|Number of teams||16|
|Level on pyramid||3|
|Promotion to||Série A2|
|Relegation to||Segunda Divisão|
|Current champions||Capivariano (2nd title) |
|Most championships||Estrella de Ouro|
(3 titles each)
|Current: 2023 Série A3|
The tournament has been known as Série A3 since the 1993–94 season.
The current format of the Paulistão A3 was introduced in 2018, after the number of teams was decreased from 20 to 16. Two teams are promoted to Série A2, and the bottom two teams are relegated to Campeonato Paulista Segunda Divisão.
First stage Edit
Each of the 16 competitors play each other once in the first stage of the competition, for a total of 15 matches between mid-January and early-April. A win earns three points and a draw earns one point. Teams are ranked by total points, then by total wins and finally by goal difference, number of scored goals, lower number of yellow and red cards taken. If teams are still level, a random draw is made to determine the final order in the standings. The 15th and 16th-placed teams are relegated to the state league fourth division.
Knockout phase Edit
The top 8 teams from the first stage qualify for the knockout phase. The knock-out ties are played in a two-legged format. The eight teams are seeded 1 to 8 according to their first stage table positions, The top seed team plays the eight-seeded, the second plays the seventh, the third plays the sixth and the fourth plays the fifth. The winning teams are then reseeded, taking into account their quarterfinals results.
In the semifinals, the highest-seeded team plays the lowest, and the other two winners from the previous round play each other. The winners of those contests win promotion to the Campeonato Paulista Série A2 and go on to face one another in the finals, which are also played in a two-legged format.
2023 Série A3
|Audax||Osasco||José Liberatti||15th (Série A2)|
|Desportivo Brasil||Porto Feliz||Ernesto Rocco||13th|
|EC São Bernardo||São Bernardo do Campo||Primeiro de Maio||4th|
|Grêmio Prudente||Presidente Prudente||Prudentão||1st (Segunda Divisão)|
|Itapirense||Itapira||Coronel Francisco Vieira||2nd (Segunda Divisão)|
|Marília||Marília||Bento de Abreu||5th|
|Matonense||Matão||Hudson Buck Ferreira||10th|
|Red Bull Bragantino II||Bragança Paulista||Nabi Abi Chedid||16th (Série A2)|
|Rio Preto||São José do Rio Preto||Anísio Haddad||12th|
|São José||São José dos Campos||Martins Pereira||6th|
|União Suzano||Suzano||Francisco Marques Figueira||7th|
|CA Votuporanguense||Votuporanga||Plínio Marin||3rd|
- Red Bull Brasil changed their name to Red Bull Bragantino II
List of champions Edit
Amateur Era (1919-1947)
- APEA - Associação Paulista de Esportes Atléticos
- LAF - Liga dos Amadores de Football
- FPFA - Federação Paulista de Futebol Amador
Professional Era (1954-)
- Names change
- EC Vasco da Gama was changed the name to Americana EC.
- SC Atibaia is the currently Lemense FC.
- Cities change
Titles by club Edit
Teams in bold stills active.
Titles by city Edit
Teams promoted from Série A3 Edit
Relegated teams Edit
Top scorers Edit
|2013||Jackson||Flamengo de Guarulhos||20|
|2014||Dairo||Independente de Limeira||11|
|Lucas Pajeú||Desportivo Brasil|
|2020||Lucas Duni||Velo Clube||9|
See also Edit
- Rodolfo Kussarev, Bernardo Itri (2021). 125 Anos de História - A Enciclopédia do Futebol Paulista (in Portuguese). FPF. pp. 12–15. ISBN 659960630X.
- "Enciclopédia homologa 104 títulos estaduais; confira os principais". Federação Paulista de Futebol (in Portuguese). September 23, 2021. Archived from the original on October 22, 2021. Retrieved October 22, 2021.