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2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

The 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A was the 61st season of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the top level of professional football in Brazil, and the 14th edition in a double round-robin since its establishment in 2003. The season began on 13 May 2017 and ended on 3 December 2017. The top six teams qualified to Copa Libertadores and the last four were relegated to Série B of 2018.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season2017
ChampionsCorinthians (7th title)
RelegatedCoritiba
Avaí
Ponte Preta
Atlético Goianiense
Copa LibertadoresCorinthians
Palmeiras
Santos
Grêmio
Cruzeiro
Flamengo
Vasco da Gama
Chapecoense
Copa SudamericanaAtlético Mineiro
Botafogo
Atlético Paranaense
Bahia
São Paulo
Fluminense
Matches played380
Goals scored923 (2.43 per match)
Top goalscorerHenrique Dourado
(18 goals)
Biggest home winAtlético Paranaense 5–0 Avaí
(3 August 2017)
Biggest away winChapecoense 3–6 Grêmio
(8 June 2017)
Longest winning runCorinthians (6 matches)
Longest unbeaten runCorinthians (19 matches)
Longest winless runCoritiba (9 matches)
Longest losing runVitória, Coritiba, and Atlético Goianiense (4 matches)
Highest attendance50,116
Grêmio 0–1 Corinthians
(25 June)
2016
2018

Corinthians won their seventh title and was the first team in the history of the tournament, since the double round-robin system was established in 2003, to finish the first round undefeated.[1][2]

FormatEdit

For the fifteenth consecutive season, the tournament was played in a double round-robin system. The team with most points at the end of the season was declared champion. The bottom four teams were relegated and will play the 2018 Série B.

International qualificationEdit

The Série A served as a qualifier to CONMEBOL's 2018 Copa Libertadores. The top four teams in the standings qualified to the group stage of the competition, while the fifth and the sixth placed in the standings qualified to the second stage.

And this change also impacted on Copa Sudamericana qualification, whose vacancies were again distributed through league placement instead of the Copa do Brasil.

TiebreakersEdit

In case of a tie on points between two or more clubs, tiebreakers were applied in the following order:[3]

  1. Number of wins;
  2. Goal difference;
  3. Goals pro;
  4. Head to Head;
  5. Fewest red cards;
  6. Fewest yellow cards;
  7. Draw.

With respect to the fourth criterion (direct confrontation), it is considered the result of the combined game, or the result of 180 minutes. Staying tie, the tie will be made by the greatest number of goals scored in the opponent's field. The fourth criterion is not considered in the case of a tie between more than two clubs.[3]

TeamsEdit

Twenty teams competed in the league – the top sixteen teams from the previous season, as well as four teams promoted from the Série B.

Atlético Goianiense became the first club to be promoted after a 5–3 win against Tupi MG on 12 November 2016 meant they were guaranteed an automatic place.[4] Avaí became the second club to be promoted, Vasco da Gama became the third club to be promoted, and Bahia became the fourth club to be promoted

Pos. Relegated from 2016 Série A
17º Internacional
18º Figueirense
19º Santa Cruz
20º América Mineiro
Pos. Promoted from 2016 Série B
Atlético Goianiense
Avaí
Vasco da Gama
Bahia

Number of teams by stateEdit

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

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Team Location State Stadium Capacity
Atlético Goianiense Goiânia   Goiás Olímpico Pedro Ludovico
Serra Dourada (4 matches)
13,500
41,574
Atlético Mineiro Belo Horizonte   Minas Gerais Independência
Mineirão (one match)
23,018
61,846
Atlético Paranaense Curitiba   Paraná Arena da Baixada 42,370
Avaí Florianópolis   Santa Catarina Ressacada 17,826
Bahia Salvador   Bahia Arena Fonte Nova
Pituaçu (one match)
47,907
32,157
Botafogo Rio de Janeiro   Rio de Janeiro Olímpico Nilton Santos 44,661
Chapecoense Chapecó   Santa Catarina Arena Condá 20,089
Corinthians São Paulo   São Paulo Arena Corinthians 47,605
Coritiba Curitiba   Paraná Couto Pereira
Vila Capanema (one match)
40,502
17,140
Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte   Minas Gerais Mineirão 61,846
Flamengo Rio de Janeiro   Rio de Janeiro Luso-Brasileiro
Maracanã (3 matches)
Raulino de Oliveira (one match)
20,215
78,838
18,230
Fluminense Rio de Janeiro   Rio de Janeiro Maracanã
Giulite Coutinho (2 matches)
78,838
13,544
Grêmio Porto Alegre   Rio Grande do Sul Arena do Grêmio
Alfredo Jaconi (one match)
55,662
19,924
Palmeiras São Paulo   São Paulo Allianz Parque
Pacaembu (4 matches)
43,713
37,730
Ponte Preta Campinas   São Paulo Moisés Lucarelli 17,728
Santos Santos   São Paulo Vila Belmiro
Pacaembu (6 matches)
16,068
37,730
São Paulo São Paulo   São Paulo Morumbi
Pacaembu (5 matches)
72,039
37,730
Sport Recife   Pernambuco Ilha do Retiro
Arena Pernambuco (2 matches)
32,983
44,300
Vasco da Gama Rio de Janeiro   Rio de Janeiro São Januário
Maracanã (3 matches)
Raulino de Oliveira (3 matches)
Olímpico Nilton Santos (one match)
24,584
78,838
18,230
44,661
Vitória Salvador   Bahia Barradão
Arena Fonte Nova (2 matches)
34,535
47,907

