1981 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

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Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season1981
ChampionsGrêmio
1st Campeonato Brasileiro title
1st Brazilian title
Copa Libertadores
de América
Flamengo (title holders)
Grêmio
São Paulo
Matches played306
Goals scored754 (2.46 per match)
Top goalscorerNunes (Flamengo) - 16 goals
Biggest home winFlamengo 8-0 Fortaleza (February 4, 1981)
Biggest away winDesportiva 0-4 Botafogo (January 18, 1981)
Mixto 0-4 Atlético Mineiro (February 21, 1981)
Itabaiana 1-5 Cruzeiro (February 21, 1981)
Paysandu 0-4 Fluminense (March 15, 1981)
Fortaleza 0-4 Grêmio (March 28, 1981)
Highest scoringFlamengo 8-0 Fortaleza (February 4, 1981)
Average attendance17,545
1980
1982

The 1981 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, (officially the 1981 Taça de Ouro) was the 25th edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.

Overview[edit]

It was performed by 44 teams, and Grêmio won the championship. Teams were selected by record on previous state championship

Teams and locations[edit]

State Team Qualification method
São Paulo (state) São Paulo
7 berths
São Paulo 1980 Campeonato Paulista Champion
Santos 1980 Campeonato Paulista runners
Ponte Preta 1980 Campeonato Paulista 3rd
Corinthians 1980 Campeonato Paulista 4th
Portuguesa 1980 Campeonato Paulista 5th
Internacional 1980 Campeonato Paulista 6th
Palmeiras1 Promoted from 1981 Taça de Prata
Rio de Janeiro (state) Rio de Janeiro
5 berths
Fluminense 1980 Campeonato Carioca Champion
Vasco da Gama 1980 Campeonato Carioca runners
Flamengo 1980 Campeonato Carioca 3rd
Bangu 1980 Campeonato Carioca 4th
Botafogo 1980 Campeonato Carioca 5th
Rio Grande do Sul Rio Grande do Sul
2 berths
Grêmio 1980 Campeonato Gaucho Champion
Internacional 1980 Campeonato Gaucho runners
Bahia Bahia
3 berths
Vitória 1980 Campeonato Baiano Champion
Galícia 1980 Campeonato Baiano runners-up
Bahia1 Promoted from 1981 Taça de Prata
Ceará Ceará
2 berths
Fortaleza 1980 Campeonato Cearense champions
Ferroviário Atlético Clube 1980 Campeonato Cearense runners-up
Goiás Goiás
2 berths
Vila Nova 1980 Campeonato Goiano Champion
Goiás 1980 Campeonato Goiano runners-up
Minas Gerais Minas Gerais
3 berths
Atlético Mineiro 1980 Campeonato Mineiro Champion
Cruzeiro 1980 Campeonato Mineiro runners-up
Uberaba1 Promoted from 1981 Taça de Prata
Paraná (state) Paraná
2+1 berths
Londrina 1980 Taça de Prata
Colorado 1980 Campeonato Paranaense Champion
Pinheiros
Pernambuco Pernambuco
3 berths
Santa Cruz 1980 Campeonato Pernambucano champions
Sport Recife 1980 Campeonato Pernambucano runners-up
Náutico1 Promoted from 1981 Taça de Prata
Alagoas Alagoas
2 berths
CSA 1980 Taça de Prata
CRB State championship runners-up
Amazonas (Brazilian state) Amazonas Nacional 1980 state champions
Federal District (Brazil) Distrito Federal Brasília 1980 state champions
Espírito Santo Espírito Santo Desportiva 1980 state champions
Maranhão Maranhão Sampaio Corrêa 1980 state champions
Mato Grosso Mato Grosso Mixto 1980 state champions
Mato Grosso do Sul Mato Grosso do Sul
1berth
Operário 1980 state champions
Pará Pará Paysandu 1980 state champions
Paraíba Paraíba Campinense 1980 state champions
Piauí Piauí Ríver 1980 state champion
Rio Grande do Norte Rio Grande do Norte América de Natal 1980 state champion
Santa Catarina (state) Santa Catarina Joinville 1980 state champion
Sergipe Sergipe Itabaiana 1980 state champion

