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2003–04 Argentine Primera División

The 2003–04 Argentine Primera División was the 113th season of top-flight football in Argentina. The season ran from August 3, 2003 to June 27, 2004.[1]

Primera División
Season2003–04
DatesAugust 3, 2003 – June 27, 2004
ChampionsApertura: Boca Juniors (26th title)
Clausura: River Plate (34th title)
PromotedAtl. Rafaela Green Arrow Up.svg
Quilmes Green Arrow Up.svg
RelegatedChacarita Juniors Red Arrow Down.svg
Nueva Chicago Red Arrow Down.svg
Atl. Rafaela Red Arrow Down.svg
Talleres (C) Red Arrow Down.svg
2005 Copa LibertadoresBoca Juniors
River Plate
Banfield
San Lorenzo
Quilmes
2004 Copa SudamericanaBanfield
San Lorenzo
Quilmes
Arsenal
Matches played380
Top goalscorerApertura:
Argentina Ernesto Farías (12)
Clausura:
Argentina Rolando Zárate (13)

Boca Juniors won the Apertura (league title nª 26) and River Plate the Clausura (34th title) championships, while four teams were relegated, Chacarita Juniors, Nueva Chicago (the last two teams in average table), Atlético de Rafaela and Talleres (C) (lost promotion/relegation playoffs)

Torneo AperturaEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Boca Juniors 19 11 6 2 31 11 +20 39 2005 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 San Lorenzo 19 11 3 5 26 13 +13 36
3 Banfield 19 9 5 5 27 18 +9 32
4 Quilmes 19 8 7 4 20 13 +7 31
5 Rosario Central 19 8 7 4 28 26 +2 31
6 Newell's Old Boys 19 7 8 4 27 20 +7 29
7 Arsenal 19 6 8 5 18 16 +2 26
8 River Plate 19 7 5 7 23 24 −1 26
9 Colón 19 5 9 5 23 24 −1 24
10 Talleres (C) 19 6 6 7 27 30 −3 24
11 Estudiantes (LP) 19 6 5 8 18 20 −2 23
12 Racing 19 4 10 5 23 23 0 22
13 Lanús 19 4 10 5 21 23 −2 22
14 Independiente 19 5 7 7 15 19 −4 22
15 Vélez Sarsfield 19 5 7 7 20 28 −8 22
16 Chacarita Juniors 19 5 9 5 20 19 +1 24
17 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 19 5 6 8 14 22 −8 21
18 Olimpo 19 5 5 9 17 23 −6 20
19 Atlético de Rafaela 19 3 8 8 19 28 −9 17
20 Nueva Chicago 19 2 5 12 14 31 −17 11
Source: AFA
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th head-to-head points; 5th head-to-head goal difference; 6th head-to-head goals scored. This does not apply to determining the champion. If two or more teams are tied in point at the end of the tournament, a playoff will be held at a neutral venue within 72 hours for the championship

Top scorersEdit

Position Player Team Goals
1 Ernesto Farías Estudiantes 12
2 Alberto Acosta San Lorenzo 10
3 Julián Vásquez Newell's Old Boys 9
4 Fernando Cavenaghi River Plate 8
4 Jorge Cervera Banfield 8
4 Diego Milito Racing 8
4 Carlos Tevez Boca Juniors 8

Torneo ClausuraEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 River Plate 19 12 4 3 41 21 +20 40 2005 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Boca Juniors 19 10 6 3 34 17 +17 36
3 Talleres (C) 19 10 5 4 30 19 +11 35
4 Banfield 19 9 5 5 27 17 +10 32
5 Vélez Sarsfield 19 9 4 6 31 21 +10 31
6 Quilmes 19 7 8 4 21 16 +5 29
7 Arsenal 19 7 8 4 21 22 −1 29
8 Lanús 19 5 5 9 21 27 −6 20
9 Olimpo 19 4 7 8 18 28 −10 19
10 Racing 19 8 4 7 29 29 0 28
11 San Lorenzo 19 6 8 5 18 16 +2 26
12 Atlético de Rafaela 19 7 5 7 25 24 +1 26
13 Colón 19 7 4 8 20 26 −6 25
14 Newell's Old Boys 19 4 10 5 28 25 +3 22
15 Independiente 19 5 7 7 21 27 −6 22
16 Estudiantes (LP) 19 5 6 8 19 29 −10 21
17 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 19 3 8 8 21 26 −5 17
18 Nueva Chicago 19 2 11 6 18 27 −9 17
19 Chacarita Juniors 19 3 8 8 21 34 −13 17
20 Rosario Central 19 2 7 10 16 29 −13 13
Source: AFA
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th head-to-head points; 5th head-to-head goal difference; 6th head-to-head goals scored. This does not apply to determining the champion. If two or more teams are tied in point at the end of the tournament, a playoff will be held at a neutral venue within 72 hours for the championship

Top scorersEdit

Position Player Team Goals
1 Rolando Zárate Vélez Sársfield 13
2 Aldo Osorio Talleres (C) 11
2 Fernando Cavenaghi River Plate 9
3 José Luis Calderón Arsenal 8
4 Eduardo Bustos Montoya Banfield 7
4 Esteban Fuertes Colón 7
4 Darío Gandín Atlético de Rafaela 7
4 Victor Piriz Alves Talleres (C) 7
4 Mauro Rosales Newell's Old Boys 7

RelegationEdit

Pos
Team 2001–02
Pts
2002–03
Pts
2003–04
Pts
Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg
Relegation
1 River Plate 84 79 66 229 114 2.009
2 Boca Juniors 68 79 75 222 114 1.947
3 Quilmes 60 60 38 1.579
4 San Lorenzo 57 56 62 175 114 1.535
5 Racing 68 53 50 171 114 1.5
6 Vélez Sarsfield 48 66 53 167 114 1.465
7 Colón 56 57 49 162 114 1.421
8 Banfield 48 48 64 160 114 1.404
9 Arsenal 49 55 104 76 1.368
10 Newell's Old Boys 51 49 51 151 114 1.325
11 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 64 46 38 148 114 1.298
12 Independiente 41 61 44 146 114 1.281
13 Rosario Central 40 62 44 146 114 1.281
14 Lanús 51 51 42 144 114 1.263
15 Estudiantes (LP) 51 43 44 138 114 1.211
16 Olimpo 51 39 90 76 1.184
17 Talleres (C) 30 44 59 133 114 1.167 Relegation Playoff Matches
18 Atlético de Rafaela 43 43 38 1.132
19 Chacarita Juniors 47 41 38 126 114 1.105 Relegated to the Primera B Nacional
20 Nueva Chicago 48 41 28 117 114 1.026

Promotion playoffEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Relegation/promotion playoff 1
Huracán (TA) 5–3 Atlético de Rafaela 2–1 3–2
Relegation/promotion playoff 2
Argentinos Juniors 4–2 Talleres (C) 2–1 2–1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Argentina 2003–04 by Javier Roimiser on RSSSF.com