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2018 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

The 2018 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (officially the Brasileirão Assaí 2018 for sponsorship reasons) was the 62nd season of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the top level of professional football in Brazil, and the 15th edition in a double round-robin since its establishment in 2003. The season began on 14 April 2018 and ended on 2 December 2018. The top six teams as well as the 2018 Copa do Brasil champions qualified to the Copa Libertadores. The next six best-placed teams not qualified for Copa Libertadores qualified for the Copa Sudamericana and the last four were relegated to Série B in 2019. Corinthians were the defending champions.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Brasileirão Série A Assaí 2018 logo.png
Season2018
Dates14 April – 2 December 2018
ChampionsPalmeiras (10th title)
RelegatedSport
América Mineiro
Vitória
Paraná
Copa LibertadoresPalmeiras
Cruzeiro (cup winners)
Flamengo
Internacional
Grêmio
São Paulo
Atlético Mineiro
Atlético Paranaense (Copa Sudamericana winners)
Copa SudamericanaBotafogo
Santos
Bahia
Fluminense
Corinthians
Chapecoense
Matches played380
Goals scored827 (2.18 per match)
Top goalscorerGabriel Barbosa
(18 goals)
Biggest home winAtlético-PR 5–1 Chapecoense
(15 April 2018)
Grêmio 5–1 Santos
(6 May 2018)
Atlético-PR 4–0 Vitória
(29 July 2018)
Grêmio 4–0 Vitória
(12 August 2018)
Grêmio 4–0 Botafogo
(1 September 2018)
Atlético-PR 4–0 América-MG
(6 October 2018)
Fluminense 4–0 Paraná
(8 October 2018)
Atlético-PR 4–0 Sport
(14 October 2018)
Palmeiras 4–0 América-MG
(21 November 2018)
Biggest away winParaná 0–4 Corinthians
(22 April 2018)
Paraná 0–4 Flamengo
(21 October 2018)
Highest scoringSantos 5–2 Vitória
(3 June 2018)
Atlético-MG 5–2 Fluminense
(10 June 2018)
Vitória 3–4 Botafogo
(23 September 2018)
Atlético-MG 5–2 Sport
(30 September 2018)
Grêmio 3–4 Sport
(27 October 2018)
Longest unbeaten runPalmeiras
(23 games)
2017
2019

Contents

TeamsEdit

Location of teams in 2018 Série A

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

América Mineiro became the first club to be promoted after a 1–2 win against Figueirense on 11 November 2017.[1] Internacional was promoted on 14 November 2017,[2] and Paraná and Ceará were promoted on 18 November 2017.[3][4]

Pos. Relegated from 2017 Série A
17º Coritiba
18º Avaí
19º Ponte Preta
20º Atlético Goianiense
Pos. Promoted from 2017 Série B
América Mineiro
Internacional
Ceará
Paraná

Number of teams by stateEdit

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

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Team Location State Stadium Capacity
América Mineiro Belo Horizonte   Minas Gerais Independência 23,018
Atlético Mineiro Belo Horizonte   Minas Gerais Independência 23,018
Atlético Paranaense Curitiba   Paraná Arena da Baixada 42,370
Bahia Salvador   Bahia Arena Fonte Nova 47,907
Botafogo Rio de Janeiro   Rio de Janeiro Olímpico Nilton Santos 44,661
Ceará Fortaleza   Ceará Arena Castelão (6 matches)
Presidente Vargas (4 matches)
63,903
20,268
Chapecoense Chapecó   Santa Catarina Arena Condá 20,089
Corinthians São Paulo   São Paulo Arena Corinthians 47,605
Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte   Minas Gerais Mineirão 61,846
Flamengo Rio de Janeiro   Rio de Janeiro Maracanã 78,838
Fluminense Rio de Janeiro   Rio de Janeiro Maracanã
Mané Garrincha (one match)
78,838
72,788
Grêmio Porto Alegre   Rio Grande do Sul Arena do Grêmio 55,662
Internacional Porto Alegre   Rio Grande do Sul Beira-Rio 50,128
Palmeiras São Paulo   São Paulo Allianz Parque
Pacaembu (one match)
43,713
37,730
Paraná Curitiba   Paraná Vila Capanema 17,140
Santos Santos   São Paulo Vila Belmiro
Pacaembu (3 matches)
16,068
37,730
São Paulo São Paulo   São Paulo Morumbi 72,039
Sport Recife   Pernambuco Ilha do Retiro
Arena Pernambuco (one match)
32,983
44,300
Vasco da Gama Rio de Janeiro   Rio de Janeiro São Januário
Mané Garrincha (one match)
24,584
72,788
Vitória Salvador   Bahia Barradão 34,535