1 Entered directly on second phase.

First phase[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Rio de Janeiro (state) Vasco da Gama (A) 9 6 1 2 24 9 +15 13
2 São Paulo (state) Ponte Preta (A) 9 5 2 2 16 12 +4 12
3 Paraná (state) Colorado (A) 9 4 4 1 8 4 +4 12
4 Rio de Janeiro (state) Bangu (A) 9 4 3 2 18 9 +9 11
5 Rio Grande do Sul Internacional (A) 9 3 4 2 8 8 0 10
6 São Paulo (state) Internacional de Limeira (A) 9 3 3 3 7 11 −4 9
7 Bahia Vitória (A) 9 3 2 4 10 12 −2 8
8 Santa Catarina (state) Joinville 9 2 2 5 5 11 −6 6
9 Goiás Vila Nova 9 2 1 6 8 16 −8 5
10 Paraná (state) Londrina 9 2 0 7 5 17 −12 4
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advanced to second phase

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 São Paulo (state) Portuguesa (A) 9 6 2 1 13 7 +6 14
2 Mato Grosso do Sul Operário-MS (A) 9 5 1 3 11 8 +3 11
3 Goiás Goiás (A) 9 4 3 2 10 6 +4 11
4 Rio Grande do Sul Grêmio (A) 9 4 2 3 11 9 +2 10
5 São Paulo (state) Corinthians (A) 9 4 2 3 10 8 +2 10
6 Bahia Galícia (A) 9 4 1 4 10 10 0 9
7 Rio de Janeiro (state) Botafogo (A) 9 4 1 4 15 12 +3 9
8 Paraná (state) Pinheiros 9 1 6 2 9 11 −2 8
9 Federal District (Brazil) Brasília 9 2 2 5 10 15 −5 6
10 Espírito Santo Desportiva 9 0 2 7 4 17 −13 2
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advanced to second phase

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 São Paulo (state) São Paulo (A) 9 4 5 0 13 5 +8 13
2 Pernambuco Sport (A) 9 4 4 1 10 8 +2 12
3 Ceará Ferroviário-CE (A) 9 4 3 2 14 11 +3 11
4 Rio de Janeiro (state) Fluminense (A) 9 4 1 4 16 15 +1 9
5 Minas Gerais Atlético Mineiro (A) 9 3 3 3 13 8 +5 9
6 Mato Grosso Mixto (A) 9 3 2 4 11 15 −4 8
7 Alagoas CSA (A) 9 3 2 4 9 15 −6 8
8 Rio Grande do Norte América-RN 9 3 2 4 16 17 −1 8
9 Paraíba Campinense 9 2 2 5 10 11 −1 6
10 Piauí River 9 2 2 5 7 14 −7 6
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advanced to second phase

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 São Paulo (state) Santos (A) 9 6 3 0 19 4 +15 15
2 Rio de Janeiro (state) Flamengo (A) 9 5 3 1 18 7 +11 13
3 Pernambuco Santa Cruz (A) 9 4 4 1 16 9 +7 12
4 Amazonas (Brazilian state) Nacional-AM (A) 9 4 3 2 7 6 +1 11
5 Minas Gerais Cruzeiro (A) 9 4 3 2 11 7 +4 11
6 Pará Paysandu (A) 9 3 2 4 12 12 0 8
7 Ceará Fortaleza (A) 9 2 3 4 9 16 −7 7
8 Alagoas CRB 9 2 2 5 11 16 −5 6
9 Maranhão Sampaio Corrêa 9 1 3 5 4 15 −11 5
10 Sergipe Itabaiana 9 1 0 8 4 19 −15 2
Source: FutebolNacional.com[1]
(A) Advanced to second phase