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt main sponsor
Atlético Goianiense   João Paulo Sanches   Roger Carvalho   Numer   Caixa
Atlético Mineiro   Oswaldo de Oliveira   Leonardo Silva   Topper   Caixa
Atlético Paranaense   Fabiano Soares   Weverton   Umbro   Caixa
Avaí   Claudinei Oliveira   Marquinhos   Umbro   Caixa
Bahia   Paulo César Carpegiani   Tiago   Umbro   Caixa
Botafogo   Jair Ventura   Joel Carli   Topper   Caixa
Chapecoense   Gilson Kleina   Wellington Paulista   Umbro   Aurora
Corinthians   Fábio Carille   Fagner   Nike None
Coritiba   Marcelo Oliveira   Kléber   Adidas   Caixa
Cruzeiro   Mano Menezes   Fábio   Umbro   Caixa
Flamengo   Reinaldo Rueda   Réver   Adidas   Caixa/Carabao
Fluminense   Abel Braga   Henrique   Under Armour None
Grêmio   Renato Gaúcho   Maicon   Umbro   Banrisul
Palmeiras   Alberto Valentim   Dudu   Adidas   Crefisa
Ponte Preta   Eduardo Baptista   Aranha   Adidas   Caixa
Santos   Elano   Ricardo Oliveira   Kappa   Caixa
São Paulo   Dorival Júnior   Hernanes   Under Armour   Banco Inter
Sport   Daniel Paulista (caretaker)   Durval   Adidas   Caixa
Vasco da Gama   Zé Ricardo   Luís Fabiano   Umbro   Caixa
Vitória   Vágner Mancini   Willian Farias   Topper   Caixa

Player transfersEdit

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Atlético Paranaense   Paulo Autuori Mutual consent 23 May[5] 19th   Eduardo Baptista 23 May[5]
Sport   Ney Franco Sacked 25 May[6] 18th   Vanderlei Luxemburgo 29 May[7]
Bahia   Guto Ferreira Signed by Internacional 29 May 13th   Jorginho 1 June
Vitória   Dejan Petković Mutual consent 3 June 17th   Alexandre Gallo 3 June
Santos   Dorival Júnior Sacked 4 June 16th   Levir Culpi 6 June
Atlético Goianiense   Marcelo Cabo Sacked 5 June 20th   Doriva 7 June
São Paulo   Rogério Ceni Sacked 3 July 17th   Dorival Júnior 5 July
Chapecoense   Vagner Mancini Sacked 4 July 15th   Vinícius Eutrópio 5 July
Atlético Paranaense   Eduardo Baptista Sacked 11 July 14th   Fabiano Soares 12 July
Coritiba   Pachequinho Sacked 19 July 13th   Marcelo Oliveira 20 July[8]
Atlético Mineiro   Roger Machado Sacked 20 July 11th   Rogério Micale 21 July[9]
Vitória   Alexandre Gallo Sacked 20 July 19th   Vágner Mancini 22 July
Atlético Goianiense   Doriva Sacked 21 July 20th   João Paulo Sanches
Bahia   Jorginho Sacked 31 July[10] 14th   Preto Casagrande
Flamengo   Zé Ricardo Sacked 6 August[11] 5th   Reinaldo Rueda 14 August[12]
Vasco da Gama   Milton Mendes Sacked 21 August[13] 17th   Zé Ricardo
Chapecoense   Vinícius Eutrópio Sacked 11 September 18th   Gilson Kleina 17 October
Ponte Preta   Gilson Kleina Sacked 16 September 13th   Eduardo Baptista 20 September
Atlético Mineiro   Rogério Micale Sacked 24 September 11th   Oswaldo de Oliveira 26 September
Bahia   Preto Casagrande Sacked 10 October 13th   Paulo César Carpegiani
Palmeiras   Cuca Sacked 13 October 5th   Alberto Valentim 13 October

Foreign playersEdit

The clubs can have a maximum of five foreign players in their Campeonato Brasileiro squads per match.