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt main sponsor
América Mineiro   Givanildo Oliveira   Rafael Lima   Lupo   Caixa
Atlético Mineiro   Levir Culpi   Léo Silva   Topper   Caixa
Atlético Paranaense   Tiago Nunes   Thiago Heleno   Umbro   Caixa
Bahia   Enderson Moreira   Tiago   Esquadrão   Caixa
Botafogo   Zé Ricardo   Rodrigo Lindoso   Topper   Caixa
Ceará   Lisca   Rafael Pereira   Topper   Caixa
Chapecoense   Claudinei Oliveira   Wellington Paulista   Umbro   Aurora
Corinthians   Jair Ventura Various   Nike Vacant
Cruzeiro   Mano Menezes   Henrique   Umbro   Caixa
Flamengo   Dorival Júnior   Réver   Adidas   Caixa
Fluminense   Fábio Moreno   Gum   Under Armour Vacant
Grêmio   Renato Gaúcho   Maicon   Umbro   Banrisul
Internacional   Odair Hellmann   Andrés D'Alessandro   Nike   Banrisul
Palmeiras   Luiz Felipe Scolari   Bruno Henrique   Adidas   Crefisa
Paraná   Dado Cavalcanti   Leandro Vilela   Topper   Caixa
Santos   Cuca   Renato   Umbro   Caixa
São Paulo   André Jardine   Hudson   Adidas   Banco Inter
Sport   Milton Mendes   Durval   Under Armour   Caixa
Vasco da Gama   Alberto Valentim   Martín Silva   Diadora Vacant
Vitória   Joao Burse (caretaker)   Willian Farias   Topper   Caixa

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Sport   Nelsinho Baptista Resigned 24 April[5] 17th   Claudinei Oliveira 25 April[6]
Ceará   Marcelo Chamusca Sacked 20 May[7] 19th   Jorginho 21 May[8]
Corinthians   Fábio Carille Signed by Al-Wehda 22 May[9] 4th   Osmar Loss 23 May[9]
Vasco da Gama   Zé Ricardo Resigned 2 June[10] 12th   Valdir Bigode (caretaker) 2 June[11]
Bahia   Guto Ferreira Sacked 3 June[12] 18th   Cláudio Prates (caretaker) 4 June[12]
Ceará   Jorginho Resigned 4 June[13] 20th   Lisca 4 June[14]
Vasco da Gama   Valdir Bigode End of caretaker tenure 6 June 13th   Jorginho 7 June[15]
Fluminense   Abel Braga Resigned 16 June[16] 12th   Marcelo Oliveira 22 June[17]
América Mineiro   Enderson Moreira Signed by Bahia 16 June[18] 13th   Ricardo Drubscky 19 June[19]
Bahia   Cláudio Prates End of caretaker tenure 16 June 17th   Enderson Moreira 16 June[18]
Botafogo   Alberto Valentim Resigned 19 June[20] 9th   Marcos Paquetá 26 June[21]
Atlético Paranaense   Fernando Diniz Sacked 25 June[22] 18th   Tiago Nunes 27 June[23]
América Mineiro   Ricardo Drubscky 24 July[24] 17th   Adílson Batista 24 July[24]
Santos   Jair Ventura 26 July 15th   Cuca 29 July
Palmeiras   Roger Machado 26 July[25] 6th   Luiz Felipe Scolari 26 July[26]
Vitória   Vágner Mancini 28 July 16th   Paulo César Carpegiani 14 August
Botafogo   Marcos Paquetá 1 August 11th   Zé Ricardo 3 August
Chapecoense   Gilson Kleina 6 August 16th   Guto Ferreira 6 August
Sport   Claudinei Oliveira Resigned 12 August 14th   Eduardo Baptista 15 August
Vasco da Gama   Jorginho Sacked 13 August 15th   Alberto Valentim 27 August
Paraná   Rogério Micale 14 August 20th   Claudinei Oliveira 15 August
Corinthians   Osmar Loss Resigned 5 September 8th   Jair Ventura 6 September
Sport   Eduardo Baptista Sacked 24 September 14th   Milton Mendes 26 September
Flamengo   Mauricio Barbieri 28 September 4th   Dorival Júnior 28 September
Chapecoense   Guto Ferreira 15 October 17th   Claudinei Oliveira 16 October
Paraná   Claudinei Oliveira Signed by Chapecoense 16 October 20th   Dado Cavalcanti 17 October
Atlético Mineiro   Thiago Larghi Sacked 17 October 6th   Levir Culpi 17 October
América Mineiro   Adílson Batista 10 November 18th   Givanildo Oliveira 11 November
Fluminense   Marcelo Oliveira 29 November 14th   Fábio Moreno 29 November

