Liga BetPlay Dimayor
FIFA Region
CONMEBOL
Season
2024
Location
Colombia
Abbreviation
COL1

Summary

The Categoría Primera A (COL1), or 2024 Liga BetPlay Dimayor, is the top level of league style football competition in Colombia. At the end of the 2024 COL1 Torneo Finalización, the COL1 teams listed below qualify for the following 2025 non-league play:

  • 2025 Copa Libertadores - Group Stage:
    • 2024 Torneo Apertura champion
    • 2024 Torneo Finalización champion
  • 2025 Copa Libertadores - 2nd Stage:
  • 2025 Copa Sudamericana - 1st Stage:

The 2024 COL1 Aggregate Table combines points from "all" 2024 COL1 Torneo Apertura and Torneo Finalización matches (Regular and Playoff) to rank teams by average points/match.

The winner of the 2024 Copa Colombiana, typically a COL1 team, also receives a berth in the 2025 Copa Libertadores - 2nd Stage.

Leagues Pyramid - Colombia

Abbrev League # of Teams
COL1 Liga BetPlay Dimayor
(Categoría Primera A)
20
COL2 Torneo Águila
(Categoría Primera B)
16

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

Apertura - Regular
19 Jan 2024 - 19 Apr 2024
Apertura - Playoffs
22 Apr 2024 - 24 Jun 2024
Finalización - Regular
14 Jul 2024 - 8 Nov 2024
Finalización - Playoffs
11 Nov 2024 - 13 Dec 2024
 20: COL1 (18), COL2 (2)

Season Format

The 2024 COL1 season is split into the 2024 Torneo Apertura and the 2024 Torneo Finalización, and each with three stages. In the 1st stage of each torneo, each COL1 team plays the other 19 COL1 teams once for 19 matches (38 total matches). If a COL1 team was the home team in the 2024 COL1 Torneo Apertura against another COL1 team, then they are the road team and the other COL1 team is the home team in the 2024 COL1 Torneo Finalización. Table rankings ties are broken by (1) goal difference, (2) goals scored, (3) away goals scored, (4) away goals allowed, (5) yellow cards, (6) red cards, then (7) a drawing.

Playoffs

Upon completion of each torneo, the top 8 COL1 teams are split into two groups of four (the "Quadrangular"). In each Quadrangular, each team plays Home/Away matches against the other 3 teams in their group. The top teams in each group play in a Home/Away highest aggregate wins Finals. Table rankings ties are broken by (1) goal difference, (2) goals scored, (3) away goals scored, (4) away goals allowed, then (5) a draw. The Semifinals group winners then play in the Home-Away highest aggregate goals wins Finals matches. The Finals winner is declared the torneo champion and earns a berth in the 2025 Copa Libertadores - Group Stage.

Relegation

At the end of the 2024 Torneo Finalización, the 19th and 20th place COL1 teams in the 2024 COL1 Relegation Table are relegated to the COL2, and two COL2 teams will be promoted to the 2025 COL1. For purposes of giving teams that were promoted to the 2024 COL1 a fair starting point in the 2024 COL1 Relegation Table, they were given the same points as the 18th place 2024 COL1 Aggregate Table team at the start of the 2024 COL1 season.


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Torneo Apertura

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1CA Bucaramanga 159 -5-132-1961386 -2-0201531273 -3-112431
2Deportes Tolima 158 -5-229-24131174 -2-114116584 -3-1151376
3CD Once Caldas 158 -4-328-1612475 -1-11695483 -3-212770
4Independiente Santa Fe 158 -3-427-2011975 -1-1161331083 -2-31178-1
5Deportivo Pereira SA 158 -3-427-2316784 -2-214139474 -1-2131073
6CD La Equidad 157 -5-326-1610685 -2-117123972 -3-2947-3
7Junior de Barranquilla 157 -3-524-2017375 -1-116112982 -2-48915-6
8América de Cali 156 -4-522-2114785 -1-216146871 -3-3678-1
9Millonarios FC 155 -4-619-1715283 -2-311128472 -2-3857-2
10Atlético Nacional 155 -4-619-1616073 -2-21185382 -2-48811-3
11Fortaleza FC 155 -4-619-1517-272 -3-2986283 -1-410711-4
12Independiente Medellín 155 -4-619-1627-1184 -2-21499071 -2-45718-11
13Rionegro Águilas 155 -3-718-1215-372 -2-3858-383 -1-410770
14Jaguares de Córdoba 154 -5-617-1417-383 -3-21296371 -2-45511-6
15AC Deportivo Cali 154 -3-815-2022-273 -0-491210281 -3-46812-4
16Envigado FC 153 -6-615-1419-582 -4-21098171 -2-45511-6
17Deportivo Pasto 154 -3-815-815-782 -2-4859-472 -1-4736-3
18Boyacá Chicó FC 154 -3-815-1727-1084 -2-214129370 -1-61518-13
19Alianza Petrolera 153 -4-813-1320-771 -2-45710-382 -2-48610-4
20Patriotas FC 153 -3-912-315-1272 -3-2923-181 -0-73112-11
Apertura - Quardrangular

