1998 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

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Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season 1998
Champions Corinthians (2nd title)
Relegated América-MG
Goiás
Bragantino
América-RN
Copa Libertadores Corinthians
Vasco da Gama(title holders)
Palmeiras (Copa do Brasil champions)
Matches played 297
Goals scored 851 (2.87 per match)
Top goalscorer Viola (21 goals)
1997
1999

The 1998 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A was the 43rd edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.

Overview[edit]

It was performed in 24 teams, and Corinthians won the championship.

Final standings[edit]

P
Team
Pts
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Promotion or relegation
1. Corinthians 61 32 18 7 7 57 38 +19 Champion and qualified to 1999 Copa Libertadores
2. Cruzeiro 51 32 14 9 9 56 41 +15
3. Santos 51 29 14 9 6 55 37 +18
4. Portuguesa 48 29 13 9 7 52 42 +10
5. Palmeiras 48 26 15 3 8 51 38 +13 Qualified to 1999 Copa Libertadores1
6. Coritiba 44 26 11 11 4 35 31 +4
7. Sport 43 26 13 4 9 38 28 +10
8. Grêmio 39 26 11 6 9 34 32 +2
9. Atlético-MG 36 23 9 9 5 38 33 +5
10. Vasco da Gama 34 23 9 7 7 34 24 +10 Qualified to 1999 Copa Libertadoress
11. Flamengo 33 23 9 6 8 37 34 +3
12. Internacional 32 23 9 5 9 25 25 0
13. Vitória 30 23 9 3 11 31 38 -7
14. Botafogo 29 23 7 8 8 35 37 -2
15. São Paulo 27 23 8 3 12 34 35 -1
16. Atlético-PR 27 23 7 6 10 32 32 0
17. Ponte Preta 26 23 7 5 11 25 34 -9
18. Juventude 26 23 6 8 9 24 32 -8
19. Guarani 25 23 6 7 10 34 39 -5
20. Paraná 24 23 7 3 13 25 41 -16
21. América-MG 23 23 6 5 12 26 39 -13 Relegated to 1999 Série B
22. Goiás 22 23 5 7 11 29 37 -8
23. Bragantino 21 23 5 6 12 20 37 -17
24. América-RN 15 23 3 6 14 24 47 -23


1 Palmeiras qualified for the group stage of the 1999 Copa Libertadores as the 1998 Copa do Brasil champion.
2 Vasco da Gama is qualified for the round of 16 of the 1999 Copa Libertadores as the 1998 Copa Libertadores champion.

Top scorers[edit]

Pos. Scorer Club Goals[1]
1 Brazil Viola Santos 21
2 Brazil Marcelinho Carioca Corinthians 19
3 Brazil Fábio Júnior Cruzeiro 18
Brazil Valdir Atlético-MG 18
4 Brazil Edílson Corinthians 15
Brazil Leandro Amaral Portuguesa 15
5 Brazil Romário Flamengo 14
Serbia Dejan Petković Vitória 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998 Série A Statistics". globoesporte.com. Globo Esporte. Retrieved 17 April 2010.