Liga BetPlay Dimayor
FIFA Region
CONMEBOL
Season
2021
Location
Colombia
Abbreviation
COL1

Summary

The Categoría Primera A (COL1), or 2021 Liga BetPlay Dimayor, is the top level of league style football competition in Colombia. At the end of the 2021 COL1 Torneo Finalización, the COL1 teams listed below qualify for the following 2022 non-league play:

  • 2022 Copa Libertadores - Group Stage:
    • 2021 Torneo Apertura champion
    • 2021 Torneo Finalización champion
  • 2022 Copa Libertadores - 2nd Stage:
  • 2022 Copa Sudamericana - 1st Stage:

The 2021 COL1 Aggregate Table combines points from "all" 2021 COL1 Torneo Apertura and Torneo Finalización matches (Regular and Playoff) to rank teams by average points/match.

The winner of the 2021 Copa Colombiana, typically a COL1 team, also receives a berth in the 2022 Copa Libertadores - 2nd Stage.

Leagues Pyramid - Colombia

Abbrev League # of Teams
COL1 Liga BetPlay Dimayor
(Categoría Primera A)
20
COL2 Torneo Águila
(Categoría Primera B)
16

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

Apertura - Regular
16 Jan 2021 - 17 Apr 2021
Apertura - Playoffs
20 Apr 2021 - 31 May 2021
Finalización - Regular
1 Jul 2021 - 1 Nov 2021
Finalización - Playoffs
4 Nov 2021 - 20 Dec 2021
 Apertura
19: COL1 (19)
Finalización
20: COL1 (18), COL2 (2)

Season Format

The 2021 COL1 season is split into the 2021 Torneo Apertura and the 2021 Torneo Finalización, and each with two stages. In the 1st stage of each torneo, each COL1 team plays the other 18/19 COL1 teams once for 18 matches (Torneo Apertura) or 19 matches (Torneo Clausura). If a COL1 team was the home team in the 2021 COL1 Torneo Apertura against another COL1 team, then they are the road team and the other COL1 team is the home team in the 2021 COL1 Torneo Finalización. Table rankings ties are broken by (1) goal difference, (2) goals scored, (3) away goals scored, (4) away goals allowed, then (5) a draw.

Playoffs

Normally, in the 2nd stage of each torneo, the Apertura/Finalización Semifinals, the top 8 COL1 teams are separated into two groups of four where they play Home-Away matches against the other 3 teams in their group. However, with the 2020 Copa America being held in both Argentina and Colombia, only 4 teams in the Apertura will advance to the Home-Away Semifinal matches. Table rankings ties are broken by (1) goal difference, (2) goals scored, (3) away goals scored, (4) away goals allowed, then (5) a draw. The Semifinals group winners then play in the Home-Away highest aggregate goals wins Finals matches. The Finals winner is declared the torneo champion and earns a berth in the 2022 Copa Libertadores - Group Stage.

Relegation

At the end of each 2021 season, the 19th and 20th place COL1 teams in the 2021 COL1 Relegation Table are relegated to the COL2, and two COL2 teams will be promoted to the 2022 COL1. For purposes of giving teams that were promoted to the 2021 COL1 a fair starting point in the 2021 COL1 Relegation Table, they were given the same points that the 18th place 2020 COL1 Aggregate Table team ended with after the 2019 and 2020 COL1 seasons.


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Torneo Apertura

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1AC Deportivo Cali 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
2Alianza Petrolera 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
3América de Cali 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
4Atlético Nacional 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
5Boyacá Chicó FC 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
6CA Bucaramanga 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
7CD La Equidad 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
8CD Once Caldas 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
9Deportes Tolima 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
10Deportivo Pasto 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
11Deportivo Pereira SA 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
12Envigado FC 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
13Independiente Medellín 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
14Independiente Santa Fe 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
15Jaguares de Córdoba 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
16Junior de Barranquilla 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
17Millonarios FC 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
18Patriotas FC 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
19Rionegro Águilas 00 -0-00-00000 -0-0000000 -0-00000
Apertura - Quarterfinals

Fixtures

Sat - 16 Jan 2021
 Deportes Tolima   CD Once CaldasEstadio Manuel Murillo Toro
 Alianza Petrolera   Deportivo Pereira SAEstadio Daniel Villa Zapata
 Junior de Barranquilla   Independiente MedellínEstadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez
 CA Bucaramanga   Boyacá Chicó FCEstadio Alfonso López
 Deportivo Pasto   CD La EquidadEstadio Departamental Libertad
 Atlético Nacional   Independiente Santa FeEstadio Atanasio Giradot
 Patriotas FC   América de CaliEstadio de La Independencia (Tunja)
 AC Deportivo Cali   Jaguares de CórdobaEstadio Deportivo Cali
 Millonarios FC   Envigado FCEstadio El Campín
Sat - 23 Jan 2021
 Jaguares de Córdoba   CA BucaramangaEstadio de Fútbol Jaraguay de Montería
 Envigado FC   Deportivo PastoEstadio Polideportivo Sur
 Deportivo Pereira SA   AC Deportivo CaliEstadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas
 CD La Equidad   Atlético NacionalEstadio Metropolitano de Techo
 Independiente Medellín   Patriotas FCEstadio Atanasio Giradot
 Boyacá Chicó FC   Millonarios FCEstadio de La Independencia (Tunja)
 América de Cali   Rionegro ÁguilasEstadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero
Sat - 30 Jan 2021
 Deportes Tolima   CD La EquidadEstadio Manuel Murillo Toro
 Jaguares de Córdoba   Alianza PetroleraEstadio de Fútbol Jaraguay de Montería