Santos leaves the club of South American teams that have never been relegated

Peixe's relegation was painful as well as historic, since the club belonged to the select group of teams that had never fallen to second place.
Desmond Efe-Khaese
2023-12-08 15:10:16

In Brazil, millions of Santos fans are still crying over the unfortunate result obtained on the last date of the Brasileirão. In that match, against Fortaleza, the São Paulo club only needed to win at home to secure its continuity in Série A, but things would not start well for those led by Marcelo Fernandes.

An initial goal from Marinho, a footballer with a past at Peixe, complicated the story for Santos and, despite Messias’ equalizer in the 58th minute, things would not improve for a Santos team that lost 1-2 with a great goal from the middle from the field of Juan Martín Lucero, who took advantage of an error by the Santos goalkeeper to sentence them to second.


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Santos fell to second: Flamengo, São Paulo and Cuiabá are now the only Brazilian teams that have never been relegated

With the final whistle, all the Santos fans present in the stadium saw, astonished, how the team they loved was completing a painful and historic relegation, since this Wednesday the club fell to second place for the first time in all its rich and successful history. history.

This defeat removed them from the exclusive club that only included South American teams that had never been relegated to the second division*, which is shared by the French media L’Équipe :

  • Brazil : Flamengo, São Paulo and Cuiabá
  • Argentina : Boca Juniors, Defense and Justice, Board of Trustees, Córdoba
  • Chile : Colo-Colo
  • Colombia : Independent, Millionaires, Atlético Nacional, La Equidad, Águilas Doradas Rionegro, Patriotas, Alianza Petrolera, Jaguares de Córdoba
  • Ecuador : Barcelona, ​​Guayaquil City, Orense, Cumbaya, Gualaceo
  • Peru : Sports University, Ayacucho, Sport Huancayo, Causco, Cantalao
  • Uruguay : Peñarol, Nacional, Boston River
  • Venezuela : Deportivo Táchira, Caracas FC

*. Teams that have never been relegated to second while in first. For this reason, the list includes teams that have played in lower divisions, but that have never (at the moment) been relegated to the second division after being promoted.

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