2001 Torneo Descentralizado

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Torneo Descentralizado
Season 2001
Champions Alianza Lima
19th Primera División title
Relegated Unión Minas
Copa Libertadores Alianza Lima
Cienciano
Sporting Cristal
Top goalscorer Jorge Ramírez (21)
2000
2002

The 2001 Torneo Descentralizado, was the 85th season of the top category of Peruvian football (soccer). It was played by 12 teams. The national champion was Alianza Lima.

Competition modus[edit]

The national championship was divided into two half-year tournaments, the Torneo Apertura and the Torneo Clausura. Each was played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The winners of each tournament played for the national title in a two-legged final. Should the same team have won both tournaments, they would have been automatic champions.

Qualification to CONMEBOL's Copa Libertadores was won by each tournament winner and the winner of a play-off between the teams that placed second in each tournament. The bottom team on the aggregate table was relegated, while the eleventh placed team played a relegation/promotion play-off against the winner of the Segunda División (Second Division).

Teams[edit]

Team City Stadium Capacity Field
Alianza Atlético Sullana Campeones del 36 8,000 Grass
Alianza Lima Lima Alejandro Villanueva 35,000 Grass
Cienciano Cuzco Garcilaso 42,056 Grass
Coopsol Trujillo Trujillo Mansiche 24,000 Artificial
Estudiantes de Medicina Ica José Picasso Peratta 8,000 Grass
Juan Aurich Chiclayo Elías Aguirre 24,500 Grass
Melgar Arequipa Mariano Melgar 20,000 Grass
Sport Boys Callao Miguel Grau 15,000 Grass
Sporting Cristal Lima San Martín de Porres 18,000 Grass
Unión Minas Cerro de Pasco Daniel Alcides Carrión 8,000 Grass
Universitario Lima Monumental 80,093 Grass
Wanka Huancayo Huancayo 20,000 Grass

Torneo Apertura[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Sporting Cristal (A) 22 13 7 2 46 18 +28 46 2002 Copa Libertadores play-off
2 Alianza Lima (A, O) 22 13 7 2 42 19 +23 46 Copa Libertadores 2002 First stage
3 Melgar 22 10 5 7 45 30 +15 35
4 Cienciano 22 11 2 9 43 28 +15 35
5 Sport Boys 22 9 4 9 36 40 −4 31
6 Juan Aurich 22 9 3 10 24 39 −15 30
7 Alianza Atlético 22 9 3 10 24 39 −15 30
8 Universitario 22 8 5 9 29 30 −1 29
9 Coopsol Trujillo 22 7 4 11 38 48 −10 25
10 Unión Minas 22 7 2 13 30 39 −9 23
11 Estudiantes de Medicina 22 5 5 12 25 53 −28 20
12 Wanka 22 4 6 12 27 36 −9 18
Updated to match(es) played on July 2001. Source: http://rsssf.com/tablesp/peru01.html
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(A) Advance to a further round; (O) Play-off winner.

Apertura play-off[edit]


Alianza Lima Apertura 2001 winners
To 2002 Copa Libertadores
(Sporting Cristal to Copa Libertadores play-off)

Torneo Clausura[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Cienciano (A, O) 22 14 3 5 39 30 +9 45 Copa Libertadores 2002 First stage
2 Estudiantes de Medicina (A) 22 14 3 5 35 26 +9 45 2002 Copa Libertadores play-off
3 Sporting Cristal 22 14 2 6 44 25 +19 44
4 Alianza Atlético 22 11 3 8 25 24 +1 36
5 Sport Boys 22 9 5 8 29 31 −2 32
6 Universitario 22 8 7 7 29 24 +5 31
7 Wanka 22 8 4 10 22 27 −5 28
8 Melgar 22 8 2 12 30 31 −1 26
9 Coopsol Trujillo 22 6 7 9 35 35 0 25
10 Alianza Lima 22 4 9 9 25 28 −3 21
11 Unión Minas 22 5 5 12 27 42 −15 20
12 Juan Aurich 22 3 6 13 22 39 −17 15
Updated to match(es) played on December 2001. Source: http://rsssf.com/tablesp/peru01.html
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(A) Advance to a further round; (O) Play-off winner.

Clausura play-off[edit]

Cienciano 1–0 Estudiantes de Medicina
E. Zapata Goal

Cienciano Clausura 2001 winners
To 2002 Copa Libertadores
(Estudiantes to Copa Libertadores play-off)

Copa Libertadores play-off[edit]

Estudiantes de Medicina 4–3 Sporting Cristal
Carty Goal 12' Goal 30' Goal 54' Goal 82' Bonnet Goal 86' Goal 87'
Soria Goal 93'


Sporting Cristal to 2002 Copa Libertadores

Season finals[edit]

Alianza Lima 3–2 Cienciano
Sáenz Goal 20'
Soto Goal 57'
Farfán Goal 90'
C. Cumapa Goal 29'
E. Zapata Goal 35' (pen)

Cienciano 1–0 Alianza Lima
R. Rodríguez Goal 83'
Penalties
2–4

Title[edit]

Primera División Peruana
2001 Champion
Alianza Lima
20th title

Aggregate table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Sporting Cristal 44 27 9 8 90 43 +47 90 Copa Libertadores 2002 First stage
2 Cienciano 44 25 5 14 82 58 +24 80
3 Alianza Lima 44 17 16 11 67 47 +20 67
4 Alianza Atlético 44 20 6 18 49 63 −14 66
5 Estudiantes de Medicina 44 19 8 17 60 79 −19 65
6 Sport Boys 44 18 9 17 65 71 −6 63
7 Melgar 44 18 7 19 75 61 +14 61
8 Universitario 44 16 12 16 58 54 +4 60
9 Coopsol Trujillo 44 13 11 20 73 83 −10 50
10 Wanka (A) 44 12 10 22 49 63 −14 46 Qualification for promotion play-off
11 Juan Aurich (A, O) 44 12 10 22 56 78 −22 46
12 Unión Minas 44 12 7 25 57 81 −24 43 Relegation to Copa Perú
Updated to match(es) played on December 2001. Source: http://rsssf.com/tablesp/peru01.html
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(A) Advance to a further round; (O) Play-off winner.

10th/11th place play-off[edit]

Juan Aurich 2–1 (a.e.t.) Wanka
N. Álvarez Goal 35'
A. Torres Goal 110'
R. Dolorier Goal 9'

Wanka to Relegation play-off

Promotion play-off[edit]

Wanka 1–0 (a.e.t.) Alcides Vigo
J. Ramírez Goal 99'

Deportivo Wanka remained in Primera División Peruana

Top scorers[edit]

21 goals
19 goals
18 goals
17 goals
16 goals
  • Luis A. Bonnet (Sporting Cristal)
  • Pedro Ascoy (Juan Aurich)

Footnotes[edit]

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