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        Club famous for Pele drop down to Série B...

        Santos suffer relegation for first time in its history

        2023/12/07 10:03
        E4

        Brazilian club Santos suffered their first relegation in their 111-year history after suffering a 2-1 defeat at home to Fortaleza.

        Santos, famous for giving football the likes of Pelé (whose funeral was held at the club's Urbano Caldeira stadium in January of this year) and Neymar, needed to win against Fortaleza but fell to Juan Martín Lucero's late goal meaning that one of the country's most successful teams will compete in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B next season. 

        Bahia, who are owned by the City Football Group, finished just one point above Santos after winning 4-1 at home to Atlético Mineiro.

        São Paulo and Flamengo are now the only Brazilian clubs who have yet to suffer relegation.

        At the other end of the table, Palmeiras were crowned champions for the second time in a row following a 1-1 draw with Cruzeiro with 17-year-old Endrick scoring for the São Paulo-based side.

        Poll
        POLL RESULTS
        SANTOS
        DRAW
        FORTALEZA
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        motivo:
        2023-12-07 11h38m by ocollinsworth
        Devastating news that Santos, one of the most successful teams in Brazilian football, will play in Serie B next season. Its a huge blow to Brazilian football, especially after the passing of Pelé earlier this year.
        A_
        2023-12-07 11h11m by a_12_shawcross
        Devastating news for Santos, a club with so much history and talent. This will be a huge challenge but I'm sure they'll be back in Série A soon enough
        DN
        2023-12-07 10h36m by dnelsons
        Its a terribly sad day for not just Santos but for the whole of Brazilian football. Such a historic club with so much success is now relegated to Serie B, its heartbreaking.
        2023-12-07 10h24m by eedwards
        Devastating news for Santos, one of the country's most successful teams. A reminder of just how quickly things can change in football.
        classic matches
        U Thursday, 07 December 2023 - 00:30
        Urbano Caldeira (Vila Belmiro)
        Leandro Pedro Vuaden
        1-2
        Messias Júnior 58'
        Marinho 39'
        Juan Martín Lucero 90'

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