2007 Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano season

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The 2007 season of Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano was the 50th season of top-tier football in Bolivia. The 2007 annual season had the 35th (Apertura 2007) and the 36th (Clausura 2007) tournament of LFPB's history. The Apertura tournament started on March 6 and finished on June 13. The Clausura tournament was played between August and December. Bolívar and Wilstermann will be defending the championships obtained in the 2006 annual season.

Teams and venues[edit]

Team Location Venue Capacity
Aurora Cochabamba Estadio Felix Capriles 32,000
Blooming Santa Cruz de la Sierra Estadio Tahuichi Aguilera 38,000
Bolívar La Paz Estadio Libertador Simón Bolivar 25,000
Destroyers Santa Cruz de la Sierra Estadio Ramón Tahuichi Aguilera 38,000
Jorge Wilstermann Cochabamba Felix Capriles 32,000
La Paz F.C. La Paz Estadio Hernando Siles 42,000
Oriente Petrolero Santa Cruz de la Sierra Estadio Tahuichi Aguilera 38,000
Real Mamoré Trinidad Estadio Gran Mamoré 12,000
Real Potosí Potosí Estadio Victor Agustín Ugarte 32,000
San José Oruro Estadio Jesús Bermúdez 33,000
The Strongest La Paz Estadio Rafael Mendoza 15,000
Universitario de Sucre Sucre Estadio Olímpico Patria 32,000

CONMEBOL qualification[edit]

Main article: CONMEBOL
Team Competition
Apertura 2007 Champions Copa Libertadores de América 2008 as Bolivia-1
Clausura 2007 Champions Copa Libertadores de América 2008 as Bolivia-2
Winner of the playoff between Apertura 2007 and Clausura 2007 Runners-Up Copa Libertadores de América 2008 as Bolivia-3
Loser of the playoff between Apertura 2007 and Clausura 2007 Runners-Up Copa Sudamericana 2008 as Bolivia-1
Winner of the playoff between Apertura 2007 and Clausura 2007 3rd places Copa Sudamericana 2008 as Bolivia-2

Relegation[edit]

At the end of the year the team with the lowest point average (points / games played) from the past annual season (2006) and the current one (2007) is relegated to its respective regional tournament. The team with the 2nd lowest point average faces a playoff against the 2nd placed team in the Copa Simón Bolívar.

Torneo Apertura[edit]

Twelve clubs play in double round-robin format (home and away), a total of 22 games each. A club receives 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 points for a loss. The clubs are ranked by points, and tie breakers are, in the following order: goal difference, goals scored, head-to-head results.

Pos Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Real Potosí 22 12 3 7 46 25 +21 39
2 Bolívar1 22 10 4 8 32 37 -5 37
3 La Paz F.C. 22 10 5 7 31 23 +8 35
4 Jorge Wilstermann 22 10 5 7 29 23 +6 35
5 Oriente Petrolero1 22 10 7 5 33 30 +3 34
6 Blooming 22 10 1 11 32 35 -3 31
7 The Strongest2 22 8 5 9 36 40 -4 30
8 Aurora 22 8 4 10 37 34 +3 28
9 San José2 22 8 4 10 36 35 +1 27
10 Destroyers 22 7 5 10 28 35 -7 26
11 Universitario de Sucre 22 7 4 11 32 32 +0 25
12 Real Mamoré 22 7 3 12 32 55 -23 24

1 - Bolívar awarded 3 points and Oriente 0 for Oriente's 3-0 win
2 - The Strongest awarded 3 points and San José 0 for their 2-2 draw

Champions - Qualified for Copa Libertadores 2008
Qualified for Copa Libertadores 2008 through Torneo Clausura and Torneo Play Off de la Liga
Qualified for Copa Sudamericana 2008
Relegated to Regional leagues

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano
2007 Torneo Apertura Champion
Real Potosí
1st title

Torneo Clausura[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 The Strongest 12 6 3 3 23 14 +9 21 Final Group
2 Blooming 12 6 3 3 14 10 +4 21
3 San José 12 4 5 3 18 17 +1 17
4 Universitario 12 4 3 5 18 18 0 15
5 Aurora 12 3 5 4 13 17 −4 14
6 Destroyers 12 3 2 7 17 26 −9 11

Updated to games played on 2007.
Source:[citation needed]
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.

Group 2[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 La Paz 12 7 2 3 12 6 +6 23 Final Group
2 Jorge Wilstermann 12 5 3 4 19 17 +2 18
3 Real Mamoré 12 5 2 5 15 13 +2 17
4 Real Potosí 12 4 4 4 17 14 +3 16
5 Bolívar 12 4 2 6 16 20 −4 14
6 Oriente Petrolero 12 4 0 8 10 20 −10 12

Updated to games played on 2007.
Source:[citation needed]
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.

Final group[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
San José 18 10 5 3 2 16 13 +3
La Paz F.C. 18 10 5 2 3 18 16 +2
Blooming 15 10 4 3 3 15 11 +4
Real Mamoré 15 10 4 3 3 17 14 +3
The Strongest 11 10 3 2 5 20 16 +4
Jorge Wilstermann 7 10 2 1 7 8 21 -13

NB: La Paz FC and The Strongest started with 1 bonus point for winning their respective groups in the first phase

Play-offs[edit]

Championship[edit]


Liga de Fútbol Profesional Boliviano
2007 Torneo Clausura Champion
logo
San José
2nd title

Torneo de la Liga[edit]


La Paz FC join Real Potosí and San José in the Copa Libertadores 2008, while losers Bolívar join Blooming in the Copa Sudamericana 2008

Promotion/relegation[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Aurora win 5-2 on aggregate. Aurora remain at the top level.

Top scorers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]