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2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

The 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (officially the Brasileirão Chevrolet 2015 for sponsorship reasons) was the 59th edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the top-level of professional football in Brazil. After winning twice in a row in the 2013 and 2014 seasons, Cruzeiro came in defending their title as the Brazilian football champions. Corinthians won the title, their sixth overall and third since the introduction of the double round-robin in 2003.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Brasileirão 2015 logo.png
Official logo.
Season2015
ChampionsCorinthians
6th Campeonato Brasileiro title
RelegatedAvaí
Vasco da Gama
Goiás
Joinville
Copa LibertadoresCorinthians
Atlético Mineiro
Grêmio
São Paulo
Palmeiras
Matches played380
Goals scored897 (2.36 per match)
Top goalscorerRicardo Oliveira
(20 goals)
Biggest home winInternacional 6−0 Vasco
(2 September)
Biggest away winVasco 0−4 São Paulo
(8 July)
Highest scoringCorinthians 4−3 Sport
(12 August)
Santos 5−2 Avaí
(22 August)
Corinthians 6−1 São Paulo (22 November)
Longest winning run6 matches
Atlético Mineiro
Flamengo
Longest unbeaten run17 matches
Corinthians
Longest winless run10 matches
Sport
Longest losing run6 matches
Vasco
Highest attendance67,011[1]
Flamengo 0−2 Coritiba
(17 September)
Lowest attendance1,461[2]
Goiás 0−1 Avaí
(7 June)
Total attendance6,671,696
Average attendance17,557
2014
2016
All statistics correct as of 7 December 2015.

FormatEdit

For the thirteenth consecutive season, the tournament was played in a double round-robin system. The team with the highest number of points at the end of the season was declared champion. The bottom four teams were relegated and will play in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B in the 2016 season.

International qualificationEdit

The Série A served as a qualifier to CONMEBOL's 2016 Copa Libertadores. The top-three teams in the standings qualified to the Second Stage of the competition, while the fourth place in the standings qualified to the First Stage.

TeamsEdit

Despite Criciúma's relegation in the previous championship, it marked the first time four clubs from Santa Catarina took part of the same Brasileirão, at least in its current format; last time it happened, in 1979, the championship had more than 90 teams.[3]

Stadia and locationsEdit

Location of teams in 2015 Série A
Team Location State Stadium Capacity
Atlético Mineiro Belo Horizonte   Minas Gerais Independência
Mineirão (5 matches)
Mané Garrincha (one match)
23,018
61,846
72,788
Atlético Paranaense Curitiba   Paraná Arena da Baixada
Couto Pereira (one match)
42,372
40,502
Avaí Florianópolis   Santa Catarina Ressacada 17,826
Chapecoense Chapecó   Santa Catarina Arena Condá 20,089
Corinthians São Paulo   São Paulo Arena Corinthians
Fonte Luminosa (one match)
47,605
21,441
Coritiba Curitiba   Paraná Couto Pereira 40,502
Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte   Minas Gerais Mineirão
Arena Pantanal (one match)
61,846
44,097
Figueirense Florianópolis   Santa Catarina Orlando Scarpelli 19,584
Flamengo Rio de Janeiro   Rio de Janeiro Maracanã
Mané Garrincha (2 matches)
Arena das Dunas (one match)
78,838
72,788
31,375
Fluminense Rio de Janeiro   Rio de Janeiro Maracanã
Kléber Andrade (one match)
78,838
21,252
Goiás Goiânia   Goiás Serra Dourada 41,574
Grêmio Porto Alegre   Rio Grande do Sul Arena do Grêmio 55,662
Internacional Porto Alegre   Rio Grande do Sul Beira-Rio 50,128
Joinville Joinville   Santa Catarina Arena Joinville 20,160
Palmeiras São Paulo   São Paulo Allianz Parque
Pacaembu (2 matches)
43,713
37,730
Ponte Preta Campinas   São Paulo Moisés Lucarelli 19,728
Santos Santos   São Paulo Vila Belmiro 16,068
São Paulo São Paulo   São Paulo Morumbi 67,052
Sport Recife   Pernambuco Ilha do Retiro
Arena Pernambuco (7 matches)
32,983
44,300
Vasco Rio de Janeiro   Rio de Janeiro Maracanã (8 matches)
São Januário (8 matches)
Mané Garrincha (one match)
Olímpico Nilton Santos (one match)
Arena Pantanal (one match)
78,838
24,584
72,788
44,661
44,097

