1920 Argentine Primera División

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Primera División
Season 1920
Champions Boca Juniors (AFA)
River Plate (AAmF)
1919
1921

The 1920 Argentine Primera División was the 29° season of top-flight football in Argentina. The AFA season began on March 21 and ended in January 1921 while the AAmF began on March 28 and also ended on January 1921.

Boca Juniors won its 2nd. consecutive AFA championship while River Plate won the dissident Asociación Amateurs de Football (AAmF) title, putting an ended to the seven consecutive titles won by Racing Club de Avellaneda.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Asociación Argentina de Football - Copa Campeonato[edit]

Primera División (AFA)
Season 1920
Champions Boca Juniors (2° title)
Promoted Banfield
Del Plata
Sp. del Norte
Nueva Chicago
Lanús
Sportivo Barracas
Sportivo Palermo
Relegated (none)
1920 Copa Aldao Boca Juniors
Top goalscorer Argentina Fausto Lucarelli (Banfield) (15 goals)
Biggest home win Boca Juniors 7–0 N. Chicago
Biggest away win Sp. Palermo 0–6 Sp. Almagro
1919
1921

Club Eureka disappeared when merging with Sportivo Palermo while the Association expanded the number of to 13 clubs participating. Banfield returned to Primera after promoting the last year while Sportivo Barracas came from rival league "Asociación Amateurs de Football". The rest of the teams were promoted to Primera through a resolution by the association, they were Del Plata, Sportivo del Norte (then Colegiales), Nueva Chicago, Lanús, and Sportivo Palermo.[2]

Pos Team Pts G W D L Gf Ga Gd
1 Boca Juniors 43 24 20 3 1 52 7 +45
2 Banfield 31 24 13 5 6 35 21 +14
3 Huracán 31 24 13 5 6 38 26 +12
4 Porteño 30 24 13 4 7 31 26 +5
5 Del Plata 26 24 10 6 8 22 27 -5
6 Sportivo Barracas 25 24 10 5 9 26 28 -2
7 Nueva Chicago 23 24 10 3 11 17 36 -19
8 Sportivo del Norte 22 24 9 4 11 19 47 -28
9 Estudiantes (LP) 21 24 10 1 13 34 37 -3
10 Sportivo Palermo 19 24 8 3 13 26 52 -26
11 Lanús [3] 15 24 5 5 14 26 12 +12
12 Sportivo Almagro [4] 11 24 4 3 17 16 9 7
13 Palermo 9 24 4 1 19 14 28 -14

Asociación Amateurs de Football[edit]

Primera División (AAmF)
Season 1920
Champions River Plate (1° title)
Promoted Barracas Central
Ferro Carril Oeste
Sp. Buenos Aires
Relegated (none)
Top goalscorer Argentina Santiago Carreras
(Vélez Sársfield) (19 goals)
Biggest home win Racing 7–0 Tigre
Biggest away win Estudiantes (BA) 0–10 Independiente
1919
1921

The tournament started with 17 teams then expanded to 19 when Lanús and Sportivo Almagro (that had previously left the Asociación Argentina) joined the league. Ferro Carril Oeste returned to the league after being relegated 2 years before. Barracas Central debuted in Primera after winning the Primera B (Aam) title last year. Sportivo Buenos Aires also debuted in the top division.

Pos Team Pts G W D L Gf Ga Gd
1 River Plate 56 34 25 6 3 70 22 +48
2 Racing Club 54 34 25 4 5 77 23 +54
3 San Lorenzo 46 34 17 12 5 58 30 +20
4 Atlanta 41 34 17 7 10 49 29 +20
5 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 41 34 17 7 10 46 32 +14
6 Vélez Sársfield 39 34 17 5 12 60 32 +28
7 Platense 37 34 16 5 13 51 39 12
8 Independiente 35 34 12 11 11 58 47 +11
9 San Isidro 33 34 12 9 13 52 53 -1
10 Quilmes 32 34 13 6 15 35 48 -13
11 Estudiantil Porteño 30 34 9 12 13 38 42 -4
12 Ferro Carril Oeste 30 34 12 6 16 34 61 -27
13 Defensores de Belgrano 27 34 9 9 16 28 40 -12
14 Barracas Central 26 34 9 8 17 28 49 -21
15 Tigre 22 34 9 4 21 38 77 -39
16 Sportivo Buenos Aires 18 34 6 6 22 33 64 -31
17 Sportivo Almagro [5] 17 17 6 5 6 22 21 +1
18 Lanús[6] 15 17 6 3 8 14 23 -9
19 Estudiantes (BA) 13 34 4 5 25 31 90 -59

References[edit]

  1. ^ Argentina 1920 at RSSSF
  2. ^ Argentina: 1ra. División Asociación Argentina 1920 at Historia y Futbol
  3. ^ Lanús abandoned the AAF to join the AAm after the 13th round of fixtures. The remaining 12 fixtures were awarded as wins to its opponents
  4. ^ Sportivo Almagro abandoned the AAF to join the AAm after the 13th round of fixtures. The remaining 12 fixtures were awarded as wins to its opponents
  5. ^ Sportivo Almagro defected from the AAF league at the halfway stage, therefore played half as many games as the rest of the league.
  6. ^ Lanús defected from the AAF league at the halfway stage, therefore played half as many games as the rest of the league.