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2014 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

The 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A was the 58th edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the top-level of professional football in Brazil. Cruzeiro, the defending champions, won the title for the second time in a row and fourth overall. The championship had a break between the ninth and tenth rounds due to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which was held between June and July in Brazil.[3]Cruzeiro took the lead in round 6 and from then on, staying in that position, winning the title after a 2-1 victory over Goiás in the Mineirão stadium, in round 36.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Brasileirão Chevrolet Série A 2014 logo.png
Official logo.
Season 2014
Champions Cruzeiro
4th Campeonato Brasileiro title
Relegated Vitória
Bahia
Botafogo
Criciúma
Copa Libertadores Cruzeiro
São Paulo
Internacional
Corinthians
Atlético Mineiro
Matches played 380
Goals scored 860 (2.26 per match)
Top goalscorer Fred (18 goals)
Biggest home win Botafogo 6−0 Criciúma
(10 May)
Goiás 6−0 Palmeiras
(21 September)
Biggest away win Sport 1−4 Corinthians
(25 May)
Atlético Paranaense 0−3 Fluminense
(27 July)
Highest scoring Fluminense 5−2 São Paulo
(21 May)
Corinthians 5−2 Goiás
(21 August)
Fluminense 5−2 Corinthians
(30 November)
Longest winning run 5 matches: Internacional
(20 June−18 August)
Flamengo
(10 August−31 August)
Longest unbeaten run 12 matches: Cruzeiro
(1 June−12 September)
Longest winless run 10 matches: Bahia
(11 May−03 August)
Palmeiras
(25 May−21 August)
Criciúma
(20 July−11 September)
Longest losing run 6 matches: Botafogo
(2 November-30 November)
Highest attendance 58,627[1]
São Paulo 2−0 Cruzeiro
(14 September 2014)
Lowest attendance 766[2]
Atlético-PR 1−1 Chapecoense
(18 May 2014, Willie Davids, Maringá)
2013
2015

On the other side of the table, Criciúma, that had been in the relegation zone since round 17, and held the last place since round 30, was relegated after a 1-1 draw against Flamengo, also in round 36. In the following round, Botafogo was relegated after losing to Santos by 2-0. In the last round, Palmeiras, despite only obtaining a draw in its last match, against Atlético Paranaense, guaranteed its survival in the first division after defeats of its competitors, Vitória and Bahia.

Contents

FormatEdit

For the twelfth consecutive season, the tournament is played in a double round-robin system. The team with most number of points at the end of the season is declared champion, while the bottom four teams are relegated and play in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B in the 2015 season.

International qualificationEdit

The Série A serves as a qualifier to CONMEBOL's 2015 Copa Libertadores. The top-three teams in the standings qualify to the Second Stage of the competition, while the fourth place in the standings qualify to the First Stage.

Teams and locationEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
São Paulo Metro Area
 
Rio de Janeiro
 
Rio de Janeiro teams:
Botafogo
Flamengo
Fluminense
São Paulo Metro Area teams:
Corinthians
Palmeiras
Santos
São Paulo
Location of teams in 2014 Série A
Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Atlético Mineiro Belo Horizonte Independência 23,018
Atlético Paranaense Curitiba Arena da Baixada 43,000
Bahia Salvador Fonte Nova 51,708
Botafogo Rio de Janeiro Maracanã 78,838
Chapecoense Chapecó Arena Condá 22,600
Corinthians São Paulo Arena Corinthians 48,234
Coritiba Curitiba Couto Pereira 40,310
Criciúma Criciúma Heriberto Hülse 19,300
Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte Mineirão 58,170
Figueirense Florianópolis Orlando Scarpelli 19,908
Flamengo Rio de Janeiro Maracanã 78,838
Fluminense Rio de Janeiro Maracanã 78,838
Goiás Goiânia Serra Dourada 50,049
Grêmio Porto Alegre Arena do Grêmio 55,662
Internacional Porto Alegre Beira-Rio 50,128
Palmeiras São Paulo Pacaembu
Allianz Parque
37,730
43,600
Santos Santos Vila Belmiro 16,798
São Paulo São Paulo Morumbi 67,052
Sport Recife Ilha do Retiro 35,020
Vitória Salvador Barradão 35,632

Number of teams by stateEdit

Number of teams State Team(s)
4   São Paulo Corinthians, Palmeiras, Santos, São Paulo
3   Rio de Janeiro Botafogo, Flamengo, Fluminense
  Santa Catarina Chapecoense, Criciúma, Figueirense
2   Bahia Bahia, Vitória
  Minas Gerais Atlético Mineiro, Cruzeiro
  Paraná Atlético Paranaense, Coritiba
  Rio Grande do Sul Grêmio, Internacional
1   Goiás Goiás
  Pernambuco Sport

