Categoría Primera B

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Torneo Águila
Country Colombia Colombia
Confederation CONMEBOL
Founded 1991
Number of teams 16
Level on pyramid 2
Promotion to Categoría Primera A
Domestic cup(s) Copa Colombia
International cup(s) None
Current champions América de Cali (1st title)
(2016 season)
Most championships Real Cartagena (3 titles)
TV partners Win Sports
RCN Nuestra Tele
2017 season

Categoría Primera B, commonly referred to as Torneo Águila[1] due to sponsorship by brewery company Bavaria (manufacturer of Águila beer), is the second division football league in Colombia.


DIMAYOR has applied a new format from 2015 onwards because of the expansion to 20 teams in the Primera A tournament. The league will no longer have Apertura and Finalización seasons but rather a year long tournament with home and away games. The first phase of the tournament is everyone against everyone home and away games. The second is a two-groups phase with the 8 top teams from the season who play each other to determine the winners of each group. The winners of the two groups are both promoted to the Primera A and play the final in home and away games to determine the champion of the season.

Current teams[edit]

Teams for 2017 season

Team City Stadium Capacity Head Coach
Atlético F.C. Cali Pascual Guerrero 33,130 Colombia Luis Eduardo Gómez
Barranquilla F.C. Barranquilla Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez 49,692 Colombia Arturo Reyes
Bogotá F.C. Bogotá Metropolitano de Techo 8,000 Colombia Néstor Rodríguez
Boyacá Chicó Tunja La Independencia 20,630 Uruguay Nelson Olveira
Cúcuta Deportivo Cúcuta Municipal Héctor 'El Zipa' González 7,000 Argentina Flavio Robatto
Deportes Quindío Armenia Centenario 21,500 Colombia Alberto Suárez
Deportivo Pereira Pereira Hernán Ramírez Villegas 30,297 Argentina Alberto Bulleri
Fortaleza Bogotá Metropolitano de Techo 8,000 Colombia Carlos Barato
Leones F.C. Itagüí Metropolitano Ciudad de Itagüí 12,000 Colombia Juan Carlos Álvarez
Llaneros F.C. Villavicencio Manuel Calle Lombana 15,000 Colombia Jairo Patiño
Orsomarso S.C. Palmira Francisco Rivera Escobar 9,000 Colombia Alexander Escobar
Real Cartagena Cartagena Jaime Morón León 16,068 Colombia José Fernando Santa
Real Santander Floridablanca Álvaro Gómez Hurtado 12,000 Colombia Víctor Hugo González
Unión Magdalena Santa Marta Diego de Carvajal 8,000 Colombia Nilton Bernal
Universitario Popayán Popayán Ciro López 5,000 Colombia César Torres
Valledupar F.C. Valledupar Armando Maestre Pavajeau 11,000 Colombia Wilberto Pana

Seasons by club[edit]

This is the complete list of the clubs that have taken part in the Categoría Primera B, founded in 1991, until the 2017 season. Teams who currently play are indicated in bold.

List of champions[edit]

Season Champion (Title count) Runner-up Third place
1991 Envigado (1) Alianza Llanos Atlético Huila
1992 Atlético Huila (1) Alianza Llanos Cortuluá
1993 Cortuluá (1) Fiorentina de Florencia Atlético Palmira
1994 Deportes Tolima (1) Deportivo Antioquia Lanceros Boyacá
1995 Atlético Bucaramanga (1) Lanceros Boyacá Alianza Llanos
1995–96 Cúcuta Deportivo (1) Girardot Independiente Popayán
1996–97 Deportivo Unicosta (1) Lanceros Boyacá Deportivo Pasto
1997 Atlético Huila (2) Cúcuta Deportivo Real Cartagena
1998 Deportivo Pasto (1) Deportivo Pereira Real Cartagena
1999 Real Cartagena (1) Itagüí Deportivo Pereira
2000 Deportivo Pereira (1) Unión Magdalena Expreso Palmira
2001 Deportes Quindío (1) Deportivo Rionegro Unión Magdalena
2002 Centauros Villavicencio (1) Alianza Petrolera No third-place awarded
2003 Bogotá Chicó (1) Pumas de Casanare No third-place awarded
2004 Real Cartagena (2) Deportivo Antioquia No third-place awarded
2005 Cúcuta Deportivo (2) Bajo Cauca No third-place awarded
2006 La Equidad (1) Valledupar Cortuluá
2007 Envigado (2) Academia No third-place awarded
2008 Real Cartagena (3) Deportivo Rionegro No third-place awarded
2009 Cortuluá (2) Atlético Bucaramanga No third-place awarded
2010 Itagüí Ditaires (1) Deportivo Pasto No third-place awarded
2011 Deportivo Pasto (2) Patriotas No third-place awarded
2012 Alianza Petrolera (1) América de Cali No third-place awarded
2013 Uniautónoma F.C. (1) Fortaleza No third-place awarded
2014 Jaguares de Córdoba (1) Deportes Quindío No third-place awarded
2015 Atlético Bucaramanga (2) Fortaleza No third-place awarded
2016 América de Cali (1) Tigres No third-place awarded

Titles by club[edit]

As of December 10, 2016

Nº of titles Team Years
Real Cartagena 1999, 2004, 2008
Atlético Bucaramanga 1995, 2015
Atlético Huila 1992, 1997
Cortuluá 1993, 2009
Cúcuta Deportivo 1995–96, 2005
Deportivo Pasto 1998, 2011
Envigado 1991, 2007
Alianza Petrolera 2012
América de Cali 2016
Bogotá Chicó 2003
Centauros Villavicencio 2002
Deportes Quindío 2001
Deportes Tolima 1994
Deportivo Pereira 2000
Deportivo Unicosta 1996–97
Itagüí Ditaires 2010
Jaguares de Córdoba 2014
La Equidad 2006
Uniautónoma F.C. 2013


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