1973 Torneo Descentralizado

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Torneo Descentralizado
Season 1973
Champions Defensor Lima
1st title
Relegated Sportivo Huracán
Torino
José Gálvez
SIMA
Copa Libertadores Defensor Lima
Sporting Cristal
Top goalscorer Francisco Gonzalez (25 goals)[1]
1972
1974

The 1973 Torneo Descentralizado was the 57th season of the Peruvian Primera División and the ninth season of the Torneo Descentralizado. It was won for the first time by Defensor Lima. Sportivo Huracán, Torino, José Gálvez, and SIMA were relegated.

Competition modus[edit]

The competition was played by 18 teams which played against each other at home and away for a total of 34 rounds. At the end of the 34th round, four teams were relegated and the top six teams in the league table played an additional 5 rounds against each other at a neutral venue which was the Estadio Nacional. Once these 5 rounds concluded, the champions and runners-up qualified to the 1974 Copa Libertadores.

Teams[edit]

Team City Stadium Capacity Field
Alianza Lima Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass
Atlético Chalaco Callao Miguel Grau 15,000 Grass
Cienciano Cusco Garcilaso 40,000 Grass
Colegio Nacional Iquitos Iquitos Max Augustín 24,000 Grass
Defensor Lima Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass
Grau Piura Miguel Grau (Piura) 25,000 Grass
José Gálvez Chimbote Manuel Rivera Sánchez 25,000 Artificial
Juan Aurich Chiclayo Elías Aguirre 24,500 Grass
León de Huánuco Huánuco Heraclio Tapia 15,000 Grass
Melgar Arequipa Mariano Melgar 20,000 Grass
Municipal Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass
SIMA Callao Miguel Grau 15,000 Grass
Sport Boys Callao Miguel Grau 15,000 Grass
Sporting Cristal Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass
Sportivo Huracán Arequipa Mariano Melgar 20,000 Grass
Torino Talara Campeonísimo 8,000 Grass
Unión Tumán Tumán Eugenio Zapata Mingoya 8,000 Grass
Universitario Lima Nacional 45,750 Grass

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Defensor Lima (C) 39 17 17 5 54 30 +24 51 Qualification to the 1974 Copa Libertadores group stage
2 Sporting Cristal 39 20 10 9 55 33 +22 50
3 Universitario 39 19 11 9 67 40 +27 49
4 Alianza Lima 39 18 11 10 61 39 +22 47
5 Municipal 39 17 12 10 54 40 +14 46
6 Melgar 39 17 10 12 57 37 +20 44
7 Atlético Chalaco 34 13 12 9 47 43 +4 38
8 Sportivo Huracán 34 13 8 13 40 49 −9 34 Relegation to the Copa Perú[a]
9 Cienciano 34 11 11 12 40 42 −2 33
10 Unión Tumán 34 8 16 10 37 38 −1 32
11 Grau 34 8 14 12 37 36 +1 30
12 León de Huánuco 34 9 12 13 36 54 −18 30
13 Sport Boys 34 11 6 17 47 56 −9 28
14 Juan Aurich 34 7 14 13 38 53 −15 28
15 Colegio Nacional Iquitos 34 8 10 16 39 56 −17 26
16 Torino 34 8 10 16 35 57 −22 26 Relegation to the Copa Perú
17 José Gálvez 34 7 11 16 37 56 −19 25
18 SIMA 34 7 11 16 24 46 −22 25
Source: RSSSF
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ As Arequipa had two teams (Sportivo Huracán and FBC Melgar) competing in the first division, the team with the lower position on the league table at the end of the season was relegated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrés, Juan Pablo; Nieto Tarazona, Carlos Manuel; Pierrend, José Luis. "Peru - List of First Division Topscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 

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