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The 2009 Primera División del Fútbol Profesional Chileno season is the 78th season of top-flight football in Chile. The season is composed of two championships: the Torneo Apertura & Torneo Clasura.

Primera División
Season2009
ChampionsApertura: Universidad de Chile
Clausura: Colo-Colo
RelegatedCuricó Unido
Rangers
Municipal Iquique
Copa LibertadoresUniversidad de Chile
Colo-Colo
Universidad Católica
Copa SudamericanaUnión Española
Universidad de Chile
Matches played334
Goals scored971 (2.91 per match)
Top goalscorerApertura: Esteban Paredes (17 goals)
Clausura: Diego Rivarola (13 goals)
Season: Esteban Paredes (25 goals)
2008
2010

Contents

Format changesEdit

The format for 2009 remains largely the same as 2008, except for the advancement to the Playoff Stages. Groups will no longer be used to determine who advance to the next stage. Instead, the top-eight teams in Classification Stage will advance.

International qualification changesEdit

Qualification to the Copa Libertadores remains the same, as well as qualification to the Chile 1 spot in the Copa Sudamericana. The Chile 2 spot will be contested between the second-best team in the first stage and the 2008-09 Copa Chile winner. The winner of the single match will qualify to the 2009 Copa Sudamericana.

Team informationEdit

The number of teams were reduced starting with this season from 20 to 18. Antofagasta, Osorno, Melipilla, and Deportes Concepción were relegated last season to the Primera B. They were replaced by Municipal Iquique and Curicó Unido.

Team Current manager City Stadium
Audax Italiano   Pablo Marini Santiago Municipal de La Florida
Cobreloa   Raúl Toro Calama Municipal de Calama
Cobresal   José Cantillana El Salvador El Cobre
Colo-Colo   Hugo Tocalli Santiago Monumental
Curicó Unido   Luis Marcoleta Curicó La Granja
Everton  /  Nelson Acosta Viña del Mar Sausalito
Huachipato   Pedro García Talcahuano CAP
La Serena   Víctor Hugo Castañeda La Serena La Portada
Municipal Iquique   Gustavo Huerta Iquique Tierra de Campeones
Ñublense   Ricardo Toro Chillán Municipal Nelson Oyarzún Arenas
O'Higgins   Gerardo Silva Rancagua El Teniente
Palestino   Jorge Aravena Santiago Municipal de La Cisterna
Rangers   Oscar del Solar Talca Fiscal de Talca
Santiago Morning   Juan Antonio Pizzi Santiago Municipal de La Pintana
Unión Española   Rubén Israel Santiago Santa Laura
Universidad Católica   Marco Antonio Figueroa Santiago San Carlos de Apoquindo
Universidad de Chile   José Basualdo Santiago Nacional
Universidad de Concepción   Jorge Pellicer Concepción Municipal de Concepción

Torneo AperturaEdit

The Torneo Apertura, officially the Campeonato Nacional de Apertura de Primera División de Fútbol Profesional (English: Apertura National Championship of the First Division of Professional Football), is the first tournament of the season. It began on January 31 and ended on June 28.

Classification StageEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Unión Española 17 12 2 3 38 17 +21 38 Playoffs and the 2009 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
2 Universidad de Chile 17 9 4 4 33 21 +12 31 Playoffs and the Copa Sudamericana Playoff
3 Everton 17 7 7 3 24 17 +7 28 Playoffs
4 Santiago Morning 17 8 3 6 41 29 +12 27
5 Universidad Católica 17 8 3 6 26 18 +8 27
6 Municipal Iquique 17 7 5 5 27 23 +4 26
7 Audax Italiano 17 7 4 6 25 20 +5 25
8 O'Higgins 17 7 4 6 25 26 −1 25
9 Huachipato 17 7 4 6 26 29 −3 25
10 Cobreloa 17 7 3 7 24 25 −1 24
11 Universidad de Concepción 17 6 5 6 24 25 −1 23
12 Ñublense 17 5 5 7 16 23 −7 20
13 Colo-Colo 17 5 4 8 28 28 0 19
14 Curicó Unido 17 5 4 8 24 28 −4 19
15 Cobresal 17 4 7 6 23 34 −11 19
16 Palestino 17 5 2 10 18 37 −19 17
17 Rangers 17 3 5 9 20 28 −8 14
18 La Serena 17 3 5 9 19 32 −13 14
Updated to match(es) played on May 21, 2009. Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd wins; 3rd goal difference; 4th goals scored; 5th away goals

