2008–09 Venezuelan Primera División season

The 2008-09 Primera División season (officially the 2008–09 Copa CANTV for sponsorship reasons) is the 27th professional season of Venezuela's top-flight football league.

Copa CANTV
Season2008–09
ChampionsCaracas (10th title)
RelegatedMinervén
Maracaibo
Portuguesa
Estrella Roja
Copa LibertadoresCaracas
Deportivo Italia
Deportivo Táchira
Copa SudamericanaZamora
Matches played308
Goals scored773 (2.51 per match)
Top goalscorerHeatklif Castillo (17 goals)
Biggest home winDeportivo Táchira 9–2 Portuguesa
Biggest away winMineros 1–5 Deportivo Táchira
Highest scoringDeportivo Táchira 9–2 Portuguesa

TeamsEdit

Torneo AperturaEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Deportivo Italia 17 10 6 1 22 11 +11 36 Serie Final and the 2010 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Monagas 17 9 4 4 23 15 +8 31
3 Caracas 17 9 3 5 29 20 +9 30
4 Zulia 17 9 3 5 27 21 +6 30
5 Deportivo Anzoátegui 17 8 5 4 23 15 +8 29
6 Deportivo Táchira 17 7 7 3 35 18 +17 28
7 Zamora 17 8 3 6 22 17 +5 27
8 Llaneros 17 7 4 6 15 18 −3 25
9 Aragua 17 7 3 7 21 21 0 24
10 Minervén 17 7 2 8 24 24 0 23
11 El Vigía 17 5 7 5 21 21 0 22
12 Mineros 17 6 3 8 18 24 −6 21
13 Maracaibo 17 6 2 9 22 25 −3 20
14 Carabobo 17 5 5 7 19 24 −5 20
15 Estudiantes 17 6 1 10 22 28 −6 19
16 Estrella Roja 17 3 6 8 15 23 −8 15
17 Portuguesa 17 3 3 11 15 36 −21 12
18 Guaros FC 17 1 7 9 13 25 −12 10
Updated to match(es) played on December 17, 2008. Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ARA ATV CBO CRC DAN DIT DTA ER EME GUA LLA MGU MIN MON POR MAR ZAM ZUL
Aragua 0–2 0–0 1–0 4–1 1–0 2–0 2–3 1–1
El Vigía 1–0 0–2 2–2 1–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–2
Carabobo 1–3 2–4 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0
Caracas 2–1 0–1 0–0 3–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2
Deportivo Anzoátegui 1–1 1–0 3–1 4–0 2–4 2–0 3–1 0–0 2–1
Deportivo Italia 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–2
Deportivo Táchira 1–1 3–2 1–1 0–1 4–0 9–2 0–1 5–2
Estrella Roja 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–0
Estudiantes 2–1 1–3 1–0 0–1 3–0 4–1 3–1 2–2
Guaros FC 1–1 0–0 2–2 3–3 1–3 1–1 1–0 0–1
Llaneros 2–0 1–1 1–4 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–1
Mineros 1–0 3–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 3–1
Minervén 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–3 2–1 2–0 3–1 3–0
Monagas 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–0
Portuguesa 2–1 1–0 0–3 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 1–2
Maracaibo 2–3 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 0–1 3–0 3–2 0–1
Zamora 1–2 0–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 2–0
Zulia 1–2 2–0 1–0 3–0 3–1 2–1 3–1 2–1
Updated to match(es) played on December 17, 2008. Source: RSSSF
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Torneo ClausuraEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Caracas 17 11 4 2 32 15 +17 37 Serie Final and the 2010 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Deportivo Táchira 17 10 6 1 29 15 +14 36
3 Estudiantes 17 10 3 4 27 18 +9 33
4 Zamora 17 8 7 2 29 19 +10 31
5 Guaros FC 17 9 3 5 19 18 +1 30
6 Llaneros 17 7 6 4 20 17 +3 27
7 Mineros 17 7 3 7 18 19 −1 24
8 Zulia 17 6 5 6 24 22 +2 23
9 Deportivo Italia 17 4 8 5 22 19 +3 20
10 Portuguesa 17 5 5 7 18 21 −3 20
11 Monagas 17 4 7 6 19 21 −2 19
12 Deportivo Anzoátegui 17 4 6 7 21 20 +1 18
13 Minervén 17 4 6 7 17 25 −8 18
14 Estrella Roja 17 4 5 8 17 26 −9 17
15 El Vigía 17 3 6 8 18 25 −7 15
16 Maracaibo 17 4 3 10 18 26 −8 15
17 Aragua 17 2 8 7 15 22 −7 14
