1915 Argentine Primera División

The 1915 Argentine Primera División was the 24th season of top-flight football in Argentina. The season began on April 4 and ended on January 1916. The reunification of the "Asociación Argentina de Football" and the "Federación Argentina de Football" brought the creation of a championship of 25 teams. The tournament took a league format with each team playing the others once.[1]

Primera División
RACING1915.JPG
Racing Club, champions
Season1915
ChampionsRacing (3rd title)
PromotedSan Lorenzo Green Arrow Up.svg
Def. Belgrano Green Arrow Up.svg
RelegatedKimberley Red Arrow Down.svg
Def. Belgrano Red Arrow Down.svg
Comercio Red Arrow Down.svg
Floresta Red Arrow Down.svg
Top goalscorerArgentina Alberto Ohaco (Racing)
(31 goals)
Biggest home winRiver Plate 7–0 Floresta
Belgrano A.C. 7–0 Banfield
San Isidro 7–0 Boca Juniors
Biggest away winArgentino (Q) 1–8 Racing
1914
1916

Clubs that made their debuts in Primera were San Lorenzo de Almagro (Segunda División (AFA) champion)[2] and Defensores de Belgrano (División Intermedia (FAF) champion).[3] The coming of San Lorenzo caused all the "big five" to meet in an official tournament for the first time. Racing achieved its 3° consecutive championship.

For the first time in Primera División history, four teams were relegated: Kimberley, Defensores de Belgrano, Comercio and Floresta.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Racing 24 22 2 0 95 5 +90 46[a]
2 San Isidro 24 22 2 0 72 12 +60 46
3 River Plate 24 16 6 2 58 17 +41 38
4 Porteño 24 17 2 5 57 26 +31 36
5 Platense 24 14 4 6 43 26 +17 32
6 Estudiantes (LP) 24 13 6 5 45 29 +16 32
7 Huracán 24 11 6 7 40 26 +14 28
8 Independiente 24 11 5 8 40 22 +18 27[a]
9 Estudiantes (BA) 24 12 3 9 38 33 +5 27
10 Ferro Carril Oeste 24 8 8 8 38 32 +6 24
11 Argentino (Q) 24 11 2 11 32 43 −11 24
12 Gimnasia y Esgrima (BA) 24 9 5 10 39 43 −4 23
13 San Lorenzo 24 10 3 11 38 46 −8 23
14 Boca Juniors 24 8 6 10 32 38 −6 22
15 Banfield 24 9 3 12 33 44 −11 21[b]
16 Quilmes 24 7 7 10 19 26 −7 21
17 Hispano Argentino 24 8 4 12 39 50 −11 20
18 Tigre 24 8 4 12 21 40 −19 20
19 Estudiantil Porteño 24 9 1 14 38 57 −19 19
20 Belgrano A.C. 24 8 2 14 32 47 −15 18
21 Atlanta 24 7 1 16 18 53 −35 15
22 Kimberley (R) 24 5 4 15 23 45 −22 14
23 Defensores de Belgrano (R) 24 4 4 16 26 57 −31 12
24 Comercio (R) 24 2 3 19 23 77 −54 7
25 Floresta (R) 24 1 3 20 15 60 −45 5
Source:[citation needed]
(R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b The first league meeting between Avellaneda rivals Racing Club and Independiente ended 1-2 to Independiente, but the result was cancelled and the points awarded to Racing Club.
  2. ^ Banfield had two results cancelled and the points awarded to their opponents

Championship playoffEdit

Racing and San Isidro finished level on points at the top of the table, necessitating a championship playoff, where Racing won its 3rd. consecutive title.[4]

Date Team 1 Team 2 Res. Venue City
6 Jan Racing Club San Isidro
10
Independiente Avellaneda

Match detailsEdit

1915 Primera División Final
Racing Club1–0San Isidro
Marcovecchio   6' Report
Independiente Stadium (Crucecita), Avellaneda

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Argentina 1915 Archived 2013-05-30 at the Wayback Machine by Osvaldo Gorgazzi at RSSSF.com
  2. ^ "Tercera División - Campeones" on AFA website, 11 Aug 2013 (Archive)
  3. ^ "Segunda División - Campeones" on AFA website (Archive, 13 Aug 2013)
  4. ^ HAZAÑAS ACADÉMICAS: 1915, OTRO PASO HACIA LA GLORIA on Racing website, 6 Jan 2016