Categoría Primera B

Categoría Primera B, commonly referred to as Torneo BetPlay Dimayor due to sponsorship by online betting company BetPlay (formerly Torneo Águila),[1] is the second-division football league in Colombia.

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Organising bodyDIMAYOR
FoundedApril 30, 1991; 31 years ago (1991-04-30)
CountryColombia
ConfederationCONMEBOL
Number of teams15
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toCategoría Primera A
Domestic cup(s)Copa Colombia
Current championsUnión Magdalena (1st title)
(2021–II)
Most championshipsAtlético Huila
Cúcuta Deportivo
Real Cartagena
(3 titles each)
TV partnersWin Sports
Win Sports+
WebsiteOfficial website
Current: 2022 season

FormatEdit

DIMAYOR has applied a new format from 2015 onwards because of the expansion to 20 teams in the Primera A tournament. The league will no longer have Apertura and Finalización seasons but rather a yearlong tournament with home and away games. The first phase of the tournament is everyone against everyone home and away games. The second is a two-groups phase with the 8 top teams from the season who play each other to determine the winners of each group. The winners of the two groups are both promoted to the Primera A and play the final in home and away games to determine the champion of the season.

Current teamsEdit

Teams for the 2022 season

Team City Stadium Capacity Head Coach
Atlético Cali Pascual Guerrero 33,130   Giovanni Hernández
Atlético Huila Neiva Guillermo Plazas Alcid 22,000   Néstor Craviotto
Barranquilla F.C. Barranquilla Romelio Martínez 20,000   Arturo Reyes
Boca Juniors de Cali Cali Pascual Guerrero 33,130   Alejandro Guerrero
Bogotá F.C. Bogotá Metropolitano de Techo 8,000   David Suárez
Boyacá Chicó Tunja La Independencia 20,630   Mario García
Cúcuta Deportivo Cúcuta General Santander 42,901   Aquivaldo Mosquera
Deportes Quindío Armenia Centenario 21,500   Óscar Quintabani
Fortaleza C.E.I.F. Cota Metropolitano de Techo 8,000   Nelson Flórez
Leones F.C. Itagüí Metropolitano Ciudad de Itagüí 12,000   Álvaro Hernández
Llaneros F.C. Villavicencio Bello Horizonte 15,000   Jersson González
Orsomarso S.C. Palmira Francisco Rivera Escobar 15,000   Víctor Barón
Real Cartagena Cartagena Jaime Morón León 16,068   Oscar Passo
Real Santander Piedecuesta Villa Concha 5,000   José Luis García
Tigres F.C. Bogotá Metropolitano de Techo 8,000   Jorge Andrés Rojas
Valledupar F.C. Valledupar Armando Maestre Pavajeau 11,000   Gerardo Bedoya

Seasons by clubEdit

This is the complete list of the clubs that have taken part in the Categoría Primera B, founded in 1991, until the 2021 season. Teams who currently play are indicated in bold.

List of championsEdit

Season Champion (Title count) Runner-up Third Place
1991 Envigado (1) Alianza Llanos Atlético Huila
1992 Atlético Huila (1) Alianza Llanos Cortuluá
1993 Cortuluá (1) Fiorentina de Florencia Atlético Palmira
1994 Deportes Tolima (1) Deportivo Antioquia Lanceros Boyacá
1995 Atlético Bucaramanga (1) Lanceros Boyacá Alianza Llanos
1995–96 Cúcuta Deportivo (1) Girardot Independiente Popayán
1996–97 Deportivo Unicosta (1) Lanceros Boyacá Deportivo Pasto
1997 Atlético Huila (2) Cúcuta Deportivo Real Cartagena
1998 Deportivo Pasto (1) Deportivo Pereira Real Cartagena
1999 Real Cartagena (1) Itagüí Deportivo Pereira
2000 Deportivo Pereira (1) Unión Magdalena Expreso Palmira
2001 Deportes Quindío (1) Deportivo Rionegro Unión Magdalena
2002 Centauros Villavicencio (1) Alianza Petrolera No third-place awarded
2003 Bogotá Chicó (1) Pumas de Casanare No third-place awarded
2004 Real Cartagena (2) Deportivo Antioquia No third-place awarded
2005 Cúcuta Deportivo (2) Bajo Cauca No third-place awarded
2006 La Equidad (1) Valledupar Cortuluá
2007 Envigado (2) Academia No third-place awarded
2008 Real Cartagena (3) Deportivo Rionegro No third-place awarded
2009 Cortuluá (2) Atlético Bucaramanga No third-place awarded
2010 Itagüí Ditaires (1) Deportivo Pasto No third-place awarded
2011 Deportivo Pasto (2) Patriotas No third-place awarded
2012 Alianza Petrolera (1) América de Cali No third-place awarded
2013 Uniautónoma (1) Fortaleza No third-place awarded
2014 Jaguares de Córdoba (1) Deportes Quindío No third-place awarded
2015 Atlético Bucaramanga (2) Fortaleza No third-place awarded
2016 América de Cali (1) Tigres No third-place awarded
2017 Boyacá Chicó (2) Leones No third-place awarded
2018 Cúcuta Deportivo (3) Unión Magdalena No third-place awarded
2019 Deportivo Pereira (2) Boyacá Chicó Cortuluá
2020 Atlético Huila (3) Cortuluá No third-place awarded
2021–I Deportes Quindío (2) Cortuluá No third-place awarded
2021–II Unión Magdalena (1) Cortuluá No third-place awarded

Titles by clubEdit

As of 10 March 2022

Club Titles Runners-up Seasons won Seasons runner-up
Cúcuta Deportivo
3
1 1995–96, 2005, 2018 1997
Atlético Huila
3
1992, 1997, 2020
Real Cartagena
3
1999, 2004, 2008
Cortuluá
2
3 1993, 2009 2020, 2021–I, 2021–II
Atlético Bucaramanga
2
1 1995, 2015 2009
Boyacá Chicó
2
1 2003, 2017 2019
Deportivo Pasto
2
1 1998, 2011 2010
Deportivo Pereira
2
1 2000, 2019 1998
Deportes Quindío
2
1 2001, 2021–I 2014
Envigado
2
1991, 2007
Itagüí Ditaires
1
2 2010 1999, 2005
Unión Magdalena
1
2 2021–II 2000, 2018
Alianza Petrolera
1
1 2012 2002
América de Cali
1
1 2016 2012
Centauros Villavicencio
1
2002
Deportes Tolima
1
1994
Deportivo Unicosta
1
1996–97
Jaguares
1
2014
La Equidad
1
2006
Uniautónoma
1
2013

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Así es el nuevo logo del FPC: llegó la Liga Aguila - GOL Caracol". golcaracol.com. 19 December 2014. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2018.

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