1973 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

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Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season 1973
Champions Palmeiras (6th title)
Copa Libertadores
de América
Palmeiras
São Paulo
Matches played 656
Goals scored 1267 (1.93 per match)
Top goalscorer Ramón (Santa Cruz) - 21 goals
Biggest home win Rio Negro 5-0 Sergipe (October 21, 1973)
Remo 5-0 Moto Club (December 2, 1973)
Cruzeiro 6-1 Vitória (January 26, 1974)
Botafogo 6-1 Fortaleza (February 6, 1974)
Biggest away win América-RN 1-6 Santos (September 26, 1973)
Tiradentes 0-5 Palmeiras (February 3, 1974)
Average attendance 15,460
1972
1974

The 1973 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, officially the Terceiro Campeonato Nacional de Clubes was the 17th edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.

Overview[edit]

40 teams took part and Palmeiras won the championship.

  • The First Phase was contested in two turns.In the first, the forty teams were divided into two groups of twenty.Each team played once against the teams of its own group.In the second turn, the forty teams were divided into four groups of ten teams, and once again, the teams played only against the teams of their own group.The twenty best teams considering both first and second turns qualified to the Second phase.
  • The Second Phase saw the twenty qualified teams divided into two groups of ten. The teams within each group played each other in a single round-robin format. The two top teams from each group advanced to the Final phase.
  • The Final phase saw the four qualified teams play each other in a single round-robin tournament.The team with the most points won the Championship.

First phase[edit]

First turn[edit]

Group A[edit]

P
Team
Pts
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
1. Internacional 25 19 10 5 4 19 11 +8
2. Cruzeiro 25 19 9 7 3 21 12 +9
3. Corinthians 25 19 9 7 3 21 13 +8
4. São Paulo 25 19 8 9 2 22 10 +12
5. Coritiba 24 19 10 4 5 23 11 +12
6. Botafogo 24 19 8 8 3 21 10 +11
7. Fortaleza 23 19 7 9 3 21 15 +6
8. Bahia 22 19 7 8 4 17 11 +6
9. Guarani 22 19 6 10 3 24 18 +6
10. América-MG 21 19 6 9 4 16 10 +6
11. Nacional-AM 21 19 4 13 2 17 15 +2
12. Fluminense 20 19 7 6 6 18 16 +2
13. Tiradentes 19 19 6 7 6 12 12 0
14. Figueirense 16 19 4 8 7 11 16 -5
15. CEUB 14 19 5 4 10 15 20 -5
16. Sport 14 19 5 4 10 16 28 -12
17. América-RJ 14 19 3 8 8 11 19 -8
18. CRB 10 19 3 4 12 12 28 -16
19. Moto Club 10 19 1 8 10 7 28 -21
20. Paysandu 22 19 1 4 14 11 32 -21

Group B[edit]

P
Team
Pts
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
1. Palmeiras 32 19 13 6 0 24 4 +20
2. Grêmio 29 19 11 7 1 23 6 +17
3. Goiás 24 19 9 6 4 24 11 +13
4. Santos 22 19 8 6 5 27 16 +11
5. Vitória 21 19 7 7 5 16 12 +4
6. Portuguesa 20 19 6 8 5 29 20 +9
7. Vasco da Gama 20 19 6 8 5 18 13 +5
8. Atlético-PR 19 19 7 5 7 14 15 -1
9. Atlético-MG 19 19 6 7 6 21 18 +3
10. Rio Negro 19 19 6 7 6 17 14 +3
11. Santa Cruz 18 19 5 8 6 15 25 -10
12. Ceará 18 19 4 10 5 12 16 -4
13. América-RN 17 19 5 7 7 22 28 -6
14. Olaria 16 19 5 6 8 15 16 -1
15. Desportiva 16 19 5 6 8 12 14 -2
16. Comercial de Campo Grande 16 19 5 6 8 16 25 -9
17. Remo 15 19 7 1 11 10 21 -11
18. Flamengo 15 19 6 3 10 18 24 -6
19. Náutico 14 19 5 4 10 15 26 -11
20. Sergipe 10 19 3 4 12 6 30 -24

Second turn[edit]

Group 1[edit]

P
Team
Pts
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
1. América-MG 14 9 5 4 0 14 6 +8
2. Flamengo 11 9 5 1 3 13 10 +3
3. Cruzeiro 11 9 4 3 2 13 10 +3
4. Vasco da Gama 11 9 4 3 2 9 7 +2
5. Atlético-MG 10 9 4 2 3 13 11 +2
6. Olaria 8 9 2 4 3 12 13 -1
7. Botafogo 7 9 2 3 4 8 10 -2
8. Fluminense 7 9 2 3 4 7 9 -2
9. Figueirense 6 9 1 4 4 4 13 -9
10. América-RJ 5 9 2 1 6 11 15 -4

