1998–99 Argentine Primera División

The 1998–99 Argentine Primera División was the 108th season of top-flight football in Argentina. The season ran from August 7, 1998, to June 21, 1999.[1]

Primera División
Season1998–99
DatesAugust 7, 1998 – June 21, 1999
ChampionsBoca Juniors (Apertura & Clausura) (23 & 24 title)
PromotedTalleres (C) Green Arrow Up.svg
Belgrano (C) Green Arrow Up.svg
RelegatedPlatense Red Arrow Down.svg
Huracán Red Arrow Down.svg
2000 Copa LibertadoresBoca Juniors
River Plate
1999 Copa ConmebolGimnasia y Esg LP
Rosario Central
Matches played380
Top goalscorerApertura:
Argentina Martín Palermo (20)
Clausura:
Argentina José Luis Calderón (17)

Boca Juniors won both, Apertura and Clausura championships (a total of 24 league titles to date), while Platense and Huracán were relegated with the worst points averages.

AperturaEdit

League standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Boca Juniors 19 13 6 0 45 18 +27 45
2 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 19 10 6 3 31 23 +8 36
3 Racing 19 9 6 4 39 29 +10 33
4 Lanús 19 8 6 5 20 20 0 30
5 Colón 19 7 5 7 28 27 +1 26
6 San Lorenzo 19 6 7 6 40 35 +5 25
7 Argentinos Juniors 19 5 10 4 31 27 +4 25
8 Newell's Old Boys 19 6 7 6 22 21 +1 25
9 Unión 19 6 7 6 32 34 −2 25
10 Rosario Central 19 6 7 6 26 28 −2 25
11 Vélez Sársfield 19 6 6 7 26 26 0 24
12 Estudiantes (LP) 19 6 6 7 22 23 −1 24
13 Talleres (C) 19 7 3 9 28 33 −5 24
14 Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 19 4 10 5 31 30 +1 22
15 River Plate 19 5 7 7 27 27 0 22
16 Independiente 19 5 5 9 26 26 0 20
17 Ferro Carril Oeste 19 5 5 9 24 31 −7 20
18 Huracán 19 5 5 9 29 42 −13 20
19 Belgrano 19 4 7 8 22 31 −9 19
20 Platense 19 3 4 12 21 39 −18 13

Top scorersEdit

Position Player Team Goals
1 Martín Palermo Boca Juniors 20
2 Hugo Brizuela Argentinos Juniors 13
3 Jorge Quinteros Argentinos Juniors 10

Torneo ClausuraEdit

League standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Boca Juniors 19 13 5 1 35 11 +24 44
2 River Plate 19 11 4 4 37 19 +18 37
3 San Lorenzo 19 10 6 3 33 19 +14 36
4 Rosario Central 19 9 5 5 24 20 +4 32
5 Independiente 19 8 5 6 32 26 +6 29
6 Unión 19 8 5 6 29 27 +2 29
7 Newell's Old Boys 19 7 6 6 30 22 +8 27
8 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 19 7 5 7 28 32 −4 26
9 Belgrano 19 6 7 6 20 20 0 25
10 Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 19 7 4 8 28 37 −9 25
11 Argentinos Juniors 19 6 6 7 20 23 −3 24
12 Colón 19 6 8 5 28 22 +6 23[a]
13 Vélez Sársfield 19 5 7 7 21 24 −3 22
14 Racing 19 6 4 9 20 32 −12 22
15 Estudiantes (LP) 19 4 9 6 18 18 0 21
16 Talleres (C) 19 4 8 7 23 26 −3 20
17 Lanús 19 5 5 9 23 28 −5 20
18 Platense 19 4 5 10 16 30 −14 17
19 Ferro Carril Oeste 19 2 9 8 8 18 −10 15
20 Huracán 19 2 6 11 15 35 −20 12
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ 3 points deducted

Top scorersEdit

Position Player Team Goals
1 José Luis Calderón Independiente 17
2 Bernardo Romeo San Lorenzo 13
3 Martín Palermo Boca Juniors 12
4 Mario Lobo Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 10

RelegationEdit

Team Average Points Played 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99
River Plate 1.929 220 114 87 74 58
Boca Juniors 1.859 212 114 50 73 89
Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 1.587 181 114 50 69 62
San Lorenzo 1.578 180 114 57 62 61
Vélez Sársfield 1.570 179 114 55 78 46
Independiente 1.561 178 114 71 56 51
Lanús 1.543 176 114 61 65 50
Rosario Central 1.412 161 114 49 57 47
Argentinos Juniors 1.394 106 76 N/A 57 49
Newell's Old Boys 1.360 155 114 61 42 52
Racing 1.360 155 114 59 41 55
Colón 1.298 148 114 61 38 49
Estudiantes (LP) 1.210 138 114 39 49 45
Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 1.210 138 114 39 52 47
Talleres (C) 1.158 44 38 N/A N/A 44
Belgrano 1.158 44 38 N/A N/A 44
Unión 1.149 131 114 44 33 54
Ferro Carril Oeste 1.140 130 114 46 39 35
Platense 1.105 126 114 47 49 30
Huracán 0.850 97 114 38 27 32

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Argentina 1998–99 by Javier Romiser on RSSSF.com