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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 the fourth time 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, stayed 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 was played in a double round-robin system. The team with the 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

Location of teams in 2014 Série A
Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Atlético Mineiro Belo Horizonte Independência
Ipatingão (2 matches)
Parque do Sabiá (one match)
23,018
16,000
53,350
Atlético Paranaense Curitiba Arena da Baixada
Willie Davids (2 matches)
Mané Garrincha (one match)
Parque do Sabiá (one match)
Orlando Scarpelli (one match)
42,372
21,600
72,788
53,350
19,584
Bahia Salvador Arena Fonte Nova
Joia da Princesa (2 matches)
Arena Barueri (one match)
47,907
16,274
31,452
Botafogo Rio de Janeiro Maracanã
Mané Garrincha (3 matches)
Raulino de Oliveira (3 matches)
Arena da Amazônia (2 matches)
São Januário (one match)
Moacyrzão (one match)
78,838
72,788
19,183
44,300
24,584
15,000
Chapecoense Chapecó Arena Condá 19,325
Corinthians São Paulo Arena Corinthians
Canindé (2 matches)
Arena Pantanal (one match)
Pacaembu (one match)
48,234
21,004
44,097
37,730
Coritiba Curitiba Couto Pereira
Vila Capanema (one match)
40,502
17,140
Criciúma Criciúma Heriberto Hülse 19,900
Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte Mineirão
Parque do Sabiá (2 matches)
61,846
53,350
Figueirense Florianópolis Orlando Scarpelli
Arena Barueri (one match)
Estádio do Café (one match)
19,584
31,452
30,300
Flamengo Rio de Janeiro Maracanã
Moacyrzão (2 matches)
Mané Garrincha (one match)
Morumbi (one match)
Arena da Amazônia (one match)
Castelão (one match)
78,838
15,000
72,788
67,428
44,300
40,149
Fluminense Rio de Janeiro Maracanã
Mané Garrincha (one match)
Raulino de Oliveira (one match)
Moacyrzão (one match)
78,838
72,788
19,183
15,000
Goiás Goiânia Serra Dourada
Mangueirão (one match)
Arena Pantanal (one match)
Mário Helênio (one match)
JK (one match)
41,574
45,007
44,097
31,863
14,455
Grêmio Porto Alegre Arena do Grêmio
Alfredo Jaconi (2 matches)
55,662
19,924
Internacional Porto Alegre Beira-Rio
Centenário (2 matches)
50,128
22,132
Palmeiras São Paulo Pacaembu
Allianz Parque (2 matches)
Prudentão (one match)
Fonte Luminosa (one match)
37,730
43,713
45,954
21,441
Santos Santos Vila Belmiro
Arena Pantanal (2 matches)
Pacaembu (2 matches)
Morumbi (one match)
Primeiro de Maio (one match)
16,068
44,097
37,730
67,428
15,759
São Paulo São Paulo Morumbi
Pacaembu (one match)
Arena Barueri (one match)
67,428
37,730
31,452
Sport Recife Ilha do Retiro
Arena Pernambuco (7 matches)
32,983
44,300
Vitória Salvador Barradão
Pituaçu (2 matches)
Joia da Princesa (2 matches)
Arena Fonte Nova (one match)
35,632
32,157
16,274
47,907

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 stage[a]
6 Fluminense 38 17 10 11 61 42 +19 61 2015 Copa do Brasil round of 16[b]
7 Grêmio 38 17 10 11 36 24 +12 61 2015 Copa Sudamericana second stage[c]
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 Relegation to 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
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. 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.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  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 (Ceará) have a berth guaranteed.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
Atlético Mineiro915171511796811111196686878876444644435464565
Atlético Paranaense548141314101211749107799101113111112131112151410101099109888
Bahia1596410101114151616191918191818191920191618161414161717181919191918181818
Botafogo2018191315171713141414141617121614131414151716151619201917191718181819191919
Chapecoense915171920201818161515151213131215151516141415141516141315151515161715141515
Corinthians93138963322243334443444676565357553344
Coritiba913151819181920171819171720201719181817181517192020172020161817151617151414
Criciúma1519131717121210131212121312151517171719171919201918191819202020202020202020
Cruzeiro34252111111111111111111111111111111111
Figueirense2020202018192019201718201816181412141211131313121011121513131314131313121213
Flamengo9179161616161719202018201914131191012101011101213111011111110118109910
Fluminense11525322263324455556567767888764777756
Goiás984846357101078101111131213912121011131010999911101112131312
Grêmio171012732476971011118107665655555456676346677
Internacional54311584585432225234333222323543635433
Palmeiras3101496459101313131414172016161615161820171715131214141413141414161616
Santos712161112131311959669107101191099998877788889811109
São Paulo127107878436875542322222333232222222222
Sport74966111415124855896878778889991112121212121211101111
Vitória171491214151516181917161515161920202018202014181817181616171616171516171717

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

  1. ^ "São Paulo 2–0 Cruzeiro". globoesporte. 14 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Atlético-PR 1–1 Chapecoense". globoesporte. 18 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Com Estaduais reduzidos e pausa da Copa, CBF divulga calendário de 2014" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  4. ^ http://www.worldfootball.net/attendance/bra-serie-a-2014/1/
  5. ^ "Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Stats: Top Goal Scorers – 2014". globoesporte. Rede Globo. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Botafogo 6–0 Criciúma". globoesporte. 10 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Figueirense 1–3 Atlético Paranaense". globoesporte. 1 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Corinthians 5–2 Goiás". globoesporte. 21 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Goiás 3–1 Atlético Paranaense". globoesporte. 31 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Sport 3–1 Santos". globoesporte. 10 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Palmeiras 4-2 Chapecoense". globoesporte. 2 October 2014.

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