1912 in Argentine football

1912 in Argentine football saw the division of Argentine football into two rival associations, when Federación Argentina de Football (FAF) was established to organise its own championships. Thus, Quilmes won the official AFA tournament, while Porteño won the FAF title.

Football in Argentina
Season1912
Men's football
Primera DivisiónQuilmes (AFA)
Porteño (FAF)
IntermediaFerro C. Oeste (AFA)
Tigre (FAF)
Segunda DivisiónBanfield (AFA)
Tigre (FAF)
Primera CBoca Juniors III (AFA)
Gim. y Esg. BA III (FAF)
Copa de HonorRacing Club
Copa de CompetenciaSan Isidro
← 1911 Argentina 1913 →

Primera DivisiónEdit

Asociación Argentina de Football - Copa CampeonatoEdit

Many former players of Alumni (dissolved one year later) went to play for Quilmes, which would be the champion. The tournament had no relegations.[1]

Pos Team Pts G W D L Gf Ga Gd
1 Quilmes 15 10 7 1 2 24 8 +16
2 San Isidro 11 9 5 1 3 16 22 -6
3 Racing Club 10 10 4 2 4 24 16 +8
4 Estudiantes (BA) 8 9 4 0 5 15 18 -3
5 Belgrano AC 7 10 3 1 6 20 20 0
6 River Plate 7 10 3 1 6 8 23 -15

Federación Argentina de FootballEdit

In July 1912, Gimnasia y Esgrima de Buenos Aires disaffiliated from Asociación Argentina de Football, founding the Federación Argentina de Football (FAF) presided by Ricardo Aldao. Recently promoted teams Porteño and Estudiantes (LP) joined the new league, among other clubs.

1912 was the inaugural season of the dissident FAF league. This tournament was formed by 3 dissident teams from the Asociación Argentina (AAF): Estudiantes de La Plata, Gimnasia y Esgrima (BA) and Porteño, plus the 4 teams promoted from the second division: Argentino de Quilmes, Atlanta, Independiente and Kimberley (Villa Devoto). The last club added was the recently created Sociedad Sportiva Argentina.[2]

Pos Team Pts G W D L Gf Ga Gd
1 Independiente [3] 20 14 9 3 3 33 12 +21
2 Porteño [3] 20 14 8 4 2 24 10 +14
3 Estudiantes (LP) 19 14 8 3 3 23 14 +9
4 Gimnasia y Esgrima (BA) 18 14 7 4 3 26 18 +8
5 Argentino de Quilmes 17 14 7 3 4 34 27 +7
6 Atlanta 12 14 6 0 8 24 28 -4
7 Kimberley AC (BA) 6 14 2 2 10 17 48 -31
8 Sociedad Sportiva Argentina 6 14 0 0 14 6 30 -24

Championship playoffEdit

Independiente and Porteño finished level on points at the top of the table, necessitating a championship playoff. The game was suspended at 87' after the Independiente players abandoned the pitch in protest at a disallowed goal by referee Carlos Aertz. The championship was then awarded to Porteño.[4]

FinalEdit

Porteño1-1 [5]Independiente
P. Rithner   Lloveras  

Lower divisionsEdit

IntermediaEdit

Segunda DivisiónEdit

Domestic cupsEdit

Copa de Honor Municipalidad de Buenos AiresEdit

Champion: Racing Club [6]

FinalEdit

Copa de Competencia Jockey ClubEdit

FinalEdit

FinalEdit

International cupsEdit

Tie CupEdit

FinalEdit

Copa de Honor CousenierEdit

FinalEdit

Argentina national teamEdit

Argentina only won one of the five Cups disputed against Uruguay, the Copa Montevideo played in December 1912.

Copa LiptonEdit

Argentina  0-2  Uruguay
Report

Copa Premier Honor UruguayoEdit

Argentina  0-3  Uruguay
Report

Copa Premier Honor ArgentinoEdit

Argentina  0-1  Uruguay
Report

Copa NewtonEdit

Argentina  3-3 [7]  Uruguay
Report

Copa MontevideoEdit

Argentina  3-1 (aet)  Uruguay
Report

Friendly matchesEdit

Date Venue/City Rival Score Report
30 June 1912 Montevideo Peñarol/Nacional Combined 2-0 [8]
9 July 1912 Buenos Aires Swindon Town 0-1
4 September 1912 São Paulo Paulistano 3-4
5 September 1912 São Paulo Americano 3-0
7 September 1912 São Paulo Foreigners of São Paulo 6-3
8 September 1912 São Paulo São Paulo State Team 6-3
12 September 1912 Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro League 4-0
14 September 1912 Rio de Janeiro English of Rio de Janeiro 9-1
16 September 1912 Rio de Janeiro Guanabara State Team 5-0

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Argentina: 1ra. División Asociación Argentina 1912 at Historia y Futbol". Archived from the original on 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  2. ^ "Argentina: 1ra. División Federación Argentina 1912 at Historia y Futbol". Archived from the original on 2013-08-12. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  3. ^ a b Independiente won the championship after winning its final game 5-0 against a weakened Argentino de Quilmes team. Nevertheless, the club offered to play runner-up Porteño in a playoff to avoid criticism.
  4. ^ Argentina 1912 at RSSSF
  5. ^ Porteño was declared champion after the Independiente players abandoned the field.
  6. ^ 1912 Copa Municipalidad de Buenos Aires at RSSSF
  7. ^ As visiting team, Uruguay won the trophy.
  8. ^ Argentina national team - list of other matches 1901-2008