Dates 21 May 2011 – 4 Dec 2011
Matches played 380
|Top goalscorer Borges (23 goals)|
Goals scored 1,017
5th Campeonato Brasileiro title
5th Brazilian title|
Copa Libertadores Corinthians Fluminense Flamengo Internacional
Copa Sudamericana São Paulo Figueirense Coritiba Botafogo Palmeiras Grêmio Atlético Goianiense Bahia
Biggest home win Cruzeiro 6-1 Atlético Mineiro (December 4) Coritiba 5–0 Botafogo (September 11) Cruzeiro 5–0 Avaí (August 13) Palmeiras 5–0 Avaí (June 19) Corinthians 5–0 São Paulo (June 16)
Relegated Clube Atlético Paranaense, Ceará Sporting Club, América Futebol Clube, Avaí FC
Similar 2012 Campeonato Brasileiro, 2010 Campeonato Brasileiro, 2013 Campeonato Brasileiro, 2009 Campeonato Brasileiro, 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro
The 2011 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (officially the Brasileirão Petrobras 2011 for sponsorship reasons) was the 55th edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the top-level of professional football in Brazil. It began on May 21 and was scheduled to end on December 4. Fluminense comes in as the defending champion having won the 2010 season.
For the ninth consecutive season, the tournament will be played in a double round-robin system. The team with most number of points will be declared the champion. The bottom-four teams will be relegated for the following season.
The Série A will serve as a qualifier to CONMEBOL's 2012 international tournaments. The top-two teams in the standings will qualify to the Second Stage of the 2012 Copa Libertadores, while the next third and fourth place in the standings will qualify to the First Stage. The next eight best teams in the standings will earn berths to the Second Stage of the 2012 Copa Sudamericana.
Vitória, Guarani, Goiás and Grêmio Prudente were relegated to the 2011 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B after finishing in the bottom four spots of the table at the end of the 2010 season. Goiás were relegated to the Série B after eleven seasons of continuous membership in the top football league of Brazil, while Vitória ended a three-year tenure in Série A and Grêmio Prudente ended a two-year appearance. Guarani made their immediate return to the second level.
The four relegated teams were replaced by four 2010 Série B sides. Champions Coritiba, made their immediate return to Série A, runners-up Figueirense, who returned after two years, third placed Bahia, who returned to the top flight after seven seasons at lower levels, and fourth placed América Mineiro, who returned to the league for the first time in eight years.
Personnel and kits
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Updated to games played on December 4, 2011.
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2 These matches previously scheduled for June 18 (v. Corinthians), June 26 (v. América), July 7 (v. Fluminense), July 24 (v. Grêmio), and September 4 (v. Botafogo) were postponed to August 10, July 2, August 24, October 5 and October 19, respectively, because of the 2011 Copa Libertadores Finals, 2011 Copa América, 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and friendly Brazil v Ghana.
3 These matches, previously scheduled for July 28 (v. Corinthians), and July 24 (v. Avaí) were delayed to July 14 and July 21, respectively, because of the Audi Cup 2011.
4 These matches previously scheduled for July 17 were postponed to July 20, because of the Brazil v Paraguay, by 2011 Copa América.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.