1919 in Argentine football

1919 in Argentine football saw the "Asociación Argentina de Football" (AFA) league championship abandoned mid season. The clubs then split between two different associations. The majority of the clubs joined the new "Asociación Amateurs de Football" (AAm) while six clubs remained with the official body.

Football in Argentina
Season1919
Men's football
Primera DivisiónBoca Juniors
IntermediaBanfield (AFA)
Barracas Central (AAm)
Segunda DivisiónEl Porvenir (AFA)
Sportivo Barracas III [a] (AAm)
Tercera DivisiónAlmagro (AFA)
Racing Club (AAm) [a]
Copa de CompetenciaBoca Juniors
Copa IbargurenBoca Juniors
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Boca Juniors won four titles that year, including the Primera División and three cups, domestic Copa de Competencia Jockey Club and Copa Ibarguren and the international Tie Cup. Meanwhile, Racing Club joined the dissident Asociación Amateurs and won it to achieve its 7th consecutive league championship.

Primera DivisiónEdit

Asociación Argentina de Football - Copa CampeonatoEdit

The 1919 season started on 16 March 1919 but the tournament was annulled due to internal problems. Therefore a new dissident Association was created and there were two tournaments disputed at the same time.

After the schism the Asociación Argentina organized a tournament with the few remaining teams, 6 in total. Boca Juniors was declared champion with 14 fixtures to be played.[1]

Pos Team Pts G W D L Gf Ga Gd
1 Boca Juniors 14 7 7 0 0 27 5 +22
2 Estudiantes (LP) 7 8 3 1 4 10 7 +3
3 Huracán 4 5 2 0 3 3 11 -8
4 Eureka 3 4 1 1 2 5 6 -1
5 Sportivo Almagro 3 4 1 1 2 3 8 -5
6 Porteño 3 6 1 1 4 5 16 -11

Asociación Amateurs de FootballEdit

Internal problems in the Association caused that some members left to create a new league: the Asociación Amateurs de Football, which organized its own championships. Racing Club joined the new rival association winning the tournament, its 7th consecutive league title.

Vélez Sársfield played its first Primera División championship after being disaffiliated from the Asociación Argentina.[2]

Pos Team Pts G W D L Gf Ga Gd
1 Racing Club 26 13 13 0 0 43 10 +33
2 Vélez Sársfield 20 13 9 2 2 21 8 +13
3 River Plate 16 13 6 4 3 16 11 +5
4 Defensores de Belgrano 16 13 6 4 3 20 18 +2
5 Atlanta 14 13 6 2 5 27 17 +10
6 San Lorenzo 13 13 5 3 5 22 20 +2
7 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 13 13 6 1 6 18 19 -1
8 Independiente 12 13 5 2 6 22 20 +2
9 Platense 12 13 5 2 6 22 24 -2
10 Sportivo Barracas 12 13 5 2 6 20 23 -3
11 Estudiantil Porteño 11 13 4 3 6 19 21 -2
12 Tigre 9 13 4 1 8 17 23 -6
13 San Isidro 5 13 2 1 10 14 27 -13
14 Estudiantes (BA) 3 13 1 1 11 8 48 -40

Lower divisionsEdit

IntermediaEdit

Segunda DivisiónEdit

Domestic cupsEdit

Copa de Competencia Jockey ClubEdit

Champion: Boca Juniors

FinalEdit

Copa IbargurenEdit

Champion: Boca Juniors

FinalEdit

International cupsEdit

Tie CupEdit

FinalEdit

Copa AldaoEdit

FinalEdit

Argentina national teamEdit

Copa AméricaEdit

Argentina travelled to Brazil to play in the 3rd edition of Copa América. They finished in 3rd place behind hosts Brazil and runners-up Uruguay.

TitlesEdit

ResultsEdit

Date Venue Opponents Score Competition Argentina scorers Match Report(s)
11 May 1919 Asunción   Paraguay 1 - 5 Friendly
13 May 1919 Río de Janeiro   Uruguay 3 - 2 Copa América 1919 Izaguirre, Varela og
15 May 1919 Asunción   Paraguay 0 - 3 Friendly
18 May 1919 Río de Janeiro   Brazil 3 - 1 Copa América 1919 Izaguirre
20 May 1919 Asunción   Paraguay 1 - 2 Friendly
22 May 1919 Río de Janeiro   Chile 1 - 4 Copa América 1919 Clarcke 3, Izaguirre
24 May 1919 Asunción   Paraguay 1 - 2 Friendly
1 June 1919 Río de Janeiro   Brazil 3 - 3 Copa Roberto Cherry
18 July 1919 Montevideo   Uruguay 4 - 1 Copa Premier Honor Uruguayo
24 July 1919 Montevideo   Uruguay 2 - 1 Copa Newton
7 September 1919 Buenos Aires   Uruguay 1 - 2 Copa Lipton
19 October 1919 Buenos Aires   Uruguay 6 - 1 Copa Premier Honor Argentino
7 December 1919 Montevideo   Uruguay 4 - 2 Copa Círculo de la Prensa

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Reserve teams

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Argentina 1919 at RSSSF
  2. ^ "Argentina: 1ra. División Asociacion Amateurs 1919 at Historia y Futbol". Archived from the original on 2013-07-24. Retrieved 2012-08-22.