1934 Argentine Primera División

The 1934 Primera División season was the 43rd season of the professional top-flight football in Argentina. This was also the last season of the Liga Argentina de Football which finally merged with the official Association.

Primera División
Season1934
Dates18 March – 23 December
ChampionsEstudiantil Porteño (AFA)
Boca Juniors (LAF)
1933
1935

Boca Juniors won the dissident professional LAF title, achieving its 8th league title,[1] while Evaristo Barrera of Racing was the topscorer.[2]

Estudiantil Porteño won the amateur AFA championship with Pedro Maseda and Domingo Tarasconi being both topscorers with 16 goals each.[3] Because of the merging of both leagues at the end of the season, all the amateur AFA teams were relegated.[3]

Format and teamsEdit

The format for this season was a triple round-robin format, which was unique to this season. In order to accommodate the extra round, the number of teams was reduced from eighteen to fourteen. Six clubs were affected in the reduction of teams. Two clubs were relegated to a one-off Segunda División based on low ticket sales: Quilmes and Tigre. The remaining four clubs merged with another to form new entities which were allowed to participate this season: Talleres (BA) and Lanús merged to form Unión Talleres-Lanús; Atlanta and Argentinos Juniors merged to form Atlanta-Argentino Juniors. Atlanta-Argentinos Juniors lasted until Round 25, at which point it simply became Argentinos Juniors. Unión Talleres-Lanús lasted the entire season, but dissolved afterwards.

Final tablesEdit

Asociación Argentina de FootballEdit

Note: All teams were relegated at the end of the season following the merger of LAF and AFA.[3]

Primera División (AFA)
Season1934
Dates15 April – 28 October
ChampionsEstudiantil Porteño (2nd title)
Relegated(all teams) [note 1]
Top goalscorer  Pedro Maseda
  Domingo Tarasconi
(16 goals each)
Biggest home winGutemberg 7–0 Sp. Barracas
Nueva Chicago 7–0 Ramsar
Biggest away winLiberal Arg. 0–6 Estudiantes (BA)
1933
1935
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Estudiantil Porteño 22 17 2 3 51 24 +27 36
2 Banfield 22 14 5 3 50 20 +30 33
3 Defensores de Belgrano 22 15 2 5 39 26 +13 32
4 Dock Sud 22 13 4 5 36 22 +14 30
5 El Porvenir 22 13 3 6 42 25 +17 29
6 General San Martín[a] 22 12 4 6 39 28 +11 28
7 Estudiantes (BA) 22 12 3 7 41 24 +17 27
8 Sportivo Alsina 22 11 3 8 42 37 +5 25
9 Excursionistas 22 10 3 9 41 35 +6 23
10 Acassuso 22 8 7 7 26 26 0 23
11 Argentino (Q) 22 8 5 9 51 37 +14 21
12 Almagro 22 8 5 9 32 30 +2 21
13 Colegiales 22 6 9 7 23 32 −9 21
14 Nueva Chicago 22 7 6 9 36 36 0 20
15 Argentino (T) 22 7 6 9 31 38 −7 20
16 All Boys 22 6 6 10 36 41 −5 18
17 Gutemberg[b] 22 7 3 12 36 44 −8 17
18 Barracas Central 22 7 3 12 37 49 −12 17
19 Sportivo Barracas 22 6 5 11 18 31 −13 17
20 Liberal Argentino 25 6 6 13 33 53 −20 18
21 Ramsar S.C.[c] 22 4 5 13 21 48 −27 13
22 Sportivo Buenos Aires 22 4 3 15 35 56 −21 11
23 Palermo 22 3 3 16 16 50 −34 9
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:

Liga Argentina de FootballEdit

Primera División (LAF)
 
Boca Juniors, LAF champions
Season1934
Dates18 March – 23 December
ChampionsBoca Juniors (8th title)
Relegated(none)
Matches played273
Goals scored995 (3.64 per match)
Top goalscorer  Evaristo Barrera
(34 goals)
Biggest home winRiver Plate 6–0 Ferro
Biggest away winAtlanta 1–8 Argentinos Jrs.
Highest scoringGimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 8–2 Ferro
1933
1935
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Boca Juniors 39 23 9 7 101 62 +39 55
2 Independiente 39 23 8 8 73 41 +32 54
3 San Lorenzo 39 22 7 10 84 63 +21 51
4 River Plate 39 23 4 12 91 44 +47 50
5 Estudiantes (LP) 39 17 10 12 70 56 +14 44
6 Racing 39 18 7 14 83 64 +19 43
7 Platense 39 16 11 12 70 74 −4 43
8 Vélez Sarsfield 39 16 9 14 80 70 +10 41
9 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 39 14 10 15 82 86 −4 38
10 Huracán 39 14 9 16 59 67 −8 37
11 Chacarita Juniors 39 13 8 18 63 74 −11 34
12 Unión Talleres-Lanús 39 8 11 20 50 81 −31 27
13 Ferro Carril Oeste 39 6 8 25 51 100 −49 20
14 Argentinos Juniors 39 2 5 32 38 113 −75 9

NotesEdit

  1. ^ When the LAF merged to AFA, all those teams were relegated to second and third division, while Gutemberg and Liberal Argentino disaffiliated.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Argentina 1934 (professional) LAF by Osvaldo J. Gorgazzi at RSSSF.com
  2. ^ Argentina - List of Topscorers at RSSSF
  3. ^ a b c d Argentina 1934 (Amateur) AFA by Pablo Ciullini at RSSSF.com