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AUD CLA CSL COL CUR EVE HUA SER MIQ ÑUB O'HI PAL RAN SAM UES UCA UCH UCO
Audax Italiano 0–0 2–1 0–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–2
Cobreloa 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 3–0 4–0 2–1 2–0
Cobresal 1–0 1–4 1–0 0–0 2–2 2–5 1–1 1–3 3–2
Colo-Colo 5–2 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 4–2 0–1 2–0
Curicó Unido 1–4 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–3 3–2 1–3 0–1
Everton 1–1 3–2 5–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 1–3 0–1 1–1
Huachipato 3–2 0–0 3–1 3–1 3–0 4–1 2–0 0–1
La Serena 0–3 1–3 3–1 3–0 1–2 0–3 1–4 0–3 1–2
Municipal Iquique 3–3 1–0 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 0–4 1–1
Ñublense 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–3
O'Higgins 1–2 1–1 5–3 0–1 1–1 1–0 3–2 3–1
Palestino 0–2 2–0 1–0 0–4 1–1 1–2 1–0 4–2
Rangers 0–1 4–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–1 0–4
Santiago Morning 2–0 3–3 0–1 5–0 5–1 2–1 1–3 0–1 5–4
Unión Española 5–2 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–1
Universidad Católica 0–2 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 1–1 0–1
Universidad de Chile 4–1 1–3 1–3 3–2 0–0 3–0 2–2 3–0 1–3
Universidad de Concepción 3–1 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on May 21, 2009. Source: RSSSF
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Playoff StageEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                         
1 Unión Española 1 6 7  
8 O'Higgins 1 1 2  
  1 Unión Española 0 0 0 (4)  
  5 Universidad Católica 0 0 0 (2)  
4 Santiago Morning 0 1 1
5 Universidad Católica 4 4 8  
  1 Unión Española 1 0 1
  2 Universidad de Chile 1 1 2
3 Everton 2 2 4  
6 Municipal Iquique 2 1 3  
  3 Everton 1 1 2
  2 Universidad de Chile 0 3 3  
2 Universidad de Chile 4 2 6
7 Audax Italiano 1 4 5  

Updated as of games played on July 7, 2009.


 Primera Division
2009 Apertura Champion 
Universidad de Chile
13th title

Universidad de Chile qualified to the 2010 Copa Libertadores Second Stage.

Top-ten goalscorersEdit

Pos Player Club Goals
1   Esteban Paredes Santiago Morning 17
2   Gustavo Canales Unión Española 13
  Rubén Gigena Audax Italiano 13
4   Lucas Barrios Colo-Colo 11
  Juan Manuel Olivera Universidad de Chile 11
6   Mario Aravena Unión Española 10
7   Milovan Mirosevic Universidad Católica 9
  Leonardo Monje Huachipato 9
  Diego Rivarola Santiago Morning 9
  Samuel Teuber O'Higgins 9
  Gabriel Vargas Universidad de Concepción 9

Copa Sudamericana playoffEdit

The second-best team of the Classification Stage (Universidad de Chile) played a match at Bicentenario Francisco Sánchez Rumoroso in the city of Coquimbo against the 2008 Copa Chile/2009 Verano champion (Universidad de Concepción) for the Chile 2 spot in the 2009 Copa Sudamericana. The match ended with a victory for Universidad de Chile 3 goals to 1.