Number of teams by stateEdit

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

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team President Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsors
Atlético Mineiro Daniel Nepomuceno   Levir Culpi   Leonardo Silva Puma MRV/TIM/Cemil/Vilma
Atlético Paranaense Mário Celso Petraglia   Cristóvão Borges   Wéverton Umbro Caixa
Avaí Nilton Macedo Machado   Raul Cabral   Marquinhos Fila VVoa
Chapecoense Sandro Pallaoro   Guto Ferreira   Rafael Lima Umbro Caixa/Aurora/Unimed
Corinthians Roberto de Andrade   Tite   Ralf Nike Caixa/Fisk/TIM
Coritiba Rogério Bacellar   Pachequinho   Lúcio Flávio Nike Caixa/Pro Tork
Cruzeiro Gilvan Tavares   Mano Menezes   Fábio Penalty TIM/Cemil/Vilma/99Taxis
Figueirense Wilfredo Billinger   Hudson Coutinho   Marquinhos Lupo Caixa/Unimed/Taschibra/Coca-Cola
Flamengo Eduardo Bandeira de Mello   Jayme de Almeida   Wallace Adidas Caixa/Guaraviton/Jeep/TIM
Fluminense Peter Siemsen   Eduardo Baptista   Fred Adidas Guaraviton
Goiás Sérgio Rassi   Danny Sérgio   Renan Kappa FR Incorporadora/América Saúde
Grêmio Romildo Bolzan Jr.   Roger Machado   Maicon Umbro Banrisul/Tramontina/Unimed
Internacional Vitorio Píffero   Argel Fucks   Andrés D'Alessandro Nike Banrisul/Tramontina
Joinville Nereu Martinelli   PC Gusmão   Marcelo Costa Umbro Salfer/Orbenk/Romaço/Unimed/Krona
Palmeiras Paulo Nobre   Marcelo Oliveira   Zé Roberto Adidas Crefisa/Fam/Prevent Senior/TIM
Ponte Preta Márcio Della Volpe   Felipe Moreira   Fernando Bob Adidas Schin
Santos Modesto Roma Júnior   Dorival Júnior   Ricardo Oliveira Nike None
São Paulo Leco   Milton Cruz   Rogério Ceni Under Armour None
Sport João Humberto Martorelli   Paulo Roberto Falcão   Durval Adidas Caixa
Vasco Eurico Miranda   Jorginho   Nenê Umbro Caixa/Guaraviton

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Grêmio   Luiz Felipe Scolari Resigned 19 May [1] 15th   Roger Machado 26 May [2]
Fluminense   Ricardo Drubscky Sacked 20 May [3] 11th   Enderson Moreira 21 May [4]
Flamengo   Vanderlei Luxemburgo Sacked 25 May [5] 17th   Cristóvão Borges 28 May [6]
São Paulo   Milton Cruz Mutual consent 31 May [7] 6th   Juan Carlos Osorio 1 June [8]
Cruzeiro   Marcelo Oliveira Sacked 2 June [9] 19th   Vanderlei Luxemburgo 2 June [10]
Joinville   Hemerson Maria Sacked 4 June [11] 20th   Adílson Batista 5 June [12]
Coritiba   Marquinhos Santos Sacked 8 June [13] 18th   Ney Franco 10 June [14]
Palmeiras   Oswaldo de Oliveira Sacked 9 June [15] 15th   Marcelo Oliveira 15 June [16]
Vasco   Doriva Mutual consent 21 June [17] 20th   Celso Roth 23 June [18]
Goiás   Hélio dos Anjos Sacked 22 June [19] 15th   Julinho Camargo 7 July [20]
Santos   Marcelo Fernandes Mutual consent 9 July [21] 17th   Dorival Júnior 9 July [22]
Joinville   Adílson Batista Sacked 26 July [23] 20th   PC Gusmão 27 July [24]
Ponte Preta   Guto Ferreira Sacked 3 August [25] 13th   Doriva 4 August [26]
Internacional   Diego Aguirre Sacked 6 August [27] 10th   Argel Fucks 13 August [28]
Figueirense   Argel Fucks Signed by Internacional 13 August [29] 16th   René Simões 17 August [30]
Vasco   Celso Roth Sacked 15 August [31] 20th   Jorginho 16 August [32]
Flamengo   Cristóvão Borges Mutual consent 20 August [33] 13th   Oswaldo de Oliveira 20 August [34]
Cruzeiro   Vanderlei Luxemburgo Sacked 31 August [35] 16th   Mano Menezes 1 September [36]
Chapecoense   Vinícius Eutrópio Sacked 14 September [37] 13th   Guto Ferreira 14 September [38]
Fluminense   Enderson Moreira Sacked 16 September [39] 11th   Eduardo Baptista 17 September [40]
Figueirense   René Simões Sacked 16 September [41] 18th   Hudson Coutinho 22 September [42]
Goiás   Julinho Camargo Sacked 17 September [43] 17th   Artur Neto 18 September [44]
Sport   Eduardo Baptista Signed by Fluminense 17 September [45] 10th   Paulo Roberto Falcão 19 September [46]
Atlético Paranaense   Milton Mendes Sacked 28 September [47] 11th   Cristóvão Borges 4 October [48]
São Paulo   Juan Carlos Osorio Signed by Mexico 7 October [49] 5th   Doriva 7 October [50]
Ponte Preta   Doriva Signed by São Paulo 7 October [51] 9th   Felipe Moreira 14 October [52]
Goiás   Artur Neto Resigned 18 October [53] 18th   Danny Sérgio 19 October [54]
Coritiba   Ney Franco Sacked 8 November 18th   Pachequinho 9 November
São Paulo   Doriva Sacked 9 November 5th   Milton Cruz 9 November
Atlético Mineiro   Levir Culpi Mutual consent 26 November [55] 2nd   Diogo Giacomini 26 November [56]
Flamengo   Oswaldo de Oliveira Mutual consent 28 November [57] 11th   Jayme de Almeida 28 November [58]

ResultsEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Corinthians (C) 38 24 9 5 71 31 +40 81 2016 Copa Libertadores second stage[a]
2 Atlético Mineiro 38 21 6 11 65 47 +18 69
3 Grêmio 38 20 8 10 52 32 +20 68
4 São Paulo 38 18 8 12 53 47 +6 62 2016 Copa Libertadores first stage
5 Internacional 38 17 9 12 39 38 +1 60 2016 Copa do Brasil round of 16[b]
6 Sport Recife 38 15 14 9 53 38 +15 59 2016 Copa Sudamericana second stage[c]
7 Santos 38 16 10 12 59 41 +18 58
8 Cruzeiro 38 15 10 13 44 35 +9 55
9 Palmeiras 38 15 8 15 60 51 +9 53 2016 Copa Libertadores second stage[a]
10 Atlético Paranaense 38 14 9 15 43 48 −5 51 2016 Copa Sudamericana second stage[c]
11 Ponte Preta 38 13 12 13 41 40 +1 51
12 Flamengo 38 15 4 19 45 53 −8 49
13 Fluminense 38 14 5 19 40 49 −9 47
14 Chapecoense 38 12 11 15 34 44 −10 47
15 Coritiba 38 11 11 16 31 42 −11 44
16 Figueirense 38 11 10 17 36 50 −14 43
17 Avaí (R) 38 11 9 18 38 60 −22 42 Relegation to 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
18 Vasco da Gama (R) 38 10 11 17 28 54 −26 41
19 Goiás (R) 38 10 8 20 39 49 −10 38
20 Joinville (R) 38 7 10 21 26 48 −22 31
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. ^ a b Palmeiras has a berth guaranteed to the second stage as the 2015 Copa do Brasil champions.
  2. ^ Since a Brazilian team didn't win the 2015 Copa Libertadores, an additional berth to the 2016 Copa do Brasil round of 16 will be given to the best team not qualified to the 2016 Copa Libertadores, the fifth-placed Internacional.
  3. ^ a b Teams will enter in the 2016 Copa Sudamericana if they do not reach the 2016 Copa do Brasil round of 16. Also, the 2015 Copa Verde champion (Cuiabá) and the 2016 Copa do Nordeste champion have a guaranteed berth.

