2011 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

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Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season 2011
Champions Corinthians (5th title)
Relegated Atlético Paranaense
Ceará
América-MG
Avaí
Copa Libertadores Corinthians
Fluminense
Flamengo
Internacional
Copa Sudamericana São Paulo
Figueirense
Coritiba
Botafogo
Palmeiras
Grêmio
Atlético Goianiense
Bahia
Matches played 380
Goals scored 1017 (2.68 per match)
Top goalscorer Borges (23 goals)
Biggest home win Cruzeiro 6-1 Atlético Mineiro
(December 4)[1]
Coritiba 5–0 Botafogo
(September 11)[1]
Cruzeiro 5–0 Avaí
(August 13)[1]
Palmeiras 5–0 Avaí
(June 19)[1]
Corinthians 5–0 São Paulo
(June 16)[1]
Biggest away win Atlético Mineiro 0–4 Internacional
(June 30)[1]
Figueirense 0-4 Fluminense
(November 20)[1]
Highest scoring Santos 4–5 Flamengo
(July 27)[1]
Fluminense 5-4 Grêmio
(November 16)[1]
Longest winning run 7 games — Corinthians
(June 12–July 28)
Longest unbeaten run 16 games — Flamengo
(May 21–August 18)
Longest winless run 12 games - Cruzeiro
(August 28-current)
Longest losing run 5 games — Botafogo
(November 5–current)
Highest attendance 63,871 — October 2, 2011
(São Paulo 1-2 Flamengo)[2]
Lowest attendance 732 — July 31, 2011
(América (MG) 1-3 Coritiba)[2]
Average attendance 14,600[2]
2010
2012

The 2011 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (officially the Brasileirão Petrobras 2011 for sponsorship reasons) was the 56th edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the top-level of professional football in Brazil. It began on May 21 and was scheduled to end on December 4.[3] Fluminense comes in as the defending champion having won the 2010 season.

Format[edit]

For the ninth 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 2012 international tournaments. The top-two teams in the standings will qualify to the Second Stage of the 2012 Copa Libertadores, while the next third and fourth place in the standings will qualify to the First Stage. The next eight best teams in the standings will earn berths to the Second Stage of the 2012 Copa Sudamericana.

Team information[edit]

Vitória, Guarani, Goiás and Grêmio Prudente were relegated to the 2011 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B after finishing in the bottom four spots of the table at the end of the 2010 season. Goiás were relegated to the Série B after eleven seasons of continuous membership in the top football league of Brazil, while Vitória ended a three-year tenure in Série A and Grêmio Prudente ended a two-year appearance. Guarani made their immediate return to the second level.

The four relegated teams were replaced by four 2010 Série B sides. Champions Coritiba, made their immediate return to Série A, runners-up Figueirense, who returned after two years, third placed Bahia, who returned to the top flight after seven seasons at lower levels, and fourth placed América Mineiro, who returned to the league for the first time in eight years.

Locations of the 2011 Série A teams
Team Home city Stadium Capacity
América (MG) Belo Horizonte Arena do Jacaré 25,000
Atlético Goianiense Goiânia Serra Dourada 50,049
Atlético Mineiro Belo Horizonte Arena do Jacaré 25,000
Avaí Florianópolis Ressacada 19,000
Bahia Salvador Pituaçu 32,179
Botafogo Rio de Janeiro Engenhão 46,931
Ceará Fortaleza Presidente Vargas 20,600
Corinthians São Paulo Pacaembu 37,952
Coritiba Curitiba Couto Pereira 37,182
Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte Arena do Jacaré 25,000
Figueirense Florianópolis Orlando Scarpelli 19,808
Flamengo Rio de Janeiro Engenhão 46,931
Fluminense Rio de Janeiro Engenhão 46,931
Grêmio Porto Alegre Olímpico 45,000
Internacional Porto Alegre Beira-Rio 56,000
Palmeiras São Paulo Pacaembu 37,952
Paranaense Curitiba Arena da Baixada 28,237
Santos Santos Vila Belmiro 20,120
São Paulo São Paulo Morumbi 67,428
Vasco da Gama Rio de Janeiro São Januário 22,150

