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The Categoría Primera A commonly referred to as Liga Aguila due to sponsorship by brewery company Bavaria (manufacturer of Águila beer), is a Colombian professional league for association football clubs. It is the country’s premier football tournament and sits at the top of the Colombian football league system. The league was ranked 6th in the world and 2nd in South America by the IFFHS in its list “The Strongest National League in The World 2017“.

A total of twenty clubs compete in the league’s regular season. División Mayor del Fútbol Profesional Colombiano, better known as DIMAYOR, operates the league system of promotion and relegation for both Categoría Primera A and Categoría Primera B leagues. Since its founding in 1948, fourteen teams have been crowned as Colombian football champions. The most successful club is Atlético Nacional with 16 titles.

Before 1948 there was no professional football league in Colombia. The first clubs were formed in Barranquilla and Bogotá: Barranquilla FC, Polo Club, Escuela Militar and Bartolinos, although the game took a while to develop in popularity. The 1918 Campeonato Nacional was the first tournament played between Colombian clubs, followed by the Copa Centenario Batalla de Boyacá. Independiente Medellín, founded on 15 April 1913, is the oldest club that remains as a professional club.

The first Liga Aguila was organised by the Colombian Football Federation and DIMAYOR in 1948. Ten teams signed up for this first tournament, paying the required fee of 1,000 pesos). Two teams each signed on from Bogotá, Cali, Manizales, and Pereira, plus one from Barranquilla. 252 players were registered for that year’s tournament, 182 of which were Colombians, 13 were Argentine, 8 Peruvian, 5 Uruguayan, 2 Chilean, 2 Ecuadorian, 1 Dominican, and 1 Spanish.

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Santa Fe is a professional Colombian football team based in Bogotá, that currently plays in the Categoría Primera A. They play their home games at the El Campín stadium. Santa Fe is one of the three most successful teams in Colombia, winning seventeen titles, which includes 9 national championships (most recently in 2016), three Superliga Colombiana, two Copas Colombia, and international titles such as one Copa Sudamericana, one Suruga Bank Championship, and one Copa Simón Bolívar. Santa Fe is one of the three clubs that has played every championship in the Categoría Primera A. Santa Fe became the first Colombian team to win the Copa Sudamericana, and the first Colombian team to win an official tournament outside America. The club was recognized as one of the ten best clubs in the world in 2015 by the IFFHS, occupying the seventh position and being the best ranked of South America.

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Millonarios is a professional Colombian football team based in Bogotá, that currently plays in the Categoría Primera A. They play their home games at the El Campín stadium. The team was initially created in 1937 by students from the Colegio Mayor de San Bartolomé. After the team initially was unsure about which name it would want to use, Unión and Juventud were originally favoured, it got under the influence of the city administration of Bogotá and operated as Club Municipal de Deportes. Millonarios was formally founded on June 18, 1946, thanks to the efforts of Alfonso Senior Quevedo, who became the first chairman.

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Once Caldas, is a professional Colombian football team based in Manizales, that currently plays in the Categoría Primera A. They play their home games at the Palogrande stadium. They were the surprise winners of the Copa Libertadores in 2004, mainly due to the performances of Juan Carlos Henao and Jhon Viáfara. The club was founded in 1961[1] after the fusion of Deportes Caldas and Deportivo Manizales (also known as Once Deportivo).

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Deportivo Independiente Medellín, also known as DIM, is a Colombian professional football team, based in Medellín, that currently plays in the Categoría Primera A. They play their home games at the Atanasio Girardot stadium, which is part of the Atanasio Girardot Sports Complex. Independiente Medellín has won the Categoría Primera A six times: in 1955, 1957, 2002-II, 2004-I, 2009-II and 2016-I. Its best performance at international level was in 2003, when the team reached the semifinals at the Copa Libertadores.

