2020 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C

The 2020 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C was a football competition held in Brazil, equivalent to the third division. The competition was originally scheduled to begin on 3 May and end on 8 November,[1] however due to COVID-19 pandemic the tournament was rescheduled for 8 August 2020 – 30 January 2021.[2]

Campeonato Brasileiro Série C
Season2020
Dates8 August 2020 – 30 January 2021
ChampionsVila Nova (3rd title)
PromotedBrusque
Londrina
Remo
Vila Nova
RelegatedBoa Esporte
Imperatriz
São Bento
Treze
Matches played206
Goals scored498 (2.42 per match)
Top goalscorerThiago Alagoano (12 goals)
Biggest home winBotafogo-PB 7–0 Imperatriz
Group A, R14, 7 November
Ferroviário 7–0 Imperatriz
Group A, R17, 28 November
Biggest away winBrusque 1–8 Volta Redonda
Group B, R17, 28 November
Highest scoringBrusque 1–8 Volta Redonda
Group B, R17, 28 November
Longest winning run7 games
Santa Cruz
Longest unbeaten run10 games
Santa Cruz
Tombense
Vila Nova
Longest winless run18 games
Imperatriz
Longest losing run17 games
Imperatriz
2019
2021

Twenty teams competed in the tournament, twelve returning from the 2019 season, four promoted from the 2019 Campeonato Brasileiro Série D (Brusque, Manaus, Ituano and Jacuipense)[3] and four relegated from the 2019 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B (Londrina, São Bento, Criciúma and Vila Nova).[4]

The matches Treze v Imperatriz, scheduled for 9 August 2020 (Group A 1st round), and Imperatriz v Jacuipense, scheduled for 15 August 2020 (Group A 2nd round), were postponed after 14 Imperatriz players tested positive for COVID-19.[5][6]

Brusque, Londrina, Remo and Vila Nova were promoted to the 2021 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B.[7]

Vila Nova defeated Remo 8–3 on aggregate in the finals to win their third title.[8]

Format changesEdit

Starting from this edition, the quarter-finals and semi-finals were replaced by a second group stage played by eight teams. They were divided into two groups of four teams each. The top two teams of each group were promoted to the Série B, while the group winners qualified for the finals.[9]

TeamsEdit

Pos. Relegated from 2019 Série B
17º Londrina
18º São Bento
19º Criciúma
20º Vila Nova
Pos. Promoted from 2019 Série D
Brusque
Manaus
Ituano
Jacuipense

Number of teams by stateEdit

Number
of teams
State Team(s)
2   Minas Gerais Boa Esporte and Tombense
  Pará Paysandu and Remo
  Paraíba Botafogo-PB and Treze
  Rio Grande do Sul São José and Ypiranga
  Santa Catarina Brusque and Criciúma
  São Paulo Ituano and São Bento
1   Amazonas Manaus
  Bahia Jacuipense
  Ceará Ferroviário
  Goiás Vila Nova
  Maranhão Imperatriz
  Paraná Londrina
  Pernambuco Santa Cruz
  Rio de Janeiro Volta Redonda

PersonnelEdit

Team Home city Manager Kit Manufacturer
Boa Esporte Varginha   Ariel Mamede   GSport
Botafogo-PB João Pessoa   Evaristo Piza   Belo 1931 (Club manufactured kit)
Brusque Brusque   Jerson Testoni   Embratex
Criciúma Criciúma   Itamar Schülle   Garra91 (Club manufactured kit)
Ferroviário Fortaleza   Totonho (caretaker)   BM9 Sports
Imperatriz Imperatriz   Charles Guerreiro   DG Sports
Ituano Itu   Vinícius Bergantin   Kanxa
Jacuipense Riachão do Jacuípe   Jonilson Veloso   Niory Sports
Londrina Londrina   Silvinho (caretaker)   Karilu
Manaus Manaus   Souza Baiano (caretaker)   Soft Malhas
Paysandu Belém   João Brigatti   Lobo (Club manufactured kit)
Remo Belém   Paulo Bonamigo   Kappa
Santa Cruz Recife   Marcelo Martelotte   Cobra Coral (Club manufactured kit)
São Bento Sorocaba   Edson Vieira   Joma
São José Porto Alegre   China Balbino   Mega Sports
Tombense Tombos   Julinho Camargo   Vettor
Treze Campina Grande   Márcio Fernandes   Karilu
Vila Nova Goiânia   Márcio Fernandes   V43 (Club manufactured kit)
Volta Redonda Volta Redonda   Neto Colucci   Ícone sports
Ypiranga Erechim   Celso Teixeira   Clanel

