2005–06 Uruguayan Primera División

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The 2005-06 season in the Primera División Uruguaya saw Nacional defend and win a back-to-back-title by defeating the surprise of the championship, Rocha F.C., on two consecutive finals, thus winning their 41st title in Uruguayan football. Two teams were relegated, Deportivo Colonia and Cerro, but this time only one team, Progreso, was promoted.

Statistics of Primera División Uruguaya in season 2005/2006.

Overview[edit]

It was contested by 20 teams, and Nacional won the championship.

Apertura[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 Rocha 17 10 3 4 37 25 33
2 Nacional 17 9 7 1 32 16 31
3 Danubio 17 8 3 6 36 25 27
4 Rampla Juniors 17 8 2 7 35 25 26
5 Deportivo Colonia 17 6 8 3 23 19 26
6 Cerrito 17 6 7 4 20 18 25
7 Peñarol 17 6 7 4 22 26 25
8 River Plate 17 6 6 5 24 22 24
9 Rentistas 17 7 3 7 21 22 24
10 Liverpool 17 5 7 5 19 18 22
11 Defensor Sporting 17 5 7 5 21 21 22
12 Cerro 17 5 7 5 23 25 22
13 Plaza Colonia 17 5 6 6 15 23 21
14 Montevideo Wanderers 17 4 8 5 27 32 20
15 Miramar Misiones 17 3 9 5 18 18 18
16 Tacuarembó 17 4 5 8 13 21 17
17 Fénix 17 3 4 10 22 31 13
18 Paysandú 17 1 5 11 18 39 8

Relegation Table (2005 and Apertura)[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 Nacional 34 21 12 1 71 32 72
2 Defensor Sporting 34 17 12 5 54 34 63
3 Peñarol 34 16 12 6 50 45 60
4 Rocha 34 16 10 8 64 46 58
5 Danubio 34 16 7 11 59 41 55
6 Rentistas 34 13 9 12 51 47 48
7 Liverpool 34 12 11 11 45 43 47
8 River Plate 34 12 10 12 58 54 46
9 Cerrito 34 11 13 10 41 37 46
10 Montevideo Wanderers 34 10 13 11 57 65 43
11 Miramar Misiones 34 10 11 13 51 47 41
12 Rampla Juniors 34 11 7 16 54 56 40
13 Deportivo Colonia 34 9 12 13 38 50 39
14 Tacuarembó 34 9 11 14 30 39 38
15 Cerro 34 8 11 15 43 55 35
16 Plaza Colonia 34 8 11 15 23 50 35
17 Fénix 34 8 8 18 41 57 32
18 Paysandú 34 4 10 20 41 73 22

Clausura[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 Nacional 16 12 2 2 31 12 38
2 Defensor Sporting 16 10 5 1 34 15 35
3 Danubio 16 9 3 4 31 24 30
4 Central Español 16 8 3 5 19 16 27
5 Liverpool 16 7 4 5 27 27 25
6 Rentistas 16 7 3 6 28 22 24
7 Cerrito 16 5 8 3 17 16 23
8 Rampla Juniors 16 6 5 5 24 29 23
9 River Plate 16 6 2 8 19 20 20
10 Bella Vista 16 5 4 7 18 19 19
11 Tacuarembó 16 4 6 6 12 19 18
12 Montevideo Wanderers 16 4 4 8 18 19 16
13 Cerro 16 6 3 7 23 16 15
14 Miramar Misiones 16 3 5 8 17 30 14
15 Rocha 16 3 3 10 18 29 12
16 Deportivo Colonia 16 3 2 11 12 30 11
17 Peñarol 16 5 4 7 20 25 7

Play-offs[edit]

Championship[edit]

Rocha 1 – 4 Nacional
Caro Goal 54' Vázquez Goal 22', Goal 45'
Suárez Goal 51'
Garcés Goal 88'


Nacional 2 – 0 Rocha
Suárez Goal 62'
Vázquez Goal 77'


Nacional winners of semifinal; the team should play the final against the best team of the aggregate table 2005/06; as that is also Nacional, they are champions of Uruguay 2005/06.

Title[edit]

Primera División
2005–06 Champion
Nacional
41st title

Relegation Table (2005 and 2005/06)[edit]

Pos Club P Pts Average
13 Bella Vista 16 19 1.188
14 Tacuarembó 50 56 1.120
15 Miramar Misiones 55 50 1.110
16 Cerro 50 50 1.000
17 Deportivo Colonia 50 50 1.000

Topscorers[edit]

Pos  Name Team Goals [1]
1 José Pedro Cardozo Rocha 17
2 Ignacio González Danubio 13
3 Junior Aliberti Wanderers / Plaza Colonia 12
Gonzalo Castro Nacional 12
Marcos Antonio García Rampla Juniors 12
Juan Manuel Olivera Danubio 12
Maxi Pereira Defensor 12
8 Gabriel Cedrés River Plate / C.A. Peñarol 11
Richard Porta River Plate 11
Elías Ferreira C.A. Peñarol / Rentistas 11
11 Mauro Aldave Rocha 10
Nicolás Olivera Defensor 10

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Apertura 2005 and Clausura 2006

References[edit]