With the victory over Bragantino, on Saturday, the Botafogo He reached 24 home runs in Brazil, with eight wins in eight matches, and surpassed last year’s 22 home runs. These 24, added to the other 15 he won outside of Rio de Janeiro, also resulted in the club’s best first round campaign in the straight-point era with four rounds remaining.
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In addition, Botafogo has the best consecutive points campaign in its history after 15 rounds, surpassing Corinthians, who in 2017 scored 37 points in the same period.
- Botafogo (2023) – 39 points
- Corinthians (2017) – 37
- Atlético MG (2012) – 35
- Atlético MG (2021) – 34
- Fluminense (2010), Corinthians (2011) and Cruzeiro (2014) – 33
There are 39 points, out of a possible 45, plus isolated leadership in the competition. Until then, the club’s best record was 36 points won in 2013, when the team was in second place. In the end, Alvinegro finished fourth.
Last year, in 19 home rounds, Botafogo got 22 points – with six wins, four draws and nine losses, a difference of 38.5%. The away figures were even better: with nine wins, four draws and six defeats, accounting for 54.3% of points.
Botafogo enters the stadium with a crowd showing for the match against Bragantino
With four rounds remaining in the first round, Botafogo can’t beat not only their mark, but also their best ever score. The best campaign is Corinthians, in 2017, when the team reached 47 points at the end of the 19th round. data from Statistic Spywhich has analyzed the Brazilian league since 2006, when Série A now had 20 clubs.
In this Brazilian league, in addition to the number of victories, there is another statistic that draws attention: Botafogo conceded one goal at home in eight rounds. El Venegra’s defense was only leaked in the first match of the tournament, against São Paulo, with a goal by Calleri.
Best first-round campaigns since 2006:
- 47 points: Corinthians (2017).
- 43 points: Atletico MG (2012) and Cruzeiro (2014).
- 42 points: Atletico MG (2021) and Flamengo (2019).
- 41 points: Sao Paulo (2018) and Gremio (2008)
Alvinegro will play Santos (away), Coritiba (home), Cruzeiro (away) and Internacional (home) in the first round.
“There are no words to describe this moment,” says Pedro Depp, Voice of the Crowd
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