2019 Venezuelan Primera División season

The 2019 Primera División season, officially Liga de Fútbol Profesional Venezolano or Liga FUTVE, was the 38th professional season of Venezuela's top-flight football league. Zamora were the defending champions, but in the Torneo Apertura they were knocked out by Mineros in the quarter-finals and in the Torneo Clausura they failed to advance to the knockout stage. The champions were Caracas, who won the Torneo Clausura by defeating Deportivo Táchira in the final and then went on to beat Apertura winners Estudiantes de Mérida in the Serie Final on penalties to claim their twelfth league title.

Liga FUTVE
Season2019
Dates26 January – 15 December 2019
ChampionsCaracas (12th title)
RelegatedEstudiantes de Caracas
Deportivo Anzoátegui
Copa LibertadoresCaracas
Estudiantes de Mérida
Deportivo Táchira
Carabobo
Copa SudamericanaZamora (cup winners)
Mineros
Llaneros
Aragua
Matches played388
Goals scored991 (2.55 per match)
Top goalscorerApertura:
Edder Farías
(18 goals)

Clausura:
Lucas Gómez
(10 goals)
Biggest home winLa Guaira 6–0 Trujillanos
28 April 2019

Mineros 6–0 Portuguesa
19 May 2019

Deportivo Táchira 6–0 LALA
25 September 2019
Biggest away winEst. Caracas 0–6 Est. Mérida
12 October 2019
Highest scoringLa Guaira 5–2 Llaneros
24 March 2019

Pto. Cabello 4–3 Est. Caracas
31 March 2019

Metropolitanos 4–3 Trujillanos
14 August 2019

Zamora 6–1 Est. Caracas
9 September 2019

Est. Caracas 2–5 Zulia
28 September 2019
2018
2020

TeamsEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Relegated to 2019 Segunda División
None (league expanded)
Promoted to 2019 Primera División
1 Llaneros
2 LALA
Team Manager City Stadium Capacity
Academia Puerto Cabello   Carlos Maldonado Puerto Cabello La Bombonerita 7,500
Aragua   Enrique García Maracay Olímpico Hermanos Ghersi Páez 14,000
Atlético Venezuela   Henry Meléndez Caracas Brígido Iriartea 10,000
Carabobo Vacant Valencia Misael Delgadob 10,400
Caracas   Noel Sanvicente Caracas Olímpico de la UCV 23,940
Deportivo Anzoátegui   Juvencio Betancourt Puerto La Cruz José Antonio Anzoátegui 37,485
Deportivo La Guaira   Daniel Farías Caracas Olímpico de la UCV 23,940
Deportivo Lara   Leonardo González Cabudare Metropolitano de Cabudare 47,913
Deportivo Táchira   Juan Tolisano San Cristóbal Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo 38,755
Estudiantes de Caracas   Edson Rodríguez Maracay Olímpico Hermanos Ghersi Páez 14,000
Estudiantes de Mérida   Martín Brignani Mérida Metropolitano de Mérida
Guillermo Soto Rosa
42,200
14,000
LALA   Del Valle Rojas Ciudad Guayana Polideportivo Cachamay 41,600
Llaneros   Edwin Quilagury Guanare Rafael Calles Pinto 13,000
Metropolitanos   José María Morr Caracas Olímpico de la UCV 23,940
Mineros   Richard Páez Ciudad Guayana Polideportivo Cachamay 41,600
Monagas   May Montoya (caretaker) Maturín Monumental de Maturín 51,796
Portuguesa   José Parada Acarigua General José Antonio Páez 18,000
Trujillanos   Martín Carrillo Valera José Alberto Pérez 25,000
Zamora   Rubén Benítez (caretaker) Barinas Agustín Tovar 29,800
Zulia   Alexander Rondón Maracaibo José "Pachencho" Romero 40,800

a: Atlético Venezuela are playing outside the Brígido Iriarte Stadium in Caracas as the stadium was suspended. Atlético Venezuela played at the Estadio José Antonio Anzoátegui in Puerto La Cruz in the Torneo Apertura, while in the Torneo Clausura they are hosting their home matches at the Estadio Olímpico Hermanos Ghersi Páez in Maracay.
b: Carabobo are playing outside of the Estadio Misael Delgado in Valencia due to mainteinance works at the stadium. Carabobo are playing their home matches at the Estadio Rafael Calles Pinto in Guanare.

