2009 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

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Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season 2009
Champions Flamengo (6th title)
Relegated Coritiba
Santo André
Náutico
Sport
Copa Libertadores Flamengo
Internacional
São Paulo
Cruzeiro
Copa Sudamericana Palmeiras
Avaí
Atlético Mineiro
Grêmio
Goiás
Barueri
Santos
Vitória
Matches played 380
Goals scored 1094 (2.88 per match)
Top goalscorer Adriano & Diego Tardelli
(19 goals each)
Biggest home win Coritiba 5–0 Flamengo
Biggest away win Atlético Paranaense 0–4 Atlético Mineiro
Highest scoring Vitória 6–2 Santos
Highest attendance 78.639 (Flamengo 2-1 Grêmio)
Average attendance 17.807
2008
2010

The 2009 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A was the 54th edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the top-level of professional football in Brazil. It was contested by 20 clubs starting on May 9 and ending on December 6. The 2009 edition was won by Flamengo.[1]

The first goal of the tournament was scored by Igor on the 13th minute of the match between his team, Sport and Barueri, which ended in a 1–1 draw. Holders São Paulo had a bad start losing to Fluminense 1–0.

Internacional led the tournament from round 2 to 6, when Atlético Mineiro took the lead. In the 9th round, Internacional regained the lead but one round later Atlético Mineiro managed to come back to the top of the table after defeating their city rivals Cruzeiro 3–0. The club from Belo Horizonte held the lead until round 15, when Palmeiras reached the top. In the middle of the championship, Flamengo was only on the 10th position.

Palmeiras managed to stay in the top until round 34, when they lost 1–0 against Fluminense, which was struggling to avoid relegation. Four days earlier, São Paulo had tied 1–1 with Grêmio after having three players sent off.

Round 37 saw several changes in the standings. São Paulo could had won their seventh title, fourth in a row, if they had defeated Goiás, exactly as it had happened last season. However, this time Goiás 4–2 win sent São Paulo from the top of the table to the fourth place. Flamengo defeated Corinthians and took the lead for the first time in the tournament. Internacional advanced to second place and in the last round, had not only to defeat Santo André but also count on their city rivals Grêmio to at least tie against Flamengo in the last match. Despite rumors that Grêmio would not play as hard as they could, Flamengo had to come back from a 0–1 score to win the tournament. Internacional 4–1 win was worthless.

Palmeiras also came to the last round of the championship with chances to end in the top position. For that, they had to beat Botafogo, which would be relegated if did not win the last match. The result was tragic for Palmeiras: 0–2 defeat that combined with Cruzeiro 2–1 over Santos left the team outside the top four and, therefore, out of 2010 Copa Libertadores. Botafogo, together with city rivals Fluminense, managed to avoid relegation. After spending 37 rounds in relegation zone, Fluminense, which managed to leave the bottom four positions one match earlier, held a 1–1 draw away against Coritiba and sent the team from Curitiba to Série B exactly when the club was celebrating 100 years of foundation.

Format[edit]

For the seventh consecutive season, the tournament will be played in a double round-robin system. The team with most number of points will be declared the champion. The bottom-four teams will be relegated for the following season.

International qualification[edit]

The Série A will serve as a qualifier to CONMEBOL's 2010 international tournaments. The top-three teams in the standings will qualify to the Second Stage of the 2010 Copa Libertadores, while the fourth place team will qualify to the First Stage. The next eight-best teams will qualify to the 2010 Copa Sudamericana. Should the winner of the 2009 Copa do Brasil finish better than 13th, the next best team(s) will earn the berth(s) it would have qualified for in the league standings.

Team information[edit]

Like in 2008, twenty teams will compete in this year's Série A. Defending champion São Paulo will have a chance to extend two records in Brazilian football should they win this year: first club to win four titles in a row, and first club to win seven titles overall. Of the four teams promoted from the 2008 Série B, one is new to the Série A. Barueri will be competing in the Série A for the first time since turning professional eight years ago. Four-time champion Corinthians returns after spending a single season in the Série B. The other teams promoted are Santo André (first return since 1984) and Avaí (first return since 1979). As is becoming common in Brazilian football, one of the country's most important clubs has been relegated after the previous season. For 2009, Vasco da Gama, champion in 1974, 1989, 1997 and 2000, will play the 2009 season in the Série B.