Foreign playersEdit

The clubs can have a maximum of five foreign players in their Campeonato Brasileiro squads per match, but there is no limit of foreigners in the clubs' squads.

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 Player 6
América Mineiro
Atlético Mineiro   Juan Cazares   Tomás Andrade   Yimmi Chará   David Terans   Martín Rea
Atlético Paranaense   Lucho González   Anderson Plata
Bahia   Agustín Allione
Botafogo   Joel Carli   Junior Fernández   Leonardo Valencia   Rodrigo Aguirre
Ceará   Javier Reina   Jown Cardona
Chapecoense   Héctor Canteros   Nery Bareiro   Agustín Doffo   Diego Torres   Edgardo Orzuza
Corinthians   Ángel Romero   Emerson Sheik1   Sergio Díaz   Ángelo Araos
Cruzeiro   Giorgian De Arrascaeta   Ariel Cabral   Lucas Romero   Federico Mancuello   Hernán Barcos
Flamengo   Gustavo Cuéllar   Miguel Trauco   Orlando Berrío   Marlos Moreno   Fernando Uribe   Robert Piris Da Motta
Fluminense   Guillermo de Amores   Junior Sornoza   Bryan Cabezas
Grêmio   Walter Kannemann
Internacional   Andrés D'Alessandro   Nicolás López   Víctor Cuesta   Jonathan Álvez   Martín Sarrafiore   Paolo Guerrero
Palmeiras   Miguel Borja   Alejandro Guerra   Nicolás Freire   Gustavo Gómez
Paraná   Marcelo Báez   Jorge González
Santos   Jonathan Copete   Bryan Ruiz   Carlos Sánchez   Derlis González
São Paulo   Santiago Tréllez   Robert Arboleda   Gonzalo Carneiro   Joao Rojas
Sport
Vasco da Gama   Martín Silva   Maxi López   Andrés Ríos   Leandro Desábato   Oswaldo Henríquez
Vitória   Marcelo Meli   Marcelo Benítez   Walter Bou
  • 1 Players holding Brazilian dual nationality.

StandingsEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Palmeiras (C) 38 23 11 4 64 26 +38 80 Qualification for Copa Libertadores group stage
2 Flamengo 38 21 9 8 59 29 +30 72
3 Internacional 38 19 12 7 51 29 +22 69
4 Grêmio 38 18 12 8 48 27 +21 66
5 São Paulo 38 16 15 7 46 34 +12 63 Qualification for Copa Libertadores second stage
6 Atlético Mineiro 38 17 8 13 56 43 +13 59
7 Atlético Paranaense 38 16 9 13 54 37 +17 57 Qualification for Copa Libertadores group stage[a]
8 Cruzeiro 38 14 11 13 34 34 0 53 Qualification for Copa Libertadores group stage[b]
9 Botafogo 38 13 12 13 38 46 −8 51 Qualification for Copa Sudamericana first stage
10 Santos 38 13 11 14 46 40 +6 50
11 Bahia 38 12 12 14 39 41 −2 48
12 Fluminense 38 12 9 17 32 46 −14 45
13 Corinthians 38 11 11 16 34 35 −1 44
14 Chapecoense 38 11 11 16 34 50 −16 44
15 Ceará 38 10 14 14 32 38 −6 44
16 Vasco da Gama 38 10 13 15 41 48 −7 43
17 Sport (R) 38 11 9 18 35 57 −22 42 Relegation to Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
18 América Mineiro (R) 38 10 10 18 30 47 −17 40
19 Vitória (R) 38 9 10 19 36 63 −27 37
20 Paraná (R) 38 4 11 23 18 57 −39 23
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.
Notes:

