- Copa Perú
Copa Perú Countries Peru Founded 1967 Number of teams 16 (National Stage)
52 (Regional Stage)
Levels on pyramid 3 Promotion to Primera División
Current champions Unión Comercio
TV partners CMD 2011 Copa Perú
The Copa Perú is a football tournament in Peru. Despite its name, it is not entirely an elimination-cup competition, but rather a series of league tournaments done within a year whose ultimate level is an elimination round. It guarantees its winner promotion to the professional First Division and its runner-up promotion to the promotional Second Division.
In 1966, the First Division was named Descentralizado; teams from outside the capital of Lima were allowed to participate in the professional first division. The following year, the Copa Perú began, in which all non-professional teams in Peru were allowed to compete, with the winner to gain promotion to the First Division. After playing many elimination rounds, once six teams were left in the competition, they played in a final round-robin tournament in Lima.
In 1984, the First Division grew from 16 to 44 teams: after the first stage of the season, a Regional Championship qualified the teams for the Decentralizado, with 16 to 18 teams. The Copa Perú qualified teams for the Regional competition. Following this the tournament declined; 1987 was the last year in which a final was contested. The competitions was suspended as a result of the lack of interest and general economic crisis going on during President Alan García's first term. In 1992 the First Division returned to its normal format (16 teams). In 1993 the Copa Perú was returned as a competition for the Second Division, but only for teams outside of Lima. Since 1993 there has also been a Second Division for teams competing that are based in Lima.
In 1998, a major change took place: eight teams from the regional stage qualified for the Finals stage. This was played as a traditional cup tournament with home and away legs being played. The winner gains promotion to the First Division. In 2004, the tournament widened to 16 teams, so that teams from Lima could also compete. The winner and runner-up of the Second Division played in the Round of 16 of the Copa Peru. However, in 2006 this format was abolished as now the winner of the Second Division is promoted to the First Division. In 2008, the National Stage was modified. The four teams that qualified for the semi-finals played in a final group stage; the top two were promoted to the First Division.
In 2009, the Peruvian Football Federation officialized the creation of the Ligas Superiores del Peru. The Ligas Superiores will group to a select group of clubs of each department, that will be faced only among itself and will throw a champion and a runner-up that will agree directly, for now, to play a home run against the clubs that remain first and second in the Departmental Stage. For 2009, nine Departmental Confederacies had adopted them: Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Huánuco, Lambayeque, Pasco, Piura, Puno and Tumbes.
The first stage of the tournament is the District Stage which is played between February and May. Districts hold a small league tournament to determine its winners which will qualify for the next stage. The second stage is the Provincial Stage which is played between June and July. The District winners play in groups and the winners qualify for the Departmental Stage. Another league tournament, between July and September, is played between the qualified teams which narrows down the tournament to two teams per department and four teams from Lima. These teams play in the Regional Stage which takes place between September and October.
In the Regional Stage there are eight regions. This stage narrows the tournament to 16 teams which will play two knockout rounds and the semifinalists will conclude the tournament with a group stage in Lima. The top two will qualify for the First Division.
For the development of the championship, the Peruvian Football Federation has divided the Peruvian territory into eight regions:
- Region I: It conformed by teams of the departments of Amazonas, Tumbes, Piura and Lambayeque.
- Region II: It conformed by teams of the departments of Ancash, Cajamarca, San Martín and La Libertad.
- Region III: It conformed by teams of the departments of Loreto, and Ucayali.
- Region IV: It conformed by teams of the departments of Lima and Callao
- Region V: It conformed by teams of the departments of Huánuco, Pasco and Junín.
- Region VI: It conformed by teams of the departments of Ica, Huancavelica and Ayacucho
- Region VII: It conformed by teams of the departments of Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna.
- Region VIII: It conformed by teams of the departments of Cusco, Madre de Dios, Puno and Apurímac.
To the year 2008, the league of the Department of Ica was included inside the Region VI, having been transferred to the region IV in the 2009.