Result tableEdit

Home \ Away CAM CAP AVA CHA COR CTB CRU FIG FLA FLU GOI GRE INT JOI PAL PON SAN SPA SPT VAS
Atlético Mineiro 0–1 2–0 3–0 0–3 2–0 1–3 1–0 4–1 4–1 2–2 0–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 3–1 2–1 3–0
Atlético Paranaense 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–4 2–2 2–2 1–0 3–0 1–2 3–0 1–2 3–0 0–0 3–3 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–0
Avaí 1–4 1–2 2–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 3–0 2–1 1–3 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–1
Chapecoense 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–3 2–1 0–2 2–2 1–3 2–1 1–3 1–0 1–0 2–0 5–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0
Corinthians 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 6–1 4–3 3–0
Coritiba 0–3 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 0–0
Cruzeiro 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 5–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–0 2–2
Figueirense 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–3 0–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 3–1 0–2 0–0 0–2 2–1 3–1 0–0 0–2 2–1 0–0
Flamengo 0–2 3–2 3–0 1–0 0–3 0–2 2–0 1–2 2–3 4–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 1–2
Fluminense 1–2 0–1 3–1 2–3 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–3 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–4 2–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–2
Goiás 0–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–3 0–1 2–3 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–2 4–1 0–1 1–0 3–0
Grêmio 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–3 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 5–0 2–1 1–0 3–3 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–0
Internacional 1–3 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 6–0
Joinville 2–2 1–2 2–0 0–0 0–1 3–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–2 0–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2
Palmeiras 2–2 0–1 3–0 2–0 3–3 0–2 1–1 2–0 4–2 2–1 0–1 3–2 1–1 3–2 0–1 1–0 4–0 0–2 0–2
Ponte Preta 0–2 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 3–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 3–1 1–0 0–1 0–1
Santos 4–0 5–1 5–2 3–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 3–1 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 3–0 2–2 1–0
São Paulo 4–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 3–2 2–1 0–0 0–3 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 3–0 3–2 3–0 2–2
Sport 4–1 0–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 4–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1
Vasco 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–3 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–4 0–3 1–0 0–4 2–1
Updated to match(es) played on 6 December 2015. Source: CBF
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

AttendanceEdit

Average home attendancesEdit

Pos. Team GP Total High Low Average
1 Corinthians 19 650,862 45,469 10,144 34,256
2 Flamengo 19 635,544 67,011 12,814 33,450
3 Palmeiras 19 567,544 38,794 15,037 29,871
4 Grêmio 19 511,134 46,915 8,336 26,902
5 Atlético Mineiro 19 448,007 55,987 9,373 23,579
6 Cruzeiro 19 425,056 45,991 8,271 22,371
7 Internacional 19 407,251 35,766 11,415 21,434
8 São Paulo 19 391,708 59,612 11,066 20,616
9 Atlético Paranaense 19 334,957 27,327 10,499 17,629
10 Fluminense 19 334,940 55,999 4,749 17,628
11 Sport 19 307,155 41,994 3,046 16,166
12 Coritiba 19 278,485 34,287 7,925 14,657
13 Vasco 19 273,465 41,581 2,449 14,393
14 Joinville 19 177,868 15,731 5,979 9,361
15 Chapecoense 19 172,049 16,474 5,228 9,055
16 Figueirense 19 169,214 16,047 5,425 8,906
17 Santos 19 165,133 13,481 3,836 8,691
18 Avaí 19 161,751 14,582 4,810 8,513
19 Goiás 19 153,706 35,875 1,461 8,090
20 Ponte Preta 19 114,626 11,694 2,542 6,033
- Total 380 6,671,696 67,011 1,461 17,557

Updated to games played on 6 December 2015.

Source: PerspectivaOnline.com.br

Season statisticsEdit

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date Ref
  Lucas Pratto Atlético Mineiro São Paulo 3–1 29 July [4]
  Willian4 Cruzeiro Figueirense 5–1 6 September [5]
  Lucas Barrios Palmeiras Fluminense 4–1 16 September [6]

4 Player scored 4 goals.

As of 6 December 2015.[7]

Source: ESPN FC & Globo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Futebol Brasileiro Stats". Globo Esporte. September 2015.
  2. ^ "Futebol Brasileiro Stats". ESPN. June 2015.
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  4. ^ "Atlético Mineiro 3 São Paulo 1". GloboEsporte. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Cruzeiro 5 Figueirense 1". GloboEsporte. 6 September 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Fluminense 1 Palmeiras 4". GloboEsporte. 16 September 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  7. ^ "2014–15 Brasileirão top goalscorers". Globo Esporte. Retrieved 28 June 2015.