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1996 Torneo Descentralizado

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Season  1996
Top goalscorer  Waldir Sáenz (19)
Copa CONMEBOL  Universitario
Start date  1996
1996 Torneo Descentralizado
Champions  Sporting Cristal 13th Primera División title
Copa Libertadores  Sporting Cristal Alianza Lima
Relegated  Juan Aurich, Ciclista Lima Association, Guardia Republicana, Asociación Deportiva San Agustín
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The 1996 Torneo Descentralizado was the 81st season of the top category of Peruvian football. A total of 16 teams competed in the tournament. Sporting Cristal won its 13th first division title, completing a string of 3 consecutive titles starting in 1994. The feat is known as a tricampeonato and was only accomplished before by Alianza Lima.

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Changes from 1995

  • The tournament would be played like in 1994, where the champion was crowned after the first stage of the tournament and the second berth to the Copa Libertadores was determined by an end-of-season Liguilla featuring 4 teams.
  • Four teams were relegated instead of the customary two. Two teams from the Copa Perú and the Segunda División in their place.
  • First stage

    The first stage of the season was played as a double round-robin tournament. Sporting Cristal as champions qualified for the 1997 Copa Libertadores. Alianza Lima directly 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.

    Updated to games played on 1996.
    Source:
    Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
    (C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
    Only applicable when the season is not finished:
    (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

    Pre-Liguilla

    Universitario, Pesquero, and Cienciano qualified for the Liguilla.

    Liguilla

    All matches were played in Lima.

    Updated to games played on 1996.
    Source:
    Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
    1. Alianza Lima obtained 1 point for finishing second in the Torneo Descentralizado.
    (C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
    Only applicable when the season is not finished:
    (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

    References

    1996 Torneo Descentralizado Wikipedia


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