2019 Uruguayan Primera División season

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Liga Profesional de Primera División
Season2019
Dates16 February – December 2019
Matches played3
Goals scored12 (4 per match)
Biggest away winRampla Juniors 3–4 Progreso
(16 February)
Juventud 1–2 Fénix
(16 February)
Highest scoringRampla Juniors 3–4 Progreso
(16 February)
2018
2020
All statistics correct as of 16 February 2019.

The 2019 Liga Profesional de Primera División season, also known as the Campeonato Uruguayo 2019, is the 116th season of Uruguay's top-flight football league, and the 89th in which it is professional. The season is named as "100 Años de Racing Club de Montevideo" and was originally scheduled to begin on 9 February but its start was pushed back for one week to 16 February.[1][2] Peñarol are the defending champions, having won back-to-back titles in 2017 and 2018.

Teams[edit]

Locations of the 2019 season teams outside Montevideo.

El Tanque Sisley, who did not compete in the 2018 season, as well as the two bottom-placed teams in the relegation table of the 2018 season, Torque and Atenas, were relegated to the Segunda División for the 2019 season. They will be replaced by Cerro Largo, Juventud, and Plaza Colonia, who were promoted from the Segunda División.

Club Manager City Stadium Capacity
Boston River Uruguay Gastón Machado Montevideo Complejo Rentistas 10,600
Cerro Uruguay Jorge González Montevideo Luis Tróccoli 24,000
Cerro Largo Uruguay Danielo Núñez Melo Antonio Ubilla 9,000
Danubio Uruguay Marcelo Méndez Montevideo Jardines del Hipódromo 14,401
Defensor Sporting Uruguay Jorge da Silva Montevideo Luis Franzini 18,000
Fénix Uruguay Juan Ramón Carrasco Montevideo Parque Capurro 5,500
Juventud Uruguay Álvaro Fuerte Las Piedras Parque Artigas 12,000
Liverpool Uruguay Paulo Pezzolano Montevideo Belvedere 10,000
Montevideo Wanderers Uruguay Román Cuello Montevideo Parque Alfredo Víctor Viera 7,420
Nacional Argentina Eduardo Domínguez Montevideo Gran Parque Central 23,500
Peñarol Uruguay Diego López Montevideo Campeón del Siglo 40,000
Plaza Colonia Uruguay Mario Szlafmyc Colonia Parque Prandi 4,500
Progreso Uruguay Leonel Rocco Montevideo Parque Abraham Paladino 8,000
Racing Uruguay Juan Tejera Montevideo Osvaldo Roberto 4,500
Rampla Juniors Argentina Julio César Toresani Montevideo Olímpico 9,500
River Plate Uruguay Jorge Giordano Montevideo Parque Federico Omar Saroldi 5,624

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Torneo Apertura
Progreso Uruguay Marcelo Méndez Resigned 6 November 2018[3] Pre-season Uruguay Leonel Rocco 21 November 2018[4]
Rampla Juniors Uruguay Julio César Antúnez End of contract 12 November 2018[5] Argentina Julio César Toresani 14 November 2018[6]
Montevideo Wanderers Uruguay Eduardo Espinel Mutual agreement 23 November 2018[7] Uruguay Román Cuello 28 November 2018[8]
Defensor Sporting Uruguay Eduardo Acevedo Resigned 5 December 2018[9] Uruguay Jorge da Silva 13 December 2018[10]
Nacional Uruguay Alexander Medina 7 December 2018[11] Argentina Eduardo Domínguez 27 December 2018[12]
Cerro Uruguay Fernando Correa End of contract 10 December 2018[13] Uruguay Jorge González 20 December 2018[14]
Danubio Uruguay Pablo Peirano 12 December 2018[15] Uruguay Marcelo Méndez 17 December 2018[16]
Boston River Uruguay Alejandro Apud Resigned 18 December 2018[17] Uruguay Gastón Machado 24 December 2018[18]

Torneo Apertura[edit]

The Torneo Apertura, named "Sr. Juan Lazaroff", is the first tournament of the 2019 season. It began on 16 February and is scheduled to end in May.

