1986 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

The 1986 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A was the 30th edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. São Paulo won the championship.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season1986
ChampionsSão Paulo
2nd Campeonato Brasileiro title
2nd Brazilian title
Copa Libertadores
de América
São Paulo
Guarani
Biggest home winCorinthians 6–0 Sergipe (September 14, 1986)
Palmeiras 6-0 Fortaleza (September 17, 1986)
Guarani 8–2 Piauí (October 2, 1986)
Vasco da Gama 6-0 Operário-MT (October 5, 1986)
Biggest away winSobradinho 0–5 Corinthians (October 29, 1986)
Highest scoringGuarani 8–2 Piauí (October 2, 1986)
1985
1987

Overview and formatEdit

The 1986 tournament ranks as one of the most controversial ever, alongside 1987. For its detractors, it apparently revived old devils from late 1970s by featuring back a single division with 80 teams, allegedly for political reasons as CBF sought support from smaller teams against growing criticism of the top traditional clubs. These in turn saw this as weaker revenue possibilities, exemplified by 1985 final play-offs, combined with real increased competitiveness from these smaller provincial clubs, now also at national league level. Promotion and relegation were still taboo, and unthinkable for top tier teams. But CBF introduced for the first time this feature (which actually justified the single division formula once for all in order to level the playing field for next-year tournament with more conventional divisions of 24 teams).

First phase (Groups A, B, C & D)
80 teams divided into eight groups. In practice the first four groups constituted a top-tier division featuring 19 teams chosen by their historical ranking records, the 22 champions of 1985 state championships, the two finalists of 1985 and the champion of the 1985 Série B (Tuna Luso). Those would be divided into 4 groups of eleven teams, in which the seven best teams on each group and the four best non-qualified teams, regardless of group, would qualify to the second phase.
First phase (Groups E, F, G & H)
In July 1986, when CBF announced the dispute of Parallel Tournament, only 24 clubs would take part. Twenty-two of these clubs would be selected by FA through 1986 state championship record. The others two were Goytacaz, runner-up of 1985 Taça de Prata, and Brasil de Pelotas, the second-best-placed team in the final standings among the teams from groups C and D in the 1985 Taça de Ouro. Through August, some FAs started to pressure for more berths. FFERJ chose Americano to represent the state, instead of Campo Grande, claiming that the 1985 Campeonato Carioca rules gave to the former a berth in 1986 and Campo Grande would have the same right in 1987 (what never happened). Campo Grande protested, threatening to take the matter to court. This situation led to an extension of participants in Parallel Tournament. CBF included other 12 clubs. Ironically, Rio de Janeiro didn't receive an additional berth and Campo Grande did not participate. Under the new rules, the 36 teams would be divided into 4 groups of nine teams, in which only the first-placed team qualified to the second phase.
Second phase
Originally, it would have comprised the 24 qualified teams in each group, the four best non-qualified teams and the four group champions of Groups E, F, G and H, giving a total of 32. Those 32 teams would be divided into four groups of 8, in which the two bottom teams would be relegated to the 1987 Série B and the four top-placed teams would qualify to the round of 16. the qualified teams, along with the two other eliminated teams, would participate in the 1987 Série A. However, Vasco da Gama, after being eliminated in the first phase, attempted to get Joinville's berth in the second phase, since Joinville had won the points of a draw against Sergipe due to one player of Sergipe having been caught in an anti-doping test. If that extra point was taken from Joinville, Joinville would fall to 8th place in the group, and Vasco would qualify due to having a better goal difference. As an attempted solution, CBF gave berths in the second phase to both Vasco and Joinville, eliminating Portuguesa, that had appealed to the common courts in an unrelated case about ticket sales. After being threatened with the withdrawal of the clubs from São Paulo, CBF reversed its decision and enlarged the second stage to 36 clubs, qualifying Vasco da Gama, Náutico, Santa Cruz and Sobradinho.[1] Because of that, the 1987 championship was enlarged to 28 clubs.[2] Regardless, the new rules still were fundamentally the same, with the seven top teams of each group qualifying for the 1987 Série A, the bottom two teams being relegated and the four top teams qualifying to the Round of 16.
Final phases
16-team double play-offs. In case that two teams ended tied in goal difference after two matches, the team with the best record in the previous phase would qualify.

