1998 Chilean Primera División season

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Primera División
Season 1998
Champions Colo-Colo (22nd title)
Relegated Provincial Osorno
Santiago Wanderers
Deportes Temuco
Copa Libertadores First Round:
Universidad Católica
Second Round:
Colo-Colo
Copa CONMEBOL First Round:
Audax Italiano
Copa Mercosur First Round:
Colo-Colo
Universidad Católica
Universidad de Chile
Top goalscorer Pedro González (23)
1997
1999

In the 1998 season of the Primera División de Chile the championship winner qualified for the Copa Libertadores, while the two teams with least points overall relegated. The competition lasted from 4 April 1998 to 13 December 1998.

Final table[edit]

Pos Team Pts P W D L GF GA GD
1 Colo-Colo 64 30 19 7 4 54 19 +35
2 Universidad de Chile 63 30 18 9 3 62 37 +25
3 Universidad Católica 53 30 14 11 5 57 34 +23
4 Cobreloa 51 30 16 3 11 50 36 +14
5 Deportes Concepción 45 30 12 9 9 39 36 +3
6 Huachipato 40 30 11 7 12 39 38 +1
7 Deportes Puerto Montt 39 30 10 9 11 43 46 –3
8 Deportes Iquique 39 30 12 3 15 35 52 –17
9 Deportes La Serena 37 30 10 7 13 39 47 –8
10 Palestino 36 30 9 9 12 50 50 0
11 Rangers 34 30 9 7 14 45 49 –4
12 Audax Italiano 34 30 9 7 14 37 43 –6
13 Coquimbo Unido 33 30 8 9 13 36 41 –5
14 Provincial Osorno 31 30 8 7 15 41 52 –11
15 Santiago Wanderers 30 30 6 12 12 40 56 –16
16 Deportes Temuco 13 30 6 10 14 28 59 –31
Champions and qualified for the 1999 Copa Libertadores
Qualified for the Liguilla Copa Libertadores
Teams forced to play promotion/relegation play-offs
Teams relegated to Segunda División Chilena

Topscorers[edit]

Pos  Name Team Goals
1 Chile Pedro González Universidad de Chile 23
2 Chile Marco Antonio Figueroa Universidad Católica 16
3 Chile Héctor Tapia Colo-Colo 15
4 Chile Marcelo Corrales Palestino 14
5 Chile Héctor Vega Deportes Iquique 13

Title[edit]

Primera División Chilena
1998 Champion
Colo-Colo
22nd title

Liguilla Copa Libertadores[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

First Leg
1998-12-16
Cobreloa 2 – 2 Universidad Católica


First Leg
1998-12-16
Deportes Concepción 1 – 3 Universidad de Chile


Second Leg
1998-12-18
Universidad Católica 0 – 0 Cobreloa


Second Leg
1998-12-18
Universidad de Chile 1 – 0 Deportes Concepción

Final[edit]

First Leg
1998-12-20
Universidad Católica 0 – 0 Universidad de Chile

Second Leg
1998-12-23
Universidad de Chile 0 – 0
2 – 4 (penalties)
Universidad Católica[1]

Promotion/Relegation play-offs[edit]

First Leg
1998-12-19
Santiago Morning 2 – 0 Provincial Osorno

First Leg
1998-12-19
Unión Española 1 – 6 Coquimbo Unido

Second Leg
1998-12-22
Provincial Osorno[2] 1 – 1 Santiago Morning

Second Leg
1998-12-22
Coquimbo Unido[3] 1 – 3 Unión Española

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Universidad Católica qualified for 1999 Copa Libertadores.
  2. ^ Provincial Osorno relegated, Santiago Morning promoted.
  3. ^ Coquimbo Unido stayed in the highest league, while Unión Española remained in the second division.

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