2008–09 Venezuelan Primera División season

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Copa CANTV
Season 2008–09
Champions Caracas (10th title)
Relegated Minervén
Maracaibo
Portuguesa
Estrella Roja
Copa Libertadores Caracas
Deportivo Italia
Deportivo Táchira
Copa Sudamericana Zamora
Matches played 308
Goals scored 773 (2.51 per match)
Top goalscorer Heatklif Castillo (17 goals)
Biggest home win Deportivo Táchira 9–2 Portuguesa
Biggest away win Mineros 1–5 Deportivo Táchira
Highest scoring Deportivo Táchira 9–2 Portuguesa

The 2008-09 Primera División season (officially the 2008–09 Copa CANTV for sponsorship reasons) is the 27th professional season of Venezuela's top-flight football league.

Teams[edit]

Torneo Apertura[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Deportivo Italia 17 10 6 1 22 11 +11 36 Serie Final and the 2010 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Monagas 17 9 4 4 23 15 +8 31
3 Caracas 17 9 3 5 29 20 +9 30
4 Zulia 17 9 3 5 27 21 +6 30
5 Deportivo Anzoátegui 17 8 5 4 23 15 +8 29
6 Deportivo Táchira 17 7 7 3 35 18 +17 28
7 Zamora 17 8 3 6 22 17 +5 27
8 Llaneros 17 7 4 6 15 18 −3 25
9 Aragua 17 7 3 7 21 21 0 24
10 Minervén 17 7 2 8 24 24 0 23
11 El Vigía 17 5 7 5 21 21 0 22
12 Mineros 17 6 3 8 18 24 −6 21
13 Maracaibo 17 6 2 9 22 25 −3 20
14 Carabobo 17 5 5 7 19 24 −5 20
15 Estudiantes 17 6 1 10 22 28 −6 19
16 Estrella Roja 17 3 6 8 15 23 −8 15
17 Portuguesa 17 3 3 11 15 36 −21 12
18 Guaros 17 1 7 9 13 25 −12 10

Updated to games played on December 17, 2008.
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.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARA ATV CBO CRC DAN DIT DTA ER EME GUA LLA MGU MIN MON POR MAR ZAM ZUL
Aragua 0–2 0–0 1–0 4–1 1–0 2–0 2–3 1–1
El Vigía 1–0 0–2 2–2 1–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–2
Carabobo 1–3 2–4 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0
Caracas 2–1 0–1 0–0 3–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2
Deportivo Anzoátegui 1–1 1–0 3–1 4–0 2–4 2–0 3–1 0–0 2–1
Deportivo Italia 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–2
Deportivo Táchira 1–1 3–2 1–1 0–1 4–0 9–2 0–1 5–2
Estrella Roja 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–0
Estudiantes 2–1 1–3 1–0 0–1 3–0 4–1 3–1 2–2
Guaros 1–1 0–0 2–2 3–3 1–3 1–1 1–0 0–1
Llaneros 2–0 1–1 1–4 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–1
Mineros 1–0 3–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 3–1
Minervén 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–3 2–1 2–0 3–1 3–0
Monagas 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–0
Portuguesa 2–1 1–0 0–3 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 1–2
Maracaibo 2–3 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 0–1 3–0 3–2 0–1
Zamora 1–2 0–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 2–0
Zulia 1–2 2–0 1–0 3–0 3–1 2–1 3–1 2–1

Updated to games played on December 17, 2008.
Source: RSSSF
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Torneo Clausura[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Caracas 17 11 4 2 32 15 +17 37 Serie Final and the 2010 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Deportivo Táchira 17 10 6 1 29 15 +14 36
3 Estudiantes 17 10 3 4 27 18 +9 33
4 Zamora 17 8 7 2 29 19 +10 31
5 Guaros 17 9 3 5 19 18 +1 30
6 Llaneros 17 7 6 4 20 17 +3 27
7 Mineros 17 7 3 7 18 19 −1 24
8 Zulia 17 6 5 6 24 22 +2 23
9 Deportivo Italia 17 4 8 5 22 19 +3 20
10 Portuguesa 17 5 5 7 18 21 −3 20
11 Monagas 17 4 7 6 19 21 −2 19
12 Deportivo Anzoátegui 17 4 6 7 21 20 +1 18
13 Minervén 17 4 6 7 17 25 −8 18
14 Estrella Roja 17 4 5 8 17 26 −9 17
15 El Vigía 17 3 6 8 18 25 −7 15
16 Maracaibo 17 4 3 10 18 26 −8 15
17 Aragua 17 2 8 7 15 22 −7 14
18 Carabobo 17 3 5 9 17 31 −14 14

