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2013 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

The 2013 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A was the 57th edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the top-level of professional football in Brazil. Fluminense come in as the defending champions, having won the title in the 2012 season. On 13 November 2013, Cruzeiro won the title for the third time.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season2013
ChampionsCruzeiro
2nd Campeonato Brasileiro title
3rd Brazilian title
RelegatedPortuguesa
Vasco da Gama
Ponte Preta
Náutico
Copa LibertadoresCruzeiro
Grêmio
Atlético Paranaense
Botafogo
Atlético Mineiro
Flamengo
Matches played380
Goals scored936 (2.46 per match)
Top goalscorerÉderson
(21 goals)
Biggest home winCruzeiro 5−0 Goiás
Atlético Mineiro 5−0 Náutico
Atlético-PR 6−1 Náutico
Biggest away winNáutico 1−5 Santos
Highest scoringInternacional 5−3 Vasco
Coritiba 5−3 Ponte Preta
Cruzeiro 5−3 Vasco
Atlético-PR 3−5 Vitória
Cruzeiro 5−3 Criciúma
Highest attendance63,501
Santos 0–0 Flamengo
(26 May 2013)
Lowest attendance1,182
Portuguesa 2–1 Fluminense
(12 June 2013)
Average attendance14,951
2012
2014

For the first time since the league adopted the 20-team, double round-robin format, all four teams promoted from Série B survived.

Average attendance[1]Edit

Club Average attendance
Cruzeiro 29,315
Flamengo 26,350
Corinthians 25,168
São Paulo FC 23,024
Grêmio 22,301
Fluminense 20,777
Vasco da Gama 19,958
Bahia 18,672
Coritiba 15,571
EC Vitória 14,891
Botafogo 14,748
Goiás EC 13,776
Criciúma EC 11,837
Atlético Mineiro 11,436
Náutico 11,224
Santos FC 10,478
Atlético Paranaense 9,333
Internacional 7,708
AA Ponte Preta 6,414
Portuguesa 4,887

Format and resultsEdit

For the eleventh consecutive season, the tournament was played in a double round-robin system. In a fashion similar to its second title in 2003, Cruzeiro led the rankings for most of the tournament, declared champion in the fifth to last round. The bottom four teams, Fluminense, Vasco, Ponte Preta and Nautico were relegated to play in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B in the 2014 season.

The tournament had a one-month interruption between June 9 and July 6 due to the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, which took place in Brazil.

Although Flamengo finished the championship just above the relegation positions, it was punished by the Superior Court of Sport Justice for irregularly calling in a player during a match against Cruzeiro - André Santos, who was suspended for a red card received at his previous Copa do Brasil match.[2] The team lost four points - three for the irregular usage of a player and a fourth one which the team won due to the game resulting in a tie - and ended up temporarily being relegated.[2] However, Portuguesa had also irregularly called in a player against Grêmio - Héverton the day after. The team also lost four points - three for the irregular usage of a player and a fourth one which the team won due to the game resulting in a tie - and ended up being relegated. This way, with both punishments, Fluminense FC managed to finish the championship above the relegation positions and was spared from having to compete in the next year's second division for the third time on the last 2 decades.[2] Portuguesa's irregular usage of a player raised many suspicions, both from Flamengo's - who had also used an irregular player the day before - and Fluminense's side. Even though Portuguesa's former president Ilidio Lico admitted selling the Série A spot, no clue to whom it was sold was found, so the Court's decision stood. This relegation was a downhill for Portuguesa, as the team was relegated to Brazilian Third Division - Série C the next year, after playing Série B.

International qualificationEdit

The Série A served as a qualifier to CONMEBOL's 2014 Copa Libertadores. Cruzeiro and Gremio qualified to the Second Stage of the competition, while Atletico Paranaense qualified to the First Stage. Botafogo qualified to the First Stage as well since Ponte Preta lost the 2013 Copa Sudamericana Finals.

