2002 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

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Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season 2002
Champions Santos
1st Campeonato Brasileiro title
7th Brazilian title
Relegated Portuguesa
Palmeiras
Gama
Botafogo
Copa Libertadores Santos
Corinthians
Grêmio
Copa Sudamericana Santos
Corinthians
Grêmio
Fluminense
São Paulo
São Caetano
Atlético Mineiro
Cruzeiro
Vasco da Gama
Flamengo
Internacional
Palmeiras (All qualified by the CBF ranking)
Matches played 339
Goals scored 1,025 (3.02 per match)
Top goalscorer Luís Fabiano
Rodrigo Fabri (19 goals each)
Average attendance 19,028
2001
2003

The 2002 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, known as Troféu Visa Electron by sponsor reasons, was the 46th edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. It Began on August 10, 2002, and reached its end on December 15, 2002. It was the last championship with a knockout stage. The competition was won by Santos.

Format[edit]

The 26 teams played against each other once. The eight best placed teams qualified to the quarter-finals, in which the eight-placed team played against the first-placed team, the seventh-placed team played against the second-placed team, the sixth-placed team played against the third-placed team, and the fifth-placed team played against the fourth-placed team. The quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals were played over two legs. The four worst teams in the first stage were relegated to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B of the following year.

First Stage standings[edit]

First Stage Final Standings
Club P G W D L GF GA GD %
1 São Paulo 52 25 16 4 5 57 35 22 69,3%
2 São Caetano 47 25 14 5 6 42 28 14 62,6%
3 Corinthians 43 25 12 7 6 37 35 2 57,3%
4 Juventude 41 25 12 5 8 34 30 4 54,6%
5 Grêmio 41 25 11 8 6 39 29 10 54,6%
6 Atlético Mineiro 40 25 12 4 9 49 43 6 53,3%
7 Fluminense 40 25 12 4 9 43 46 -3 53,3%
8 Santos 39 25 11 6 8 46 36 10 52,0%
9 Cruzeiro 39 25 11 6 8 40 39 1 52,0%
10 Vitória 37 25 11 4 10 46 42 4 49,3%
11 Coritiba 36 25 11 3 11 34 34 0 48,0%
12 Goiás 36 25 10 6 9 42 39 3 48,0%
13 Ponte Preta 34 25 10 4 11 35 34 1 45,3%
14 Atlético-PR 34 25 9 7 9 39 33 6 45,3%
15 Vasco 33 25 10 3 12 37 38 -1 44,0%
16 Guarani 33 25 9 6 10 32 35 -3 44,0%
17 Figueirense 31 25 9 4 12 34 43 -9 41,3%
18 Flamengo 30 25 8 6 11 38 39 -1 40,0%
19 Bahia 30 25 8 6 11 35 38 -3 40,0%
20 Paysandu 29 25 9 2 14 35 46 -11 38,6%
21 Internacional 29 25 7 8 10 36 37 -1 38,6%
22 Paraná 28 25 8 4 13 37 42 -5 37,3%
23 Portuguesa 27 25 7 6 12 26 40 -14 36,0%
24 Palmeiras 27 25 6 9 10 37 46 -9 36,0%
25 Gama 25 25 7 4 14 30 39 -9 33,3%
26 Botafogo 25 25 6 7 12 24 39 -15 33,3%
P - points earned; G - matches played; W - wins; D - draws; L - losses;
GF - goals scored; GA - goals conceded; GD - goal difference; % - Percentage points achieved
Zone of qualification for the quarter-finals
Relegation zone

Final stage[edit]

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                             
1 São Paulo 1 1  
8 Santos 3 2  
  Santos 3 0  
  Grêmio 0 1  
4 Juventude 0 0
5 Grêmio 0 1  
  Santos 2 3  
  Corinthians 0 2  
3 Corinthians 6 2  
6 Atlético Mineiro 2 1  
  Corinthians 0 3
  Fluminense 1 2  
2 São Caetano 0 2
7 Fluminense 3 0  

Finals[edit]

December 8, 2002
Santos 2 – 0 Corinthians
Alberto 15'
Renato 89'
Morumbi (São Paulo)
Attendance: 58,534
Referee: Antônio Pereira da Silva  Goiás

Santos: Fábio Costa; Michel, Preto, Alex and Léo, Paulo Almeida, Renato, Elano and Diego; Robinho and Alberto. Head coach: Émerson Leão.

