Primera División
FIFA Region
CONMEBOL
Season
2021
Location
Venezuela
Abbreviation
VEN1

Summary

The Primera División (VEN1), or Liga Venezolana, is the top level of league style football competition in Venezuela. At the end of the 2021 VEN1 Regular season (Hexagonal A and Hexagonal B), the VEN1 teams listed below qualify non-league play:

  • 2022 Copa Libertadores - Group Stage:
    • 1st and 2nd place 2021 VEN1 Hexagonal A teams
  • 2022 Copa Libertadores - 2nd Stage:
    • 3rd place 2021 VEN1 Hexagonal A team
  • 2022 Copa Libertadores - 1st Stage:
    • 4th place 2021 VEN1 Hexagonal A team
  • 2022 Copa Sudamericana - 1st Stage:
    • 5th and 6th place 2021 VEN1 Hexagonal A teams
    • 1st and 2nd place 2021 VEN1 Hexagonal B teams

Leagues Pyramid - Venezuela

Abbrev League # of Teams
VEN1 Liga FUTVE
(Liga Venezolana)
21
VEN2 Segunda División 20
VEN3 Tercera División -
VEN4 Torneos Regionales -

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

Regular Season
11 Apr 2021 - 11 Dec 2021
  21: VEN1 (19), VEN2 (2)

Season Format

Competition for the 2021 VEN1 is separated into 2 stages: Regular season and Hexagonal. In the 1st stage, the teams are split into 3 groups of 7. Each VEN1 team then plays Home-Away matches twice against the other 6 teams in their group for 24 league matches per team. The top 4 teams in each group advance to the 2nd Stage. In the 2nd stage the top 2 teams from each 1st Stage group play in Hexagonal A, and the 3rd and 4th place teams from each 1st Stage group play in Hexagonal B. In each Hexagonal, each team plays Home-Away matches with the other 5 teams for 10 additional league matches per team. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) goal difference, then (2) goals scored.

Playoffs

Not applicable.

Relegation

At the end of the 2021 1st Stage, the two worst 7th place VEN1 teams will be relegated to the VEN2. The third worst 7th place team will enter into a Home-Away highest aggregate goals wins with the 2nd place VEN2 team.


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Table

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
Central
1Deportivo La Guaira 63 -3-012-83531 -2-0542232 -1-07413
2Gran Valencia FC 63 -3-012-73442 -2-0853221 -1-04202
3CD Lara 62 -2-28-139431 -0-2365131 -2-05743
4Carabobo FC 62 -2-28-1010031 -2-0564231 -0-2346-2
5Yaracuyanos FC 62 -0-46-58-330 -0-3015-432 -0-16431
6Aragua FC 61 -2-35-39-620 -1-1102-241 -1-2437-4
7Academia Puerto Cabello 60 -4-24-37-430 -1-2115-430 -3-03220
Occidental
1Deportivo Táchira FC 64 -0-212-98133 -0-0951431 -0-2347-3
2Portuguesa FC 63 -2-111-94531 -1-1453232 -1-07413
3Zamora FC 62 -3-19-117431 -2-0543131 -1-14743
4CD Hermanos Colmenares 62 -3-19-96321 -1-0442241 -2-15541
5Estudiantes de Mérida 63 -0-39-87143 -0-1962420 -0-2025-3
6Zulia FC 62 -2-28-117431 -1-1495431 -1-14220
7Trujillanos FC 60 -0-60-119-1830 -0-3018-730 -0-30011-11
Oriental
1Caracas FC 65 -0-115-1421233 -0-0970732 -0-16725
2Metropolitanos FC 53 -0-29-149532 -0-1675221 -0-13743
3Mineros de Guayana 63 -0-39-79-233 -0-0971630 -0-3008-8
4Monagas SC 52 -2-18-53231 -2-0531221 -0-13220
5Atlético Venezuela CF 61 -3-26-610-431 -1-1447-330 -2-1223-1
6Bolívar SC 61 -2-35-513-831 -1-1447-330 -1-2116-5
7UCV 61 -1-44-611-521 -0-1322040 -1-3149-5
Championship Round
Playoffs
Possible Relegation to VEN2

