2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

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Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
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Official logo.
Season2015
ChampionsCorinthians
6th Campeonato Brasileiro title
RelegatedAvaí
Vasco da Gama
Goiás
Joinville
Copa LibertadoresCorinthians
Atlético Mineiro
Grêmio
São Paulo
Palmeiras
Matches played380
Goals scored897 (2.36 per match)
Top goalscorerRicardo Oliveira
(20 goals)
Biggest home winInternacional 6−0 Vasco
(2 September)
Biggest away winVasco 0−4 São Paulo
(8 July)
Highest scoringCorinthians 4−3 Sport
(12 August)
Santos 5−2 Avaí
(22 August)
Corinthians 6−1 São Paulo (22 November)
Longest winning run6 matches
Atlético Mineiro
Flamengo
Longest unbeaten run17 matches
Corinthians
Longest winless run10 matches
Sport
Longest losing run6 matches
Vasco
Highest attendance67,011[1]
Flamengo 0−2 Coritiba
(17 September)
Lowest attendance1,461[2]
Goiás 0−1 Avaí
(7 June)
Total attendance6,671,696
Average attendance17,557
2014
2016
All statistics correct as of 7 December 2015.

The 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (officially the Brasileirão Chevrolet 2015 for sponsorship reasons) was the 59th edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the top-level of professional football in Brazil. After winning twice in a row in the 2013 and 2014 seasons, Cruzeiro came in defending their title as the Brazilian football champions. Corinthians won the title, their sixth overall and third since the introduction of the double round-robin in 2003.

Format[edit]

For the thirteenth consecutive season, the tournament was played in a double round-robin system. The team with the highest number of points at the end of the season was declared champion. The bottom four teams were relegated and will play in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B in the 2016 season.

International qualification[edit]

The Série A served as a qualifier to CONMEBOL's 2016 Copa Libertadores. The top-three teams in the standings qualified to the Second Stage of the competition, while the fourth place in the standings qualified to the First Stage.

Teams[edit]

Despite Criciúma's relegation in the previous championship, it marked the first time four clubs from Santa Catarina took part of the same Brasileirão, at least in its current format; last time it happened, in 1979, the championship had more than 90 teams.[3]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location State Stadium Capacity
Atlético Mineiro Belo Horizonte  Minas Gerais Independência
Mineirão (5 matches)
Mané Garrincha (one match)
23,018
61,846
72,788
Atlético Paranaense Curitiba  Paraná Arena da Baixada
Couto Pereira (one match)
42,372
40,502
Avaí Florianópolis  Santa Catarina Ressacada 17,826
Chapecoense Chapecó  Santa Catarina Arena Condá 20,089
Corinthians São Paulo  São Paulo Arena Corinthians
Fonte Luminosa (one match)
47,605
21,441
Coritiba Curitiba  Paraná Couto Pereira 40,502
Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte  Minas Gerais Mineirão
Arena Pantanal (one match)
61,846
44,097
Figueirense Florianópolis  Santa Catarina Orlando Scarpelli 19,584
Flamengo Rio de Janeiro  Rio de Janeiro Maracanã
Mané Garrincha (2 matches)
Arena das Dunas (one match)
78,838
72,788
31,375
Fluminense Rio de Janeiro  Rio de Janeiro Maracanã
Kléber Andrade (one match)
78,838
21,252
Goiás Goiânia  Goiás Serra Dourada 41,574
Grêmio Porto Alegre  Rio Grande do Sul Arena do Grêmio 55,662
Internacional Porto Alegre  Rio Grande do Sul Beira-Rio 50,128
Joinville Joinville  Santa Catarina Arena Joinville 20,160
Palmeiras São Paulo  São Paulo Allianz Parque
Pacaembu (2 matches)
43,713
37,730
Ponte Preta Campinas  São Paulo Moisés Lucarelli 19,728
Santos Santos  São Paulo Vila Belmiro 16,068
São Paulo São Paulo  São Paulo Morumbi 67,052
Sport Recife  Pernambuco Ilha do Retiro
Arena Pernambuco (7 matches)
32,983
44,300
Vasco Rio de Janeiro  Rio de Janeiro Maracanã (8 matches)
São Januário (8 matches)
Mané Garrincha (one match)
Olímpico Nilton Santos (one match)
Arena Pantanal (one match)
78,838
24,584
72,788
44,661
44,097

Number of teams by state[edit]

Number of teams State Team(s)
5  São Paulo Corinthians, Palmeiras, Ponte Preta, Santos, São Paulo
4  Santa Catarina Avaí, Chapecoense, Figueirense, Joinville
3  Rio de Janeiro Flamengo, Fluminense, Vasco
2  Minas Gerais Atlético Mineiro, Cruzeiro
 Paraná Atlético Paranaense, Coritiba
 Rio Grande do Sul Grêmio, Internacional
1  Goiás Goiás
 Pernambuco Sport