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Torneo Apertura
Metropolitanos   Jhon Giraldo Sacked Pre-season   José María Morr 18 December 2018[1]
Atlético Venezuela   Antonio Franco 2 November 2018[2]   Jaime de la Pava 20 December 2018[3]
Estudiantes de Caracas   José María Morr Mutual agreement 28 November 2018[4]   Daniel de Oliveira 12 December 2018[5]
Portuguesa   Raymond Páez Sacked 9 December 2018   Jobanny Rivero 9 December 2018[6]
Deportivo Anzoátegui   Jobanny Rivero Signed by Portuguesa 9 December 2018[6]   Yoimer Segovia 9 January[7]
Llaneros   Edwin Quilagury Mutual agreement 18 December 2018[8]   Julio Quintero 5 January[9]
  Julio Quintero Resigned 22 January   Javier Yépez 22 January
Academia Puerto Cabello   Pedro Depablos Sacked 20 February[10] 18th   Carlos Maldonado 20 February[11]
Deportivo Táchira   Giovanny Pérez 7 March[12] 14th   Juan Tolisano 7 March[13]
Llaneros   Javier Yépez Resigned 19 March 17th   Ramón Argüello (caretaker) 19 March[14]
Trujillanos   José Nabor Gavidia Mutual agreement 22 March[15] 20th   Jesús Valiente 23 March[15]
Deportivo Anzoátegui   Yoimer Segovia Sacked 27 March[16] 20th   Juvencio Betancourt 27 March[16]
Portuguesa   Jobanny Rivero 9 April[17] 16th   José Parada 10 April[18]
Monagas   José Manuel Rey 21 May[19] 13th   Silvio Rudman 17 June[20]
Llaneros   Ramón Argüello End of caretaker spell 18 May 18th   Edwin Quilagury 11 July[21]
Trujillanos   Jesús Valiente Replaced 16 June 19th   Martín Carrillo 16 June[22]
Torneo Clausura
Mineros   Horacio Matuszyczk Resigned 16 August[23] 7th   Laydeker Navas (caretaker) 16 August
Zulia   Francesco Stifano Mutual agreement 14 September[24] 12th   Alex García King (caretaker) 14 September[24]
Estudiantes de Caracas   Daniel de Oliveira 16 September[25] 19th   Edson Rodríguez 17 September[26]
Zulia   Alex García King End of caretaker spell 18 September 9th   Alexander Rondón 18 September[27]
Atlético Venezuela   Jaime de la Pava Sacked 19 September[28] 16th   Henry Meléndez 20 September[28]
Zamora   Alí Cañas 3 October[29] 15th   Rubén Benítez (caretaker) 3 October
Monagas   Silvio Rudman Mutual agreement 13 October[30] 16th   May Montoya (caretaker) 14 October
Carabobo   Jhonny Ferreira 11 December[31] 13th
Mineros   Laydeker Navas End of caretaker spell 14 December 9th   Richard Páez 14 December[32]

