Venezuelan women's football championship

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Venezuelan women's football championship
Country Venezuela
Confederation CONMEBOL
Divisions 2
Number of teams 14
International cup(s) Copa Libertadores de Fútbol Femenino

The Superliga Femenina (Women's Superleague) is the top level league competition for women's football in Venezuela. The winner qualifies for the Copa Libertadores de Fútbol Femenino, the South American Champions League. The competition is organised by the Venezuelan Football Federation. In 2017 the league was made into a professional one. It was called the Primera Division Femenino until then.

History[edit]

A national amateur league was formed in 2000. In the Liga Amateur de Fútbol Femenino (LAFF) mostly University teams were playing. UCAB (Universidad Católica Andrés Bello) from Caracas won three of the four editions. In 2003/04 the national league was established.

Format[edit]

In the 2011 season there are 11 teams in two divisions, an Eastern and Western one. The champion will qualify for the Copa Libertadores. The 2012/13 season will be played in Apertura and Clausura format. Apertura from September to December and Clausura from December to June.[1]

In 2016 the final stage consisted of a hexagonal with six teams each playing each other twice. The two leading teams played of for the championship in a two leg match.[2]

In 2017 the national FA changed the league to a professional one.[3] Clubs now need a license, professional staff and play their players.

2017 teams[edit]

In 2017 the 14 teams were divided into two zones. Central and Western (occidental).[4]

Grupo Centro Oriental
  • Dvo La Guaira
  • Caracas FC
  • Atl. Vzla
  • Lala FC
  • Estudiantes de Guárico
  • Estudiantes de Caracas
  • Dvo Anzoátegui
Grupo Occidental
  • Dvo Táchira
  • Zamora FC
  • Flor de Patria
  • Secasports
  • Carabobo FC
  • Caucheros FC
  • Zulia FC

List of champions[edit]

Below is the list of champions.[5] Caracas FC have been national champion five times, the most of any team.

Liga Amateur de Fútbol Femenino

  • 1999 Estudiantes de Mérida
  • 2000 UCAB (Universidad Católica Andrés Bello)
  • 2001 UCAB
  • 2003 UCAB

Liga Nacional Femenina

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012/13 format" (in Spanish). mundodelfutbolfemenino.blogspot.com. 14 July 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "DANZ y Estudiantes de Guárico a la final de la liga nacional" (in Spanish). diarioelnacionalista.com.ve. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.noticiadeoriente.com.ve/Det.aspx?Id=36577
  4. ^ https://twitter.com/FemeninoFVF/status/849768051214090241
  5. ^ "Venezuela - List of Women Champions". RSSSF. 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "venezuela - feminas del caracas fc ya son tricampeonas" [Women of FC Caracas are three time champion.] (in Spanish). 11 June 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Caracas wins title" (in Spanish). rnv.gov.ve. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Estudiantes de Guárico ganó 3-1 al Caracas FC y se tituló campeón femenino" (in Spanish). balonazos.com. 1 September 2013. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Caracas FC femenino es campeón por quinta vez y va a la Libertadores" (in Spanish). primicia.com.ve. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Home » Noticias » Deportes » Estudiantes de Guárico campeonas absolutas Estudiantes de Guárico campeonas absolutas" (in Spanish). eltubazodigital.com. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 

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