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team President Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsors
Atlético Mineiro Daniel Nepomuceno Brazil Levir Culpi Brazil Leonardo Silva Puma MRV/TIM/Cemil/Vilma
Atlético Paranaense Mário Celso Petraglia Brazil Cristóvão Borges Brazil Wéverton Umbro Caixa
Avaí Nilton Macedo Machado Brazil Raul Cabral Brazil Marquinhos Fila VVoa
Chapecoense Sandro Pallaoro Brazil Guto Ferreira Brazil Rafael Lima Umbro Caixa/Aurora/Unimed
Corinthians Roberto de Andrade Brazil Tite Brazil Ralf Nike Caixa/Fisk/TIM
Coritiba Rogério Bacellar Brazil Pachequinho Brazil Lúcio Flávio Nike Caixa/Pro Tork
Cruzeiro Gilvan Tavares Brazil Mano Menezes Brazil Fábio Penalty TIM/Cemil/Vilma/99Taxis
Figueirense Wilfredo Billinger Brazil Hudson Coutinho Brazil Marquinhos Lupo Caixa/Unimed/Taschibra/Coca-Cola
Flamengo Eduardo Bandeira de Mello Brazil Jayme de Almeida Brazil Wallace Adidas Caixa/Guaraviton/Jeep/TIM
Fluminense Peter Siemsen Brazil Eduardo Baptista Brazil Fred Adidas Guaraviton
Goiás Sérgio Rassi Brazil Danny Sérgio Brazil Renan Kappa FR Incorporadora/América Saúde
Grêmio Romildo Bolzan Jr. Brazil Roger Machado Brazil Maicon Umbro Banrisul/Tramontina/Unimed
Internacional Vitorio Píffero Brazil Argel Fucks Argentina Andrés D'Alessandro Nike Banrisul/Tramontina
Joinville Nereu Martinelli Brazil PC Gusmão Brazil Marcelo Costa Umbro Salfer/Orbenk/Romaço/Unimed/Krona
Palmeiras Paulo Nobre Brazil Marcelo Oliveira Brazil Zé Roberto Adidas Crefisa/Fam/Prevent Senior/TIM
Ponte Preta Márcio Della Volpe Brazil Felipe Moreira Brazil Fernando Bob Adidas Schin
Santos Modesto Roma Júnior Brazil Dorival Júnior Brazil Ricardo Oliveira Nike None
São Paulo Leco Brazil Milton Cruz Brazil Rogério Ceni Under Armour None
Sport João Humberto Martorelli Brazil Paulo Roberto Falcão Brazil Durval Adidas Caixa
Vasco Eurico Miranda Brazil Jorginho Brazil Nenê Umbro Caixa/Guaraviton

