2018 Chilean Primera División

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Campeonato Nacional
Season 2018
Dates2 February – 2 December 2018
Champions Universidad Católica (13th title)
Relegated Deportes Temuco
San Luis
Copa Libertadores Universidad Católica
Universidad de Concepción
Universidad de Chile
Palestino (cup winners)
Copa Sudamericana Deportes Antofagasta
Colo-Colo
Unión La Calera
Unión Española
Matches played240
Goals scored619 (2.58 per match)
Best Player Luciano Aued [1]
Top goalscorer Esteban Paredes
(19 goals)
Best goalkeeper Matías Dituro [1]
Biggest home win Unión La Calera 6–1 U. de Chile
(22 April)
Biggest away win Dep. Temuco 0–4 Dep. Iquique
(6 April)
Dep. Temuco 0–4 Huachipato
(21 September)
Unión La Calera 0–4 Everton
(22 September)
Highest scoring Curicó Unido 4–4 Unión Española
(26 February)
Highest attendance45,503
U. de Chile 0–0 Dep. Iquique
(25 November)
Total attendance1,716,462
Average attendance7,152
2017
2019

The 2018 Campeonato Nacional , known as Campeonato Nacional Scotiabank 2018 for sponsorship purposes, was the 88th season of top-flight football in Chile. The season started on 2 February and ended on 2 December. Colo-Colo were the defending champions, having won the 2017 Transición tournament. Universidad Católica won their thirteenth title on the last day of the season following a 2–1 win at Deportes Temuco, who were relegated to the second tier with this defeat. [2]

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Format changes

For the 2018 season, the Asociación Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (ANFP) approved a change of format from the Apertura-Clausura system that had been used in previous seasons, to a single tournament during the calendar year. [3] The 16 teams played each other twice (once at home and once away) for a total of 30 matches. Qualification for the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana was awarded to the top seven teams at the end of the season, as well as the Copa Chile champions, while the bottom two teams were automatically relegated. [4]

Teams

Stadia and locations

TeamCityStadium
Audax Italiano Santiago (La Florida) Bicentenario de La Florida a
Colo-Colo Santiago (Macul) Monumental David Arellano
Curicó Unido Curicó La Granja
Deportes Antofagasta Antofagasta Calvo y Bascuñán
Deportes Iquique Iquique Cavancha b
Deportes Temuco Temuco Germán Becker
Everton Viña del Mar Sausalito
Huachipato Talcahuano Huachipato-CAP Acero
O'Higgins Rancagua El Teniente
Palestino Santiago (La Cisterna) Municipal de La Cisterna
San Luis Quillota Lucio Fariña Fernández c
Unión Española Santiago (Independencia) Santa Laura-Universidad SEK
Unión La Calera La Calera Lucio Fariña Fernández d
Universidad Católica Santiago (Las Condes) San Carlos de Apoquindo
Universidad de Chile Santiago (Ñuñoa) Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos
Universidad de Concepción Concepción Alcaldesa Ester Roa Rebolledo

a: Audax Italiano played their home matches against Deportes Temuco and Everton at Estadio Municipal de La Pintana and Estadio El Teniente in Rancagua due to pitch renovation works at Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida.
b: Deportes Iquique played their home matches against Universidad de Chile, Universidad Católica, and Colo-Colo at Estadio Zorros del Desierto in Calama.
c: San Luis played their home matches against Deportes Temuco, O'Higgins, and Unión Española at Estadio Elías Figueroa Brander in Valparaíso due to pitch renovation works at Estadio Municipal Lucio Fariña Fernández.
d: Unión La Calera temporarily play their home matches at Estadio Municipal Lucio Fariña Fernández in Quillota due to remodeling works at Estadio Municipal Nicolás Chahuán Nazar. They played their home matches against Colo-Colo, Palestino, and Universidad Católica at Estadio Sausalito in Viña del Mar due to pitch renovation works at Estadio Municipal Lucio Fariña Fernández.

