2018 Chilean Primera División

The 2018 Campeonato Nacional, known as Campeonato Nacional Scotiabank 2018 for sponsorship purposes, was the 88th season of top-flight football in Chile. The season started on 2 February and ended on 2 December. Colo-Colo were the defending champions, having won the 2017 Transición tournament. Universidad Católica won their thirteenth title on the last day of the season following a 2–1 win at Deportes Temuco, who were relegated to the second tier with this defeat.[2]

Campeonato Nacional
Season2018
Dates2 February – 2 December 2018
ChampionsUniversidad Católica (13th title)
RelegatedDeportes Temuco
San Luis
Copa LibertadoresUniversidad Católica
Universidad de Concepción
Universidad de Chile
Palestino (cup winners)
Copa SudamericanaDeportes Antofagasta
Colo-Colo
Unión La Calera
Unión Española
Matches played240
Goals scored619 (2.58 per match)
Best PlayerLuciano Aued[1]
Top goalscorerEsteban Paredes
(19 goals)
Best goalkeeperMatías Dituro[1]
Biggest home winUnión La Calera 6–1 U. de Chile
(22 April)
Biggest away winDep. Temuco 0–4 Dep. Iquique
(6 April)
Dep. Temuco 0–4 Huachipato
(21 September)
Unión La Calera 0–4 Everton
(22 September)
Highest scoringCuricó Unido 4–4 Unión Española
(26 February)
Highest attendance45,503
U. de Chile 0–0 Dep. Iquique
(25 November)
Total attendance1,716,462
Average attendance7,152
2017
2019

Format changesEdit

For the 2018 season, the Asociación Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (ANFP) approved a change of format from the Apertura-Clausura system that had been used in previous seasons, to a single tournament during the calendar year.[3] The 16 teams played each other twice (once at home and once away) for a total of 30 matches. Qualification for the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana was awarded to the top seven teams at the end of the season, as well as the Copa Chile champions, while the bottom two teams were automatically relegated.[4]

TeamsEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team City Stadium
Audax Italiano Santiago (La Florida) Bicentenario de La Floridaa
Colo-Colo Santiago (Macul) Monumental David Arellano
Curicó Unido Curicó La Granja
Deportes Antofagasta Antofagasta Calvo y Bascuñán
Deportes Iquique Iquique Cavanchab
Deportes Temuco Temuco Germán Becker
Everton Viña del Mar Sausalito
Huachipato Talcahuano Huachipato-CAP Acero
O'Higgins Rancagua El Teniente
Palestino Santiago (La Cisterna) Municipal de La Cisterna
San Luis Quillota Lucio Fariña Fernándezc
Unión Española Santiago (Independencia) Santa Laura-Universidad SEK
Unión La Calera La Calera Lucio Fariña Fernándezd
Universidad Católica Santiago (Las Condes) San Carlos de Apoquindo
Universidad de Chile Santiago (Ñuñoa) Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos
Universidad de Concepción Concepción Alcaldesa Ester Roa Rebolledo

a: Audax Italiano played their home matches against Deportes Temuco and Everton at Estadio Municipal de La Pintana and Estadio El Teniente in Rancagua due to pitch renovation works at Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida.
b: Deportes Iquique played their home matches against Universidad de Chile, Universidad Católica, and Colo-Colo at Estadio Zorros del Desierto in Calama.
c: San Luis played their home matches against Deportes Temuco, O'Higgins, and Unión Española at Estadio Elías Figueroa Brander in Valparaíso due to pitch renovation works at Estadio Municipal Lucio Fariña Fernández.
d: Unión La Calera temporarily play their home matches at Estadio Municipal Lucio Fariña Fernández in Quillota due to remodeling works at Estadio Municipal Nicolás Chahuán Nazar. They played their home matches against Colo-Colo, Palestino, and Universidad Católica at Estadio Sausalito in Viña del Mar due to pitch renovation works at Estadio Municipal Lucio Fariña Fernández.