Group 2[edit]

P
Team
Pts
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
1. Santos 13 9 5 3 1 12 4 +8
2. Palmeiras 11 9 5 1 3 10 7 +3
3. Guarani 11 9 4 3 2 10 6 +4
4. Grêmio 11 9 4 3 2 5 7 -2
5. São Paulo 10 9 2 6 1 7 6 +1
6. Coritiba 9 9 4 1 4 10 9 +1
7. Internacional 8 9 2 4 3 7 9 -2
8. Corinthians 6 9 1 4 4 8 11 -3
9. Atlético-PR 6 9 1 4 4 6 9 -3
10. Portuguesa 5 9 1 3 5 4 11 -7

Group 3[edit]

P
Team
Pts
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
1. Ceará 13 9 5 3 1 14 7 +7
2. Vitória 13 9 5 3 1 7 2 +5
3. Fortaleza 12 9 3 6 0 11 4 +7
4. Tiradentes 11 9 4 3 2 9 7 +2
5. América-RN 9 9 4 1 4 11 8 +3
6. CRB 9 9 3 3 3 11 15 -4
7. Bahia 8 9 3 2 4 12 11 +1
8. Nacional-AM 7 9 3 1 5 11 15 -4
9. Rio Negro 5 9 1 3 5 3 7 -4
10. Sergipe 3 9 1 1 7 5 18 -13

Group 4[edit]

P
Team
Pts
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
1. Remo 12 9 4 4 1 15 7 +8
2. Santa Cruz 12 9 4 4 1 15 8 +7
3. Comercial-MS 10 9 4 2 3 14 11 +3
4. Goiás 10 9 3 4 2 8 5 +3
5. Desportiva 9 9 3 3 3 8 8 0
6. Sport 9 9 2 5 2 8 8 0
7. CEUB 8 9 3 2 4 8 13 -5
8. Náutico 8 9 2 4 3 5 7 -2
9. Paysandu 8 9 2 4 3 7 10 -3
10. Moto Club 4 9 0 4 5 4 15 -11

Final standings[edit]

P
Team
Pts
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Promotion or relegation
1. Palmeiras 43 28 18 7 3 34 11 +23 Qualified to Second phase
2. Grêmio 40 28 15 10 3 28 13 +15
3. Cruzeiro 36 28 13 10 5 34 22 +12
4. Santos 35 28 13 9 6 39 20 +19
5. América-MG 35 28 11 13 4 30 16 +14
6. São Paulo 35 28 10 15 3 29 16 +13
7. Fortaleza 35 28 10 15 3 32 19 +13
8. Goiás 34 28 12 10 6 32 16 +16
9. Vitória 34 28 12 10 6 23 14 +9
10. Coritiba 33 28 14 5 9 33 20 +13
11. Internacional 33 28 12 9 7 26 20 +6
12. Guarani 33 28 10 13 5 34 24 +10
13. Botafogo 31 28 10 11 7 29 20 +9
14. Vasco da Gama 31 28 10 11 7 27 20 +7
15. Corinthians 31 28 10 11 7 29 24 +5
16. Ceará 31 28 9 13 6 26 33 -7
17. Bahia 30 28 10 10 8 29 22 +7
18. Tiradentes 30 28 10 10 8 21 19 +2
19. Santa Cruz 30 28 9 12 7 30 33 -3
20. Atlético-MG 29 28 10 9 9 34 29 +5
21. Nacional-AM 28 28 7 14 7 28 30 -2
22. Remo 27 28 11 5 12 25 28 -3
23. Fluminense 27 28 9 9 10 25 25 0
24. Flamengo 26 28 11 4 13 31 34 -3
25. América-RN 26 28 9 8 11 33 36 -3
26. Comercial-MS 26 28 9 8 11 30 36 -6
27. Desportiva 25 28 8 9 11 20 22 -2
28. Atlético-PR 25 28 8 9 11 20 24 -4
29. Portuguesa 25 28 7 11 10 33 31 +2
30. Rio Negro 24 28 7 10 11 20 21 -1
31. Olaria 24 28 7 10 11 27 29 -2
32. Sport 23 28 7 9 12 24 36 -12
33. CEUB 22 28 8 6 14 23 33 -10
34. Náutico 22 28 7 8 13 20 33 -13
35. Figueirense 22 28 5 12 11 15 29 -14
36. CRB 19 28 6 7 15 23 43 -20
37. América-RJ 19 28 5 9 14 22 34 -12
38. Paysandu 14 28 3 8 17 18 42 -24
39. Moto Club 14 28 1 12 15 11 43 -32
40. Sergipe 13 28 4 5 19 11 48 -37

