2007 Chilean Primera División season

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Primera División
Season 2007
Champions Apertura: Colo-Colo (26th title)
Clausura: Colo-Colo (27th title)
Relegated Puerto Montt
Lota Schwager
Santiago Wanderers
Coquimbo Unido
2008 Copa Libertadores Colo-Colo
Universidad Católica
Audax Italiano
2007 Copa Sudamericana Audax Italiano
Colo-Colo
Top goalscorer Apertura: Humberto Suazo (18 goals)
Clausura: Carlos Villanueva (20 goals)
2006
2008

The 2007 Primera División del Fútbol Profesional Chileno season is the 76th season of top-flight football in Chile. The season is composed of two championship: the Torneo Apertura & Torneo Clasura.

Format[edit]

Each tournament had a different format. The Apertura had a double round-robin format. The team with the most points at the end will be the champion. The Clausura consisted of two stages. The first stage was a double round-robin format. The two best teams from each group advanced to the playoffs. The playoffs were in a single-elimination format, the winner of which was the champion.

Torneo Apertura[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Colo-Colo 20 14 5 1 47 16 +31 47 2008 Copa Libertadores Second Stage & Copa Sudamericana Playoffs 1
2 Universidad Católica 20 14 4 2 36 14 +22 46
3 Audax Italiano 20 13 5 2 39 20 +19 44 Copa Sudamericana Playoffs
4 Huachipato 20 12 4 4 35 21 +14 40
5 Cobreloa 20 10 5 5 44 23 +21 35
6 Cobresal 20 9 5 6 31 21 +10 32
7 Ñublense 20 8 8 4 31 31 0 32
8 Unión Española 20 8 4 8 29 25 +4 28
9 Melipilla 20 8 4 8 35 34 +1 28
10 O'Higgins 20 8 3 9 30 38 −8 27
11 La Serena 20 7 5 8 31 30 +1 26
12 Everton 20 6 8 6 24 27 −3 26
13 Universidad de Chile 20 6 7 7 20 21 −1 25
14 Concepción 20 6 5 9 20 34 −14 23
15 Palestino 20 5 8 7 27 30 −3 23
16 Antofagasta 20 5 7 8 24 34 −10 22
17 Universidad de Concepción 20 4 5 11 25 33 −8 17
18 Puerto Montt 20 4 2 14 19 40 −21 14
19 Coquimbo Unido 20 4 2 14 18 40 −22 14
20 Santiago Wanderers 20 4 4 12 24 33 −9 0132
21 Lota Schwager 20 2 6 12 28 52 −24 12

Updated to games played on June 17, 2007.
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1. Universidad Católica qualified to the 2008 Copa Libertadores since Colo-Colo also won the Clausura tournament.
2. Santiago Wanderers were deducted three points for not paying their players on time in November 2006.
(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.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Team Goals
1 Chile Humberto Suazo Colo-Colo 18
2 Argentina José Luis Díaz Cobreloa 16
3 Argentina Lucas Barrios Cobreloa 14
4 Argentina Gustavo Canales La Serena 11
Chile César Díaz Cobresal 11
Chile Luis Núñez Universidad Católica 11

Copa Sudamericana playoffs[edit]

Winners qualified to the 2007 Copa Sudamericana.

Torneo Clausura[edit]

First stage[edit]

Group 1

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Colo-Colo 20 11 6 3 40 21 +19 39 Playoffs
2 Cobresal 20 8 8 4 31 23 +8 32
3 Palestino 20 6 6 8 27 23 +4 24
4 La Serena 20 6 4 10 25 33 −8 22
5 Santiago Wanderers 20 4 5 11 15 43 −28 17

Group 2

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Universidad de Concepción 20 9 8 3 30 19 +11 35 Playoffs
2 Universidad Católica 20 10 4 6 33 21 +12 34
3 Melipilla 20 7 6 7 32 34 −2 27
4 Concepción 20 7 4 9 30 41 −11 25
5 Unión Española 20 4 5 11 26 36 −10 17