Average attendance[4]Edit

Club Average attendance
Cruzeiro 30,015
Corinthians 29,195
São Paulo FC 28,611
Flamengo 28,221
Internacional 23,532
Grêmio 22,564
Palmeiras 19,947
Fluminense 19,448
Sport 18,749
Atlético Mineiro 14,200
Bahia 13,313
Botafogo 12,457
Coritiba 12,401
Vitória 10,635
Atlético Paranaense 10,463
Chapecoense 10,283
Santos FC 9,407
Criciúma EC 9,321
Figueirense 8,527
Goiás EC 6,958

Personnel and kitsEdit

League tableEdit

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Cruzeiro (C) 38 24 8 6 67 38 +29 80 2015 Copa Libertadores group stage
2 São Paulo 38 20 10 8 59 40 +19 70
3 Internacional 38 21 6 11 53 41 +12 69
4 Corinthians 38 19 12 7 49 31 +18 69 2015 Copa Libertadores first stage
5 Atlético Mineiro 38 17 11 10 51 38 +13 62 2015 Copa Libertadores group stage1
6 Fluminense 38 17 10 11 61 42 +19 61 2015 Copa do Brasil round of 162
7 Grêmio 38 17 10 11 36 24 +12 61 2015 Copa Sudamericana second stage3
8 Atlético Paranaense 38 15 9 14 43 42 +1 54
9 Santos 38 15 8 15 42 35 +7 53
10 Flamengo 38 14 10 14 46 47 −1 52
11 Sport 38 14 10 14 36 46 −10 52
12 Goiás 38 13 8 17 38 40 −2 47
13 Figueirense 38 13 8 17 37 47 −10 47
14 Coritiba 38 12 11 15 42 45 −3 47
15 Chapecoense 38 11 10 17 39 44 −5 43
16 Palmeiras 38 11 7 20 34 59 −25 40
17 Vitória (R) 38 10 8 20 37 54 −17 38 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
18 Bahia (R) 38 9 10 19 31 43 −12 37
19 Botafogo (R) 38 9 7 22 31 48 −17 34
20 Criciúma (R) 38 7 11 20 28 56 −28 32

Source: Soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored; 5) head-to-head results; 6) least red cards received; 7) least yellow cards received; 8) draw.
1 Atlético Mineiro has a berth guaranteed to the second stage as the 2014 Copa do Brasil champions.
2 Because neither of Brazilian teams won the 2014 Copa Libertadores, an additionally berth to the 2015 Copa do Brasil round of 16 was given to the best non-qualified to 2015 Copa Libertadores, the sixth-placed Fluminense.
3 Teams that will entry in 2015 Copa Sudamericana if they do not reach 2015 Copa do Brasil round of 16. Also the 2014 Copa Verde champion (Brasília FC) and the 2015 Copa do Nordeste champion have a berth guaranteed.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Atlético Mineiro 9 15 17 15 11 7 9 6 8 11 11 11 9 6 6 8 6 8 7 8 8 7 6 4 4 4 6 4 4 4 3 5 4 6 4 5 6 5
Atlético Paranaense 5 4 8 14 13 14 10 12 11 7 4 9 10 7 7 9 9 10 11 13 11 11 12 13 11 12 15 14 10 10 10 9 9 10 9 8 8 8
Bahia 15 9 6 4 10 10 11 14 15 16 16 19 19 18 19 18 18 19 19 20 19 16 18 16 14 14 16 17 17 18 19 19 19 19 18 18 18 18
Botafogo 20 18 19 13 15 17 17 13 14 14 14 14 16 17 12 16 14 13 14 14 15 17 16 15 16 19 20 19 17 19 17 18 18 18 19 19 19 19
Chapecoense 9 15 17 19 20 20 18 18 16 15 15 15 12 13 13 12 15 15 15 16 14 14 15 14 15 16 14 13 15 15 15 15 16 17 15 14 15 15
Corinthians 9 3 1 3 8 9 6 3 3 2 2 2 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 6 7 6 5 6 5 3 5 7 5 5 3 3 4 4
Coritiba 9 13 15 18 19 18 19 20 17 18 19 17 17 20 20 17 19 18 18 17 18 15 17 19 20 20 17 20 20 16 18 17 15 16 17 15 14 14
Criciúma 15 19 13 17 17 12 12 10 13 12 12 12 13 12 15 15 17 17 17 19 17 19 19 20 19 18 19 18 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Cruzeiro 3 4 2 5 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Figueirense 20 20 20 20 18 19 20 19 20 17 18 20 18 16 18 14 12 14 12 11 13 13 13 12 10 11 12 15 13 13 13 14 13 13 13 12 12 13
Flamengo 9 17 9 16 16 16 16 17 19 20 20 18 20 19 14 13 11 9 10 12 10 10 11 10 12 13 11 10 11 11 11 10 11 8 10 9 9 10
Fluminense 1 1 5 2 5 3 2 2 2 6 3 3 2 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 5 6 7 7 6 7 8 8 8 7 6 4 7 7 7 7 5 6
Goiás 9 8 4 8 4 6 3 5 7 10 10 7 8 10 11 11 13 12 13 9 12 12 10 11 13 10 10 9 9 9 9 11 10 11 12 13 13 12
Grêmio 17 10 12 7 3 2 4 7 6 9 7 10 11 11 8 10 7 6 6 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 6 6 7 6 3 4 6 6 7 7
Internacional 5 4 3 1 1 5 8 4 5 8 5 4 3 2 2 2 5 2 3 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 5 4 3 6 3 5 4 3 3
Palmeiras 3 10 14 9 6 4 5 9 10 13 13 13 14 14 17 20 16 16 16 15 16 18 20 17 17 15 13 12 14 14 14 13 14 14 14 16 16 16
Santos 7 12 16 11 12 13 13 11 9 5 9 6 6 9 10 7 10 11 9 10 9 9 9 9 8 8 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 9 8 11 10 9
São Paulo 1 2 7 10 7 8 7 8 4 3 6 8 7 5 5 4 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Sport 7 4 9 6 6 11 14 15 12 4 8 5 5 8 9 6 8 7 8 7 7 8 8 8 9 9 9 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 10 11 11
Vitória 17 14 9 12 14 15 15 16 18 19 17 16 15 15 16 19 20 20 20 18 20 20 14 18 18 17 18 16 16 17 16 16 17 15 16 17 17 17