Fixtures

Fri - 12 Apr 2024
 Deportes Tolima   Rionegro ÁguilasEstadio Manuel Murillo Toro
 AC Deportivo Cali   América de CaliEstadio Deportivo Cali
Sat - 13 Apr 2024
 Fortaleza FC   CD Once CaldasEstadio Metropolitano de Techo
 Junior de Barranquilla   Envigado FCEstadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez
 Deportivo Pereira SA   Jaguares de CórdobaEstadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas
Sun - 14 Apr 2024
 Boyacá Chicó FC   Patriotas FCEstadio de La Independencia (Tunja)
 Independiente Medellín   CA BucaramangaEstadio Atanasio Giradot
 Deportivo Pasto   Millonarios FCEstadio Departamental Libertad
 Alianza Petrolera   CD La EquidadEstadio Armando Maestre Pavajeau
Tue - 16 Apr 2024
 Envigado FC   Deportes TolimaEstadio Polideportivo Sur
Wed - 17 Apr 2024
 Rionegro Águilas   Alianza PetroleraEstadio Alberto Grisales
 Atlético Nacional   Deportivo Pereira SAEstadio Atanasio Giradot
Thu - 18 Apr 2024
 CD La Equidad   Fortaleza FCEstadio Metropolitano de Techo
 Patriotas FC   Independiente MedellínEstadio de La Independencia (Tunja)
 América de Cali   Deportivo PastoEstadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero
Fri - 19 Apr 2024
 AC Deportivo Cali   Junior de BarranquillaEstadio Deportivo Cali

Results

Sun - 7 Apr 2024
 CD La Equidad 40 Boyacá Chicó FCEstadio Metropolitano de Techo
 Jaguares de Córdoba 22 Independiente MedellínEstadio de Fútbol Jaraguay de Montería
 Patriotas FC 00 Alianza PetroleraEstadio de La Independencia (Tunja)
Sat - 6 Apr 2024
 América de Cali 41 Junior de BarranquillaEstadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero
 CA Bucaramanga 21 AC Deportivo CaliEstadio Alfonso López
 Rionegro Águilas 01 Deportivo PastoEstadio Alberto Grisales
Fri - 5 Apr 2024
 CD Once Caldas 21 Deportes TolimaEstadio Palogrande
 Atlético Nacional 12 Fortaleza FCEstadio Atanasio Giradot
 Envigado FC 11 Deportivo Pereira SAEstadio Polideportivo Sur
Sun - 31 Mar 2024
 AC Deportivo Cali 24 Rionegro ÁguilasEstadio Deportivo Cali
 Independiente Medellín 14 América de CaliEstadio Atanasio Giradot
 Deportivo Pereira SA 12 CA BucaramangaEstadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas
 Independiente Santa Fe 30 Patriotas FCEstadio El Campín
Sat - 30 Mar 2024
 Fortaleza FC 12 Millonarios FCEstadio Metropolitano de Techo
 Boyacá Chicó FC 10 Jaguares de CórdobaEstadio de La Independencia (Tunja)
 Deportivo Pasto 00 CD Once CaldasEstadio Departamental Libertad
 Envigado FC 01 Atlético NacionalEstadio Polideportivo Sur
Fri - 29 Mar 2024
 Junior de Barranquilla 10 CD La EquidadEstadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez
 Alianza Petrolera 02 Deportes TolimaEstadio Armando Maestre Pavajeau
Wed - 27 Mar 2024