Campeonato Gaúcho

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Campeonato Gaúcho
State Rio Grande do Sul
Confederation CONMEBOL
CBF
FGF
Founded 1919
Number of teams 16
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation to Série A2
Domestic cup(s) Copa FGF
Current champions Internacional
(2014)
Most championships Internacional (43 titles)
TV partners Rede Globo
SporTV
Premiere FC
Website Official website
2014 Campeonato Gaúcho

The Campeonato Gaúcho Série A1, officially known as the Campeonato Gaúcho Chevrolet, for being currently sponsored by Chevrolet, is the top flight professional football league in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. The league is contested between 16 clubs and typically lasts from January to April. Rivalries amongst two of the most well-known Brazilian teams (Grêmio and Internacional) has marked the history of the competition. The "Gauchão", as the tournament is popularly known, had its first edition held in 1919.

The current champions are Internacional, who won the title in the 2014 season, defeating their state rival Grêmio by 6-2 aggregate in the finals.

Format[edit]

Competition[edit]

There are 16 clubs in the Campeonato Gaúcho, divided into two groups. During the course of a season (from January to April), each club plays against teams from the other group and then against each other inside their groups. Teams receive three points for a win and one point for a draw. No points are awarded for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, then wins, goal difference and goals scored. The top four teams from each group qualified to the play-offs. Are held quarter-finals, where the first of a group faces the last of another group, and so on in single game at the home of best ranked, then semi-finals, also in single game, and finals with two games. The three lowest placed teams are relegated into the Campeonato Gaúcho Série A2.

Qualification for competitions[edit]

The best placed of league also qualify for the Campeonato Brasileiro Série D, excluding the teams that are already qualified for the Série A, Série B or Série C. The best three teams in the Campeonato Gaúcho (champions, runner-up and the third most points in overall table) not qualified to Copa Libertadores de América will qualify for Copa do Brasil of the following year.

Clubs[edit]

Throughout its nearly 100-year history, dozens of clubs have played Campeonato Gaúcho, including teams that went extinct. The following 16 clubs will compete in the Campeonato Gaúcho Série A1 during the 2015 season.

Club City Stadium Capacity Position in 2014 First season Number of seasons Titles Last title
Aimoré São Leopoldo Cristo Rei 10,000 11th 1961 6
Avenida Santa Cruz do Sul Est. dos Eucaliptos 3,600 2nd in Série A2 1971 10
Brasil (PE) Pelotas Bento Freitas 18,000 3rd 1919 16 1 1919
Caxias Caxias do Sul Centenário 30,802 4th 1961 54 1 2000
Cruzeiro-RS Cachoeirinha Arena Cruzeiro 16,000 8th 1929 20 1 1929
Grêmio Porto Alegre Arena do Grêmio 55,662 2nd 1919 73 36 2010
Internacional Porto Alegre Beira-Rio 50,128 1st 1927 71 43 2014
Juventude Caxias do Sul Alfredo Jaconi 23,726 7th 1925 57 1 1998
Lajeadense Lajeado Arena Alviazul 7,000 12th 1975 18
Novo Hamburgo Novo Hamburgo Estádio do Vale 6,500 6th 1930 62
Passo Fundo Passo Fundo Vermelhão da Serra 20,000 13th 1987 23
São José-RS Porto Alegre Passo d'Areia 8,000 10th 1961 31
São Paulo-RS Rio Grande Aldo Dapuzzo 11,500 9th 1933 28 1 1933
Un. Frederiquense Fred. Westphalen Vermelhão da Colina 4,000 3rd in Série A2 2015 1
Veranópolis Veranópolis Antônio David Farina 4,000 5th 1994 22
Ypiranga-RS Erechim Colosso da Lagoa 30,000 1st in Série A2 1968 25

Champions[edit]

