2008–09 Uruguayan Primera División season

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Primera División
Season 2008–09
Champions Nacional (42nd title)
Relegated Bella Vista
Juventud
Villa Española
Copa Libertadores Nacional
Cerro
Racing
Copa Sudamericana River Plate
Liverpool
Matches played 225
Goals scored 626 (2.78 per match)
Top goalscorer Joaquín Boghossian
(16 goals)
Biggest home win Racing 4–0 Central Español (September 18, 2008)
Danubio 4–0 Juventud (September 21, 2008)
River Plate 5–1 Wanderers (March 21, 2009)
Biggest away win Tacuarembó 0–5 Cerro (February 28, 2009)
Highest scoring Bella Vista 5–2 Cerro Largo (November 9, 2008)

The 2008–09 Primera División season is the 77th professional season of Uruguay's top-flight football league.

Teams[edit]

Team Home city Stadium
Bella Vista Montevideo Estadio José Nasazzi
Central Español Montevideo Parque Palermo
Cerro Montevideo Estadio Luis Tróccoli
Cerro Largo Melo Estadio Arquitecto Antonio Eleuterio Ubilla
Danubio Montevideo Jardines Del Hipódromo
Defensor Sporting Montevideo Estadio Luis Franzini
Juventud Las Piedras Estadio Martínez Monegal
Liverpool Montevideo Estadio Belvedere
Nacional Montevideo Estadio Gran Parque Central
Peñarol Montevideo Estadio Centenario
Racing Club Montevideo Estadio Osvaldo Roberto
Rampla Juniors Montevideo Estadio Olímpico
River Plate Montevideo Estadio Saroldi
Tacuarembó Tacuarembó Estadio Goyenola
Villa Española Montevideo Estadio Obdulio Varela
Wanderers Montevideo Estadio Viera

Torneo Apertura[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Danubio 15 10 2 3 27 15 +12 32 Final Playoff
2 Nacional 15 10 2 3 23 13 +10 32
3 Defensor Sporting 15 9 3 3 23 12 +11 30
4 Racing 15 7 6 2 24 12 +12 27
5 Liverpool 15 7 6 2 24 14 +10 27
6 Peñarol 15 8 4 3 29 15 +14 0251
7 Cerro 15 6 5 4 20 12 +8 23
8 River Plate 15 5 5 5 17 17 0 20
9 Central Español 15 5 5 5 17 21 −4 20
10 Tacuarembó 15 5 2 8 15 20 −5 17
11 Bella Vista 15 5 2 8 13 22 −9 17
12 Montevideo Wanderers 15 4 2 9 17 18 −1 14
13 Rampla Juniors 15 3 5 7 16 24 −8 14
14 Villa Española 15 3 3 9 11 26 −15 12
15 Cerro Largo 15 1 6 8 13 25 −12 9
16 Juventud 15 2 2 11 9 26 −17 8

Updated to games played on February 7, 2009.
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1. Peñarol was deducted three points.
(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.

Final playoff[edit]

February 15, 2009
Danubio 1 – 2 Nacional
Rodríguez Goal 36' (report) Fernández Goal 60'
García Goal 77'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Jorge Larrionda

Top-ten goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Team Goals
1 Uruguay Emiliano Alfaro Liverpool 7
Uruguay Sergio Leal Danubio 7
3 Uruguay Sebastián Balsas Racing 6
Uruguay William Ferreira Defensor Sporting 6
Uruguay José María Franco Peñarol 6
6 Uruguay Sebastián Charquero Montevideo Wanderers 5
Uruguay Santiago García Nacional 5
Uruguay Henry Giménez River Plate 5
Uruguay Antonio Pacheco Peñarol 5
Uruguay Mauro Vila Defensor Sporting 5

Last Updated: February 9, 2009 [1]

Torneo Clausura[edit]

Villa Española was relegated due to financial issues after the Apertura.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Defensor Sporting 14 11 1 2 29 15 +14 34 Championship Playoffs
2 River Plate 14 9 3 2 32 17 +15 30
3 Cerro 14 9 2 3 30 13 +17 29
4 Liverpool 14 7 4 3 23 17 +6 25
5 Peñarol 14 7 2 5 22 15 +7 23
6 Nacional 14 6 5 3 27 21 +6 23
7 Racing 14 6 5 3 22 17 +5 23
8 Montevideo Wanderers 14 6 3 5 25 24 +1 21
9 Cerro Largo 14 5 4 5 20 20 0 19
10 Danubio 14 4 3 7 20 24 −4 15
11 Central Español 14 3 3 8 16 24 −8 12
12 Tacuarembó 14 2 6 6 16 25 −9 12
13 Bella Vista 14 2 4 8 16 28 −12 10
14 Juventud 14 2 2 10 15 34 −19 8
15 Rampla Juniors 14 0 5 9 15 34 −19 5

Updated to games played on June 18, 2009.
Source: RSSSF
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.