First stageEdit

In the first stage, each group was played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, the following criteria would be used to determine the ranking: 1. Wins; 2. Goal difference; 3. Goals scored; 4. Head-to-head (if the tie is only between two teams); 5. Fewest red cards; 6. Fewest yellow cards; 7. Draw in the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation (Regulations Article 15).[10]

The top four teams of each group advanced to the second stage.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Santa Cruz 18 11 4 3 32 16 +16 37 Advance to second stage
2 Remo 18 8 7 3 20 10 +10 31
3 Vila Nova 18 8 7 3 20 11 +9 31
4 Paysandu 18 8 5 5 25 14 +11 29
5 Manaus 18 6 8 4 19 18 +1 26
6 Jacuipense 18 6 6 6 19 21 −2 24
7 Ferroviário 18 6 5 7 27 22 +5 23
8 Botafogo-PB 18 4 8 6 19 17 +2 20
9 Treze (R) 18 4 7 7 19 21 −2 19 Relegation to 2021 Campeonato Brasileiro Série D
10 Imperatriz (R) 18 0 1 17 10 60 −50 1
Source: CBF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored; 5) head-to-head results (only between 2 teams); 6) fewest red cards; 7) fewest yellow cards; 8) draw.
(R) Relegated

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BOT FER IMP JAC MAN PAY REM SAN TRE VIL
Botafogo-PB 2–1 7–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–0
Ferroviário 2–0 7–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–3 0–1 4–0
Imperatriz 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 0–3 0–0 1–6 1–2 1–3
Jacuipense 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 3–2 0–3
Manaus 3–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–1
Paysandu 1–0 3–0 6–1 1–2 1–1 2–3 0–0 1–0 0–0
Remo 0–0 2–1 5–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–0 0–0
Santa Cruz 1–0 3–3 2–0 3–3 1–2 2–1 1–0 3–2 2–0
Treze 2–0 0–3 4–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–1
Vila Nova 0–1 3–0 3–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–0
Source: CBF
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Ypiranga 18 9 4 5 31 26 +5 31 Advance to second stage
2 Ituano 18 8 5 5 28 20 +8 29
3 Londrina 18 8 5 5 20 16 +4 29
4 Brusque 18 8 5 5 23 26 −3 29
5 Tombense 18 7 6 5 21 18 +3 27
6 Volta Redonda 18 5 8 5 31 23 +8 23
7 Criciúma 18 4 7 7 20 25 −5 19
8 São José 18 5 5 8 15 23 −8 20
9 São Bento (R) 18 3 8 7 13 19 −6 17 Relegation to 2021 Campeonato Brasileiro Série D
10 Boa Esporte (R) 18 2 9 7 17 23 −6 15
Source: CBF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored; 5) head-to-head results (only between 2 teams); 6) fewest red cards; 7) fewest yellow cards; 8) draw.
(R) Relegated

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BOA BRU CRI ITU LON SBE SJO TOM VOL YPI
Boa Esporte 0–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–1
Brusque 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–8 2–1
Criciúma 3–1 2–2 0–2 2–1 3–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 4–4
Ituano 4–3 3–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 1–2
Londrina 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 3–2
São Bento 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–3 1–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1
São José 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–2 2–0
Tombense 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 4–0 1–0 2–0
Volta Redonda 0–0 2–2 0–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–4 2–0 1–2
Ypiranga 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–3
Source: CBF
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second stageEdit

In the second stage, each group was played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The teams were ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, the criteria to determine the ranking were the same as used in the first stage (Regulations Article 19).[10]

The top two teams of each group were promoted to the Série B. Group winners advanced to the finals.

