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The 2014 Campeonato Cearense de Futebol was the 100th season of top professional football league in the state of Ceará, Brazil. The competition began on January 5 and ended on April 23. Ceará won the championship for the 43rd time and 4th since 2011, while Ferroviário, Tiradentes and Crato were relegated.

Campeonato Cearense de Futebol
Season2014
ChampionsCeará
RelegatedFerroviário
Tiradentes
Crato
Copa do BrasilCeará
Fortaleza
Série DGuarany de Sobral
Matches played92
Goals scored308 (3.35 per match)
Top goalscorerRobert (Fortaleza) - 21 goals
2013
2015

Contents

FormatEdit

The championship has three stages. On the first stage, all teams excluding those who are playing in 2014 Copa do Nordeste play a double round robin. The best four teams qualifies to the second stage.

On the second stage, the teams are joined by the clubs from Ceará who were playing on Copa Nordeste. The teams then play a double round robin again, where the best four teams qualifies to the final stage. In the final stage, it's a playoff with four teams.[1]

The champion and the best team on first stage qualifies to the 2015 Copa do Brasil. The champion and the runner-up qualify to the 2015 Copa do Nordeste. The best team who isn't on Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, Série B or Série C qualifies to Série D.

The two worst three in first stage will be relegated.[2]

Participating teamsEdit

First stageEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Fortaleza (A) 16 13 3 0 48 14 +34 42 Qualifies to the Second stage and 2015 Copa do Brasil
2 Guarani de Juazeiro (A) 16 7 5 4 17 18 −1 26 Qualify to the Second stage
3 Horizonte (A) 16 6 7 3 26 18 +8 25
4 Icasa (A) 16 6 6 4 18 19 −1 24
5 Quixadá 16 6 4 6 23 20 +3 22
6 Itapipoca 16 5 6 5 19 24 −5 21
7 Ferroviário-CE (R) 16 5 3 8 26 25 +1 18 Relegated
8 Tiradentes (R) 16 2 6 8 26 32 −6 12
9 Crato (R) 16 1 2 13 8 40 −32 5
Source: [3]
(A) Advance to a further round; (R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away CTO FER FOR GUJ HOR ICA ITA QUI TIR
Crato 0–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–0 1–2 3–2
Ferroviário-CE 7–2 0–4 5–0 0–3 1–2 0–0 0–0 3–1
Fortaleza 6–0 3–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 7–0 4–2 2–0
Guarani de Juazeiro 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 2–1 1–0 4–2 2–2
Horizonte 2–0 2–2 2–2 0–0 3–1 3–4 1–0 2–2
Icasa 2–0 3–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–2
Itapipoca 2–0 1–0 1–3 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1
Quixadá 3–0 1–0 1–3 0–1 2–1 4–1 5–2 2–0
Tiradentes 7–1 2–4 2–3 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–3 3–1
Source: [3]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second stageEdit

The four teams from the first stage are joined by Ceará and Guarany de Sobral who were playing on 2014 Copa do Nordeste.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Fortaleza (A) 10 5 4 1 21 12 +9 19 Qualifies to the Final stage
2 Ceará (A) 10 5 4 1 18 9 +9 19
3 Guarany de Sobral (A) 10 3 4 3 15 13 +2 13
4 Icasa (A) 10 3 3 4 12 14 −2 12
5 Horizonte 10 3 2 5 12 21 −9 11
6 Guarani de Juazeiro 10 0 5 5 8 17 −9 5
Source: [3]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(A) Advance to a further round.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away CEA FOR GUJ GNY HOR ICA
Ceará 3–1 0–0 1–0 5–1 1–0
Fortaleza 1–1 4–0 3–1 3–2 2–1
Guarani de Juazeiro 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–2 1–1
Guarany de Sobral 1–1 1–1 2–1 5–1 1–2
Horizonte 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–2
Icasa 3–3 0–3 1–1 0–1 2–1
Source: [3]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Final stageEdit

  Semifinals Finals
                         
1 Fortaleza 1 3 4 (a.g.)  
4 Icasa 3 1 4  
    1 Fortaleza 0 0 0
  2 Ceará 0 0 0
2 Ceará 3 5 8
3 Guarany de Sobral 2 2 4  

SemifinalsEdit

First legEdit

Icasa3–1Fortaleza
Douglas   47'
Bismarck   70'
Canga   83'
Wadison   30' (pen.)
Attendance: 2,401
Referee: Almeida Filho

Guarany de Sobral2–3Ceará
Reinaldo Luis   36'
Marcos Vinicius   41'
Magno Alves   34'
Bill   54'
Felipe Amorim   85'
Attendance: 4,492
Referee: Péricles Bassols Cortez

Second legEdit

Fortaleza3–1Icasa
Marcelinho Paraíba   42' (pen.)
Robert   60'87'
Bismarck   62'
Attendance: 18,727
Referee: Léo Simão Holanda

Ceará5–2Guarany de Sobral
Magno Alves   43'73'75'
Souza   81'
Bill   88'
Zé Williams   53'
Thiago Furlan   57'
Attendance: 8,126
Referee: Luiz Cesar de Oliveira

FinalsEdit

Fortaleza0–0Ceará
Attendance: 18,412
Referee: Avelar Rodrigo

Ceará0–0Fortaleza
Attendance: 42,569
Referee: Anderson Daronco

With the results from the Second stage and the final stage aggregated, Ceará won the title because they had a better campaign.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014 Campeonato Cearense rules". UOL Esporte. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Regras do Campeonato Cearense 2014" (PDF). Federação Cearense de Futebol. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "BOLA N@ ÁREA - Campeonato Cearense 2014". Bola N@ Área. Retrieved 16 October 2015.