Season Champions Runners-up
1919 Brasil (PE) Grêmio
1920 Guarany (BG) Grêmio
1921 Grêmio Riograndense (SM)
1922 Grêmio Guarany (AL)
1925 Bagé Grêmio
1926 Grêmio Guarany (BG)
1927 Internacional Bagé
1928 Americano-RS Bagé
1929 Cruzeiro Guarany (BG)
1930 Pelotas Grêmio
1931 Grêmio Guarany (AL)
1932 Grêmio Pelotas
1933 São Paulo-RS Grêmio
1934 Internacional Grêmio
1935 9º Regimento Grêmio
1936 Rio Grande Internacional
1937 Grêmio Santanense Rio-Grandense (RG)
1938 Guarany (BG) Rio-Grandense (RG)
1939 Rio-Grandense (RG) Grêmio Santanense
1940 Internacional Bagé
1941 Internacional Rio Grande
1942 Internacional Floriano
1943 Internacional Guarany (CS)
1944 Internacional Bagé
1945 Internacional Pelotas
1946 Grêmio Rio-Grandense (RG)
1947 Internacional Floriano
1948 Internacional Grêmio Santanense
1949 Grêmio Floriano
1950 Internacional Floriano
1951 Internacional Pelotas
1952 Internacional Floriano
1953 Internacional Brasil (PE)
1954 Renner Brasil (PE)
1955 Internacional Brasil (PE)
1956 Grêmio Pelotas
1957 Grêmio Bagé
1958 Grêmio Guarany (BG)
1959 Grêmio Farroupilha
1960 Grêmio Pelotas
1961 Internacional Grêmio
1962 Grêmio Internacional
1963 Grêmio Internacional
1964 Grêmio Internacional
1965 Grêmio Juventude
1966 Grêmio Internacional
1967 Grêmio Internacional
1968 Grêmio Internacional
1969 Internacional Grêmio
1970 Internacional Grêmio
1971 Internacional Grêmio
1972 Internacional Grêmio
1973 Internacional Grêmio
1974 Internacional Grêmio
1975 Internacional Grêmio
1976 Internacional Grêmio
1977 Grêmio Internacional
1978 Internacional Grêmio
1979 Grêmio Esportivo
1980 Grêmio Internacional
1981 Internacional Grêmio
1982 Internacional Grêmio
1983 Internacional Brasil (PE)
1984 Internacional Grêmio
1985 Grêmio Internacional
1986 Grêmio Internacional
1987 Grêmio Internacional
1988 Grêmio Internacional
1989 Grêmio Internacional
1990 Grêmio Caxias
1991 Internacional Grêmio
1992 Internacional Grêmio
1993 Grêmio Internacional
1994 Internacional Juventude
1995 Grêmio Internacional
1996 Grêmio Juventude
1997 Internacional Grêmio
1998 Juventude Internacional
1999 Grêmio Internacional
2000 Caxias Grêmio
2001 Grêmio Juventude
2002 Internacional 15 de Novembro
2003 Internacional 15 de Novembro
2004 Internacional Ulbra
2005 Internacional 15 de Novembro
2006 Grêmio Internacional
2007 Grêmio Juventude
2008 Internacional Juventude
2009 Internacional Grêmio
2010 Grêmio Internacional
2011 Internacional Grêmio
2012 Internacional Caxias
2013 Internacional Lajeadense
2014 Internacional Grêmio

Records and statistics[edit]

List of champions[edit]

Sixteen clubs are officially recognized to have been the Campeonato Gaúcho champions, with great hegemony of the two biggest clubs in the Rio Grande do Sul: Internacional and Grêmio, which together have won 79 times in 93 seasons.

Club Won Runner-up Years won Years runner-up
Internacional 43 20 1927, 1934, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1961, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 1936, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1977, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2010
Grêmio 36 27 1921, 1922, 1926, 1931, 1932, 1946, 1949, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2010 1919, 1920, 1925, 1930, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1961, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2000, 2009, 2011, 2014
Guarany (BG) 2 3 1920, 1938 1926, 1929, 1958
Juventude 1 6 1998 1965, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2007, 2008
Pelotas 1 5 1930 1932, 1945, 1951, 1956, 1960
Bagé 1 5 1925 1927, 1928, 1940, 1944, 1957
Brasil (PE) 1 4 1919 1953, 1954, 1955, 1983
Rio-Grandense (RG) 1 3 1939 1937, 1938, 1946
Caxias 1 2 2000 1990, 2012
Grêmio Santanense 1 2 1937 1939, 1948
Rio Grande 1 1 1936 1941
Farroupilha 1 1 1935 1959
Renner 1 0 1954
São Paulo-RS 1 0 1933
Cruzeiro-RS 1 0 1929
Americano-RS 1 0 1928
Novo Hamburgo 0 5 1942, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952
15 de Novembro 0 3 2002, 2003, 2005
Guarani (AL) 0 2 1922, 1931
Lajeadense 0 1 2013
Canoas 0 1 2004
Esportivo 0 1 1979
Guarany (CS) 0 1 1943
Riograndense (SM) 0 1 1921

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