Top-ten goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Team Goals
1 Uruguay Jorge Zambrana River Plate 10
2 Uruguay Joaquín Boghossian Cerro 9
3 Uruguay Diego Ifrán Danubio 8
Uruguay Gustavo Biscayzacú Nacional 8
Uruguay Álvaro Navarro Defensor Sporting 8
6 Uruguay Diego Cháves Montevideo Wanderers 7
Uruguay Antonio Pacheco Peñarol 7
Uruguay Liber Quiñones Racing 7
Uruguay Leandro Rivero Cerro Largo 7
10 Uruguay Diego de Souza Defensor Sporting 6
Uruguay Paulo Pezzolano Liverpool 6
Uruguay Mauren Franco Tacuarembó 6
Uruguay Aldo Diaz Bella Vista 6

Last Updated: June 18, 2009 [1]

Results[edit]

Results tables includes scores from both the Apertura and Clausura tournaments.

Home \ Away[1] BVI CES CRR CRL DAN DFS JUV LIV NAC PEÑ RAC RAM RIV TAC VIL WAN
Bella Vista 0–2 1–0 5–2 0–2 0–3 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–3 2–3 1–1
Central Español 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–1 3–0 1–5 1–2 0–0 1–3 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–4
Cerro 3–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–0 3–2 1–0 2–0 3–0
Cerro Largo 4–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 3–2 3–1 1–1 2–3 0–2 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 0–1
Danubio 1–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–0 4–0 2–3 1–0 2–1 1–3 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–1
Defensor Sporting 3–0 2–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 3–2 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–2 2–3 3–2
Juventud 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–5 1–2 3–1 0–1 0–3 0–2 2–0 0–3 1–1 1–3 0–2
Liverpool 3–3 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–2 2–1 2–0 2–1
Nacional 2–0 0–3 3–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–2 3–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 2–2
Peñarol 3–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 3–1 0–1 4–1 3–2 0–1 3–3 4–1 0–2 3–0 2–0 1–0
Racing 1–0 4–0 0–4 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–4 0–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–2
Rampla Juniors 1–1 0–0 0–3 2–2 1–0 1–4 1–4 1–1 1–3 3–2 0–2 2–1 3–1 1–1
River Plate 3–1 1–2 2–1 3–1 2–2 1–3 2–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 5–1
Tacuarembó 3–0 1–1 0–5 1–1 3–2 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–2 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–3
Villa Española 0–1 0–3 2–3 1–3 0–0 1–4 2–0 1–0
Montevideo Wanderers 1–2 3–0 1–2 1–0 4–2 2–4 3–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 2–2 3–2 0–0 0–1

Updated to games played on June 18, 2009.
Source: RSSSF
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Aggregate table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Defensor Sporting 29 20 4 5 52 27 +25 64 Championship Playoffs and the Liguilla Pre-Libertadores
2 Nacional 29 16 7 6 49 34 +15 55 Liguilla Pre-Libertadores
3 Cerro 29 15 7 7 50 25 +25 52
4 Liverpool 29 14 10 5 44 32 +12 52
5 River Plate 29 14 8 7 49 34 +15 50
6 Racing 29 13 11 5 46 31 +15 50
7 Peñarol 29 15 6 8 51 29 +22 0481
8 Danubio 29 14 5 10 47 39 +8 47
9 Montevideo Wanderers 29 10 5 14 42 42 0 35
10 Central Español 29 8 8 13 33 45 −12 32
11 Tacuarembó 29 7 8 14 31 45 −14 29
12 Cerro Largo 29 6 10 13 33 45 −12 28
13 Bella Vista 29 7 6 16 31 48 −17 27
14 Rampla Juniors 29 3 10 16 33 60 −27 19
15 Juventud 29 4 4 21 24 60 −36 16
16 Villa Española 15 3 3 9 11 26 −15 0122

