1997 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B

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Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
Season1997
ChampionsAmérica-MG
PromotedAmérica-MG
Ponte Preta
RelegatedMogi Mirim
Sergipe
Moto Club
Central
Goiatuba
Top goalscorerTupãzinho (América-MG) - 13
Biggest home winAmérica-MG 5-0 Tuna Luso (November 9, 1997)
Biggest away winMoto Club 1-4 Gama (August 17, 1997)
Highest scoringTuna Luso 5-3 Moto Club (August 13, 1997)

The football (soccer) Campeonato Brasileiro Série B 1997, the second level of Brazilian National League, was played from August 9 to December 7, 1997. The competition had 25 clubs and two of them were promoted to Série A and five were relegated to Série C. The competition was won by América-MG.

América-MG finished the final phase group with the most points, and was declared 1999 Brazilian Série B champions, claiming the promotion to the 1998 Série A along with Ponte Preta, the runners-up. The five worst ranked teams in each group (Mogi Mirim, Sergipe, Moto Club, Central and Goiatuba) were relegated to play Série C in 1998.

Teams[edit]

Team City Stadium 1996 Season
ABC Natal Machadão 22nd in Série B
América-MG Belo Horizonte Independência 5th in Série B
Americano Rio de Janeiro Godofredo Cruz 13th in Série B
Atlético-GO Goiânia Serra Dourada 12th in Série B
Botafogo-SP Ribeirão Preto Santa Cruz 2nd in Série C
Ceará Fortaleza Castelão 19th in Série B
Central Caruaru Lacerdão 25th in Série B
CRB Maceió Pajuçara 20th in Série B
Desportiva Cariacica Engenheiro Araripe 11th in Série B
Gama Gama Bezerrão 17th in Série B
Goiatuba Goiatuba Divino Garcia Rosa 23rd in Série B
Joinville Joinville Ernestão 15th in Série B
Londrina Londrina Café 4th in Série B
Mogi Mirim Mogi Mirim Wilson Fernandes de Barros 6th in Série B
Moto Club São Luís Castelão 8th in Série B
Náutico Recife Aflitos 3rd in Série B
Paysandu Belém Curuzú 21st in Série B
Ponte Preta Campinas Moisés Lucarelli 18th in Série B
Remo Belém Mangueirão 18th in Série B
Santa Cruz Recife Arruda 9th in Série B
Tuna Luso Belém Francisco Vasques 16th in Série B
Sergipe Aracaju João Hora 24th in Série B
Vila Nova Goiânia Serra Dourada 1st in Série C
Volta Redonda Volta Redonda Raulino de Oliveira 14th in Série B
XV de Piracicaba Piracicaba Barão de Serra Negra 10th in Série B

First phase[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners, runners-up advance to the Round of 16
Teams relegated to the Série C 1998

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Federal District (Brazil) Gama 8 4 3 1 12 5 +7 15
Pará Tuna Luso 8 4 3 1 9 5 +4 15
Goiás Atlético-GO 8 2 3 3 7 9 -2 9
Pará Remo 8 2 2 4 8 8 0 8
Maranhão Moto Club 8 1 3 4 10 19 −9 6

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Ceará Ceará 8 5 2 1 8 7 +1 17
Pará Paysandu 8 4 2 2 12 7 +5 14
Rio Grande do Norte ABC 8 3 3 2 9 6 +3 12
Pernambuco Santa Cruz 8 2 1 5 6 12 -6 7
Pernambuco Central 8 1 2 5 8 11 −3 5

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Alagoas CRB 8 4 1 3 10 10 0 13
Minas Gerais América-MG 8 4 1 3 9 11 -2 13
Goiás Vila Nova 8 3 3 2 13 8 +5 12
Pernambuco Náutico 8 3 2 3 11 11 0 11
Sergipe Sergipe 8 1 3 4 9 12 −3 6

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
São Paulo (state) Ponte Preta 8 5 2 1 11 4 +7 17
Espírito Santo Desportiva 8 4 2 2 5 3 +2 14
Rio de Janeiro (state) Americano 8 3 3 2 8 8 0 12
São Paulo (state) Botafogo-SP 8 3 1 4 11 14 −3 10
Goiás Goiatuba 8 0 2 6 2 8 −6 2