Torneo AperturaEdit

The Torneo Apertura is the first tournament of the season. The regular season started on 26 January and ended on 19 May.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Carabobo 19 13 4 2 31 14 +17 43 Advance to the knockout stage
2 Caracas[a] 19 10 6 3 34 15 +19 35
3 Mineros 19 10 4 5 35 23 +12 34
4 Estudiantes de Mérida 19 7 9 3 24 12 +12 30
5 Aragua[b] 19 9 6 4 20 16 +4 30
6 Zamora 19 8 5 6 27 24 +3 29
7 Zulia[a] 19 7 8 4 17 21 −4 28
8 Atlético Venezuela 19 6 9 4 25 21 +4 27
9 Deportivo Táchira 19 8 3 8 28 25 +3 27
10 Deportivo La Guaira 19 7 5 7 36 25 +11 26
11 Academia Puerto Cabello 19 6 8 5 32 28 +4 26
12 Metropolitanos 19 7 5 7 21 18 +3 26
13 Monagas 19 7 5 7 26 27 −1 26
14 Deportivo Lara 19 6 6 7 23 21 +2 24
15 LALA 19 5 7 7 22 33 −11 22
16 Estudiantes de Caracas 19 5 4 10 25 36 −11 19
17 Portuguesa 19 3 9 7 21 30 −9 18
18 Llaneros[c] 19 3 5 11 27 46 −19 11
19 Trujillanos 19 3 2 14 17 41 −24 11
20 Deportivo Anzoátegui[d] 19 4 2 13 20 35 −15 8
Source: Liga FUTVE, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Zulia and Caracas were deducted one point by the Council of Honour of the FVF due to the events that occurred during the match played by both teams on March 10.[33]
  2. ^ Aragua were deducted three points for failing to pay an outstanding debt with former player Jarol Herrera.[34]
  3. ^ Llaneros were deducted three points for failing to pay an outstanding debt with player Leonardo Ossa.[35]
  4. ^ Deportivo Anzoátegui were deducted six points for failing to pay an outstanding debt with former player Edwin Aguilar.[34]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away APC ARA AVE CBO CAR ANZ DLG LAR TAC ESC ESM LAL LLA MET MIN MON POR TRU ZAM ZUL
Academia Puerto Cabello 1–0 1–3 3–3 2–0 2–2 4–3 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–1
Aragua 2–1 0–3 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–2 0–0
Atlético Venezuela 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0
Carabobo 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–1
Caracas 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–0 2–2 5–0 1–0 4–2 1–0 3–0
Deportivo Anzoátegui 3–1 2–1 0–1 0–3 0–0 2–3 0–1 3–2 1–3 0–0
Deportivo La Guaira 0–0 1–4 1–0 3–0 5–2 2–3 2–0 6–0 4–0
Deportivo Lara 1–2 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–0
Deportivo Táchira 1–2 2–1 3–0 2–1 3–1 3–2 0–0 3–1 2–1
Estudiantes de Caracas 1–2 0–1 0–3 4–2 0–0 3–2 2–2 1–2 1–0
Estudiantes de Mérida 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 4–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 4–0
LALA 3–1 2–3 1–2 2–1 2–3 1–0 1–1 0–5 3–3
Llaneros 3–2 2–2 1–2 2–3 1–3 0–0 1–2 3–3 0–1
Metropolitanos 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–2 4–0 2–2 0–3 2–1
Mineros 1–2 3–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 6–0 1–1
Monagas 0–1 2–1 2–4 1–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–0
Portuguesa 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–1
Trujillanos 2–1 1–3 0–3 0–1 1–2 1–3 0–2 0–3[a] 0–3 1–2
Zamora 2–2 3–3 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–0 4–1
Zulia 2–1 A[b] 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–1
Source: Liga FUTVE
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
  1. ^ Match awarded 3–0 to Mineros due to a lack of security personnel at the stadium, which caused the match to be cancelled.[36]
  2. ^ The Zulia vs. Caracas match originally ended 0–0, however the Council of Honour of the FVF decided to annull this result following the events that occurred during the match. As a result, both teams had one point deducted and the match was officially registered as "played without assignment of points".[33]

Knockout stageEdit

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                         
3 Mineros (a) 1 1 2  
6 Zamora 2 0 2  
  3 Mineros (p) 0 0 0 (4)  
  7 Zulia 0 0 0 (3)  
2 Caracas 2 1 3
7 Zulia 3 2 5  
  3 Mineros 0 0 0 (0)
  4 Estudiantes de Mérida (p) 0 0 0 (2)
1 Carabobo 2 1 3  
8 Atlético Venezuela 2 0 2  
  1 Carabobo 1 1 2
  4 Estudiantes de Mérida (a) 0 2 2  
4 Estudiantes de Mérida 2 1 3
5 Aragua 1 1 2  

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlético Venezuela 2–3 Carabobo 2–2 0–1
Zulia 5–3 Caracas 3–2 2–1
Zamora 2–2 (a) Mineros 2–1 0–1
Aragua 2–3 Estudiantes de Mérida 1–2 1–1
First legEdit
24 May 2019 Zamora 2–1 Mineros Barinas
18:00
Report
Stadium: Agustín Tovar
Attendance: 3,514
Referee: Juan Soto
25 May 2019 Zulia 3–2 Caracas Maracaibo
16:00
Report
Stadium: José Pachencho Romero
Attendance: 2,215
Referee: Marlon Escalante
26 May 2019 Aragua 1–2 Estudiantes de Mérida Maracay
16:00
Report
Stadium: Hermanos Ghersi Páez
Attendance: 6,515
Referee: Ángel Arteaga
27 May 2019 Atlético Venezuela 2–2 Carabobo Maracay
16:00
Report
Stadium: Hermanos Ghersi Páez
Attendance: 996
Referee: José Argote
Second legEdit
31 May 2019 Carabobo 1–0
(3–2 agg.)
Atlético VenezuelaCabudare
16:00
Report Stadium: Metropolitano
Attendance: 107
Referee: José Argote
1 June 2019 Mineros (a)1–0
(2–2 agg.)
ZamoraCiudad Guayana
16:00
Report Stadium: Polideportivo Cachamay
Attendance: 813
Referee: Orlando Bracamonte
2 June 2019 Estudiantes de Mérida 1–1
(3–2 agg.)
AraguaMérida
17:00
Report
Stadium: Metropolitano
Attendance: 16,172
Referee: Juan Soto
3 June 2019 Caracas1–2
(3–5 agg.)
Zulia Caracas
16:00
Report
Stadium: Olímpico de la UCV
Attendance: 1,592
Referee: Ángel Arteaga

