Rio Grande do Sul
|Number of teams||12|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||Série A2|
|Domestic cup(s)||Copa FGF|
|Current champions||Grêmio (39th title) |
|Most championships||Internacional (45 titles)|
|TV partners||Rede Globo|
|2020 Campeonato Gaúcho|
The Campeonato Gaúcho Série A1, commonly known as Campeonato Gaúcho, is the top flight professional football league in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. The league is contested between 14 clubs and typically lasts from January to April. Rivalries amongst two of the best-known Brazilian teams (Grêmio and Internacional) has marked the history of the competition. The "Gauchão", as the tournament is popularly known, had its first edition held in 1919.
There are 16 clubs in the Campeonato Gaúcho, divided into two groups. During the course of a season (from January to April), each club plays against teams from the other group and then against each other inside their own group. Teams receive three points for a win and one point for a draw. No points are awarded for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, then wins, goal difference and goals scored. The top four teams from each group qualify for the play-offs. For the quarter-finals, the first of a group faces the last of the other group, and so on in a single game at the home of the better-ranked team; the semi-finals are also played in a single game, and finals with two games. The three lowest placed teams are relegated into the Campeonato Gaúcho Série A2.
Qualification for competitions
The best placed of league also qualify for the Campeonato Brasileiro Série D, excluding the teams that are already qualified for the Série A, Série B or Série C. The best three teams in the Campeonato Gaúcho (champions, runner-up and the third most points in overall table) not qualified to Copa Libertadores de América will qualify for Copa do Brasil of the following year.
Throughout its nearly 100-year history, dozens of clubs have played Campeonato Gaúcho, including teams that became extinct. The following 12 clubs will compete in the Campeonato Gaúcho Série A1 during the 2017 season.
|Club||City||Stadium||Capacity||Pos. in 2016||1st season||Seasons||Titles||Last title||First title|
|Brasil (PE)||Pelotas||Bento Freitas||18,000||8th||1919||16||1||1919||1919|
|Caxias||Caxias do Sul||Francisco Stedile||23,000||1st (Serie A2)||1961||50||1||2000||2000|
|Cruzeiro-RS||Cachoeirinha||Antônio Vieira Ramos||8,000||11th||1929||20||1||1929||1929|
|Grêmio||Porto Alegre||Arena do Grêmio||55,662||3rd||1919||73||37||2019||1921|
|Juventude||Caxias do Sul||Alfredo Jaconi||23,726||2nd||1925||57||1||1998||1998|
|Novo Hamburgo||Novo Hamburgo||Estádio do Vale||6,500||7th||1930||62||1||2017||2017|
|Passo Fundo||Passo Fundo||Vermelhão da Serra||20,000||10th||1987||23||—||—||—|
|São José-RS||Porto Alegre||Passo D'Areia||8,000||4th||1961||31||—||—||—|
|São Paulo-RS||Rio Grande||Aldo Dapuzzo||11,500||6th||1933||28||1||1933||1933|
|Veranópolis||Veranópolis||Antônio David Farina||4,000||9th||1994||22||—||—||—|
|Ypiranga-RS||Erechim||Colosso da Lagoa||30,000||5th||1968||25||—||—||—|
The Recopa Gaúcha is a football tournament, which opens the football calendar year in Rio Grande do Sul and is dispute between the Campeonato Gaúcho champion and champion of Supercopa Gaúcha of previous year in a unique game. In its second edition was disputed in parallel to the first round of the Championship Gaucho, and the third edition in parallel the second round.
List of champions
|2017||Internacional||Ypiranga de Erechim|
|2018||São José||Novo Hamburgo|
- Campeonato Gaúcho (lower levels)
- Campeonato Gaúcho Série B
- Copa FGF
- Copa Metropolitana
- Copa Sul-Fronteira
- Copa Serrana
- "FGF cria Recopa Gaúcha". Globoesporte.com. November 14, 2013. Retrieved June 14, 2016.
- FGF website. Federação Gaúcha de Futebol.
- Campeonato Gaúcho regulations. Federação Gaúcha de Futebol.