2008–09 in Venezuelan football

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Football in Venezuela
Season 2008–09
2007–08 Venezuela 2009–10

The following article presents a summary of the 2008-09 football season in Venezuela.

Primera División[edit]

Segunda División A[edit]

Torneo Apertura ("Opening" Tournament)[edit]

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Unión Atlético Trujillo 15 11 3 1 29 14 +15 36
2 Real Esppor Club 15 9 5 1 30 13 +17 32
3 Centro Italo Venezolano 15 9 4 2 31 15 +16 31
4 Trujillanos FC 15 9 2 4 33 17 +16 29
5 Policía de Lara 15 8 0 7 23 21 +2 24
6 Caracas FC B 15 5 6 4 18 13 +5 21
7 Hermandad Gallega 15 6 3 6 22 23 -1 21
8 UCV FC 15 5 5 5 20 19 -1 20
9 Deportivo Barinas 15 4 6 5 23 18 +5 18
10 Yaracuyanos FC 15 4 6 5 20 19 +1 18
11 Unión Lara 15 5 3 7 22 25 -3 18
12 Atlético Varyná 15 4 4 7 14 19 -5 16
13 Baralt FC 15 4 3 8 11 22 -11 15
14 Atlético Piar FC 15 4 2 9 11 25 -14 14
15 UNEFA FC 15 3 4 8 9 20 -11 13
16 UCLA FC 15 1 2 12 7 39 -32 5

Last updated: 14 December 2008
Source: FVF
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored. P = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points.

Torneo Clausura ("Closing" Tournament)[edit]

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Centro Italo Venezolano 14 10 3 1 31 12 +19 33
2 Real Esppor Club 14 10 1 3 27 15 +12 31
3 Trujillanos FC 14 10 1 3 22 13 +9 31
4 Unión Atlético Trujillo 14 7 3 4 26 20 +6 24
5 Deportivo Barinas 14 7 2 5 26 21 +5 23
6 UCV FC 14 5 5 4 15 17 -2 20
7 Policía de Lara 14 5 4 5 22 20 +2 19
8 Caracas FC B 14 5 4 5 22 24 -2 19
9 Atlético Varyná 14 5 3 6 21 20 +1 18
10 Yaracuyanos FC 14 4 6 4 18 18 0 18
11 Unión Lara 14 5 2 7 17 24 -7 17
12 Hermandad Gallega 14 2 5 7 16 23 -7 11
13 Atlético Piar FC 14 3 2 9 17 27 -10 11
14 UNEFA FC 14 2 4 8 18 27 -9 13
15 UCLA FC 14 1 3 10 11 28 -17 6

Last updated: 26 May 2009
Source: FVF
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored. P = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points.

Aggregate Table[edit]

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Centro Italo Venezolano 29 19 7 3 52 28 +34 64 Primera División 2009-10
2 Real Esppor Club1 29 19 6 4 57 28 +29 63 Primera División 2009-10
3 Trujillanos FC3 29 19 3 7 55 30 +25 60 Primera División 2009-10
4 Unión Atlético Trujillo1 29 18 6 5 55 34 +21 60
5 Policía de Lara 29 13 4 12 45 41 +4 43
6 Deportivo Barinas 29 11 8 10 49 39 +10 41
7 Caracas FC B 29 10 10 9 40 37 +3 40
8 UCV FC 29 10 10 9 36 36 0 40
9 Yaracuyanos FC2 29 8 12 9 38 38 0 36 Primera División 2009-10
10 Unión Lara 29 10 5 14 39 49 -10 35
11 Atlético Varyná 29 9 7 13 35 39 -4 34
12 Hermandad Gallega 29 8 8 13 38 46 -8 32
13 Atlético Piar FC 29 7 4 18 28 52 -24 25
14 UNEFA FC 29 5 8 16 27 47 -20 23
15 Baralt FC 15 4 3 8 11 22 -11 15 Segunda División B 2009-10
16 UCLA FC 29 2 5 22 18 67 -49 11 Segunda División B 2009-10

Last updated: 26 May 2009
Source: FVF
1Although the Union Atlético Trujillo qualified to the First Division, were not inscribed due to the merger with Real Esspor.[1]
2Yaracuyanos FC bought UA Maracaibo spot.[2]
3Trujillanos FC promoted.[3]
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored. P = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points.

