Copa João Havelange

The 2000 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (officially the Copa João Havelange) was the 44th edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the top-level of professional football in Brazil. Due to legal complications, the championship was organized by Clube dos 13 instead of CBF, and was contested by 116 teams divided in modules, equivalent to their division—similar to the 1987 Copa União. It started on July 29 and ended on January 18, 2001, with Vasco da Gama winning the championship—its fourth title. The name of the championship was an homage to former CBF and FIFA president João Havelange.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season2000
ChampionsVasco da Gama
4th Campeonato Brasileiro title
4th Brazilian title
Copa LibertadoresVasco
São Caetano
Matches played330
Goals scored2,970 (9 per match)
Top goalscorerAdhemar
(22 goals )
Biggest home winPonte Preta 5–1 Palmeiras
Cruzeiro 5–1 Portuguesa b
Biggest away winAtlético Mineiro 0–6 Sport
Average attendance11,546a
1999
2001

BackgroundEdit

The formula of relegation of the 1999 Brasileirão was based on the average points between 1998 and 1999. But due to a decision of the Supreme Court of Sporting Justice (STJD) of removing points from São Paulo, who played against Botafogo and Internacional with an irregular player, Brasília team SE Gama was going to dispute Série B instead of Botafogo. Gama refused the relegation and, supported by the Distrito Federal Football Coaches Trade Union and political party PFL, sued CBF requesting a return to Série A. By June 2000, the trial was not solved, and CBF could not release the 2000 Brasileirão rules.

A deal with Clube dos 13 allowed it to organize a championship, which CBF would later ratify. To avoid further legal problems, the championship would encompass all divisions. The module equivalent to the top division would have the 18 teams which escaped relegation in 1999, the two teams promoted by 1999 Série B, and five teams which would contest Série B in 2000 (Série C champion Fluminense, Clube dos 13 member Bahia, Juventude, América-MG and Gama, who removed the lawsuit against CBF and was allowed by FIFA to participate).

ControversiesEdit

As 1987 Copa União organized by Clube dos 13, Copa João Havelange was surrounded by critics for its exotic and unconventional maths system, by breaking the rules promoting América-MG, Bahia, and Fluminense from the Série B (second division) for the top Brazilian football competition. Many have seen the taunts and jeers acts of Romário against Luiz Felipe Scolari (who indirectly criticized him) in the semi-finals as decisive for Scolari ignore him for the squad of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. The end of competition was marked by disaster in São Januário.[1]

First stageEdit

Group BlueEdit

Group YellowEdit

Group Green and WhiteEdit

Knockout stageEdit

Qualified teamsEdit

BracketEdit

Round of Sixteen Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                    
1 Cruzeiro (MG) 3 1 4
16 Malutrom (PR) 0 1 1
1 Cruzeiro (MG) 1 3 4
9 Internacional (RS) 1 2 3
8 Atlético (PR) 0 1 1
9 Internacional (RS) 0 2 2
1 Cruzeiro (MG) 2 1 3
5 Vasco da Gama (RJ) 2 3 5
4 Goiás (GO) 1 0 1
13 Paraná (PR) 1 3 4
13 Paraná (PR) 1 1 2
5 Vasco da Gama (RJ) 3 0 3
5 Vasco da Gama (RJ) 3 3 6
12 Bahia (BA) 3 2 5
5 Vasco da Gama (RJ) 1 3 4
14 São Caetano (SP) 1 1 2
2 Sport (PE) 2 1 3
15 Remo (PA) 1 0 1
2 Sport (PE) 1 1 2
10 Grêmio (RS) 2 1 3
7 Ponte Preta (SP) 0 2 2
10 Grêmio (RS) 1 1 2
10 Grêmio (RS) 2 1 3
14 São Caetano (SP) 3 3 6
3 Fluminense (RJ) 3 0 3
14 São Caetano (SP) 3 1 4
14 São Caetano (SP) 4 2 6
11 Palmeiras (SP) 3 2 5
6 São Paulo (SP) 1 1 2
11 Palmeiras (SP) 1 2 3