First phaseEdit

Group AEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   São Paulo 10 7 3 0 21 7 14 17
2   Internacional 10 5 4 1 13 5 8 14
3   Sport 10 5 3 2 11 6 5 13
4   Fluminense 10 5 2 3 9 7 2 12
5   Bangu 10 4 4 2 11 6 5 12
6   Ceará 10 3 4 3 8 10 -2 10
7   Sobradinho 10 3 2 5 8 12 -4 8
8   Operário-MS 10 3 1 6 9 15 -6 7
9   Sampaio Corrêa 10 1 4 5 5 15 -10 6
10   Remo 10 0 6 4 9 15 -6 6
11   Coritiba 10 1 3 6 3 9 -6 5

Group BEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   Flamengo 10 6 2 2 15 7 8 14
2   Ponte Preta 10 6 1 3 18 11 7 13
3   Corinthians 10 5 3 2 16 6 10 13
4   Atlético Paranaense 10 4 4 2 12 5 7 12
5   Grêmio 10 4 3 3 15 11 4 11
6   America-RJ 10 4 2 4 10 11 -1 10
7   Joinville 10 4 2 4 14 17 -3 10
8   Goiás 10 3 4 3 8 9 -1 10
9   Botafogo-PB 10 3 1 6 9 16 -7 7
10   Sergipe 10 3 1 6 5 16 -11 7
11   Paysandu 10 1 1 8 5 18 -13 3

Group CEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   Bahia 10 7 3 0 19 4 15 17
2   Guarani 10 7 2 1 19 15 14 16
3   Santos 10 6 2 2 16 6 10 14
4   Rio Branco-ES 10 5 4 1 10 5 5 14
5   Cruzeiro 10 4 3 3 12 6 6 11
6   Atlético Goianiense 10 4 2 4 9 8 1 10
7   Vasco da Gama 10 3 3 4 11 4 7 9
8   Náutico 10 4 0 6 7 13 -6 8
9   Tuna Luso 10 2 1 7 8 20 -12 5
10   Piauí 10 1 1 8 6 26 -20 3
11   Operário-MT 10 1 1 8 4 24 -20 3

Group DEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   Atlético Mineiro 10 7 3 0 18 6 12 17
2   Portuguesa 10 4 4 2 12 12 0 12
3   Vitória 10 2 7 1 12 10 2 11
4   Palmeiras 10 4 2 4 19 10 9 10
5   Nacional 10 3 4 3 10 9 1 10
6   CSA 10 3 4 3 8 7 1 10
7   Botafogo 10 3 4 3 11 11 0 10
8   Comercial-MS 10 3 4 3 9 11 -3 10
9   Santa Cruz 10 3 3 4 11 14 -3 9
10   Fortaleza 10 2 2 6 7 19 -12 6
11   Alecrim 10 1 3 6 7 15 -8 5

Groups E to HEdit

Second phaseEdit

Group IEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   Palmeiras 16 7 8 1 22 11 11 22
2   São Paulo 16 7 7 2 29 7 22 21
3   Joinville 16 5 8 3 14 12 2 18
4   America-RJ 16 5 8 3 14 14 0 18
5   Santos 16 3 9 4 9 10 -1 15
6   Bangu 16 4 6 6 10 17 -7 14
7   Treze 16 4 4 8 8 20 -12 12
8   Botafogo 16 3 6 7 10 17 -7 12
9   Ponte Preta 16 3 6 7 11 19 -8 12

