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2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B

The Serie B of the Brazilian Championship 2015 is a football competition held in Brazil, equivalent to the second division. It is contested by 20 clubs, between May 9 and November 28. The top four teams will have access to Série A in 2016 and the last four will be relegated to Série C in 2016. recently promoted Mogi Mirim was the first team to have its relegation confirmed, after losing to Ceará in October 31.After a defeat to Luverdense in November 6, Boa Esporte also was relegated. ABC also was relegated, after a tie against Bahia in November 10. Botafogo was promoted that same day, after a victory against Luverdense. In November 14, Vitória, Santa Cruz and América-MG confirmed their promotions. Ceará, that had spent most of the championship in the relegation zone, managed to escape relegation after a victory against Macaé in the last round, with this result, combined with Oeste's draw against Paysandu, relegating the Fluminense team.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
Season2015
ChampionsBotafogo
PromotedBotafogo
Vitória
Santa Cruz
América-MG
RelegatedMacaé
ABC
Boa Esporte
Mogi Mirim
Matches played380
Goals scored925 (2.43 per match)
Top goalscorerZé Carlos (CRB)
(19 goals)
Highest attendanceSanta Cruz 1–0 Botafogo (August 8, 2015, Arruda) - 43,320 people
Lowest attendanceBoa Esporte 0–1 Mogi Mirim (September 8, 2015, Melão) - 95 people
Average attendance6,126
2014
2016

Contents

TeamsEdit

Team Home city Stadium Capacity 2014 season
ABC Natal Frasqueirão 15,082 14th in Série B
América Mineiro Belo Horizonte Independência 23,000 5th in Série B
Atlético Goianiense Goiânia Serra Dourada 41,574 7th in Série B
Bahia Salvador Fonte Nova 51,708 18th in Série A
Botafogo Rio de Janeiro Engenhão 46,931 19th in Série A
Boa Esporte Varginha Melão 15,471 6th in Série B
Bragantino Bragança Paulista Nabi Abi Chedid 17,022 16th in Série B
Ceará Fortaleza Castelão 67,037 8th in Série B
CRB Maceió Rei Pelé 20,551 4th in Série C
Criciúma Criciúma Heriberto Hülse 19,300 20th in Série A
Luverdense Lucas do Rio Verde Passo das Emas 10,000 12th in Série B
Macaé Macaé Moacyrzão 15,000 1st in Série C
Mogi Mirim Mogi Mirim Romildão 19,900 3rd in Série C
Náutico Recife Arena Pernambuco 46,154 13th in Série B
Oeste Itápolis Amaros 13,044 15th in Série B
Paysandu Belém Curuzú 16,200 2nd in Série C
Paraná Curitiba Vila Capanema 20,083 11th in Série B
Sampaio Corrêa São Luís Castelão 40,000 10th in Série B
Santa Cruz Recife Arruda 60,044 9th in Série B
Vitória Salvador Barradão 35,632 17th in Série A

Number of teams by stateEdit

Number of teams State Team(s)
3   São Paulo Bragantino, Mogi Mirim and Oeste
2   Bahia Bahia and Vitória
  Minas Gerais América Mineiro and Boa Esporte
  Pernambuco Náutico and Santa Cruz
  Rio de Janeiro Botafogo and Macaé
1   Alagoas CRB
  Ceará Ceará
  Goiás Atlético Goianiense
  Maranhão Sampaio Corrêa
  Mato Grosso Luverdense
  Pará Paysandu
  Paraná Paraná
  Rio Grande do Norte ABC
  Santa Catarina Criciúma

Personnel and kitsEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Botafogo (P, C) 38 21 9 8 60 30 +30 72 Promoted to 2016 Série A
2 Santa Cruz (P) 38 20 7 11 63 43 +20 67
3 Vitória (P) 38 19 9 10 58 40 +18 66
4 América-MG (P) 38 19 8 11 55 39 +16 65
5 Náutico 38 18 9 11 49 42 +7 63
6 Bragantino 38 19 3 16 56 56 0 60
7 Paysandu 38 17 9 12 49 40 +9 60
8 Sampaio Corrêa 38 15 13 10 51 43 +8 58
9 Bahia 38 15 13 10 48 41 +7 58
10 Luverdense 38 15 9 14 46 40 +6 54
11 CRB 38 15 9 14 47 45 +2 54
12 Criciúma 38 12 13 13 36 41 −5 49
13 Paraná 38 12 11 15 39 43 −4 47
14 Atlético Goianiense 38 11 13 14 36 46 −10 46
15 Ceará 38 12 9 17 42 50 −8 45
16 Oeste 38 10 14 14 37 45 −8 44
17 Macaé (R) 38 10 13 15 46 54 −8 43 Relegated to 2016 Série C
18 ABC (R) 38 6 14 18 41 64 −23 32
19 Boa Esporte (R) 38 7 10 21 34 54 −20 31
20 Mogi Mirim (R) 38 4 11 23 32 69 −37 23
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.