1966 Torneo Descentralizado

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Torneo Descentralizado
Season 1966
Champions Universitario
11th Primera División title
Relegated Melgar
Alfonso Ugarte (Ch)
Octavio Espinoza
Carlos Concha
1967 Copa Libertadores Universitario
Sport Boys
Matches played 182
Top goalscorer Teófilo Cubillas (19)
1965
1967

The 1966 Torneo Descentralizado was the 50th season of the highest division of Peruvian football. This season marked the first time the Primera División was christened the Descentralizado because teams outside of Lima and Callao were invited for the first time making it the first national championship in Peru. The four teams invited to play in the inaugural national championship were Melgar of Arequipa, Octavio Espinoza of Ica, Grau of Piura, and Alfonso Ugarte (Ch) of Trujillo.

The first match of the season was played on 13 August 1966 between Universitario and Mariscal Sucre in the Estadio Nacional. Shortly after this match, the first match to feature a team outside the Lima and Callao region was between Sporting Cristal and Alfonso Ugarte in the same stadium on the same day.[1]

The champion was Universitario. Four teams were relegated at the end of the season. Carlos Concha was relegated to the 1967 Segunda División as the last placed team. In addition, Octavio Espinoza, Alfonso Ugarte, and Melgar were relegated as they needed to place seventh or higher to remain in the first division.[2] They needed to play the 1967 Copa Perú to attain promotion to the first division.[3]

Teams[edit]

Teams City
Alfonso Ugarte (Ch) Trujillo
Alianza Lima Lima
Carlos Concha Callao
Centro Iqueño Lima
Defensor Arica Lima
Defensor Lima Lima
Grau Piura
Mariscal Sucre Lima
Melgar Arequipa
Municipal Lima
Octavio Espinoza Ica
Sport Boys Callao
Sporting Cristal Lima
Universitario Lima

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Universitario 26 19 3 4 65 27 +38 41 1967 Copa Libertadores
2 Sport Boys 26 15 5 6 43 19 +24 35
3 Alianza Lima 26 14 5 7 58 34 +24 33
4 Sporting Cristal 26 12 6 8 36 25 +11 30
5 Centro Iqueño 26 13 4 9 31 27 +4 30
6 Grau 26 10 9 7 36 32 +4 29
7 Defensor Lima 26 10 8 8 49 36 +13 28
8 Melgar 26 12 4 10 41 32 +9 28 1967 Copa Perú
9 Defensor Arica 26 10 8 8 31 25 +6 28
10 Mariscal Sucre 26 7 7 12 30 40 −10 21
11 Municipal 26 9 3 14 41 54 −13 21
12 Alfonso Ugarte (Ch) 26 7 3 16 28 60 −32 17 1967 Copa Perú
13 Octavio Espinoza 26 3 6 17 24 52 −28 12
14 Carlos Concha 26 4 3 19 29 79 −50 11 1967 Segunda División

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Player Nationality Goals Club
Teófilo Cubillas  Peru 19 Alianza Lima

Scoring[edit]

  • First goal of the season – Héctor Chumpitaz for Universitario against Mariscal Sucre (13 August 1966)[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Castro, Roberto; Behr, Raúl (13 February 2009). "Descentralizado X-Files". dechalaca.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Behr, Raúl (13 February 2010). "Descentralizado ye-ye". dechalaca.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Nieto, Carlos; Pierrend, José. "Peru - List of Final Tables". RSSSF. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 

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