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Grêmio Brazil Luiz Felipe Scolari Resigned 19 May [1] 15th Brazil Roger Machado 26 May [2]
Fluminense Brazil Ricardo Drubscky Sacked 20 May [3] 11th Brazil Enderson Moreira 21 May [4]
Flamengo Brazil Vanderlei Luxemburgo Sacked 25 May [5] 17th Brazil Cristóvão Borges 28 May [6]
São Paulo Brazil Milton Cruz Mutual consent 31 May [7] 6th Colombia Juan Carlos Osorio 1 June [8]
Cruzeiro Brazil Marcelo Oliveira Sacked 2 June [9] 19th Brazil Vanderlei Luxemburgo 2 June [10]
Joinville Brazil Hemerson Maria Sacked 4 June [11] 20th Brazil Adílson Batista 5 June [12]
Coritiba Brazil Marquinhos Santos Sacked 8 June [13] 18th Brazil Ney Franco 10 June [14]
Palmeiras Brazil Oswaldo de Oliveira Sacked 9 June [15] 15th Brazil Marcelo Oliveira 15 June [16]
Vasco Brazil Doriva Mutual consent 21 June [17] 20th Brazil Celso Roth 23 June [18]
Goiás Brazil Hélio dos Anjos Sacked 22 June [19] 15th Brazil Julinho Camargo 7 July [20]
Santos Brazil Marcelo Fernandes Mutual consent 9 July [21] 17th Brazil Dorival Júnior 9 July [22]
Joinville Brazil Adílson Batista Sacked 26 July [23] 20th Brazil PC Gusmão 27 July [24]
Ponte Preta Brazil Guto Ferreira Sacked 3 August [25] 13th Brazil Doriva 4 August [26]
Internacional Uruguay Diego Aguirre Sacked 6 August [27] 10th Brazil Argel Fucks 13 August [28]
Figueirense Brazil Argel Fucks Signed by Internacional 13 August [29] 16th Brazil René Simões 17 August [30]
Vasco Brazil Celso Roth Sacked 15 August [31] 20th Brazil Jorginho 16 August [32]
Flamengo Brazil Cristóvão Borges Mutual consent 20 August [33] 13th Brazil Oswaldo de Oliveira 20 August [34]
Cruzeiro Brazil Vanderlei Luxemburgo Sacked 31 August [35] 16th Brazil Mano Menezes 1 September [36]
Chapecoense Brazil Vinícius Eutrópio Sacked 14 September [37] 13th Brazil Guto Ferreira 14 September [38]
Fluminense Brazil Enderson Moreira Sacked 16 September [39] 11th Brazil Eduardo Baptista 17 September [40]
Figueirense Brazil René Simões Sacked 16 September [41] 18th Brazil Hudson Coutinho 22 September [42]
Goiás Brazil Julinho Camargo Sacked 17 September [43] 17th Brazil Artur Neto 18 September [44]
Sport Brazil Eduardo Baptista Signed by Fluminense 17 September [45] 10th Brazil Paulo Roberto Falcão 19 September [46]
Atlético Paranaense Brazil Milton Mendes Sacked 28 September [47] 11th Brazil Cristóvão Borges 4 October [48]
São Paulo Colombia Juan Carlos Osorio Signed by Mexico 7 October [49] 5th Brazil Doriva 7 October [50]
Ponte Preta Brazil Doriva Signed by São Paulo 7 October [51] 9th Brazil Felipe Moreira 14 October [52]
Goiás Brazil Artur Neto Resigned 18 October [53] 18th Brazil Danny Sérgio 19 October [54]
Coritiba Brazil Ney Franco Sacked 8 November 18th Brazil Pachequinho 9 November
São Paulo Brazil Doriva Sacked 9 November 5th Brazil Milton Cruz 9 November
Atlético Mineiro Brazil Levir Culpi Mutual consent 26 November [55] 2nd Brazil Diogo Giacomini 26 November [56]
Flamengo Brazil Oswaldo de Oliveira Mutual consent 28 November [57] 11th Brazil Jayme de Almeida 28 November [58]

Results[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Corinthians (C) 38 24 9 5 71 31 +40 81 2016 Copa Libertadores second stage[a]
2 Atlético Mineiro 38 21 6 11 65 47 +18 69
3 Grêmio 38 20 8 10 52 32 +20 68
4 São Paulo 38 18 8 12 53 47 +6 62 2016 Copa Libertadores first stage
5 Internacional 38 17 9 12 39 38 +1 60 2016 Copa do Brasil round of 16[b]
6 Sport Recife 38 15 14 9 53 38 +15 59 2016 Copa Sudamericana second stage[c]
7 Santos 38 16 10 12 59 41 +18 58
8 Cruzeiro 38 15 10 13 44 35 +9 55
9 Palmeiras 38 15 8 15 60 51 +9 53 2016 Copa Libertadores second stage[a]
10 Atlético Paranaense 38 14 9 15 43 48 −5 51 2016 Copa Sudamericana second stage[c]
11 Ponte Preta 38 13 12 13 41 40 +1 51
12 Flamengo 38 15 4 19 45 53 −8 49
13 Fluminense 38 14 5 19 40 49 −9 47
14 Chapecoense 38 12 11 15 34 44 −10 47
15 Coritiba 38 11 11 16 31 42 −11 44
16 Figueirense 38 11 10 17 36 50 −14 43
17 Avaí (R) 38 11 9 18 38 60 −22 42 Relegation to 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
18 Vasco da Gama (R) 38 10 11 17 28 54 −26 41
19 Goiás (R) 38 10 8 20 39 49 −10 38
20 Joinville (R) 38 7 10 21 26 48 −22 31
Source: Soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored; 5) head-to-head results; 6) least red cards received; 7) least yellow cards received; 8) draw.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Palmeiras has a berth guaranteed to the second stage as the 2015 Copa do Brasil champions.
  2. ^ Since a Brazilian team didn't win the 2015 Copa Libertadores, an additional berth to the 2016 Copa do Brasil round of 16 will be given to the best team not qualified to the 2016 Copa Libertadores, the fifth-placed Internacional.
  3. ^ a b Teams will enter in the 2016 Copa Sudamericana if they do not reach the 2016 Copa do Brasil round of 16. Also, the 2015 Copa Verde champion (Cuiabá) and the 2016 Copa do Nordeste champion have a guaranteed berth.