TeamsEdit

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Locations of the 2013 Série A teams
Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Atlético Mineiro Belo Horizonte Independência
Arena do Jacaré (one match)
23,018
19,834
Atlético Paranaense Curitiba Vila Capanema
Arena Joinville (3 matches)
Vila Olímpica do Boqueirão (one match)
17,000
20,160
8,074
Bahia Salvador Fonte Nova
Pituaçu (one match)
Batistão (one match)
50,025
32,157
15,575
Botafogo Rio de Janeiro Maracanã
Raulino de Oliveira (2 matches)
Mané Garrincha (one match)
Arena Pernambuco (one match)
São Januário (one match)
78,838
19,183
72,788
45,500
24,584
Corinthians São Paulo Pacaembu
Fonte Luminosa (2 matches)
Vail Chaves (2 matches)
Novelli Júnior (one match)
37,730
21,411
19,900
18,560
Coritiba Curitiba Estádio Couto Pereira 34,872
Criciúma Criciúma Heriberto Hülse 19,900
Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte Mineirão
Arena do Jacaré (2 matches)
Parque do Sabiá (one match)
Independência (one match)
61,846
19,834
53,350
23,018
Flamengo Rio de Janeiro Maracanã
Mané Garrincha (6 matches)
Mário Helênio (one match)
Orlando Scarpelli (one match)
78,838
72,788
31,863
19,584
Fluminense Rio de Janeiro Maracanã
Moacyrzão (4 matches)
78,838
15,000
Goiás Goiânia Serra Dourada 42,000
Grêmio Porto Alegre Arena do Grêmio
Alfredo Jaconi (one match)
55,662
19,924
Internacional Porto Alegre Centenário (11 matches)
Estádio do Vale (8 matches)
22,132
15,000
Náutico Recife Arena Pernambuco
Aflitos (2 matches)
45,500
22,856
Ponte Preta Campinas Moisés Lucarelli 19,728
Portuguesa São Paulo Canindé
Arena Castelão (one match)
Morenão (one match)
21,004
63,903
24,000
Santos Santos Vila Belmiro
Pacaembu (2 matches)
Mané Garrincha (one match)
Prudentão (one match)
16,068
37,730
72,788
45,954
São Paulo São Paulo Morumbi
Novelli Júnior (2 matches)
67,428
18,560
Vasco da Gama Rio de Janeiro São Januário (7 matches)
Maracanã (4 matches)
Moacyrzão (3 matches)
Mané Garrincha (2 matches)
Raulino de Oliveira (2 matches)
Ressacada (one match)
24,584
78,838
15,000
72,788
19,183
17,826
Vitória Salvador Barradão
Arena Fonte Nova (3 matches)
Joia da Princesa (one match)
35,000
50,025
16,274

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Atlético Mineiro   Cuca   Réver Lupo Banco BMG
Atlético Paranaense   Vágner Mancini   Paulo Baier Umbro Caixa
Bahia   Cristóvão Borges   Fahel Nike OAS
Botafogo   Oswaldo de Oliveira   Jefferson Puma Guaraviton
Corinthians   Tite   Alessandro Nike Caixa
Coritiba   Tcheco   Alex Nike Caixa
Criciúma   Argel Fucks   Matheus Ferraz Kanxa Dotz
Cruzeiro   Marcelo Oliveira   Fábio Olympikus Banco BMG
Flamengo   Jayme de Almeida   Leonardo Moura Adidas Caixa/Peugeot
Fluminense   Dorival Júnior   Fred Adidas Unimed
Goiás   Enderson Moreira   Amaral Puma Philco
Grêmio   Renato Gaúcho   Zé Roberto Topper Banrisul
Internacional   Clemer   Andrés D'Alessandro Nike Banrisul
Náutico   Marcelo Martelotte   Martinez Penalty Philco
Ponte Preta   Jorginho   William Pulse Hitachi
Portuguesa   Guto Ferreira   Valdomiro Lupo Irwin
Santos   Claudinei Oliveira   Edu Dracena Nike
São Paulo   Muricy Ramalho   Rogério Ceni Penalty Semp Toshiba
Vasco da Gama   Adílson Batista   Juninho Penalty Caixa/Nissan
Vitória   Ney Franco   Victor Ramos Penalty Caixa