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Estudiantes de Mérida 2–2 (a) Carabobo 0–1 2–1
Zulia 0–0 (3–4 p) Mineros 0–0 0–0
First legEdit
9 June 2019 Zulia 0–0 Mineros Maracaibo
16:30 Report Stadium: José Pachencho Romero
Attendance: 10,373
Referee: Emikar Caldera
9 June 2019 Estudiantes de Mérida 0–1 Carabobo Mérida
19:00 Report
Stadium: Metropolitano
Attendance: 17,806
Referee: Ramón Ortega
Second legEdit
16 June 2019 Carabobo1–2
(2–2 agg.)
Estudiantes de Mérida (a)Cabudare
17:00
Report
Stadium: Metropolitano
Attendance: 646
Referee: Orlando Bracamonte
16 June 2019 Mineros 0–0
(0–0 agg.)
(4–3 p)
ZuliaCiudad Guayana
19:30 Report Stadium: Polideportivo Cachamay
Attendance: 1,112
Referee: Juan Soto
Penalties

FinalEdit

Estudiantes de Mérida0–0Mineros
Report
Attendance: 37,870
Referee: Ángel Arteaga

Tied 0–0 on aggregate, Estudiantes de Mérida won on penalties.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Edder Farías Atlético Venezuela 18
2   Richard Blanco Mineros 11
  Aquiles Ocanto Carabobo
4   Armando Maita LALA 10
5   Luis Annese Llaneros 9
  Luis Carlos Cabezas Deportivo La Guaira
  Brayan Moya Zulia
8   Richard Celis Caracas 8
9   Armando Araque Estudiantes de Caracas 7
  José Balza Deportivo La Guaira
  José Rivas Trujillanos

Source: Liga FUTVE

Torneo ClausuraEdit

The Torneo Clausura is the second tournament of the season. The regular season started on 26 July and ended on 10 November.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Deportivo Táchira 18 12 3 3 32 14 +18 39 Advance to the knockout stage
2 Caracas 18 8 6 4 22 15 +7 30
3 Llaneros 18 9 3 6 27 26 +1 30
4 Deportivo La Guaira 18 7 7 4 22 13 +9 28
5 Trujillanos 18 8 4 6 28 25 +3 28
6 Deportivo Lara 18 7 6 5 22 16 +6 27
7 Aragua 18 7 6 5 19 14 +5 27
8 Metropolitanos 18 7 6 5 23 20 +3 27
9 Mineros 18 6 7 5 20 18 +2 25
10 Academia Puerto Cabello 18 5 8 5 29 27 +2 23
11 Portuguesa 18 6 5 7 13 17 −4 23
12 Zamora 18 5 7 6 24 18 +6 22
13 Carabobo 18 6 4 8 27 27 0 22
14 Zulia 18 6 4 8 27 32 −5 22
15 Estudiantes de Mérida[a] 18 7 3 8 27 21 +6 21
16 Estudiantes de Caracas 18 4 5 9 17 36 −19 17
17 LALA 18 4 5 9 9 28 −19 17
18 Monagas 18 2 9 7 21 30 −9 15
19 Atlético Venezuela 18 3 6 9 12 24 −12 15
20 Deportivo Anzoátegui 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew from league[b]
Source: Liga FUTVE, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Estudiantes de Mérida were deducted three points for failing to pay an outstanding debt with former player Andrés Angulo.[37]
  2. ^ Deportivo Anzoátegui withdrew from the league due to outstanding debts.[38]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away APC ARA AVE CBO CAR ANZ DLG LAR TAC ESC ESM LAL LLA MET MIN MON POR TRU ZAM ZUL
Academia Puerto Cabello 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 3–3
Aragua 1–0 0–0 2–2 1–2 3–0 1–1 1–0 0–1
Atlético Venezuela 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–4 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–2
Carabobo 2–1 0–2 1–3 0–0 3–1 1–1 5–1 2–3 2–2
Caracas 4–1 1–2 0–3[a] 0–0 2–2 1–0 3–1 1–2
Deportivo Anzoátegui
Deportivo La Guaira 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–1 2–0 4–0 0–1 1–1 0–0
Deportivo Lara 1–1 0–1 1–3 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–0
Deportivo Táchira 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 6–0 4–1 1–0 3–2 1–1 2–0
Estudiantes de Caracas 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–6 0–2 1–0 0–1 2–5
Estudiantes de Mérida 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–2 0–0
LALA 0–1 0–1 2–2 0–4 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–0
Llaneros 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0
Metropolitanos 2–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 4–3 3–0
Mineros 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 3–0
Monagas 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–2 0–2 2–2
Portuguesa 0–3[b] 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–0
Trujillanos 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–2 3–2 1–1
Zamora 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 6–1 3–0 1–1 3–1 3–1
Zulia 0–2 2–0 1–2 2–4 0–1 2–4 4–1 3–2 1–0
Source: Liga FUTVE
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
  1. ^ Match awarded 3–0 to Deportivo Lara due to crowd disturbances.[39]
  2. ^ Match awarded 3–0 to Academia Puerto Cabello due to Portuguesa fielding the ineligible player Néstor Cova. The match originally ended 0–0.

