Campeonato Cearense

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Campeonato Cearense
Country Brazil
Confederation CBF
Federação Cearense de Futebol
Founded 1915
Number of teams 12
Domestic cup(s) Copa do Brasil
Current champions Ceará
(2014)
Most championships Ceará (43 titles)
Website www.futebolcearense.com.br
2014 Campeonato Cearense

The Campeonato Cearense is the football (soccer) league of the state of Ceará, Brazil.

Format[edit]

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The Campeonato Cearense has three divisions with the following division and format (as in any other Brazilian soccer championship, the format can change every year):

First Division

The ten clubs play two legs. In each leg there are three stages:

  • First stage: All teams play each other one time.
  • Second stage: Two-legged knockout with the top 4 teams of the first stage (1st x 4th and 2nd x 3rd).
  • Third stage: Two-legged knockout with the second stage winners.

The winners of the third stage are leg champions.

The two leg champions decide the state championship final in two games. If a team wins the two legs is a state champion with no championship final necessary.

The two teams last placed in all championship are relegated.

Second Division

The ten clubs play three stages.

  • First stage: All teams play each other home-and-away game.
  • Second stage: The top six teams of the first stage play each other home-and-away game.
  • Third stage: The top two of second stage play the Second Division Final and are promoted to first division.

The two teams last placed in all championship are relegated.

Third Division

The sixteen clubs play two stages.

  • First stage: All teams are divided in 4 groups of 4 teams each. Each team play home-and-away game in its group. The top two of each group are classified to second stage.
  • Second stage: The eight clubs are divided in 2 groups of 4 teams each. Each team play home-and-away game in its group. The top two of each group are classified to third stage.
  • Third stage: Top four clubs play home-and-away game and the two first are promoted to second division.

List of champions[edit]

[1]

Titles by team[edit]

i. ^ Defunct clubs

References[edit]

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