Peruvian football league system

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The Peruvian football league system is a complex system. Though the general outline includes the Torneo Descentralizado, Segunda División and Copa Perú, the Copa Perú is very large involving several stages and leagues within it. In addition, the Copa Perú is played within a year. Therefore, clubs who reach level 3 of the pyramid (National stage of the Copa Perú) will have climbed 4 levels in a one-year period.

The system[edit]

Both the Segunda División and Copa Perú promote one club to the Campeonato Descentralizado. In addition, the Copa Perú promotes another club to the Segunda División.

Level Division(s)/League(s)
1 Primera División
(Torneo Descentralizado or Copa Movistar)
16 clubs
2 Segunda División
(Torneo de Ascenso)
16 clubs
National stage
(Copa Perú)
16 clubs
3 National stage (First stage)
(Copa Perú)
Champions and Runners-up of each departamental league
50 clubs

4

Ligas Departamentales (Departmental stage – 25 leagues)
Liga Departanental del Amazonas – 11 clubs
Liga Departamental de Ancash – 24 clubs
Liga Departamental de Apurímac – 14 clubs
Liga Departamental de Arequipa – 14 clubs
Liga Departamental de Ayacucho – 15 clubs
Liga Departamental de Cajamarca – 27 clubs
Liga Departamental de Callao – 16 clubs
Liga Departamental de Cusco – 26 clubs
Liga Departamental de Huacavelica – 6 clubs
Liga Departamental de Huánuco – 20 clubs
Liga Departamental de Ica – 12 clubs
Liga Departamental de Junín – 21 clubs
Liga Departamental de La Libertad – 20 clubs
Liga Departamental de Lambayeque – 8 clubs
Liga Departamental de Lima – 18 clubs
Liga Departamental de Loreto – 12 clubs
Liga Departamental de Madre de Dios – 6 clubs
Liga Departamental de Moquegua – 4 clubs
Liga Departamental de Pasco – 12 clubs
Liga Departamental de Piura – 18 clubs
Liga Departamental de Puno – 26 clubs
Liga Departamental de San Martín – 18 clubs
Liga Departamental de Tacna – 8 clubs
Liga Departamental de Tumbes – 9 clubs
Liga Departamental de Ucayali – 8 clubs

Ligas Superiores (Departmental stage – 3 leagues)
Liga Superior de Lambayeque – 8 clubs
Liga Superior de Piura – 8 clubs
Liga Superior de Tumbes – 8 clubs

5 Liga Provinciales (Provincial stage)
6 Ligas Distritales First Division (District stage)
7 Ligas Distritales Second Division
8 Ligas Distritales Third Division

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