1972 Argentine Primera División

The 1972 Primera División season was the 81st season of top-flight football in Argentina. Banfield was penalised with a 4-month suspension and the subsequent points deduction after a proved bribe.[1] The case ... back to the 1971 Metropolitano when Banfield was about to be relegated along with Los Andes. A Banfield executive offered Ferro Carril Oeste players (their rivals in the last fixture of the tournament) a high amount of money to fix the match. Nevertheless, the meeting was reported to the police who arrested the executive. Banfield would be then penalised by the AFA.[2]

Primera División
Season1972
Dates25 February – 17 December
Champions
  • Metropolitano: San Lorenzo (9th. title)
  • Nacional: San Lorenzo (10th. title)
1973 Copa LibertadoresSan Lorenzo
River Plate
1971
1973

With Lanús (1970 Primera B Metropolitana champions) as the only team promoted from the lower division, San Lorenzo won both tournaments, Metropolitano and Nacional (9th and 10th league titles). San Lorenzo and River Plate (Torneo Nacional champion and runner-up) qualified for the 1973 Copa Libertadores. On the other hand, Banfield and Lanús were relegated via Torneo Reclasificatorio.[3]

Metropolitano ChampionshipEdit

Metropolitano
 
San Lorenzo, Metropolitano champions
Season1972
Dates25 February – 1 October
ChampionsSan Lorenzo (9th title)
PromotedLanús  
RelegatedBanfield  
Lanús 
Top goalscorer  Miguel Brindisi (21)
Biggest home winR. Central 6–0 Independiente (16 Apr)
Biggest away winEstudiantes LP 1–7 Boca Jrs (17 Mar)
1971
1973

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 San Lorenzo 34 18 13 3 59 33 +26 49 Champion
2 Racing 34 14 15 5 56 44 +12 43
3 Huracán 34 14 12 8 66 49 +17 40
3 River Plate 34 15 10 9 64 52 +12 40
5 Vélez Sársfield 34 14 11 9 59 50 +9 39
6 Rosario Central 34 14 10 10 51 39 +12 38
7 Newell's Old Boys 34 13 12 9 49 49 0 38
8 Chacarita Juniors 34 13 11 10 46 41 +5 37
9 Boca Juniors 34 12 12 10 56 44 +12 36
10 Colón 34 14 8 12 51 52 −1 36
11 Independiente 34 12 11 11 47 48 −1 35
12 Argentinos Juniors 34 10 14 10 52 37 +15 34
13 Estudiantes (LP) 34 14 5 15 40 52 −12 33 to Reclasificatorio
14 Atlanta 34 12 7 15 43 54 −11 31
15 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 34 8 10 16 40 55 −15 26
16 Ferro Carril Oeste 34 6 12 16 39 55 −16 24
17 Lanús 34 3 6 25 35 71 −36 12
18 Banfield 34 7 7 20 25 53 −28 0[a]
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ 21 points were deducted after the team was suspended for four months, starting on March 16.

Reclasificatorio TournamentEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Ferro Carril Oeste 5 3 2 0 16 10 +6 8
2 Atlanta 5 2 1 2 14 12 +2 5
3 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 5 1 2 2 9 12 −3 4
4 Estudiantes (LP) 5 1 2 2 4 11 −7 4
5 Lanús 5 0 2 3 4 8 −4 2
6 Banfield 5 2 3 0 15 9 +6 0[a]
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ 7 points were deducted after the team was suspended for four months, starting on March 16.

Relegation tableEdit

To determine relegations of teams playing the Reclasificatorio, points earned in Metropolitano and Reclasificatorio were taken into account. The two clubs with the lowest points earned were relegated.