Result table[edit]

Home \ Away[1] CAM CAP AVA CHA COR CTB CRU FIG FLA FLU GOI GRE INT JOI PAL PON SAN SPA SPT VAS
Atlético Mineiro 0–1 2–0 3–0 0–3 2–0 1–3 1–0 4–1 4–1 2–2 0–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 3–1 2–1 3–0
Atlético Paranaense 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–4 2–2 2–2 1–0 3–0 1–2 3–0 1–2 3–0 0–0 3–3 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–0
Avaí 1–4 1–2 2–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 3–0 2–1 1–3 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–1
Chapecoense 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–3 2–1 0–2 2–2 1–3 2–1 1–3 1–0 1–0 2–0 5–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0
Corinthians 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 6–1 4–3 3–0
Coritiba 0–3 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 0–0
Cruzeiro 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 5–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–0 2–2
Figueirense 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–3 0–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 3–1 0–2 0–0 0–2 2–1 3–1 0–0 0–2 2–1 0–0
Flamengo 0–2 3–2 3–0 1–0 0–3 0–2 2–0 1–2 2–3 4–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 1–2
Fluminense 1–2 0–1 3–1 2–3 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–3 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–4 2–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–2
Goiás 0–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–3 0–1 2–3 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–2 4–1 0–1 1–0 3–0
Grêmio 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–3 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 5–0 2–1 1–0 3–3 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–0
Internacional 1–3 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 6–0
Joinville 2–2 1–2 2–0 0–0 0–1 3–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–2 0–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2
Palmeiras 2–2 0–1 3–0 2–0 3–3 0–2 1–1 2–0 4–2 2–1 0–1 3–2 1–1 3–2 0–1 1–0 4–0 0–2 0–2
Ponte Preta 0–2 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 3–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 3–1 1–0 0–1 0–1
Santos 4–0 5–1 5–2 3–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 3–1 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 3–0 2–2 1–0
São Paulo 4–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 3–2 2–1 0–0 0–3 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 3–0 3–2 3–0 2–2
Sport 4–1 0–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 4–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1
Vasco 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–3 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–4 0–3 1–0 0–4 2–1

Updated to games played on 6 December 2015.
Source: CBF
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Attendance[edit]

Average home attendances[edit]

Pos. Team GP Total High Low Average
1 Corinthians 19 650,862 45,469 10,144 34,256
2 Flamengo 19 635,544 67,011 12,814 33,450
3 Palmeiras 19 567,544 38,794 15,037 29,871
4 Grêmio 19 511,134 46,915 8,336 26,902
5 Atlético Mineiro 19 448,007 55,987 9,373 23,579
6 Cruzeiro 19 425,056 45,991 8,271 22,371
7 Internacional 19 407,251 35,766 11,415 21,434
8 São Paulo 19 391,708 59,612 11,066 20,616
9 Atlético Paranaense 19 334,957 27,327 10,499 17,629
10 Fluminense 19 334,940 55,999 4,749 17,628
11 Sport 19 307,155 41,994 3,046 16,166
12 Coritiba 19 278,485 34,287 7,925 14,657
13 Vasco 19 273,465 41,581 2,449 14,393
14 Joinville 19 177,868 15,731 5,979 9,361
15 Chapecoense 19 172,049 16,474 5,228 9,055
16 Figueirense 19 169,214 16,047 5,425 8,906
17 Santos 19 165,133 13,481 3,836 8,691
18 Avaí 19 161,751 14,582 4,810 8,513
19 Goiás 19 153,706 35,875 1,461 8,090
20 Ponte Preta 19 114,626 11,694 2,542 6,033
- Total 380 6,671,696 67,011 1,461 17,557

Updated to games played on 6 December 2015.

Source: PerspectivaOnline.com.br

Season statistics[edit]

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date Ref
Argentina Lucas Pratto Atlético Mineiro São Paulo 3–1 29 July [4]
Brazil Willian4 Cruzeiro Figueirense 5–1 6 September [5]
Paraguay Lucas Barrios Palmeiras Fluminense 4–1 16 September [6]

4 Player scored 4 goals.

As of 6 December 2015.[7]

Source: ESPN FC & Globo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Futebol Brasileiro Stats". Globo Esporte. September 2015.
  2. ^ "Futebol Brasileiro Stats". ESPN. June 2015.
  3. ^ "Santa Catarina terá pela primeira vez quatro times na Série A". R7 (in Portuguese). Grupo Record. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Atlético Mineiro 3 São Paulo 1". GloboEsporte. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Cruzeiro 5 Figueirense 1". GloboEsporte. 6 September 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Fluminense 1 Palmeiras 4". GloboEsporte. 16 September 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  7. ^ "2014–15 Brasileirão top goalscorers". Globo Esporte. Retrieved 28 June 2015.