Primera División
FIFA Region
CONMEBOL
Season
2021
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 2021 VEN1 Regular season (Hexagonal A and Hexagonal B), the VEN1 teams listed below qualify non-league play:

  • 2022 Copa Libertadores - Group Stage:
    • 1st and 2nd place 2021 VEN1 Hexagonal A teams
  • 2022 Copa Libertadores - 2nd Stage:
    • 3rd place 2021 VEN1 Hexagonal A team
  • 2022 Copa Libertadores - 1st Stage:
    • 4th place 2021 VEN1 Hexagonal A team
  • 2022 Copa Sudamericana - 1st Stage:
    • 5th and 6th place 2021 VEN1 Hexagonal A teams
    • 1st and 2nd place 2021 VEN1 Hexagonal B teams

Leagues Pyramid - Venezuela

Abbrev League # of Teams
VEN1 Liga FUTVE
(Liga Venezolana)
21
VEN2 Segunda División 20
VEN3 Tercera División -
VEN4 Torneos Regionales -

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

Regular Season
11 Apr 2021 - 11 Dec 2021
  21: VEN1 (19), VEN2 (2)

Season Format

Competition for the 2021 VEN1 is separated into 2 stages: Regular season and Hexagonal. In the 1st stage, the teams are split into 3 groups of 7. Each VEN1 team then plays Home-Away matches twice against the other 6 teams in their group for 24 league matches per team. The top 4 teams in each group advance to the 2nd Stage. In the 2nd stage the top 2 teams from each 1st Stage group play in Hexagonal A, and the 3rd and 4th place teams from each 1st Stage group play in Hexagonal B. In each Hexagonal, each team plays Home-Away matches with the other 5 teams for 10 additional league matches per team. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) goal difference, then (2) goals scored.

Playoffs

Not applicable.

Relegation

At the end of the 2021 1st Stage, the two worst 7th place VEN1 teams will be relegated to the VEN2. The third worst 7th place team will enter into a Home-Away highest aggregate goals wins with the 2nd place VEN2 team.


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Table

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
Central
1CD Lara 42 -1-17-94521 -0-1353221 -1-04413
2Gran Valencia FC 32 -1-07-30321 -1-0410111 -0-03202
3Deportivo La Guaira 31 -2-05-20210 -1-0100021 -1-04202
4Yaracuyanos FC 21 -0-13-23-110 -0-1002-211 -0-03211
5Academia Puerto Cabello 30 -2-12-03-320 -1-1103-310 -1-01000
6Carabobo FC 20 -1-11-12-110 -1-0111010 -0-1001-1
7Aragua FC 30 -1-21-16-510 -0-1002-220 -1-1114-3
Occidental
1Zamora FC 41 -3-06-95420 -2-0222021 -1-04734
2Estudiantes de Mérida 32 -0-16-74322 -0-0650510 -0-1024-2
3Deportivo Táchira FC 32 -0-16-56-111 -0-0321121 -0-1335-2
4Zulia FC 31 -1-14-84421 -1-0483510 -0-1001-1
5CD Hermanos Colmenares 31 -1-14-76111 -0-0342220 -1-1134-1
6Portuguesa FC 20 -1-11-03-310 -0-1003-310 -1-01000
7Trujillanos FC 20 -0-20-08-810 -0-1004-410 -0-1004-4
Oriental
1Caracas FC 43 -0-19-82622 -0-0650521 -0-13321
2Monagas SC 32 -1-07-51421 -1-0431211 -0-03202
3Bolívar SC 21 -1-04-21111 -0-0310110 -1-01110
4Atlético Venezuela CF 31 -1-14-44021 -1-0443110 -0-1001-1
5Mineros de Guayana 31 -0-23-15-411 -0-0310120 -0-2005-5
6UCV 30 -1-21-15-410 -0-1002-220 -1-1113-2
7Metropolitanos FC 20 -0-20-36-310 -0-1013-210 -0-1023-1
Championship Round
Playoffs
Possible Relegation to VEN2

