The Peruvian football league system is a complex system. Though the general outline includes the Liga 1, Liga 2 and Copa Perú. The Copa Perú is very large involving several stages and leagues within it. In addition, the Copa Perú is played within a year. Therefore, clubs who reach level 3 of the pyramid (National stage of the Copa Perú) will have climbed 4 levels in a one-year period.

Current league system (2022)

Both the Liga 2 and Copa Perú promote one club to the Liga 1. In addition, the Copa Perú promotes another club to the Liga 2.

Level Division(s)/League(s)
1 Liga 1
(Primera División)
19 clubs
2 Liga 2
(Segunda División)
13 clubs
1 Promoted to Primera División
2 relegated to Departamental Stage
National stage
(Copa Perú)
Champions and Runners-up of each departamental league
50 clubs
1 Promoted to Primera División
1 Promoted to Segunda División
3

Ligas Departamentales (Departmental stage – 25 leagues)
Liga Departanental del Amazonas – 11 clubs
Liga Departamental de Ancash – 24 clubs
Liga Departamental de Apurímac – 14 clubs
Liga Departamental de Arequipa – 14 clubs
Liga Departamental de Ayacucho – 15 clubs
Liga Departamental de Cajamarca – 27 clubs
Liga Departamental de Callao – 16 clubs
Liga Departamental de Cusco – 26 clubs
Liga Departamental de Huacavelica – 6 clubs
Liga Departamental de Huánuco – 20 clubs
Liga Departamental de Ica – 12 clubs
Liga Departamental de Junín – 21 clubs
Liga Departamental de La Libertad – 20 clubs
Liga Departamental de Lambayeque – 8 clubs
Liga Departamental de Lima – 18 clubs
Liga Departamental de Loreto – 12 clubs
Liga Departamental de Madre de Dios – 6 clubs
Liga Departamental de Moquegua – 4 clubs
Liga Departamental de Pasco – 12 clubs
Liga Departamental de Piura – 18 clubs
Liga Departamental de Puno – 26 clubs
Liga Departamental de San Martín – 18 clubs
Liga Departamental de Tacna – 8 clubs
Liga Departamental de Tumbes – 9 clubs
Liga Departamental de Ucayali – 8 clubs

4 Liga Provinciales (Provincial stage)
5 Ligas Distritales First Division (District stage)
6 Ligas Distritales Second Division
7 Ligas Distritales Third Division

See also