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Progreso 1 1 0 0 4 3 +1 3 Qualification to Championship playoff
2 Fénix 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
3 Liverpool 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
4 Nacional 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
5 Boston River 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Cerro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Cerro Largo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Danubio 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Defensor Sporting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Montevideo Wanderers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Peñarol 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Plaza Colonia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Racing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 River Plate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Rampla Juniors 1 0 0 1 3 4 −1 0
16 Juventud 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0
Updated to match(es) played on 16 February 2019. Source: AUF, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Playoff game, in case two teams are tied for first place.
If there are more than two teams tied in points: 2) Goal difference, 3) Goals for, 4) Head-to-head record, 5) Drawing of lots, 6) Playoff game, in case two teams are still tied for first place.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away BOR CRR CRL DAN DFS FNX JUV LIV WAN NAC PEÑ PCO PRO RAC RAJ RIV
Boston River
Cerro
Cerro Largo
Danubio
Defensor Sporting
Fénix
Juventud 1–2
Liverpool 1–1
Montevideo Wanderers
Nacional
Peñarol a
Plaza Colonia
Progreso
Racing
Rampla Juniors 3–4
River Plate
Updated to match(es) played on 16 February 2019. Source: AUF, Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation[edit]

Relegation is determined at the end of the season by computing an average of the number of points earned per game over the two most recent seasons: 2018 and 2019. The three teams with the lowest average will be relegated to the Segunda División for the following season.

Pos
Team 2018
Pts
2019
Pts
Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg
Relegation
1 Peñarol 84 0 84 36 2.333
2 Nacional 85 1 86 38 2.263
3 Danubio 60 0 60 37 1.622
4 Defensor Sporting 58 0 58 36 1.611
5 Cerro 59 0 59 37 1.595
6 Liverpool 58 1 59 38 1.553
7 Montevideo Wanderers 55 0 55 37 1.486
8 Progreso 49 3 52 37 1.405
9 River Plate 49 0 49 36 1.361
10 Racing 47 0 47 37 1.27
11 Fénix 43 3 46 38 1.211
12 Boston River 37 0 37 36 1.028
13 Rampla Juniors 37 0 37 38 0.974
14 Cerro Largo 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Segunda División
15 Juventud 0 0 1 0
16 Plaza Colonia 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019: Final de la Supercopa será el 3 de febrero y el Uruguayo comenzará el 9 y 10" (in Spanish). FútbolUy. 6 December 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  2. ^ "El Campeonato Uruguayo comenzará el 16 de febrero" (in Spanish). El Observador. 8 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Marcelo Méndez no sigue" (in Spanish). Tenfield. 6 November 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Progreso confirmó como técnico a su arquero campeón en 1989" (in Spanish). ECOS. 21 November 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Antúnez no sigue en el rojiverde" (in Spanish). Tenfield. 12 November 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Toresani, el que se peleó con Maradona, es el nuevo DT de Rampla" (in Spanish). El Observador. 14 November 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Espinel no seguirá en Wanderers" (in Spanish). El Observador. 23 November 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Román Cuello es el nuevo DT de Wanderers" (in Spanish). LaRed21. 28 November 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Eduardo Acevedo no sigue en Defensor Sporting" (in Spanish). Ovación. 5 December 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Jorge Da Silva es el nuevo entrenador de Defensor Sporting" (in Spanish). LaRed21. 13 December 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Alexander Medina renunció a Nacional" (in Spanish). ESPN. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Eduardo Domínguez es el nuevo técnico de Nacional" (in Spanish). El Observador. 27 December 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Cerro: Fernando Correa no sigue" (in Spanish). Tenfield. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  14. ^ "Vuelve un viejo conocido a Cerro: "Culaca" González será el entrenador" (in Spanish). El Observador. 20 December 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  15. ^ "Peirano ya no es el técnico de los de la franja" (in Spanish). Ovación. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  16. ^ "Marcelo Méndez es el nuevo entrenador de Danubio" (in Spanish). El Observador. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  17. ^ "Apud se despidió de Boston River" (in Spanish). El Observador. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  18. ^ "Tras la salida de Apud, ya tiene nuevo entrenador" (in Spanish). Ovación. 24 December 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.

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