Fixtures

Sat - 26 Jun 2021
 Carabobo FC   Deportivo La GuairaEstadio Rafael Calles Pinto
 Yaracuyanos FC   Gran Valencia FCEstadio Florentino Oropeza
 CD Lara   Academia Puerto CabelloEstadio Metropolitano de Fútbol de Lara
 Trujillanos FC   Deportivo Táchira FCEstadio José Alberto Pérez
 Portuguesa FC   Estudiantes de MéridaEstadio General José Antonio Paez
 Zamora FC   Zulia FCEstadio Rafael Agustín Tovar
 Mineros de Guayana   Caracas FCEstadio CTE Cachamay
 Metropolitanos FC   Monagas SCEstadio Olímpico de la UCV
 Atlético Venezuela CF   Bolívar SCEstadio Olímpico Hermanos Ghersi Páez
Sat - 3 Jul 2021
 Gran Valencia FC   Deportivo La GuairaEstadio Giuseppe Antonelli
 Carabobo FC   Yaracuyanos FCEstadio Rafael Calles Pinto
 Academia Puerto Cabello   Aragua FCComplejo Deportivo Socialista
 Estudiantes de Mérida   Deportivo Táchira FCEstadio Metropolitano de Mérida
 Trujillanos FC   Portuguesa FCEstadio José Alberto Pérez
 Zulia FC   CD Hermanos ColmenaresEstadio José Encarnación Romero
 Monagas SC   Caracas FCEstadio Monumental de Maturín
 Mineros de Guayana   Metropolitanos FCEstadio CTE Cachamay
 Bolívar SC   UCVEstadio CTE Cachamay
Sat - 10 Jul 2021
 Deportivo La Guaira   CD LaraEstadio Olímpico de la UCV
 Aragua FC   Yaracuyanos FCEstadio Olímpico Hermanos Ghersi Páez

Results

Sun - 30 May 2021
 Carabobo FC 31 Aragua FCEstadio Polideportivo Misael Delgado
 Bolívar SC 15 Metropolitanos FCEstadio Ricardo Tulio Maya
 Estudiantes de Mérida 10 Zamora FCEstadio Metropolitano de Mérida
Sat - 29 May 2021
 Academia Puerto Cabello 12 Yaracuyanos FCEstadio Polideportivo Misael Delgado
 Mineros de Guayana 31 UCVEstadio Ricardo Tulio Maya
Fri - 28 May 2021
 Gran Valencia FC 33 CD LaraEstadio Polideportivo Misael Delgado
 Zulia FC 12 Portuguesa FCEstadio José Encarnación Romero
Thu - 27 May 2021
 Monagas SC 00 Atlético Venezuela CFEstadio Monumental de Maturín
Sun - 23 May 2021
 Metropolitanos FC 32 UCVEstadio Olímpico de la UCV
 Yaracuyanos FC 01 Aragua FCEstadio General José Antonio Paez
Sat - 22 May 2021
 CD Lara 12 Deportivo La GuairaEstadio Metropolitano de Fútbol de Lara
 Zamora FC 21 Deportivo Táchira FCEstadio Rafael Agustín Tovar
Fri - 21 May 2021
 Carabobo FC 22 Academia Puerto CabelloEstadio Polideportivo Misael Delgado
 Trujillanos FC 12 Zulia FCEstadio Farid Richa
Thu - 20 May 2021
 Portuguesa FC 00 CD Hermanos ColmenaresEstadio General José Antonio Paez
 Mineros de Guayana 30 Bolívar SCEstadio CTE Cachamay
 Atlético Venezuela CF 04 Caracas FCEstadio Olímpico de la UCV
Sun - 16 May 2021
 Metropolitanos FC 30 Mineros de GuayanaEstadio Olímpico de la UCV
 Aragua FC 00 Academia Puerto CabelloEstadio Olímpico Hermanos Ghersi Páez