Team City Stadium Current manager
Atlético Mineiro Belo Horizonte Mineirão Celso Roth
Atlético Paranaense Curitiba Arena da Baixada Antônio Lopes
Avaí Florianópolis Ressacada Silas
Barueri Barueri Arena Barueri Luis Carlos Goiano
Botafogo Rio de Janeiro Engenhão Estevam Soares
Corinthians São Paulo Pacaembu Mano Menezes
Coritiba Curitiba Couto Pereira Ney Franco
Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte Mineirão Adílson Batista
Flamengo Rio de Janeiro Maracanã Andrade
Fluminense Rio de Janeiro Maracanã Cuca
Goiás Goiânia Serra Dourada Hélio dos Anjos
Grêmio Porto Alegre Olímpico Marcelo Rospide
Internacional Porto Alegre Beira-Rio Mario Sérgio
Náutico Recife Aflitos Geninho
Palmeiras São Paulo Palestra Itália Muricy Ramalho
Santo André Santo André Bruno José Daniel Sergio Soares
Santos Santos Vila Belmiro Vanderlei Luxemburgo
São Paulo São Paulo Morumbi Ricardo Gomes
Sport Recife Ilha do Retiro Givanildo Oliveira
Vitória Salvador Barradão Vagner Mancini

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing Manner Date Last match Round Table Incoming
Grêmio Brazil Marcelo Rospide1 Replaced 16 May 2009[2] Atlético Mineiro 2–1 Grêmio 2 14th Brazil Paulo Autuori
Sport Brazil Nelsinho Baptista Resigned 25 May 2009[3] Sport 2–3 Atlético Mineiro 3 18th Brazil Émerson Leão
Atlético Paranaense Brazil Geninho Resigned 7 June 2009 Atlético Paranaense 0–4 Atlético Mineiro 5 20th Brazil Waldemar Lemos
Náutico Brazil Waldemar Lemos Left to sign with Atlético Paranaense 9 June 2009 Grêmio 3–0 Náutico 5 5th Brazil Márcio Bittencourt
São Paulo Brazil Muricy Ramalho Sacked 19 June 2009 São Paulo 0–2 Cruzeiro2 6 12th Brazil Ricardo Gomes
Palmeiras Brazil Wanderley Luxemburgo Sacked 26 June 2009 Atlético Paranaense 2–2 Palmeiras 7 4th Brazil Muricy Ramalho3
Náutico Brazil Márcio Bittencourt Resigned 12 July 2009 Palmeiras 4–1 Náutico 10 19th Brazil Geninho
Santos Brazil Vágner Mancini Sacked 13 July 2009 Vitória 6–2 Santos 10 11th Brazil Wanderley Luxemburgo
Fluminense Brazil Carlos Alberto Parreira Sacked 13 July 2009 Fluminense 0–1 Santo André 10 18th Brazil Renato Gaúcho
Flamengo Brazil Cuca Sacked 23 July 2009 Flamengo 1–1 Barueri 13 11th Brazil Andrade
Sport Brazil Émerson Leão Sacked 27 July 2009 Sport 3–3 Náutico 14 17th Brazil Pericles Chamusca
Santo André Brazil Sérgio Guedes Resigned 27 July 2009 Grêmio 3–2 Santo André 14 13th Brazil Alexandre Gallo
Atlético Paranaense Brazil Waldemar Lemos Resigned 29 July 2009 Goiás 3–0 Atlético Paranaense 15 18th Brazil Antônio Lopes
Coritiba Brazil Renê Simões Sacked 9 August 2009 Coritiba 1–3 Cruzeiro 18 18th Brazil Ney Franco
Botafogo Brazil Ney Franco Sacked 10 August 2009 Botafogo 0–1 Atlético Paranaense 18 15th Brazil Estevam Soares
Vitória Brazil Paulo César Carpegiani Sacked 10 August 2009 Vitória 2–2 Fluminense 18 10th Brazil Vágner Mancini
Barueri Brazil Estevam Soares Left to sign with Botafogo 11 August 2009 Barueri 1–0 Grêmio 18 6th Brazil Diego Cerri
Fluminense Brazil Renato Gaúcho Sacked 1 September 2009 Santos 2–0 Fluminense 22 20th Brazil Cuca
Internacional Brazil Tite Sacked 5 October 2009 Coritiba 2–0 Internacional 27 5th Brazil Mário Sérgio

1 Marcelo Rospide was interim manager since Celso Roth was sacked after Grêmio's elimination in the Campeonato Gaúcho 2009 on April 5.
2 Match played for the 2009 Copa Libertadores.
3 Interim coach Jorginho Cantinflas managed the team for 7 matches, until the 14th round.

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Flamengo (C) 38 19 10 9 58 44 +14 67 2010 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Internacional 38 19 8 11 65 44 +21 65
3 São Paulo 38 18 11 9 57 42 +15 65
4 Cruzeiro 38 18 8 12 58 53 +5 62 2010 Copa Libertadores First Stage
5 Palmeiras 38 17 11 10 58 45 +13 62 2010 Copa Sudamericana Second Stage
6 Avaí 38 15 12 11 61 52 +9 57
7 Atlético Mineiro 38 16 8 14 55 56 −1 56
8 Grêmio 38 15 10 13 67 46 +21 55
9 Goiás 38 15 10 13 64 65 −1 55
10 Corinthians 38 14 10 14 50 54 −4 52 2010 Copa Libertadores Second Stage 1
11 Barueri 38 12 13 13 59 52 +7 49 2010 Copa Sudamericana Second Stage
12 Santos 38 12 13 13 58 58 0 49
13 Vitória 38 13 9 16 51 57 −6 48
14 Atlético Paranaense 38 13 9 16 42 49 −7 48
15 Botafogo 38 11 14 13 52 58 −6 47
16 Fluminense 38 11 13 14 49 56 −7 46
17 Coritiba (R) 38 12 9 17 48 60 −12 45 Relegation to the Série B
18 Santo André (R) 38 11 8 19 46 61 −15 41
19 Náutico (R) 38 10 8 20 48 71 −23 38
20 Sport Recife (R) 38 7 10 21 48 71 −23 31

