2003 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

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Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season 2003
Champions Cruzeiro (2nd title)
Relegated Fortaleza
Bahia
Copa Libertadores Cruzeiro
Santos
São Paulo
São Caetano
Coritiba
Copa Sudamericana Internacional
Atlético Mineiro
Flamengo
Goiás
Paraná
Figueirense
Grêmio
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1593 (2.89 per match)
Top goalscorer Dimba (31 goals)
Average attendance 15,629
2002
2004

The 2003 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A was the 48th edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. It Began on March 29, 2003, and reached its end on December 14, 2003. The competition was won by Cruzeiro Esporte Clube.

Format[edit]

The 24 teams played against each other twice. At the season finale, the team with the most accumulated points (3 for each win, 1 for a draw, none for a loss) was declared champion. The two worst teams were relegated to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B of the following year.

Standings[edit]

Final Standings
Club P G W D L GF GA GD
1 Cruzeiro 100 46 31 7 8 102 47 55
2 Santos 87 46 25 12 9 93 60 33
3 São Paulo 78 46 22 12 12 81 67 14
4 São Caetano 74 46 19 14 13 53 37 16
5 Coritiba 73 46 21 10 15 67 58 9
6 Internacional 72 46 20 10 16 59 57 2
7 Atlético-MG 72 46 19 15 12 76 62 14
8 Flamengo 66 46 18 12 16 66 73 -7
9 Goiás 65 46 18 11 17 78 63 15
10 Paraná 65 46 18 11 17 85 75 -10
11 Figueirense 65 46 17 14 15 62 54 8
12 Atlético-PR 61 46 17 10 19 67 72 -5
13 Guarani 61 46 17 10 19 64 72 -8
14 Criciúma 60 46 17 9 20 57 69 -12
15 Corinthians 57 46 15 12 19 61 63 -2
16 Vitória 56 46 15 11 20 50 64 -14
17 Vasco 54 46 13 15 18 57 69 -12
18 Juventude 53 46 12 14 20 55 70 -15
19 Fluminense 52 46 13 11 22 52 77 -25
20 Grêmio[1] 50 46 13 11 22 54 68 -14
21 Ponte Preta 50 46 11 18 17 63 73 -10
22 Paysandu 49 46 15 12 19 74 77 -3
23 Fortaleza 49 46 12 13 21 58 74 -16
24 Bahia 49 46 12 10 24 59 92 -33
P - points earned; G - matches played; W - wins; D - draws; L - losses;
GF - goals scored; GA - goals conceded; GD - goal difference
Zone of qualification for the 2004 Copa Libertadores
Zone of qualification for the 2004 Copa Sudamericana
Relegation zone
  1. ^ Grêmio qualified to 2004 Copa Sudamericana due to a ranking made by CBF with the all-time teams' overall campaign in Campeonato Brasileiro.
Locations of the 2003 Série A teams

Top scorers[edit]

Pos. Scorer Club Goals[1]
1 Brazil Dimba Goiás 31
2 Brazil Renaldo Paraná 30
3 Brazil Luís Fabiano São Paulo 29
4 Brazil Alex Cruzeiro 23
5 Colombia Víctor Aristizábal Cruzeiro 22
6 Brazil Marcel Coritiba 20
7 Brazil Ilan Atlético-PR 16
8 Brazil Deivid Cruzeiro 15
Brazil Marquinhos Paraná 15
Brazil Wágner Guarani 15
Brazil Róbson Paysandu 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2003 Série A Statistics". globoesporte.com. Globo Esporte. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 

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