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2012 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

The 2012 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (known as the Brasileirão Petrobras 2012 for sponsorship reasons) was the 56th edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the top-level of professional football in Brazil. Corinthians come in as the defending champions having won the title in the 2011 season. On 11 November 2012, Fluminense won the title for the fourth time.[1]

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season2012
ChampionsFluminense
3rd Campeonato Brasileiro title
4th Brazilian title
RelegatedFigueirense
Atlético Goianiense
Palmeiras
Sport Recife
Copa Libertadores de AméricaCorinthians (title holder)
Palmeiras (cup winner)
Fluminense
Grêmio
Atlético Mineiro
São Paulo
Matches played380
Goals scored940 (2.47 per match)
Top goalscorerFred (20)
Biggest home winAtlético Mineiro 6−0 Figueirense
Biggest away winVasco 0−4 Bahia
Highest scoringFigueirense 3−4 Atlético Mineiro
Longest winning run7 games
Atlético Mineiro
Longest unbeaten run15 games
Grêmio
Longest winless run14 games
Figueirense
Longest losing run7 games
Atlético Goianiense
Figueirense
Highest attendanceSão Paulo 2−1 Náutico 62,207
Lowest attendanceAtlético Goianiense 0−1 Sport 449
Average attendance12,983
2011
2013

FormatEdit

For the tenth consecutive season, the tournament will be played in a double round-robin system. The team with most points at the end of the season will be declared champion. The bottom four teams will be relegated and will play in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B in the 2013 season.

International qualificationEdit

The Série A will serve as a qualifier to CONMEBOL's 2013 Copa Libertadores. The top-two teams in the standings will qualify to the Second Stage of the competition, while the third and fourth places in the standings will qualify to the First Stage.

TeamsEdit

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Locations of the 2012 Série A teams
Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Atlético Goianiense Goiânia Serra Dourada
Boca do Jacaré (one match)
Bezerrão (one match)
50,049
30,000
20,000
Atlético Mineiro Belo Horizonte Independência 23,018
Bahia Salvador Pituaçu 31,677
Botafogo Rio de Janeiro Engenhão 44,000
Corinthians São Paulo Pacaembu 37,952
Coritiba Curitiba Couto Pereira 38,000
Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte Independência
Melão (5 matches)
Parque do Sabiá (one match)
23,018
15,471
50,000
Figueirense Florianópolis Orlando Scarpelli 19,069
Flamengo Rio de Janeiro Engenhão
Raulino de Oliveira (5 matches)
44,000
20,255
Fluminense Rio de Janeiro Engenhão
Raulino de Oliveira (3 matches)
São Januário (2 matches)
44,000
20,255
22,150
Grêmio Porto Alegre Olímpico 45,000
Internacional Porto Alegre Beira-Rio 56,000
Náutico Recife Aflitos 19,800
Palmeiras São Paulo Pacaembu (8 matches)
Arena Barueri (7 matches)
Fonte Luminosa (3 matches)
Prudentão (one match)
37,952
31,452
20,287
44,414
Ponte Preta Campinas Moisés Lucarelli 19,728
Portuguesa São Paulo Canindé 21,004
Santos Santos Vila Belmiro
Pacaembu (2 matches)
21,256
37,952
São Paulo São Paulo Morumbi
Pacaembu (one match)
67,428
37,952
Sport Recife Ilha do Retiro 30,520
Vasco da Gama Rio de Janeiro São Januário
Engenhão (3 matches)
22,150
44,000

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Atlético Goianiense   Arthur Neto   Márcio Super Bolla Cimento Tocantins
Atlético Mineiro   Cuca   Réver Topper Banco BMG
Bahia   Jorginho   Titi Nike OAS Empreendimentos
Botafogo   Oswaldo de Oliveira   Jefferson Puma Guaraviton
Corinthians   Tite   Alessandro Nike Caixa
Coritiba   Marquinhos Santos   Lincoln Nike Banco BMG
Cruzeiro   Celso Roth   Fábio Olympikus Banco BMG
Figueirense   Adilson Batista   Wilson Penalty Taschibra
Flamengo   Jürgen Klopp   Leonardo Moura Olympikus
Fluminense   Marcelino   Fred adidas unimed
Grêmio   Vanderlei Luxemburgo   Gilberto Silva Topper Banrisul
Internacional   Osmar Loss (caretaker)   Andrés D'Alessandro Nike Banrisul
Náutico   Alexandre Gallo   Martinez Penalty
Palmeiras   Gilson Kleina   Marcos Assunção adidas Kia Motors
Ponte Preta   Guto Ferreira   Roger Pulse Hitachi
Portuguesa   Geninho   Marcelo Cordeiro Lupo IRWIN
Santos   Muricy Ramalho   Neymar Nike Banco BMG
São Paulo   Ney Franco   Rogério Ceni Reebok Semp Toshiba
Sport   Sérgio Guedes   Magrão Lotto MRV Engenharia
Vasco da Gama   Gaúcho   Juninho Pernambucano Penalty Eletrobras