Source: globoesporte.com

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] CAM CAP BAH BOT CHA COR CTB CRI CRU FIG FLA FLU GOI GRE INT PAL SAN SPA SPT VIT
Atlético Mineiro 3–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 3–2 1–0 3–2 2–0
Atlético Paranaense 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–3 3–0 2–1 0–3 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–0
Bahia 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 3–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–2 1–0 1–1
Botafogo 0–0 0–2 2–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 6–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 2–2 0–1 1–0 2–4 1–1 1–1
Chapecoense 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 5–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–1
Corinthians 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 5–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 3–2 3–0 2–1
Coritiba 0–0 1–0 3–2 2–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–2 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 3–1 0–1 2–0
Criciúma 3–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 3–2 1–0 0–3 0–0 1–2 3–0 1–2 2–2 1–3
Cruzeiro 2–3 2–0 2–1 2–1 4–2 0–1 3–2 3–1 5–0 3–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 3–1
Figueirense 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 2–0
Flamengo 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 3–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 4–2 0–1 0–2 1–0 4–0
Fluminense 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–4 5–2 1–1 4–2 3–3 3–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 5–2 4–0 1–2
Goiás 2–3 3–1 3–0 2–0 4–2 0–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–1 6–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 0–0
Grêmio 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–3 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 4–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–0
Internacional 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 4–2 3–0 1–3 2–3 4–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–0
Palmeiras 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–2 0–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 2–0
Santos 1–2 2–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 3–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 3–1
São Paulo 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–3 3–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1
Sport 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–4 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 1–2
Vitória 2–3 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–1 0–1 0–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–1

Updated to games played on 1 December 2014.
Source: CBF
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

Top scorersEdit

As of 7 December 2014
Rank Player Club Goals[5]
1   Fred Fluminense 18
2   Henrique Palmeiras 16
4   Ricardo Goulart Cruzeiro 15
  Marcelo Moreno Cruzeiro
5   Hernán Barcos Grêmio 14
6   Paolo Guerrero Corinthians 12
  Erik Lima Goiás
7   Diego Tardelli Atlético Mineiro 10
  Leandro Chapecoense
10   Cléo Atlético Paranaense 9
  Darío Conca Fluminense
  Luís Fabiano São Paulo
  Alexandre Pato São Paulo

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Daniel Correa Botafogo Criciúma 6–0[6] 10 May 2014
  Douglas Coutinho Atlético Paranaense Figueirense 3–1[7] 1 June 2014
  Luciano Corinthians Goiás 5–2[8] 21 August 2014
  Erik Goiás Atlético Paranaense 3–1[9] 31 August 2014
  Patric Sport Santos 3–1[10] 10 September 2014
  Henrique Palmeiras Chapecoense 4-2[11] 2 October 2014

Clean sheetsEdit

  • Most clean sheets: 14
    • Grêmio
  • Fewest clean sheets: 4
    • Vitória

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit