- Campeonato Brasileiro Série C 2009
In 2009, the
Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, the third division of the Brazilian League, will be contested by 20 clubs, four of which will eventually qualify to the Campeonato Brasileiro Série Bto be contested in 2010. The format in this year will be the same as Série A and Série B.
The 20 teams play in a round-robin format. The four best ranked teams at the end of the 38 matchdays will qualify to the 2010. The last 4 teams will be relegated to Serie D in 2010.
"Four teams coming from Série B 2008"
* Team relegated #1
* Team relegated #2
* Team relegated #3
* Team relegated #4
"Four teams eliminated on Série C 2008 Final Stage"
* Rio Branco
* Águia de Marabá
* Atlético Goianiense
* Duque de Caxias
* BrasilFour of them will ascend to Série B 2009
"Eight teams eliminated on Série C 2008 Third Stage"
* Marcílio Dias
"Four teams with better record as third place in Série C 2008 Second Stage"
* Sampaio Corrêa
* América Mineiro
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