1999 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

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Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season 1999
Champions Corinthians (3rd title)
Relegated Botafogo-SP
Juventude
Paraná
Gama
Copa Libertadores Coritnhians
Atlético Mineiro
Palmeiras (By winning the 1999 Copa Libertadores)
Juventude (By winning the 1999 Copa do Brasil)
Atlético Paranaense (By winning the brazilian play-offs to the Libertadores)
Matches played 250
Goals scored 710 (2.84 per match)
Top goalscorer Guilherme (28 goals)
1998
2000

The 1999 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A was the 44th edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.

Overview[edit]

It was performed in 22 teams, and Corinthians won the championship.

Final standings[edit]

Pos Club Pts P W D L GF GA GD
1 Corinthians 59 29 18 5 6 61 38 23
2 Atlético Mineiro 49 29 15 4 10 56 40 16
3 Vitória 42 27 12 6 9 41 47 -6
4 São Paulo 40 26 13 1 12 45 35 10
5 Cruzeiro 42 23 12 6 5 50 39 11
6 Ponte Preta 38 24 11 5 8 29 23 6
7 Vasco da Gama 38 24 10 8 6 40 31 9
8 Guarani 35 24 10 5 9 32 25 7
9 Atlético Paranaense 31 21 9 4 8 36 31 5
10 Palmeiras 31 21 8 7 6 36 23 13
11 Santos 30 21 8 6 7 25 26 -1
12 Flamengo 29 21 9 2 10 30 33 -3
13 Coritiba 29 21 7 8 6 31 29 2
14 Botafogo 26 21 8 2 11 23 37 -14
15 Gama 26 21 7 5 9 24 29 -5
16 Internacional 24 21 7 3 11 18 26 -8
17 Paraná 24 21 6 6 9 23 29 -6
18 Grêmio 22 21 6 4 11 24 43 -19
19 Juventude 22 21 5 7 9 18 32 -14
20 Botafogo-SP 21 21 5 6 10 27 38 -11
21 Portuguesa 18 21 4 6 11 27 31 -4
22 Sport 17 21 3 8 10 14 25 -11

Top scorers[edit]

Pos. Scorer Club Goals[1]
1 Brazil Guilherme Atlético-MG 28
2 Brazil Alex Alves Cruzeiro 21
Brazil Luizão Corinthians 21
3 Brazil Marcelinho Carioca Corinthians 15
4 Brazil Edmundo Vasco 13
Brazil Dodô Santos 13
5 Brazil França São Paulo 12
Brazil Romário Flamengo 12

Relegation[edit]

The criterion for relegation to the Série B in 1999 was the average of points obtained in 1999 and 1998. The four teams with the smallest averages would be relegated.The CBF-defined formula for the point average (PA) was:

PA = ( (P98/23) + (P99/21) ) / 2

P98 being the number of points in 1998 and P99 the number of points in 1999.

As to Gama e Botafogo-SP, that had ascended from the Série B and as such, didn't dispute the 1998 Série A, the formula was reduced to:

PA = P99/21

Originally,the six worst point averages were:

  1. Gama: 1,238
  2. Internacional: 1,219
  3. Botafogo: 1,178
  4. Paraná: 1,093
  5. Juventude: 1,089
  6. Botafogo/SP: 1,000

Which would mean that Botafogo, Paraná, Juventude and Botafogo-SP would be relegated.However, the matches of São Paulo against Internacional and Botafogo were annulled and the points gained by São Paulo in both matches (three against Botafogo, one against Internacional) were given to both clubs, due to the fielding of the ineligible player Sandro Hiroshi in both matches.So, the six worst point averages became:

  1. Internacional: 1,267
  2. Botafogo: 1,249
  3. Gama: 1,238
  4. Paraná: 1,093
  5. Juventude: 1,089
  6. Botafogo/SP: 1,000

This meant that Botafogo escaped from relegation and Gama joined Botafogo/SP, Juventude and Paraná in the Série B em 2000.

Gama didn't accept this decision and appealed. The judicial disputes lasted months and CBF was stopped from organizing the 2000 Campeonato Brasileiro. The Clube dos 13 assumed the organization of the championship, that was named Copa João Havelange, with the participation of 116 teams divided em 3 groups.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1999 Série A Statistics". globoesporte.com. Globo Esporte. Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010.