Knockout stageEdit

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                         
1 Deportivo Táchira 0 4 4  
8 Metropolitanos 2 0 2  
  1 Deportivo Táchira 0 3 3  
  4 Deportivo La Guaira 1 0 1  
4 Deportivo La Guaira 1 2 3
5 Trujillanos 1 0 1  
  1 Deportivo Táchira 1 2 3
  2 Caracas (a) 1 2 3
2 Caracas (a) 1 2 3  
7 Aragua 3 0 3  
  2 Caracas 1 2 3
  6 Deportivo Lara 0 0 0  
3 Llaneros 0 1 1
6 Deportivo Lara 2 5 7  

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Metropolitanos 2–4 Deportivo Táchira 2–0 0–4
Aragua 3–3 (a) Caracas 3–1 0–2
Deportivo Lara 7–1 Llaneros 2–0 5–1
Trujillanos 1–3 Deportivo La Guaira 1–1 0–2
First legEdit
15 November 2019 Trujillanos 1–1 Deportivo La Guaira Valera
16:00
Report
Stadium: José Alberto Pérez
Attendance: 3,890
Referee: Jesús Valenzuela
16 November 2019 Metropolitanos 2–0 Deportivo Táchira Caracas
16:00
Report Stadium: Olímpico de la UCV
Attendance: 1,033
Referee: Ángel Arteaga
17 November 2019 Deportivo Lara 2–0 Llaneros Cabudare
16:00
Report Stadium: Metropolitano
Attendance: 1,431
Referee: Yarcinia Correa
18 November 2019 Aragua 3–1 Caracas Maracay
16:00
Report
Stadium: Hermanos Ghersi Páez
Attendance: 4,100
Referee: Emikar Caldera
Second legEdit
19 November 2019 Deportivo La Guaira 2–0
(3–1 agg.)
TrujillanosCaracas
16:00
Report Stadium: Olímpico de la UCV
Attendance: 1,739
Referee: José Argote
20 November 2019 Deportivo Táchira 4–0
(4–2 agg.)
MetropolitanosSan Cristóbal
16:00
Report Stadium: Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo
Attendance: 4,161
Referee: Jesús Valenzuela
21 November 2019 Llaneros1–5
(1–7 agg.)
Deportivo Lara Barinas
16:00
Report
Stadium: Agustín Tovar
Attendance: 1,054
Referee: Ángel Arteaga
22 November 2019 Caracas (a)2–0
(3–3 agg.)
AraguaCaracas
16:00
Report Stadium: Olímpico de la UCV
Attendance: 1,292
Referee: Alexis Herrera

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Deportivo La Guaira 1–3 Deportivo Táchira 1–0 0–3
Deportivo Lara 0–3 Caracas 0–1 0–2
First legEdit
24 November 2019 Deportivo La Guaira 1–0 Deportivo Táchira Caracas
11:00
Report Stadium: Olímpico de la UCV
Attendance: 3,871
Referee: Alexis Herrera
25 November 2019 Deportivo Lara 0–1 Caracas Cabudare
16:00 Report
Stadium: Metropolitano
Attendance: 1,783
Referee: José Argote
Second legEdit
28 November 2019 Caracas 2–0
(3–0 agg.)
Deportivo LaraCaracas
15:30
Report Stadium: Olímpico de la UCV
Attendance: 1,513
Referee: Ángel Arteaga