Segunda División B[edit]

Torneo Apertura ("Opening" Tournament)[edit]

Grupo Centro Oriental[edit]

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Minasoro FC 14 10 2 2 28 11 +17 32
2 Fundación Cesarger 14 9 1 4 24 14 +10 28
3 Tucanes de Amazonas 14 6 2 6 18 17 +1 20
4 Atlético Orinoco 14 5 5 4 21 20 +1 20
5 Academia San José 14 4 5 5 15 16 -1 17
6 Carabobo FC B 14 3 6 5 15 19 -4 15
7 Marineros Margarita 14 3 3 8 13 20 -7 12
8 UCV Aragua 14 2 3 9 11 28 -17 9

Grupo Centro Occidental[edit]

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 U.A. San Antonio 14 8 5 1 35 15 +20 29
2 Deportivo Táchira B 14 7 6 1 32 19 +13 27
3 Atlético Cojedes 14 7 4 3 28 21 +7 25
4 Atlético Córdova 14 5 8 1 24 16 +8 23
5 U.A. Lagunillas 14 5 3 6 23 22 +1 18
6 Academia Emeritense 14 5 1 8 31 26 +5 16
7 Santa Barbara FC 14 3 4 7 21 30 -9 13
8 Atlético Falcón 14 0 1 13 6 51 -45 1

Last updated: 14 December 2008
Source: FVF
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored. P = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points.

Promotion playoff[edit]

Minasoro FC and U.A. San Antonio finished the tournament as champions of the Apertura: Grupo Centro Oriental and Grupo Centro Occidental respectively, because of this they have to play a promotion playoff.

December 13, 2008
U.A. San Antonio 3 – 1 Minasoro FC
Rotman Burguillos Goal 9' Goal 75'
Robinson Salgado Goal 61'
Edwin Ruiz Goal 57'

Torneo Clausura ("Closing" Tournament)[edit]

Grupo Centro Oriental[edit]

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Fundación Cesarger 14 11 2 1 35 12 +23 35
2 Atlético Orinoco 14 9 3 2 29 12 +17 30
3 Marineros Margarita 14 7 4 3 20 12 +8 25
4 Carabobo FC B 14 6 1 7 16 24 -8 19
5 Tucanes de Amazonas 14 5 3 6 11 19 -8 18
6 Minasoro FC 14 4 4 6 21 16 +5 16
7 Academia San José 14 3 2 9 15 25 -10 11
8 UCV Aragua 14 1 1 12 8 35 -27 4

Grupo Centro Occidental[edit]

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 U.A. San Antonio 12 9 3 0 22 9 +13 30
2 Deportivo Táchira B 12 8 3 1 38 21 +17 27
3 Atlético Córdova 12 6 2 4 21 16 +5 20
4 Academia Emeritense 12 5 0 7 20 23 -3 15
5 U.A. Lagunillas 12 3 3 6 19 22 -3 12
6 Atlético Cojedes 12 2 3 7 15 22 -7 9
7 Santa Bárbara FC 12 2 0 10 13 35 -22 6

Last updated: 10 May 2009
Source: FVF
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored. P = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points.

Promotion playoff[edit]

Fundación Cesarger and U.A. San Antonio finished the tournament as champions of the Clausura: Grupo Centro Oriental and Grupo Centro Occidental respectively, because of this they have to play a promotion playoff.