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Paraná (state) Londrina 8 5 1 2 12 8 +4 16
Santa Catarina (state) Joinville 8 4 2 2 11 9 +2 14
São Paulo (state) XV de Piracicaba 8 3 2 3 11 14 -3 11
Rio de Janeiro (state) Volta Redonda 8 2 2 4 10 11 −1 8
São Paulo (state) Mogi Mirim 8 1 3 4 10 12 −2 6

Second phase[edit]

Teams Scores
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg Agg.
ABC Rio Grande do Norte 1:7 Federal District (Brazil) Gama 2:2 0:3 1:3 3:8
Vila Nova Goiás 4:4 Ceará Ceará 2:0 1:1 0:1 3:2
Americano Rio de Janeiro (state) 3:6 Alagoas CRB 2:1 0:2 1:5 3:8
XV de Piracicaba São Paulo (state) 1:7 São Paulo (state) Ponte Preta 1:1 1:2 0:1 2:4
Náutico1 Pernambuco 4:4 Paraná (state) Londrina 2:1 0:1 1:1 3:3
América-MG Minas Gerais 7:1 Espírito Santo Desportiva 2:0 1:1 2:1 5:2
Paysandu Pará 4:4 Pará Tuna Luso 2:1 0:0 0:4 2:5
Atlético-GO Goiás 0:6 Santa Catarina (state) Joinville 1:2 1:2 2:4

1Náutico qualified after defeating Londrina on a penalty shoot-out.

Third phase[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that advanced to the Final phase

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
São Paulo (state) Ponte Preta 6 3 2 1 14 9 +5 11
Pernambuco Náutico 6 3 1 2 12 9 +3 10
Alagoas CRB 6 3 1 2 10 12 -2 10
Federal District (Brazil) Gama 6 0 2 4 6 12 −6 2

Group G[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Minas Gerais América-MG 6 4 1 1 13 4 +9 13
Goiás Vila Nova 6 4 0 2 7 6 +1 12
Santa Catarina (state) Joinville 6 1 2 3 7 9 -2 5
Pará Tuna Luso 6 1 1 4 6 14 -8 4

Final phase[edit]

Time P J V E D GP GC SG
1 América-MG 13 6 4 1 1 7 1 6
2 Ponte Preta 11 6 3 2 1 6 6 0
3 Náutico 8 6 2 2 2 9 6 +3
4 Vila Nova 1 6 0 1 5 3 12 -9
  AMG NAU PON VIL
América-MG 2-0 0-0 1-0
Náutico 0-2 3-0 4-0
Ponte Preta 1-0 1-1 1-0
Vila Nova 0-2 1-1 2-3
Promoted to Série A 1998

Final standings[edit]

P
Team
Pts
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Promotion or relegation
1. América-MG 46 23 14 4 5 34 18 +16 Promoted to 1998 Série A
2. Ponte Preta 46 23 13 7 3 35 21 +14
3. Náutico 33 23 9 6 8 35 29 +6 Reached Final phase group
4. Vila Nova 29 23 8 5 10 26 28 -2
5. CRB 29 17 9 2 6 28 25 +3 Reached Third phase
6. Joinville 25 16 7 4 5 22 20 +2
7. Gama 24 17 6 6 5 26 20 +6
8. Tuna Luso 23 17 6 5 6 20 21 -1
9. Ceará 21 11 6 3 2 10 10 0 Reached the Second phase
10. Londrina 19 11 6 2 3 15 11 +4
11. Paysandu 18 11 5 3 3 14 12 +2
12. Desportiva 15 11 4 3 4 7 8 -1
13. Americano 15 11 4 3 4 11 14 -3
14. ABC 13 11 3 4 4 12 14 -2
15. XV de Piracicaba 12 11 3 3 5 13 18 -5
16. Atlético-GO 9 10 2 3 5 9 13 -4
17. Botafogo-SP 10 8 3 1 4 11 14 -3
18. Remo 8 8 2 2 4 8 8 0
19. Volta Redonda 8 8 2 2 4 10 11 -1
20. Santa Cruz 7 8 2 1 5 6 12 0
21. Mogi Mirim 6 8 1 3 4 10 12 -2 Relegated to 1998 Série C
22. Sergipe 6 8 1 3 4 9 12 -3
23. Moto Club 6 8 1 3 4 10 19 -9
24. Central 5 8 1 2 5 8 11 -3
25. Goiatuba 2 8 0 2 6 2 8 -6

Sources[edit]

  • "Brazil Second Level 1997". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2014-02-06.