1976 Argentine Primera División

The 1976 Primera División season was the 85th season of top-flight football in Argentina. Boca Juniors won both tournaments, Metropolitano and Nacional, totaling 20 league titles until then.

Primera División
Season1976
ChampionsBoca Juniors (Metropolitano and Nacional)
1975
1977

After three consecutive seasons with no relegations, San Telmo was relegated to Primera B after playing a small tournament with the worst placed teams in the general table.[1]

Metropolitano ChampionshipEdit

Metropolitano
 
Boca Juniors, Metropolitano champions
Season1976
ChampionsBoca Juniors (19th title)
PromotedQuilmes
San Telmo
RelegatedSan Telmo
1977 Copa LibertadoresBoca Juniors
Top goalscorer  Mario Kempes (21 goals)
1975
1977

Classification roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Huracán 22 15 7 0 47 20 +27 37
2 Estudiantes (LP) 22 10 9 3 33 22 +11 29
3 Independiente 22 9 10 3 37 24 +13 28
4 Boca Juniors 22 9 7 6 30 22 +8 25
5 Colón 22 9 4 9 35 35 0 22
6 Rosario Central 22 6 9 7 38 28 +10 21
7 Ferro Carril Oeste 22 6 8 8 28 36 −8 20
8 Banfield 22 4 10 8 29 40 −11 18
9 Atlanta 22 6 4 12 19 39 −20 16
10 San Telmo 22 4 7 11 27 37 −10 15
11 All Boys 22 2 8 12 15 38 −23 12
Source: Argentina 1976 - rsssf.com

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 River Plate 22 12 3 7 43 26 +17 27
2 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 22 9 8 5 36 29 +7 26
2 Quilmes 22 10 6 6 36 36 0 26
4 San Lorenzo 22 10 5 7 31 29 +2 25
5 Unión 22 10 4 8 34 23 +11 24
5 Newell's Old Boys 22 8 8 6 32 28 +4 24
7 Vélez Sársfield 22 10 3 9 31 27 +4 23
8 Racing 22 8 5 9 36 37 −1 21
9 Chacarita Juniors 22 7 4 11 32 43 −11 18
10 Argentinos Juniors 22 5 4 13 27 43 −16 14
11 Temperley 22 3 7 12 21 35 −14 13
Source: Argentina 1976 on RSSSF.com

Championship GroupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Boca Juniors 11 8 3 0 18 8 +10 19
2 Huracán 11 7 2 2 20 12 +8 16
3 Estudiantes (LP) 11 5 4 2 16 13 +3 14
4 Unión 11 5 3 3 16 13 +3 13
4 River Plate 11 3 7 1 13 11 +2 13
6 Newell's Old Boys 11 4 4 3 11 12 −1 12
7 Quilmes 11 2 6 3 18 18 0 10
8 Rosario Central 11 2 5 4 14 16 −2 9
9 Colón 11 2 4 5 15 20 −5 8
10 Independiente 11 3 0 8 17 17 0 6
10 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 11 1 4 6 13 21 −8 6
10 San Lorenzo 11 1 4 6 7 17 −10 6
Source: Argentina 1976 on RSSSF.com

Relegation GroupEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Temperley 9 6 2 1 15 6 +9 14
2 Atlanta 9 3 5 1 14 13 +1 11
3 Ferro Carril Oeste 9 3 4 2 13 11 +2 10
4 Banfield 9 2 5 2 16 12 +4 9
4 Vélez Sársfield 9 2 5 2 11 10 +1 9
4 Chacarita Juniors 9 3 3 3 11 14 −3 9
7 Argentinos Juniors 9 0 8 1 11 15 −4 8
8 All Boys 9 2 3 4 12 14 −2 7
8 Racing 9 2 3 4 9 12 −3 7
10 San Telmo 9 2 2 5 12 17 −5 6
Source: Argentina 1976 on RSSSF.com

Nacional ChampionshipEdit

Nacional
 
Boca Juniors, Nacional champions
Season1976
ChampionsBoca Juniors (20th title)
PromotedPlatense
1977 Copa LibertadoresRiver Plate
Top goalscorer  Norberto Eresuma
  Luis Ludueña
  Víctor Marchetti
(12 goals each)
1975
1977

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Boca Juniors 16 10 3 3 24 10 +14 23
1 Quilmes 16 9 5 2 21 12 +9 23
3 Independiente 16 8 5 3 24 17 +7 21
4 Atlético Tucumán 16 7 3 6 21 17 +4 17
5 Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 16 5 5 6 17 19 −2 15
6 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 16 5 4 7 14 20 −6 14
7 Chacarita Juniors 16 2 5 9 17 27 −10 9
7 Temperley 16 3 3 10 17 28 −11 9
Source: Argentina 1976 on RSSSF.com

1st place Playoff

14 December 1976

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 River Plate 16 10 4 2 31 14 +17 24
2 Banfield 16 9 4 3 33 18 +15 22
3 Estudiantes (LP) 16 8 5 3 23 14 +9 21
4 Racing 16 7 3 6 26 25 +1 17
5 Atlanta 16 5 5 6 23 23 0 15
5 Ledesma 16 6 3 7 17 18 −1 15
7 San Martín (T) 16 2 3 11 12 27 −15 7
8 San Telmo 16 1 2 13 15 46 −31 4
Source: Argentina 1976 on RSSSF.com

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Huracán 18 12 4 2 36 15 +21 28
2 Unión 18 10 5 3 32 15 +17 25
3 Rosario Central 18 7 8 3 24 19 +5 22
4 San Martín (M) 18 6 5 7 27 28 −1 17
5 Aldosivi 18 6 4 8 25 33 −8 16
6 Vélez Sársfield 18 4 7 7 21 24 −3 15
7 Platense 18 5 4 9 19 32 −13 14
8 Sportivo Patria 18 4 4 10 24 37 −13 12
8 All Boys 18 4 4 10 16 26 −10 12
Source: Argentina 1976 on RSSSF.com

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Talleres (C) 18 11 4 3 38 17 +21 26
1 Newell's Old Boys 18 11 4 3 38 19 +19 26
3 Ferro Carril Oeste 18 10 5 3 38 21 +17 25
4 Argentinos Juniors 18 7 3 8 26 27 −1 17
4 Huracán (CR) 18 7 3 8 20 24 −4 17
6 Central Norte 18 5 6 7 17 25 −8 16
7 Colón 18 4 7 7 13 20 −7 15
8 San Lorenzo 18 4 6 8 23 26 −3 14
9 San Lorenzo (MdP) 18 2 3 13 24 53 −29 7
Source: Argentina 1976 on RSSSF.com

1st place Playoff

14 December 1976

QuarterfinalsEdit

16 December 1976

SemifinalsEdit

19 December 1976

FinalEdit

1976 Campeonato Nacional Final
Boca Juniors1–0River Plate
Suñé   72' Report
Attendance: 69,090
Referee: Arturo Ithurralde

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Argentina 1976 on RSSSF.com