1936 Argentine Primera División

The 1936 Argentine Primera División was the 45th season of top-flight football in Argentina. Two regular championships were disputed that year, "Copa de Honor" (won by San Lorenzo) and "Copa Campeonato" (won by River Plate).[2]

Primera División
Season1936
Dates5 April – 20 December
Champions
1936 Copa AldaoRiver Plate
1935
1937

At the end of the season, both champions, River and San Lorenzo, played a single match for the "Copa de Oro" trophy. River Plate won the match, that would be recognised as an additional league title.[3]

Final tablesEdit

Copa de HonorEdit

Copa de Honor
 
San Lorenzo, Copa de Honor champions
Season1936
Dates5 April – 26 July
ChampionsSan Lorenzo (5th title)
Top goalscorer  Alberto Zozaya (Estudiantes (LP)) (16 goals)
Biggest home winEstudiantes (LP) 7–1 Tigre
Biggest away winFerro 2–6 Independiente
Chacarita 2–6 S. Lorenzo
1935
1937
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 San Lorenzo 17 12 4 1 45 21 +24 28
2 Huracán 17 11 3 3 30 20 +10 25
3 Boca Juniors 17 10 4 3 36 17 +19 24
4 Vélez Sarsfield 17 10 2 5 40 25 +15 22
5 Independiente 17 9 4 4 35 35 0 22
6 River Plate 17 9 3 5 35 35 0 21
7 Atlanta 17 8 3 6 34 38 −4 19
8 Racing 17 8 2 7 34 38 −4 18
9 Quilmes 17 7 4 6 27 26 +1 18
10 Chacarita Juniors 17 7 4 6 31 31 0 18
11 Estudiantes (LP) 17 8 1 8 40 34 +6 17
12 Platense 17 6 4 7 23 26 −3 16
13 Ferro Carril Oeste 17 5 4 8 46 44 +2 14
14 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 17 4 5 8 33 45 −12 13
15 Talleres (RE) 17 6 0 11 27 30 −3 12
16 Lanús 17 3 3 11 29 43 −14 9
17 Tigre 17 2 3 12 17 42 −25 7
18 Argentinos Juniors 17 1 1 15 15 54 −39 3

Copa CampeonatoEdit

Copa Campeonato
 
River Plate, Copa Campeonato champion
Season1936
Dates16 August – 13 December
ChampionsRiver Plate (3rd title)
Top goalscorer  Evaristo Barrera (Racing) (19 goals)
Biggest home winV. Sarsfield 8–1 Tigre
Biggest away winChacarita 3–7 Independiente
1935
1937
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 River Plate 17 13 2 2 49 19 +30 28
2 San Lorenzo 17 11 2 4 41 24 +17 24
3 Racing 17 10 3 4 43 27 +16 23
4 Independiente 17 10 1 6 32 29 +3 21
5 Boca Juniors 17 9 2 6 39 19 +20 20
6 Atlanta 17 8 3 6 39 30 +9 19
7 Platense 17 6 7 4 26 29 −3 19
8 Huracán 17 7 4 6 32 22 +10 18
9 Argentinos Juniors 17 7 4 6 26 32 −6 18
10 Ferro Carril Oeste 17 7 3 7 30 36 −6 17
11 Estudiantes (LP) 17 6 4 7 32 32 0 16
12 Chacarita Juniors 17 6 4 7 36 42 −6 16
13 Vélez Sarsfield 17 7 1 9 45 35 +10 15
14 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 17 6 2 9 31 48 −17 14
15 Lanús 17 5 2 10 27 43 −16 12
16 Quilmes 17 4 3 10 24 39 −15 11
17 Tigre 17 2 4 11 21 43 −22 8
18 Talleres (RE) 17 1 5 11 19 43 −24 7

Copa de OroEdit

1936 Copa de Oro
DateDecember 20, 1936; 85 years ago (1936-12-20)
VenueIndependiente

Trophy disputed by both champions of the two competitions contested that year, San Lorenzo (Copa de Honor) and River Plate (Copa Campeonato). In June 2013 (77 years after the match was played) the AFA cited on its website the "Copa de Oro" as a league title for River Plate. The "Copa de Honor" was also included as a league title for San Lorenzo de Almagro.[1][4][3]

Nevertheless, some historians consider the "Copa de Oro" a domestic cup title, instead of a league championship, stating that this cup was only contested to qualify an Argentine representative to play the Copa Aldao against the Uruguayan champion.[5] Otherwise, the AFA's Memoria y Balance 1936 (Annual Report) cited River Plate as "Campeón 1936" mentioning both titles won, Copa de Oro and Copa Campeonato, while San Lorenzo is only mentioned as "Copa de Honor winner".[6]

DetailsEdit

1936 Copa de Oro
River Plate4–2San Lorenzo
Cesarini   39'
Chividini   73' (o.g.)
Pedernera   76'
Ferreyra   86'
Report Pantó   55'
Canteli   81'
Referee: Bartolomé Macías


 Copa de Oro 1936
Winner 
River Plate
4th title

ReferencesEdit