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The Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, commonly referred to as the Brasileirão Série B or simply Série B, until 2017 officially known as Brasileirão Chevrolet like the Série A by sponsor reasons , is the second tier of the Brazilian football league system. The competition format has changed almost every year since it first occurred in 1971. In some years, it was not played at all. Since 2006 it has been contested by 20 teams in a double round-robin format with the top four teams being promoted to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A and the bottom four teams being relegated to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
Founded1971
CountryBrazil
ConfederationCONMEBOL
Number of teams20
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toGreen Arrow Up.svg Série A
Relegation toRed Arrow Down.svg Série C
Current championsFortaleza
(2019)
Most championshipsCoritiba
Goiás
Palmeiras
Paysandu
América Mineiro (2 titles each)
TV partnersGlobo (Broadcast, only selected matches for affiliates)
SporTV (Cable/satellite, 4-5 games per matchweek)
Premiere FC (Pay-per-view).
WebsiteCampeonato Brasileiro - Série B
2019 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B

2019 Série B teamsEdit

Champions of Série BEdit

 
The winner's trophy

Official championsEdit

Below is the table of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B champions according to the Brazilian Football Confederation:[1]

Knockout tournament
Year Winner Score Runner-up Comments
1971
Details
Villa Nova
  MG
0 − 1
3 − 0
Remo
  PA
1972
Details
Sampaio Corrêa
  MA
1 − 1 Campinense
  PB
Sampaio Corrêa won 5−4 on penalties.
1973−1979 Not held
1980
Details
Londrina
  PR
1 − 1
4 − 0
CSA
  AL
1981
Details
Guarani
  SP
4 − 2
1 − 1
Anapolina
  GO
1982
Details
Campo Grande
  RJ
3 − 4
2 − 1
3 − 0
CSA
  AL
1983
Details
Juventus
  SP
1 − 3
3 − 0
1 − 0
CSA
  AL
1984
Details
Uberlândia
  MG
1 − 0
0 − 0
Remo
  PA
1985
Details
Tuna Luso
  PA
Goytacaz
  RJ
The championship had no final match. The three best teams of the Third Round played against each other. Tuna Luso scored more points and were declared champions.
1986−1987 Not held (1)
1988
Details
Inter de Limeira
  SP
1 − 0 Náutico
  PE
1989
Details
Bragantino
  SP
1 − 0
2 − 1
São José
  SP
1990
Details
Sport
  PE
1 − 1
0 − 0
Atlético Paranaense
  PR
Sport declared champions due to more points scored during the championship.
1991
Details
Paysandu
  PA
0 − 1
2 − 0
Guarani
  SP
1992
Details
Paraná
  PR
2 − 1
1 − 0
Vitória
  BA
1993 Not held
1994
Details
Juventude
  RS
1 − 2
2 − 1
Goiás
  GO
Juventude declared champions due to more points scored during the championship.
1995
Details
Atlético Paranaense
  PR
Coritiba
  PR
From 1995 to 1999, the championship had no final match. The four best teams of the Third Round played against each other, and the team with most points were declared champions.
1996
Details
União São João
  SP
América
  RN
1997
Details
América
  MG
Ponte Preta
  SP
1998
Details
Gama
  DF
Botafogo
  SP
1999
Details
Goiás
  GO
Santa Cruz
  PE
2000 Not held (2)
2001
Details
Paysandu
  PA
Figueirense
  SC
The championship had no final match. The four best teams of the Third Round played against each other, and the team with most points were declared champions.
2002
Details
Criciúma
  SC
0 − 2
4 − 1
Fortaleza
  CE
2003
Details
Palmeiras
  SP
Botafogo
  RJ
From 2003 to 2005, the championship had no final match. The four best teams of the Third Round played against each other, and the team with most points were declared champions.
2004
Details
Brasiliense
  DF
Fortaleza
  CE
2005
Details
Grêmio
  RS
Santa Cruz
  PE
Round-robin tournament
Year Winner Runner-up Third place Fourth place
2006
Details
Atlético Mineiro
  MG
Sport
  PE
Náutico
  PE
América
  RN
2007
Details
Coritiba
  PR
Ipatinga
  MG
Portuguesa
  SP
Vitória
  BA
2008
Details
Corinthians
  SP
Santo André
  SP
Avaí
  SC
Barueri
  SP
2009
Details
Vasco da Gama
  RJ
Guarani
  SP
Ceará
  CE
Atlético Goianiense
  GO
2010
Details
Coritiba
  PR
Figueirense
  SC
Bahia
  BA
América
  MG
2011
Details
Portuguesa
  SP
Náutico
  PE
Ponte Preta
  SP
Sport
  PE
2012
Details
Goiás
  GO
Criciúma
  SC
Atlético Paranaense
  PR
Vitória
  BA
2013
Details
Palmeiras
  SP
Chapecoense
  SC
Sport
  PE
Figueirense
  SC
2014
Details
Joinville
  SC
Ponte Preta
  SP
Vasco da Gama
  RJ
Avaí
  SC
2015
Details
Botafogo
  RJ
Santa Cruz
  PE
Vitória
  BA
América
  MG
2016
Details
Atlético Goianiense
  GO
Avaí
  SC
Vasco da Gama
  RJ
Bahia
  BA
2017
Details
América
  MG
Internacional
  RS
Ceará
  CE
Paraná
  PR
2018
Details
Fortaleza
  CE
CSA
  AL
Avaí
  SC
Goiás
  GO
1In 1986, Treze, Central, Internacional de Limeira and Criciúma were the champions of their respective groups and were promoted to the first level in the same year. Confederação Brasileira de Futebol is yet to recognize these titles.
2In 2000, Paraná defeated São Caetano in the Final of the Yellow Module of the Copa João Havelange and both, plus Remo, who finished third were promoted to Knockout Stage of the Série A in the same year. However only São Caetano and Paraná remained in the Série A in 2001 season. São Caetano later became the runner-up of the first division in the same year that became the runner-up of the second division. Confederação Brasileira de Futebol is yet to recognize this title.

