1999 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

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Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season1999
ChampionsCorinthians
3rd Campeonato Brasileiro title
3rd Brazilian title
RelegatedBotafogo-SP
Juventude
Paraná
Gama
Copa LibertadoresCoritnhians
Atlético Mineiro
Palmeiras (By winning the 1999 Copa Libertadores)
Juventude (By winning the 1999 Copa do Brasil)
Atlético Paranaense (By winning the brazilian play-offs to the Libertadores)
Matches played250
Goals scored710 (2.84 per match)
Top goalscorerGuilherme (28 goals)
1998
2000

The 1999 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A was the 43rd edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.

Overview[edit]

It was performed in 22 teams, and Corinthians won the championship.

First phase[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Corinthians 21 14 2 5 49 31 +18 44 Championship knockout phase
2 Cruzeiro 21 12 6 3 46 32 +14 42
3 Vasco da Gama 21 10 6 5 33 23 +10 36
4 Ponte Preta 21 10 5 6 23 16 +7 35
5 São Paulo 21 11 1 9 35 24 +11 34[a]
6 Vitória 21 10 4 7 31 33 −2 34
7 Atlético Mineiro 21 10 3 8 39 30 +9 33
8 Guarani 21 10 3 8 31 22 +9 33
9 Atlético Paranaense 21 9 4 8 36 31 +5 31
10 Palmeiras 21 8 7 6 36 23 +13 31
11 Santos 21 8 6 7 25 26 −1 30
12 Flamengo 21 9 2 10 30 33 −3 29
13 Coritiba 21 7 8 6 31 29 +2 29
14 Botafogo 21 8 2 11 23 37 −14 26[a]
15 Gama 21 7 5 9 24 29 −5 26
16 Internacional 21 7 3 11 18 26 −8 24[a]
17 Paraná 21 6 6 9 23 29 −6 24
18 Grêmio 21 6 4 11 24 43 −19 22
19 Juventude 21 5 7 9 18 32 −14 22
20 Botafogo (Ribeirão Preto) 21 5 6 10 27 38 −11 21
21 Portuguesa 21 4 6 11 27 31 −4 18
22 Sport do Recife 21 3 8 10 14 25 −11 17
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c CBF awarded Botafogo and Internacional 1–0 away wins due to São Paulo footballer Sandro Hiroshi gate. Originally São Paulo had defeated Botafogo 6–1 home and drawn 2–2 home with Internacional.

Final standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Corinthians 29 18 5 6 61 38 +23 59
2 Atlético Mineiro 29 15 4 10 56 40 +16 49
3 Vitória 27 12 6 9 41 47 −6 42
4 São Paulo 26 13 1 12 45 35 +10 40
5 Cruzeiro 23 12 6 5 50 39 +11 42
6 Ponte Preta 24 11 5 8 29 23 +6 38
7 Vasco da Gama 24 10 8 6 40 31 +9 38
8 Guarani 24 10 5 9 32 25 +7 35
9 Atlético Paranaense 21 9 4 8 36 31 +5 31
10 Palmeiras 21 8 7 6 36 23 +13 31
11 Santos 21 8 6 7 25 26 −1 30
12 Flamengo 21 9 2 10 30 33 −3 29
13 Coritiba 21 7 8 6 31 29 +2 29
14 Botafogo 21 8 2 11 23 37 −14 26
15 Gama 21 7 5 9 24 29 −5 26
16 Internacional 21 7 3 11 18 26 −8 24
17 Paraná 21 6 6 9 23 29 −6 24
18 Grêmio 21 6 4 11 24 43 −19 22
19 Juventude 21 5 7 9 18 32 −14 22
20 Botafogo-SP 21 5 6 10 27 38 −11 21
21 Portuguesa 21 4 6 11 27 31 −4 18
22 Sport 21 3 8 10 14 25 −11 17

Top scorers[edit]

Pos. Scorer Club Goals[1]
1 Brazil Guilherme Atlético Mineiro 28
2 Brazil Alex Alves Cruzeiro 21
Brazil Luizão Corinthians 21
3 Brazil Marcelinho Carioca Corinthians 15
4 Brazil Edmundo Vasco 13
Brazil Dodô Santos 13
5 Brazil França São Paulo 12
Brazil Romário Flamengo 12

Relegation[edit]

The criterion for relegation to the Série B in 1999 was the average of points obtained in 1999 and 1998. The four teams with the smallest averages would be relegated. The CBF-defined formula for the point average (PA) was:

PA = ( (P98/23) + (P99/21) ) / 2

P98 being the number of points in 1998 and P99 the number of points in 1999.

As to Gama and Botafogo-SP, that had ascended from the Série B and as such, didn't dispute the 1998 Série A, the formula was reduced to:

PA = P99/21

Originally, the six worst point averages were:

  1. Gama: 1,238
  2. Internacional: 1,219
  3. Botafogo: 1,178
  4. Paraná: 1,093
  5. Juventude: 1,089
  6. Botafogo/SP: 1,000

Which would mean that Botafogo, Paraná, Juventude and Botafogo-SP would be relegated. However, the matches of São Paulo against Internacional and Botafogo were annulled and the points gained by São Paulo in both matches (three against Botafogo, one against Internacional) were given to both clubs, due to the fielding of the ineligible player Sandro Hiroshi in both matches. So, the six worst point averages became:

  1. Internacional: 1,267
  2. Botafogo: 1,249
  3. Gama: 1,238
  4. Paraná: 1,093
  5. Juventude: 1,089
  6. Botafogo/SP: 1,000

This meant that Botafogo escaped from relegation and Gama joined Botafogo/SP, Juventude and Paraná in the Série B em 2000.

Gama didn't accept this decision and appealed. The judicial disputes lasted months and CBF was stopped from organizing the 2000 Campeonato Brasileiro. The Clube dos 13 assumed the organization of the championship, that was named Copa João Havelange, with the participation of 116 teams divided em 3 groups.

Pos Team 1998
Pts
1999
Pts
Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg Relegation
1 Corinthians 46 44 90 44 2.045
2 Cruzeiro 37 42 79 44 1.795
3 Palmeiras 45 31 76 44 1.727
4 Santos 41 30 71 44 1.614
5 Coritiba 42 29 71 44 1.614
6 Vasco da Gama 34 36 70 44 1.591
7 Atlético Mineiro 36 33 69 44 1.568
8 Vitória 30 34 64 44 1.455
9 Flamengo 33 29 62 44 1.409
10 Ponte Preta 26 35 61 44 1.386
11 São Paulo 27 34[2] 61 44 1.386
12 Guarani 25 33 58 44 1.318
13 Atlético Paranaense 27 31 58 44 1.318
14 Grêmio 36 22 58 44 1.318
15 Portuguesa 40 18 58 44 1.318
16 Sport do Recife 40 17 57 44 1.295
17 Internacional 32 24[2] 56 44 1.273
18 Botafogo 29 26[2] 55 44 1.25
19 Gama 26 26 21 1.238 2000 Brasileirão Série B
20 Paraná 24 24 48 44 1.091
21 Juventude 26 22 48 44 1.091
22 Botafogo (Ribeirão Preto) 21 21 21 1

Notes:

  1. ^ "1999 Série A Statistics". globoesporte.com. Globo Esporte. Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  2. ^ a b c CBF awarded Botafogo and Internacional 1–0 away wins due to São Paulo footballer Sandro Hiroshi gate. Originally São Paulo had defeated Botafogo 6–1 home and drawn 2–2 home with Internacional.

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