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Colombian football league system

 

Colombian football league system

The Colombian football league system is a series of interconnected football leagues for clubs in Colombia, and is governed by the Colombian Football Federation at the national level.

Contents

  • Structure 1
    • Promotion & relegation 1.1
  • Current system 2
  • 2015 3

Structure

The Colombian league system consists of two categories. At the top of the pyramid is Categoría Primera A or Primera A, which consists of the top 18 teams of the country. Below them is Categoría Primera B or Primera B. Teams in Primera A play independent of the 18 teams that make up Primera B.

Promotion & relegation

Relegation from Primera A is based on an averaging system. At the end of each season, the team with the worst three-year average is relegated to Primera B. The winner of the Promotion Playoff, between the Primera B Torneo Apertura and Torneo Finalización winner, is promoted to Primera A.

Current system

Level League/Category
1st Categoría Primera A
(Liga Postobón)
18 clubs
2nd Categoría Primera B
(Torneo Postobón)
18 clubs

2015

Level League/Category
1st Categoría Primera A
(Liga Postobón)
20 clubs
2nd Categoría Primera B
(Torneo Postobón)
16 clubs
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