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Vila Nova (P) 6 3 1 2 6 7 −1 10 Advance to Finals and promoted to 2021 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
2 Brusque (P) 6 2 3 1 9 6 +3 9 Promoted to 2021 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
3 Santa Cruz 6 2 2 2 8 7 +1 8
4 Ituano 6 1 2 3 7 10 −3 5
Source: CBF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored; 5) head-to-head results (only between 2 teams); 6) fewest red cards; 7) fewest yellow cards; 8) draw.
(P) Promoted

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BRU ITU SAN VIL
Brusque 4–2 0–0 0–0
Ituano 1–1 1–2 0–1
Santa Cruz 3–1 1–1 1–2
Vila Nova 0–3 1–2 2–1
Source: CBF
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Remo (P) 6 3 1 2 7 5 +2 10 Advance to Finals and promoted to 2021 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
2 Londrina (P) 6 2 3 1 7 6 +1 9 Promoted to 2021 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
3 Ypiranga 6 2 1 3 8 9 −1 7
4 Paysandu 6 2 1 3 6 8 −2 7
Source: CBF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored; 5) head-to-head results (only between 2 teams); 6) fewest red cards; 7) fewest yellow cards; 8) draw.
(P) Promoted

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away LON PAY REM YPI
Londrina 0–0 0–0 1–1
Paysandu 3–2 0–1 2–1
Remo 0–1 3–1 2–1
Ypiranga 2–3 1–0 2–1
Source: CBF
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

FinalsEdit

The finals were played on a home-and-away two-legged basis, with the higher-seeded team hosting the second leg. If tied on aggregate, the away goals rule would not be used, extra time would not be played, and the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the champions (Regulations Article 20).[10]

The finalists were seeded according to their performance in the tournament. The teams were ranked according to overall points. If tied on overall points, the following criteria would be used to determine the ranking: 1. Overall wins; 2. Overall goal difference; 3. Draw in the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation (Regulations Article 21).[10]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Host
1   Remo 24 11 8 5 27 15 +12 41 2nd leg
2   Vila Nova 24 11 8 5 26 18 +8 41 1st leg
Source: CBF

The matches were played on 23 and 30 January 2021.[11]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Vila Nova   8–3   Remo 5–1 3–2

MatchesEdit

Vila Nova  5–1  Remo
Talles   25'36'
Alan Mineiro   45+2'
Henan   58'69'
Report Gilberto Alemão   9'
Attendance: 0
Referee: Caio Max Augusto Vieira (Rio Grande do Norte)

Remo  2–3  Vila Nova
Felipe Gedoz   7'
Lucas Siqueira   35'
Report Alan Mineiro   9'
Mimica   40' (o.g.)88' (o.g.)
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ramon Abatti Abel (Santa Catarina)

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Thiago Alagoano Brusque 12
2   Willian Lira Ferroviário 11
3   Henan Vila Nova 10
  Neto Pessoa Ypiranga
5   Nicolas Paysandu 9
6   Chiquinho Santa Cruz 8
  Hamilton Manaus
  João Carlos Volta Redonda
9   Caprini Ypiranga 7
  Fernandinho Ypiranga
  Rubens Tombense

Source: CBF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CBF publica calendário de 2020 com Datas FIFA livres" (in Portuguese). CBF. 3 October 2019.
  2. ^ "CBF publica calendário revisado da temporada 2020" (in Portuguese). CBF. 9 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Brusque, Manaus, Jacuipense-BA e Ituano garantem acesso à Série C; confira os duelos das semis" (in Portuguese). Globo. 21 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Figueirense empata com o CRB-AL e garante permanência na Série B" (in Portuguese). CBF. 22 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Nota oficial - adiamento de partida da Série C do Campeonato Brasileiro" (in Portuguese). CBF. 9 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Nota oficial - adiamento de partida da Série C do Campeonato Brasileiro" (in Portuguese). CBF. 13 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Série C: Vila Nova se junta a Brusque, Remo e Londrina entre os classificados para a 2ª divisão" (in Portuguese). Globo. 17 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Vila Nova volta a vencer o Remo e conquista a Série C 2020" (in Portuguese). CBF. 30 January 2021.
  9. ^ "Com grupos definidos, CBF muda formato da Série C: sai mata-mata e entram quadrangulares" (in Portuguese). Globo. 2 March 2020.
  10. ^ a b c d "Regulamento Específico da Competição - Campeonato Brasileiro Série C de 2020" (PDF) (in Portuguese). CBF.
  11. ^ "Tabela detalhada da final da Série C entre Vila Nova e Remo" (in Portuguese). CBF. 18 January 2021.