1996 Torneo Descentralizado

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Torneo Descentralizado
Season 1996
Champions Sporting Cristal
13th Primera División title
Relegated Aurich-Cañaña
Ciclista Lima
Guardia Republicana
San Agustín
Copa Libertadores Sporting Cristal
Alianza Lima
Copa CONMEBOL Universitario
Top goalscorer Waldir Sáenz (19)
1995
1997

The 1996 Torneo Descentralizado was the 81st season of the top category of Peruvian football. A total of 16 teams competed in the tournament. Sporting Cristal won its 13th first division title, completing a string of 3 consecutive titles starting in 1994. The feat is known as a tricampeonato and was only accomplished before by Alianza Lima.

Changes from 1995[edit]

  • The tournament would be played like in 1994, where the champion was crowned after the first stage of the tournament and the second berth to the Copa Libertadores was determined by an end-of-season Liguilla featuring 4 teams.
  • Four teams were relegated instead of the customary two. Two teams from the Copa Perú and the Segunda División in their place.

Teams[edit]

Team City Stadium Capacity
Alianza Atlético Sullana Campeones del 36 8,000
Alianza Lima Lima Alejandro Villanueva 35,000
Atlético Torino Talara Campeonísimo 8,000
Aurich–Cañaña Chiclayo Elías Aguirre 24,500
Ciclista Lima Lima Nacional 45,750
Cienciano Cusco Garcilaso 42,056
Deportivo Municipal Lima Nacional 45,750
Guardia Republicana Lima Nacional 45,750
La Loretana Pucallpa Aliardo Soria 15,000
Melgar Arequipa Mariano Melgar 20,000
Pesquero Chimbote Manuel Gómez Arellano 25,000
San Agustín Lima Nacional 45,750
Sport Boys Callao Miguel Grau 18,000
Sporting Cristal Lima San Martín de Porres 15,000
Unión Minas Cerro de Pasco Daniel Alcides Carrión 8,000
Universitario Lima Nacional 45,750

First stage[edit]

The first stage of the season was played as a double round-robin tournament. Sporting Cristal as champions qualified for the 1997 Copa Libertadores. Alianza Lima directly advanced to the end-of-season Liguilla and received a bonus point for placing second. The teams that placed 3 to 8 advanced to a preliminary round.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Sporting Cristal (C) 30 22 3 5 71 26 +45 69 1997 Copa Libertadores
2 Alianza Lima 30 17 9 4 68 23 +45 60 Liguilla with 1 bonus point
3 Universitario 30 16 10 4 39 20 +19 58 Pre-Liguilla
4 Sport Boys 30 13 14 3 49 26 +23 53
5 Atlético Torino 30 14 7 9 33 33 0 49
6 Cienciano 30 11 8 11 32 36 −4 41
7 Pesquero 30 9 10 11 27 33 −6 37
8 Unión Minas 30 9 10 11 35 42 −7 37
9 Deportivo Municipal 30 10 7 13 44 57 −13 37
10 La Loretana 30 11 4 15 39 59 −20 37
11 Melgar 30 9 9 12 36 35 +1 36
12 Alianza Atlético 30 10 6 14 40 51 −11 36
13 Aurich-Cañaña 30 9 6 15 30 37 −7 33 1997 Copa Perú
14 Ciclista Lima 30 6 11 13 36 51 −15 29 1997 Segunda División
15 Guardia Republicana 30 7 8 15 30 45 −15 29
16 San Agustín 30 4 4 22 27 62 −35 16

Updated to games played on 1996.
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Pre-Liguilla[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Unión Minas Peru 0–3 Peru Universitario 0–0 0–3
Pesquero Peru 3–1 Peru Sport Boys 2–0 1–1
Cienciano Peru 5–2 Peru Atletico Torino 5–1 0–1

Universitario, Pesquero, and Cienciano qualified for the Liguilla.[1]

Liguilla[edit]

All matches were played in Lima.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Alianza Lima 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 8 1997 Copa Libertadores
2 Universitario 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 7 1997 Copa CONMEBOL
3 Pesquero 3 0 1 2 5 9 −4 1
4 Cienciano 3 0 1 2 3 11 −8 1

Updated to games played on 1996.
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1. Alianza Lima obtained 1 point for finishing second in the Torneo Descentralizado.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Team #1 Score Team #2 Team #1 Score Team #2 Team #1 Score Team #2
Alianza Lima 4–1 Cienciano Cienciano 2–2 Pesquero Alianza Lima 4–1 Pesquero
Pesquero 2–3 Universitario Universitario 0–0 Alianza Lima Universitario 5–0 Cienciano

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peru 1996". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2008-04-20. 

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