2011 Campeonato Brasileiro Série D

In 2011, the Campeonato Brasileiro Série D, the fourth division of the Brazilian League, will be contested for the third time in history, during 18 July and 13 November.[1] It will be contested by 40 clubs, four of which will eventually qualify to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C to be contested in 2012.

Campeonato Brasileiro de Clubes da Série D
Season2011
ChampionsTupi
PromotedTupi
Santa Cruz
Cuiabá
Oeste
Biggest home winPlácido de Castro 9–1 Vila Aurora (10 September 2011)
Biggest away winSão Mateus 1–4 Audax Rio (30 Jul)
Vitória da Conquista 0–3 Bahia de Feira (24 Jul)
Highest scoringPlácido de Castro 9–1 Vila Aurora (10 September 2011)
2010
2012

Competition formatEdit

The 40 teams are divided in eight groups of 5, playing within them in a double round-robin format. The two best ranked in each group at the end of 10 rounds will qualify to the Second Stage, which will be played in home-and-away system. Winners advance to Third Stage. The quarterfinal winners will be promoted to the Série C 2012. As there is no Série E, or fifth division, technically there will be no relegation. However, teams who were not promoted will have to re-qualify for Série D 2012 through their respective state leagues.
The competition can also be considered as 4 mini-tournaments (Group 1+2;3+4;5+6;7+8) because according to the playoff-structure, exactly one team of each "mini-tournament" will be promoted.[2]

Participating teamsEdit

State Team Qualification method
  Acre
1 berth
Plácido de Castro 2011 Campeonato Acreano best record (RU)
  Alagoas
1 berth
Coruripe 2011 Campeonato Alagoano best record (RU)
  Amapá
1 berth
Trem 2010 Campeonato Amapaense champions
  Amazonas
1+1 Note RRberth
Penarol 2010 Campeonato Amazonense champions
Nacional Best Amazonas team in CBF Club Ranking Note AM
  Bahia
2 berths
Bahia de Feira 2011 Campeonato Baiano champions
Vitória da Conquista 2010 Copa Governador do Estado da Bahia champions
  Ceará
1 berth
Guarani de Juazeiro 2011 Campeonato Cearense best record (RU)
  Distrito Federal
1 + 1 berth
Formosa 2011 Campeonato Brasiliense best record (3rd)
Gama Relegated from 2010 Série C (19th place)
  Espírito Santo
1 berth
São Mateus 2011 Campeonato Capixaba champions
  Goiás
2 berths
Anapolina 2011 Campeonato Goiano best record(4th)
Itumbiara 2010 Campeonato Goiano best placed non 2011 Campeonato Goiano 1ª Divisão teamNote GO
  Maranhão
1 berth
Sampaio Corrêa 2010 Campeonato Maranhense champions
  Mato Grosso
1+1 berth Note RO
Cuiabá 2011 Campeonato Matogrossense champions
Vila Aurora 2011 Campeonato Matogrossense 4th Note MT
  Mato Grosso do Sul
1 berth
CENE 2010 Copa MS champions
  Minas Gerais
2 berths
Villa Nova 2011 Campeonato Mineiro 2nd best record (4th)
Tupi 2011 Campeonato Mineiro 3rdNote MG best record (5th)
  Pará
1 + 1 berth
Independente 2011 Campeonato Paraense champions
São Raimundo (PA) Relegated from 2010 Série C (20th place)
  Paraíba
1 berth
Treze 2011 Campeonato Paraibano best record
  Paraná
2 berths
Operário 2011 Campeonato Paranaense best record (3rd)
Cianorte 2011 Campeonato Paranaense 2nd best record (4th)
  Pernambuco
2 berths
Santa Cruz 2011 Campeonato Pernambucano best first stage record (2nd)
Porto 2011 Campeonato Pernambucano 2nd best first stage record (3rd)
  Piauí
1 berth
Comercial(PI) 2011 Campeonato Piauiense 1º turno champions
  Rio de Janeiro
2 berths
Volta Redonda 2011 Campeonato Carioca 6thNote RJ best record (12th)
Audax Rio 2010 Copa Rio champions
  Rio Grande do Norte
1 + 1 berth
Sport Club Santa Cruz 2011 Campeonato Potiguar best record
Alecrim Relegated from 2010 Série C (17th place)
  Rio Grande do Sul
2 + 1 berths
Cruzeiro (PA) 2011 Campeonato Gaúcho best record (4th)
Cerâmica 2010 Copa Enio Costamilan runners
Juventude Relegated from 2010 Série C (18th place)
  Rondônia
(1 berth)
No representativeNote RO (2011 Campeonato Rondoniense champions)
  Roraima
(1 berth)
No representativeNote RR (2011 Campeonato Roraimense champions)
  São Paulo
2 berths
Oeste 2011 Campeonato Paulista best record (6th)
Mirassol 2011 Campeonato Paulista 2nd best record (7th)
  Santa Catarina
2 berths
Metropolitano 2010 Copa Santa Catarina best record (7th)
Brusque 2011 Campeonato Catarinense best record (6th)
  Sergipe
1 berth
River Plate 2011 Campeonato Sergipano champions
  Tocantins
1 berth
Tocantinópolis 2010 Campeonato Tocantinense 2nd Note TO best record (3rd)