Group JEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   Guarani 16 10 5 1 26 6 20 25
2   Fluminense 16 9 4 3 21 8 13 21
3   Flamengo 16 6 5 5 18 10 8 17
4   Grêmio 16 5 5 6 16 15 1 15
5   Goiás 16 4 7 5 17 21 -4 15
6   Santa Cruz 16 3 9 4 13 16 -3 15
7   Atlético Goianiense 16 3 7 6 14 20 -6 13
8   Vitória 16 4 4 8 11 20 -8 12
9   Central 16 2 6 8 11 31 -20 10

Group KEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   Cruzeiro 16 8 5 3 23 12 11 21
2   Portuguesa 16 7 7 2 19 10 9 21
3   Bahia 16 9 2 5 17 13 4 21
4   Inter de Limeira 16 6 6 4 19 18 1 18
5   Atlético Paranaense 16 5 7 4 15 12 3 17
6   Náutico 16 6 2 8 14 18 -4 14
7   CSA 16 4 6 6 12 16 -4 14
8   Sport 16 3 4 9 14 21 -7 10
9   Comercial-MS 16 2 5 9 13 26 -13 9

Group LEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1   Atlético Mineiro 16 9 4 3 17 10 7 22
2   Corinthians 16 7 7 2 23 10 13 21
3   Vasco da Gama 16 7 5 4 24 15 9 19
4   Criciúma 16 7 5 4 14 13 1 19
5   Internacional 16 7 4 5 27 18 9 18
6   Ceará 16 5 4 7 17 21 -4 14
7   Rio Branco-ES 16 5 3 8 19 24 -5 13
8   Nacional 16 4 2 10 15 24 -9 10
9   Sobradinho 16 2 4 10 13 34 -21 8

Round of 16Edit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bahia 2–1 Palmeiras 2–0 0–1
Vasco da Gama 0-5 Guarani 0–3 0-2
Joinville 2–2 Cruzeiro 1–1 0–1
Flamengo 1-2 Atlético Mineiro 1-1 0-1
Criciúma 2-2 Fluminense 2-1 0-1
Inter de Limeira 2-4 São Paulo 2–1 0-3
Grêmio 1-1 Corinthians 0-0 1-1
America-RJ 1-0 Portuguesa 1–0 0-0

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bahia 2-3 Guarani 2-2 0-1
Cruzeiro 1-1 Atlético Mineiro 0-0 1-1
Fluminense 1-2 São Paulo 1-0 0-2
Corinthians 2-3 America-RJ 0-2 2-1

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlético Mineiro 1-2 Guarani 0-0 1-2
São Paulo 2-1 America-RJ 1-0 1-1

FinalsEdit

São Paulo  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Guarani
Careca   63' Evair   60'
Attendance: 81,060

Guarani  3–3 (a.e.t.)  São Paulo
Nelsinho   2' (o.g)
Marco Antônio Boiadeiro   97'
Soão Paulo   110'
Ricardo Rocha   9' (o.g.)
Pita   91'
Careca   119'
Penalties
Marco Antônio Boiadeiro  
Tosin  
João Paulo  
Valdir Carioca  
Evair  
3–4 Careca  
Darío Pereyra  
Fonseca  
Rômulo  
Wagner Basílio  
Attendance: 37,370