Corinthians: Doni; Rogério, Fábio Luciano, Scheidt and Kléber; Vampeta, Fabrício and Renato (Leandro); Deivid (Marcinho), Guilherme and Gil. Head coach: Carlos Alberto Parreira.


December 15, 2002
Corinthians 2 – 3 Santos
Deivid 75'
Anderson 84'
Robinho (pen.) 37'
Elano 88'
Léo 90'+2'
Morumbi (São Paulo)
Attendance: 74,592
Referee: Carlos Eugênio Simon  Rio Grande do Sul

Corinthians: Doni; Rogério, Fábio Luciano, Anderson and Kléber; Vampeta, Fabinho (Fabrício) and Renato (Marcinho); Deivid, Guilherme (Leandro) and Gil. Head coach: Carlos Alberto Parreira.

Santos: Fábio Costa; Maurinho, André Luís, Alex and Léo; Paulo Almeida, Renato, Elano and Diego (Robert, and then Michel); Robinho and William (Alexandre). Head coach: Émerson Leão.


Final standings[edit]

Final Standings
Club P G W D L GF GA GD %
1 Santos 54 31 16 6 9 59 41 18 58,0%
2 Corinthians 52 31 15 7 9 50 46 4 55,9%
3 Grêmio 48 29 13 9 7 41 32 9 55,1%
4 Fluminense 46 29 14 4 11 49 51 -2 52,8%
5 São Paulo 52 27 16 4 7 59 40 19 64,1%
6 São Caetano 50 27 15 5 7 44 31 13 61,7%
7 Juventude 42 27 12 6 9 34 31 3 51,8%
8 Atlético Mineiro 40 27 12 4 11 52 51 1 49,3%
9 Cruzeiro 39 25 11 6 8 40 39 1 52,0%
10 Vitória 37 25 11 4 10 46 42 4 49,3%
11 Coritiba 36 25 11 3 11 34 34 0 48,0%
12 Goiás 36 25 10 6 9 42 39 3 48,0%
13 Ponte Preta 34 25 10 4 11 35 34 1 45,3%
14 Atlético-PR 34 25 9 7 9 39 33 6 45,3%
15 Vasco 33 25 10 3 12 37 38 -1 44,0%
16 Guarani 33 25 9 6 10 32 35 -3 44,0%
17 Figueirense 31 25 9 4 12 34 43 -9 41,3%
18 Flamengo 30 25 8 6 11 38 39 -1 40,0%
19 Bahia 30 25 8 6 11 35 37 -2 40,0%
20 Paysandu 29 25 9 2 14 35 46 -11 38,6%
21 Internacional 29 25 7 8 10 36 37 -1 38,6%
22 Paraná 28 25 8 4 13 37 42 -5 37,3%
23 Portuguesa 27 25 7 6 12 26 40 -14 36,0%
24 Palmeiras 27 25 6 9 10 37 46 -9 36,0%
25 Gama 25 25 7 4 14 30 39 -9 33,3%
26 Botafogo 25 25 6 7 12 24 39 -15 33,3%
P - points earned; G - matches played; W - wins; D - draws; L - losses;
GF - goals scored; GA - goals conceded; GD - goal difference; % - Percentage points achieved
Champions and runners-up, and qualified to Copa Libertadores 2003
Eliminated in the Semifinals and qualified to Copa Libertadores 2003
Eliminated in the Semifinals
Eliminated in the Quarterfinals
Eliminated in the First Stage
Relegated to Série B 2003

Top scorers[edit]

Pos. Scorer Club Goals[1]
1 Brazil Luís Fabiano São Paulo 19
Brazil Rodrigo Fabri Grêmio 19
2 Brazil Dimba Gama 17
3 Brazil Romário Fluminense 16
4 Brazil Ramon Vasco 15
Brazil Mancini Atlético Mineiro 15
5 Brazil Liédson Flamengo 14
6 Brazil Deivid Corinthians 13
Brazil Maurílio Paraná 13
Brazil Guilherme Corinthians 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2002 Série A Statistics". globoesporte.com. Globo Esporte. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 

External links[edit]