1977 Torneo Descentralizado

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The 1977 Torneo Descentralizado, the top category of Peruvian football (soccer), was played by 16 teams. The national champion was Alianza Lima.

The season was divided into 3 stages. The Prelimnary Tournament contested in two groups (home and away matches plus 2 inter-group matches); each group winner qualified for the Championship Group. The second stage was the Descentralised (league tournament); the top 4 qualified for the Championship Group and the bottom two played for relegation. Championship Group was contested by 6 teams in home and away matches; teams carried their Descentralised Tournament record. Although finishing fifth in Descentralised, Universitario qualified for Championship Group, as Alianza had already qualified in Preliminary Tournament. Deportivo Municipal and Cienciano played a third relegation playoff on a neutral ground, as each team won one match after home and away matches.

Teams[edit]

Team City Stadium Capacity Field
Alfonso Ugarte Puno Enrique Torres Belón 20,000 Grass
Alianza Lima Lima Alejandro Villanueva 35,000 Grass
Atlético Chalaco Callao Miguel Grau 15,000 Grass
Cienciano Cusco Garcilaso 40,000 Grass
Colegio Nacional Iquitos Iquitos Max Augustín 24,000 Grass
Coronel Bolognesi Tacna Jorge Basadre 19,850 Grass
Defensor Lima Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass
Deportivo Junín Huancayo Huancayo 20,000 Grass
Deportivo Municipal Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass
Juan Aurich Chiclayo Elías Aguirre 24,500 Grass
León de Huánuco Huánuco Heraclio Tapia 15,000 Grass
Melgar Arequipa Mariano Melgar 20,000 Grass
Sport Boys Callao Miguel Grau 15,000 Grass
Sporting Cristal Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass
Unión Huaral Huaral Julio Lores Colan 10,000 Grass
Universitario Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass

Torneo Interzonal[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Alianza Lima 16 10 2 4 35 25 +10 22 Final Group
2 Colegio Nacional Iquitos 16 7 7 2 30 20 +10 21
3 Sport Boys 16 7 6 3 31 23 +8 20
4 Sporting Cristal 16 7 4 5 29 24 +5 18
5 Deportivo Junín 16 6 4 6 26 23 +3 16
6 Melgar 16 6 3 7 14 22 −8 15
7 Alfonso Ugarte 16 5 3 8 21 25 −4 13
8 Defensor Lima 16 1 2 13 19 42 −23 4

Group B[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Coronel Bolognesi 16 7 5 4 17 10 +7 19 Final Group
2 Unión Huaral 16 6 7 3 18 12 +6 19
3 Juan Aurich 16 6 7 3 18 13 +5 19
4 Universitario 16 7 4 5 16 15 +1 18
5 Atlético Chalaco 16 5 6 5 21 19 +2 16
6 León de Huánuco 16 5 4 7 15 15 0 14
7 Deportivo Municipal 16 3 5 8 18 23 −5 11
8 Cienciano 16 3 5 8 12 28 −16 11

Torneo Descentralizado[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Colegio Nacional Iquitos 30 14 11 5 39 26 +13 39 Final Group
2 Melgar 30 13 13 4 38 27 +11 39
3 Sporting Cristal 30 14 9 7 52 28 +24 37
4 Alianza Lima 30 13 11 6 59 40 +19 37
5 Universitario 30 11 10 9 44 40 +4 32
6 Coronel Bolognesi 30 11 9 10 33 33 0 31
7 Sport Boys 30 13 5 12 37 48 −11 31
8 Atlético Chalaco 30 9 11 10 43 40 +3 29
9 Unión Huaral 30 9 10 11 44 53 −9 28
10 Deportivo Junín 30 10 8 12 41 53 −12 28
11 Defensor Lima 30 9 8 13 48 52 −4 26
12 Alfonso Ugarte 30 9 8 13 43 47 −4 26
13 Juan Aurich 30 7 12 11 31 37 −6 26
14 León de Huánuco 30 10 6 14 35 47 −12 26
15 Deportivo Municipal 30 7 10 13 36 46 −10 24 Relegation play-off
16 Cienciano 30 6 9 15 21 37 −16 21

Relegation play-off[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Deportivo Municipal 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 4
2 Cienciano 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 2 1978 Copa Perú

Final Group[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Alianza Lima 40 19 14 7 82 50 +32 52 1978 Copa Libertadores
2 Sporting Cristal 40 19 11 10 74 40 +34 49 1978 Copa Libertadores
3 Melgar 40 17 14 9 51 42 +9 48
4 Colegio Nacional Iquitos 40 16 15 9 49 45 +4 47
5 Coronel Bolognesi 40 15 11 14 45 47 −2 41
6 Universitario 40 13 12 15 55 51 +4 38



Title[edit]

Primera División Peruana
1977 Champion

Alianza Lima
17th title

External links[edit]