Final standingsEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 São Paulo 47 34 17 13 4 62 22 40
2 Guarani 53 34 21 11 2 59 18 41
3 Atlético Mineiro 45 32 17 11 4 39 20 19
4 América-RJ 34 32 11 12 9 29 29 0
5 Bahia 40 30 17 6 7 40 21 19
6 Fluminense 38 30 16 6 8 33 19 14
7 Corinthians 38 30 13 12 5 42 20 22
8 Cruzeiro 36 30 12 12 6 38 21 17
9 Criciúma 35 26 14 7 5 28 19 9
10 Palmeiras 34 28 12 10 6 42 23 19
11 Portuguesa 34 28 11 12 5 31 23 8
12 Inter de Limeira 33 26 13 7 6 37 25 12
13 Flamengo 32 28 12 8 8 34 19 15
14 Joinville 29 28 8 13 7 30 31 -1
15 Vasco da Gama 28 28 10 8 10 35 24 11
16 Grêmio 28 28 9 10 9 32 27 5
17 Internacional 32 26 12 8 6 40 23 17
18 Atlético Paranaense 29 26 9 11 6 27 17 10
19 Santos 29 26 9 11 6 25 16 9
20 Rio Branco-ES 27 26 10 7 9 29 29 0
21 Bangu 26 26 8 10 8 21 23 -2
22 Ponte Preta 25 26 9 7 10 29 30 -1
23 Goiás 25 26 7 11 8 25 30 -5
24 Treze 24 24 9 6 9 16 22 -6
25 Ceará 24 26 8 8 10 25 31 -6
26 CSA 24 26 7 10 9 20 23 -3
27 Santa Cruz 24 26 6 12 8 24 30 -6
28 Sport 23 26 8 7 11 25 27 -2
29 Atlético-GO 23 26 7 9 10 23 28 -5
30 Vitória 23 26 6 11 9 23 30 -7
31 Náutico 22 26 10 2 14 21 31 -10
32 Botafogo 22 26 6 10 10 21 8 -7
33 Central 21 24 7 7 10 22 37 -15
34 Nacional 20 26 7 6 13 25 33 -8
35 Comercial-MS 19 26 5 9 12 22 37 -15
36 Sobradinho 16 26 5 6 15 21 46 -25
37 Sergipe 8 10 3 2 5 5 16 -11
38 Operário-MS 7 10 3 1 6 9 15 -6
39 Botafogo-PB 7 10 3 1 6 9 16 -7
40 Fortaleza 6 10 2 2 6 7 19 -12
41 Sampaio Corrêa 6 10 1 4 5 5 15 -10
42 Remo 6 10 0 6 4 9 15 -6
43 Tuna Luso 5 10 2 1 7 8 20 -12
44 Coritiba 5 10 1 3 6 3 9 -6
45 Alecrim 5 10 1 3 6 7 15 -8
46 Paysandu 3 10 1 1 8 5 18 -13
47 Piauí 3 10 1 1 8 6 26 -20
48 Operário-MT 3 10 1 1 8 4 24 -20
Champions and qualified to Copa Libertadores 1987
Runners-up and qualified to Copa Libertadores 1987
Eliminated in the semifinals
Eliminated in the quarterfinals
Eliminated in the Round of 16
Eliminated in the Second Stage
Eliminated in the First Stage (groups A-D)
 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 1986 
São Paulo Futebol Clube
2nd title

