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Campeonato Paulista Série A2

Campeonato Paulista Série A2 is the second level of the São Paulo state professional football championship, one of the Brazilian state championships. This tournament is played by 20 teams, in which the four best teams are promoted to Série A1 and the four worst teams are relegated to Série A3.

Campeonato Paulista - Série A2
Federação Paulista de Futebol
Number of teams20
Promotion toSérie A1
Relegation toSérie A3
Domestic cup(s)Copa Paulista
Copa do Brasil
Current championsGuarani
Most championshipsXV de Piracicaba (5 titles)

Current formatEdit

The 20 teams are divided into two groups of ten teams. Teams then play a double round-robin tournament, after with the bottom two are relegated and the top four advance to the semi-finals, which are again two groups of four. Those play a double-round robin again, after which the top two in each group gain promotion. The winners of those semi-final groups play each other in a one-legged tie to crown a champion.

List of championsEdit

Amateur eraEdit

The Second Level was created in 1917 to accommodate the 1916 Campeonato Paulista clubs who had participated in the league organized by the Liga Paulista de Foot-Ball. It was last held in 1935, and winning it did not give automatic promotion to the First Level.

Year Champion
1906 to 1916 Unknown
1917 Minas Gerais
1918 União Flumminense
1919 União Fluminense
1920 Sírio
1921 Audax
1922 Gráphica
1923 Independência
1924 Audax
1925 Sílex
1926 to 1928 Not held
1929 Cotonifício Rodolfo Crespi
1930 Estrela de Ouro
1931 Alpargatas
1932 Albion
1933 Humberto I
1934 São Caetano
1935 Luzitano
1936 to 1937 Not held
1938 Tramway Cantareira
1939 Ordem e Progresso
1940 São Caetano

Professional eraEdit

Champions of the professional era were:

Titles by clubEdit