FinalEdit

Caracas1–1Deportivo Táchira
Report

Deportivo Táchira2–2Caracas
Report
Attendance: 36,890
Referee: Ángel Arteaga

Tied 3–3 on aggregate, Caracas won on away goals.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Lucas Gómez Deportivo Táchira 10
2   Manuel Arteaga Zamora 9
3   Gustavo Ascona Academia Puerto Cabello 8
  Ronny Maza Trujillanos
  Esli García Deportivo Táchira
  Edanyilber Navas Aragua
  Víctor Aquino Deportivo La Guaira
  Jesús Arrieta Caracas
9   Richard Blanco Mineros 7
  Frank Feltscher Zulia
  Luis Castillo Estudiantes de Mérida
  Grenddy Perozo Carabobo

Source: Liga FUTVE

Serie FinalEdit

The Serie Final was held between the champions of the Torneo Apertura and the Torneo Clausura to decide the champions of the season. The team out of both finalists with the best placement in the aggregate table hosted the second leg.

First legEdit

Estudiantes de Mérida1–1Caracas
Rivas   66' Report Espinoza   51'
Attendance: 13,800
Referee: Orlando Bracamonte
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Estudiantes de Mérida
 
 
 
 
 
Caracas
GK 1   Alejandro Araque
RB 20   José Manríquez
CB 6   Oscar Sainz
CB 5   William Díaz   29'
LB 3   Daniel Linarez
RM 7   Jesús Meza (c)   79'
CM 13   Ayrton Páez   56'
CM 15   Cristian Rivas   13'   49'
LM 17   Christian Flores
CF 16   Luis Castillo
CF 29   Edson Rivas   76'
Substitutes:
GK 12   Aldair Peña
DF 2   Omar Labrador
DF 23   Galileo Del Castillo
DF 24   Ronaldo Rivas   56'
MF 8   Yorwin Lobo
FW 9   Luz Rodríguez   76'
FW 11   Andris Herrera   79'
Manager:
  Martín Brignani
GK 1   Alain Baroja
RB 30   Luis Casiani   77'   79'
CB 3   Rosmel Villanueva
CB 6   Rubert Quijada (c)
LB 25   Juan Muriel
RM 10   Daniel Saggiomo
CM 15   Ricardo Andreutti   72'
CM 18   Anderson Contreras   28'   58'
LM 21   Leonardo Flores
CF 8   Richard Celis
CF 9   Carlos Espinoza   82'
Substitutes:
GK 12   Cristhian Flores
DF 4   Arquímedes Hernández   79'
MF 22   Jorge Echeverría
MF 26   Edgar Silva   82'
MF 28   Luis González
MF 33   Diego Castillo   72'
FW 32   Enmanuel Moreno
Manager:
  Noel Sanvicente

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • Seven named substitutes, of which up to three may be used.

Second legEdit

Caracas1–1Estudiantes de Mérida
Report
Penalties
4–3
Referee: Alexis Herrera

Tied 2–2 on aggregate, Caracas won on penalties.

 
 
 
 
 
Caracas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Estudiantes de Mérida
GK 1   Alain Baroja
RB 3   Rosmel Villanueva
CB 25   Juan Muriel   75'
CB 6   Rubert Quijada (c)
LB 2   Eduardo Fereira   75'
RM 33   Diego Castillo   46'
CM 21   Leonardo Flores
CM 10   Daniel Saggiomo
LM 11   Robert Hernández
CF 24   Jesús Arrieta
CF 8   Richard Celis
Substitutes:
GK 12   Cristhian Flores
DF 4   Arquímedes Hernández
DF 30   Luis Casiani   75'
MF 15   Ricardo Andreutti
MF 22   Jorge Echeverría   75'
MF 26   Edgar Silva
FW 9   Carlos Espinoza   46'
Manager:
  Noel Sanvicente
GK 1   Alejandro Araque
RB 20   José Manríquez
CB 23   Galileo Del Castillo
CB 6   Oscar Sainz
LB 3   Daniel Linarez   56'
RM 13   Ayrton Páez   61'
CM 7   Jesús Meza (c)   83'
CM 24   Ronaldo Rivas
LM 17   Christian Flores   61'
CF 25   Adrián Valero
CF 16   Luis Castillo   71'
Substitutes:
GK 12   Aldair Peña
DF 4   Jesús Álvarez
DF 5   William Díaz   71'
MF 8   Yorwin Lobo   83'
FW 9   Luz Rodríguez
FW 11   Andris Herrera   61'
FW 21   Wílson Mena
Manager:
  Martín Brignani

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • If the aggregate score is level, the away goals rule is used to determine the winner.
  • Penalty shoot-out if the tie persists (no extra time is played).
  • Seven named substitutes, of which up to three may be used.