Second phase[edit]

Group 1[edit]

P
Team
Pts
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Promotion or relegation
1. Palmeiras 14 9 5 4 0 15 1 +14 Qualified to Final phase
2. Internacional 12 9 4 4 1 8 5 +3
3. Atlético-MG 12 9 4 4 1 9 6 +3
4. Coritiba 10 9 3 4 2 8 6 +2
5. Corinthians 10 9 3 4 2 8 6 +2
6. América-MG 9 9 4 1 4 13 11 +2
7. Vasco da Gama 7 9 3 3 3 10 8 +2
8. Bahia 8 9 1 6 2 9 10 -1
9. Tiradentes 5 9 1 3 5 3 14 -11
10. Ceará 1 9 0 1 8 5 21 -16

Group 2[edit]

P
Team
Pts
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Promotion or relegation
1. São Paulo 14 9 6 2 1 13 4 +9 Qualified to Final phase
2. Cruzeiro 14 9 5 4 0 13 4 +9
3. Botafogo 12 9 5 2 2 18 10 +8
4. Grêmio 11 9 5 1 3 6 6 0
5. Santos 11 9 4 3 2 17 9 +8
6. Santa Cruz 8 9 3 2 4 9 13 -4
7. Vitória 7 9 3 1 5 9 16 -7
8. Guarani 6 9 2 2 5 8 14 -6
9. Goiás 6 9 1 4 4 10 12 -2
10. Fortaleza 1 9 0 1 8 6 21 -15

Final phase[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that qualified to the 1974 Copa Libertadores
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
São Paulo (state) Palmeiras 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 5
São Paulo (state) São Paulo 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 3
Minas Gerais Cruzeiro 3 1 0 2 1 2 -1 2
Rio Grande do Sul Internacional 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 2

Final standings[edit]

Pos Club Pts P W D L GF GA GD
1 Palmeiras 62 40 25 12 3 52 13 39
2 São Paulo 52 40 17 18 5 46 22 24
3 Cruzeiro 52 40 19 14 7 48 28 20
4 Internacional 47 40 17 13 10 37 31 6
5 Grêmio 51 37 20 11 6 34 19 15
6 Santos 46 37 17 12 8 56 29 27
7 América Mineiro 44 37 15 14 8 43 27 16
8 Coritiba 43 37 17 9 11 41 26 15
9 Botafogo 43 37 15 13 9 47 30 17
10 Vitória 41 37 15 11 11 32 30 2
11 Atlético Mineiro 41 37 14 13 10 43 35 8
12 Corinthians 41 37 13 15 9 37 30 7
13 Goiás 40 37 13 14 10 42 28 14
14 Vasco da Gama 40 37 13 14 10 37 28 9
15 Guarani 39 37 12 15 10 42 38 4
16 Santa Cruz 38 37 12 14 11 39 46 -7
17 Bahia 38 37 11 16 10 38 32 6
18 Fortaleza 36 37 10 16 11 38 40 -2
19 Tiradentes 35 37 11 13 13 24 33 -9
20 Ceará 32 37 9 14 14 31 44 -13
21 Nacional-AM 28 28 7 14 7 28 30 -2
22 Remo 27 28 11 5 12 25 28 -3
23 Fluminense 27 28 9 9 10 25 25 0
24 Flamengo 26 28 11 4 13 31 34 -3
25 América de Natal 26 28 9 8 11 33 36 -3
26 Comercial-MS 26 28 9 8 11 30 36 -6
27 Desportiva Capixaba 25 28 8 9 11 20 22 -2
28 Atlético Paranaense 25 28 8 9 11 20 24 -4
29 Portuguesa 25 28 7 11 10 33 31 2
30 Rio Negro 24 28 7 10 11 20 21 -1
31 Olaria 24 28 7 10 11 27 29 -2
32 Sport 23 28 7 9 12 24 36 -12
33 CEUB 22 28 8 6 14 23 33 -10
34 Náutico 22 28 7 8 13 20 33 -13
35 Figueirense 22 28 5 12 11 15 29 -14
36 CRB 19 28 6 7 15 23 43 -20
37 América-RJ 19 28 5 9 14 22 34 -12
38 Paysandu 14 28 3 8 17 18 42 -24
39 Moto Club 14 28 1 12 15 11 43 -32
40 Sergipe 13 28 4 5 19 11 48 -37

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