Campeonato Brasileiro Série B

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série B is commonly referred to as the Brasileirão Série B (Série B), and until 2022 was officially called Brasileirão Sportingbet by sponsorship reasons.[1] It is the second tier of the Brazilian football league system. Although not having been played annually since its founding in 1971, the competition format has changed almost every season. 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 group and the bottom four teams being relegated to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C group.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
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Founded1971
CountryBrazil
ConfederationCONMEBOL
Number of teams20
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toCampeonato Brasileiro Série A
Relegation toCampeonato Brasileiro Série C
Current championsCruzeiro
(2022)
Most championshipsCoritiba
Goiás
Palmeiras
Paysandu
América Mineiro
Bragantino
Botafogo (2 titles each)
TV partnersGlobo (Only selected matches for affiliates)
SporTV (4 to 5 games per matchweek)
Premiere
WebsiteCampeonato Brasileiro - Série B
Current: 2022 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B

2022 Série B teamsEdit

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Bahia Salvador Arena Fonte Nova 47,907
Brusque Brusque Estádio Augusto Bauer 5,000
Chapecoense Chapecó Arena Condá 20,089
CRB Maceió Rei Pelé 17,126
Criciúma Criciúma Heriberto Hülse 19,300
Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte Mineirão 61,846
CSA Maceió Rei Pelé 17,126
Grêmio Porto Alegre Arena do Grêmio 55,225
Guarani Campinas Brinco de Ouro 29,130
Ituano Itu Novelli Júnior 18,560
Londrina Londrina Estádio do Café 36,000
Náutico Recife Aflitos 22,856
Novorizontino Novo Horizonte Doutor Jorge Ismael de Biasi 16,000
Operário Ferroviário Ponta Grossa Germano Krüger 10,632
Ponte Preta Campinas Moisés Lucarelli 19,728
Sampaio Corrêa São Luís Castelão 40,149
Sport Recife Recife Ilha do Retiro 35,000
Tombense Tombos Almeidão 3,050
Vasco da Gama Rio de Janeiro São Januário 21,880
Vila Nova Goiânia Onésio Brasileiro Alvarenga 11,788

Champions of Série BEdit

Official championsEdit

Below is the table of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B champions according to the Brazilian Football Confederation:[2]

Knockout tournament
Ed. Season Champion Runner-up
1
1971   Villa Nova   Remo
2
1972   Sampaio Corrêa   Campinense
1973−1979 Not held
3
1980   Londrina   CSA
4
1981   Guarani   Anapolina
5
1982   Campo Grande   CSA
6
1983   Juventus   CSA
7
1984   Uberlândia   Remo
8
1985   Tuna Luso   Goytacaz
1986 Not held (See 1986 Torneio Paralelo)
1987 Not held (See 1987 Copa União – White and Blue groups)
9
1988   Inter de Limeira   Náutico
10
1989   Bragantino   São José
11
1990   Sport   Atlético Paranaense
12
1991   Paysandu   Guarani
13
1992   Paraná   Vitória
1993 Not held
14
1994   Juventude   Goiás
15
1995   Atlético Paranaense   Coritiba
16
1996   União São João   América de Natal
17
1997   América Mineiro   Ponte Preta
18
1998   Gama   Botafogo
19
1999   Goiás   Santa Cruz
2000 Not held (See Copa João Havelange Group Yellow)
20
2001   Paysandu   Figueirense
21
2002   Criciúma   Fortaleza
Round-robin tournament
Ed. Season Champion Runner-up Third place Fourth place
22
2003   Palmeiras   Botafogo   Sport   Marília
23
2004   Brasiliense   Fortaleza   Avaí   Bahia
24
2005   Grêmio   Santa Cruz   Náutico   Portuguesa
25
2006   Atlético Mineiro   Sport   Náutico   América
26
2007   Coritiba   Ipatinga   Portuguesa   Vitória
27
2008   Corinthians   Santo André   Avaí   Barueri
28
2009   Vasco da Gama   Guarani   Ceará   Atlético Goianiense
29
2010   Coritiba   Figueirense   Bahia   América Mineiro
30
2011   Portuguesa   Náutico   Ponte Preta   Sport
31
2012   Goiás   Criciúma   Atlético Paranaense   Vitória
32
2013   Palmeiras   Chapecoense   Sport   Figueirense
33
2014   Joinville   Ponte Preta   Vasco da Gama   Avaí
34
2015   Botafogo   Santa Cruz   Vitória   América Mineiro
35
2016   Atlético Goianiense   Avaí   Vasco da Gama   Bahia
36
2017   América Mineiro   Internacional   Ceará   Paraná
37
2018   Fortaleza   CSA   Avaí   Goiás
38
2019   Bragantino   Sport   Coritiba   Atlético Goianiense
39
2020   Chapecoense   América Mineiro   Juventude   Cuiabá
40
2021   Botafogo   Goiás   Coritiba   Avaí
41
2022   Cruzeiro   Grêmio   Vasco da Gama   Bahia
Notes

