1998 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

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Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season 1998
Champions Corinthians
2nd Campeonato Brasileiro title
2nd Brazilian title
Relegated América-MG
Goiás
Bragantino
América-RN
Copa Libertadores Corinthians
Vasco da Gama(title holders)
Palmeiras (Copa do Brasil champions)
Matches played 297
Goals scored 851 (2.87 per match)
Top goalscorer Viola (21 goals)
1997
1999

The 1998 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A was the 42nd edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.

Overview[edit]

It was performed by 24 teams, and Corinthians won the championship.

First phase[edit]

P
Team
Pts
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Promotion or relegation
1. Corinthians 47 23 14 4 5 46 30 +16 Qualified to Quarterfinals
2. Palmeiras 45 23 14 3 6 46 32 +14
3. Coritiba 42 23 11 9 3 32 26 +6
4. Santos 41 23 11 8 4 46 29 +17
5. Sport Recife 40 23 12 4 7 34 22 +12
6. Portuguesa 40 23 11 7 5 44 34 +10
7. Cruzeiro 37 23 10 7 6 42 28 +14
8. Grêmio 36 23 10 6 7 32 30 +2
9. Atlético Mineiro 36 23 9 9 5 38 33 +5
10. Vasco da Gama 34 23 9 7 7 34 24 +10
11. Flamengo 33 23 9 6 8 37 34 +3
12. Internacional 32 23 9 5 9 25 25 0
13. Vitória 30 23 9 3 11 31 38 -7
14. Botafogo 29 23 7 8 8 35 37 -2
15. São Paulo 27 23 8 3 12 34 35 -1
16. Atlético-PR 27 23 7 6 10 32 32 0
17. Ponte Preta 26 23 7 5 11 25 34 -9
18. Juventude 26 23 6 8 9 24 32 -8
19. Guarani 25 23 6 7 10 34 39 -5
20. Paraná 24 23 7 3 13 25 41 -16
21. América-MG 23 23 6 5 12 26 39 -13 Relegated to 1999 Série B
22. Goiás 22 23 5 7 11 29 37 -8
23. Bragantino 21 23 5 6 12 20 37 -17
24. América-RN 15 23 3 6 14 24 47 -23

Quarterfinals[edit]

Teams Scores
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg Agg.
Cruzeiro Minas Gerais 6:3 São Paulo (state) Palmeiras 2:1 1:2 3:2 6:5
Portuguesa São Paulo (state) 5:2 Paraná (state) Coritiba 3:1 0:0 2:2 5:3
Sport Pernambuco 3:6 São Paulo (state) Santos 3:1 1:2 0:3 4:6
Grêmio Rio Grande do Sul 3:6 São Paulo (state) Corinthians 0:1 2:0 0:1 2:2

Semifinals[edit]

Teams Scores
Team 1 Points Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg Agg.
Cruzeiro Minas Gerais 6:3 São Paulo (state) Portuguesa 3:1 1:2 1:0 5:3
Santos São Paulo (state) 4:4 São Paulo (state) Corinthians 2:1 0:2 1:1 3:4

Finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

3 December 1998 (1998-12-03)
Cruzeiro Minas Gerais 2 – 2 São Paulo (state) Corinthians
Valdo Goal 2'
Müller Goal 43'
Dinei Goal 53'
Marcelinho Carioca Goal 56'
Mineirão, Belo Horizonte (MG)
Attendance: 87,619
Referee: Rio Grande do Sul Carlos Eugênio Simon

Second leg[edit]

20 December 1998 (1998-12-20)
Corinthians São Paulo (state) 1 – 1 Minas Gerais Cruzeiro
Marcelinho Carioca Goal 58' Marcelo Ramo Goal 69'
Morumbi, São Paulo (SP)
Attendance: 50,187
Referee: Federal District (Brazil) Luciano Augusto Almeida

Replay[edit]

23 December 1998 (1998-12-23)
Corinthians São Paulo (state) 2 – 0 Minas Gerais Cruzeiro
Edílson Goal 70'
Marcelinho Carioca Goal 80'
Morumbi, São Paulo (SP)
Attendance: 57,230
Referee: Rio Grande do Sul Carlos Eugênio Simon

Final standings[edit]

P
Team
Pts
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Promotion or relegation
1. Corinthians 61 32 18 7 7 57 38 +19 Qualified to 2000 FIFA Club World Championship1
2. Cruzeiro 51 32 14 9 9 56 41 +15
3. Santos 51 29 14 9 6 55 37 +18
4. Portuguesa 48 29 13 9 7 52 42 +10
5. Palmeiras 48 26 15 3 8 51 38 +13 Qualified to 1999 Copa Libertadores2
6. Coritiba 44 26 11 11 4 35 31 +4
7. Sport 43 26 13 4 9 38 28 +10
8. Grêmio 39 26 11 6 9 34 32 +2
9. Atlético Mineiro 36 23 9 9 5 38 33 +5
10. Vasco da Gama 34 23 9 7 7 34 24 +10 Qualified to 1999 Copa Libertadores3
11. Flamengo 33 23 9 6 8 37 34 +3
12. Internacional 32 23 9 5 9 25 25 0
13. Vitória 30 23 9 3 11 31 38 -7
14. Botafogo 29 23 7 8 8 35 37 -2
15. São Paulo 27 23 8 3 12 34 35 -1
16. Atlético-PR 27 23 7 6 10 32 32 0
17. Ponte Preta 26 23 7 5 11 25 34 -9
18. Juventude 26 23 6 8 9 24 32 -8
19. Guarani 25 23 6 7 10 34 39 -5
20. Paraná 24 23 7 3 13 25 41 -16
21. América-MG 23 23 6 5 12 26 39 -13 Relegated to 1999 Série B
22. Goiás 22 23 5 7 11 29 37 -8
23. Bragantino 21 23 5 6 12 20 37 -17
24. América-RN 15 23 3 6 14 24 47 -23

1 Corinthians also qualified for the group stage of the 1999 Copa Libertadores as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A champion.
2 Palmeiras qualified for the group stage of the 1999 Copa Libertadores as the 1998 Copa do Brasil champion.
3 Vasco da Gama is qualified for the round of 16 of the 1999 Copa Libertadores as the 1998 Copa Libertadores champion.

Top scorers[edit]

Pos. Scorer Club Goals[1]
1 Brazil Viola Santos 21
2 Brazil Marcelinho Carioca Corinthians 19
3 Brazil Fábio Júnior Cruzeiro 18
Brazil Valdir Atlético Mineiro 18
4 Brazil Edílson Corinthians 15
Brazil Leandro Amaral Portuguesa 15
5 Brazil Romário Flamengo 14
Serbia Dejan Petković Vitória 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998 Série A Statistics". globoesporte.com. Globo Esporte. Retrieved 17 April 2010.