Aggregate tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Deportivo Táchira 37 20 6 11 60 39 +21 66 Qualification for the Copa Libertadores second stage
2 Caracas[a] (C) 37 18 12 7 56 30 +26 65 Qualification for the Copa Libertadores group stage
3 Carabobo 37 19 8 10 58 41 +17 65 Qualification for the Copa Libertadores first stage
4 Mineros 37 16 11 10 55 41 +14 59 Qualification for the Copa Sudamericana first stage[b]
5 Aragua[c] 37 16 12 9 39 30 +9 57 Qualification for the Copa Sudamericana first stage
6 Deportivo La Guaira 37 14 12 11 58 38 +20 54
7 Metropolitanos 37 14 11 12 44 38 +6 53
8 Estudiantes de Mérida[d] 37 14 12 11 51 33 +18 51 Qualification for the Copa Libertadores group stage
9 Zamora 37 13 12 12 51 42 +9 51 Qualification for the Copa Sudamericana first stage[e]
10 Deportivo Lara 37 13 12 12 45 37 +8 51
11 Zulia[a] 37 13 12 12 44 53 −9 50
12 Academia Puerto Cabello 37 11 16 10 61 55 +6 49
13 Atlético Venezuela 37 9 15 13 37 45 −8 42
14 Monagas 37 9 14 14 47 57 −10 41
15 Portuguesa 37 9 14 14 34 47 −13 41
16 Llaneros[f] 37 12 8 17 54 72 −18 41 Qualification for the Copa Sudamericana first stage[g]
17 Trujillanos 37 11 6 20 45 66 −21 39
18 LALA 37 9 12 16 31 61 −30 39
19 Estudiantes de Caracas (R) 37 9 9 19 42 72 −30 36 Relegation to the Segunda División
20 Deportivo Anzoátegui[h] (R) 19 4 2 13 20 35 −15 8 Withdrew from league[i]
Source: Liga FUTVE
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Zulia and Caracas were deducted one point by the Council of Honour of the FVF due to the events that occurred during the match played by both teams on March 10.[33]
  2. ^ Mineros qualified for the Copa Sudamericana first stage as Torneo Apertura runners-up.
  3. ^ Aragua were deducted three points for failing to pay an outstanding debt with former player Jarol Herrera.[34]
  4. ^ Estudiantes de Mérida were deducted three points for failing to pay an outstanding debt with former player Andrés Angulo.[37]
  5. ^ Zamora qualified for the Copa Sudamericana first stage by winning the 2019 Copa Venezuela.
  6. ^ Llaneros were deducted three points for failing to pay an outstanding debt with player Leonardo Ossa.[35]
  7. ^ Llaneros qualified for the Copa Sudamericana first stage as the Torneo Clausura classification table best team not yet qualified.
  8. ^ Deportivo Anzoátegui were deducted six points for failing to pay an outstanding debt with former player Edwin Aguilar.[34]
  9. ^ Deportivo Anzoátegui withdrew from the league before the start of the Torneo Clausura due to outstanding debts.[38]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "José María Morr asumió la dirección técnica del Metropolitanos FC". balonazos.com (in Spanish). 19 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Antonio Franco terminó su etapa con el Atlético Venezuela". atleticovenezuelacf.com (in Spanish). 2 November 2018.
  3. ^ "El primer equipo arrancó su preparación del 2019". atleticovenezuelacf.com (in Spanish). 4 January 2019.
  4. ^ "EstudiantesCSC". twitter.com (in Spanish). 28 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Estudiantes de Caracas inició la pretemporada bajo las órdenes de Dani De Oliveira". estudiantesdecaracas.com (in Spanish). 13 December 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Jobanny Rivero será el nuevo Director Técnico del Portuguesa FC". balonazos.com (in Spanish). 9 December 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Deportivo Anzoátegui". twitter.com (in Spanish). 9 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Llaneros de Guanare". twitter.com (in Spanish). 18 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Julio Quintero será el nuevo Director Técnico de Llaneros EF". balonazos.com (in Spanish). 