Primera División

CountryPeruPeru
Season2024

The Primera División of Peru, also known as Liga 1, is the top professional football league in the country. Established in 1912, it is one of the oldest professional football leagues in the world and the oldest in the Americas. The league is organized and managed by the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF).

The Primera División began with only 16 teams, but it has since grown to include 20 clubs. The league operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Segunda División, the second-tier football league in Peru. The season typically runs from February to December and is divided into three phases: the Opening Tournament, the Closing Tournament, and the Play-off.

The Opening and Closing Tournaments are round-robin competitions, with each team playing every other team once. The team with the most points at the end of each tournament is declared the winner. The Play-off is a two-legged final between the winners of the Opening and Closing Tournaments to determine the season's champion. If the same team wins both tournaments, they are automatically declared the champion without the need for a play-off.

The Primera División has been dominated by a few clubs throughout its history. Club Universitario de Deportes, Alianza Lima, and Sporting Cristal have won the most championships, with Universitario leading the pack with 26 titles as of 2020.

The league has produced numerous talented players who have gone on to have successful careers both domestically and internationally. Notable alumni include Teófilo Cubillas, one of the greatest Peruvian footballers of all time, and Claudio Pizarro, the highest-scoring Peruvian player in Bundesliga history.

The Primera División has faced challenges over the years, including financial instability and match-fixing scandals. However, it has managed to maintain its status as the premier football competition in Peru. The league's matches are broadcasted nationally and internationally, attracting millions of viewers and contributing significantly to the popularity of football in Peru.

In 2018, the league underwent a rebranding process, changing its name from Torneo Descentralizado to Liga 1. This change was part of a broader effort to modernize and professionalize football in Peru, including improvements in infrastructure, youth development, and governance.

In conclusion, the Primera División of Peru, or Liga 1, is a historic and prestigious football league that has played a crucial role in the development of Peruvian football. Despite its challenges, the league continues to thrive, producing top-quality players and offering exciting competition for football fans in Peru and beyond.

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Primera División Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for Primera División in 2024

Player Team Goals
sporting-cristal 13
cienciano 8
fbc-melgar 6
sport-boys 4
adt 4
sport-huancayo 4
cienciano 4
carlos-a-mannucci 3
adt 3
cusco 3

Primera División standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 ADT players, news and schedule ADT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Alianza Atletico players, news and schedule Alianza Atletico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Alianza Lima players, news and schedule Alianza Lima 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Atletico Grau players, news and schedule Atletico Grau 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Carlos A. Mannucci players, news and schedule Carlos A. Mannucci 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Cienciano players, news and schedule Cienciano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Comerciantes Unidos players, news and schedule Comerciantes Unidos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Cusco players, news and schedule Cusco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Cesar Vallejo players, news and schedule Cesar Vallejo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Deportivo Garcilaso players, news and schedule Deportivo Garcilaso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Cultural Santa Rosa players, news and schedule Cultural Santa Rosa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 FBC Melgar players, news and schedule FBC Melgar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Sport Boys players, news and schedule Sport Boys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Sport Huancayo players, news and schedule Sport Huancayo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Sporting Cristal players, news and schedule Sporting Cristal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 UTC players, news and schedule UTC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Universitario players, news and schedule Universitario 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Union Comercio players, news and schedule Union Comercio 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 117/160 73%
Over/Under 20/28 71%
League Correct %
Pro League logo Pro League 44/53 83%
Cup logo Cup 9/11 82%
Primera División - Apertura logo Primera División - Apertura 28/34 82%
Premier League logo Premier League 50/62 81%
World Cup - Qualification Asia logo World Cup - Qualification Asia 28/35 80%
First League logo First League 118/150 79%
Liga 1 logo Liga 1 65/83 78%
Super League 1 logo Super League 1 113/144 78%
Primera División Femenina logo Primera División Femenina 103/136 76%
Liga Pro logo Liga Pro 130/170 76%