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of
vacancy
Position
in table
Replaced by
Atlético/GO   Adílson Batista Sacked 29 May 10th   Hélio dos Anjos
São Paulo   Emerson Leão Sacked 26 June 8th   Ney Franco
Atlético/GO   Hélio dos Anjos Resigned 9 July 20th   Jairo Araújo
Bahia   Paulo Roberto Falcão Sacked 20 July 19th   Caio Júnior
Internacional   Dorival Júnior Sacked 20 July 8th   Fernandão
Figueirense   Argel Fucks Sacked 20 July 17th   Hélio dos Anjos
Flamengo   Joel Santana Sacked 23 July 10th   Dorival Júnior
Sport   Vágner Mancini Resigned 11 August 16th   Waldemar Lemos
Figueirense   Hélio dos Anjos Sacked 24 August 20th   Márcio Goiano
Bahia   Caio Júnior Resigned 27 August 16th   Jorginho
Coritiba   Marcelo Oliveira Sacked 6 September 16th   Marquinhos dos Santos
Vasco da Gama   Cristóvão Borges Resigned 9 September 4th   Marcelo Oliveira
Palmeiras   Luiz Felipe Scolari Mutual consent 13 September 19th   Narciso
Atlético/GO   Jairo Araújo Resigned 13 September 20th   Arthur Neto
Palmeiras   Narciso Replaced 19 September 19th   Gilson Kleina
Ponte Preta   Gilson Kleina Left to sign with Palmeiras 19 September 11th   Guto Ferreira
Sport   Waldemar Lemos Sacked 6 October 17th   Sérgio Guedes
Vasco da Gama   Marcelo Oliveira Sacked 5 November 7th   Gaúcho
Figueirense   Márcio Goiano Sacked 5 November 19th   Adílson Batista
Internacional   Fernandão Sacked 20 November 8th   Osmar Loss (caretaker)

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Fluminense (C) 38 22 11 5 61 33 +28 77 2013 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Atlético Mineiro 38 20 12 6 64 37 +27 72
3 Grêmio 38 20 11 7 56 33 +23 71 2013 Copa Libertadores First Stage
4 São Paulo 38 20 6 12 59 37 +22 66
5 Vasco da Gama 38 16 10 12 45 44 +1 58
6 Corinthians 38 15 12 11 51 39 +12 57 2013 Copa Libertadores Second Stage[b]
7 Botafogo 38 15 10 13 60 50 +10 55
8 Santos 38 13 14 11 50 44 +6 53
9 Cruzeiro 38 15 7 16 47 51 −4 52
10 Internacional 38 13 13 12 44 40 +4 52
11 Flamengo 38 12 14 12 38 45 −7 50
12 Náutico 38 14 7 17 44 51 −7 49
13 Coritiba 38 14 6 18 53 60 −7 48
14 Ponte Preta 38 12 12 14 37 44 −7 48
15 Bahia 38 11 14 13 37 41 −4 47
16 Portuguesa 38 10 15 13 39 41 −2 45
17 Sport do Recife 38 10 11 17 39 56 −17 41 Relegation to 2013 Série B
18 Palmeiras 38 9 7 22 39 54 −15 34
2013 Copa Libertadores Second Stage[a]
Relegation to the 2013 Série B
19 Atlético Goianiense 38 7 9 22 37 67 −30 30 Relegation to 2013 Série B
20 Figueirense 38 7 9 22 39 72 −33 30
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: UOL.com.br
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd wins; 3rd goal difference; 4th goals scored; 5th head-to-head results; 6th least red cards received; 7th least yellow cards received; 8th draw
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Palmeiras is qualified for the second stage of the 2013 Copa Libertadores as the 2012 Copa do Brasil champion.
  2. ^ Corinthians is qualified for the second stage of the 2013 Copa Libertadores as the 2012 Copa Libertadores champion.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ACG CAM BAH BOT COR CTB CRU FIG FLA FLU GRE INT NAU PAL PON POR SAN SPA SPT VAS
Atlético Goianiense 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–2 0–2 3–2 1–2 1–4 0–1 3–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–3 0–1 0–1
Atlético Mineiro 2–2 1–1 3–2 1–0 1–0 3–2 6–0 1–1 3–2 0–0 3–1 5–1 3–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–0
Bahia 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–2
Botafogo 4–0 2–3 3–0 2–2 2–0 2–3 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 1–2 3–0 0–2 4–2 2–0 3–2
Corinthians 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 5–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 0–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–0 1–0
Coritiba 3–0 1–0 2–1 2–3 1–2 4–0 3–0 3–0 0–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–3 1–2
Cruzeiro 0–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–3 0–0 3–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–4 2–3 1–0 1–1
Figueirense 3–1 3–4 1–1 0–2 1–0 3–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–4 0–1 2–1 1–3 0–0 0–0 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1
Flamengo 3–2 2–1 0–0 2–2 0–3 3–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–3 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0
Fluminense 1–2 0–0 4–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–2 1–0 2–2 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 4–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 1–2
Grêmio 2–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 4–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–0
Internacional 4–1 3–0 3–1 1–2 0–2 2–0 2–1 2–3 4–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–0
Náutico 2–0 1–0 1–0 3–2 2–1 3–4 0–0 3–2 0–1 0–2 1–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 3–0 3–0 1–0 1–1
Palmeiras 1–2 0–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 2–3 0–0 0–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 1–1
Ponte Preta 3–1 0–1 0–2 0–0 1–0 4–1 1–0 2–2 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0
Portuguesa 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–2 2–0 0–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 5–1 0–1
Santos 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–0 3–2 2–2 4–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–2 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–3 0–0 0–0 2–0
São Paulo 2–0 1–0 1–0 4–0 3–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 3–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 0–1
Sport Recife 0–0 1–4 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 2–4 0–2
Vasco da Gama 1–0 1–1 0–4 1–0 0–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–2 4–2 3–1 3–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–3
Source: http://www.cbf.com.br
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fluminense crowned champions". Goal.com. 12 November 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2012.

External linksEdit