5 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Pedro Depablos no seguirá al mando de Academia". meridiano.com.ve (in Spanish). 20 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Carlos Maldonado y Gustavo Caraballo llegaron triunfando en Academia". meridiano.com.ve (in Spanish). 25 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Táchira anunció la salida de Giovanny Pérez". lavinotinto.com (in Spanish). 7 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Juan Domingo Tolisano asume el banquillo del Deportivo Táchira". el-nacional.com (in Spanish). 7 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Llaneros de Guanare". twitter.com (in Spanish). 19 March 2019.
  15. ^ a b "Jesús Valiente toma las riendas de Trujillanos". meridiano.com.ve (in Spanish). 23 March 2019.
  16. ^ a b "Juvencio Betancourt llevará el banquillo del Anzoátegui". meridiano.com.ve (in Spanish). 27 March 2019.
  17. ^ "A los 80 días el entrenador Jobanny Rivero dejó de ser el DT del Portuguesa". balonazos.com (in Spanish). 9 April 2019.
  18. ^ "Portuguesa FC designó a José "Cheo" Parada como nuevo Director Técnico". balonazos.com (in Spanish). 10 April 2019.
  19. ^ "Monagas anunció la salida de José Manuel Rey". meridiano.com.ve (in Spanish). 21 May 2019.
  20. ^ "Llegó el nuevo entrenador del Monagas SC el argentino Silvio Rudman". balonazos.com (in Spanish). 17 June 2019.
  21. ^ "Llaneros de Guanare". twitter.com (in Spanish). 11 July 2019.
  22. ^ "Martín Carrillo tendrá su primera oportunidad como DT en Trujillanos FC". balonazos.com (in Spanish). 16 June 2019.
  23. ^ "Matuszyczk otra víctima de la "trituradora" negriazul". correodelcaroni.com (in Spanish). 16 August 2019.
  24. ^ a b "Stifano deja de ser el DT del Zulia FC". meridiano.com.ve (in Spanish). 14 September 2019.
  25. ^ "Oliveira es cesado como técnico de Estudiantes de Caracas". meridiano.com.ve (in Spanish). 16 September 2019.
  26. ^ "Estudiantes de Caracas tiene nuevo director técnico". solovenex.com (in Spanish). 17 September 2019.
  27. ^ "Alexander Rondón asumió las riendas del Zulia". liderendeportes.com (in Spanish). 18 September 2019.
  28. ^ a b "Atlético Venezuela confirmó la salida del técnico colombiano Jaime de la Pava". balonazos.com (in Spanish). 19 September 2019.
  29. ^ "Alí Cañas no continuará más en Zamora FC al ser desvinculado del club". balonazos.com (in Spanish). 4 October 2019.
  30. ^ "El argentino Silvio Rudman se despide de la dirección técnica del Monagas SC". balonazos.com (in Spanish). 13 October 2019.
  31. ^ "Carabobo Fútbol Club". twitter.com (in Spanish). 11 July 2019.
  32. ^ "Richard Páez firmó su contrato con Mineros de Guayana para el 2020". balonazos.com (in Spanish). 14 December 2019.
  33. ^ a b c "Caracas y Zulia fueron multados por la FVF". meridiano.com.ve (in Spanish). 15 April 2019.
  34. ^ a b c d "La FIFA sancionó con descuento de puntos a los clubes venezolanos: Anzoátegui y Aragua" (in Spanish). FVF. 22 April 2019.
  35. ^ a b "Comisión Disciplinaria de FIFA ordenó deducción de 3 puntos a Llaneros de Guanare" (in Spanish). FVF. 25 May 2019.
  36. ^ "Suspendieron partido entre Trujillanos y Mineros por falta de seguridad". el-nacional.com (in Spanish). 20 March 2019.
  37. ^ a b "Estudiantes de Mérida sancionado por deuda con Andrés Angulo Quiñónez" (in Spanish). balonazos.com. 19 July 2019.
  38. ^ a b "Dvo Anzoátegui anuncia que no jugará el Torneo Clausura 2019". balonazos.com (in Spanish). 23 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  39. ^ "Consejo de Honor aplica fuerte sanción al Caracas FC". meridiano.com.ve (in Spanish). 31 July 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.

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