2001 Categoría Primera A season

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Copa Mustang
Season2001
ChampionsAmérica de Cali (11th title)
Copa LibertadoresAmérica de Cali
Cortuluá
Once Caldas
Matches played378
Goals scored927 (2.45 per match)
Top goalscorerCarlos Castro
Jorge Horacio Serna
(29 goals each)
2000
2002

The 2001 Categoría Primera A season, named Copa Mustang 2001 for sponsoring purposes, was the 54th season of Colombia's top-flight football league. América de Cali were the defending champions and won their eleventh title and second in a row by beating Independiente Medellín in the finals.[1]

Format[edit]

The season was split into four stages: the first two stages were the Apertura and Finalización tournaments, in which the 16 teams were first divided into two groups of eight teams, playing seven games, and then all teams in the league played each other once for a total of 22 matches. The winners of each tournament earned a berth into the 2002 Copa Libertadores. The third stage was the semifinal round, which was played by the best eight teams of the aggregate table of both tournaments, who were divided into two groups of four according to their position in the aggregate table: odd-ranked teams made up Group A, while even-ranked ones made up Group B. The winners of each group played the double-legged finals to decide the champions of the season, who also qualified for the Copa Libertadores.

Teams[edit]

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
América de Cali Cali Pascual Guerrero 45,625
Atlético Bucaramanga Bucaramanga Alfonso López 28,000
Atlético Huila Neiva Guillermo Plazas Alcid 22,000
Atlético Nacional Medellín Atanasio Girardot 52,000
Cortuluá Tuluá Doce de Octubre 16,000
Deportes Tolima Ibagué Manuel Murillo Toro 28,100
Deportivo Cali Cali Pascual Guerrero 45,625
Deportivo Pasto Pasto Departamental Libertad 12,000
Deportivo Pereira Pereira Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas 30,313
Envigado Envigado Polideportivo Sur 11,000
Independiente Medellín Medellín Atanasio Girardot 52,000
Junior Barranquilla Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez 60,000
Millonarios Bogotá Nemesio Camacho El Campín 48,300
Once Caldas Manizales Palogrande 36,553
Real Cartagena Cartagena Pedro de Heredia 16,000
Santa Fe Bogotá Nemesio Camacho El Campín 48,300

Torneo Apertura[edit]

The Torneo Apertura (also known as Copa Mustang I) began on 11 February and ended on 1 July.

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Cortuluá 22 12 6 4 30 19 +11 42 Qualification for the Copa Libertadores
2 Deportivo Cali 22 11 5 6 31 21 +10 38
3 Once Caldas 22 11 5 6 35 27 +8 38
4 Deportes Tolima 22 11 3 8 34 28 +6 36
5 Independiente Medellín 22 9 7 6 40 25 +15 34
6 Santa Fe 22 9 7 6 28 23 +5 34
7 América de Cali 22 10 3 9 37 39 −2 33
8 Junior 22 8 7 7 22 23 −1 31
9 Millonarios 22 8 4 10 29 23 +6 28
10 Envigado 22 7 7 8 26 30 −4 28
11 Deportivo Pereira 22 8 3 11 26 34 −8 27
12 Atlético Nacional 22 7 5 10 18 28 −10 26
13 Real Cartagena 22 7 4 11 23 28 −5 25
14 Atlético Huila 22 6 4 12 28 40 −12 22
15 Atlético Bucaramanga 22 4 10 8 10 18 −8 22
16 Deportivo Pasto 22 5 6 11 23 34 −11 21
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Wins, 3) Goal difference, 4) Goals for, 5) Away goals for, 6) Away goals against, 7) Drawing of lots.

Torneo Finalización[edit]

The Torneo Finalización (also known as Copa Mustang II) began on 5 August and ended on 11 November.

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Once Caldas 22 12 7 3 36 16 +20 43 Qualification for the Copa Libertadores
2 Millonarios 22 11 4 7 37 31 +6 37
3 Atlético Nacional 22 10 7 5 30 18 +12 37
4 Deportivo Cali 22 10 6 6 34 25 +9 36
5 América de Cali 22 10 5 7 31 23 +8 35
6 Deportivo Pasto 22 9 8 5 21 27 −6 35
7 Envigado 22 9 6 7 37 36 +1 33
8 Deportes Tolima 22 8 8 6 28 24 +4 32
9 Santa Fe 22 9 2 11 29 29 0 29
10 Independiente Medellín 22 8 5 9 24 23 +1 29
11 Deportivo Pereira 22 7 5 10 19 31 −12 26
12 Junior 22 6 7 9 27 29 −2 25
13 Cortuluá 22 5 8 9 23 28 −5 23
14 Real Cartagena 22 4 9 9 20 31 −11 21
15 Atlético Huila 22 5 5 12 20 36 −16 20
16 Atlético Bucaramanga 22 4 6 12 17 26 −9 18
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Wins, 3) Goal difference, 4) Goals for, 5) Away goals for, 6) Away goals against, 7) Drawing of lots.