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsors
Audax Italiano   Juan José Ribera   Nicolás Peric Macron Traverso
Colo-Colo   Héctor Tapia   Esteban Paredes Under Armour MG Motor
Curicó Unido   Jaime Vera   Martín Cortés Onefit Multihogar
Deportes Antofagasta   Gerardo Ameli   Gonzalo Villagra Cafu Minera Escondida
Deportes Iquique   Luis Musrri   Rodrigo Naranjo Rete UNAP
Deportes Temuco   Miguel Ponce   Cristián Canío Joma Rosen
Everton   Javier Torrente   Marcos Velásquez Pirma Fox Sports
Huachipato   Nicolás Larcamón   Claudio Sepúlveda Mitre PF
O'Higgins   Marco Antonio Figueroa   Albert Acevedo Adidas VTR
Palestino   Ivo Basay   Diego Rosende Training Bank of Palestine
San Luis   Mauricio Riffo   Daniel Vicencio Capelli Sport PF
Unión Española   Fernando Díaz (caretaker)   Diego Sánchez Kappa Universidad SEK
Unión La Calera   Francisco Meneghini   Lucas Giovini KS7 PF
Universidad Católica   Beñat San José   Cristian Álvarez Umbro DirecTV
Universidad de Chile   Frank Kudelka   Johnny Herrera Adidas Chevrolet
Universidad de Concepción   Francisco Bozán   Alejandro Camargo KS7 Universidad de Concepción

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Universidad Católica   Mario Salas Mutual consent 10 December 2017[5] Pre-season   Beñat San José 20 December 2017[6]
Huachipato   César Vigevani 13 December 2017[7]   Nicolás Larcamón 4 January 2018[8]
Deportes Antofagasta   Nicolás Larcamón Resigned 25 December 2017[9]   Gerardo Ameli 4 January 2018[10]
Deportes Iquique   Erick Guerrero Sacked 26 February 2018[11] 12th   Miguel Riffo 26 February 2018[11]
Audax Italiano   Hugo Vilches Mutual consent 13 April 2018[12] 16th   Juan José Ribera 14 April 2018[13]
Colo-Colo   Pablo Guede Resigned 19 April 2018[14] 4th   Agustín Salvatierra (caretaker) 19 April 2018[15]
Colo-Colo   Agustín Salvatierra End of caretaker spell 24 April 2018 4th   Héctor Tapia 24 April 2018[16]
Universidad de Chile   Ángel Guillermo Hoyos Sacked 27 April 2018[17] 2nd   Esteban Valencia (caretaker) 27 April 2018[17]
Palestino   Germán Cavalieri Resigned 18 May 2018[18] 10th   Sebastián Méndez 19 May 2018[18]
Universidad de Chile   Esteban Valencia End of caretaker spell 26 May 2018[19] 4th   Frank Kudelka 27 May 2018[20]
San Luis   Miguel Ramírez Resigned 26 May 2018[21] 14th   Diego Osella 5 June 2018[22]
Everton   Pablo Sánchez Sacked 27 May 2018[23] 16th   Javier Torrente 2 June 2018[24]
Curicó Unido   Luis Marcoleta Resigned 11 June 2018[25] 12th   Jaime Vera 14 June 2018[26]
Deportes Temuco   Dalcio Giovagnoli Sacked 16 June 2018[27] 13th   Miguel Ponce 22 June 2018[28]
O'Higgins   Gabriel Milito Mutual consent 20 June 2018[29] 8th   Mauricio Larriera 30 June 2018[30]
O'Higgins   Mauricio Larriera Sacked 24 September 2018[31] 9th   Marco Antonio Figueroa 26 September 2018[32]
San Luis   Diego Osella Resigned 1 October 2018[33] 16th   Mauricio Riffo 3 October 2018[34]
Palestino   Sebastián Méndez 8 October 2018[35] 14th   Ivo Basay 9 October 2018[36]
Deportes Iquique   Miguel Riffo Mutual consent 10 October 2018[37] 11th   Luis Musrri 12 October 2018[38]
Unión Española   Martín Palermo Sacked 4 November 2018[39] 8th   Fernando Díaz (caretaker) 4 November 2018[39]
Unión La Calera   Víctor Rivero 6 November 2018[40] 5th   Francisco Meneghini 8 November 2018[41]

