2019 Campeonato Gaúcho

The 2019 Campeonato da Primeira Divisão de Futebol Profissional da FGF (2019 FGF First Division Professional Football Championship), better known as the 2019 Campeonato Gaúcho or Gaúcho, was the 99th edition of the top flight football league of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. The season began on 20 January and ended on 21 April.

Campeonato Gaúcho
Season2019
ChampionsGrêmio (38th title)
RelegatedAvenida
Veranópolis
Copa do BrasilGrêmio
Internacional
Caxias
Série DCaxias
São Luiz
Matches played80
Goals scored179 (2.24 per match)
Top goalscorerRafael Gava
Marcão
(6 goals)
Biggest home winGrêmio 6–0 Avenida
(11 February 2019)
Biggest away winJuventude 0–6 Grêmio
(25 March 2019)
Highest scoringGrêmio 6–0 Avenida
(11 February 2019)
Aimoré 4–2 Novo Hamburgo
(25 February 2019)
Veranópolis ECRC 3–3 Brasil de Pelotas
(21 March 2019)
Juventude 0–6 Grêmio
(25 March 2019)
Longest winning run5 games
Grêmio
Internacional
Longest unbeaten run17 games
Grêmio
Longest winless run11 games
Veranópolis ECRC
Longest losing run6 games
Avenida
Highest attendance47,759
Grêmio 0–0 Internacional
(18 April 2019)
Lowest attendance160
São José 2–2 Caxias
(21 March 2019)
Total attendance445,233
Average attendance5,565
2018
2020

The 12 clubs contested in the Campeonato Gaúcho (Championship A1 Series) in a first phase single round-robin and two-legged knockout bracket in the final. Grêmio successfully defended in the final its 36th championship title to add the 2019 championship to its cache over Taça Centenário champions Brasil de Pelotas. VAR use would debut in the tournament's history for both legs of the final and any Grenal matches that take place.[1]

FormatEdit

The Gauchão was contested between 12 teams in the first phase a single round-robin, who first played in a single round-robin. The 8 top ranked teams qualified for the final stage, a two-legged knockout bracket, and the 2 bottom ranked teams were relegated to the Série A2. Three places were available in the 2020 Copa do Brasil, while either one or two places would be available in the 2020 Série D, depending on thedecision of the CBF to reduce the number of participant clubs from 68 to 40.[2] A new disitinction called the Campeonato do Interior Gaúcho, was awarded to the best-placing team outside the final. Grêmio and Internacional are automatically eliminated from being eligible for the award.

Participating teamsEdit

Club Home city 2018 result
Aimoré São Leopoldo 2nd (A2)
Avenida Santa Cruz do Sul 4th
Brasil de Pelotas Pelotas 2nd
Caxias Caxias do Sul 5th
Grêmio Porto Alegre 1st
Internacional Porto Alegre 6th
Juventude Caxias do Sul 9th
Novo Hamburgo Novo Hamburgo 10th
Pelotas Pelotas 1st (A2)
São José Porto Alegre 3rd
São Luiz Ijuí 8th
Veranópolis Veranópolis 7th

First phaseEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Grêmio 11 9 2 0 29 1 +28 29 Advance to Final phase
2 Internacional 11 7 1 3 13 8 +5 22
3 Caxias 11 6 2 3 18 10 +8 20
4 São Luiz 11 5 2 4 14 13 +1 17
5 São José 11 5 1 5 14 15 −1 16
6 Aimoré 11 4 3 4 12 15 −3 15
7 Novo Hamburgo 11 4 3 4 11 15 −4 15
8 Juventude 11 4 2 5 10 15 −5 14
9 Pelotas 11 3 3 5 8 10 −2 12
10 Brasil de Pelotas 11 2 5 4 13 19 −6 11
11 Avenida 11 1 3 7 6 20 −14 6 Relegation to 2019 Campeonato Gaúcho Série B
12 Veranópolis 11 0 5 6 8 15 −7 5
Updated to match(es) played on 20 March 2019. Source: Standings
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Wins; 3) Goal difference; 4) Goals scored; 5) Head-to-head; 6) Disciplinary record.

Final phaseEdit

BracketEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
            
Grêmio 6 0 6
Juventude 0 0 0
Grêmio 0 3 3
São Luiz 0 0 0
São Luiz 0 2 2
São José 0 1 1
Grêmio 0 0 0 (3)
Internacional 0 0 0 (2)
Internacional 2 0 2
Novo Hamburgo 0 1 1
Internacional 2 2 4
Caxias 1 0 1
Caxias 1 1 2
Aimoré 1 0 1

FinalEdit

Internacional  0–0  Grêmio

General tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Grêmio 17 12 5 0 38 1 +37 41 2020 Copa do Brasil
2 Internacional 17 9 4 4 19 10 +9 31
3 Caxias 15 7 3 5 21 15 +6 24 2020 Copa do Brasil, 2020 Série D and Campeão do Interior
4 São Luiz 15 6 4 5 16 17 −1 22 2020 Série D
5 Novo Hamburgo 13 5 3 5 12 17 −5 18 Eliminated in quarterfinals
6 São José 13 5 2 6 15 17 −2 17
7 Aimoré 13 4 4 5 13 17 −4 16
8 Juventude 13 4 3 6 10 21 −11 15
9 Pelotas 11 3 3 5 8 10 −2 12
10 Brasil de Pelotas 11 2 5 4 13 19 −6 11
11 Avenida (R) 11 1 3 7 6 20 −14 6 Relegation to 2020 Campeonato Gaúcho Série A2
12 Veranópolis (R) 11 0 5 6 8 15 −7 5
Updated to match(es) played on 28 March 2019. Source: Standings
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-Head; 3) Goal difference; 4) Goals scored
(R) Relegated

GoalsEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[3]
1   Rafael Gava Caxias 6
  Marcão São Luiz
3   Luan Vieira Grêmio 5
4   Marinho Grêmio 4
  Michel Brasil de Pelotas
  Everton Grêmio
  Pepê Grêmio
  Héctor Bustamante Novo Hamburgo
  Vinicius Aimoré
10   Raphael Macena Veranópolis ECRC 3


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Grabauska, Cléber (14 November 2018). "Federação define quais jogos terão VAR no próximo Gauchão". GaúchaZH. Archived from the original on 16 November 2018. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Gauchão Ipiranga". Global Sports Archive. Retrieved 26 September 2019.