2007–08 Uruguayan Primera División season

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Primera División Uruguaya
Season 2007−08
Champions Defensor Sporting (4th title)
Relegated Fénix
Miramar Misiones
Progreso
Copa Libertadores Defensor Sporting (Group Stage)
Nacional (Group Stage)
Peñarol (Preliminary Round)
Copa Sudamericana Defensor Sporting (First Round)
River Plate (Preliminary Round)
Top goalscorer Richard Porta
Christian Stuani
(19 goals each)

The 2007−08 season of the Primera División Uruguaya is the 76th 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
Danubio Montevideo Jardines Del Hipódromo
Defensor Sporting Montevideo Estadio Luis Franzini
Fénix Montevideo Estadio Parque Capurro
Juventud Las Piedras Estadio Martínez Monegal
Liverpool Montevideo Estadio Belvedere
Miramar Misiones Montevideo Parque Luis Méndez Piana
Nacional Montevideo Estadio Gran Parque Central
Peñarol Montevideo Estadio Centenario
Progreso Montevideo Parque Abraham Paladino
Rampla Juniors Montevideo Estadio Olímpico
River Plate Montevideo Estadio Saroldi
Tacuarembó Tacuarembó Estadio Goyenola
Wanderers Montevideo Estadio Viera

Torneo Apertura[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Defensor Sporting (A) 15 11 2 2 26 10 +16 35
2 Danubio 15 9 4 2 34 14 +20 31
3 Rampla Juniors 15 9 4 2 21 12 +9 31
4 River Plate 15 7 3 5 37 27 +10 24
5 Nacional 15 6 6 3 19 12 +7 24
6 Juventud 15 6 6 3 16 10 +6 24
7 Cerro 15 5 8 2 16 14 +2 23
8 Montevideo Wanderers 15 6 3 6 24 26 −2 21
9 Fénix 15 4 8 3 14 14 0 20
10 Central Español 15 5 3 7 22 28 −6 18
11 Peñarol 15 4 5 6 21 23 −2 17
12 Tacuarembó 15 4 5 6 15 21 −6 17
13 Miramar Misiones 15 4 1 10 9 20 −11 13
14 Liverpool 15 3 3 9 19 24 −5 12
15 Progreso 15 3 2 10 14 38 −24 11
16 Bella Vista 15 1 3 11 14 18 −4 6

Updated to games played on December 9, 2007.
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1. 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.

Top scorers[edit]

Pos Player Team Goals
1 Richard Porta River Plate 19
Christian Stuani Danubio 19
3 Nicolás Nicolay Tacuarembó 9
4 Alvaro Navarro Defensor Sporting 8
5 José Franco Peñarol 6
Danilo Peinado Wanderers 6
7 Osvaldo Canobbio Liverpool 5
Sebastián Fernández Defensor Sporting 5
Bruno Fornaroli Nacional 5
Germán Hornos Central Español 5
Mathías Riquero Progreso 5
Julio Rodríguez Wanderers 5

Torneo Clausura[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 River Plate 15 12 1 2 48 17 +31 37
2 Peñarol (O) (A) 15 12 1 2 40 15 +25 37
3 Liverpool 15 9 4 2 36 21 +15 31
4 Defensor Sporting 15 10 1 4 41 27 +14 31
5 Nacional 15 10 1 4 33 21 +12 31
6 Montevideo Wanderers 15 7 2 6 20 25 −5 23
7 Progreso 15 6 0 9 23 30 −7 18
8 Bella Vista 15 5 2 8 17 24 −7 17
9 Tacuarembó 15 5 2 8 18 29 −11 17
10 Juventud 15 4 4 7 14 19 −5 16
11 Rampla Juniors 15 4 4 7 13 32 −19 16
12 Danubio 15 4 3 8 24 33 −9 15
12 Central Español 15 4 2 9 16 24 −8 14
14 Miramar Misiones 15 4 2 9 18 27 −9 14
15 Cerro 15 4 2 9 14 25 −11 14
16 Fénix 15 3 3 9 19 25 −6 12

Updated to games played on June 1, 2008.
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1. 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.