Personnel and kits[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager1 Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt main sponsor
América (MG) Givanildo Oliveira Brazil Gabriel Santos Kanxa Fiat
Atlético Goianiense Hélio dos Anjos Brazil Márcio Super Bolla SKY
Atlético Mineiro Cuca Brazil Réver Topper BMG Bank
Avaí Toninho Cecílio Brazil William Fanatic Intelbras
Bahia Joel Santana Brazil Titi Lotto OAS
Botafogo Caio Júnior Uruguay Sebastián Abreu Fila Hypermarcas
Ceará Dimas Filgueiras Brazil Fabrício Penalty Hypermarcas
Corinthians Tite Brazil Alessandro Nike Hypermarcas
Coritiba Marcelo Oliveira Brazil Pereira Lotto BMG Bank
Cruzeiro Vágner Mancini Brazil Fábio Reebok BMG Bank
Figueirense Jorginho Brazil João Paulo Fila Taschibra
Flamengo Vanderlei Luxemburgo Brazil Ronaldinho Olympikus Procter & Gamble
Fluminense Abel Braga Brazil Fred Adidas Unimed
Grêmio Celso Roth Brazil Fábio Rochemback Topper Banrisul
Internacional Dorival Júnior Brazil Bolívar Reebok Banrisul
Palmeiras Luiz Felipe Scolari Brazil Marcos Assunção Adidas Fiat
Paranaense Antônio Lopes Brazil Paulo Baier Umbro Philco
Santos Muricy Ramalho Brazil Edu Dracena Umbro BMG Bank
São Paulo Émerson Leão Brazil Rogério Ceni Reebok BMG Bank
Vasco da Gama Ricardo Gomes/Cristóvão Borges Brazil Juninho Pernambucano Penalty Eletrobras
  • 1 According to current revision League managers

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of
vacancy
Position
in table
Replaced by Date of
appointment
Santos Adílson Batista Sacked February 27 Pre-season Muricy Ramalho April 8
Fluminense Muricy Ramalho Resigned March 13 Pre-season Abel Braga June 8
Ceará Dimas Filgueiras Contract ended March 31 Pre-season Vágner Mancini April 1
Atlético Goianiense Renê Simões Sacked April 1 Pre-season Paulo César Gusmão April 3
Atlético Paranaense Geninho Sacked April 4 Pre-season Adílson Batista April 5
Internacional Celso Roth Sacked April 8 Pre-season Falcão April 14
Bahia Vágner Benazzi Sacked April 10 Pre-season Renê Simões April 14
Avaí Silas Left to sign with Al-Arabi June 8 20th Alexandre Gallo June 14
Cruzeiro Cuca Sacked June 19 18th Joel Santana June 20
Grêmio Renato Gaúcho Sacked June 30 12th Júlio Camargo July 2
Atlético Paranaense Adílson Batista Sacked July 2 20th Renato Gaúcho July 4
São Paulo Paulo César Carpegiani Sacked July 7 3rd Adílson Batista July 16
América (MG) Mauro Fernandes Sacked July 11 18th Antônio Lopes July 12
Internacional Falcão Sacked July 18 8th Dorival Júnior August 12
Atlético Goianiense Paulo César Gusmão Personal problems July 21 17th Hélio dos Anjos August 12
América (MG) Antônio Lopes Resigned August 1 20th Givanildo Oliveira August 2
Grêmio Júlio Camargo Sacked August 4 15th Celso Roth August 4
Atlético Mineiro Dorival Júnior Sacked August 7 14th Cuca August 8
Avaí Alexandre Gallo Sacked August 18 19th Toninho Cecílio August 22
Vasco da Gama Ricardo Gomes Health problems (temporarily) August 28 4th Cristóvão Borges (caretaker) August 29
Atlético Paranaense Renato Gaúcho Resigned September 1 19th Antônio Lopes September 1
Cruzeiro Joel Santana Sacked September 2 11th Emerson Ávila September 2
Bahia René Simões Sacked September 2 16th Joel Santana September 4
Ceará Vágner Mancini Sacked September 11 15th Estevam Soares September 14
Cruzeiro Emerson Ávila Sacked September 26 16th Vágner Mancini September 26
São Paulo Adílson Batista Sacked October 16 6th Émerson Leão October 24
Ceará Estevam Soares Sacked October 23 17th Dimas Filgueiras October 24
Avaí Toninho Cecílio Sacked November 14 20th Edson Neguinho (caretaker) November 14
Botafogo Caio Júnior Sacked November 17 5th Flávio Tenius (caretaker) November 17

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Corinthians (C) 38 21 8 9 53 36 +17 71 2012 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Vasco da Gama 38 19 12 7 57 40 +17 69 2012 Copa Libertadores Second Stage 1
3 Fluminense 38 20 3 15 60 51 +9 63 2012 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
4 Flamengo 38 15 16 7 59 47 +12 61 2012 Copa Libertadores First Stage
5 Internacional 38 16 12 10 57 43 +14 60
6 São Paulo 38 16 11 11 57 46 +11 59 2012 Copa Sudamericana Second Stage
7 Figueirense 38 15 13 10 46 45 +1 58
8 Coritiba 38 16 9 13 57 41 +16 57
9 Botafogo 38 16 8 14 52 49 +3 56
10 Santos 38 15 8 15 55 55 0 53 2012 Copa Libertadores Second Stage 2
11 Palmeiras 38 11 17 10 43 39 +4 50 2012 Copa Sudamericana Second Stage
12 Grêmio 38 13 9 16 49 57 −8 48
13 Atlético Goianiense 38 12 12 14 50 45 +5 48
14 Bahia 38 11 13 14 43 49 −6 46
15 Atlético Mineiro 38 13 6 19 50 60 −10 45
16 Cruzeiro 38 11 10 17 48 51 −3 43
17 Atlético Paranaense 38 10 11 17 38 55 −17 41 Relegation to Série B
18 Ceará 38 10 9 19 47 64 −17 39
19 América Mineiro 38 8 13 17 51 69 −18 37
20 Avaí 38 7 10 21 45 75 −30 31