The tournament has 5 stages. The Copa Peru started with the District Stage (Spanish: Etapa Distrital) on February. The next stage was the Provincial Stage (Spanish: Etapa Provincial) which started, on June. The tournament continued with the Departamental Stage (Spanish: Etapa Departamental) on July. The Regional Staged followed. The National Stage (Spanish: Etapa Nacional) started on November.
Season Champion Count Runner-up Third Place 1967 Alfonso Ugarte de Chiclín 1 Octavio Espinoza Juan Aurich 1968 Carlos A. Mannucci 1 Sport Chorrillos Colegio Nacional Iquitos 1969 Carlos A. Mannucci 2 FBC Melgar San Lorenzo de Almagro 1970 Atlético Torino 1 FBC Melgar Unión Ocopilla
Colegio Nacional Iquitos
1971 FBC Melgar 1 Unión Tumán José Gálvez 1972 Atlético Grau 1 León de Huánuco Deportivo Junín 1973 Sportivo Huracán 1 Cienciano Deportivo Pucalá 1974 No Tournament 1975 Atlético Torino 2 Sportivo Huracán Compañía Peruana de Teléfonos 1976 Coronel Bolognesi 1 Pesca Perú Sport Ancash 1977 Atlético Torino 3 Juventud La Palma Pesca Perú 1978 Juventud La Palma 1 Pesca Perú Universidad Técnica de Cajamarca 1979 Asociación Deportiva Tarma 1 Comercial Aguas Verdes Defensor Lima
1980 León de Huánuco 1 Unión Gonzales Prada Los Aguerridos de Monsefú 1981 Universidad Técnica de Cajamarca 1 Juventud La Palma Atlético Grau 1982 Atlético Torino 4 Atlético Grau Academia Deportiva Cantolao 1983 Sport Pilsen 1 Deportivo Cañaña Barcelona (Surquillo) 1984 Los Espartanos 1 Alianza Atlético Universitario (Tacna) 1985 Hungaritos Agustinos 1 Tejidos La Unión Sport Bolívar 1986 Deportivo Cañaña 1 Félix Donayre Deportivo Camaná 1987 Libertad 1 Capitán Clavero Bancos Unidos 1988-92 No Tournament 1993 Aurich–Cañaña 1 FBC Aurora Mariano Santos 1994 Atlético Torino 5 FBC Aurora José Gálvez 1995 La Loretana 1 Sportivo Huracán Deportivo Marsa 1996 José Gálvez 1 Universidad Técnica de Cajamarca Coronel Bolognesi 1997 Juan Aurich 1 Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego Cultural Hidro 1998 I.M.I. 1 Coronel Bolognesi Alfonso Ugarte
1999 Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego 1 Alfonso Ugarte Deportivo Educación
Estudiantes de Medicina
2000 Estudiantes de Medicina 1 Coronel Bolognesi Atlético Grau
León de Huánuco
2001 Deportivo Bolito 2 Universidad Cesar Vallejo León de Huánuco
Universidad Nacional de Ucayali
2002 Atlético Universidad 1 Atlético Grau León de Huánuco
Colegio Nacional Iquitos
2003 Universidad Cesar Vallejo 1 Deportivo Educación Abraham Valdelomar
2004 Sport Áncash 1 Deportivo Municipal Senati
Sport Alfonso Ugarte
2005 José Gálvez 2 Senati Atlético Minero
2006 Total Clean 1 Hijos de Acosvinchos Juan Aurich
2007 Juan Aurich 2 Sport Águila IDUNSA
2008 Sport Huancayo 1 Colegio Nacional Iquitos Atlético Torino 2009 León de Huánuco 2 Tecnólogico Defensor San José
2010 Unión Comercio 1 Alianza Unicachi Asociación Deportiva Tarma
Titles by club