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 Player 6
Atlético Goianiense
Atlético Mineiro   Frickson Erazo   Juan Cazares   Rómulo Otero
Atlético Paranaense   Lucho González   Eduardo da Silva1   Esteban Pavez
Avaí   Luis Salazar   Bryan Urueña   Toshi   Joel Tagueu
Bahia   Pablo Armero   Agustín Allione   Stiven Mendoza   Lucas Bolívia1
Botafogo   Joel Carli   Junior Fernández   Leonardo Valencia
Chapecoense   Emilio Zeballos   Luis Manuel Seijas   Cristian Penilla   Fernando Guerrero   Héctor Canteros
Corinthians   Ángel Romero   Fabián Balbuena   Colin Kazim-Richards
Coritiba   Yílmar Filigrana   Alexander Baumjohann
Cruzeiro   Giorgian De Arrascaeta   Ariel Cabral   Lucas Romero
Flamengo   Paolo Guerrero   Federico Mancuello   Gustavo Cuéllar   Miguel Trauco   Orlando Berrío   Dario Conca
Fluminense   Jefferson Orejuela   Junior Sornoza
Grêmio   Walter Kannemann   Beto da Silva1   Lucas Barrios   Michael Arroyo
Palmeiras   Yerry Mina   Alejandro Guerra   Miguel Borja
Ponte Preta   Fábio Braga1   Emerson1   Luis Alí   Jorge Mendoza
Santos   Jonathan Copete   Emiliano Vecchio   Fabián Noguera   Vladimir Hernández
São Paulo   Diego Lugano   Christian Cueva   Julio Buffarini   Lucas Pratto   Jonathan Gómez   Robert Arboleda
Sport   Oswaldo Henríquez   Reinaldo Lenis   Eugenio Mena
Vasco da Gama   Martín Silva   Damián Escudero   Andrés Escobar   Andrés Ríos
Vitória   Santiago Tréllez
  • 1 Players holding Brazilian dual nationality.

ResultsEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Corinthians (C) 38 21 9 8 50 30 +20 72 Qualification for Copa Libertadores group stage
2 Palmeiras 38 19 6 13 61 45 +16 63
3 Santos 38 17 12 9 42 32 +10 63
4 Grêmio 38 18 8 12 55 36 +19 62
5 Cruzeiro 38 15 12 11 47 39 +8 57
6 Flamengo 38 15 11 12 49 38 +11 56
7 Vasco da Gama 38 15 11 12 40 47 −7 56 Qualification for Copa Libertadores second stage
8 Chapecoense 38 15 9 14 47 49 −2 54
9 Atlético Mineiro 38 14 12 12 52 49 +3 54 Qualification for Copa Sudamericana first stage
10 Botafogo 38 14 11 13 45 42 +3 53
11 Atlético Paranaense 38 14 9 15 45 43 +2 51
12 Bahia 38 13 11 14 50 48 +2 50
13 São Paulo 38 13 11 14 48 49 −1 50
14 Fluminense 38 11 14 13 50 53 −3 47
15 Sport 38 12 9 17 46 58 −12 45
16 Vitória 38 11 10 17 50 58 −8 43
17 Coritiba (R) 38 11 10 17 42 51 −9 43 Relegation to Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
18 Avaí (R) 38 10 13 15 29 48 −19 43
19 Ponte Preta (R) 38 10 9 19 37 52 −15 39
20 Atlético Goianiense (R) 38 9 9 20 38 56 −18 36
Source: CBF
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.

Result tableEdit

Home \ Away ATG CAM CAP AVA BAH BOT CHA COR CTB CRU FLA FLU GRE PAL PON SAN SPA SPT VAS VIT
Atlético Goianiense 1–2 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 0–3 1–1 0–1 1–3 3–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–2
Atlético Mineiro 3–2 0–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 2–3 0–2 3–0 3–1 2–0 1–2 4–3 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–3
Atlético Paranaense 2–2 0–2 5–0 4–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 3–0 0–2 0–2 1–0 2–1 3–1 4–1
Avaí 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–4 1–0 1–1 0–3 2–2 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–0
Bahia 3–0 2–2 6–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–4 2–0 3–1 2–1 1–3 3–0 2–1
Botafogo 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 3–4 2–1 3–1 2–3
Chapecoense 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 2–0 3–6 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–1
Corinthians 0–1 2–2 2–2 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 0–0 3–2 2–0 2–0 3–2 3–1 1–0 0–1
Coritiba 4–1 0–2 1–0 4–0 0–0 2–3 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–3 2–2 0–1
Cruzeiro 2–0 1–3 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–3 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–0
Flamengo 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 0–0 5–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–2
Fluminense 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 3–3 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–1 2–0 3–2 3–1 1–2 0–1 2–1
Grêmio 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 3–1 1–0 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–0 5–0 2–0 1–1
Palmeiras 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 4–2 5–1 4–0 4–2
Ponte Preta 1–3 1–2 2–1 1–2 0–3 2–1 3–2 1–0 4–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 4–0 0–0 2–3
Santos 1–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 3–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–2 0–1 1–2 2–2
São Paulo 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0
Sport 4–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 3–0 1–0 3–4 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–3 0–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–3
Vasco da Gama 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–5 1–1 0–3 0–1 3–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–1
Vitória 1–1 2–0 2–3 0–1 0–0 2–2 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–2 1–2 1–4
Source: CBF
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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