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of
vacancy
Position
in table
Replaced by
Santos   Muricy Ramalho Sacked 31 May 14th   Claudinei Oliveira
Náutico   Silas Sacked 2 June 20th   Zé Teodoro
Flamengo   Jorginho Sacked 5 June 19th   Mano Menezes
Ponte Preta   Guto Ferreira Sacked 6 June 16th   Paulo César Carpegiani
Grêmio   Vanderlei Luxemburgo Sacked 29 June 7th   Renato Gaúcho
São Paulo   Ney Franco Sacked 5 July 6th   Paulo Autuori
Atlético/PR   Ricardo Drubscky Sacked 8 July 19th   Alberto (caretaker)
Vasco da Gama   Paulo Autuori Resigned / Left to sign with São Paulo 9 July 14th   Dorival Júnior
Atlético/PR   Alberto Replaced 14 July 19th   Vágner Mancini
Portuguesa   Edson Pimenta Sacked 28 July 20th   Guto Ferreira
Fluminense   Abel Braga Sacked 29 July 17th   Vanderlei Luxemburgo
Náutico   Zé Teodoro Sacked 14 August 20th   Jorginho
Criciúma   Vadão Sacked 23 August 17th   Sílvio Criciúma
Ponte Preta   Paulo César Carpegiani Resigned 24 August 17th   Jorginho
Vitória   Caio Júnior Sacked 1 September 10th   Ney Franco
Náutico   Jorginho Resigned 5 September 20th   Levi Gomes
São Paulo   Paulo Autuori Resigned 9 September 18th   Muricy Ramalho
Flamengo   Mano Menezes Resigned 19 September 15th   Jayme de Almeida
Náutico   Levi Gomes Replaced 22 September 20th   Marcelo Martelotte
Criciúma   Sílvio Criciúma Sacked 24 September 17th   Argel Fucks
Coritiba   Marquinhos Santos Sacked 24 September 12th   Marcelo Serrano (caretaker)
Coritiba   Marcelo Serrano Replaced 30 September 14th   Péricles Chamusca
Internacional   Dunga Sacked 4 October 10th   Clemer
Vasco da Gama   Dorival Júnior Sacked 28 October 18th   Adílson Batista
Fluminense   Vanderlei Luxemburgo Sacked 11 November 18th   Dorival Júnior
Coritiba   Péricles Chamusca Sacked 17 November 15th   Tcheco