Second phase[edit]

Group E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Rio de Janeiro (state) Vasco da Gama (A) 6 4 2 0 13 5 +8 10
2 Alagoas CSA (A) 6 3 2 1 13 5 +8 8
3 Amazonas (Brazilian state) Nacional-AM 6 2 0 4 7 11 −4 4
4 Bahia Galícia 6 1 0 5 5 17 −12 2
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advanced to round of 16

Group F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 São Paulo (state) Ponte Preta (A) 6 3 3 0 10 6 +4 9
2 Bahia Bahia (A) 6 3 1 2 10 6 +4 7
3 Pernambuco Santa Cruz 6 3 1 2 12 10 +2 7
4 São Paulo (state) Corinthians 6 0 1 5 4 14 −10 1
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advanced to round of 16

Group G[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Bahia Vitória (A) 6 3 2 1 6 4 +2 8
2 Rio de Janeiro (state) Fluminense (A) 6 2 3 1 12 6 +6 7
3 São Paulo (state) Portuguesa 6 1 4 1 6 6 0 6
4 Pará Paysandu 6 0 3 3 3 11 −8 3
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advanced to round of 16

Group H[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Mato Grosso do Sul Operário-MS (A) 6 5 0 1 16 5 +11 10
2 Pernambuco Náutico (A) 6 4 0 2 11 5 +6 8
3 Minas Gerais Cruzeiro 6 3 0 3 9 13 −4 6
4 Ceará Ferroviário-CE 6 0 0 6 3 16 −13 0
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advanced to round of 16

Group I[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 São Paulo (state) São Paulo (A) 6 4 1 1 8 3 +5 9
2 Rio Grande do Sul Grêmio (A) 6 4 0 2 9 6 +3 8
3 São Paulo (state) Internacional de Limeira 6 2 2 2 12 7 +5 6
4 Ceará Fortaleza 6 0 1 5 2 15 −13 1
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advanced to round of 16

Group J[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Rio Grande do Sul Internacional (A) 6 3 3 0 10 2 +8 9
2 Pernambuco Sport (A) 6 2 3 1 9 4 +5 7
3 São Paulo (state) Palmeiras 6 3 0 3 7 11 −4 6
4 Goiás Goiás 6 0 2 4 1 10 −9 2
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advanced to round of 16

Group K[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Rio de Janeiro (state) Botafogo (A) 6 3 3 0 10 4 +6 9
2 São Paulo (state) Santos (A) 6 2 3 1 7 4 +3 7
3 Rio de Janeiro (state) Bangu 6 2 1 3 6 10 −4 5
4 Mato Grosso Mixto 6 0 3 3 4 9 −5 3
Source:[citation needed]
(A) Advanced to round of 16

Group L[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Rio de Janeiro (state) Flamengo (A) 6 3 2 1 9 9 0 8
2 Minas Gerais Atlético Mineiro (A) 6 2 3 1 8 5 +3 7
3 Paraná (state) Colorado 6 1 3 2 8 7 +1 5
4 Minas Gerais Uberaba 6 0 4 2 5 9 −4 4
Source: FutebolNacional.com[2]
(A) Advanced to round of 16

Round of 16[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Fluminense 3–4 Vasco da Gama 0–2 3–2
Náutico 1-2 Ponte Preta 0–0 1-2
Vitória 2–3 Grêmio 2–1 0–2
Sport 1-3 Operário-MS 0-0 1-3
Bahia 0-2 Flamengo 0-0 0-2
CSA 0-2 Botafogo 0–0 0-2
Atlético Mineiro 1-2 Internacional 0-1 1-1
Santos 1-4 São Paulo 0–2 1-2

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Vasco da Gama 0–0 Ponte Preta[a] 0–0 0–0
Grêmio 3–0 Operário-MS 2–0 1–0
Flamengo 1–3 Botafogo 0–0 1–3
Internacional 0–3 São Paulo 0–1 0–2
  1. ^ Ponte Preta qualified due to scoring more points in the Round of 16.

Semifinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ponte Preta 3–3 Grêmio[a] 2–3 1–0
Botafogo 3–3 São Paulo[b] 1–0 2–3
  1. ^ Grêmio qualified due to scoring more points in the quarterfinals
  2. ^ São Paulo qualified due to scoring more points in the quarterfinals

Finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

Grêmio Rio Grande do Sul2 – 1São Paulo (state) São Paulo
Paulo Isidoro 55', 69' Serginho Chulapa 39'

Second leg[edit]

São Paulo São Paulo (state)0 – 1Rio Grande do Sul Grêmio
Baltazar 65'
Attendance: 95,106

Final standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Grêmio 23 14 2 7 32 21 +11 30
2 São Paulo 23 13 6 4 32 15 +17 32
3 Ponte Preta 21 10 8 3 31 22 +9 28
4 Botafogo 21 10 6 5 33 20 +13 26
5 Vasco da Gama 19 11 5 3 41 17 +24 27
6 Flamengo 19 9 7 3 30 19 +11 25
7 Operário-MS 19 11 2 6 30 17 +13 24
8 Internacional 19 7 8 4 20 14 +6 22
9 Santos 17 8 6 3 27 12 +15 22
10 Sport 17 6 8 3 20 15 +5 20
11 Fluminense 17 7 4 6 31 25 +6 18
12 Vitória 17 7 4 6 18 19 −1 18
13 CSA 17 6 5 6 22 22 0 17
14 Atlético Mineiro 17 5 7 5 22 15 +7 17
15 Náutico 8 4 1 3 12 7 +5 9
16 Bahia 8 3 2 3 10 8 +2 8
17 Portuguesa 15 7 6 2 19 13 +6 20
18 Santa Cruz 15 7 5 3 28 19 +9 19
19 Cruzeiro 15 7 3 5 20 20 0 17
20 Colorado 15 5 7 3 16 11 +5 17
21 Bangu 15 6 4 5 24 19 +5 16
22 Nacional 15 6 3 6 14 17 −3 15
23 Internacional-SP 15 5 5 5 19 18 +1 15
24 Goiás 15 4 5 6 11 16 −5 13
25 Galícia 15 5 1 9 15 27 −12 11
26 Corinthians 15 4 3 8 14 22 −8 11
27 Ferroviário 15 4 3 8 17 27 −10 11
28 Paysandu 15 3 5 7 15 23 −8 11
29 Mixto 15 3 5 7 15 24 −9 11
30 Fortaleza 15 2 4 9 11 31 −20 8
31 Palmeiras 6 3 0 3 7 11 −4 6
32 Uberaba 6 0 4 2 5 9 −4 4
33 América-RN 9 3 2 4 16 17 −1 8
34 Pinheiros 9 1 6 2 9 11 −2 8
35 Campinense 9 2 2 5 10 11 −1 6
36 CRB 9 2 2 5 11 16 −5 6
37 Brasília 9 2 2 5 10 15 −5 6
38 Joinville 9 2 2 5 5 11 −6 6
39 River 9 2 2 5 7 14 −7 6
40 Vila Nova-GO 9 2 1 6 8 16 −8 5
41 Sampaio Corrêa 9 1 3 5 4 15 −11 5
42 Londrina 9 2 0 7 5 17 −12 4
43 Itabaiana 9 1 0 8 4 19 −15 2
44 Desportiva Capixaba 9 0 2 7 4 17 −13 2
Source: rsssf.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brazilian Championship 1981". FutebolNacional.com (in Brazilian Portuguese). 2013-12-14. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  2. ^ "Brazilian Championship 1981". FutebolNacional.com (in Brazilian Portuguese). 2013-12-14. Retrieved 2019-02-12.

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