1973 Torneo Descentralizado

The 1973 Torneo Descentralizado was the 57th season of the Peruvian Primera División and the ninth season of the Torneo Descentralizado. It was won for the first time by Defensor Lima. Sportivo Huracán, Atlético Torino, José Gálvez, and SIMA were relegated.

Torneo Descentralizado
Season1973
ChampionsDefensor Lima
1st title
RelegatedSportivo Huracán
Atlético Torino
José Gálvez
Deportivo SIMA
Copa LibertadoresDefensor Lima
Sporting Cristal
Top goalscorerFrancisco Gonzalez (25 goals)[1]
1972
1974

Competition modusEdit

Eighteen teams competed against each other at home and away for a total of 34 rounds. At the end of the 34th round, four teams were relegated and the top six teams in the league table played an additional 5 rounds against each other at a neutral venue which was the Estadio Nacional. Once these 5 rounds concluded, the champions and runners-up qualified to the 1974 Copa Libertadores.

TeamsEdit

Team City Stadium Capacity Field
Alianza Lima Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass
Atlético Chalaco Callao Miguel Grau 15,000 Grass
Atlético Grau Piura Miguel Grau (Piura) 25,000 Grass
Atlético Torino Talara Campeonísimo 8,000 Grass
Cienciano Cusco Garcilaso 40,000 Grass
CNI Iquitos Max Augustín 24,000 Grass
Defensor Lima Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass
Deportivo Municipal Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass
Deportivo SIMA Callao Miguel Grau 15,000 Grass
José Gálvez Chimbote Manuel Rivera Sánchez 25,000 Artificial
Juan Aurich Chiclayo Elías Aguirre 24,500 Grass
León de Huánuco Huánuco Heraclio Tapia 15,000 Grass
Melgar Arequipa Mariano Melgar 20,000 Grass
Sport Boys Callao Miguel Grau 15,000 Grass
Sporting Cristal Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass
Sportivo Huracán Arequipa Mariano Melgar 20,000 Grass
Unión Tumán Tumán Eugenio Zapata Mingoya 8,000 Grass
Universitario Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sporting Cristal 34 18 9 7 49 28 +21 45 Final Group
2 Universitario 34 17 10 7 58 34 +24 44
3 Melgar 34 17 9 8 53 25 +28 43
4 Defensor Lima 34 13 16 5 46 28 +18 42
5 Deportivo Municipal 34 15 12 7 49 34 +15 42
6 Alianza Lima 34 15 11 8 55 32 +23 41
7 Atlético Chalaco 34 13 12 9 47 43 +4 38
8 Sportivo Huracán 34 13 8 13 40 49 −9 34 Relegation to the 1974 Copa Perú[a]
9 Cienciano 34 11 11 12 40 42 −2 33
10 Unión Tumán 34 8 16 10 37 38 −1 32
11 Atlético Grau 34 8 14 12 37 36 +1 30
12 León de Huánuco 34 9 12 13 36 54 −18 30
13 Sport Boys 34 11 6 17 47 56 −9 28
14 Juan Aurich 34 7 14 13 38 53 −15 28
15 CNI 34 8 10 16 39 56 −17 26
16 Atlético Torino 34 8 10 16 35 57 −22 26 Relegation to the 1974 Copa Perú
17 José Gálvez 34 7 11 16 37 56 −19 25
18 Deportivo SIMA 34 7 11 16 24 46 −22 25
Source: RSSSF
Notes:
  1. ^ As Arequipa had two teams (Sportivo Huracán and Melgar) competing in the first division, the team with the lower position on the league table at the end of the season was relegated.

Final groupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Defensor Lima 39 17 17 5 54 30 +24 51 1974 Copa Libertadores
2 Sporting Cristal 39 20 10 9 55 33 +22 50 1974 Copa Libertadores
3 Universitario 39 19 11 9 67 40 +27 49
4 Alianza Lima 39 18 11 10 61 39 +22 47
5 Deportivo Municipal 39 17 12 10 54 40 +14 46
6 Melgar 39 17 10 12 57 37 +20 44

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Andrés, Juan Pablo; Nieto Tarazona, Carlos Manuel; Pierrend, José Luis. "Peru - List of First Division Topscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 17 December 2014.

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