1920 in Argentine football

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Football in Argentina
Season 1920
1919 Argentina 1921

1920 in Argentine football saw Boca Juniors retain the "Asociación Argentina de Football" (AFA) league title. In the dissident "Asociación Amateurs de Football" (AAm) River Plate ended the run of seven consecutive league titles for Racing Club de Avellaneda.[1]

In international football Argentina finished as runners up in Copa América 1920.

Primera División[edit]

Asociación Argentina de Football - Copa Campeonato[edit]

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 Amateur de Football - Primera División[edit]

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.

River Plate won its first championship ending with Racing Club run of 7 consecutive titles.

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

Lower divisions[edit]

Primera B[edit]

  • AFA Champion: El Porvenir
  • AAm Champion: General Mitre

Primera C[edit]

  • AFA Champion: Sportivo Avellaneda
  • AAm Champion: Oriente del Sud

Domestic cups[edit]

Copa de Honor MCBA[edit]

Banfield 2-1 Boca Juniors
Pambrún, López Report M. Martínez
Sp. Barracas

Copa Ibarguren[edit]

Boca Juniors 2-1 [7] Tiro Federal
Calomino Goal 5',
Galíndez Goal 52'
Report Walkens Goal 11'
Sp. Barracas
Referee: Jerónimo Repossi

Tiro Federal 4-0 Boca Juniors
Walkins Goal 5', Podestá Goal 10'17',
J. Cochrane Goal 75' (pen.)
Report
Boca Juniors
Referee: Servando Pérez

Copa de Competencia (AAm)[edit]

International cups[edit]

Copa de Honor Cousenier[edit]

Boca Juniors Argentina 2-0 Uruguay Universal
Report
(Montevideo)

Copa Aldao[edit]

Nacional Uruguay 2-1 Argentina Boca Juniors
Report
(Buenos Aires)

Argentina national team[edit]

Copa América[edit]

In 1920 the Argentina national team travelled to Chile to participate in the 4th edition of Copa América, they finished as runners-up to Uruguay for the third time.

Titles[edit]

Results[edit]

Date Venue Opponents Score Competition Argentina scorers Match Report(s)
18 July 1920 Montevideo  Uruguay 2 - 0 Copa Premier Honor Uruguayo
25 July 1920 Buenos Aires  Uruguay 1 - 3 Copa Newton
8 August 1920 Buenos Aires  Uruguay 1 - 0 Copa Premier Honor Argentino
12 September 1920 Viña del Mar  Uruguay 1 - 1 Copa América 1920 Echeverría
20 September 1920 Viña del Mar  Chile 1 - 1 Copa América 1920 Dellavalle
25 September 1920 Viña del Mar  Brazil 0 - 2 Copa América 1920 Echeverría, Libonatti
12 October 1920 Buenos Aires  Brazil 3 - 1 Friendly

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.
  7. ^ A new game had to be played because Boca Jrs. fielded two ineligible players, Tesoriere and M. Martínez.