Round of SixteenEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Internacional (RS) 2–1 Atlético (PR) 0–0 2-1
Remo (PA) 1–3 Sport (PE) 1–2 0–1
Paraná (PR) 4–1 Goiás (GO) 1–1 3–0
São Caetano (SP) 4–3 Fluminense (RJ) 3–3 1–0
Malutrom (PR) 1–4 Cruzeiro (MG) 0–3 1–1
Grêmio (RS) 2–2 Ponte Preta (SP) 1–0 1–2
Bahia (BA) 5–6 Vasco da Gama (RJ) 3–3 2–3
Palmeiras (SP) 3–2 São Paulo (SP) 1–1 2–1

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Internacional (RS) 3–4 Cruzeiro (MG) 1–1 2–3
Grêmio (RS) 3–2 Sport (PE) 2–1 1–1
Vasco da Gama (RJ) 3–2 Paraná (PR) 3–1 0–1
Palmeiras (SP) 5–6 São Caetano (SP) 3–4 2–2

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
São Caetano (SP) 6–3 Grêmio (RS) 3–2 3–1
Vasco da Gama (RJ) 5–3 Cruzeiro (MG) 2–2 3–1

FinalEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
São Caetano (SP) 2–4 Vasco da Gama (RJ) 1–1 1–3