Fixtures

Sat - 8 May 2021
 Bolívar SC   Atlético Venezuela CFEstadio CTE Cachamay
 Gran Valencia FC   Yaracuyanos FCEstadio Polideportivo Misael Delgado
 Deportivo Táchira FC   Trujillanos FCEstadio Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo
Sun - 9 May 2021
 Deportivo La Guaira   Carabobo FCEstadio Olímpico de la UCV
 Estudiantes de Mérida   Portuguesa FCEstadio Metropolitano de Mérida
Thu - 13 May 2021
 Yaracuyanos FC   Carabobo FCEstadio Florentino Oropeza
 UCV   Bolívar SCEstadio Olímpico de la UCV
 Portuguesa FC   Trujillanos FCEstadio General José Antonio Paez
Fri - 14 May 2021
 CD Hermanos Colmenares   Zulia FCEstadio Rafael Agustín Tovar
 Aragua FC   Academia Puerto CabelloEstadio Olímpico Hermanos Ghersi Páez
 Caracas FC   Monagas SCEstadio Olímpico de la UCV
Sat - 15 May 2021
 Deportivo La Guaira   Gran Valencia FCEstadio Olímpico de la UCV
 Deportivo Táchira FC   Estudiantes de MéridaEstadio Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo
Sun - 16 May 2021
 Metropolitanos FC   Mineros de GuayanaEstadio Olímpico de la UCV
Wed - 19 May 2021
 Carabobo FC   Academia Puerto CabelloEstadio Rafael Calles Pinto
Thu - 20 May 2021
 Mineros de Guayana   Bolívar SCEstadio CTE Cachamay
 Trujillanos FC   Zulia FCEstadio José Alberto Pérez
Fri - 21 May 2021
 Atlético Venezuela CF   Caracas FCEstadio Olímpico Hermanos Ghersi Páez
 Portuguesa FC   CD Hermanos ColmenaresEstadio General José Antonio Paez
 CD Lara   Deportivo La GuairaEstadio Metropolitano de Fútbol de Lara

Results

Fri - 7 May 2021
 Monagas SC FT Metropolitanos FCEstadio Monumental de Maturín
 Caracas FC 30 Mineros de GuayanaEstadio Olímpico de la UCV
Thu - 6 May 2021
 Academia Puerto Cabello 03 CD LaraComplejo Deportivo Socialista
 Zulia FC 33 Zamora FCEstadio José Encarnación Romero
Sun - 2 May 2021
 CD Lara 41 Aragua FCEstadio Farid Richa
 Yaracuyanos FC 02 Deportivo La GuairaEstadio Florentino Oropeza
Sat - 1 May 2021
 Portuguesa FC 03 Deportivo Táchira FCEstadio General José Antonio Paez
 Metropolitanos FC 13 Caracas FCEstadio Olímpico de la UCV
Fri - 30 Apr 2021
 Zamora FC 22 CD Hermanos ColmenaresEstadio Rafael Agustín Tovar
 Atlético Venezuela CF 11 UCVEstadio Olímpico de la UCV
Thu - 29 Apr 2021
 Gran Valencia FC 00 Academia Puerto CabelloEstadio Polideportivo Misael Delgado
 Monagas SC 11 Bolívar SCEstadio Monumental de Maturín
 Estudiantes de Mérida 10 Zulia FCEstadio Metropolitano de Mérida
Sun - 25 Apr 2021
 Aragua FC 02 Gran Valencia FCEstadio Olímpico Hermanos Ghersi Páez
 UCV 02 Monagas SCEstadio Olímpico de la UCV
Sat - 24 Apr 2021
 Academia Puerto Cabello 00 Deportivo La GuairaComplejo Deportivo Socialista
 Zulia FC 50 Deportivo Táchira FCEstadio José Encarnación Romero
Fri - 23 Apr 2021
 Trujillanos FC 04 Zamora FCEstadio José Alberto Pérez
 CD Hermanos Colmenares 42 Estudiantes de MéridaEstadio Rafael Agustín Tovar