2014 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A

football league season

The 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A was the 58th edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the top-level of professional football in Brazil. Cruzeiro, the defending champions, won the title for the second time in a row and fourth overall. The championship had a break between the ninth and tenth rounds due to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which was held between June and July in Brazil. Cruzeiro took the lead in round 6 and from then on, staying in that position, winning the title after a 2-1 victory over Goiás in the Mineirão stadium, in round 36.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season2014
ChampionsCruzeiro (4th title)
RelegatedVitória
Bahia
Botafogo
Criciúma
LibertadoresCruzeiro
São Paulo
Internacional
Corinthians
Atlético Mineiro
Matches played380
Goals scored860 (2.26 per match)
Top goalscorerFred
(18 goals)
Biggest home winBotafogo 6–0 Criciúma
(10 May)
Goiás 6–0 Palmeiras
(21 September)
Biggest away winSport 1–4 Corinthians
(25 May)
Atlético Paranaense 0–3 Fluminense
(27 July)
Highest scoringFluminense 5–2 São Paulo
(21 May)
Corinthians 5–2 Goiás
(21 August)
Fluminense 5–2 Corinthians
(30 November)
Longest winning run5 matches: Internacional
(20 July–16 August)
Flamengo
(10–31 August)
Longest unbeaten run12 matches: Cruzeiro
(1 June–11 September)
Longest winless run10 matches: Bahia
(11 May–3 August)
Palmeiras
(25 May–20 August)
Criciúma
(20 July–10 September)
Longest losing run6 matches:
Botafogo
(2–30 November)
Highest attendance58,627
São Paulo 2–0 Cruzeiro
(14 September 2014)
Lowest attendance766
Atlético-PR 1–1 Chapecoense
(18 May 2014, Willie Davids, Maringá)
2013
2015

On the other side of the table, Criciúma, that had been in the relegation zone since round 17, and held the last place since round 30, was relegated after a 1-1 draw against Flamengo, also in round 36. In the following round, Botafogo was relegated after losing to Santos by 2-0. In the last round, Palmeiras, despite only obtaining a draw in its last match, against Atlético Paranaense, guaranteed its survival in the first division after defeats of its competitors, Vitória and Bahia.

TeamsEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Atlético Mineiro Belo Horizonte Independência 23,018
Atlético Paranaense Curitiba Arena da Baixada 43,000
Bahia Salvador Fonte Nova 51,708
Botafogo Rio de Janeiro Maracanã 78,838
Chapecoense Chapecó Arena Condá 22,600
Corinthians São Paulo Arena Corinthians 48,234
Coritiba Curitiba Couto Pereira 40,310
Criciúma Criciúma Heriberto Hülse 19,300
Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte Mineirão 58,170
Figueirense Florianópolis Orlando Scarpelli 19,908
Flamengo Rio de Janeiro Maracanã 78,838
Fluminense Rio de Janeiro Maracanã 78,838
Goiás Goiânia Serra Dourada 50,049
Grêmio Porto Alegre Arena do Grêmio 55,662
Internacional Porto Alegre Beira-Rio 50,128
Palmeiras São Paulo Pacaembu
Allianz Parque
37,730
43,600
Santos Santos Vila Belmiro 16,798
São Paulo São Paulo Morumbi 67,052
Sport Recife Ilha do Retiro 35,020
Vitória Salvador Barradão 35,632

ResultsEdit

StatisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[1]
1   Fred Fluminense 18
2   Henrique Palmeiras 16
4   Ricardo Goulart Cruzeiro 15
  Marcelo Moreno Cruzeiro
5   Hernán Barcos Grêmio 14
6   Paolo Guerrero Corinthians 12
7   Erik Lima Goiás 10
  Diego Tardelli Atlético Mineiro
  Leandro Chapecoense
10   Cléo Atlético Paranaense 9
  Darío Conca Fluminense
  Dinei Vitória
  Luís Fabiano São Paulo
  Alexandre Pato São Paulo

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Daniel Correa Botafogo Criciúma 6–0 (H)[2] 10 May 2014
  Douglas Coutinho Atlético Paranaense Figueirense 3–1 (A)[3] 1 June 2014
  Luciano Corinthians Goiás 5–2 (H)[4] 21 August 2014
  Erik Goiás Atlético Paranaense 3–1 (H)[5] 31 August 2014
  Patric Sport Santos 3–1 (H)[6] 10 September 2014
  Henrique Palmeiras Chapecoense 4–2 (H)[7] 2 October 2014

Clean sheetsEdit

  • Most clean sheets: 14
    • Grêmio
  • Fewest clean sheets: 4
    • Vitória

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Stats: Top Goal Scorers – 2014". globoesporte. Rede Globo. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  2. "Botafogo 6–0 Criciúma". globoesporte. 10 May 2014.[permanent dead link]
  3. "Figueirense 1–3 Atlético Paranaense". globoesporte. 1 June 2014.
  4. "Corinthians 5–2 Goiás". globoesporte. 21 August 2014.
  5. "Goiás 3–1 Atlético Paranaense". globoesporte. 31 August 2014.
  6. "Sport 3–1 Santos". globoesporte. 10 September 2014.
  7. "Palmeiras 4–2 Chapecoense". globoesporte. 2 October 2014.