Group 3

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Audax Italiano 20 14 5 1 47 20 +27 47 Playoffs and 2008 Copa Libertadores First Stage 1
2 Universidad de Chile 20 13 6 1 42 21 +21 45 Playoffs
3 Cobreloa 20 8 7 5 35 29 +6 31 Play-off Match
4 Puerto Montt 20 5 6 9 18 22 −4 21
5 Everton 20 3 4 13 20 36 −16 13

Group 4

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 O'Higgins 20 9 7 4 28 23 +5 34 Playoffs
2 Ñublense 20 7 5 8 32 38 −6 26 Play-off Match
3 Antofagasta 20 6 7 7 22 21 +1 25
4 Huachipato 20 7 4 9 30 36 −6 25
5 Lota Schwager 20 4 7 9 22 28 −6 19
6 Coquimbo Unido 20 4 1 15 18 37 −19 13

Updated to games played on November 25, 2007.
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1. Audax Italiano qualified to the 2008 Copa Libertadores as the team with the most points in the Clausura classification phase.
(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.

Playoff match[edit]

A playoff round was contested because there was a third-placed team who had more points than a second placed team. In a playoff round the third-placed team would have the home field advantage.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Cobreloa 3–1 Ñublense

Playoff stage[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                         
5  Universidad Católica 5 0 5  
4  Universidad de Concepción (a) 3 2 5  
  4  Universidad de Concepción 2 3 5  
  1  Audax Italiano 3 1 4  
8  Cobreloa 2 0 2
1  Audax Italiano 2 1 3  
  4  Universidad de Concepción 0 0 0
  3  Colo-Colo 1 3 4
6  O'Higgins 0 1 1  
3  Colo-Colo 5 1 6  
  3  Colo-Colo 2 1 3
  2  Universidad de Chile 0 0 0  
7  Cobresal 2 1 3
2  Universidad de Chile 4 2 6  

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Team Goals
1 Chile Carlos Villanueva Audax Italiano 20
2 Chile Pedro Morales Universidad de Chile 13
Chile Manuel Villalobos Ñublense 13
4 Chile Cristián Canío Cobreloa 12
Chile Gabriel Vargas Cobresal 12
5 Argentina Esteban Fuertes Universidad Católica 11

Relegation[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Audax Italiano 40 27 10 3 86 40 +46 91
2 Colo-Colo 40 25 11 4 87 37 +50 86
3 Universidad Católica 40 24 8 8 69 35 +34 80
4 Universidad de Chile 40 19 13 8 62 42 +20 70
5 Cobreloa 40 18 12 10 79 52 +27 66
6 Huachipato 40 19 8 13 65 57 +8 65
7 Cobresal 40 17 13 10 62 44 +18 64
8 O'Higgins 40 17 10 13 58 61 −3 61
9 Ñublense 40 15 13 12 63 69 −6 58
10 Melipilla 40 15 10 15 67 68 −1 55
11 Universidad de Concepción 40 13 13 14 55 52 +3 52
12 Palestino 40 12 13 15 54 53 +1 49
13 La Serena 40 13 9 18 56 63 −7 48
14 Concepción 40 13 9 18 52 75 −23 48
15 Antofagasta 40 11 14 15 46 55 −9 47
16 Unión Española 40 12 9 19 55 61 −6 45
17 Everton 40 9 12 19 44 63 −19 39
18 Puerto Montt 40 9 8 23 37 62 −25 35 Relegation Playoffs
19 Lota Schwager 40 6 13 21 50 80 −30 31 Relegated to the Primera División B
20 Santiago Wanderers 40 8 9 23 39 76 −37 0301
21 Coquimbo Unido 40 8 3 29 36 77 −41 27

Updated to games played on November 25, 2007.
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1. Santiago Wanderers were deducted three points for not paying their players on time in November 2006.
(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.

Relegation playoffs[edit]

Standings

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Santiago Morning 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1 7 Promoted to the Primera División
2 Puerto Montt 4 2 0 2 9 9 0 6 Relegated to the Primera División B
3 Copiapó 4 1 1 2 6 7 −1 4 Remains in the Primera División B

References[edit]

General

  • Andrés, Juan Pablo (January 17, 2008). "Chile 2007". RSSSF. Retrieved September 11, 2010. 

External links[edit]