Rank. Team Points
Metrop.
Points
Reclas.
Total
points
1 Estudiantes (LP) 33 4 37
2 Atlanta 31 5 36
3 Ferro Carril Oeste 24 8 32
4 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 26 4 30
5 Lanús 12 2 14
6 Banfield 0 7 7

Top scorersEdit

Rank. Player Team Goals
1
  Miguel Brindisi Huracán
21
2
  Roque Avallay Huracán
17
3
  Carlos Bianchi Vélez Sarsfield
16
  Hugo Curioni Boca Juniors
4
  Rubén Ayala San Lorenzo
15

Nacional ChampionshipEdit

Nacional
 
San Lorenzo, Nacional champions
Season1972
Dates13 October – 17 December
ChampionsSan Lorenzo (10th title)
1973 Copa LibertadoresSan Lorenzo
River Plate
Top goalscorer  Carlos Morete (14)
Biggest home winArgentinos 7–0 Sp. Desamparados (6 Dec)
Biggest away winB. Mitre 1–7 River Plate (23 Oct)
Highest scoringNewell's 7–2 Banfield (25 Nov)
River Plate 7–2 Independiente (1 Dec)
1971
1973

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 San Lorenzo 13 10 3 0 29 6 +23 23 Final
2 River Plate 13 10 2 1 50 23 +27 22 Semifinal
3 Vélez Sársfield 13 8 2 3 31 19 +12 18
4 San Martín (M) 13 7 3 3 27 21 +6 17
5 Atlanta 13 6 4 3 31 15 +16 16
6 Rosario Central 13 5 4 4 28 18 +10 14
7 Independiente 13 4 5 4 24 20 +4 13
8 San Lorenzo (MdP) 13 5 2 6 24 28 −4 12
9 Lanús 13 3 5 5 17 23 −6 11
10 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 13 3 3 7 13 24 −11 9
11 San Martín (T) 13 2 2 9 10 25 −15 6
12 Bartolomé Mitre 13 1 2 10 11 36 −25 4
13 Independiente (T) 13 0 3 10 10 46 −36 3

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Boca Juniors 13 10 2 1 31 15 +16 22 Semifinal
2 Colón 13 8 2 3 21 16 +5 18
3 Argentinos Juniors 13 7 3 3 26 16 +10 17
4 Huracán 13 6 4 3 26 20 +6 16
5 Racing 13 6 1 6 20 18 +2 13
6 Belgrano 13 4 5 4 19 18 +1 13
7 Banfield 13 5 3 5 23 27 −4 13
8 Ferro Carril Oeste 13 4 4 5 20 20 0 12
9 Desamparados 13 4 4 5 15 25 −10 12
10 Chacarita Juniors 13 3 5 5 19 18 +1 11
11 Gimnasia y Esgrima (M) 13 2 6 5 18 23 −5 10
12 Estudiantes (LP) 13 2 4 7 12 25 −13 8
13 Newell's Old Boys 13 2 1 10 18 28 −10 5

SemifinalEdit

Team 1 Res. Team 2 Venue City
River Plate
3–2
Boca Juniors Vélez Sarsfield Buenos Aires

FinalEdit

Team 1 Res. Team 2 Venue City
San Lorenzo
1–0 (a.e.t.)
River Plate Vélez Sarsfield Buenos Aires

Match detailsEdit

1972 Campeonato Nacional Final
San Lorenzo1–0 (a.e.t.)River Plate
Figueroa   102' Report
Attendance: 53,000
Referee:   Roberto Goicochea
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
San Lorenzo
 
 
 
 
 
 
River Plate

Top scorersEdit

Rank. Player Team Goals
1
  Carlos Morete River Plate
14
2
  Oscar Más River Plate
13
3
  Hugo Curioni Boca Juniors
12
  Carlos Guerini Belgrano (C)
4
  Juan Barroso San Martín (M)
11
  Carlos Bianchi Vélez Sarsfield
  Juan Taverna Banfield

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Argentina: 1ra. División AFA 1972 Campeonato Metropolitano" by José Carluccio, 24 Feb 2010
  2. ^ Banfield 1971: cuarto soborno on Xenen
  3. ^ Argentina 1972 by Osvaldo Gorgazzi on the RSSSF