2003 Campeonato Carioca


The 2003 edition of the Campeonato Carioca kicked off on January 16 and ended on March 23, 2003. It is the official tournament organized by FFERJ (Federação de Futebol do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, or Rio de Janeiro State Football Federation. Only clubs based in the Rio de Janeiro State are allowed to play. Twelve teams contested this edition. Vasco da Gama won the title for the 22nd time. Volta Redonda was relegated.[1][2]

Campeonato Carioca
Season2003
ChampionsVasco da Gama
RelegatedVolta Redonda
Copa do BrasilVasco da Gama
Flamengo
Fluminense
Americano
Botafogo
Bangu
Matches played72
Goals scored193 (2.68 per match)
Top goalscorerFábio Bala (Fluminense) - 10 goals
Biggest home winFluminense 5-0 Botafogo (February 23, 2003)
Biggest away winAmericano 1-4 Flamengo (January 26, 2003)
Flamengo 0-3 Fluminense (February 9, 2003)
Highest scoringBotafogo 5–2 Volta Redonda (February 19, 2003)
2002
2004

System


The tournament was divided in two stages:[2]

  • Taça Guanabara: The 12 clubs all played in single round-robin format against each other. Top four teams advanced to the Taça Rio.
  • Taça Rio: The remaining four teams went into a knockout tournament to define the champion.

Championship


First stage

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Vasco da Gama 11 6 4 1 23 11 +12 22 Qualified
2 Flamengo 11 7 1 3 21 15 +6 22
3 Fluminense 11 5 5 1 25 13 +12 20
4 Americano 11 6 2 3 16 12 +4 20
5 Botafogo 11 5 2 4 18 20 2 17
6 Bangu 11 4 3 4 10 12 2 15
7 América 11 4 1 6 10 11 1 13
8 Olaria 11 3 2 6 11 14 3 11
9 Madureira 11 3 2 6 11 17 6 11
10 Friburguense 11 2 5 4 10 13 3 11
11 Cabofriense 11 2 4 5 11 18 7 10
12 Volta Redonda 11 1 5 5 8 17 9 8 Relegated
Updated to match(es) played on March 23, 2003. Source: RSSSF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) number of goals scored.

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Fluminense 5–1 Flamengo 1–1 4–0
Americano 1–6 Vasco da Gama 1–4 0–2

Finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Fluminense 2–4 Vasco da Gama 1–2 1–2

References


  1. "RSSSF – Championship of Rio de Janeiro 2003". Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  2. "Futebolnacional.com.br – Championship of Rio de Janeiro 2003". Archived from the original on December 13, 2019. Retrieved April 25, 2019.