1931 Argentine Primera División

The 1931 Primera División season was the 40th season of top-flight football in Argentina and the first to be professional in the country, after eighteen clubs broke away from the amateur league structure to form the professional league, "Liga Argentina de Football" (LAF). The inaugural champions was Boca Juniors led by coach Mario Fortunato.[1] The top scorer of the championship was Alberto Zozaya of Estudiantes de La Plata with 33 goals.[2]

Primera División
Season1931
Dates31 May 1931 – 6 January 1932
ChampionsEstudiantil Porteño (AFA)
Boca Juniors (LAF)
1930
1932

The official body (AFA) remained amateur under the denomination "Asociación Amateurs Argentina de Football".[3]

Final tablesEdit

Asociación Argentina de Football (AFA)Edit

The championship had originally started on May 10, 1931 with 34 teams competing. After the first run was played, 19 teams disjoined the league to move to recently created Liga Argentina de Football (professional); they were Argentinos Juniors, Atlanta, Boca Juniors, Chacarita Juniors, Defensores de Belgrano, Estudiantes LP, Ferro Carril Oeste, Gimnasia y Esgrima LP, Huracán, Independiente, Lanús, Platense, Quilmes, Racing, River Plate, San Lorenzo, Talleres (RE), Tigre, and Vélez Sarsfield.[3]

Primera División (AFA)
 
Estudiantil Porteño, AFA champions
Season1931
Dates28 June – 27 December
ChampionsEstudiantil Porteño (1st title)
PromotedNueva Chicago  
RelegatedSan Fernando  
Matches played306
Goals scored1,093 (3.57 per match)
Top goalscorer  José Ciancio (Almagro)
(14 goals)
Biggest home winSp. Barracas 7–2 S. Fernando (19 Jul)
Biggest away winS. Fernando 0–6 Almagro (12 Jul
Highest scoringS. Fernando 3–7 El Porvenir (29 Nov
1930
1932
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Almagro 15 13 0 2 45 13 +32 26[a]
2 Estudiantil Porteño 15 12 2 1 31 17 +14 26[a]
3 Sportivo Buenos Aires 15 11 0 4 26 16 +10 22
4 El Porvenir 15 9 3 3 34 20 +14 21
5 Excursionistas 15 7 3 5 36 27 +9 17
6 Nueva Chicago 15 7 3 5 22 24 −2 17
7 Argentino (Q) 15 7 2 6 24 24 0 16
8 Sportivo Palermo 15 6 3 6 24 23 +1 15
9 Sportivo Barracas 15 5 4 6 35 30 +5 14
10 Barracas Central 15 5 4 6 22 26 −4 14
11 Estudiantes (BA) 15 5 3 7 20 23 −3 13
12 Colegiales 15 4 5 6 20 26 −6 13
13 Defensores de Belgrano 15 3 3 9 13 19 −6 9
14 Banfield 15 3 3 9 21 37 −16 9
15 Argentino (B) 15 2 2 11 12 25 −13 6
16 San Fernando 15 1 0 14 13 48 −35 2
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Championship playoff

Championship playoffEdit

Estudiantil Porteño and Almagro finished level on points at the top of the table, so a championship playoff was played to proclaim a champion.[3]

FinalEdit

Estudiantil Porteño3-1Almagro
F. Martínez   25', 84'
Bissio   70'
Report M. Fernández   42'
Sp. Barracas
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Cirilo Garigliano

Liga Argentina de FootballEdit

Primera División (LAF)
 
Boca Juniors, LAF champions
Season1931
Dates31 May 1931 – 6 January 1932
ChampionsBoca Juniors (7th title)
Relegated(none)
Top goalscorer  Alberto Zozaya (33)
Biggest home winRacing 6–0 Vélez (14 Jun)
Biggest away winFerro 2–6 Huracán (4 Oct)
1930
1932
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Boca Juniors 34 22 6 6 85 49 +36 50
2 San Lorenzo 34 19 7 8 81 52 +29 45
3 Estudiantes (LP) 34 20 4 10 103 51 +52 44
4 River Plate 34 19 6 9 63 39 +24 44
5 Racing 34 19 5 10 81 51 +30 43
6 Independiente 34 18 7 9 69 60 +9 43
7 Chacarita Juniors 34 18 6 10 63 58 +5 42
8 Huracán 34 13 7 14 58 49 +9 33
9 Vélez Sarsfield 34 13 7 14 63 68 −5 33
10 Ferro Carril Oeste 34 12 8 14 60 74 −14 32
11 Argentinos Juniors 34 12 7 15 49 61 −12 31
12 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 34 9 12 13 42 64 −22 30
13 Platense 34 13 3 18 52 52 0 29
14 Quilmes 34 12 5 17 53 62 −9 29
15 Talleres (RE) 34 11 2 21 48 68 −20 24
16 Tigre 34 8 7 19 47 70 −23 23
17 Lanús 34 10 2 22 43 82 −39 22
18 Atlanta 34 4 7 23 33 83 −50 15

Top goalscorersEdit

Pos Name Team Goals
1
  Alberto Zozaya Estudiantes (LP)
33
2
  Alejandro Scopelli Estudiantes (LP)
31
3
  Francisco Varallo Boca Juniors
27

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Buren, Mariano (January 11, 2010). "Argentina - Coaches of Championship Teams - First Level". RSSSF. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
  2. ^ Argentina 1931 on RSSSF.com
  3. ^ a b c Argentina 1931 (amateur) on RSSSF.com