Updated to games played on May 17, 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.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARA ATV CBO CRC DAN DIT DTA ER EME GUA LLA MGU MIN MON POR MAR ZAM ZUL
Aragua 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–0
El Vigía 2–2 1–0 2–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–3 1–3
Carabobo 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–3
Caracas 2–1 3–1 3–1 3–2 2–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 3–0
Deportivo Anzoátegui 1–1 5–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 4–0 2–0 1–0
Deportivo Italia 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 1–1
Deportivo Táchira 2–1 2–0 0–0 3–2 1–0 3–3 2–0 1–0 1–1
Estrella Roja 1–0 1–4 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–0
Estudiantes 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 3–0 1–0 1–3
Guaros 1–1 3–1 1–4 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–2 1–0 0–1
Llaneros 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–0 3–2 1–0 2–1 3–1 1–1
Mineros 3–1 2–1 1–5 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 2–3 1–0
Minervén 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–4
Monagas 0–0 3–3 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 3–2
Portuguesa 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–0
Maracaibo 2–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–2
Zamora 3–1 3–0 1–3 0–0 0–0 2–2 5–3 3–2
Zulia 4–2 2–2 2–0 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1

Updated to games played on May 17, 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 Caracas 34 20 7 7 61 35 +26 67
2 Deportivo Táchira 34 17 13 4 64 33 +31 64 2010 Copa Libertadores First Stage
3 Zamora 34 16 10 8 51 36 +15 58 2009 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
4 Deportivo Italia 34 14 14 6 44 30 +14 56
5 Zulia 34 15 8 11 51 43 +8 53
6 Estudiantes 34 16 4 14 49 46 +3 52
7 Monagas 34 13 11 10 42 37 +5 50
8 Llaneros 34 14 10 10 35 35 0 52
9 Deportivo Anzoátegui 34 12 11 11 44 35 +9 47 2009 Copa Sudamericana First Stage 3
10 Mineros 34 13 6 15 36 43 −7 45
11 Minervén 34 11 8 15 41 49 −8 41 Relegated to the Segunda División 1
12 Guaros 34 10 10 14 32 43 −11 40
13 Aragua 34 9 11 14 36 43 −7 38
14 El Vigía 34 8 13 13 39 46 −7 37
15 Maracaibo 34 10 5 19 40 51 −11 35 Relegated to the Segunda División 2
16 Carabobo 34 8 10 16 36 55 −19 34
17 Estrella Roja 34 7 11 16 32 49 −17 32 Relegated to the Segunda División
18 Portuguesa 34 8 8 18 33 57 −24 32

Updated to games played on May 17, 2009.
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1. Minervén was relegated because they had forfeited their U-17 and U-20 teams.[1]
2. Unión Atlético Maracaibo was relegated due to financial reasons.
3. As 2008 Copa Venezuela champion.
(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 goalscorers[edit]

Pos Player Club Goals
1 Venezuela Heatklif Castillo Aragua 17
2 Venezuela Daniel Arismendi Maracaibo
Deportivo Táchira
11
5
3 Venezuela Armando Maita Monagas 15
Venezuela Juan Enrique García Zamora 15
5 Venezuela Alexander Rondón Deportivo Anzoátegui 13
Venezuela Andrés Buelvas El Vigía 13
Venezuela Leandro Vargas Minervén
Mineros
11
2

Serie Final[edit]

Caracas F.C. and Deportivo Italia ended with one championship each at the end of the Apertura and Clausura. Tournament rules establish that a playoff game is required. Caracas F.C. won by an aggregate score of 6-1.


Copa CANTV
2008-09 Winners
Caracas
10th Title

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

External links[edit]