Personnel and kits

TeamHead coachCaptainKit manufacturerSponsors
Audax Italiano Flag of Chile.svg Juan José Ribera Flag of Chile.svg Nicolás Peric Macron Traverso
Colo-Colo Flag of Chile.svg Héctor Tapia Flag of Chile.svg Esteban Paredes Under Armour MG Motor
Curicó Unido Flag of Chile.svg Jaime Vera Flag of Argentina.svg Martín Cortés OnefitMultihogar
Deportes Antofagasta Flag of Argentina.svg Gerardo Ameli Flag of Chile.svg Gonzalo Villagra Cafu Minera Escondida
Deportes Iquique Flag of Chile.svg Luis Musrri Flag of Chile.svg Rodrigo Naranjo Rete UNAP
Deportes Temuco Flag of Chile.svg Miguel Ponce Flag of Chile.svg Cristián Canío Joma Rosen
Everton Flag of Argentina.svg Javier Torrente Flag of Chile.svg Marcos Velásquez Pirma Fox Sports
Huachipato Flag of Argentina.svg Nicolás Larcamón Flag of Chile.svg Claudio Sepúlveda Mitre PF
O'Higgins Flag of Chile.svg Marco Antonio Figueroa Flag of Chile.svg Albert Acevedo Adidas VTR
Palestino Flag of Chile.svg Ivo Basay Flag of Chile.svg Diego Rosende TrainingBank of Palestine
San Luis Flag of Chile.svg Mauricio Riffo Flag of Chile.svg Daniel Vicencio Capelli SportPF
Unión Española Flag of Chile.svg Fernando Díaz (caretaker) Flag of Chile.svg Diego Sánchez Kappa Universidad SEK
Unión La Calera Flag of Argentina.svg Francisco Meneghini Flag of Chile.svg Lucas Giovini KS7PF
Universidad Católica Flag of Spain.svg Beñat San José Flag of Chile.svg Cristian Álvarez Umbro DirecTV
Universidad de Chile Flag of Argentina.svg Frank Kudelka Flag of Chile.svg Johnny Herrera Adidas Chevrolet
Universidad de Concepción Flag of Chile.svg Francisco Bozán Flag of Argentina.svg Alejandro Camargo KS7 Universidad de Concepción

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyPosition in tableIncoming managerDate of appointment
Universidad Católica Flag of Chile.svg Mario Salas Mutual consent10 December 2017 [5] Pre-season Flag of Spain.svg Beñat San José 20 December 2017 [6]
Huachipato Flag of Argentina.svg César Vigevani 13 December 2017 [7] Flag of Argentina.svg Nicolás Larcamón 4 January 2018 [8]
Deportes Antofagasta Flag of Argentina.svg Nicolás Larcamón Resigned25 December 2017 [9] Flag of Argentina.svg Gerardo Ameli 4 January 2018 [10]
Deportes Iquique Flag of Chile.svg Erick Guerrero Sacked26 February 2018 [11] 12th Flag of Chile.svg Miguel Riffo 26 February 2018 [11]
Audax Italiano Flag of Chile.svg Hugo Vilches Mutual consent13 April 2018 [12] 16th Flag of Chile.svg Juan José Ribera 14 April 2018 [13]
Colo-Colo Flag of Argentina.svg Pablo Guede Resigned19 April 2018 [14] 4th Flag of Chile.svg Agustín Salvatierra (caretaker)19 April 2018 [15]
Colo-Colo Flag of Chile.svg Agustín Salvatierra End of caretaker spell24 April 20184th Flag of Chile.svg Héctor Tapia 24 April 2018 [16]
Universidad de Chile Flag of Argentina.svg Ángel Guillermo Hoyos Sacked27 April 2018 [17] 2nd Flag of Chile.svg Esteban Valencia (caretaker)27 April 2018 [17]
Palestino Flag of Argentina.svg Germán Cavalieri Resigned18 May 2018 [18] 10th Flag of Argentina.svg Sebastián Méndez 19 May 2018 [18]
Universidad de Chile Flag of Chile.svg Esteban Valencia End of caretaker spell26 May 2018 [19] 4th Flag of Argentina.svg Frank Kudelka 27 May 2018 [20]
San Luis Flag of Chile.svg Miguel Ramírez Resigned26 May 2018 [21] 14th Flag of Argentina.svg Diego Osella 5 June 2018 [22]
Everton Flag of Argentina.svg Pablo Sánchez Sacked27 May 2018 [23] 16th Flag of Argentina.svg Javier Torrente 2 June 2018 [24]
Curicó Unido Flag of Chile.svg Luis Marcoleta Resigned11 June 2018 [25] 12th Flag of Chile.svg Jaime Vera 14 June 2018 [26]
Deportes Temuco Flag of Argentina.svg Dalcio Giovagnoli Sacked16 June 2018 [27] 13th Flag of Chile.svg Miguel Ponce 22 June 2018 [28]
O'Higgins Flag of Argentina.svg Gabriel Milito Mutual consent20 June 2018 [29] 8th Flag of Uruguay.svg Mauricio Larriera 30 June 2018 [30]
O'Higgins Flag of Uruguay.svg Mauricio Larriera Sacked24 September 2018 [31] 9th Flag of Chile.svg Marco Antonio Figueroa 26 September 2018 [32]
San Luis Flag of Argentina.svg Diego Osella Resigned1 October 2018 [33] 16th Flag of Chile.svg Mauricio Riffo 3 October 2018 [34]
Palestino Flag of Argentina.svg Sebastián Méndez 8 October 2018 [35] 14th Flag of Chile.svg Ivo Basay 9 October 2018 [36]
Deportes Iquique Flag of Chile.svg Miguel Riffo Mutual consent10 October 2018 [37] 11th Flag of Chile.svg Luis Musrri 12 October 2018 [38]
Unión Española Flag of Argentina.svg Martín Palermo Sacked4 November 2018 [39] 8th Flag of Chile.svg Fernando Díaz (caretaker)4 November 2018 [39]
Unión La Calera Flag of Chile.svg Víctor Rivero 6 November 2018 [40] 5th Flag of Argentina.svg Francisco Meneghini 8 November 2018 [41]

