The 2011 Torneo Descentralizado de Fútbol Profesional (known as the 2011 Copa Movistar for sponsorship reasons) was the ninety-fifth season of Peruvian football. A total of 16 teams are competing in the tournament, with Universidad de San Martín as the defending champion. The Torneo Descentralizado began on 12 February and concluded on 14 December with the victory of Juan Aurich over Alianza Lima in the penalty kicks of the final Play-off, giving Juan Aurich its first Peruvian title.
The sixteen teams will play a round-robin home-and-away round for a total of 30 matches each. The teams that finish in first and second place will play in the Play-off to determine the season champion. The teams that place fifteenth and sixteenth will be relegated. The Torneo de Promoción y Reserva will be played alongside the Descentralizado with the reserve teams of each first division team. The champion of this reserve competition will award its senior team 2 points while the runner-up will award 1 point. Between the fifteenth and sixteenth round, there will be a two-month recess for the Peru national football team's participation in the 2011 Copa América. During the recess, the Torneo Intermedio knock-out competition will be played. In this competition all sixteen first division teams in addition to some Segunda División teams and amateur teams will compete. All international competition berths will be distributed via the league table with the first three teams qualifying to the Copa Libertadores and the subsequent three teams qualifying to the Copa Sudamericana.
Updated to games played on 21 November 2011.
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) head-to-head record † Alianza Lima obtained 2 points as 2011 Torneo de Promoción y Reserva champion. ‡ Juan Aurich obtained 1 point as 2011 Torneo de Promoción y Reserva runner-up.
** Colegio Nacional Iquitos were deducted 3 points for maintaining debts with 3 former players. (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.
Updated to games played on 21 November 2011.
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column. 2Match was played at Estadio Miguel Grau in Callao. 3Match played in Estadio Mariscal Castilla del Tambo. 4Match was played in Estadio Carlos Vidaurre García. 5Match between Universitario and Sporting Cristal was voided by the FPF. The original match result was a 0–0 draw. A 3–0 win was recorded in favor of Sporting Cristal. 6Match between Colegio Nacional Iquitos and Sport Boys was voided by the FPF. The original match result was a 1–1 draw. A 3–0 win was recorded in favor of Colegio Nacional Iquitos. 7Match was played in Estadio Municipal de Huanta. 8Match between Sporting Cristal and Sport Boys was voided by the FPF. The original match result was a 1–1 draw. A 3–0 win was recorded in favor of Sporting Cristal. 9Match between Alianza Atlético and Universitario was voided by the FPF. The original match result was a 0–0 draw. A 3–0 win was recorded in favor of Alianza Atlético. 10Match not played. A 3–0 win was awarded to FBC Melgar 11Match between Universitario and Colegio Nacional Iquitos was voided by the FPF. The original match result was a 2–0 in favor of Universitario. A 3–0 win was recorded in favor of Colegio Nacional Iquitos. 12Match between Colegio Nacional Iquitos and Alianza Lima was voided by the FPF. The original match result was a 0–1 in favor of Alianza Lima. A 3–0 win was recorded in favor of Colegio Nacional Iquitos. 13Match between Universidad César Vallejo and Cobresol was voided by the FPF. The original match result was a 1–0 win for U. César Vallejo. The match result was extended to a 3–0 win for U. César Vallejo. 14Match between Unión Comercio and Cobresol was voided by the FPF. The original match result was a 1–1 draw. A 3–0 win was recorded in favor of Unión Comercio. 15Match not played. A 3–0 win was awarded to Sport Huancayo 16Match was played in Estadio Nacional. Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
The finals (also known as the Play-off) of the 2011 season were played between the two best placed teams of the league table. The club with the most points on the aggregate table choose which leg they play as the home team. They also choose the venue of the third match in case both teams are tied on points after the second leg. The first leg was played on 8 December and the second leg on 11 December.