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1993 Torneo Descentralizado

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Season  1993
Top goalscorer  Waldir Sáenz (19)
Copa CONMEBOL  Sporting Cristal
Start date  1993
1993 Torneo Descentralizado
Champions  Universitario 11th Descentralizado title 14th professional title 21st Primera División title
Copa Libertadores  Universitario Alianza Lima
Relegated  Unión Huaral, Universidad Técnica de Cajamarca
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The 1993 Torneo Descentralizado was the 78th season of the top category of Peruvian football (soccer). A total of 16 teams competed in the tournament. Universitario de Deportes conquered its twenty-first Primera División.


Changes from 1992

  • Due to the 1993 Copa América, a minor tournament (1993 Torneo Intermedio) was played in the middle of the year between the 16 clubs. The winner would qualify for the 1994 Copa CONMEBOL.
  • The end-of-season Liguilla would feature 4 teams, instead of 6.
  • A preliminary round prior to the Liguilla would be played with the teams that placed 3 to 8 to determine the 3 teams that join the second-placed team in the Liguilla.
  • The third-to-last team in the Torneo Descentralizado plays a relegation playoff against Copa Perú runner-up.
  • Torneo Descentralizado

    The Torneo Descentralizado was played with as a double round-robin tournament. Universitario de Deportes as champions qualified for the 1994 Copa Libertadores. Alianza Lima advanced to the end-of-season Liguilla and received a bonus point for placing second. The teams that placed 3 to 8 advanced to a preliminary round.

    Defensor Lima remains in the First Division.


    Alianza Lima started the Liguilla with a bonus point. Alianza Lima and Sporting Cristal tied for first placed, forcing a playoff match to determine the second Peruvian club in the 1994 Copa Libertadores. Although Sporting Cristal lost the playoff match, they qualified for the 1994 Copa CONMEBOL after Deportivo Municipal declined to play in it.


    1993 Torneo Descentralizado Wikipedia