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Cruzeiro (C) 38 23 7 8 77 37 +40 76 2014 Copa Libertadores Second Stage[a]
2 Grêmio 38 18 11 9 42 35 +7 65
3 Atlético Paranaense 38 18 10 10 65 49 +16 64 2014 Copa Libertadores First Stage
4 Botafogo 38 17 10 11 55 41 +14 61
5 Vitória 38 16 11 11 59 53 +6 59
6 Goiás 38 16 11 11 48 44 +4 59
7 Santos 38 15 12 11 51 38 +13 57
8 Atlético Mineiro 38 15 12 11 49 38 +11 57 2014 Copa Libertadores Second Stage[a]
9 São Paulo 38 14 8 16 39 40 −1 50
10 Corinthians 38 11 17 10 27 22 +5 50
11 Coritiba 38 12 12 14 42 45 −3 48
12 Bahia 38 12 12 14 37 45 −8 48
13 Internacional 38 11 15 12 51 52 −1 48
14 Criciúma 38 13 7 18 49 63 −14 46
15 Fluminense 38 12 10 16 43 47 −4 46
16 Flamengo 38 12 13 13 43 46 −3 45[b] 2014 Copa Libertadores Second Stage[a]
17 Portuguesa (R) 38 12 12 14 50 46 +4 44[b] Relegation to Série B
18 Vasco da Gama (R) 38 11 11 16 50 61 −11 44
19 Ponte Preta (R) 38 9 10 19 37 55 −18 37
20 Náutico (R) 38 5 5 28 22 79 −57 20
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Soccerway.com
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; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Atlético Mineiro is qualified for the second stage of the 2014 Copa Libertadores as the 2013 Copa Libertadores champion.
    Flamengo is qualified for the second stage of the 2014 Copa Libertadores as the 2013 Copa do Brasil champion.
  2. ^ a b Flamengo and Portuguesa were punished for selecting suspended players in Round 38. Each club lost 4 points.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away CAM CAP BAH BOT COR CTB CRI CRU FLA FLU GOI GRE INT NAU PON POR SAN SPA VAS VIT
Atlético Mineiro 1–2 2–0 2–2 0–0 3–0 3–2 1–0 1–0 2–2 4–1 2–0 2–1 5–0 4–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–1 2–2
Atlético Paranaense 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 6–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 5–1 3–5
Bahia 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 0–0 2–2 1–3 3–0 1–2 2–1 0–3 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–0
Botafogo 1–0 4–0 1–2 1–0 3–1 3–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 3–3 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–2 2–0
Corinthians 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 4–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–0
Coritiba 2–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 2–1 2–2 4–0 0–0 1–0 5–3 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–1
Criciúma 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 2–1 1–2 0–3 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–0 3–2 1–1
Cruzeiro 4–1 1–0 1–2 3–0 1–0 1–0 5–3 1–0 1–0 5–0 3–0 2–2 3–0 2–2 4–0 0–0 0–2 5–3 5–1
Flamengo 3–0 2–4 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 4–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–1
Fluminense 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–3 2–1 1–1 2–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–1 1–3 2–3
Goiás 0–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–0
Grêmio 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0
Internacional 0–0 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 3–3 2–2 4–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–3 5–3 2–2
Náutico 0–0 1–4 0–1 1–3 1–0 3–0 0–1 1–4 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–2 3–0 1–3 2–2 1–5 0–1 0–3 0–3
Ponte Preta 2–0 3–4 0–0 0–2 2–0 1–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 1–0 0–2 2–1 0–3
Portuguesa 2–0 2–3 4–2 1–3 4–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–1
Santos 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 4–1 3–0 1–1 2–0
São Paulo 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–3 2–0 2–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 5–1 3–2
Vasco da Gama 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–3 1–1 2–1 3–2 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 2–3 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–2 1–2
Vitória 1–1 3–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–3 4–2 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 3–2 2–0
Updated to match(es) played on 24 November 2013. Source: CBF
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
Cruzeiro12725543142112211111111111111111111111
Grêmio37857868779974332433334222232233332322
Atlético Paranaense141314121519191816108557543244443443443342224233
Botafogo105363131311221124322222334324424455554
Vitória8324232566648579101212131169666665767676765
Goiás2017171417121391011131012129109789896101213986555543446
Santos12141518161087913141415161513111397911797810998899910887
Atlético Mineiro14181920181391013161716161514121315161010128555557676767678
São Paulo31136914161818181819191918191818181614151617161615121098888999
Corinthians1012513137121311978464555566711139912111312121212109101010
Flamengo121616191418111515171213111112141514151113151615111271010111110111212111111
Portuguesa1619181712151819201919191718181917171717181614121410131411131414141313141312
Coritiba565112124233336668787812141515151616141313131417171613
Bahia17151078117653579101078111315141310111314111214161515151716131214
Internacional8491111654254668887665555710787891011101111121415
Criciúma291291017161214141617181717161291112151717171818181717181919171514151516
Fluminense58484410141712111214141315161614161210138811141315151616181615161817
Vasco da Gama71113109141711881011109111114101014171818181617171818171817161818181718
Ponte Preta1810111620161517121515151313161718191919191919191919191919191718191919191919
Náutico1820201519202020192020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[3]
1   Éderson Atlético Paranaense 21
2   Dinei Vitória 16
  Hernane Flamengo
4   Cícero Santos 15
  Fernandão Bahia
6   Gilberto Portuguesa 14
  William Ponte Preta
8   Walter Goiás 13
9   Alex Coritiba 12
  André Vasco da Gama

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.worldfootball.net/attendance/bra-serie-a-2013/1/
  2. ^ a b c Rodrigues, Renan; Paradella, Rodrigo (16 December 2013). "STJD pune Portuguesa e mantém Fluminense na Série A; ainda cabe recurso". UOL Esportes (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Campeonato Brasileiro: Top Goal Scorers - 2013". UOL Esportes. UOL. Retrieved 17 August 2013.

External linksEdit