1917 in Argentine football

1917 in Argentine football saw the two teams from Avellaneda dominate Argentine football. Racing Club won its fifth consecutive league title and two domestic cups, while Independiente won the Copa de Competencia Jockey Club.

Football in Argentina
Season1917
Men's football
Primera DivisiónRacing Club
IntermediaDef. Belgrano
Segunda DivisiónSp. Palermo
Tercera DivisiónSan Lorenzo [a]
Copa de HonorRacing Club
Copa de CompetenciaIndependiente
Copa IbargurenRacing Club
← 1916 Argentina 1918 →

In international football Argentina won three minor tournaments but finished as runners up to Uruguay in Copa América for the second time.

Primera DivisiónEdit

Sportivo Barracas made its debut in Primera División, while Gimnasia y Esgrima (BA) and Banfield were relegated at the end of the season.[1]

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pts G W D L Gf Ga Gd
1 Racing Club 35 20 16 3 1 58 4 +54
2 River Plate 30 20 12 6 2 35 14 +21
3 Huracán 28 20 11 6 3 42 15 +27
4 Boca Juniors 28 20 10 8 2 42 23 +19
5 Sportivo Barracas 21 20 6 9 5 25 22 +3
6 Estudiantes (LP) 21 20 8 5 7 28 28 0
7 Estudiantil Porteño 21 20 6 9 5 26 26 0
8 Independiente 20 20 7 6 7 29 24 +5
9 San Isidro 20 20 7 6 7 31 35 -4
10 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 19 20 4 11 5 19 24 -5
11 Ferro Carril Oeste 19 20 6 7 7 18 24 -6
12 San Lorenzo 18 20 6 6 8 29 27 +2
13 Porteño 18 20 7 4 9 20 30 -10
14 Columbian 18 20 8 2 10 18 35 -17
15 Platense 17 20 4 9 7 21 26 -5
16 Atlanta 16 20 6 4 10 29 41 -12
17 Tigre 16 20 6 4 10 23 36 -13
18 Argentino de Quilmes 16 20 6 4 10 21 37 -16
19 Estudiantes (BA) 15 20 6 3 11 25 31 -6
20 Gimnasia y Esgrima (BA) 12 20 4 4 12 23 44 -21
21 Banfield 12 20 4 4 12 17 33 -16

  Champion

  Relegated

Lower divisionsEdit

IntermediaEdit

Segunda DivisiónEdit

Tercera DivisiónEdit

Domestic cupsEdit

Copa de Honor Municipalidad de Buenos AiresEdit

FinalEdit

Racing Club3–1 (aet)River Plate
Perinetti  
Marcovecchio   
Report J. Taggino  

Copa de Competencia Jockey ClubEdit

FinalEdit

Independiente2–1 (aet)Estudiantes (LP)
G. Galeano  
Cánepa  
Report Calandra  

Copa IbargurenEdit

FinalEdit

Racing Club3–2Rosario Central
J. Perinetti   
Marcovecchio  
N. Perinetti  
Report Blanco  
Clarke  

International cupsEdit

Tie CupEdit

FinalEdit

21 April 1918
  Independiente 0–4   Wanderers

Copa de Honor CousenierEdit

FinalEdit

31 April 1918
  Nacional 3–1   Racing Club

Copa Dr. Ricardo C. AldaoEdit

FinalEdit

19 April 1918
  Nacional 2–2   Racing Club

Replay

9 July 1918
  Racing Club 2–1   Nacional

Argentina national teamEdit

Copa AméricaEdit

Argentina travelled to Uruguay to participate in the 2nd edition of Copa América. For the second time they finished in second place behind Uruguay.

TitlesEdit

ResultsEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score Competition Argentina scorers Match Report(s)
18 July 1917 Montevideo   Uruguay 0 - 2 Copa Premier Honor Uruguayo
15 August 1917 Avellaneda   Uruguay 1 - 0 Copa Lipton
2 September 1917 Montevideo   Uruguay 1 - 0 Copa Newton
3 October 1917 Montevideo   Brazil 4 - 2 Copa América 1917 Calomino, Ohaco 2, Blanco
6 October 1917 Montevideo   Chile 1 - 0 Copa América 1917 L. García og
14 October 1917 Montevideo   Uruguay 1 - 0 Copa América 1917
21 October 1917 Avellaneda   Chile 1 - 1 Friendly

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Reserve team.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Argentina 1917 by Osvaldo José Gorgazzi at RSSSf]
  2. ^ 1917 Copa Ibarguren at RSSSF