Colombian football league system
The Colombian football league system is a series of interconnected football leagues for clubs in Colombia, and is governed by the Colombian Football Federation at the national level. From 1991 to 2010 there was a Categoría Primera C for amateur and reserve teams.
The Colombian league system consists of two categories. At the top of the pyramid is Categoría Primera A or Primera A, which consists of the top 18 teams of the country. Below them is Categoría Primera B or Primera B. Teams in Primera A play independent of the 18 teams that make up Primera B.
Promotion & relegation
Relegation from Primera A is based on an averaging system. At the end of each season, the team with the worst three-year average is relegated to Primera B. The winner of the Promotion Playoff, between the Primera B Torneo Apertura and Torneo Finalización winner, is promoted to Primera A.
|1st||Categoría Primera A
|2nd||Categoría Primera B