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Universidad Católica (C) 30 17 10 3 39 25 +14 61 Qualification to Copa Libertadores group stage
2 Universidad de Concepción 30 18 4 8 44 31 +13 58
3 Universidad de Chile 30 18 3 9 46 37 +9 57 Qualification to Copa Libertadores second stage
4 Deportes Antofagasta 30 14 11 5 48 33 +15 53 Qualification to Copa Sudamericana first stage
5 Colo-Colo 30 12 7 11 40 38 +2 43
6 Unión La Calera 30 13 4 13 38 38 0 43
7 Unión Española 30 9 14 7 44 42 +2 41
8 O'Higgins 30 12 5 13 41 41 0 41
9 Huachipato 30 10 9 11 39 32 +7 39
10 Audax Italiano 30 8 10 12 40 40 0 34
11 Everton 30 9 7 14 39 44 −5 34
12 Curicó Unido 30 8 10 12 35 40 −5 34
13 Palestino 30 7 11 12 41 45 −4 32 Qualification to Copa Libertadores second stage[a]
14 Deportes Iquique 30 7 11 12 34 42 −8 32
15 Deportes Temuco (R) 30 6 10 14 29 45 −16 28 Relegation to Primera B
16 San Luis (R) 30 5 8 17 24 48 −24 23
Source: ANFP, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Goal difference, 3) Matches won, 4) Goals for, 5) Away goals for, 6) Red cards, 7) Yellow cards, 8) Drawing of lots.
In case there are two teams tied in points for first place: 2) Playoff game.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Palestino qualified for the Copa Libertadores second stage by winning the 2018 Copa Chile.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AUD CC CUR ANT DIQ TEM EVE HUA OHI PAL SL UE ULC UC UCH UDC
Audax Italiano 1–1 4–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 2–4 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 0–0 2–3 4–1
Colo-Colo 3–2 2–0 3–4 0–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 3–2 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 0–2
Curicó Unido 3–0 0–0 3–4 0–0 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 4–4 2–0 1–3 1–2 1–0
Deportes Antofagasta 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 3–2 3–2 0–0 3–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 1–0
Deportes Iquique 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–2 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–3
Deportes Temuco 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–4 0–1 3–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–2 0–1 1–1
Everton 1–0 4–2 1–1 3–2 2–3 2–2 0–0 0–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–1 0–1 1–0
Huachipato 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 0–1 3–0
O'Higgins 4–0 1–1 2–2 0–3 2–1 2–0 1–2 2–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 2–3 0–1 0–1 4–2
Palestino 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 2–3 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–3 1–2
San Luis 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–2 2–4 2–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 1–2 0–3
Unión Española 2–4 3–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 2–2 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–4 2–3
Unión La Calera 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–3 1–0 0–1 0–4 0–2 4–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–2 6–1 1–3
Universidad Católica 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–0
Universidad de Chile 1–2 1–3 2–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–2 3–0 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–2
Universidad de Concepción 1–0 2–1 0–0 3–2 3–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 0–2 3–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 3–1
Source: ANFP, Soccerway
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Name Club Goals
1   Esteban Paredes Colo-Colo 19
2   Gabriel Torres Huachipato 15
3   Matías Campos López Palestino 14
  Tobías Figueroa Unión Española
5   Eduard Bello Deportes Antofagasta 13
6   Patricio Rubio Everton 12
7   Mauro Caballero San Luis 11
  Brian Fernández Unión La Calera
  Javier Parraguez Huachipato
10   Ricardo Blanco Curicó Unido 9
  Sergio Santos Audax Italiano

Source: Soccerway

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