Standings

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 Universidad Católica (C)30171033925+1461Qualification to Copa Libertadores group stage
2 Universidad de Concepción 3018484431+1358
3 Universidad de Chile 3018394637+957Qualification to Copa Libertadores second stage
4 Deportes Antofagasta 30141154833+1553Qualification to Copa Sudamericana first stage
5 Colo-Colo 30127114038+243
6 Unión La Calera 30134133838043
7 Unión Española 3091474442+241
8 O'Higgins 30125134141041
9 Huachipato 30109113932+739
10 Audax Italiano 30810124040034
11 Everton 3097143944534
12 Curicó Unido 30810123540534
13 Palestino 30711124145432Qualification to Copa Libertadores second stage [lower-alpha 1]
14 Deportes Iquique 30711123442832
15 Deportes Temuco (R)306101429451628Relegation to Primera B
16 San Luis (R)30581724482423
Source: ANFP, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) Goal difference, 3) Matches won, 4) Goals for, 5) Away goals for, 6) Red cards, 7) Yellow cards, 8) Drawing of lots.
In case there are two teams tied in points for first place: 2) Playoff game.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:

Results

Home \ Away AUD CC CUR ANT DIQ TEM EVE HUA OHI PAL SL UE ULC UC UCH UDC
Audax Italiano 1–14–10–03–11–11–02–41–23–11–11–14–00–02–34–1
Colo-Colo 3–22–03–40–02–03–12–11–10–03–21–10–2 1–0 1–0 0–2
Curicó Unido 3–00–03–40–01–13–12–11–00–01–04–42–01–31–21–0
Deportes Antofagasta 1–11–22–02–13–23–20–03–21–01–01–10–21–14–01–0
Deportes Iquique 1–12–12–20–22–11–12–03–12–12–20–10–10–11–21–3
Deportes Temuco 2–11–01–21–10–41–10–40–13–22–22–00–21–20–11–1
Everton 1–04–21–13–22–32–20–00–13–02–11–11–30–10–11–0
Huachipato 1–01–21–00–02–20–02–00–11–11–11–12–03–00–13–0
O'Higgins 4–01–12–20–32–12–01–22–12–24–01–12–30–10–14–2
Palestino 1–12–12–11–15–11–12–13–02–30–11–11–22–21–31–2
San Luis 0–01–01–01–10–01–21–22–42–00–10–21–21–11–20–3
Unión Española 2–43–22–11–10–02–12–22–12–02–24–01–11–11–42–3
Unión La Calera 1–01–20–01–31–00–10–40–24–01–10–11–02–26–11–3
Universidad Católica 1–0 1–0 2–10–02–22–12–13–11–02–12–13–11–0 1–1 1–0
Universidad de Chile 1–2 1–3 2–12–00–02–12–02–21–01–23–01–21–0 2–0 1–2
Universidad de Concepción 1–02–10–03–23–00–02–01–00–23–22–01–02–10–03–1
Source: ANFP, Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers

RankNameClubGoals
1 Flag of Chile.svg Esteban Paredes Colo-Colo 19
2 Flag of Panama.svg Gabriel Torres Huachipato 15
3 Flag of Chile.svg Matías Campos López Palestino 14
Flag of Argentina.svg Tobías Figueroa Unión Española
5 Flag of Venezuela.svg Eduard Bello Deportes Antofagasta 13
6 Flag of Chile.svg Patricio Rubio Everton 12
7 Flag of Paraguay.svg Mauro Caballero San Luis 11
Flag of Argentina.svg Brian Fernández Unión La Calera
Flag of Chile.svg Javier Parraguez Huachipato
10 Flag of Argentina.svg Ricardo Blanco Curicó Unido 9
Flag of Brazil.svg Sergio Santos Audax Italiano

Source: Soccerway

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