After making the finals of the 2011 Copa Libertadores, Penarol was heavily favored to be the top club in the Uruguay Primera in 2011-2012, but despite finishing second in the overall standings, the Carboneros lost out on both the 2011-2012 Apertura y Clausura titles. Nacional a club that included Inter great Alvaro Recoba as well as the leagues top prospect Tabare Viudez turned out to be the best club overall as they won the Apertura and were then led by Richard Porta 14 goals in 15 games to finish second in the Clausura. The Clausura was won by Defensor who were led by playmaker Bryan Aleman.who tied Viudez for most assists overall.
Complete 2011-2012 League Standings
Top Individual Player's Statistics for League based on Minutes Played
Other Statistical Leaders
Goals: Porta (Nac) 17, Zalayeta (Pen) 15, Lucas (CL) 14, Vera (Lvp) 13.
Headed Goals: Taborda (RP) 7, Porta (Nac) 5, Rodriguez (Pen) 4, Risso (Def) 4.
Free Kick Goals: Aleman (Def) 2, Ortiz (Fen) 2, Ramirez (ET) 2, Pastorini (Rac) 2.
Goals Outside Box: Pastorini (Rac) 4, Hernandez (Rac) 4, Pacheco (Wan) 4, 7 players with 3.
Assists: Viudez (Nac) 10, Aleman (Def) 10, Pacheco (Wan) 8, 2 players with 7.
Shots on Target: Nunez (RJ) 41, Zalayeta (Pen) 41, Mastriani (Cer) 38, Olivera (RP) 38.
Game Winners: Zalayeta (Pen) 6, Vera (Lvp) 6, Medina (Nac) 5, Lucas (CL) 5.
Yellow Cards: Molina (Cer) 14, Gonzalez (RP) 13, Velaquez (ET) 13, Papa (Fen) 13.
Red Cards: Velazquez (ET) 4, Martinez (Wan) 3, Fernandez (Rac) 3, Gonzalez (ET) 3.
2011-2012 Top 10 Players based on Statistical Output & Long Term Player Value
1. Tabare Viudez - http://enbsports.blogspot.ca/2012/08/uruguay-primera-1-tabare-viudez.html
2. Gonzalo Mastriani - http://enbsports.blogspot.ca/2012/08/uruguay-primera-2-gonzalo-mastriani.html
3. Bryan Aleman - http://enbsports.blogspot.ca/2012/08/uruguay-primera-3-bryan-aleman.html
4. Rodrigo Mora - http://enbsports.blogspot.ca/2012/08/uruguay-primera-4-rodrigo-mora.html
5. Diego Rodriguez - http://enbsports.blogspot.ca/2012/08/uruguay-primera-5-diego-rodriguez.html
6. Emiliano Alfaro - http://enbsports.blogspot.ca/2012/07/uruguay-primera-6-emiliano-alfaro.html
7. Alexis Rolin - http://enbsports.blogspot.ca/2012/07/uruguay-primera-7-alexis-rolin.html
8. Emiliano Albin - http://enbsports.blogspot.ca/2012/07/uruguay-primera-8-emiliano-albin.html
9. Ramon Arias - http://enbsports.blogspot.ca/2012/07/uruguay-primera-9-ramon-arias.html
10. Maxi Calzada - http://enbsports.blogspot.ca/2012/07/uruguay-primera-10-maxi-calzada.html