Updated to games played on December 4, 2011.
Source: [2]
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 Vasco da Gama is qualified for the second stage of the 2012 Copa Libertadores as the 2011 Copa do Brasil champion.
2 Santos is qualified for the second stage of the 2012 Copa Libertadores as the 2011 Copa Libertadores 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.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AMG ACG CAM CAP AVA BAH BOT CEA COR Coritiba CRU FIG FLA FLU GRE INT PAL SAN SPA VAS
América Mineiro 1–2 0–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 4–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–0 2–3 3–0 2–2 2–4 1–1 1–2 1–1 4–1
Atlético Goianiense 5–1 1–0 0–3 0–1 0–1 2–0 4–1 0–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 0–1
Atlético Mineiro 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 2–3 2–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–4 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–2
Atlético Paranaense 2–2 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–2 3–2 1–0 2–2
Avaí 2–2 2–2 1–3 3–0 2–2 3–2 1–2 3–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–2 0–1 1–2 1–33 1–1 1–2 1–2 0–2
Bahia 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 3–1 3–3 3–0 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 4–3 0–2
Botafogo 4–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 4–0 0–24 3–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 3–1 1–0 2–2 4–0
Ceará 4–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 0–3 3–0 2–2 0–1 3–2 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–3 0–2 1–3
Corinthians 2–1 3–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 2–2 2–1 0–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 3–2 1–03 0–0 1–3 5–0 2–1
Coritiba 3–1 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 5–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–4 5–1
Cruzeiro 0–0 3–2 6–1 1–1 5–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–4 0–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–3 0–3
Figueirense 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–3 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–4 0–04 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–1
Flamengo 2–1 1–4 4–1 1–2 4–0 1–3 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 5–1 0–0 3–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0
Fluminense 1–2 3–2 0–2 3–1 3–1 0–1 1–2 4–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 3–0 0–1 5–4 2–0 1–0 3–2 0–2 1–2
Grêmio 1–1 2–2 2–2 4–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 1–3 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–2 2–1 2–1 2–2 1–02 1–0 1–1
Internacional 4–2 0–0 2–1 1–0 4–2 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 4–1 2–2 1–2 1–0 2–2 3–3 0–3 3–0
Palmeiras 1–1 2–0 3–2 1–0 5–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–04 1–2 0–0 0–3 3–0 1–0 1–1
Santos 1–02 1–1 2–1 4–1 3–1 1–1 2–02 1–0 0–02 2–3 1–0 2–3 4–5 2–12 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0
São Paulo 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–0 3–0 0–2 4–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 3–1 0–0 1–1 4–1 0–2
Vasco da Gama 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–0

Updated to games played on December 4, 2011.
Source: [2]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2 These matches previously scheduled for June 18 (v. Corinthians), June 26 (v. América), July 7 (v. Fluminense), July 24 (v. Grêmio), and September 4 (v. Botafogo) were postponed to August 10, July 2, August 24, October 5 and October 19, respectively, because of the 2011 Copa Libertadores Finals, 2011 Copa América, 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and friendly Brazil v Ghana.
3 These matches, previously scheduled for July 28 (v. Corinthians), and July 24 (v. Avaí) were delayed to July 14 and July 21, respectively, because of the Audi Cup 2011.
4 These matches previously scheduled for July 17 were postponed to July 20, because of the Brazil v Paraguay, by 2011 Copa América.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Club Goals
1 Borges  Brazilian Santos 23
2 Fred  Brazilian Fluminense 22
3 Deivid  Brazilian Flamengo 15
4 Leandro Damião  Brazilian Internacional 14
Ronaldinho  Brazilian Flamengo 14
William  Brazilian Avaí 14
7 Sebastián Abreu  Uruguayan Botafogo 13
Kempes  Brazilian América-MG 13
Neymar  Brazilian Santos 13
10 Anselmo  Brazilian Atlético Goianiense 12
Liédson  Portuguese Corinthians 12
Walter Montillo  Argentine Cruzeiro 12
Thiago Neves  Brazilian Flamengo 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Brasileirão 2011 Stats". Footballzz. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2011" [Campeonato Brasileiro Série A] (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Calendário 2011" [2011 Schedule] (in Portuguese). CBF. Retrieved October 23, 2010. 

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