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La Equidad is a professional Colombian football team based in Bogotá, that currently plays in the Categoría Primera A. They play their home games at the Metropolitano de Techo stadium. La Equidad were founded in 1982. La Equidad came to be among the top 100 football clubs in the world according to the rankings of the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) thanks to its consistent performances since they were promoted to the top tier in 2007, finishing as runners-up three times and winning the Copa Colombia in 2008.

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Atlético Huila is a professional Colombian football team based in Neiva, that currently plays in the Categoría Primera A. The club was founded on November 29, 1990, making it one of the youngest professional football clubs in Colombia. The club's best seasons came in the late 2000s; they finished runners-up in 2007 and again in 2009. They play their home games at the Guillermo Plazas Alcid stadium, which has a capacity of 27,000. Huila has a long-standing rivalry with Deportes Tolima, known as the Tolima Grande derby.

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Deportivo Pasto is a Colombian professional football team based in the city of Pasto, that currently plays in the Categoría Primera A. They play their home games at the Libertad stadium. Deportivo Pasto is both the southernmost and westernmost based team in the Colombian league. Deportivo Pasto was founded on 12 October 1949. Pasto has won the league title once in the 2006-I tournament and finished as runner-up on two occasions.

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Deportes Tolima is a Colombian professional football club based in Ibagué, Tolima Department that currently plays in the Categoría Primera A. The club was founded on 18 December 1954. They won the Colombian top tier twice, in the 2003–II and 2018–I tournaments. They play their home games at the Manuel Murillo Toro stadium.

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Alianza Petrolera is a Colombian professional football team based in Barrancabermeja, that currently plays in the Categoría Primera A. The club was founded in 1991 and played in the Categoría Primera B until 2012. They play their home games at the Daniel Villa Zapata stadium. They have also played home matches in the town of Guarne, Antioquia and in Floridablanca. Alianza Petrolera was a founding member of Categoría Primera B and played in that league from 1992 to 2012. They enjoyed a significant run of success between 1998 and 2004, finishing as runners-up in 2002. However, their fortunes changed after that and by 2009 the club was on the verge of folding.

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Patriotas, is a professional Colombian football team based in Tunja, that currently plays in the Categoría Primera A. They play their home games at the La Independencia stadium. Patriotas was founded in 2003 by the then-governor of Boyacá Miguel Ángel Bermúdez, together with then Coldeportes' chairman and the owners of hardware business G&J. In its first year in the Primera B, the club reached the semifinals, where was eliminated by Bogotá Chicó.

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Atlético Nacional, is a Colombian professional football team based in Medellín. The club is one of only three teams to have played in every first division tournament in the country's history, the other two teams being Millonarios and Santa Fe. Atlético Nacional was founded on 7 March 1947 as Club Atlético Municipal de Medellín by Luis Alberto Villegas López, a former president of the football league of Antioquia. The current owner, Organización Ardila Lülle, officially acquired the team in 1996. According to CONMEBOL, Atlético Nacional is the club with the largest number of fans in Colombia.

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Unión Magdalena is a professional Colombian football club based in Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia. Unión Magdalena currently plays in the Categoría Primera A. They play their home games at the Sierra Nevada Stadium. Founded in March 10, 1951 as Deportivo Samarios, the club was re-founded as Unión Magdalena in 19 April 1953. The original playing squad was largely composed of Hungarians who were touring Colombia when their club, the Hungaria FbC Roma, was disbanded.

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Jaguares de Córdoba is a professional Colombian football team based in Montería, that plays in the Categoría Primera A. They play their home games at the Jaraguay stadium. The team was created on December 5, 2012 at a meeting held by team president Nelson Soto Duque, the mayor of Montería, and the governor of Córdoba. In an initiative led by the Montería city hall and the Córdoba government, with support from local companies, an agreement was reached with the direction to move Sucre F.C. from Sincelejo to Montería from 2013 under the name Jaguares de Córdoba.

