1969 Argentine Primera División

The 1969 Primera División season was the 78th season of top-flight football in Argentina. The entire season (Metropolitano and Nacional championship) ran from 21 February to 22 December. Club Deportivo Morón and Unión de Santa Fe were promoted from Primera B Metropolitana via "Torneo de Reclasificación".[1][2]

Primera División
Season1969
Dates21 February – 22 December
ChampionsChacarita Juniors (Metropolitano)
Boca Juniors (Nacional)
1968
1970

The Metropolitano was won by Chacarita Juniors (1st title in Primera División) while Boca Juniors won the Nacional (17th league title).[3]

Unlike previous editions, in 1969 there was only one team relegated, Deportivo Morón.

Campeonato MetropolitanoEdit

Metropolitano
 
Chacarita Juniors, Metropolitano champions
Season1969
Dates21 February – 22 December
ChampionsChacarita Juniors (1st title)
PromotedDep. Morón  
Unión (SF)  
RelegatedDep. Morón  
Top goalscorer  Walter Machado da Silva (13 goals)
1968
1970

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Boca Juniors 22 12 6 4 34 11 +23 30 to semifinals
2 Chacarita Juniors 22 13 4 5 33 26 +7 30
3 Vélez Sársfield 22 9 8 5 36 24 +12 26 to Campeonato Nacional
4 Independiente 22 10 5 7 28 25 +3 25
5 San Lorenzo 22 10 3 9 37 27 +10 23
5 Lanús 22 8 7 7 37 34 +3 23
5 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 22 10 3 9 28 27 +1 23 to Petit Tournament
8 Rosario Central 22 6 9 7 18 24 −6 21
9 Banfield 22 6 8 8 24 36 −12 20 to Reclasificatorio
10 Colón 22 4 6 12 22 43 −21 14
11 Atlanta 22 2 5 15 18 37 −19 9

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Racing 22 14 7 1 45 16 +29 35 to semifinals
2 River Plate 22 12 7 3 35 21 +14 31
3 Estudiantes (LP) 22 11 5 6 33 24 +9 27 to Campeonato Nacional
4 Huracán 22 8 8 6 38 29 +9 24
5 Platense 22 8 7 7 33 32 +1 23
6 Quilmes 22 8 6 8 28 34 −6 22
7 Newell's Old Boys 22 5 11 6 24 28 −4 21 to Petit Tournament
8 Unión 22 7 5 10 22 26 −4 19
9 Argentinos Juniors 22 2 9 11 17 29 −12 13 to Reclasificatorio
9 Deportivo Morón 22 5 3 14 16 38 −22 13
11 Los Andes 22 1 10 11 24 39 −15 12

SemifinalsEdit

*   Winner of the series

Date Team 1 Res. Team 2 Venue City
2 Jul Chacarita Juniors
1–0
Racing La Bombonera Buenos Aires
3 Jul Boca Juniors
0–0 [note 1]
River Plate Racing Stadium Avellaneda
Notes
  1. ^ River Plate qualified to the final by "goals for" difference (35–34)

FinalEdit

Date Team 1 Team 2 Res. Venue City
6 July Chacarita Juniors River Plate
4–1
Racing Club Stadium Avellaneda

Match detailsEdit

1969 Campeonato Metropolitano Final
Chacarita Juniors4–1River Plate
Neumann   12', 37'
Marcos   47'
Frassoldati   56'
Report Trebucq   18'
Attendance: 64,441
Referee: Roberto Barreiro
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chacarita Juniors
 
 
 
 
 
 
River Plate

Petit TournamentEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Unión (SF) 2 2 0 0 7 3 +4 4 to Nacional
2 Newell's Old Boys 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 2 to Reclasificatorio
3 Rosario Central 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0
4 Gimnasia y Esgrima LP 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3 0

MatchesEdit

Reclasificatorio "A" TournamentEdit

Teams placed 9th to 11th in each zone of Metropolitano championship, plus 3 teams eliminated from Petit tournament, contested the "Torneo Reclasificatorio". Out of those 9 clubs, teams placed 1st to 7th would remain in Primera División while the last two teams plus two first of Primera B Metropolitana "Campeonato Zone" would play a new Reclasificatorio to determine which would be promoted or relegated.