Aggregate table[edit]

An aggregate table known as Reclasificación including the games of both tournaments (Apertura and Finalización) was used to determine the eight teams that would advance to the next stage of the tournament. The top eight teams in this table at the end of the Torneo Finalización advanced to the semifinals.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Once Caldas 44 23 12 9 71 43 +28 81 Advance to the semifinals
2 Deportivo Cali 44 21 11 12 65 46 +19 74
3 América de Cali 44 20 8 16 68 62 +6 68
4 Deportes Tolima 44 19 11 14 62 52 +10 68
5 Millonarios 44 19 8 17 66 54 +12 65
6 Cortuluá 44 17 14 13 53 47 +6 65
7 Santa Fe 44 18 9 17 57 52 +5 63
8 Independiente Medellín 44 17 12 15 64 48 +16 63
9 Atlético Nacional 44 17 12 15 48 46 +2 63
10 Envigado 44 16 13 15 63 66 −3 61
11 Junior 44 14 14 16 49 52 −3 56
12 Deportivo Pasto 44 14 14 16 44 61 −17 56
13 Deportivo Pereira 44 15 8 21 45 65 −20 53
14 Real Cartagena 44 11 13 20 43 59 −16 46
15 Atlético Huila 44 11 9 24 48 76 −28 42
16 Atlético Bucaramanga 44 8 16 20 27 44 −17 40
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Wins, 3) Goal difference, 4) Goals for, 5) Away goals for, 6) Away goals against, 7) Drawing of lots.

Semifinals[edit]

The third stage of the tournament consisted of two groups of four teams, with Group A including teams in odd-numbered positions and Group B including teams in even-numbered positions. The winners of each group qualified for the Finals.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification AME ONC SFE MIL
1 América de Cali 6 2 4 0 8 5 +3 10 Advance to Finals 2–2 0–0 2–0
2 Once Caldas 6 2 3 1 10 10 0 9 2–2 0–2 1–0
3 Santa Fe 6 1 5 0 6 4 +2 8 1–1 2–2 1–1
4 Millonarios 6 0 2 4 3 8 −5 2 0–1 2–3 0–0
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Wins, 3) Goal difference, 4) Goals for, 5) Away goals for, 6) Away goals against, 7) Drawing of lots.

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification DIM COR CAL TOL
1 Independiente Medellín 6 3 2 1 9 5 +4 11 Advance to Finals 3–0 0–0 2–1
2 Cortuluá 6 3 1 2 5 5 0 10 1–0 1–0 2–0
3 Deportivo Cali 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 8 2–2 1–0 2–1
4 Deportes Tolima 6 1 1 4 5 9 −4 4 1–2 1–1 1–0
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Wins, 3) Goal difference, 4) Goals for, 5) Away goals for, 6) Away goals against, 7) Drawing of lots.

Finals[edit]

Date City Home Score Away
December 16 Medellín Independiente Medellín 0–1 América de Cali
December 19 Cali América de Cali 2–0 Independiente Medellín
América de Cali won 3–0 on aggregate score.


 2001 Categoría Primera A Champions 
América de Cali
11th title

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Club Goals
1 Colombia Carlos Castro Millonarios 29
Colombia Jorge Horacio Serna Independiente Medellín
3 Colombia Julián Vásquez América de Cali 24
4 Argentina Sergio Galván Rey Once Caldas 23
5 Colombia Iván Velásquez Atlético Nacional 20

Relegation[edit]

Relegation table[edit]

Pos Team Pld Pts Avg Relegation
1 América de Cali 88 154 1.75
2 Once Caldas 88 141 1.602
3 Deportes Tolima 88 138 1.568
4 Santa Fe 88 137 1.557
5 Deportivo Cali 88 135 1.534
6 Millonarios 88 134 1.523
7 Junior 88 126 1.432
8 Atlético Nacional 88 123 1.398
9 Envigado 88 119 1.352
10 Independiente Medellín 88 116 1.318
11 Cortuluá 88 116 1.318
12 Deportivo Pasto 88 106 1.205
13 Deportivo Pereira 88 101 1.148
14 Real Cartagena 88 97 1.102
15 Atlético Huila 88 95 1.08
16 Atlético Bucaramanga 88 88 1 Relegated to the Categoría Primera B

Rules for classification: 1st average; 2nd wins; 3rd goal difference; 4th number of goals scored; 5th away goals scored.

Promotion triangular[edit]

With the General Assembly of DIMAYOR having approved an expansion of the tournament from 16 to 18 teams starting from the 2002 season, a special promotion tournament was played at the end of the 2001 season. The two DIMAYOR affiliates that were taking part in Categoría Primera B at the time and failed to earn promotion (Cúcuta Deportivo and Unión Magdalena) were invited to compete, as well as Atlético Bucaramanga as the team that was relegated from Primera A at the end of the season. The top two teams of the triangular tournament were promoted. All matches were played at Estadio Pedro de Heredia in Cartagena.[2]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Unión Magdalena 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 6 Promotion to Categoría Primera A
2 Atlético Bucaramanga 2 0 1 1 0 2 −2 1[a]
3 Cúcuta Deportivo 2 0 1 1 0 2 −2 1[a]
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Goal difference, 3) Goals for, 4) Penalty shoot-out.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Penalty shoot-out: Atlético Bucaramanga 5–3 Cúcuta Deportivo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "América campeón y alcanzó su estrella once" (in Spanish). Caracol Radio. 19 December 2001. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Especiales del Bestiario: triangular pirata, Cartagena 2001". bestiariodelbalon.com (in Spanish). 23 October 2006. Retrieved 9 April 2019.

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