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.

Leagues Pyramid - Colombia

Abbrev League # of Teams
COL1 Liga BetPlay Dimayor
(Categoría Primera A)
19/20
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 three 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, (5) effective time of play, then (6) a draw.

Playoffs

Upon completion of each torneo, the top 8 COL1 teams play in the Home-Away highest aggregate goals wins Quarterfinals. 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 the 2021 Apertura, the 19th place COL1 team in the 2021 COL1 Relegation Table is relegated to the COL2, and two COL2 teams will be promoted to the 2022 COL1. At the end of the 2021 Clausura, 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 as the 18th place 2020 COL1 Aggregate Table team at the start of the 2021 COL1 season.


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Apertura - Semifinals

DateHome Status RoadVenue
AggregateJunior de Barranquilla  00 Millonarios FC  
08.05.21Junior de Barranquilla   Millonarios FCEstadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez
15.05.21Millonarios FC   Junior de BarranquillaEstadio El Campín

Apertura - Quarterfinals

DateHome Status RoadVenue
AggregateAmérica de Cali  12 Millonarios FC  
24.04.21América de Cali 12 Millonarios FCEstadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero
01.05.21Millonarios FC 00 América de CaliEstadio Manuel Murillo Toro
AggregateJunior de Barranquilla  31 Independiente Santa Fe  
25.04.21Junior de Barranquilla 31 Independiente Santa FeEstadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez
02.05.21Independiente Santa Fe 00 Junior de BarranquillaEstadio Centenario de Armenia
AggregateDeportes Tolima  30 AC Deportivo Cali  
25.04.21Deportes Tolima 30 AC Deportivo CaliEstadio Manuel Murillo Toro
08.05.21AC Deportivo Cali   Deportes TolimaEstadio Deportivo Cali
AggregateCD La Equidad  32 Atlético Nacional  
25.04.21CD La Equidad 10 Atlético NacionalEstadio Metropolitano de Techo
02.05.21Atlético Nacional 22 CD La EquidadEstadio Atanasio Giradot

Torneo Apertura

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Atlético Nacional 1810 -4-434-37152298 -1-0253062492 -3-4979-2
2Independiente Santa Fe 189 -6-333-25141195 -3-118147794 -3-2151174
3Millonarios FC 1810 -3-533-2518796 -1-2191712594 -2-314862
4AC Deportivo Cali 188 -7-331-1914593 -5-11476195 -2-2171284
5Deportes Tolima 188 -6-430-2214896 -2-120137692 -4-310972
6CD La Equidad 188 -6-430-2118395 -2-2171210293 -4-213981
7Junior de Barranquilla 188 -5-529-2113895 -3-118135893 -2-411880
8América de Cali 187 -8-329-1912793 -4-21375294 -4-1161275
9Independiente Medellín 186 -8-426-1715293 -6-015107393 -2-41178-1
10Jaguares de Córdoba 187 -4-725-2121095 -1-316119292 -3-491012-2
11CA Bucaramanga 186 -6-624-2016495 -2-217136791 -4-47710-3
12Deportivo Pasto 184 -11-323-1920-192 -6-11287192 -5-2111113-2
13Boyacá Chicó FC 185 -4-919-1720-394 -2-314106491 -2-65714-7
14Deportivo Pereira SA 184 -6-818-1624-893 -4-21385391 -2-65819-11
15CD Once Caldas 183 -8-717-2023-393 -2-4111210290 -6-36813-5
16Envigado FC 183 -8-717-1523-893 -4-213107390 -4-54516-11
17Patriotas FC 185 -2-1117-1731-1493 -2-411910-192 -0-76821-13
18Rionegro Águilas 182 -8-814-1324-1190 -5-45614-892 -3-49710-3
19Alianza Petrolera 180 -6-126-1039-2990 -3-63520-1590 -3-63519-14
Apertura - Quarterfinals

Results

Sun - 18 Apr 2021
 Millonarios FC 31 AC Deportivo CaliEstadio El Campín
 América de Cali 20 Deportes TolimaEstadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero
 Boyacá Chicó FC 00 Jaguares de CórdobaEstadio de La Independencia (Tunja)
 Atlético Nacional 71 Patriotas FCEstadio Atanasio Giradot
 CD La Equidad 12 Independiente Santa FeEstadio Metropolitano de Techo
 Deportivo Pereira SA 42 Deportivo PastoEstadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas
 CA Bucaramanga 41 Rionegro ÁguilasEstadio Alfonso López
Sat - 17 Apr 2021
 Alianza Petrolera 11 Envigado FCEstadio Daniel Villa Zapata
Thu - 15 Apr 2021
 Deportivo Pasto 11 CA BucaramangaEstadio Departamental Libertad
Tue - 13 Apr 2021
 Patriotas FC 11 CD Once CaldasEstadio de La Independencia (Tunja)
Mon - 12 Apr 2021
 Deportes Tolima 00 CA BucaramangaEstadio Manuel Murillo Toro
Sun - 11 Apr 2021
 Deportivo Pasto 00 Junior de BarranquillaEstadio Departamental Libertad
 Rionegro Águilas 03 Boyacá Chicó FCEstadio Alberto Grisales
 Envigado FC 01 Deportivo Pereira SAEstadio Polideportivo Sur
Sat - 10 Apr 2021
 AC Deportivo Cali 10 Atlético NacionalEstadio Deportivo Cali
 Independiente Medellín 22 Alianza PetroleraEstadio Atanasio Giradot
 Jaguares de Córdoba 00 América de CaliEstadio de Fútbol Jaraguay de Montería
Tue - 6 Apr 2021
 Alianza Petrolera 03 Independiente Santa FeEstadio Daniel Villa Zapata