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Campeonato Brasileiro Série C
Countries  Brazil
Confederation CONMEBOL
Founded 1981
Number of teams 20
Promotion to Série B
Relegation to Série D
Levels on pyramid 3
Domestic cup(s) Copa do Brasil
Current champions América Mineiro (2009)
Most championships Atlético Goianiense (2 titles)
TV partners Local coverage
Website http://www.cbf.com.br/seriec
Soccerball current event.svg Campeonato Brasileiro Série C 2009

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série C is the third division of Brazilian football. Any professional team can apply, but only 64 teams take part in the tournament. The teams that were relegated from Série B in the previous year are joined by teams qualified for each federation state. Qualification rules vary, some federations use the state tournaments as qualification tournaments, others organize exclusive qualification tournaments to the Série C.

Unlike the first and second divisions, the Série C is not played in a double round robin system, arguably because many participating teams lack the financial conditions to travel long distances. Thus, the tournament is organized in regional groups and the table prevents teams from distant states to play each other in the initial rounds.

Beginning in 2009, Série C will reduced from 64 teams to 20 and a new Campeonato Brasileiro Série D will be the qualifier for Brazilian league football.

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History and past champions

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Official champions

The Campeonato Brasileiro has existed ever since 1971. However, there have been many years when no third division tournament took place. In most cases it was due to the fact that the two elite divisions had too many clubs (in 1979, for instance, 94 teams contested the first division). The following table shows the winners and runners-up of the Série C tournaments played as from 1981, according to the Brazilian Football Confederation:[1]

Year Winner Score Runner-up Comments
1971-1980 Not held
1981
Details
Rio de Janeiro (state)
Olaria (RJ)
4 - 0
0 - 1
Pernambuco
Santo Amaro (1) (PE)
1982-1987 Not held
1988
Details
São Paulo (state)
União São João (SP)
1 - 1
2 - 2
Minas Gerais
Esportivo (MG)
União São João declared champions due to more points scored during the championship.
1989 Not held
1990
Details
Goiás
Atlético Goianiense (GO)
0 - 0
0 - 0
Minas Gerais
América (MG)
Atlético Goianiense won 3-2 on penalties.
1991 Not held
1992
Details
Pará
Tuna Luso (PA)
0 - 2
3 - 1
Bahia
Fluminense (BA)
Tuna Luso declared champions due to more points scored during the championship.
1993 Not held
1994
Details
São Paulo (state)
Novorizontino (SP)
1 - 0
5 - 0
São Paulo (state)
Ferroviária (SP)
1995
Details
São Paulo (state)
XV de Piracicaba (SP)
2 - 0
1 - 0
Rio de Janeiro (state)
Volta Redonda (RJ)
1996
Details
Goiás
Vila Nova (GO)
2 - 1
1 - 0
São Paulo (state)
Botafogo (SP)
1997
Details
Maranhão
Sampaio Corrêa (MA)
São Paulo (state)
Juventus (SP)
From 1997 to 1999, the championship had no final match. The four best teams of the Fourth Round played against each other, and the team with most points were declared champions.
1998
Details
Santa Catarina (state)
Avaí (SC)
São Paulo (state)
São Caetano (SP)
1999
Details
Rio de Janeiro (state)
Fluminense (RJ)
Amazonas (Brazilian state)
São Raimundo (AM)
2000 Not held
2001
Details
São Paulo (state)
Etti Jundiaí(2) (SP)
São Paulo (state)
Mogi Mirim (SP)
From 2001 on, the championship had no final match. The four best teams of the Fourth Round played against each other, and the team with most points were declared champions.
2002
Details
Brazilian Federal District
Brasiliense (DF)
São Paulo (state)
Marília (SP)
2003
Details
São Paulo (state)
Ituano (SP)
São Paulo (state)
Santo André (SP)
2004
Details
São Paulo (state)
União Barbarense (SP)
Brazilian Federal District
Gama (DF)
2005
Details
Pará
Remo (PA)
Rio Grande do Norte
América (RN)
2006
Details
Santa Catarina (state)
Criciúma (SC)
Bahia
Vitória (BA)
From 2006 on, the championship had no final match. The eight best teams of the Fourth Round played against each other, and the team with most points were declared champions. Top 4 teams ascend to Série B
2007
Details
São Paulo (state)
Bragantino (SP)
Bahia
Bahia (BA)
2008
Details
Goiás
Atlético Goianiense (GO)
São Paulo (state)
Guarani (SP)
2009
Details
Minas Gerais
América (MG)
3 - 1
1 - 0
Alagoas
ASA (AL)
From 2009 on, the championship will be divided in four groups of five clubs each, playing against each other twice within their groups. The two best-placed teams of each group qualify to the knockout stage, played in two legs. The final will be played in two legs. The quarterfinal winners ascend to Série B.[2]
1 Associação Atlética Santo Amaro was later renamed Manchete.
2 Etti Jundiaí was later renamed Paulista.

Unofficial champions

The following season is not officially recognized by the CBF:[1][3]

Year Winner Score Runner-up Comments
2000
Details
Paraná (state)
Malutrom
1 - 1
3 - 2
Minas Gerais
Uberlândia
It were the Green and White modules of the Copa João Havelange.

Titles by team

Club State Titles
Atlético Goianiense  Goiás 2 titles
América-MG  Minas Gerais 1 title
Avaí  Santa Catarina 1 title
Bragantino  São Paulo 1 title
Brasiliense  Distrito Federal 1 title
Criciúma  Santa Catarina 1 title
Etti Jundiaí (Paulista)  São Paulo 1 title
Fluminense  Rio de Janeiro 1 title
Ituano  São Paulo 1 title
Novorizontino  São Paulo 1 title
Olaria  Rio de Janeiro 1 title
Remo  Pará 1 title
Sampaio Corrêa  Maranhão 1 title
Tuna Luso  Pará 1 title
União Barbarense  São Paulo 1 title
União São João  São Paulo 1 title
Vila Nova  Goiás 1 title
XV de Piracicaba  São Paulo 1 title

Titles by state

State Titles
 São Paulo 7 titles
 Goiás 3 titles
 Pará 2 titles
 Rio de Janeiro 2 titles
 Santa Catarina 2 titles
 Distrito Federal 1 title
 Maranhão 1 title
 Minas Gerais 1 title

References

  1. ^ a b (Portuguese) "Campeões" (in Portuguese). CBF. http://www.cbf.com.br/seriec/. Retrieved October 29, 2009.  
  2. ^ http://www.cbf.com.br/seriec/tabela2009.html
  3. ^ Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro Lance Volume 2. Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A. 2001. p. 387. ISBN 8588651017.  

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