Série A and Série B overall standingsEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 São Paulo 47 34 17 13 4 62 22 40
2 Guarani 53 34 21 11 2 59 18 41
3 Atlético Mineiro 45 32 17 11 4 39 20 19
4 América-RJ 34 32 11 12 9 29 29 0
5 Bahia 40 30 17 6 7 40 21 19
6 Fluminense 38 30 16 6 8 33 19 14
7 Corinthians 38 30 13 12 5 42 20 22
8 Cruzeiro 36 30 12 12 6 38 21 17
9 Criciúma 35 26 14 7 5 28 19 9
10 Palmeiras 34 28 12 10 6 42 23 19
11 Portuguesa 34 28 11 12 5 31 23 8
12 Inter de Limeira 33 26 13 7 6 37 25 12
13 Flamengo 32 28 12 8 8 34 19 15
14 Joinville 29 28 8 13 7 30 31 -1
15 Vasco da Gama 28 28 10 8 10 35 24 11
16 Grêmio 28 28 9 10 9 32 27 5
17 Internacional 32 26 12 8 6 40 23 17
18 Atlético Paranaense 29 26 9 11 6 27 17 10
19 Santos 29 26 9 11 6 25 16 9
20 Rio Branco-ES 27 26 10 7 9 29 29 0
21 Bangu 26 26 8 10 8 21 23 -2
22 Ponte Preta 25 26 9 7 10 29 30 -1
23 Goiás 25 26 7 11 8 25 30 -5
24 Treze 24 24 9 6 9 16 22 -6
25 Ceará 24 26 8 8 10 25 31 -6
26 CSA 24 26 7 10 9 20 23 -3
27 Santa Cruz 24 26 6 12 8 24 30 -6
28 Sport 23 26 8 7 11 25 27 -2
29 Atlético-GO 23 26 7 9 10 23 28 -5
30 Vitória 23 26 6 11 9 23 30 -7
31 Náutico 22 26 10 2 14 21 31 -10
32 Botafogo 22 26 6 10 10 21 28 -7
33 Central 21 24 7 7 10 22 37 -15
34 Nacional 20 26 7 6 13 25 33 -8
35 Comercial-MS 19 26 5 9 12 22 37 -15
36 Sobradinho 16 26 5 6 15 21 46 -25
37 Sergipe 8 10 3 2 5 5 16 -11
38 Operário-MS 7 10 3 1 6 9 15 -6
39 Botafogo-PB 7 10 3 1 6 9 16 -7
40 Fortaleza 6 10 2 2 6 7 19 -12
41 Sampaio Corrêa 6 10 1 4 5 5 15 -10
42 Remo 6 10 0 6 4 9 15 -6
43 Tuna Luso 5 10 2 1 7 8 20 -12
44 Coritiba 5 10 1 3 6 3 9 -6
45 Alecrim 5 10 1 3 6 7 15 -8
46 Paysandu 3 10 1 1 8 5 18 -13
47 Piauí 3 10 1 1 8 6 26 -20
48 Operário-MT 3 10 1 1 8 4 24 -20
49 Juventus 12 8 4 4 0 8 2 6
50 Americano-RJ 11 8 5 1 2 11 6 5
51 Maranhão 10 8 4 2 2 10 7 3
52 Marcílio Dias 10 8 4 2 2 8 6 3
53 Rio Negro 10 8 3 4 1 5 2 3
54 Goytacaz 9 8 4 1 3 12 11 1
55 Moto Club 9 8 4 1 3 9 10 -1
56 América-RN 9 8 3 3 2 9 3 6
57 Pinheiros 9 8 3 3 2 11 9 2
58 Londrina 9 8 3 3 2 9 8 1
59 Santo André 9 8 3 3 2 8 8 0
60 Desportiva Capixaba 8 8 3 2 3 9 7 2
61 Guarany-CE 8 8 3 2 3 8 9 -1
62 Anápolis 8 8 3 2 3 8 9 -1
63 CRB 8 8 3 2 3 6 7 -1
64 Juventude 8 8 2 4 2 7 5 2
65 Catuense 8 8 2 4 2 9 9 0
66 Itumbiara 8 8 1 6 1 6 7 -1
67 Taguatinga 7 8 3 1 4 14 12 2
68 Avaí 7 8 3 1 4 5 6 -1
69 Novo Hamburgo 7 8 3 1 4 8 11 -3
70 América Mineiro 7 8 2 3 3 10 9 1
71 Ferroviário-CE 6 8 1 4 3 7 8 -1
72 Ubiratan 6 7 1 4 2 5 6 -1
73 Fluminense de Feira 6 8 1 4 3 7 12 -5
74 Brasil de Pelotas 4 8 1 2 5 8 13 -5
75 Sport Belém 4 8 1 2 5 5 11 -6
76 Confiança 4 8 1 2 5 5 14 -9
77 Mixto 4 8 1 2 5 9 21 -12
78 Cascavel 4 8 0 4 4 6 12 -6
79 River 4 8 0 4 4 6 15 -9
80 Uberlândia 3 7 0 3 4 2 7 -5

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