1978 Torneo Descentralizado

The 1978 Torneo Descentralizado, the top category of Peruvian football (soccer), was played by 16 teams. The national champion was Alianza Lima.

Torneo Descentralizado
Season1978
ChampionsAlianza Lima
RelegatedDefensor Lima
Copa LibertadoresAlianza Lima
Universitario
1977
1979

The season was divided into 2 stages. A Preliminary Tournament contested in two groups; this was a friendly tournament to keep teams occupied as the National Team was preparing for the 1978 World Cup Finals. The second stage was the Decentralized (league tournament); the top 2 qualified for Copa Libertadores and the last team was relegated.

TeamsEdit

Team City Stadium Capacity Field
Alfonso Ugarte Puno Enrique Torres Belón 20,000 Grass
Alianza Lima Lima Alejandro Villanueva 35,000 Grass
Atlético Chalaco Callao Miguel Grau 15,000 Grass
Atlético Torino Talara Campeonísimo 8,000 Grass
CNI Iquitos Max Augustín 24,000 Grass
Coronel Bolognesi Tacna Jorge Basadre 19,850 Grass
Defensor Lima Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass
Deportivo Junín Huancayo Huancayo 20,000 Grass
Deportivo Municipal Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass
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 Telmo Carbajo 15,000 Grass
Sporting Cristal Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass
Unión Huaral Huaral Julio Lores Colan 10,000 Grass
Universitario Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass

ResultsEdit

Preliminary Tournament - Northern GroupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Unión Huaral 14 7 5 2 25 16 +9 19 Final Group
2 Juan Aurich 14 8 3 3 24 16 +8 19
3 Deportivo Junín 14 6 6 2 23 18 +5 18
4 Sport Boys 14 5 4 5 23 22 +1 14
5 Universitario 14 4 5 5 16 15 +1 13
6 Atlético Torino 14 5 3 6 20 24 −4 13
7 CNI 14 3 4 7 11 13 −2 10
8 Sporting Cristal 14 2 2 10 14 32 −18 6

Preliminary Tournament - Southern GroupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Alianza Lima 14 7 5 2 27 13 +14 19 Final Group
2 Coronel Bolognesi 14 8 3 3 18 16 +2 19
3 Defensor Lima 14 6 3 5 21 19 +2 15
4 Alfonso Ugarte 14 4 6 4 19 17 +2 14
5 Deportivo Municipal 14 5 4 5 20 21 −1 14
6 León de Huánuco 14 4 5 5 13 17 −4 13
7 Melgar 14 3 6 5 13 15 −2 12
8 Atlético Chalaco 14 1 4 9 13 26 −13 6

Final groupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Unión Huaral 6 3 1 2 11 8 +3 7
2 Coronel Bolognesi 6 3 1 2 10 8 +2 7
3 Juan Aurich 6 1 4 1 4 6 −2 6
4 Alianza Lima 6 1 2 3 6 9 −3 4

Torneo DescentralizadoEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Alianza Lima 30 20 4 6 63 20 +43 44 1979 Copa Libertadores
2 Universitario 30 21 1 8 62 28 +34 43 1979 Copa Libertadores
3 Sporting Cristal 30 18 6 6 61 28 +33 42
4 Juan Aurich 30 13 12 5 39 25 +14 38
5 Sport Boys 30 12 10 8 44 37 +7 34
6 Melgar 30 12 9 9 39 34 +5 33
7 León de Huánuco 30 10 10 10 27 35 −8 30
8 Atlético Chalaco 30 10 8 12 37 43 −6 28
9 CNI 30 9 10 11 28 35 −7 28
10 Coronel Bolognesi 30 9 10 11 30 41 −11 28
11 Unión Huaral 30 10 6 14 39 51 −12 26
12 Atlético Torino 30 9 6 15 35 47 −12 24
13 Deportivo Municipal 30 8 6 16 25 32 −7 22
14 Alfonso Ugarte 30 8 6 16 44 59 −15 22
15 Deportivo Junín 30 8 5 17 36 62 −26 21
16 Defensor Lima 30 6 5 19 40 72 −32 17 1979 Segunda División

TitleEdit

Primera División Peruana
1978 Champion
Alianza Lima
18th title

External linksEdit