Unofficial championsEdit

The following seasons are not officially recognized by the CBF:[1]

Year Winner Score Runner-up Comments
1986
Details
[2]
Treze
  PB
Maranhão
  MA
The four winners were promoted to the first level in the same year.
Central
  PE
Americano
  RJ
Inter de Limeira
  SP
Juventus
  SP
Criciúma
  SC
Marcílio Dias
  SC
1987
Details
[3]
Americano
  RJ
Uberlândia
  MG
Operário
  MS
Paysandu
  PA
2000
Details[4]
Paraná
  PR
1 − 1
3 − 1
São Caetano
  SP
It was the Yellow Module of the Copa João Havelange.
The top three teams were promoted to the first level in the same year.

Titles by teamEdit

Below are the titles by team, according to the Brazilian Football Confederation:

Club State Titles
América Mineiro   Minas Gerais 2 titles
Coritiba   Paraná 2 titles
Goiás   Goiás 2 titles
Palmeiras   São Paulo 2 titles
Paysandu   Pará 2 titles
Atlético Goianiense   Goiás 1 title
Atlético Mineiro   Minas Gerais 1 title
Atlético Paranaense   Paraná 1 title
Botafogo   Rio de Janeiro 1 title
Bragantino   São Paulo 1 title
Brasiliense   Distrito Federal 1 title
Campo Grande   Rio de Janeiro 1 title
Corinthians   São Paulo 1 title
Criciúma   Santa Catarina 1 title
Fortaleza   Ceará 1 title
Gama   Distrito Federal 1 title
Grêmio   Rio Grande do Sul 1 title
Guarani   São Paulo 1 title
Inter de Limeira   São Paulo 1 title
Joinville   Santa Catarina 1 title
Juventude   Rio Grande do Sul 1 title
Juventus   São Paulo 1 title
Londrina   Paraná 1 title
Paraná   Paraná 1 title
Portuguesa   São Paulo 1 title
Sampaio Corrêa   Maranhão 1 title
Sport   Pernambuco 1 title
Tuna Luso   Pará 1 title
Uberlândia   Minas Gerais 1 title
União São João   São Paulo 1 title
Vasco da Gama   Rio de Janeiro 1 title
Villa Nova   Minas Gerais 1 title

Titles by stateEdit

Below are the titles by state, according to the Brazilian Football Confederation:

State Titles
  São Paulo 9 titles
  Minas Gerais 5 titles
  Paraná 5 titles
  Pará 3 titles
  Goiás 3 titles
  Rio de Janeiro 3 titles
  Distrito Federal 2 titles
  Rio Grande do Sul 2 titles
  Santa Catarina 2 titles
  Ceará 1 title
  Maranhão 1 title
  Pernambuco 1 title

Top scorersEdit

Year Player (team) Goals
1971 Rabilota (Remo) 4
1980 Osmarzinho (Botafogo-SP) 12
1981 Jorge Mendonça (Guarani) 11
1982 Luisinho (Campo Grande) 10
1983 Lima (Operário) 9
1984 Dadinho (Remo) 6
1985 Paulo César (Tuna Luso)
Guilherme (Figueirense)
6
1991 Cacaio (Paysandu) 14
1992 Saulo (Paraná) 12
1994 Baltazar (Goiás)
Mário (Juventude)
11
1995 Oséas (Atlético Paranaense) 14
1996 Maurício (Santa Cruz) 13
1997 Tupãzinho (América-MG) 13
1998 Gauchinho (XV de Piracicaba) 13
1999 Ueslei (Bahia) 25
2000 Adhemar (São Caetano) 16 1
2001 Sérgio Alves (Ceará) 21
2002 Vinícius (Fortaleza) 22
2003 Vágner Love (Palmeiras) 19
2004 Rinaldo (Fortaleza) 14
2005 Reinaldo (Santa Cruz) 16
2006 Vanderlei (Gama) 21
2007 Alessandro (Ipatinga) 25
2008 Túlio Maravilha (Vila Nova) 24
2009 Elton (Vasco da Gama)
Marcelo Nicácio (Fortaleza)
Rafael Coelho (Figueirense)
17
2010 Alessandro (Ipatinga) 21
2011 Kieza (Náutico) 21
2012 Zé Carlos (Criciúma) 27
2013 Bruno Rangel (Chapecoense) 31
2014 Magno Alves (Ceará) 18
2015 Zé Carlos (CRB) 19
2016 Bill (Ceará) 15
2017 Bergson (Paysandu)
Mazinho (Oeste)
16

1 Módulo Amarelo of the Copa João Havelange. Adhemar scored another six goals in the Knockout Stage of the Copa João Havelange.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Campeões" (in Portuguese). CBF. Archived from the original on May 27, 2010. Retrieved November 28, 2010.
  2. ^ "Brazil 1986 Championship - Copa Brasil" (in Portuguese). RSSSF. February 4, 2008. Archived from the original on August 19, 2009. Retrieved August 22, 2009.
  3. ^ "Brazil Championship 1987" (in Portuguese). RSSSF. February 4, 2008. Archived from the original on August 19, 2009. Retrieved August 22, 2009.
  4. ^ "Brazil Championship 2000" (in Portuguese). RSSSF. February 4, 2008. Archived from the original on August 19, 2009. Retrieved March 21, 2019.

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