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Campeonato Catarinense

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Country  Brazil
Number of teams  10
Current champions  Chapecoense (2016)
Founded  1924
Domestic cup(s)  Copa do Brasil
Campeonato Catarinense
Confederation  CBF Federação Catarinense de Futebol

The Campeonato Catarinense de Futebol, known as Campeonato Catarinense or simply Catarinão, is the main competition of association football from state of Santa Catarina, in Brazil.

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History

The Campeonato Catarinense top level has had several different names since it started. From its first edition, in 1924, to 1985, it was called just Campeonato Catarinense (Santa Catarina Championship). From 1986 to 2003 it was named Campeonato Catarinense Primeira Divisão (Santa Catarina Championship Premier Division). In 2004 and in 2005 the competition name was Série A1, and since 2006, the competition is named Divisão Principal (Top Division).

Format

First stage

  • All ten teams play a round-robin playing once against each other team.
  • The top 4 teams qualify for the semi-finals which are played 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd. Where games are tied the higher placed team progresses. The final is played at the ground of the higher placed team and, as in the semi-final, in a tied game the higher placed team wins.
  • Second stage

  • All ten teams play a round-robin playing once against each other team.
  • The top 4 teams qualify for the semi-finals which are played 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd. Where games are tied the higher placed team progresses. The final is played at the ground of the higher placed team and, as in the semi-final, in a tied game the higher placed team wins.
  • Finals:

  • Home-and-away playoffs between the winners of the first and second stages.
  • The winner of the Finals is crowned champion.

    Clubs

  • Avaí Futebol Clube
  • Associação Chapecoense de Futebol
  • Criciúma Esporte Clube
  • Figueirense Futebol Clube
  • Sociedade Esportiva, Recreativa e Cultural Guarani (Guarani de Palhoça)
  • Esporte Clube Internacional (Inter de Lages)
  • Clube Atlético Hermann Aichinger (Atlético de Ibirama)
  • Joinville Esporte Clube
  • Clube Náutico Marcílio Dias
  • Clube Atlético Metropolitano
  • Titles by Team

    1. Teams in italic are not currently active in professional football.

    References

    Campeonato Catarinense Wikipedia


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