Primera División

CountryVenezuelaVenezuela
Season2024

The Primera División, also known as Liga FUTVE, is the top professional football league in Venezuela. It was established in 1921, making it one of the oldest football leagues in South America. The league is governed by the Federación Venezolana de Fútbol (FVF), the governing body for football in Venezuela.

The Primera División consists of 21 teams that compete in a season divided into two stages - the Apertura (opening) and the Clausura (closing). Each stage has its own champion, and at the end of the season, the two champions face off in a grand final to determine the overall champion. If the same team wins both stages, they are automatically declared the season's champion.

The league operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Venezuelan Segunda División, the second tier of Venezuelan football. The bottom two teams of the Primera División are relegated to the Segunda División at the end of each season, while the top two teams from the Segunda División are promoted to the Primera División.

The Primera División has been home to many talented players and has produced several notable Venezuelan footballers who have gone on to have successful careers both domestically and internationally. The league has also attracted foreign players from around the world, enhancing its competitive nature and diversity.

The most successful club in the history of the Primera División is Caracas F.C., with 12 league titles to their name. Other successful clubs include Deportivo Táchira and Zamora F.C., who have also enjoyed periods of dominance.

Despite being overshadowed by the more popular South American leagues such as Brazil's Série A and Argentina's Primera División, the Venezuelan Primera División has steadily grown in stature and competitiveness. The league's clubs have made significant strides in continental competitions like the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana, further enhancing the reputation of Venezuelan football.

In 2007, the league underwent a major rebranding, adopting the name Liga FUTVE as part of a broader initiative to modernize and professionalize football in Venezuela. This included implementing stricter regulations regarding club licensing and infrastructure, as well as improving marketing and broadcasting arrangements.

The Primera División has faced challenges, including economic instability and political turmoil in Venezuela, which have impacted the league's operations and development. However, despite these obstacles, the league continues to foster local talent and provide a platform for Venezuelan football to shine on the national and international stage.

In conclusion, the Primera División is more than just a football league; it is a symbol of national pride and a beacon of hope for many Venezuelans. It represents the passion, resilience, and undying love for football that exists in Venezuela, a country where the sport has become an integral part of its cultural fabric.

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Primera División Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for Primera División in 2024

Player Team Goals
cd-hermanos-colmenarez 4
monagas-sc 4
real-esppor-club 4
portuguesa-fc 3
caracas-fc 3
metropolitanos-fc 2
zamora-fc 2
puerto-cabello 2
puerto-cabello 2
metropolitanos-fc 2

Primera División standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Puerto Cabello players, news and schedule Puerto Cabello 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Angostura FC players, news and schedule Angostura FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Carabobo FC players, news and schedule Carabobo FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Caracas FC players, news and schedule Caracas FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Real Esppor Club players, news and schedule Real Esppor Club 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Deportivo Tachira FC players, news and schedule Deportivo Tachira FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Estudiantes de Merida FC players, news and schedule Estudiantes de Merida FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 CD Hermanos Colmenarez players, news and schedule CD Hermanos Colmenarez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Metropolitanos FC players, news and schedule Metropolitanos FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Monagas SC players, news and schedule Monagas SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Portuguesa FC players, news and schedule Portuguesa FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Rayo Zuliano players, news and schedule Rayo Zuliano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 UCV players, news and schedule UCV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Zamora FC players, news and schedule Zamora FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 94/137 69%
Over/Under 20/25 80%
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%