18 Carabobo 17 3 5 9 17 31 −14 14
Updated to match(es) played on May 17, 2009. Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ARA ATV CBO CRC DAN DIT DTA ER EME GUA LLA MGU MIN MON POR MAR ZAM ZUL
Aragua 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–0
El Vigía 2–2 1–0 2–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–3 1–3
Carabobo 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–3
Caracas 2–1 3–1 3–1 3–2 2–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 3–0
Deportivo Anzoátegui 1–1 5–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 4–0 2–0 1–0
Deportivo Italia 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 1–1
Deportivo Táchira 2–1 2–0 0–0 3–2 1–0 3–3 2–0 1–0 1–1
Estrella Roja 1–0 1–4 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–0
Estudiantes 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 3–0 1–0 1–3
Guaros FC 1–1 3–1 1–4 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–2 1–0 0–1
Llaneros 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–0 3–2 1–0 2–1 3–1 1–1
Mineros 3–1 2–1 1–5 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 2–3 1–0
Minervén 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–4
Monagas 0–0 3–3 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 3–2
Portuguesa 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–0
Maracaibo 2–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–2
Zamora 3–1 3–0 1–3 0–0 0–0 2–2 5–3 3–2
Zulia 4–2 2–2 2–0 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on May 17, 2009. Source: RSSSF
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Aggregate tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Caracas 34 20 7 7 61 35 +26 67
2 Deportivo Táchira 34 17 13 4 64 33 +31 64 2010 Copa Libertadores First Stage
3 Zamora 34 16 10 8 51 36 +15 58 2009 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
4 Deportivo Italia 34 14 14 6 44 30 +14 56
5 Zulia 34 15 8 11 51 43 +8 53
6 Estudiantes 34 16 4 14 49 46 +3 52
7 Monagas 34 13 11 10 42 37 +5 50
8 Llaneros 34 14 10 10 35 35 0 52
9 Deportivo Anzoátegui 34 12 11 11 44 35 +9 47 2009 Copa Sudamericana First Stage[a]
10 Mineros 34 13 6 15 36 43 −7 45
11 Minervén 34 11 8 15 41 49 −8 41 Relegated to the Segunda División[b]
12 Guaros FC 34 10 10 14 32 43 −11 40
13 Aragua 34 9 11 14 36 43 −7 38
14 El Vigía 34 8 13 13 39 46 −7 37
15 Maracaibo 34 10 5 19 40 51 −11 35 Relegated to the Segunda División[c]
16 Carabobo 34 8 10 16 36 55 −19 34
17 Estrella Roja 34 7 11 16 32 49 −17 32 Relegated to the Segunda División
18 Portuguesa 34 8 8 18 33 57 −24 32
Updated to match(es) played on May 17, 2009. Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ As 2008 Copa Venezuela champion.
  2. ^ Minervén was relegated because they had forfeited their U-17 and U-20 teams.[1]
  3. ^ Unión Atlético Maracaibo was relegated due to financial reasons.

Top goalscorersEdit

Pos Player Club Goals
1   Heatklif Castillo Aragua 17
2   Daniel Arismendi Maracaibo
Deportivo Táchira
11
5
3   Armando Maita Monagas 15
  Juan Enrique García Zamora 15
5   Alexander Rondón Deportivo Anzoátegui 13
  Andrés Buelvas El Vigía 13
  Leandro Vargas Minervén
Mineros
11
2

Serie FinalEdit

Caracas F.C. and Deportivo Italia ended with one championship each at the end of the Apertura and Clausura. Tournament rules establish that a playoff game is required. Caracas F.C. won by an aggregate score of 6-1.


Deportivo Italia0 – 5Caracas
Lucena   8'
Castellín   12'
Guerra   26'
Valoyes   61'
Rey   77'


 Copa CANTV
2008-09 Winners 
Caracas
10th title

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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