Primera División
FIFA Region
CONMEBOL
Season
2020
Location
Venezuela
Abbreviation
VEN1

Summary

The Primera División (VEN1), or Liga Venezolana, is the top level of league style football competition in Venezuela. At the end of the 2020 VEN1 Torneo Clausura, the VEN1 teams listed below qualify non-league play:

  • 2021 Copa Libertadores - Group Stage:
    • 1st and 2nd place 2020 VEN1 teams
  • 2021 Copa Libertadores - 2nd Stage:
    • 3rd place 2020 VEN1 team
  • 2021 Copa Libertadores - 1st Stage:
    • 4th place 2020 VEN1 team
  • 2021 Copa Sudamericana - 1st Stage:
    • 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th place 2020 VEN1 teams

The winner of the 2020 Copa Venezuela, typically a VEN1 team, also receives a berth in the 1st Stage of the 2021 Copa Sudamericana.

Due to COVID-19, the original 2020 VEN1 season was cancelled and all results were voided. In order to complete a season in time for the start of 2021 Copa Libertadores and 2021 Copa Sudamericana, a new season format was adopted.

Zulia FC and AC LALA FC withdrew from the new season due to COVID-19 safety concerns. Llaneros FC was relegated to VEN2 on 24 January 2020 (failure to pay an outstanding debt). No team will be relegated at the end of this modifed season.

Leagues Pyramid - Venezuela

Abbrev League # of Teams
VEN1 Liga FUTVE
(Liga Venezolana)
17
VEN2 Segunda División 21
VEN3 Tercera División 41
VEN4 Torneos Regionales -

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

Regular Season
13 Oct 2020 - 11 Dec 2020
Playoffs
14 Dec 2020 - 15 Dec 2020
 17: VEN1 (17), VEN2 (0)

Season Format

Competition for the 2020 VEN1 is separated into 2 stages: Regular season and Playoffs. In the 1st stage, the teams are separated into 2 groups where each VEN1 team plays against the other teams in their group twice. Group A has 9 teams, so each team will play 16 matches. Group B has 8 teams, so each team will play 14 matches. The top 4 teams in each group advance to the 2nd Stage. Each group will play all of their matches in either Barinas or Valencia. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) goal difference, then (2) goals scored.

Playoffs

In the 2020 VEN1 2nd Stage, the 1st place teams in each group play in the Championship Final, the 2nd place teams in each group play in the 3rd Place Final, the 3rd place teams in each group play in the 5th Place Final, and the 4th place teams in each group play in the 7th Place Final.

Relegation

There will be no relegation at the end of the 2020 season.


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Championship Final

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Tue - 15 Dec 2020
 Deportivo La Guaira 20 Deportivo Táchira FCEstadio Polideportivo Misael Delgado

3rd Place Final

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Tue - 15 Dec 2020
 CD Lara 10 Caracas FCEstadio Rafael Agustín Tovar

Table

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
Group A
1Deportivo La Guaira 1610 -3-333-25111485 -1-216125785 -2-1171367
2CD Lara 169 -5-232-2791884 -3-1151551085 -2-1171248
3Academia Puerto Cabello 166 -8-226-2215782 -5-11199084 -3-1151367
4Mineros de Guayana 167 -3-624-2424084 -0-4121414083 -3-21210100
5Yaracuyanos FC 165 -6-521-1819-181 -6-1998184 -0-412911-2
6Estudiantes de Mérida 165 -5-620-2525083 -0-591213-182 -5-11113121
7Trujillanos FC 165 -3-818-1925-682 -1-57813-583 -2-3111112-1
8Atlético Venezuela CF 164 -3-915-1728-1184 -1-3131211180 -2-62517-12
9Carabobo FC 160 -6-106-1435-2180 -4-44616-1080 -2-62819-11
Group B
1Deportivo Táchira FC 149 -4-131-2081273 -3-11297276 -1-01911110
2Caracas FC 149 -3-230-2591675 -1-116124874 -2-1141358
3Aragua FC 146 -4-422-1613373 -2-21186273 -2-211871
4Metropolitanos FC 145 -6-321-2017372 -4-1101111073 -2-211963
5Zamora FC 145 -2-717-1514174 -1-213106471 -1-5458-3
6Gran Valencia FC 143 -4-713-1124-1372 -1-47412-871 -3-36712-5
7Portuguesa FC 143 -2-911-923-1472 -1-47611-571 -1-54312-9
8Monagas SC 143 -1-1010-1523-873 -0-4968-270 -1-61915-6
Championship Playoff
3rd Place Final
5th Place Final
7th Place Final

Results

Sun - 13 Dec 2020
 Estudiantes de Mérida 12 Academia Puerto CabelloComplejo Deportivo Socialista
 CD Lara 30 Yaracuyanos FCEstadio Polideportivo Misael Delgado
 Mineros de Guayana 21 Trujillanos FCComplejo Deportivo Socialista
 Deportivo La Guaira 20 Atlético Venezuela CFEstadio Polideportivo Misael Delgado
Fri - 11 Dec 2020
 Gran Valencia FC 03 Deportivo Táchira FCEstadio Rafael Agustín Tovar
 Caracas FC 20 Portuguesa FCEstadio Olímpico de la UCV
Thu - 10 Dec 2020
 Metropolitanos FC 22 Monagas SCEstadio Rafael Agustín Tovar
 Aragua FC 31 Zamora FCEstadio Olímpico Hermanos Ghersi Páez
Wed - 9 Dec 2020
 Deportivo La Guaira 01 Mineros de GuayanaEstadio Olímpico de la UCV
 Deportivo Táchira FC 30 Portuguesa FCEstadio Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo
 Carabobo FC 03 CD LaraEstadio Rafael Calles Pinto
 Atlético Venezuela CF 21 Estudiantes de MéridaEstadio Olímpico de la UCV
 Monagas SC 02 Gran Valencia FCEstadio Monumental de Maturín
 Trujillanos FC 04 Academia Puerto CabelloEstadio José Alberto Pérez
Tue - 8 Dec 2020
 Zamora FC 11 Metropolitanos FCEstadio Rafael Agustín Tovar
Mon - 7 Dec 2020
 Aragua FC 00 Caracas FCEstadio Rafael Agustín Tovar
Sat - 5 Dec 2020
 CD Lara 12 Estudiantes de MéridaComplejo Deportivo Socialista
 Deportivo La Guaira 21 Yaracuyanos FCComplejo Deportivo Socialista
 Mineros de Guayana 02 Academia Puerto CabelloEstadio Polideportivo Misael Delgado
 Carabobo FC 22 Trujillanos FCEstadio Polideportivo Misael Delgado