Updated to games played on November 29, 2009.
Source: CBF (Portuguese)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd wins; 3rd goal difference; 4th goals scored; 5th head-to-head results; 6th least red cards received; 7th least yellow cards received; 8th draw
1. Corinthians qualified as the 2009 Copa do Brasil champion.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Campeonato Brasileiro de Clubes da Série A
2009 Champion
Flamengo
5th title[4]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] CAM CAP AVA BAR BOT COR CTB CRU FLA FLU GOI GRE INT NAU PAL STA SAN SPA SPT VIT
Atlético Mineiro 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–3 3–2 0–1 1–3 2–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–0
Atlético Paranaense 0–4 1–3 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 3–2 2–3 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–2
Avaí 2–2 2–0 4–0 1–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–0 3–2 2–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 0–3 1–0 2–2 0–0 2–2 4–0
Barueri 4–2 0–0 3–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 4–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 4–0
Botafogo 3–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–4 3–3 3–2 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 3–2 2–2 1–3
Corinthians 2–0 1–3 0–0 2–1 3–3 2–0 0–1 0–2 4–2 1–4 2–1 0–1 2–3 0–3 2–0 2–1 3–1 4–3 2–1
Coritiba 2–1 3–2 2–0 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–3 5–0 1–1 1–3 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–4 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–0
Cruzeiro 0–3 0–2 1–0 2–4 1–0 1–2 4–1 2–0 2–3 3–0 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–2 3–2 0–0 1–2 1–0 2–0
Flamengo 3–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 3–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–1 4–0 1–1 1–2 3–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–1
Fluminense 2–1 2–1 3–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–0 1–4 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–4 1–0 5–1 4–0
Goiás 2–3 3–0 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–0 2–2 1–0 3–2 2–2 2–1 0–1 3–3 2–1 3–1 2–1 4–2 1–1 3–2
Grêmio 4–1 4–1 3–1 4–2 2–0 3–0 2–0 4–1 4–1 5–1 2–2 2–1 3–0 2–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–1
Internacional 3–0 1–1 2–1 3–2 0–1 1–2 3–0 2–3 0–0 4–2 4–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 4–1 3–1 2–2 3–0 0–0
Náutico 0–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 3–0 2–1 1–2 1–2 3–2 1–1
Palmeiras 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 0–2 1–0 4–0 1–1 2–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–1
Santo André 1–2 1–0 4–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 2–0 0–2 5–3 2–0 3–3 1–1 2–1 1–0
Santos 2–3 1–0 2–2 3–3 0–0 3–1 4–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 3–3 1–0 3–3 3–1 1–3 1–0 3–4 1–0 0–0
São Paulo 0–1 2–2 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–2 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 2–0
Sport Recife 2–3 0–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 2–3 4–2 0–3 1–0 3–1 1–2 3–3 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–2 2–0
Vitória 0–0 2–1 0–1 2–1 4–3 0–1 1–0 3–3 3–3 2–2 2–2 1–0 2–0 3–1 3–2 4–1 6–2 0–1 1–0

Updated to games played on April 5, 2010.
Source: CBF (Portuguese)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

Pos Player Club Goals
1 Brazil Adriano Flamengo 19
Brazil Diego Tardelli Atlético Mineiro 19
3 Brazil Val Baiano Barueri 18
4 Brazil Washington São Paulo 17
5 Brazil Alecsandro Internacional 16
6 Brazil Roger Vitória 15
7 Brazil Jonas Grêmio 14
Brazil Kléber Pereira Santos 14
Brazil Marcelinho Paraíba Coritiba 14
Brazil Wellington Paulista Cruzeiro 14

Source: globoesporte.globo.com
Updated as of November 8, 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ GlobeEsporte.com Tabela de classificação. http://globoesporte.globo.com/Esportes/Futebol/Classificacao/0,,ESP0-9827,00.html Retrieved Dec. 7 2009.
  2. ^ "Libertadores: Gremio claim quarter-final berth". ESPN.com. 14 May 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Nelsinho Batista deixa o Sport" (in Portuguese). Globo.com. 28 May 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "CBF reconhece título do Fla ("CBF recognizes Fla title")". CBF. 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 

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