1998 Primera División of Chile

Campeonato Nacional Copa Banco del Estado
Dates 4 April – 13 December 1998
Champions Colo-Colo (22nd title)
Relegated Provincial Osorno (Rel. Play-off)
Santiago Wanderers
Deportes Temuco
1999 Copa Libertadores Colo-Colo
Universidad Católica (Liguilla winners)
1998 Copa CONMEBOL Audax Italiano (Copa runners-up)
1999 Copa CONMEBOL Deportes Concepción (Liguilla Semifinals)
Matches played 239
Goals scored 695 (2.91 per match)
Top goalscorer Pedro González (23 goals)
Biggest home win Palestino 9–0 Deportes Temuco
(26 April)
Total attendance 1,635,154
Average attendance 6,842
1997
1999

The 1998 Campeonato Nacional, known as Campeonato Nacional Copa Banco del Estado 1998 for sponsorship purposes, was the 67th season of top-flight football in Chile. Colo-Colo won their 22nd title following a 2–1 home win against Deportes Iquique on 13 December. Universidad Católica also qualified for the next Copa Libertadores as Liguilla winners.

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Colo-Colo 30 19 7 4 54 19 +35 64 Champions and qualified for the 1999 Copa Libertadores
2 Universidad de Chile 30 18 9 3 62 37 +25 63 Qualified for the Liguilla Pre-Copa Libertadores
3 Universidad Católica 30 14 11 5 57 34 +23 53
4 Cobreloa 30 16 3 11 50 36 +14 51
5 Deportes Concepción 30 12 9 9 39 36 +3 45
6 Huachipato 30 11 7 12 39 38 +1 40
7 Deportes Puerto Montt 30 10 9 11 43 46 −3 39
8 Deportes Iquique 30 12 3 15 35 52 −17 39
9 Deportes La Serena 30 10 7 13 39 47 −8 37
10 Palestino 30 9 9 12 50 50 0 36
11 Rangers 30 9 7 14 45 49 −4 34
12 Audax Italiano 30 9 7 14 37 43 −6 34
13 Coquimbo Unido 30 8 9 13 36 41 −5 33 Promotion/relegation play-offs
14 Provincial Osorno 30 8 7 15 41 52 −11 31
15 Santiago Wanderers 30 6 12 12 40 56 −16 30 Relegated to Segunda División
16 Deportes Temuco 30 6 10 14 28 59 −31 13
Source: [citation needed]


 Primera División Chilena
1998 Champion 
Colo-Colo
22nd title

Results

Topscorers

Liguilla Pre-Copa Libertadores

Semifinals

Finals

Universidad Católica qualified for the 1999 Copa Libertadores

Promotion/Relegation play-offs

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