2000 Torneo Descentralizado

The 2000 season of the Torneo Descentralizado was the 85th season of the top category of Peruvian football (soccer). It was played by 12 teams. The national champion was Universitario.

Torneo Descentralizado
Season2000
ChampionsUniversitario
24th Primera División title
RelegatedDeportivo Municipal
Copa LibertadoresUniversitario
Sporting Cristal
Sport Boys
Copa MerconorteAlianza Lima
Sporting Cristal
Universitario
Top goalscorerEduardo Esidio (37)
1999
2001

Competition modusEdit

The national championship was divided into two tournaments, the Torneo Apertura and the Torneo Clausura. Each was played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The winners of each would play for the national title in a play-off, but since the same club had won both tournaments, it automatically won the national championship.

Following-season Copa Libertadores berths went to the champion, as well as to each of the half-year tournament's runners-up, who held a play-off as a formality to decide the overall season runners-up. The bottom team on the aggregate table was relegated, while the eleventh place team held a promotion play-off against the winner of the Segunda División (Second Division).

TeamsEdit

Before the start of the season, Pesquero relocated from Chimbote to Huancayo and changed its name to Deportivo Wanka.[1]

Team City Stadium Capacity Field
Alianza Atlético Sullana Campeones del 36 8,000 Grass
Alianza Lima Lima Alejandro Villanueva 35,000 Grass
Cienciano Cuzco Garcilaso 42,056 Grass
Deportivo Municipal Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass
Deportivo UPAO Trujillo Mansiche 24,000 Grass
Deportivo Wanka Huancayo Huancayo 20,000 Grass
Juan Aurich Chiclayo Elías Aguirre 24,500 Grass
Melgar Arequipa Mariano Melgar 20,000 Grass
Sport Boys Callao Miguel Grau 15,000 Grass
Sporting Cristal Lima San Martín de Porres 18,000 Grass
Unión Minas Cerro de Pasco Daniel Alcides Carrión 8,000 Grass
Universitario Lima Monumental 80,093 Grass

Torneo AperturaEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Universitario 22 13 7 2 39 20 +19 46 Copa Libertadores 2001 First stage
2 Sport Boys 22 11 6 5 36 25 +11 39
3 Melgar 22 10 6 6 39 27 +12 36
4 Cienciano 22 10 6 6 31 30 +1 36
5 Alianza Lima 22 9 7 6 23 22 +1 34
6 Unión Minas 22 10 3 9 28 23 +5 33
7 Alianza Atlético 22 8 6 8 28 27 +1 30
8 Sporting Cristal 22 7 7 8 40 31 +9 28
9 Deportivo Wanka 22 6 6 10 21 32 −11 24
10 Juan Aurich 22 3 11 8 21 30 −9 20
11 Deportivo UPAO 22 4 7 11 24 39 −15 19
12 Deportivo Municipal 22 2 6 14 24 48 −24 12
Updated to match(es) played on July 2000. Source: http://rsssf.com/tablesp/peru00.html
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Torneo ClausuraEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Universitario 22 17 3 2 55 23 +32 54 Copa Libertadores 2001 First stage
2 Sporting Cristal 22 15 5 2 48 24 +24 50
3 Cienciano 22 10 5 7 47 28 +19 35
4 Melgar 22 10 3 9 33 28 +5 33
5 Alianza Atlético 22 9 5 8 36 24 +12 32
6 Deportivo Wanka 22 9 5 8 36 34 +2 32
7 Unión Minas 22 9 4 9 33 37 −4 31
8 Alianza Lima 22 7 7 8 36 33 +3 28
9 Sport Boys 22 6 7 9 25 25 0 25
10 Juan Aurich 22 4 5 13 22 50 −28 17
11 Deportivo Municipal 22 3 7 12 24 43 −19 16
12 Deportivo UPAO 22 4 3 15 19 50 −31 15
Updated to match(es) played on December 2000. Source: http://rsssf.com/tablesp/peru00.html
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Final stagesEdit

FinalEdit

No final for the championship title was contested after Universitario won both the Apertura and Clausura tournaments, thus automatically becoming national champions.

Second place play-offEdit

Sporting Cristal2–1Sport Boys
Silva  
Hidalgo  
Lobatón  

Sporting Cristal second place overall

Aggregate tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Universitario 44 30 10 4 94 43 +51 100 2001 Copa Libertadores First stage and 2001 Copa Merconorte
2 Sporting Cristal 44 22 12 10 88 55 +33 78
3 Cienciano 44 20 11 13 78 58 +20 71
4 Melgar 44 20 9 15 72 55 +17 69
5 Sport Boys 44 17 13 14 61 50 +11 64 2001 Copa Libertadores First stage
6 Unión Minas 44 19 7 18 61 60 +1 64
7 Alianza Lima 44 16 14 14 59 55 +4 62 2001 Copa Merconorte
8 Alianza Atlético 44 17 11 16 64 61 +3 62
9 Deportivo Wanka 44 15 11 18 53 67 −14 56
10 Juan Aurich 44 7 16 21 43 80 −37 37
11 Deportivo UPAO (O) 44 8 10 26 43 89 −46 34 Qualification for promotion play-off
12 Deportivo Municipal 44 5 13 26 48 91 −43 28 Relegation to 2001 Segunda División
Updated to match(es) played on December 2000. Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(O) Play-off winner

Promotion play-offEdit


Deportivo UPAO remained in Primera División Peruana[note 1]

Top scorersEdit

37 goals
19 goals
15 goals
13 goals
12 goals

NotesEdit

  1. ^ UPAO would sell their first division spot to Sport Coopsol before the 2001 season.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Peru 2000 Primera División". rsssf.com. 16 October 2004. Retrieved 8 December 2011.

External linksEdit