Categoría Primera B

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Torneo BetPlay Dimayor
Founded1991
CountryColombia
ConfederationCONMEBOL
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toCategoría Primera A
Domestic cup(s)Copa Colombia
International cup(s)None
Current championsDeportivo Pereira (2nd title)
(2019)
Most championshipsCúcuta Deportivo
Real Cartagena
(3 titles each)
TV partnersWin Sports
RCN Nuestra Tele
WebsiteOfficial website
Current: 2020 season

Categoría Primera B, commonly referred to as Torneo BetPlay Dimayor due to sponsorship by online betting company BetPlay (formerly Torneo Águila),[1] is the second-division football league in Colombia.

Format[edit]

DIMAYOR has applied a new format from 2015 onwards because of the expansion to 20 teams in the Primera A tournament. The league will no longer have Apertura and Finalización seasons but rather a yearlong tournament with home and away games. The first phase of the tournament is everyone against everyone home and away games. The second is a two-groups phase with the 8 top teams from the season who play each other to determine the winners of each group. The winners of the two groups are both promoted to the Primera A and play the final in home and away games to determine the champion of the season.

Current teams[edit]

Teams for the 2020 season

Team City Stadium Capacity Head Coach
Atlético Cali Pascual Guerrero 33,130 Colombia Giovanni Hernández
Atlético Huila Neiva Guillermo Plazas Alcid 22,000 Colombia Dayron Pérez
Barranquilla F.C. Barranquilla Romelio Martínez 20,000 Colombia Roberto Peñaloza
Boca Juniors de Cali Cali Pascual Guerrero 33,130 Colombia Alejandro Guerrero
Bogotá F.C. Bogotá Metropolitano de Techo 8,000 Colombia Richard Parra
Cortuluá Tuluá Doce de Octubre 16,000 Colombia Jaime de la Pava
Deportes Quindío Armenia Centenario 21,500 Argentina Óscar Quintabani
Fortaleza C.E.I.F. Cota Municipal de Cota 4,000 Argentina Pablo Garabello
Leones F.C. Itagüí Metropolitano Ciudad de Itagüí 12,000 Colombia Álvaro Hernández
Llaneros F.C. Villavicencio Bello Horizonte 15,000 Colombia Wilmer Sandoval
Orsomarso S.C. Palmira Francisco Rivera Escobar 9,000 Colombia Edward Muñoz
Real Cartagena Cartagena Jaime Morón León 16,068 Colombia Nilton Bernal
Real San Andrés San Andrés Island Erwin O'Neill 5,000 Colombia José Luis García
Tigres F.C. Bogotá Metropolitano de Techo 8,000 Colombia Óscar Morera
Unión Magdalena Santa Marta Sierra Nevada 16,000 Colombia Carlos Silva
Valledupar F.C. Valledupar Armando Maestre Pavajeau 11,000 Colombia John Jairo Bodmer

Seasons by club[edit]

This is the complete list of the clubs that have taken part in the Categoría Primera B, founded in 1991, until the 2020 season. Teams who currently play are indicated in bold.

List of champions[edit]

Season Champion (Title count) Runner-up Third place
1991 Envigado (1) Alianza Llanos Atlético Huila
1992 Atlético Huila (1) Alianza Llanos Cortuluá
1993 Cortuluá (1) Fiorentina de Florencia Atlético Palmira
1994 Deportes Tolima (1) Deportivo Antioquia Lanceros Boyacá
1995 Atlético Bucaramanga (1) Lanceros Boyacá Alianza Llanos
1995–96 Cúcuta Deportivo (1) Girardot Independiente Popayán
1996–97 Deportivo Unicosta (1) Lanceros Boyacá Deportivo Pasto
1997 Atlético Huila (2) Cúcuta Deportivo Real Cartagena
1998 Deportivo Pasto (1) Deportivo Pereira Real Cartagena
1999 Real Cartagena (1) Itagüí Deportivo Pereira
2000 Deportivo Pereira (1) Unión Magdalena Expreso Palmira
2001 Deportes Quindío (1) Deportivo Rionegro Unión Magdalena
2002 Centauros Villavicencio (1) Alianza Petrolera No third-place awarded
2003 Bogotá Chicó (1) Pumas de Casanare No third-place awarded
2004 Real Cartagena (2) Deportivo Antioquia No third-place awarded
2005 Cúcuta Deportivo (2) Bajo Cauca No third-place awarded
2006 La Equidad (1) Valledupar Cortuluá
2007 Envigado (2) Academia No third-place awarded
2008 Real Cartagena (3) Deportivo Rionegro No third-place awarded
2009 Cortuluá (2) Atlético Bucaramanga No third-place awarded
2010 Itagüí Ditaires (1) Deportivo Pasto No third-place awarded
2011 Deportivo Pasto (2) Patriotas No third-place awarded
2012 Alianza Petrolera (1) América de Cali No third-place awarded
2013 Uniautónoma (1) Fortaleza No third-place awarded
2014 Jaguares de Córdoba (1) Deportes Quindío No third-place awarded
2015 Atlético Bucaramanga (2) Fortaleza No third-place awarded
2016 América de Cali (1) Tigres No third-place awarded
2017 Boyacá Chicó (2) Leones No third-place awarded
2018 Cúcuta Deportivo (3) Unión Magdalena No third-place awarded
2019 Deportivo Pereira (2) Boyacá Chicó Cortuluá

Titles by club[edit]

As of 26 November 2019

Team Winners Years
Cúcuta Deportivo
3
1995–96, 2005, 2018
Real Cartagena
3
1999, 2004, 2008
Atlético Bucaramanga
2
1995, 2015
Atlético Huila
2
1992, 1997
Boyacá Chicó
2
2003, 2017
Cortuluá
2
1993, 2009
Deportivo Pasto
2
1998, 2011
Deportivo Pereira
2
2000, 2019
Envigado
2
1991, 2007
Alianza Petrolera
1
2012
América de Cali
1
2016
Centauros Villavicencio
1
2002
Deportes Quindío
1
2001
Deportes Tolima
1
1994
Deportivo Unicosta
1
1996–97
Itagüí Ditaires
1
2010
Jaguares
1
2014
La Equidad
1
2006
Uniautónoma
1
2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Así es el nuevo logo del FPC: llegó la Liga Aguila - GOL Caracol". golcaracol.com. 19 December 2014. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2018.

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