R05) 2–1(R37)
Ceará 3–1(R28) 2–0(R06) 0–0(R27) 2–2(R07) 1–0(R31) 0–0(R34) 3–0(R04) 2–2(R13) 1–0(R16) 3–1(R11) 1–0(R10) 1–0(R37) 2–1(R01) 3–2(R19) 1–1(R24) 2–0(R22) 2–3(R36) 1–0(R14) 1–2(R21)
Corinthians 4–0(R22) 2–0(R19) 3–2(R37) 0–1(R12) 1–0(R24) 2–0(R27) 4–1(R06) 2–0(R32) 3–2(R01) 0–0(R15) 2–0(R04) 5–0(R21) 2–0(R16) 5–0(R10) 2–1(R33) 3–0(R26) 2–2(R30) 1–0(R09) 3–1(R36)
CRB 1–3(R38) 1–1(R14) 1–1(R34) 1–2(R17) 1–2(R07) 0–2(R24) 2–1(R11) 1–0(R35) 1–2(R20) 1–0(R04) 0–3(R13) 2–2(R25) 0–2(R31) 2–2(R08) 3–0(R18) 0–2(R10) 0–0(R28) 1–1(R02) 1–2(R22)
Criciúma 2–0(R25) 1–0(R01) 1–1(R11) 1–2(R05) 2–2(R14) 1–0(R31) 3–1(R13) 2–0(R29) 0–2(R34) 3–0(R23) 2–1(R07) 2–0(R36) 0–1(R21) 3–2(R16) 0–3(R09) 0–3(R19) 4–4(R37) 2–1(R03) 1–1(R27)
Fortaleza 2–3(R08) 2–1(R29) 2–2(R05) 5–1(R20) 2–1(R17) 1–2(R18) 3–0(R38) 2–2(R30) 1–3(R23) 2–2(R32) 2–1(R26) 5–1(R03) 0–0(R25) 0–1(R33) 4–1(R02) 0–3(R12) 2–0(R15) 1–0(R35) 1–2(R09)
Gama 0–2(R04) 2–2(R34) 0–3(R31) 0–0(R38) 0–2(R20) 0–1(R11) 1–0(R07) 1–0(R18) 1–3(R02) 1–0(R06) 2–0(R17) 2–0(R22) 2–0(R13) 2–1(R28) 1–2(R35) 1–1(R24) 0–4(R10) 1–2(R27) 2–2(R14)
Juventude 3–0(R24) 1–0(R09) 1–0(R29) 4–1(R08) 3–2(R38) 2–3(R22) 2–0(R17) 0–0(R20) 1–2(R35) 4–0(R12) 1–0(R02) 1–1(R06) 3–2(R32) 2–0(R04) 1–1(R30) 1–1(R15) 2–1(R33) 3–4(R18) 4–3(R26)
Marília 2–1(R17) 2–1(R31) 1–1(R13) 3–1(R18) 2–2(R02) 1–1(R07) 0–2(R20) 2–1(R38) 1–1(R29) 0–0(R27) 3–3(R35) 4–2(R14) 2–2(R09) 1–0(R23) 0–0(R03) 3–1(R06) 2–0(R24) 2–1(R11) 1–0(R34)
Paraná 1–0(R07) 2–1(R27) 0–1(R01) 3–0(R25) 1–0(R13) 2–2(R04) 1–3(R31) 2–2(R05) 0–2(R14) 4–0(R37) 3–1(R28) 3–1(R21) 1–2(R16) 1–2(R11) 1–0(R22) 1–0(R36) 0–1(R19) 2–3(R34) 0–0(R10)
Ponte Preta 1–2(R18) 2–0(R23) 3–2(R14) 1–0(R35) 3–0(R11) 1–0(R02) 2–2(R28) 3–2(R03) 1–1(R07) 1–0(R29) 3–1(R38) 2–2(R31) 1–2(R05) 1–0(R34) 2–0(R25) 3–1(R17) 2–1(R08) 1–1(R20) 2–0(R13)
Santo André 4–2(R35) 1–1(R13) 1–0(R23) 2–0(R03) 2–1(R25) 1–0(R20) 1–3(R02) 3–2(R17) 1–1(R11) 3–1(R09) 1–0(R18) 3–0(R34) 2–0(R29) 4–0(R14) 2–2(R05) 3–1(R38) 1–3(R27) 0–0(R07) 2–1(R31)
São Caetano 0–4(R12) 1–2(R36) 3–3(R19) 3–1(R32) 1–3(R10) 2–0(R06) 4–1(R24) 2–2(R33) 2–2(R28) 2–4(R21) 0–0(R22) 3–1(R16) 3–1(R08) 2–1(R37) 1–0(R30) 3–1(R15) 3–0(R01) 1–1(R26) 1–0(R04)
Vila Nova 3–1(R20) 3–2(R05) 1–0(R25) 1–1(R11) 2–3(R35) 2–0(R38) 2–0(R18) 1–0(R02) 2–1(R17) 2–1(R03) 2–0(R08) 1–0(R28) 1–1(R33) 1–1(R07) 4–0(R15) 0–2(R29) 2–1(R32) 2–2(R12) 2–1(R23)
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

# Scorer Team Goals
1   Túlio Vila Nova 24
2   Nunes Bragantino 15
3   Dentinho Corinthians 14
  Herrera Corinthians
  Márcio Mixirica Santo André
6   Pedrão Barueri 13
7   Luiz Carlos Ceará 12
  Tuta São Caetano
  Jéferson Santo André
10   Mendes Juventude 11
Last Updated: 2008-11-29, * [1]

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