Notes:
  Amazonas:
After Amazonas got an additional berth (see Note RO) Amazonas FA decided that the best placed team in CBF's ranking (Nacional) is qualified.
Fast Clube (2010 Campeonato Amazonense runners) appealed to the Amazonas Court of Sporting Justice (TJD), and on 7 July 2011, it was announced that Fast Clube's appeal was rejected.[3]
On 12 July the Court of the State of Amazonas granted an injunction in favor of the fan Cavalcante Marco Tulio Costa, as a fan against the FAF and CBF. In the injunction, the FAF is obliged to indicate the Fast Club as the second representative of the Amazonas in the Brazilian Championship Série D.[4]
On 14 July the injunction was revoked.[5]
  Goiás:
All eligible teams from 2011 Campeonato Goiano 1ª Divisão (CRAC, Aparecidense, Goianésia, Morrinhos) withdrew and 2011 Campeonato Goiano 2ª Divisão season start in June. So the best placed non-2011 1ª Divisão team in 2010 Campeonato Goiano is qualified.[6]

  Minas Gerais: Best placed team América de Teófilo Otoni (4th) withdrew.   Rio de Janeiro:
The five best teams (Boavista, Olaria, Resende, Americano and Nova Iguaçu) withdrew.

  Rondônia and   Roraima:
All Rondônia and all Roraima-based teams withdrew. Since Rondônia and Roraima were already allocated in Group 1, the entries passed on to Amazonas and Mato Grosso best and second best placed on CBF's Ranking.

  Tocantins:
Best placed team Gurupi (1st) withdrew.

First stageEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners, runners-up advance to the Round of 16
Teams which can no longer advance to the Round of 16

Group 1 (AC-AM-MT)Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Cuiabá 8 5 1 2 19 11 +8 16
  Penarol 8 4 2 2 9 8 +1 14
  Plácido de Castro 8 3 3 2 16 9 +7 12
  Nacional-AM 8 2 1 5 9 14 −5 7
  Vila Aurora 8 1 3 4 7 18 −11 6

Group 2 (AP-MA-PA-PI)Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Independente-PA 8 4 2 2 12 10 +2 14
  Sampaio Corrêa 8 4 1 3 17 8 +9 13
  Trem 8 3 2 3 8 11 −3 11
  São Raimundo-PA 8 2 4 2 9 8 +1 10
  Comercial-PI 8 2 1 5 6 15 −9 7

