2012 Campeonato Paraibano

The 2012 edition of Campeonato Paraibano's First Division was contested by 10 clubs and started on February 5, 2012. Treze were the defending champions, having won the tournament in 2011, but they were eliminated in the second stage by Sousa.

Campeonato Paraibano de Futebol
Season2012
ChampionsCampinense (18th title)
RelegatedEsporte
Flamengo Paraibano
Matches played98
Goals scored309 (3.15 per match)
Top goalscorerWarley (Campinense) (22 goals) [1]
2011
2013

Campinense won their eighteenth league title, the first since 2008.

FormatEdit

The format was the same used in 2011. The tournament is played in two stages: the first one is a standard round-robin format in which all teams play each other in home and away fixtures. Each win is awarded with 3 points, and each draw grants 1 point to both clubs involved in the match. The 2 worst-placed clubs of this stage will be relegated to 2013 Campeonato Paraibano Second Division. The second stage will be played in a two-legged knockout format, where the 4 best-placed teams from the first stage will compete.

If the champion from both stages ends up being the same team, it will be declared the 2012 Campeonato Paraibano champion. Otherwise, the winners from the two stages will play a new two-legged knockout to decide the champion. In any of the knockout stages, the clubs with the best records in the first stage are higher seeded, advancing in case of a draw.

Team informationEdit

Team City Stadium Capacity 2011 season
Auto Esporte João Pessoa Almeidão 40,000 Campeonato Paraibano 8th place
Botafogo João Pessoa Almeidão 40,000 Campeonato Paraibano 4th place
Campinense Campina Grande Amigão 35,000 Campeonato Paraibano runners-up
CSP João Pessoa Estádio da Graça 6,000 Campeonato Paraibano 3rd place
Esporte Patos José Cavalcanti 8,000 Campeonato Paraibano 6th place
Flamengo João Pessoa Estádio da Graça 6,000 Campeonato Paraibano Second Division runners-up (promoted)
Nacional Patos José Cavalcanti 8,000 Campeonato Paraibano 7th place
Paraíba Cajazeiras Perpetão 4,500 Campeonato Paraibano Second Division Champions (promoted)
Sousa Sousa Marizão 10,000 Campeonato Paraibano 4th place
Treze Campina Grande Amigão 35,000 Campeonato Paraibano Champions

First stageEdit

StandingsEdit

The 2012 Campeonato Paraibano first stage began on February 5 and ended on April 22.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Campinense (C, A) 18 10 4 4 42 23 +19 34 Qualification for Second Stage
2 Treze (A) 18 10 3 5 29 19 +10 33
3 Sousa (A) 18 8 8 2 32 21 +11 32
4 Botafogo-PB (A) 18 9 4 5 38 24 +14 31
5 Paraíba 18 9 4 5 26 17 +9 31
6 Nacional de Patos 18 8 3 7 25 34 −9 27
7 CSP 18 7 5 6 25 28 −3 26
8 Auto Esporte 18 7 2 9 25 26 −1 23
9 Esporte (R) 18 3 1 14 25 50 −25 10 Relegation to 2013 Campeonato Paraibano Second Division
10 Flamengo-PB (R) 18 1 2 15 15 40 −25 5
Updated to match(es) played on 13 May 2012. Source: Federação Paraibana de Futebol
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd wins; 3rd goals scored; 4th goals scored in away head-to-head matches; 5th head-to-head results; 6th least red cards received; 7th least yellow cards received; 8th extra match [2]
(A) Advance to a further round; (C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AUT BPB CPN CSP ESP FPB NAC PB SOU TRZ
Auto Esporte 2–1 1–1 0–3 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–2
Botafogo-PB 2–1 4–3 4–1 6–1 0–1 1–2 3–2 1–1 2–1
Campinense 2–1 3–3 3–0 6–3 2–0 2–1 3–1 2–3 2–1
CSP 1–0 0–3 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–2 1–0 3–2 0–1
Esporte 2–6 1–2 0–5 1–4 4–1 2–3 1–3 2–2 2–1
Flamengo-PB 0–2 0–3 0–4 1–1 1–2 2–3 2–2 1–2 1–3
Nacional de Patos 3–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–3 0–4 1–1
Paraíba 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–0 0–0 2–1
Sousa 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 3–0 0–0 3–2
Treze 1–0 1–0 1–1 4–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–2
Updated to match(es) played on May 13, 2012. Source: Federação Paraibana de Futebol
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second StageEdit

The second stage started on April 25 and ended on May 6.[3]

SemifinalsEdit

First legs were played on 25 April 2012. Return legs were played on 28 and 29 April 2012.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Treze (2) 1-5 (3) Sousa 0 – 2 1 – 3
Campinense (1) 3-3 (4) Botafogo-PB 3 – 2 0 – 1

FinalsEdit

Matches were played on 2 and 6 May 2012.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Campinense (1) 4-5 Sousa (3) 4 – 3 0 – 2

Grand FinalsEdit

As the two stages didn't have the same winner, Campinense (first stage champion) and Sousa (second stage champion) played another two-legged play-off to decide the Campeonato Paraibano.

The matches were played on 9 and 13 May 2012. The aggregate 5-1 result gave Campinense their 18th title.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Campinense  5-1 Sousa  1 – 1 4 – 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Federação Paraibana De Futebol". Archived from the original on 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2012-03-19.
  3. ^ "Federação Paraibana De Futebol". Archived from the original on 2012-03-27. Retrieved 2012-03-19.