Team Nº of titles Years/Tournaments Won Atlético Torino 5 1970, 1975, 1977, 1982, 1994 Carlos A. Mannucci 2 1968, 1969 Coronel Bolognesi 2 1976, 2001 José Gálvez 2 1996, 2005 Juan Aurich 2 1997, 2007 León de Huánuco 2 1980, 2009 Alfonso Ugarte de Chiclín 1 1967 Asociación Deportiva Tarma 1 1979 Atlético Grau 1 1972 Atlético Universidad 1 2002 Aurich–Cañaña 1 1993 Deportivo Cañaña 1 1986 Estudiantes de Medicina 1 2000 FBC Melgar 1 1971 Hungaritos Agustinos 1 1985 I.M.I. 1 1998 Juventud La Palma 1 1978 La Loretana 1 1995 Libertad 1 1987 Los Espartanos 1 1984 Sport Ancash 1 2004 Sport Huancayo 1 2008 Sport Pilsen 1 1983 Sportivo Huracán 1 1973 Total Clean 1 2006 Unión Comercio 1 2010 Universidad César Vallejo 1 2003 Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego 1 1999 Universidad Técnica de Cajamarca 1 1981
Titles by region
Region Nº of titles Clubs La Libertad 8 Carlos A. Mannucci (2), Alfonso Ugarte de Chiclín (1), Los Espartanos (1), Libertad (1), Sport Pilsen (1), Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego (1), Universidad César Vallejo (1) Piura 7 Atlético Torino (5), Atlético Grau (1), I.M.I. (1) Arequipa 4 FBC Melgar (1), Sportivo Huracán (1), Atlético Universidad (1), Total Clean (1) Lambayeque 4 Juan Aurich (2), Deportivo Cañaña (1), Aurich–Cañaña (1) Ancash 3 José Gálvez (2), Sport Áncash (1) Tacna 2 Coronel Bolognesi (2) Huánuco 2 León de Huánuco (2) Junín 2 Asociación Deportiva Tarma (1), Sport Huancayo (1) Lima 1 Juventud La Palma (1) Cajamarca 1 Universidad Técnica de Cajamarca (1) Ica 1 Estudiantes de Medicina (1) Loreto 1 Hungaritos Agustinos (1) San Martín 1 Unión Comercio (1) Ucayali 1 La Loretana (1) Quarterfinals Eliminated in the Round of 16 Eliminated in the Regional Stage9 de Octubre · Alianza Pisco · América Callao · Atlético Huracán · Atlético Pucallpa · Bella Durmiente · Carlos A. Mannucci · Comerciantes Unidos · Cultural Santa Rosa · Cultural Volante · Defensor San Alejandro · Defensor San José · Deportivo Hospital · Deportivo Maldonado · Deportivo Municipal (Mazamari) · Deportivo Municipal (Morococha) · Deportivo Municipal (Paucará) · Deportivo Municipal (San Miguel) · Deportivo Pomalca · Estudiantes Mina Condestable · Estudiantes Puno · FBC Aurora · Genaro Herrera · Huallaga · Humberto Luna · Joe Gutiérrez · José Chiroque Cielo · José María Arguedas · José Olaya (Sechura) · Juventud Barranco · Juventud Ticlacayán · Mariscal Miller · MINSA · Negocios Unidos · Nuevo Amanecer · Saetas de Oro · San Antonio (Chontapampa) · San Juan (Moyobamba) · Social EPISA · Sport Buenos Aires · Sport Huracán · Sport Nevados · Sport Ticlacayán · Tecnológico · Unión Minas (Ccochaccasa) · Universidad Nacional Santiago Antúnez de Mayolo · Universidad San Pedro · Vencedores del Cenepa · Virgen del Carmen Regional Stage · Round of 16 · Quarterfinals · Semifinals · Finals Football in Peru Federación Peruana de Fútbol National teams National competitionsTorneo Descentralizado (History) · Segunda División · Copa Perú · Ligas Departamentales · Ligas Superiores · Ligas Distritales · Torneo de Promoción y Reserva Defunct competitionsDivisión Intermedia · Torneo Zonal Domestic competitionsTorneo Intermedio · Torneo Plácido Galindo (defunct) Related articlesEl Clásico Peruano · Rivalry with Chile · Peruvian football clubs in International Competitions Footballers · Managers · Referees · Clubs · Derbies · Venues · League System
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