Playoff[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
River Plate Uruguay 3−5 Uruguay Peñarol

Top Scorers[edit]

Pos Player Team Goals
1 Paulo Pezzolano Liverpool 12
2 Carlos Bueno Peñarol 11
Henry Giménez River Plate 11
4 Sergio Souza River Plate 10
Bruno Fornaroli Nacional 10
6 Jonathan Urretavizcaya River Plate 9
Diego Ifrán Fénix 9

Aggregate table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Defensor Sporting (Q) (A) 30 21 3 6 67 37 +30 66 Liguilla Pre-Libertadores
2 River Plate (Q) 30 19 4 7 85 44 +41 61
3 Nacional (Q) 30 16 7 7 52 33 +19 55
4 Peñarol (Q) 30 16 6 8 61 38 +23 54
5 Rampla Juniors (Q) 30 13 8 9 34 44 −10 47
6 Danubio (Q) 30 13 7 10 58 47 +11 46
7 Montevideo Wanderers 30 13 5 12 44 51 −7 44
8 Liverpool 30 12 7 11 55 45 +10 43
9 Juventud 30 10 10 10 30 29 +1 40
10 Cerro 30 9 10 11 30 39 −9 37
11 Tacuarembó 30 9 7 14 33 50 −17 34
12 Fénix 30 7 11 12 33 39 −6 32
13 Central Español 30 9 5 16 38 52 −14 32
14 Progreso 30 9 2 19 37 68 −31 29
15 Miramar Misiones 30 8 3 19 27 47 −20 27
16 Bella Vista 30 6 5 19 31 52 −21 23

Updated to games played on June 1, 2008.
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1. 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.

Championship playoff[edit]

The Apertura and Clausura winners will play a semifinal match. The winner will advance to the final and play against the best team in the aggregate table.

Semifinal[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Peñarol 1−2 Defensor Sporting 1−2 0−0

Final[edit]

Since Defensor Sporting was the best team in the aggregate as well as the semifinal winner, they were automatically declared the champion.

Primera División
2007–08 Champion
Defensor Sporting
4th title

Relegation table[edit]

The relegation table is an aggregate of the past two Primera División seasons, with the exception of the Liguilla Pre-Libertadores and any playoffs. Teams that were promoted for this season had their statistics doubled. The three lowest teams will be relegated for the next season.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Defensor Sporting 60 38 11 11 124 69 +55 125
2 Peñarol 60 35 13 12 125 76 +49 118
3 Danubio 60 34 10 16 120 74 +46 112
4 Nacional 60 29 13 18 94 77 +17 100
5 River Plate 60 28 13 19 126 91 +35 97
6 Montevideo Wanderers 60 29 10 21 97 90 +7 97
7 Liverpool 60 24 13 23 102 89 +13 85
8 Juventud 60 20 20 20 60 58 +2 0801
9 Rampla Juniors 60 21 16 23 69 91 −22 79
10 Bella Vista 60 22 8 30 79 90 −11 74
11 Cerro 60 18 20 22 60 78 −18 0741
12 Tacuarembó 60 17 19 24 73 89 −16 70
13 Central Español 60 19 9 32 69 100 −31 66
14 Fénix (R) 60 14 22 24 66 78 −12 0641 Relegation to the Segunda División
15 Miramar Misiones (R) 60 17 10 33 63 93 −30 61
16 Progreso (R) 60 16 12 32 75 120 −45 60

Updated to games played on June 1, 2008.
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1. Since Cerro, Fénix, and Juventud were promoted from the previous season, their statistics were doubled.
(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.

Liguilla Pre-Libertadores[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Nacional (Q) 5 3 1 1 12 7 +5 10 2009 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Defensor Sporting (Q) 5 3 1 1 8 4 +4 10 2009 Copa Libertadores Second Stage 1
3 Peñarol (Q) 5 2 2 1 9 8 +1 8 2009 Copa Libertadores First Stage
4 River Plate (Q) 5 1 2 2 8 10 −2 5 2008 Copa Sudamericana Preliminary
5 Danubio 5 1 1 3 4 6 −2 4
6 Rampla Juniors 5 1 1 3 5 11 −6 4

Updated to games played on July 20, 2008.
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1. Points
1. Defensor Sporting also qualified to the 2008 Copa Sudamericana First Stage.
(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.

Play-off[edit]

The winner of the final earns the Uruguay 1 spot in the 2009 Copa Libertadores; the loser gets the Uruguay 2 spot.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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