Categoría Primera A

Colombian professional league for association football clubs

The Categoría Primera A is a Colombian professional league for football clubs. It is the highest division in the Colombian football league system. The league was founded in 1948.


The league has 20 teams. The teams play through the Apertura and Finalización tournaments each year. Both tournaments are conducted according to an identical three-stage format. The first stage is in round-robin format, with each team playing the other teams once for a total of 19 matches. The top eight teams then advance to a knockout round consisting of two groups, each team playing six times in a round-robin format. The two leaders of each group go to the final, which is played in a home and away leg system. The winner of the final is the champion. At the end of the Finalizacion tournament, a supercup is played between the winner of the Apertura tournament and the Finalizacion tournament. The winner of the supercup would be the grand champion.


Team City Stadium Capacity
Alianza Petrolera Barrancabermeja Daniel Villa Zapata 10,400
América de Cali Cali Pascual Guerrero 33,130
Atlético Bucaramanga Bucaramanga Alfonso López
Atlético Nacional Medellín Atanasio Girardot 40,043
Boyacá Chicó Tunja La Independencia 20,630
Cúcuta Deportivo Cúcuta General Santander 42,901
Deportes Tolima Ibagué Manuel Murillo Toro 28,100
Deportivo Cali Palmira Deportivo Cali 44,000
Deportivo Pasto Pasto Departamental Libertad 20,665
Deportivo Pereira Pereira Hernán Ramírez Villegas 30,297
Envigado Envigado Polideportivo Sur 11,000
Independiente Medellín Medellín Atanasio Girardot 40,043
Jaguares Montería Jaraguay 12,000
Junior Barranquilla Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez 49,692
La Equidad Bogotá Metropolitano de Techo 8,000
Millonarios Bogotá El Campín 36,343
Once Caldas Manizales Palogrande 28,678
Patriotas Tunja La Independencia 20,630
Rionegro Águilas Rionegro Alberto Grisales 14,000
Santa Fe Bogotá El Campín 36,343