2012 Campeonato Carioca

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Campeonato Carioca
Champions Fluminense
Relegated Bonsucesso
Matches played 134
Goals scored 385 (2.87 per match)
Top goalscorer Somália
Alecsandro (12)
Biggest home win Botafogo 5–0 Olaria
Biggest away win Volta Redonda 0–3 Fluminense
Macaé 0–3 Botafogo
Macaé 1–4 Vasco da Gama
Resende 0–3 Bangu
Duque de Caxias 1–4 Madureira
Highest scoring Friburguense 5–2 Boavista (7 Goals)
Longest winning run 8 games
Longest unbeaten run 18 games
Longest losing run 7 games

The 2012 Campeonato Estadual da Serie A de Profissionais do Rio de Janeiro was the 111th season of Rio de Janeiro's top professional football league.

Fluminense were crowned champions after winning Botafogo in the finals.[1]


The sixteen clubs are divided into two groups that will play in two tournaments. In the first tournament, the Taça Guanabara, the teams from one group will play within their group in a single round-robin tournament. The two best teams from each group will advance to the playoffs and while the next best two will play for the Troféu Washington Rodrigues. In the second tournament, the Taça Rio, the teams will play with against the teams in the other group in a single round-robin format. The two best teams from each group will advance to the playoffs and while the next best two will play for the Troféu Carlos Alberto Torres. The winner of both the Taça Guanabara and Taça Rio will play for the state championship. If the same team wins both tournament, they are automatically declared the champion.


The best two teams not qualified to 2013 Copa Libertadores will qualify for 2013 Copa do Brasil. The best team not playing in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, B, or C will qualify for 2012 Campeonato Brasileiro Série D

Participating teams[edit]

Club Home city
Americano Campos dos Goytacazes
Bangu Rio de Janeiro
Boavista Saquarema
Bonsucesso Rio de Janeiro
Botafogo Rio de Janeiro
Duque de Caxias Duque de Caxias
Flamengo Rio de Janeiro
Fluminense Rio de Janeiro
Friburguense Nova Friburgo
Macaé Macaé
Madureira Rio de Janeiro
Nova Iguaçu Nova Iguaçu
Olaria Rio de Janeiro
Resende Resende
Vasco da Gama Rio de Janeiro
Volta Redonda Volta Redonda

Taça Guanabara[edit]

The 2012 Taça Guanabara began on January 21 and ended on February 26.

Group stage[edit]

Troféu Edilson Silva[edit]

Semifinals Final
Resende 0
Friburguense 1
Friburguense 2 (2)
Nova Iguaçu (pen.) 2 (4)
Boavista 1
Nova Iguaçu 3

Knockout stage[edit]

Semifinals Final
Vasco da Gama 2
Flamengo 1
Vasco da Gama 1
Fluminense 3
Botafogo 1 (3)
Fluminense (pen.) 1 (4)

Taça Rio[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Troféu Luiz Penido[edit]

Semifinals Final
Resende 0
Volta Redonda 2
Volta Redonda 0
Fluminense 2
Fluminense 2
Macaé 1

Knockout stage[edit]

Semifinals Final
Flamengo 2
Vasco da Gama 3
Vasco da Gama 1
Botafogo 3
Bangu 2
Botafogo 4


The 2012 Campeonato Carioca Finals were decided between Fluminense and Botafogo in a two-legged match at the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange.

6 May
16:00 UTC-03:00
Fluminense 4 – 1 Botafogo
Fred Goal 43'
Rafael Sóbis Goal 57'65'
Marcos Júnior Goal 83'
Report Renato Goal 8'
Engenhão, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 28,182
Referee: Luis Antonio Silva dos Santos

13 May
16:00 UTC-03:00
Botafogo 0 – 1 Fluminense
Report Rafael Moura Goal 62'
Engenhão, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 25,016
Referee: Marcelo de Lima Henrique