Brazil Tier 3

Brasileirao - Serie C

League Guide & Facts


  • The third tier of Brazilian Football

  • 20 teams

  • 2 regional groups of 10 (first stage)

  • Teams play each other twice (18 games)

  • 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw

Promotion

  • Top four of each group qualify for second stage (two groups of four)

  • Top two teams from these groups are promoted to Serie B

  • The two group winners play a two legged final to determine overall winner

Relegation

  • Four teams relegated (bottom two of first stage groups)

Other

  • League is sorted by 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored; 5) head-to-head results (only between 2 teams); 6) fewest red cards; 7) fewest yellow cards; 8) draw.

  • 12 subs named, maximum 3 used

  • The match squad must have no more than 5 foreign players.

  • Syria and Haiti treated as non foreign

  • The match squad cannot have more than zero players on youth contracts.


Club Locations


Suggested* Additional Nations To Load

Tour The Americas


Plus

Optional (historic and transfer links)


*As always this is only a suggestion, the leagues listed are in order of importance, feel free to run as many or as little leagues as you think your system can handle. The setup above gives a nice regional feel.

It is advisable however to run as many top tier leagues of major nations as you can to keep the continental club competitions competitive


Football Manager 2022 - Brazilian Serie C 2021

Board Expectations and Title Odds

Group A


*Your odds and board expectations may vary slightly from save to save

Group B


*Your odds and board expectations may vary slightly from save to save


State Leagues

Board Expectations

As well as playing in the national league of Serie C, each club will also play in their local state league. The quality of the competition can vary wildly from state to state. Some Serie C teams may well be the best in their local state whilst others will be also rans.

Below is a run down of the board expectation in each of the state competitions that involve this years Serie C clubs.

The format is different from state to state with some having a simple league system and other being a cup competition or a combination of the two.


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Club Culture


Football Manager 2022 - Brazilian Serie C 2021

Facilities

Facilities Explained

Training Facilities

The better the training facilities the more chance (already visible) players will develop.

Here are the facilities ranking from worst to best -

  • Poor

  • Basic

  • Below Average

  • Adequate

  • Average

  • Good

  • Great

  • Excellent

  • Superb

  • State of the Art


Youth Facilities

The training facilities available for Juniors (only).

Does NOT apply to visible players already at the club. All visible players currently at the club use Training Facilities regardless of age.

In theory the better these facilities the greater your players will be developed on the day of intake. But there are a lot of factors at play.

Here are the facilities ranking from worst to best -

  • Poor

  • Basic

  • Below Average

  • Adequate

  • Average

  • Good

  • Great

  • Excellent

  • Superb

  • State of the Art


Junior Coaching

The quality and quantity of unseen youth coaches that affects the quality of players in your youth intake

Junior coaching is ranked as follows from worst to best -

  • Basic

  • Fairly Basic

  • Average

  • Adequate

  • Good

  • Excellent

  • Exceptional


Youth Recruitment

This determines how large a pool of players your team can recruit from. It is the size of your recruitment network. It increases your chances of getting the best young players from your area, nation and beyond.

Some clubs of course will have no youth recruitment at all, which means no youth intakes.

Recruitment is ranked as follows from worst to best -

  • Limited

  • Basic

  • Fairly Basic

  • Average

  • Adequate

  • Good

  • Excellent

  • Exceptional


Altos (PI)


Botafogo (PB)


Botafogo (SP)



Criciúma


Ferroviário (CE)


Figueirense



Floresta (CE)


Grêmio Novorizontino


Ituano



Jacuipense


Manaus


Mirassol



Oeste


Paraná


Paysandu



Santa Cruz


São José (RS)


Tombense



Volta Redonda


Ypiranga (RS)