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Campeonato Brasileiro Série A
Season 2012
Champions Fluminense
3rd Campeonato Brasileiro title
4th Brazilian title
Relegated Figueirense
Atlético Goianiense
Palmeiras
Sport
Copa Libertadores de América Corinthians (title holder)
Palmeiras (cup winner)
Fluminense
Grêmio
Atlético Mineiro
São Paulo
Matches played 380
Goals scored 940 (2.47 per match)
Top goalscorer Fred (20)
Biggest home win Atlético Mineiro 6–0 Figueirense
Biggest away win Vasco 0–4 Bahia
Highest scoring Figueirense 3–4 Atlético Mineiro
Longest winning run 7 games
Atlético Mineiro
Longest unbeaten run 15 games
Grêmio
Longest winless run 14 games
Figueirense
Longest losing run 7 games
Atlético Goianiense
Figueirense
Highest attendance São Paulo 2–1 Náutico
62,207
Lowest attendance Atlético Goianiense 0–1 Sport 449
Average attendance 12,983
2011
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The 2012 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (known as the Brasileirão Petrobras 2012 for sponsorship reasons) was the 56th edition of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the top-level of professional football in Brazil. Corinthians come in as the defending champions having won the title in the 2011 season. On 11 November 2012, Fluminense won the title for the fourth time.

Teams

Stadiums and locations

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Atlético Goianiense Goiânia Serra Dourada 50,049
Atlético Mineiro Belo Horizonte Independência 25,000
Bahia Salvador Pituaçu 32,179
Botafogo Rio de Janeiro Engenhão 46,931
Corinthians São Paulo Pacaembu 37,952
Coritiba Curitiba Couto Pereira 37,182
Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte Arena do Jacaré 25,000
Figueirense Florianópolis Orlando Scarpelli 19,808
Flamengo Rio de Janeiro Engenhão 46,931
Fluminense Rio de Janeiro Engenhão 46,931
Grêmio Porto Alegre Olímpico 45,000
Internacional Porto Alegre Beira-Rio 56,000
Náutico Recife Aflitos 19,800
Palmeiras São Paulo Pacaembu 37,952
Ponte Preta Campinas Moisés Lucarelli 19,722
Portuguesa São Paulo Canindé 21,004
Santos Santos Vila Belmiro 20,120
São Paulo São Paulo Morumbi 67,428
Sport Recife Ilha do Retiro 30,520
Vasco da Gama Rio de Janeiro São Januário 22,150

Statistics

Top goalscorers

Rank Name Nationality Club Goals
1 Fred  Brazilian Fluminense 20
2 Luís Fabiano  Brazilian São Paulo 17
3 Aloísio  Brazilian Figueirense 14
Hernán Barcos  Argentine Palmeiras 14
Bruno Mineiro  Brazilian Portuguesa 14
Neymar  Brazilian Santos 14
7 Kieza  Brazilian Náutico 13
Vágner Love  Brazilian Flamengo 13
9 Bernard  Brazilian Atlético Mineiro 11
Elkeson  Brazilian Botafogo 11

Source: globoesporte.com

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date
Argentina Germán Herrera Botafogo São Paulo 4-2 (H) 20 May 2012
Brazil Roger Ponte Preta Coritiba 4-1 (H) 14 July 2012
Brazil Aloísio Figueirense Coritiba 3-1 (H) 26 August 2012
Brazil Bruno Mineiro Portuguesa Sport 5-1 (H) 4 October 2012
Brazil Ronaldinho Atlético Mineiro Figueirense 6-0 (H) 6 October 2012
Brazil Lucas São Paulo Sport 4-2 (A) 27 October 2012
Brazil Neymar Santos Cruzeiro 4-0 (A) 3 November 2012
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