Updated to games played on June 18, 2009.
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1. Peñarol was deducted three points in the Apertura.
2. Villa Española was relegated to Segunda División Amateur for financial reason after the Apertura tournament.
(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 table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Defensor Sporting 59 41 7 11 119 64 +55 130
2 River Plate 59 33 12 14 134 78 +56 111
3 Nacional 59 32 14 13 102 67 +35 110
4 Peñarol 59 31 12 16 112 68 +44 01023
5 Racing 29 13 11 5 46 31 +15 01001
6 Liverpool 59 26 17 16 99 77 +22 95
7 Danubio 59 27 12 20 105 86 +19 93
8 Cerro 59 24 17 18 80 64 +16 89
9 Montevideo Wanderers 59 23 10 26 86 93 −7 79
10 Rampla Juniors 59 16 18 25 65 102 −37 66
11 Central Español 59 17 13 29 71 97 −26 64
12 Tacuarembó 59 16 15 28 64 95 −31 63
13 Cerro Largo 29 6 10 13 33 45 −12 0561
14 Juventud 59 14 14 31 54 89 −35 56 Relegation to the Segunda División Profesional
15 Bella Vista 59 13 11 35 60 102 −42 50
16 Villa Española 15 3 3 9 11 26 −15 0122 Relegation to the Segunda División Amateur

Updated to games played on June 14, 2009.
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1. Racing and Cerro Largo's points were double since this is their first season in the Primera División.
2. Villa Española was relegated after the Apertura due to financial reasons.
3. Peñarol was deducted 3 points in the Apertura.
(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.

Championship playoffs[edit]

  Semifinal Final
                   
 
 Nacional 1 1 3
 Defensor Sporting 1 1 0
 Nacional 2 2
 Defensor Sporting 1 1

Semifinals[edit]

First leg[edit]

June 21, 2009
Defensor Sporting 1 – 1 Nacional
de Souza Goal 25' Report Lodeiro Goal 22'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Martín Vázquez

Second leg[edit]

July 5, 2009
Nacional 1 – 1 Defensor Sporting
Romero Goal 23' Report Vera Goal 44'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Darío Ubriaco

Third leg[edit]

July 8, 2009
Defensor Sporting 0 – 3 Nacional
Report García Goal 32' (pen.)
Coates Goal 74'
Fernández Goal 77'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Roberto Silvera

Nacional won 5–2 on points.

Finals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

July 12, 2009
Defensor Sporting 1 – 2 Nacional
Pintos Goal 66' Report Coates Goal 78'
Biscayzacú Goal 86'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Martín Vázquez

Second leg[edit]

July 15, 2009
Nacional 2 – 1 Defensor Sporting
Victorino Goal 27'
Lodeiro Goal 86'
Report Navarro Goal 59'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Jorge Larrionda

Nacional won 6–0 on points.

Primera División
2008–09 Champion
Nacional
42nd title

Nacional qualified for 2010 Copa Libertadores Second Stage.

Liguilla Pre-Libertadores[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Cerro 5 4 0 1 12 6 +6 12 2010 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Racing 5 3 1 1 11 7 +4 10 2010 Copa Libertadores First Stage
3 River Plate 5 2 0 3 7 11 −4 6 2009 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
4 Liverpool 5 1 2 2 6 7 −1 5 Playoff
5 Defensor Sporting 5 1 2 2 5 6 −1 5
6 Nacional 5 1 1 3 8 12 −4 4

Updated to games played on August 2, 2009.
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd playoff (if needed)
(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.

Home \ Away[1] CRR DFS LIV NAC RAC RIV
Cerro 2–0 3–1 3–2
Defensor Sporting 0–0 2–4
Liverpool 0–3 2–3 1–1 3–0
Nacional 0–0 2–3
Racing 3–1
River Plate 0–3 4–2 1–0

Updated to games played on August 2, 2009.
Source: RSSSF
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Playoff[edit]

Since Liverpool and Defensor Sporting tied on points and goal difference in the Liguilla, a playoff was needed to determine who earned the Uruguay 2 spot in the 2009 Copa Sudamericana First Stage.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Team Goals
1 Uruguay Joaquín Boghossian Cerro 7
2 Uruguay Álvaro Navarro Defensor Sporting 4
Uruguay Sebastián Balsas Racing 4
4 Uruguay Sergio Blanco Nacional 3
Uruguay Henry Giménez River Plate 3
Argentina Pablo Hernández Racing 3
7 Uruguay Bruno Montelongo River Plate 2
Uruguay Claudio Dadomo Cerro 2
Argentina Pablo Torres Racing 2
Uruguay Santiago García Nacional 2
Uruguay Emiliano Alfaro Liverpool 2

Last Updated: August 2, 2009

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1] espndeportes.com

External links[edit]