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1998 Torneo Descentralizado

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Season  1998
Start date  1998
Top goalscorer  Nelson Esidio (25)
Relegated  Lawn Tennis FC
1998 Torneo Descentralizado
Champions  Universitario 22nd Primera División title
Copa Libertadores  Universitario Sporting Cristal
Champion  Club Universitario de Deportes
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The 1998 season of the Torneo Descentralizado was the 83rd season of the top category of Peruvian football (soccer). It was played by 12 teams. The national champion was Universitario.

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The national championship was divided into two half-year tournaments, the Torneo Apertura and the Torneo Clausura. Each was played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The winners of each would play for the national title in a playoff. If the same club had won both tournaments, it would have won the national championship automatically.

Following-season Copa Libertadores berths went to the winner of each tournament, while the runners-up played for a Copa CONMEBOL spot. The bottom team on the aggregate table was relegated, while the eleventh place held a relegation/promotion playoff against the winner of the Segunda División (Second Division).

Torneo Apertura

Updated to games played on July, 1998.
Source: http://rsssf.com/tablesp/peru98.html
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.

Torneo Clausura

Updated to games played on December, 1998.
Source: http://rsssf.com/tablesp/peru98.html
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1. Cienciano were docked 1 points for fielding 4 foreign players in Round 3.
(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.

Sporting Cristal Clausura 1998 winners
To Copa Libertadores 1999
(Alianza Lima to Copa CONMEBOL playoff)
Alianza Lima to 1999 Copa CONMEBOL
(Alianza Lima later declined their spot in favor of Sport Boys)

Aggregate table

Updated to games played on December, 1999.
Source:
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1. Cienciano were docked 1 points for fielding 4 foreign players in Round 3.
(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.

Municipal remained in Primera División Peruana

Top scorers

25 goals
  • Nelson Esidio (Sporting Cristal)
  • 19 goals
  • Martín Reyes (Juan Aurich)
  • 17 goals
  • Roberto Farfán (Universitario)
  • Sergio Ibarra (Sport Boys)
  • 16 goals
  • Andrés Gonzales (Pesquero)
  • Jorge Soto (Sporting Cristal)
  • References

    1998 Torneo Descentralizado Wikipedia


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