Universidad de Concepción1–3Universidad de Chile
Vargas   31' Olivera   35'60'
A. Rojas   90+1'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Claudio Puga

Universidad de Chile classifies to the Chile 2 berth for the 2009 Copa Sudamericana First Stage.

Torneo ClausuraEdit

The Torneo Clasura, officially the Campeonato Nacional de Clausura de Primera División de Fútbol Profesional (English: Clausura National Championship of the First Division of Professional Football), is the second tournament of the season. It began on July 12 and is scheduled to end on December 16.

Classification StageEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Universidad Católica 17 11 5 1 43 13 +30 38 Playoffs and the 2010 Copa Libertadores First Stage
2 La Serena 17 11 0 6 31 19 +12 33 Playoffs
3 Audax Italiano 17 9 5 3 26 22 +4 32
4 Colo-Colo 17 8 4 5 28 19 +9 28
5 Universidad de Concepción 17 8 3 6 23 23 0 27
6 Santiago Morning 17 8 2 7 22 25 −3 26
7 Unión Española 17 7 4 6 30 30 0 25
8 Everton 17 7 4 6 19 20 −1 25
9 Rangers 17 7 3 7 26 27 −1 21[a]
10 Universidad de Chile 17 5 6 6 23 25 −2 21
11 Cobresal 17 5 5 7 18 17 +1 20
12 Palestino 17 5 5 7 16 20 −4 20
13 Cobreloa 17 6 1 10 21 22 −1 19
14 Ñublense 17 5 4 8 15 21 −6 19
15 O'Higgins 17 4 7 6 17 23 −6 19
16 Huachipato 17 5 2 10 21 29 −8 17
17 Curicó Unido 17 4 8 5 16 25 −9 17[b]
18 Municipal Iquique 17 1 6 10 21 36 −15 9
Updated to match(es) played on November 8, 2009. Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd wins; 3rd goal difference; 4th goals scored; 5th away goals
Notes:
  1. ^ Rangers was docked three points for using six foreign players during a game against Cobreloa.
  2. ^ Curicó Unido was docked three points because they had more foreign players than allowed by the rules in a game against Universidad de Concepción.[1]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AUD CLA CSL COL CUR EVE HUA SER MIQ ÑUB O'HI PAL RAN SAM UES UCA UCH UCO
Audax Italiano 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–4 2–1
Cobreloa 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–0 5–1 1–0 3–0 0–2 0–3
Cobresal 0–2 2–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–0
Colo-Colo 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–2 3–0 1–1 1–0
Curicó Unido 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–1 2–1 1–1
Everton 1–2 0–3 3–2 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1
Huachipato 2–2 2–1 0–2 1–2 2–0 0–3 0–1 1–2 2–0
La Serena 4–2 4–2 3–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 0–1
Municipal Iquique 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–3 3–4 0–2
Ñublense 1–2 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–2
O'Higgins 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–3 2–2 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–2
Palestino 2–1 0–1 1–3 1–0 1–1 0–1 3–3 1–1 0–0
Rangers 0–0 0–2 5–3 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–1
Santiago Morning 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 3–2 3–1 1–1 3–1
Unión Española 2–4 2–0 1–0 3–1 0–1 1–4 3–3 0–1 4–3
Universidad Católica 2–1 7–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 5–1 3–0 4–1
Universidad de Chile 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–5 2–1 2–3 1–1
Universidad de Concepción 1–0 1–3 3–1 2–4 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–2
Updated to match(es) played on November 8, 2009. Source: RSSSF
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Playoff StageEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1 Universidad Católica 2 0 2  
8 Everton 0 0 0  
  1 Universidad Católica 3 5 8  
  6 Santiago Morning 0 3 3  
3 Audax Italiano 2 2 4
6 Santiago Morning 4 1 5  
  1 Universidad Católica 2 2 4
  4 Colo-Colo 2 4 6
4 Colo-Colo 2 4 6  
5 Universidad de Concepción 1 3 4  
  4 Colo-Colo 1 3 4
  2 La Serena 0 0 0  
2 La Serena 1 2 3
7 Unión Española 1 1 2  

As of December 2009


 Primera Division
2009 Clausura Champion 
Colo-Colo
29th title

Colo-Colo qualified to the 2010 Copa Libertadores Second Stage.