Group 3 (CE-PE-RN)Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Santa Cruz-RN 8 5 1 2 9 6 +3 16
  Santa Cruz 8 4 3 1 10 6 +4 15
  Guarani de Juazeiro 8 3 2 3 7 4 +3 11
  Alecrim 8 3 0 5 7 12 −5 9
  Porto-PE 8 1 2 5 6 11 −5 5

Group 4 (AL-BA-PB-SE)Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Coruripe 8 5 1 2 13 11 +2 16
  Treze 8 5 0 3 14 11 +3 15
  Bahia de Feira 8 4 0 4 12 9 +3 12
  River Plate-SE 8 2 2 4 10 12 −2 8
  Vitória da Conquista 8 2 1 5 6 12 −6 7

Group 5 (DF-GO-MG-TO)Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Tupi 8 4 2 2 10 8 +2 14
  Anapolina 8 4 1 3 15 11 +4 13
  Itumbiara 8 4 1 3 13 10 +3 13
  Gama 8 2 3 3 8 9 −1 9
  Tocantinópolis 8 2 1 5 8 18 −10 7

Group 6 (DF-ES-MG-RJ)Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Villa Nova 8 5 1 2 11 6 +5 16
  Volta Redonda 8 4 3 1 11 3 +8 15
  Audax Rio 8 3 2 3 13 7 +6 11
  Formosa 8 2 3 3 5 12 −7 9
  São Mateus 8 0 3 5 7 19 −12 3

Group 7 (MS-PR-RS-SP)Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Oeste 8 4 2 2 12 8 +4 14
  Mirassol 8 4 2 2 6 7 −1 14
  CENE 8 4 1 3 15 13 +2 13
  Operário 8 3 1 4 7 9 −2 10
  Cerâmica 8 1 2 5 6 9 −3 5

Group 8 (PR-RS-SC)Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Juventude 8 6 1 1 19 7 +12 19
  Cianorte 8 4 2 2 9 9 +0 14
  Brusque 8 3 1 4 6 11 −5 10
  Metropolitano 8 3 0 5 14 16 −2 9
  Cruzeiro-RS 8 1 2 5 6 11 −5 5

Final stageEdit

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                
  Cuiabá 1 3 4
  Sampaio Corrêa 2 0 2
  Cuiabá 2 4 6
  Independente 0 2 2
  Independente 0 0 3
  Penarol-AM 1 1 2
  Cuiabá 0 1 1
  Santa Cruz 1 2 3
  Santa Cruz-RN 1 0 1
  Treze 3 3 6
  Treze 3 0 3
  Santa Cruz 3 0 3
  Coruripe 0 0 1
  Santa Cruz 1 0 0
  Santa Cruz 0 0 0
  Tupi 1 2 3
  Tupi 0 4 4
  Volta Redonda 1 2 3
  Tupi 4 2 6
  Anapolina 1 2 3
  Villa Nova 0 2 2
  Anapolina 1 1 2
  Tupi 3 3 6
  Oeste 0 1 1
  Oeste 1 0 1 (4)
  Cianorte 0 1 1 (3)
  Oeste 3 1 4 (4)
  Mirassol 1 3 4 (3)
  Juventude 0 3 1
  Mirassol 2 2 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Calendário 2011" [2011 Schedule] (PDF) (in Portuguese). CBF. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 October 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
  2. ^ http://brasileiroseried.blogspot.com/2011/05/quatro-torneios-quem-sobe.html (in Portuguese)
  3. ^ Nacional defeat Fast at TJD Archived 12 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine(in Portuguese)
  4. ^ TJ-AM Liminar: Fast Clube na Série D 2011 (Court of Amazonas Injunction: Fast Club in Series D 2011) Archived 27 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine (in Portuguese)
  5. ^ "Liminar é cassada e Nacional é mantido na Série D[Injunction is revoked, and is kept in the National Series D ]". Archived from the original on 30 July 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Definição da 2ª vaga goiana ao Brasileiro da Série D/2011[Determination of Goias 2nd berth in 2011 Serie D]". fgf. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2011.