Los Andes won the Reclasificatorio A, with no official title awarded.[4]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Los Andes 16 8 6 2 21 14 +7 22 winner
2 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 16 8 5 3 29 22 +7 21
3 Atlanta 16 8 3 5 24 19 +5 19
4 Colón 16 6 2 8 25 25 0 14
5 Argentinos Juniors 16 6 2 8 19 23 −4 14
6 Newell's Old Boys 16 5 4 7 17 19 −2 14
7 Rosario Central 16 4 6 6 13 13 0 14
8 Deportivo Morón 16 6 1 9 22 24 −2 13 to second step
9 Banfield 16 6 1 9 11 22 −11 13

Reclasificatorio de Primera TournamentEdit

Contested by the two last teams of Torneo Reclasificación plus two teams from Primera B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Banfield 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 4 Remained in Primera División
2 Deportivo Morón 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 3 Relegated
3 Ferro Carril Oeste 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 3 Remained in Primera B
4 San Telmo 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 2

Top scorersEdit

Rank. Player Team Goals
1
  Machado da Silva Racing
14
2
  Bernardo Acosta Lanús
13
3
  Eduardo Flores Estudiantes LP
12
  Omar Wehbe Vélez Sarsfield
4
  Roque Avallay Newell's Old Boys
10

Campeonato NacionalEdit

Final standingsEdit

Nacional
 
Boca Juniors, Nacional champions
Season1969
Dates5 September – 14 December
ChampionsBoca Juniors (17th title)
1970 Copa LibertadoresBoca Juniors
River Plate
Top goalscorer  Carlos Bulla
  Rodolfo Fischer
(14 goals each)
1968
1970
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Boca Juniors 17 13 3 1 35 11 +24 29 to 1970 Copa Libertadores
2 River Plate 17 11 5 1 34 11 +23 27 to 1970 Copa Libertadores
2 San Lorenzo 17 12 3 2 41 18 +23 27
4 Independiente 17 11 3 3 36 14 +22 25
5 Quilmes 17 9 1 7 35 30 +5 19
6 Vélez Sársfield 17 6 7 4 22 14 +8 19
7 Chacarita Juniors 17 6 6 5 26 26 0 18
8 Racing 17 7 3 7 25 20 +5 17
9 Huracán 17 7 3 7 22 18 +4 17
10 Estudiantes (LP) 17 7 2 8 26 26 0 16
11 Talleres (C) 17 6 2 9 22 35 −13 14
12 San Martín (M) 17 3 8 6 17 30 −13 14
13 Desamparados 17 5 3 9 28 38 −10 13
14 Lanús 17 5 2 10 18 24 −6 12
15 Platense 17 2 6 9 25 35 −10 10
16 Unión 17 3 6 8 17 26 −9 12
17 San Martín (T) 17 2 5 10 14 41 −27 9
18 San Lorenzo (MdP) 17 3 2 12 18 44 −26 8

2nd place playoffsEdit

After River Plate and San Lorenzo finished equaled on points, they played a two-legged series in neutral venues to determine which team would be the second qualified for 1970 Copa Libertadores:

*   Winner of the series

Team 1 Team 2 1st. leg Venue 1 City 1 2nd. leg Venue 2 City 2 Agg.
River Plate San Lorenzo
1–0
Vélez Sarsfield Stadium Buenos Aires
3–2
Racing Club Stadium Avellaneda
4–2

Top scorersEdit

Rank. Player Team Goals
1
  Carlos Bulla Platense
14
  Rodolfo Fischer San Lorenzo
2
  Oscar Más River Plate
13
  Héctor Yazalde Independiente
3
  Carlos Bianchi Vélez Sarsfield
12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Morón quiere repetir aquella inolvidable gesta de 1968 y sueña con otro ascenso a Primera A, 18 Aug 2021 on Zonales.com
  2. ^ Segundo ascenso a Primera on Unión website
  3. ^ Argentina 1969 by Osvaldo Gorgazzi on the RSSSF
  4. ^ "Argentina: 1ra. División AFA 1969 Torneo Reclasificación" by José Carluccio, 13 Nov 2009