2021 Campeonato Paulista

The 2021 Campeonato Paulista de Futebol Profissional da Primeira Divisão - Série A1 was the 120th season of São Paulo's top professional football league. The competition was played from 28 February to 23 May 2021.[1]

Campeonato Paulista - Série A1
Season2021
Dates28 February - 23 May 2021
ChampionsSão Paulo
RelegatedSão Caetano & São Bento
Série DFerroviária

Santo André

Internacional de Limeira
Matches played109
Goals scored249 (2.28 per match)
Top goalscorerBruno Mezenga (9 goals)
Biggest home winFerroviária 5–0 Botafogo
Biggest away winInter de Limeira 0–4 São Paulo
Highest scoringSão Paulo 5–1 São Caetano (6 goals)
Longest winning runSão Paulo (8 games)
Longest unbeaten runSão Paulo (10 games)
Longest winless runSão Caetano (All games)
Longest losing runItuano (7 games)
Highest attendance0
Lowest attendance0
Total attendance0
Average attendance0
2020
2022

In addition, it was also decided that Paulistão 2021 will have VAR in all games, including those in the first phase of the competition.[2]

FormatEdit

  • In the first stage the sixteen teams are drawn, with seeding, into four groups of four teams each, with each team playing once against the twelve clubs from the other three groups. After each team has played twelve matches, the top two teams of each group qualify for the quarter-final stage.
  • After the completion of the first stage, the two clubs with the lowest number of points, regardless of the group, will be relegated to the Campeonato Paulista Série A2.
  • Quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals are played in a two-legged home and away fixture, with the best placed first stage team playing the second leg at home.
  • In case of a draw in any knockout stage, the match will be decided by a penalty shoot-out.
  • The two highest-placed teams not otherwise qualified will qualify for the 2022 Copa do Brasil.
  • The top three highest-placed teams in the general table at the end of the competition who are not playing in any level of the national Brazilian football league system will qualify for the 2022 Campeonato Brasileiro Série D.

TiebreakersEdit

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied to determine the rankings:

  1. Higher number of wins;
  2. Superior goal difference;
  3. Higher number of goals scored;
  4. Fewest red cards received;
  5. Fewest yellow cards received;
  6. Draw in the headquarters of the FPF.[3]

TeamsEdit

Club Home city Manager 2020 result
Botafogo Ribeirão Preto   Argel Fucks 14th
Corinthians São Paulo (Itaquera)   Vagner Mancini 2nd
Ferroviária Araraquara   Elano 11th
Guarani Campinas   Allan Aal 10th
Internacional de Limeira Limeira   Thiago Carpini 12th
Ituano Itu   Vinícius Bergantin 13th
Mirassol Mirassol   Eduardo Baptista 3rd
Novorizontino Novo Horizonte   Léo Condé 9th
Palmeiras São Paulo (Barra Funda)   Abel Ferreira 1st
Ponte Preta Campinas   Fábio Moreno 4th
Red Bull Bragantino Bragança Paulista   Maurício Barbieri 5th
Santo André Santo André   Paulo Roberto Santos 7th
Santos Santos   Fernando Diniz 8th
São Bento Sorocaba   Marcelo Cordeiro 2nd (Série A2)
São Caetano São Caetano do Sul   Paulinho McLaren (interim) 1st (Série A2)
São Paulo São Paulo (Morumbi)   Hernán Crespo 6th

First stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Corinthians 12 7 4 1 17 9 +8 25 Knockout stage
2 Internacional de Limeira 12 6 0 6 8 12 −4 18
3 Santo André 12 3 4 5 9 13 −4 13 Troféu do Interior
4 Botafogo 12 2 6 4 10 15 −5 12
Source: Soccerway


Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 São Paulo 12 8 3 1 28 9 +19 27 Knockout stage
2 Ferroviária 12 6 3 3 20 12 +8 21
3 Ponte Preta 12 4 1 7 13 16 −3 13 Troféu do Interior
4 São Bento (R) 12 1 6 5 8 14 −6 9 Relegation to Série A2
Source: Soccerway
(R) Relegated


Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Red Bull Bragantino 12 6 5 1 15 7 +8 23 Knockout stage
2 Palmeiras 12 6 3 3 18 10 +8 21
3 Novorizontino 12 5 4 3 17 12 +5 19 Troféu do Interior
4 Ituano 12 4 1 7 10 14 −4 13
Source: Soccerway


Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Mirassol 12 5 3 4 15 15 0 18 Knockout stage
2 Guarani 12 4 2 6 11 16 −5 14
3 Santos (E) 12 3 4 5 12 19 −7 13
4 São Caetano (R) 12 0 3 9 4 22 −18 3 Relegation to Série A2
Source: Soccerway
(E) Eliminated; (R) Relegated


Troféu do InteriorEdit

The Troféu do Interior of the 2021 Campeonato Paulista began on 12 May with the quarter-finals and ended on 20 May 2021 with the final. A total of six teams compete in the Troféu Interior.

Round datesEdit

Round Single match
Quarter-finals 12–13 May 2021
Semi-finals 16–17 May 2021
Final 20 May 2021

BracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
C3 Novorizontino
--  
C3 Novorizontino 4
C4 Ituano 0
C4 Ituano 5
A4 Santo André 1
C3 Novorizontino 2
B3 Ponte Preta 0
KS Red Bull Bragantino
--  
KS Red Bull Bragantino 1 (2)
B3 Ponte Preta 1 (4)
B3 Ponte Preta 0 (14)
A3 Botafogo 0 (13)

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ituano 5–1 Santo André
Ponte Preta 0–0 (14–13 p) Botafogo
Ituano5–1Santo André
  • Taliari   5', 7'
  • Fernandinho   55'
  • Branquinho   35'
  • MateusSilva   24'
Report Ramon   65'
Attendance: 0
Referee: Thiago Lourenço de Mattos

Note: The match was concluded the following day, due to a power outage at the stadium.


Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Red Bull Bragantino 1–1 (2–4 p) Ponte Preta
Novorizontino 4–0 Ituano

Novorizontino4–0Ituano
Report
Estádio Dr. Jorge Ismael de Biasi, Novo Horizonte
Attendance: 0
Referee: Vinícius Gonçalves Dias Araújo

FinalEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Novorizontino 2–0 Ponte Preta
Novorizontino2–0Ponte Preta
Report
Estádio Dr. Jorge Ismael de Biasi, Novo Horizonte
Attendance: 0
Referee: Douglas Marques das Flores


 2021 Troféu do Interior Champions 
Novorizontino
1st title

Knockout stageEdit

The knockout stage of the 2021 Campeonato Paulista began on 11 May with the quarter-finals and end on 23 May 2021 with the final. A total of eight teams compete in the knockout stage.

Round datesEdit

Round First leg Second leg
Quarter-finals 11–14 May 2021
Semi-finals 16 May 2021
Finals 20 May 2021 23 May 2021

FormatEdit

The quarter-finals will be played in a single match at the stadium of the better-ranked team in the first phase. If no goals were scored during the match, the tie will be decided via a penalty shoot-out. The semi-finals will be played with the same format as the quarter-finals. The finals will be played over two legs, with the team having the better record in matches from the previous stages hosting the second leg.

Qualified teamsEdit

Group Winners Runners-up
A Corinthians Internacional de Limeira
B São Paulo Ferroviária
C Red Bull Bragantino Palmeiras
D Mirassol Guarani

BracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
           
B1 São Paulo 4
B2 Ferroviária 2
B1 São Paulo 4
D1 Mirassol 0
D1 Mirassol 0 (4)
D2 Guarani 0 (3)
B1 São Paulo 0 2 2
C2 Palmeiras 0 0 0
A1 Corinthians 4
A2 Internacional de Limeira 1
A1 Corinthians 0
C2 Palmeiras 2
C1 Red Bull Bragantino 0
C2 Palmeiras 1

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Corinthians 4−1 Internacional de Limeira
Mirassol 0–0 (4–3 p) Guarani
Red Bull Bragantino 0–1 Palmeiras
São Paulo 4–2 Ferroviária
Corinthians4−1Internacional de Limeira
Report
Attendance: 0
Referee: Douglas Marques das Flores

Mirassol0–0Guarani
Report
Penalties
4–3
Estádio Municipal José Maria de Campos Maia, Mirassol
Attendance: 0
Referee: Thiago Luis Scarascati

Red Bull Bragantino0–1Palmeiras
Report
Attendance: 0
Referee: Raphael Claus

São Paulo4–2Ferroviária
Report
Attendance: 0
Referee: Salim Fende Chavez

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Corinthians 0–2 Palmeiras
São Paulo 4–0 Mirassol
Corinthians0–2Palmeiras
Report
Attendance: 0
Referee: Flávio Rodrigues de Souza

São Paulo4–0Mirassol
Report
Attendance: 0
Referee: Luiz Flávio de Oliveira

FinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
São Paulo 2–0 Palmeiras 0–0 2–0

First legEdit

Palmeiras0–0São Paulo
Report
Attendance: 0
Referee: Flávio Rodrigues de Souza

Second legEdit

São Paulo2–0Palmeiras
Report
Attendance: 0
Referee: Raphael Claus


 2021 Campeonato Paulista Champions 
São Paulo
22nd title

Overall tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 São Paulo (C) 16 11 4 1 38 11 +27 37 Finalists
2 Palmeiras 16 8 4 4 21 12 +9 28
3 Corinthians 14 8 4 2 21 12 +9 28 Eliminated in the semi-finals
4 Mirassol 14 5 4 5 15 19 −4 19
5 Red Bull Bragantino 14 6 5 3 16 9 +7 23 Eliminated in the quarter-finals
6 Ferroviária (B) 13 6 3 4 22 16 +6 21
7 Internacional de Limeira (B) 13 6 0 7 9 16 −7 18
8 Guarani 13 4 3 6 11 16 −5 15
9 Novorizontino (W) 14 7 4 3 23 12 +11 25
10 Ponte Preta 15 6 1 8 14 19 −5 19
11 Ituano 14 5 1 8 15 19 −4 16
12 Santos 12 3 4 5 12 19 −7 13
13 Santo André (B) 13 3 4 6 10 18 −8 13
14 Botafogo 13 2 6 5 10 15 −5 12
15 São Bento (R) 12 1 6 5 8 14 −6 9 Relegation to Série A2
16 São Caetano (R) 12 0 3 9 4 22 −18 3
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd wins; 3rd goal difference; 4th goals scored; 5th head-to-head results; 6th least red cards received; 7th least yellow cards received; 8th draw.
(B) Qualification for the Campeonato Brasileiro Série D; (C) Champion; (R) Relegated; (W) Winner of the Troféu do Interior

AwardsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Bruno Mezenga Ferroviária 9
2   Moisés Ponte Preta 6
3   Jenison Novorizontino 4
  Pablo São Paulo
4   Danielzinho Novorizontino 3
  Diego Tavares São Bento
  Gabriel Sara São Paulo
  Andrigo Guarani

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Campeonato Paulista 2021" (in Portuguese). Globo. 9 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Campeonato Paulista 2021" (in Portuguese). Goal. 9 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Regulamento do Paulistão 2020". FPF.