 Copa João Havelange Winners 
 
Vasco da Gama

Final standingsEdit

Pos Club Final result (National - Group ranked) Qualification
1 Vasco da Gama Champion - Group Blue 8th place Copa Libertadores 2001
2 São Caetano Runner-up - Group Yellow Runner-up
3 Cruzeiro Semi-finalist - Group Blue 1st place Copa Libertadores 20011
4 Grêmio Semi-finalist - Group Blue 10th place Série A
5 Paraná Quarter-finalist - Group Yellow Winner
6 Palmeiras Quarter-finalist - Group Blue 11th place Copa Libertadores 20012
7 Internacional Quarter-finalist - Group Blue 9th place Série A
8 Sport Quarter-finalist - Group Blue 2nd place
9 Ponte Preta Eighth-finalist - Group Blue 7th place
10 Fluminense Eighth-finalist - Group Blue 3rd place
11 Bahia Eighth-finalist - Group Blue 12th place
12 São Paulo Eighth-finalist - Group Blue 6th place
13 Atlético Paranaense Eighth-finalist - Group Blue 8th place
14 Goiás Eighth-finalist - Group Blue 4th place
15 Malutrom Eighth-finalist - Group Yellow Third-place Série B
16 Remo Eighth-finalist - Group Green & White Winner
17 Guarani Group Blue 13th place Série A
18 Santos Group Blue 14th place
19 Flamengo Group Blue 15th place
20 Botafogo Group Blue 16th place
21 Portuguesa Group Blue 17th place
22 Vitória Group Blue 18th place
23 América Mineiro Group Blue 19th place
24 Atlético Mineiro Group Blue 20th place
25 Juventude Group Blue 21st place
26 Gama Group Blue 22nd place
27 Coritiba Group Blue 23rd place
28 Corinthians Group Blue 24th place
29 Santa Cruz Group Blue 25th place
30 Paysandu Group Yellow Fourth-place Série B
31 Caxias Group Yellow Quarter-finalist
32 Náutico Group Yellow Quarter-finalist
33 Fortaleza Group Yellow Quarter-finalist
34 Bangu Group Yellow Quarter-finalist
35 Figueirense Group Yellow Eighth-finalist Série B
36 Botafogo-SP Group Yellow Eighth-finalist Série A3
37 Avaí Group Yellow Eighth-finalist Série B
38 São Raimundo (AM) Group Yellow Eighth-finalist
39 Criciúma Group Yellow Eighth-finalist
40 Sampaio Corrêa Group Yellow Eighth-finalist
41 CRB Group Yellow Eighth-finalist
42 Anapolina Group Yellow Eighth-finalist
43 Serra Group Yellow 9th place
44 ABC Group Yellow 10th place
45 River Group Yellow 11th place
46 Joinville Group Yellow 9th place Série B
47 América-RN Group Yellow 12th place
48 Ceará Group Yellow 13th place
49 América-RJ Group Yellow 10th place
50 CSA Group Yellow 14th place
51 Americano Group Yellow 11th place Série B
52 União São João Group Yellow 12th place
53 Nacional-AM Group Yellow 15th place
54 XV de Piracicaba Group Yellow 13th place
55 Marcílio Dias Group Yellow 14th place
56 Bragantino Group Yellow 15th place Série B
57 Desportiva Group Yellow 16th place
58 Brasil de Pelotas Group Yellow 16th place
59 Villa Nova-MG Group Yellow 17th place
60 Vila Nova-GO Group Yellow 17th place Série B
61 Londrina Group Yellow 18th place
62 Bandeirante Group Yellow 18th place
63 Uberlândia Group Green & White Runner-up
64 Etti Jundiaí Group Green & White Third-round 3rd place
65 Tuna Luso Group Green & White Third-round 2nd place
66 Juazeiro-CE Group Green & White Third-round 2nd place
67 Olímpia Group Green & White Third-round 3rd place
68 Central Group Green & White Third-round 4th place
69 Moto Club Group Green & White Third-round 4th place
70 Corinthians-AL Group Green Second-round 3rd place
71 Rio Branco-PR Group White Second-round 3rd place
72 Rio Branco-SP Group White Second-round 2nd place
73 Flamengo-PI Group Green Second-round 3rd place
74 Ypiranga-AP Group Green Second-round 3rd place
75 Juventus Group White Second-round 3rd place
76 Tocantinópolis Group Green Second-round 2nd place
77 Portuguesa Santista Group White Second-round 2nd place
78 Confiança Group Green Second-round 4th place
79 Operário (MS) Group Green Second-round 2nd place
80 Friburguense Group White Second-round 3rd place
81 Matonense Group White Second-round 4th place
82 Dom Pedro II Group Green Second-round 4th place
83 Atlético-GO Group Green Second-round 4th place
84 União Bandeirante Group White Second-round 4th place
85 Santo André Group White Second-round 4th place
86 Rio Branco-AC Group Green First-round
87 Baré Group Green First-round
88 Botafogo-PB Group Green First-round
89 Sergipe Group Green First-round
90 Rio Negro Group Green First-round
91 Porto Group Green First-round
92 Treze Group Green First-round
93 São Cristóvão Group White First-round
94 Mogi Mirim Group White First-round
95 ASA Group Green First-round
96 Madureira Group White First-round
97 Nacional-SP Group White First-round
98 Internacional-SP Group White First-round
99 Goiânia Group Green First-round
100 Ipatinga Group White First-round
101 Camaçari Group Green First-round
102 Ituano Group White First-round
103 Comercial-MS Group Green First-round
103 Olaria Group White First-round
105 Brasília Group Green First-round
106 União Group White First-round
107 Comercial-SP Group White First-round
108 Volta Redonda Group White First-round
109 União Barbarense Group White First-round
110 Inter de Santa Maria Group White First-round
111 Genus Group Green First-round
112 Potiguar Group Green First-round
113 Campinense Group Green First-round
114 São José-SP Group White First-round
115 Interporto Not played
115 Rio Branco-ES Not played

Team ranked by round advanced. For teams that advanced to the same round, combined result separate the tie.

All teams qualified to Copa Libertadores also qualified to Serie A

1 As Copa do Brasil winner
2As Copa dos Campeões winner
3As a member of Série A 1999

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fence collapse hits soccer final". BBC News. 30 December 2000. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  • ^a Goal and attendances are Blue Module and knockout stages only.
  • ^b Blue Module only. Biggest overall: Jundiaí 7-0 Moto Clube and Jundiaí 7-0 Matonense, both for Green Module.

Brazil - List of final tables (RSSSF)