1979 Torneo Descentralizado

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The 1979 Torneo Descentralizado, the top category of Peruvian football (soccer), was played by 16 teams. The national champion was Sporting Cristal.

The season was divided into 2 stages. On the first stage, top 8 teams qualified to play for the championship with a points bonus of 3, 2 and 1 for the top 3; bottom eight qualified to play for relegation with a points penalty of -1, -2 and -3 for bottom three. Teams entered the second stage without carrying their whole season records. As three teams tied on points the last place of Relegation Group they had to enter a Relegation Playoff that was played in Lima.

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
Colegio Nacional Iquitos Iquitos Max Augustín 24,000 Grass
Coronel Bolognesi Tacna Jorge Basadre 19,850 Grass
Juan Aurich Chiclayo Elías Aguirre 24,500 Grass
Junín Huancayo Huancayo 20,000 Grass
Juventud La Palma Huacho Segundo Aranda Torres 12,000 Grass
León de Huánuco Huánuco Heraclio Tapia 15,000 Grass
Melgar Arequipa Mariano Melgar 20,000 Grass
Municipal Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass
Sport Boys Callao Miguel Grau 15,000 Grass
Sporting Cristal Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass
Torino Talara Campeonísimo 8,000 Grass
Unión Huaral Huaral Julio Lores Colan 10,000 Grass
Universitario Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass

Results[edit]

First stage[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Universitario 30 16 9 5 44 19 +25 41 Final Group, Bonus +3
2 Juan Aurich 30 13 12 5 30 24 +6 38 Final Group, Bonus +2
3 Sporting Cristal 30 10 15 5 46 26 +20 35 Final Group, Bonus +1
4 Alianza Lima 30 12 9 9 48 26 +22 33 Final Group
5 Alfonso Ugarte 30 14 5 11 42 43 −1 33
6 Unión Huaral 30 8 15 7 32 29 +3 31
7 Atlético Chalaco 30 9 13 8 28 27 +1 31
8 Junín 30 11 8 11 39 43 −4 30
9 León de Huánuco 30 12 6 12 32 42 −10 30 Relegation Group
10 Sport Boys 30 11 7 12 35 37 −2 29
11 Municipal 30 11 6 13 30 34 −4 28
12 Colegio Nacional Iquitos 30 10 8 12 33 45 −12 28
13 Coronel Bolognesi 30 11 5 14 36 40 −4 27
14 Torino 30 7 10 13 25 37 −12 24 Relegation Group, Penalty -1
15 Juventud La Palma 30 6 10 14 21 32 −11 22 Relegation Group, Penalty -2
16 Melgar 30 6 8 16 26 43 −17 20 Relegation Group, Penalty -3

Final group[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Sporting Cristal 14 9 4 1 26 8 +18 23 1980 Copa Libertadores
2 Atlético Chalaco 14 7 5 2 17 7 +10 19 1980 Copa Libertadores
3 Juan Aurich 14 6 4 4 16 11 +5 18
4 Alianza Lima 14 5 7 2 16 13 +3 17
5 Alfonso Ugarte 14 4 5 5 16 20 −4 13
6 Universitario 14 2 4 8 11 19 −8 11
7 Junín 14 3 5 6 13 28 −15 11
8 Unión Huaral 14 1 4 9 17 26 −9 6

Relegation group[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
9 Sport Boys 14 7 3 4 24 19 +5 17
10 Coronel Bolognesi 14 5 4 5 15 16 −1 14
11 Melgar 14 6 4 4 16 12 +4 13
12 Torino 14 6 2 6 17 14 +3 13
13 Municipal 14 4 5 5 15 19 −4 13
14 Colegio Nacional Iquitos 14 5 2 7 13 12 +1 12 Relegation play-off
15 Juventud La Palma 14 5 4 5 13 15 −2 12
16 León de Huánuco 14 6 0 8 15 21 −6 12

Relegation Play-off[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Colegio Nacional Iquitos 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 4
2 Juventud La Palma 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 2
3 León de Huánuco 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0 1980 Copa Perú

SPORTING CRISTAL
1979 National Champions - 6th title

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