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AMG CAM CAP BAH BOT CEA CHA COR CRU FLA FLU GRE INT PAL PAR SAN SPA SPT VAS VIT
América Mineiro 1–3 3–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–3 3–0 2–1 2–1
Atlético Mineiro 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 3–3 1–0 1–0 0–1 5–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 5–2 0–0 2–1
Atlético Paranaense 4–0 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–2 5–1 1–0 2–0 3–0 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–3 3–0 2–0 0–1 4–0 1–0 4–0
Bahia 1–0 2–2 0–0 3–3 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 3–0 4–1
Botafogo 1–0 0–3 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–1
Ceará 2–2 2–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 3–1 2–1 0–1 0–3 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–0
Chapecoense 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1
Corinthians 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–3 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–0
Cruzeiro 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 3–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–0
Flamengo 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 4–1 1–1 1–0
Fluminense 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–3 1–0 4–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–0
Grêmio 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–2 4–0 3–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 2–0 5–1 2–1 3–4 2–1 4–0
Internacional 2–0 1–2 2–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 3–1 0–0 3–1 2–1
Palmeiras 4–0 3–2 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 3–2 3–1 2–3 1–0 3–2
Paraná 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–4 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1
Santos 0–1 3–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 3–1 0–0 3–0 1–1 5–2
São Paulo 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 3–2 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 3–0
Sport 0–2 3–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–3 2–1 0–0
Vasco da Gama 4–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 1–4 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–3 2–0 3–2 2–3
Vitória 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–2 3–4 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–2 0–0 2–3 0–3 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0
Source: CBF
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

AttendanceEdit

Average home attendancesEdit

As of 1 December 2018

Ranked from highest to lowest average attendance.[27]

Pos. Team GP Cumulative Mean
1 Flamengo 19 895,641 47,139
2 São Paulo 19 652,080 34,320
3 Palmeiras 19 614,764 32,356
4 Corinthians 19 595,973 31,367
5 Ceará 19 533,482 28,078
6 Internacional 19 526,319 27,701
7 Grêmio 19 423,016 22,264
8 Bahia 19 366,985 19,315
9 Atletico Mineiro 19 326,363 17,177
10 Vasco da Gama 19 282,720 14,880
11 Fluminense 19 274,702 14,458
12 Cruzeiro 19 257,146 13,534
13 Botafogo 19 219,811 11,569
14 Sport 19 217,132 11,428
15 Santos 19 200,925 10,575
16 Atletico Paranaense 19 200,830 10,570
17 Chapecoense 19 178,429 9,391
18 Vitória 19 174,439 9,181
19 Paraná 19 118,218 6,222
20 America Mineiro 19 93,043 4,897
 – Total 380 7,152,235 18,821

Season statisticsEdit

AwardsEdit

Team of the yearEdit

Annual awardsEdit

Award Winner Club
Manager of the Year   Luiz Felipe Scolari Palmeiras
Player of the Year   Dudu Palmeiras
Goal of the Year   Éverton Ribeiro, round 37 vs. Cruzeiro (8') Flamengo
Fan-Selected Player of the Year   Gustavo Cuéllar Flamengo
Young Player of the Year   Pedro Fluminense
Fair Play Team of the Year Corinthians
Referee of the Year   Raphael Claus

Source Globo
Last updated: 3 December 2018

ReferencesEdit

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