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2008 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

The 2008 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A was the 52nd edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. It began on May 8 and ended on December 7. For the first time, one club has won the championship three times in a row. Also, São Paulo has been crowned the biggest winner in the history of the competition, winning it six times since its establishment in 1971.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season2008
ChampionsSão Paulo
RelegatedFigueirense
Vasco
Portuguesa
Ipatinga
Copa Libertadores 2009São Paulo
Grêmio
Cruzeiro
Sport (via Copa do Brasil)
Palmeiras
Copa Sudamericana 2009Flamengo
Internacional (as holders)
Botafogo
Goiás
Coritiba
Vitória
Atlético Mineiro
Atlético Paranaense
Fluminense
Top goalscorerKléber Pereira (Santos)
21 goals
2007
2009

Contents

FormatEdit

For the sixth season, the championship was contested in a double round-robin system. The team with most points has been declared champions. Also, the tournament was a qualifier to other South American competitions:

By winning the Copa do Brasil, Sport already qualified for Copa Libertadores 2009 First Stage and cannot qualify for the Copa Sudamericana 2009. Also, Internacional qualified for the Copa Sudamericana 2009 by winning the 2008 edition.

2008 teamsEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 São Paulo 38 21 12 5 66 36 +30 75 Copa Libertadores 2009
2 Grêmio 38 21 9 8 59 35 +24 72
3 Cruzeiro 38 21 4 13 59 44 +15 67
4 Palmeiras 38 19 8 11 55 45 +10 65
5 Flamengo 38 18 10 10 67 48 +19 64 Copa Sudamericana 2009
6 Internacional 38 15 9 14 48 47 +1 54
7 Botafogo 38 15 8 15 51 43 +8 53
8 Goiás 38 14 11 13 57 47 +10 53
9 Coritiba 38 14 11 13 55 48 +7 53
10 Vitória 38 15 7 16 48 44 +4 52
11 Sport 37 13 10 14 48 45 +3 49 Copa Libertadores 2009[a]
12 Atlético Mineiro 38 12 12 14 50 61 −11 48 Copa Sudamericana 2009
13 Atlético Paranaense 38 12 9 17 45 54 −9 45
14 Fluminense 38 11 12 15 49 48 +1 45
15 Santos 38 11 12 15 44 53 −9 45
16 Náutico 38 11 11 16 44 54 −10 44
17 Figueirense 38 11 11 16 49 72 −23 44 Relegation to Série B
18 Vasco da Gama 38 11 7 20 56 72 −16 40
19 Portuguesa 38 9 11 18 48 70 −22 38
20 Ipatinga 37 9 7 21 37 66 −29 34
Source: rsssfbrasil.com[1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Internacional qualified for the Copa Sudamericana 2009 as holders.

Top scorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brazil 2008 Championship - First Level (Série A)". RSSSF Brazil. 3 January 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Brasileiro 2008: Série A" (in Portuguese). Terra Networks. Archived from the original on 4 December 2008. Retrieved 23 March 2016.