Top-ten goalscorersEdit

Pos Name Club Goals
1   Diego Rivarola Santiago Morning 13
2   Rodrigo Toloza Universidad Católica 12
3   Ezequiel Miralles Colo-Colo 11
4   Cristian Canio Audax Italiano 10
  Javier Elizondo La Serena 10
  Roberto Gutiérrez Universidad Católica 10
7   Damián Díaz Universidad Católica 9
  Esteban Paredes Colo-Colo 9
9   Juan Manuel Olivera Universidad de Chile 8
  Renato Ramos Ñublense 8
  Juan José Morales Universidad Católica 8

Updated as of games played on December 9, 2009.
Source:

RelegationEdit

Relegation for this season will be determined by an aggregate table of the Classification Stages of both the Apertura and Clausura tournaments. The teams that finish 17th and 18th will be automatically relegated to the Primera B for the next season. The teams that finish 15th and 16th will play a relegation/promotion playoff against two teams from the 2009 Primera B season.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Universidad Católica 34 19 8 7 69 31 +38 65
2 Unión Española 34 19 5 10 68 47 +21 62
3 Audax Italiano 34 16 9 9 51 42 +9 57
4 Santiago Morning 34 16 5 13 63 54 +9 53
5 Everton 34 14 11 9 43 37 +6 53
6 Universidad de Chile 34 14 10 10 56 46 +10 52
7 Universidad de Concepción 34 14 8 12 47 48 −1 50
8 La Serena 34 14 5 15 50 51 −1 47
9 Colo-Colo 34 13 8 13 56 47 +9 47
10 O'Higgins 34 11 11 12 42 49 −7 44
11 Cobreloa 34 13 4 17 45 47 −2 43
12 Huachipato 34 12 6 16 47 58 −11 42
13 Ñublense 34 10 9 15 31 44 −13 39
14 Cobresal 34 9 12 13 41 51 −10 39
15 Palestino 34 10 7 17 34 57 −23 37 Relegation/Promotion Playoff
16 Curicó Unido 34 9 12 13 39 53 −14 36[a]
17 Rangers 34 10 8 16 46 55 −9 35[b] Relegation to Primera B
18 Municipal Iquique 34 8 11 15 48 59 −11 35
Updated to match(es) played on November 8, 2009. Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd wins; 3rd goal difference; 4th goals scored; 5th away goals
Notes:
  1. ^ Curicó Unido was docked three points because they had more foreign players than allowed by the rules in a game against Universidad de Concepción.[2]
  2. ^ Rangers was docked three points for using six foreign players in a game against Cobreloa.[3]

Relegation/promotion playoffEdit

By finishing 15th in the relegation table, Palestino was pitted against the San Marcos de Arica, the 2nd best team in the 2009 Primera B General Table. Curicó Unido, by finishing 16th in the relegation table, played against San Luis, the loser of the 2009 Primera B championship playoff. The team who obtains the most point after two legs will stay or be promoted to the Primera División. Should there be a tie on points, it will be settled as follows: 1) overall goal difference; 2) most away goals; 3) extra time of two 15-minute halves; 4) penalty shootout according to the Laws of the Game. The Primera División (Team #1) played the second leg at home.

Team #1   Points earned   Team #2   1st leg     2nd leg  
Palestino 3–3 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 pk)
San Marcos de Arica 2–0 0–2
Curicó Unido 3–3 (2–4 gd) San Luis 2–1 0–3

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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