1989 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

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Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season 1989
Champions Vasco da Gama
2nd Campeonato Brasileiro title
2nd Brazilian title
Copa Libertadores
de América
Vasco da Gama
Grêmio
1988
1990

The 1989 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A was the 33rd edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. The competition was won by Vasco da Gama.

Format[edit]

First Stage
The 22 clubs were divided in 2 groups of 11 teams each, playing against the other teams of their respective groups once. The 8 best placed teams of each group qualified to the Second Stage, while the 3 last placed teams of each group competed in the Relegation Tournament.
Second Stage
The 16 qualified clubs were divided in two groups of 8 teams each, playing once against the other group teams. The points of this stage and of the first stage were summed. The champion of each group qualified to the final.
Relegation Tournament
The 6 clubs eliminated in the First Stage played against each other twice. The 4 last placed teams were relegated to the following year's Série B.
Final
It was played between the champions of the two Second Stage groups. The two clubs played a maximum of 2 matches, but the club with the best performance in the competition had the option to choose where the first match would be played, and also need only two points (one victory or two draws) to be declared as the competition champions.

Standings[edit]

First Stage[edit]

Group A

Club P G W D L GF GA GD
Corinthians 14 10 6 2 2 11 6 5
Botafogo 11 10 4 3 3 10 8 2
Atlético Mineiro 11 10 3 5 2 13 8 5
Náutico 10 10 4 2 4 16 16 0
Internacional-SP 10 10 3 4 3 8 8 0
Flamengo 10 10 3 4 3 6 7 -1
São Paulo 10 10 2 6 2 11 11 0
Internacional-RS 9 10 3 3 4 6 6 0
Guarani 9 10 3 3 4 7 8 -1
Atlético-PR 9 10 2 5 3 9 10 -1
Vitória 7 10 2 3 5 4 13 -9

Group B

Club P G W D L GF GA GD
Palmeiras 14 10 6 2 2 13 5 8
Vasco 14 10 5 4 1 14 7 7
Portuguesa 11 10 3 5 2 12 7 5
Grêmio 10 10 4 2 4 11 11 0
Goiás 10 10 4 2 4 10 12 -2
Fluminense 10 10 4 2 4 9 10 -1
Cruzeiro 10 10 3 4 3 8 8 0
Santos 9 10 2 5 3 6 7 -1
Sport 8 10 3 2 5 9 12 -3
Bahia 5 10 1 3 6 9 17 -8
Coritiba 4 10 3 3 4 10 15 -5
Qualified to the Second Stage
Qualified to the Relegation Tournament
P - points earned; G - matches played; W - wins; D - draws; L - losses;
GF - goals scored; GA - goals conceded; GD - goal difference

Second Stage[edit]

Group A

Club P G W D L GF GA GD
São Paulo 23 18 7 9 2 25 15 10
Botafogo 22 18 9 4 5 20 16 4
Corinthians 21 18 8 5 5 15 13 2
Atlético Mineiro 19 18 6 7 5 21 13 8
Flamengo 19 18 6 7 5 16 13 3
Náutico 15 18 5 5 8 27 34 -7
Internacional-SP 15 18 4 7 7 13 19 -6
Internacional-RS 13 18 4 5 9 14 19 -5

Group B

Club P G W D L GF GA GD
Vasco 24 18 8 8 2 26 16 10
Cruzeiro 24 18 9 5 4 23 14 9
Palmeiras 22 18 8 6 4 21 13 8
Portuguesa 20 18 7 6 5 21 13 8
Goiás 18 18 6 6 6 17 21 -4
Grêmio 17 18 6 5 7 19 19 0
Santos 16 18 5 6 7 13 16 -3
Fluminense 14 18 5 4 9 15 25 -10
Qualified to the final
P - points earned; G - matches played; W - wins; D - draws; L - losses;
GF - goals scored; GA - goals conceded; GD - goal difference

Relegation Tournament[edit]

Club P G W D L GF GA GD
Vitória 10 8 4 2 0 10 7 3
Bahia 10 8 3 4 1 6 5 1
Atlético-PR 10 8 2 6 0 9 3 6
Guarani 7 8 2 3 3 8 10 -2
Sport 3 8 0 3 5 3 11 -8
Coritiba 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Relegated to Série B 1990
P - points earned; G - matches played; W - wins; D - draws; L - losses;
GF - goals scored; GA - goals conceded; GD - goal difference

Final standings[edit]

Standings
Club P G W D L GF GA GD
1 Vasco 26 19 9 8 2 27 16 11 competed in the final
2 São Paulo 23 19 7 9 3 25 16 9
3 Cruzeiro 23 18 9 5 4 23 14 9 eliminated in the 2nd Stage
4 Botafogo 22 18 9 4 5 20 16 4
5 Palmeiras 22 18 8 6 4 21 13 8
6 Corinthians 21 18 8 5 5 15 13 2
7 Portuguesa 20 18 7 6 5 21 13 8
8 Atlético Mineiro 19 18 6 7 5 21 13 8
9 Flamengo 19 18 6 7 5 16 13 3
10 Goiás 18 18 6 6 6 17 21 -4
11 Grêmio 17 18 6 5 7 19 19 0
12 Santos 16 18 5 6 7 13 16 -3
13 Náutico 15 18 5 5 8 27 34 -7
14 Internacional-SP 15 18 4 7 7 13 19 -6
15 Fluminense 14 18 5 4 9 15 25 -10
16 Internacional-RS 13 18 4 5 9 14 19 -5
17 Vitória (2) 17 18 6 5 7 14 20 -6 eliminated in the 1st stage
18 Bahia (2) 15 18 4 7 7 15 22 -7
19 Atlético-PR (2) 19 18 4 11 3 18 13 5
20 Guarani (2) 16 18 5 6 7 15 18 -3
21 Sport (2) 11 18 3 5 10 12 23 -11
22 Coritiba (1) 4 10 3 3 4 10 15 -5
P - points earned; G - matches played; W - wins; D - draws; L - losses;
GF - goals scored; GA - goals conceded; GD - goal difference

(1) Coritiba forfeited the match against Santos, thus was punished with a 1-0 defeat, plus the loss of 5 points and the elimination of the competition.

(2) Due to Coritiba's elimination, only 5 clubs competed in the Relegation Tournament, being relegated Atlético-PR, Guarani and Sport (plus Coritiba). According to the league rules, the last clubs standings only take in consideration this tournament results, but the points listed in the standings also include the First Stage.

The final[edit]

December 16, 1989
São Paulo 0 – 1 Vasco
Sorato Goal 50'
Morumbi, São Paulo
Attendance: 71,552
Referee: Wilson Carlos dos Santos

São Paulo: Gilmar; Netinho, Adílson, Ricardo Rocha and Nelsinho; Flávio, Bobô and Raí; Mário Tilico, Ney and Edivaldo (Paulo César). Head coach: Carlos Alberto Silva.

Vasco: Acácio; Luiz Carlos Winck, Quiñónez, Marco Aurélio and Mazinho; Zé do Carmo, Marco Antônio Boiadeiro and Bismarck; Sorato, Bebeto and William. Head coach: Nelsinho Rosa.

  • The second leg of the final was not played as Vasco had a better season record and won the first leg.

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