Unofficial championsEdit

The following seasons are not officially recognized by the CBF:[2]

Year Winner Score Runner-up Comments
1986[3]   Treze Group E   Maranhão The four winners were promoted to the first level in the same year.
  Central Group F   Americano
  Inter de Limeira Group G   Juventus
  Criciúma Group H   Marcílio Dias
1987[4]   Americano Blue Module   Uberlândia Final stage of each module was disputed in a triangular.
  Operário–MS White Module   Paysandu
2000[5]   Paraná 1 − 1
3 − 1
  São Caetano 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
Botafogo   Rio de Janeiro 2
Bragantino   São Paulo 2
Coritiba   Paraná 2
Goiás   Goiás 2
Palmeiras   São Paulo 2
Paysandu   Pará 2
Atlético Goianiense   Goiás 1
Atlético Mineiro   Minas Gerais 1
Atlético Paranaense   Paraná 1
Brasiliense   Distrito Federal 1
Campo Grande   Rio de Janeiro 1
Chapecoense   Santa Catarina 1
Corinthians   São Paulo 1
Criciúma   Santa Catarina 1
Cruzeiro   Minas Gerais 1
Fortaleza   Ceará 1
Gama   Distrito Federal 1
Grêmio   Rio Grande do Sul 1
Guarani   São Paulo 1
Inter de Limeira   São Paulo 1
Joinville   Santa Catarina 1
Juventude   Rio Grande do Sul 1
Juventus   São Paulo 1
Londrina   Paraná 1
Paraná   Paraná 1
Portuguesa   São Paulo 1
Sampaio Corrêa   Maranhão 1
Sport   Pernambuco 1
Tuna Luso   Pará 1
Uberlândia   Minas Gerais 1
União São João   São Paulo 1
Vasco da Gama   Rio de Janeiro 1
Villa Nova   Minas Gerais 1

Titles by stateEdit

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

State Nº of titles
  São Paulo 10
  Minas Gerais 6
  Rio de Janeiro 4
  Paraná 5
  Pará 3
  Goiás 3
  Santa Catarina 3
  Distrito Federal 2
  Rio Grande do Sul 2
  Ceará 1
  Maranhão 1
  Pernambuco 1

ParticipationsEdit

Most appearancesEdit

As of 2023 season

Below is the list of clubs that have more appearances in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B.

Club App First Last
CRB 33 1971 2023
Ceará 31 1981 2023
Londrina 27 1971 2023
América Mineiro 26 1980 2020
Criciúma 26 1980 2023
Vila Nova 25 1982 2023
América de Natal 24 1972 2014
Avaí 24 1980 2023
Náutico 23 1971 2022
ABC 22 1971 2023
Ponte Preta 22 1971 2023
Remo 22 1971 2021
Americano 20 1980 2002
Joinville 20 1982 2016
Santa Cruz 20 1982 2017

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
2018 Dagoberto (Londrina) 17
2019 Guilherme (Sport) 17
2020 Caio Dantas (Sampaio Corrêa) 17
2021 Edu (Brusque) 17

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

Media CoverageEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CBF e SportingBet fecham acordo por naming rights do Brasileirão SportingBet - Série B". 8 April 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Campeões" (in Portuguese). CBF. Archived from the original on May 27, 2010. Retrieved November 28, 2010.
  3. ^ "Brazil 1986 Championship - Copa Brasil" (in Portuguese). RSSSF. February 4, 2008. Archived from the original on August 19, 2009. Retrieved August 22, 2009.
  4. ^ "Brazilian Championship 1987" (in Portuguese). RSSSF. February 4, 2008. Archived from the original on August 19, 2009. Retrieved August 22, 2009.
  5. ^ "Brazilian Championship 2000" (in Portuguese). RSSSF. February 4, 2008. Archived from the original on August 19, 2009. Retrieved March 21, 2019.

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