May 24, 2009
U.A. San Antonio 1 – 2 Fundación Cesarger
Robinson Salgado Goal 50' Daniel Alvarez Goal 57'
Jorge Bermúdez Goal 63'

Aggregate Table[edit]

Grupo Centro Oriental[edit]

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Fundación Cesarger 28 20 3 5 59 26 +33 63 Segunda División 2009-10
2 Atlético Orinoco 28 14 8 6 50 32 +18 50
3 Minasoro FC 28 14 6 8 49 27 +22 48
4 Tucanes de Amazonas 28 11 5 12 29 36 -7 38
5 Marineros Margarita 28 10 7 11 33 32 +1 37
6 Carabobo FC B 28 9 7 12 31 43 -12 34
7 Academia San José 28 7 7 14 30 41 -11 28 Tercera División 2009-10
8 UCV Aragua 28 3 4 21 19 63 -44 13 Tercera División 2009-10

Grupo Centro Occidental[edit]

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 U.A. San Antonio 26 17 8 1 57 24 +33 59 Segunda División 2009-10
2 Deportivo Táchira B 26 15 9 2 70 40 +30 54
3 Atlético Córdova 26 11 10 5 45 32 +13 43
4 Atlético Cojedes 26 9 7 10 43 43 0 34
5 Academia Emeritense 26 10 1 15 51 49 +2 31
6 U.A. Lagunillas 26 8 6 12 42 44 -2 30
7 Santa Bárbara FC 26 5 4 17 34 65 -31 19 Tercera División 2009-10
8 Atlético Falcón 14 0 1 13 6 51 -45 1 Tercera División 2009-10

Last updated: 10 May 2009
Source: FVF
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored. P = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points.

Venezuela national team[edit]

This section will cover Venezuela's games from August 19, 2008 until June 27, 2009.

Date Venue Opponents Score Comp Venezuela scorers Match Report(s)
August 19, 2008 Olímpico Luis Ramos
Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela
 Syria 4 - 1 F L. Vielma Goal 13'
G. Maldonado Goal 50'
J. Rojas Goal 53' (pen)
A. Moreno Goal 59'
FVF
September 6, 2008 Estadio Monumental "U"
Lima, Peru
 Peru 1 - 0 WCQ2010 CONMEBOL
September 9, 2008 Defensores del Chaco
Asunción, Paraguay
 Paraguay 2 - 0 WCQ2010 CONMEBOL
October 11, 2008 Pueblo Nuevo
San Cristóbal, Venezuela
 Brazil 0 - 4 WCQ2010 CONMEBOL
October 15, 2008 Olímpico Luis Ramos
Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela
 Ecuador 3 - 1 WCQ2010 G. Maldonado Goal 47'
A. Moreno Goal 56'
J. Arango Goal 67'
CONMEBOL
November 19, 2008 Estadio La Carolina
Barinas, Venezuela
 Angola 0 - 0 F FVF
February 11, 2009 Estadio Monumental de Maturín
Maturín, Venezuela
 Guatemala 2 - 1 F G. Maldonado Goal 64'
J.S. Rondón Goal 89'
FVF
March 28, 2009 Estadio Monumental
Buenos Aires, Argentina
 Argentina 4 - 0 WCQ2010 CONMEBOL
March 31, 2009 Polideportivo Cachamay
Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela
 Colombia 2 - 0 WCQ2010 Miku Goal 78'
J. Arango Goal 82'
CONMEBOL
May 13, 2009 Estadio José Pachencho Romero
Maracaibo, Venezuela
 Costa Rica 1 - 1 F J.M. Velásquez Goal 25' FVF
June 6, 2009 Estadio Hernando Siles
La Paz, Bolivia
 Bolivia 0 - 1 WCQ2010 Rivero Goal 33' (o.g.) CONMEBOL
June 10, 2009 Polideportivo Cachamay
Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela
 Uruguay 2 – 2 WCQ2010 G. Maldonado Goal 9'
J.M. Rey Goal 75'
FIFA
June 24, 2009 Georgia Dome
Atlanta, United States
 Mexico 4 – 0 F FVF
June 27, 2009 Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá
San José, Costa Rica
 Costa Rica 1 – 0 F FVF

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