2016 Uruguayan Primera División

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Liga Profesional de Primera División
Season 2016
Champions Nacional (46th title)
Relegated Villa Española
2017 Copa Libertadores Nacional
Montevideo Wanderers
2017 Copa Sudamericana Danubio
Defensor Sporting
Liverpool
Boston River
Top goalscorer Gabriel Fernández
Pablo Silva
(8 goals each)
2017

The 2016 Liga Profesional de Primera División season, also known as the Campeonato Uruguayo Especial o Campeonato Transición, was the 113th season of Uruguay's top-flight football league, and the 86th in which it is professional. Peñarol was the defending champion.

Teams[edit]

Locations of the 2016 season teams outside Montevideo.
Club City Stadium Capacity
Boston River Montevideo Juan Antonio Lavalleja 7,000
Cerro Montevideo Luis Tróccoli 24,000
Danubio Montevideo Jardines Del Hipódromo 14,401
Defensor Sporting Montevideo Luis Franzini 18,000
Fénix Montevideo Parque Capurro 5,500
Juventud Las Piedras Parque Artigas 5,500
Liverpool Montevideo Belvedere 10,000
Montevideo Wanderers Montevideo Parque Alfredo Víctor Viera 7,420
Nacional Montevideo Gran Parque Central 23,500
Peñarol Montevideo Campeón del Siglo 40,000
Plaza Colonia Colonia Suppici 12,000
Racing Montevideo Osvaldo Roberto 4,500
Rampla Juniors Montevideo Olímpico 9,500
River Plate Montevideo Parque Federico Omar Saroldi 5,624
Sud América San José Casto Martínez Laguarda 6,000
Villa Española Montevideo Obdulio Varela 8,000

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Nacional 15 11 1 3 27 12 +15 34 2017 Copa Libertadores Group Stage
2 Montevideo Wanderers 15 8 5 2 22 14 +8 29 2017 Copa Libertadores First Stage
3 Danubio 15 9 2 4 24 18 +6 29 2017 Copa Sudamericana First Stage
4 Defensor Sporting 15 7 4 4 22 15 +7 25
5 Liverpool 15 6 6 3 16 13 +3 24
6 Boston River 15 5 7 3 19 11 +8 22
7 Cerro 15 6 4 5 16 15 +1 22
8 Racing 15 5 5 5 24 26 −2 20
9 Fénix 15 5 4 6 19 19 0 19
10 River Plate 15 5 3 7 18 28 −10 18
11 Juventud 15 4 5 6 9 11 −2 17
12 Sud América 15 5 2 8 17 20 −3 17
13 Rampla Juniors 15 4 5 6 9 16 −7 17
14 Peñarol 15 4 3 8 17 20 −3 15
15 Plaza Colonia 15 2 6 7 16 24 −8 12
16 Villa Española 15 1 4 10 14 26 −12 7

Updated to games played on December 11, 2016.
Source: AUF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BOR CRR DAN DFS FNX JUV LIV WAN NAC PEÑ PCO RAC RAJ RIV IASA VES
Boston River 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–0
Cerro 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–0 2–3 0–0 0–1
Danubio 1–1 3–2 0–1 2–1 3–2 3–0 2–1 1–0
Defensor Sporting 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–3 1–1 3–2 2–1 2–0
Fénix 1–1 0–1 4–1 3–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 1–2
Juventud 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–1
Liverpool 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–0
Montevideo Wanderers 1–0 4–2 1–0 1–3 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–1
Nacional 1–0 2–0 3–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–0
Peñarol 1–2 0–2 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–3 2–1
Plaza Colonia 2–2 2–3 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–3
Racing 4–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–5 2–1 2–1
Rampla Juniors 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–2
River Plate 1–5 0–5 1–2 3–1 2–1 0–3 2–1
Sud América 0–1 0–2 0–2 1–4 2–2 3–0 1–0
Villa Española 0–3 2–0 2–2 2–2 0–1 2–4 1–1 1–2

Updated to games played on 11 December 2016.
Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Club Goals
1 Uruguay Gabriel Fernández Racing 8
Uruguay Pablo Silva Villa Española 8
3 Uruguay Líber Quiñones Racing 7
Uruguay Federico Rodríguez Boston River 7
5 Uruguay Sebastián Fernández Nacional 6
Uruguay Maureen Franco Cerro 6
Uruguay Martín Ligüera Nacional 6

Source: Soccerway

Relegation[edit]

Pos
Team 2014–15
Pts
2015–16
Pts
2016
Pts
Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg
Relegation
1 Nacional 63 54 34 151 74 2.041
2 Peñarol 55 58 15 128 74 1.73
3 Defensor Sporting 48 42 25 115 75 1.533
4 Danubio 49 35 29 113 75 1.507
5 River Plate 54 41 18 113 75 1.507
6 Montevideo Wanderers 34 48 29 111 75 1.48
7 Boston River 22 22 15 1.467
8 Cerro 34 52 22 108 75 1.44
9 Liverpool 40 24 64 45 1.422
10 Fénix 37 46 19 102 75 1.36
11 Sud América 42 43 17 102 75 1.36
12 Plaza Colonia 49 12 61 45 1.356
13 Racing 45 31 20 96 75 1.28
14 Juventud 45 33 17 95 75 1.267
15 Rampla Juniors 17 17 15 1.133
16 Villa Española 7 7 15 0.467 Relegation to Segunda División

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