2008 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

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Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season 2008
Champions São Paulo
Relegated Figueirense
Vasco
Portuguesa
Ipatinga
Copa Libertadores 2009 São Paulo
Grêmio
Cruzeiro
Sport (via Copa do Brasil)
Palmeiras
Copa Sudamericana 2009 Flamengo
Internacional (as holders)
Botafogo
Goiás
Coritiba
Vitória
Atlético Mineiro
Atlético Paranaense
Fluminense
Top goalscorer Kléber Pereira (Santos)
21 goals
2007
2009

The 2008 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A was the 52nd edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. It began on May 8 and ended on December 7. For the first time, one club has won the championship three times in a row. Also, São Paulo has been crowned the biggest winner in the history of the competition, winning it six times since its establishment in 1971.

Format[edit]

For the sixth season, the championship was contested in a double round-robin system. The team with most number of points has been declared champions. Also, the tournament was a qualifier to other South American competitions:

By winning the Copa do Brasil, Sport is already qualified to Copa Libertadores 2009 First Stage and cannot qualify to Copa Sudamericana 2009. Also, Internacional is qualified to the Copa Sudamericana 2009 by winning the 2008 edition.

2008 teams[edit]

[citation needed]

Teams that took part in the 2008 Brasileirão.
Club City State 2007 Season Stadium Titles
Atlético Mineiro Belo Horizonte Minas Gerais 8th Mineirão 1971
Atlético Paranaense Curitiba Paraná 12th Kyocera Arena 2001
Botafogo Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro 9th Engenhão 1995
Coritiba Curitiba Paraná Série B Champions Couto Pereira 1985
Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte Minas Gerais 5th Mineirão 2003
Figueirense Florianópolis Santa Catarina 13th Orlando Scarpelli none
Flamengo Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro 3rd Maracanã 1980, 1982, 1983, 1992, 1987
Fluminense Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro 4th Maracanã 1984
Goiás Goiânia Goiás 16th Serra Dourada none
Grêmio Porto Alegre Rio Grande do Sul 6th Olímpico 1981, 1996
Internacional Porto Alegre Rio Grande do Sul 11th Beira-Rio 1975, 1976, 1979
Ipatinga Ipatinga Minas Gerais Série B Runners-up Ipatingão none
Náutico Recife Pernambuco 15th Aflitos none
Palmeiras São Paulo São Paulo 7th Palestra Itália 1972, 1973, 1993, 1994
Portuguesa São Paulo São Paulo Série B 3rd place Canindé none
Santos Santos São Paulo Runners-up Vila Belmiro 2002, 2004
São Paulo São Paulo }São Paulo Champions Morumbi 1977, 1986, 1991, 2006, 2007
Sport Recife Pernambuco 14th Ilha do Retiro 1987
Vasco Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro 10th São Januário 1974, 1989, 1997, 2000
Vitória Salvador Bahia Série B 4th place Barradão none

League table[edit]

Rank Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost Goals for Goals against Goal diff
1 São Paulo 75 38 21 12 5 66 36 30 Copa Libertadores 2009
2 Grêmio 72 38 21 9 8 59 35 24
3 Cruzeiro 67 38 21 4 13 59 44 15
4 Palmeiras 65 38 19 8 11 55 45 10
5 Flamengo 64 38 18 10 10 67 48 19 Copa Sudamericana 2009
6 Internacional 54 38 15 9 14 48 47 1
7 Botafogo 53 38 15 8 15 51 43 8
8 Goiás 53 38 14 11 13 57 47 10
9 Coritiba 53 38 14 11 13 55 48 7
10 Vitória 52 38 15 7 16 48 44 4
11 Sport 52 38 13 10 14 48 45 3 Copa Libertadores 2009 (as cup winners)
12 Atlético Mineiro 48 38 12 12 14 50 61 -11 Copa Sudamericana 2009
13 Atlético Paranaense 45 38 12 9 17 45 54 -9
14 Fluminense 45 38 11 12 15 49 48 1
15 Santos 45 38 11 12 15 44 53 -11
16 Náutico 44 38 11 11 16 44 54 -10
17 Figueirense 44 38 11 11 16 49 72 -23 Relegation to
Série B
18 Vasco da Gama 40 38 11 7 20 56 72 -16
19 Portuguesa 38 38 9 11 18 48 70 -22
20 Ipatinga 35 38 9 7 21 37 66 -29

Internacional qualified for the Copa Sudamericana 2009 as holders.

Source:[1]

Top scorers[edit]

# Player Team Goals
1 Kléber Pereira Santos 21
2 Keirrison Coritiba 20
Washington Fluminense
4 Alex Mineiro Palmeiras 19
5 Guilherme Cruzeiro 18
6 Borges São Paulo 15
7 Paulo Baier Goiás 14
Nilmar Internacional
Hugo São Paulo
10 Edmundo Vasco 13
Felipe Náutico

Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brazil 2008 Championship - First Level (Série A)". RSSSF Brazil. 3 January 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Brasileiro 2008: Série A" (in Portuguese). Terra Networks. Archived from the original on December 4, 2008. Retrieved 23 March 2016.