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Atlético Bucaramanga is a professional Colombian football team based in Bucaramanga. The club plays its home games at the Alfonso López stadium. The club was founded on 11 May 1949 by Rafael Chaberman, a Barranquilla businessman. Ever since, it has been a regular participant in the top flight of the Colombian professional league. The team's most recent stint in the top division began in 2015. The club's greatest achievement to date took place in 1997, when they reached the finals of the Colombian football league, losing to América de Cali. That performance qualified them for the ensuing Copa Libertadores de América, in which they reached the second round.

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Envigado Fútbol Club is a Colombian professional football team based in Envigado, that currently plays in the Categoría Primera A. They play their home games at the Polideportivo Sur stadium. The club was founded on 14 October 1989 and was the first Colombian team from the second division that was promoted to the Categoría Primera A in 1991. The club is renowned for the quality of its youth development and the number of international stars who have begun their careers with the team including James Rodríguez, Fredy Guarín, Juan Fernando Quintero, among others. It is frequently considered among the best youth academies in South America.

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Rionegro Águilas is a professional Colombian football team based in Rionegro that currently plays in the Categoría Primera A. They play their home games at Alberto Grisales stadium. The club also has a futsal team. In 2008, the team was founded after a group of investors led by former football player José Fernando Salazar bought the team Bajo Cauca and relocated it to Itagüí.

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Junior is a Colombian professional football team based in Barranquilla, that currently plays in the Categoría Primera A. Junior is the main Caribbean team in the top flight of Colombian football. The club was founded on August 7, 1924. Known as Los Tiburones (The Sharks), or El Equipo Tiburón (The Shark Team). Junior have won the Colombian professional football championship eight times (1977, 1980, 1993, 1995, 2004, 2010, 2011 and 2018).

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Cúcuta Deportivo is a professional Colombian football team based in Cúcuta, that currently plays in the Categoria Primera A. The club was officially founded on September 10, 1924, and its first appearance in a professional league was in the 1950 Campeonato Profesional season. They play their home games at the 42,000 capacity General Santander stadium, although in 2017 they played some of their home games at Estadio Municipal Héctor "El Zipa" González in Zipaquirá, with capacity for 7,000 people. The team disputes the Clásico del Oriente Colombiano against its long-time rival Atlético Bucaramanga. Cúcuta Deportivo has won seven titles between national and international, but the greatest achievements of the team are: two Primera B titles in 1995–96 and 2005, one Primera A title in 2006-II, and reaching the semi-finals of the 2007 Copa Libertadores, where they were knocked out by Argentinian club Boca Juniors. The IFFHS has ranked Cúcuta Deportivo 92nd in the list of best South American clubs of the 21st century.

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América de Cali is a Colombian football team based in Cali and playing in the Categoría Primera A. They play their home games at the Olímpico Pascual Guerrero stadium. The club is regarded by FIFA and IFFHS as the strongest football team in Colombia and the ninth strongest in South America during the 20th century. IFFHS also once ranked América de Cali as the second best club side in the world, behind only Italian champions Juventus. The club is one of the oldest in Colombia; they were founded in 1927, and trace their origins to the América Football Club, which was founded in 1918. They are also one of the most successful Colombian clubs at both the domestic and international levels, winning thirteen national titles and reaching the Copa Libertadores finals four times (including three straight from 1985 to 1987). Although they have never won the Copa Libertadores, they have won two international tournaments, the 1999 Copa Merconorte and the 1975 Copa Simón Bolívar.

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Deportivo Cali, is a Colombian sports club based in Cali, most notable for its football team, which currently competes in the Categoría Primera A. Deportivo Cali is one of the most successful football teams in Colombia, having won nine domestic league championships, one Copa Colombia and one Superliga Colombiana, for eleven titles. Their stadium, Estadio Deportivo Cali, with an original capacity of 61,890, is the largest football stadium in Colombia and was officially inaugurated on 19 November 2008. In 2010 its capacity was reduced to 55,000 people due to renovations. Deportivo Cali's old home stadium was Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero, with a capacity of 43,130.

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