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2004–05 Argentine Primera División

The 2004–05 Argentine Primera División was the 114th season of top-flight football in Argentina. The season ran from August 15, 2004 to July 3, 2005.[1]

Primera División
Season2004–05
DatesAugust 15, 2004 – July 3, 2005
ChampionsApertura: Newell's Old Boys (5th title)
Clausura: Vélez Sarsfield (6th title)
PromotedInstituto (C) Green Arrow Up.svg
Almagro Green Arrow Up.svg
Argentinos Juniors Green Arrow Up.svg
Huracán (TA) Green Arrow Up.svg
RelegatedHuracán (TA) Red Arrow Down.svg
Almagro Red Arrow Down.svg
2006 Copa LibertadoresNewell's Old Boys
Vélez Sársfield
River Plate
Estudiantes LP
Rosario Central
2005 Copa SudamericanaNewell's Old Boys
Vélez Sársfield
Estudiantes LP
Rosario Central
Banfield
Matches played380
Top goalscorerApertura:
Argentina Lisandro López (12)
Clausura:
Argentina Mariano Pavone (16)

Four teams promoted from Primera B Nacional, Instituto (C) (champion), Almagro (runner-up), Argentinos Juniors and Huracán (TA) (won promotion/relegation playoff the previous year)

Newell's Old Boys won the Apertura (5th league title) and Vélez Sársfield the Clausura (6th title) championships, while Huracán de Tres Arroyos and Almagro were relegated.

Torneo AperturaEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Newell's Old Boys 19 10 6 3 22 11 +11 36 2006 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Vélez Sársfield 19 10 4 5 21 16 +5 34
3 River Plate 19 9 6 4 28 19 +9 33
4 Estudiantes (LP) 19 7 9 3 22 14 +8 30
5 San Lorenzo 19 8 6 5 29 22 +7 30
6 Rosario Central 19 8 6 5 19 15 +4 30
7 Colón 19 7 6 6 24 22 +2 27
8 Boca Juniors 19 7 5 7 22 16 +6 26
9 Banfield 19 6 8 5 24 22 +2 26
10 Racing 19 8 2 9 22 21 +1 26
11 Lanús 19 6 8 5 25 26 −1 26
12 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 19 6 7 6 16 23 −7 25
13 Arsenal 19 5 9 5 17 16 +1 24
14 Quilmes 19 6 6 7 14 18 −4 24
15 Independiente 19 6 5 8 23 26 −3 23
16 Argentinos Juniors 19 6 4 9 17 17 0 22
17 Almagro 19 4 10 5 15 18 −3 22
18 Olimpo 19 4 5 10 21 29 −8 17
19 Instituto 19 2 8 9 16 30 −14 14
20 Huracán (TA) 19 2 6 11 19 34 −15 12
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 Lisandro López Racing 12
2 Jeremías Caggiano Huracán (TA) 8
2 Osvaldo Miranda Almagro 8
2 Rolando Zárate Vélez Sársfield 8
3 Nicolás Frutos Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 7
3 Claudio Graf Lanús 7
3 Rodrigo Palacio Banfield 7
3 Emanuel Villa Rosario Central 7

Torneo ClausuraEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Vélez Sársfield 19 11 6 2 32 14 +18 39 2006 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Banfield 19 10 3 6 25 16 +9 33
3 Racing 19 9 5 5 25 17 +8 32
4 Estudiantes (LP) 19 8 7 4 28 23 +5 31
5 Rosario Central 19 8 7 4 26 23 +3 31
6 Arsenal 19 8 6 5 27 22 +5 30
7 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 19 9 2 8 25 25 0 29
8 Lanús 19 7 7 5 36 27 +9 28
9 Instituto 19 8 4 7 32 30 +2 28
10 River Plate 19 8 3 8 31 29 +2 27
11 Colón 19 6 8 5 30 23 +7 26
12 Independiente 19 6 8 5 29 26 +3 26
13 Olimpo 19 7 5 7 18 22 −4 26
14 Newell's Old Boys 19 5 9 5 22 21 +1 24
15 Boca Juniors 19 6 4 9 26 30 −4 22
16 San Lorenzo 19 6 4 9 23 29 −6 22
17 Argentinos Juniors 19 5 6 8 28 30 −2 21
18 Quilmes 19 5 5 9 16 23 −7 20
19 Almagro 19 3 4 12 22 44 −22 13
20 Huracán (TA) 19 0 5 14 11 41 −30 5
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 Mariano Pavone Estudiantes (LP) 16
2 Esteban Fuertes Colón 11
3 Nicolás Frutos Independiente 10
4 José Luis Calderón Arsenal 9
4 Claudio Enría Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 9
4 Josemir Lujambio Instituto 9

RelegationEdit

Pos
Team 2002–03
Pts
2003–04
Pts
2004–05
Pts
Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg
Relegation
1 River Plate 79 66 60 205 114 1.798
2 Boca Juniors 79 75 48 202 114 1.772
3 Vélez Sársfield 66 53 73 192 114 1.614
4 Banfield 48 64 59 171 114 1.5
5 San Lorenzo 56 62 52 170 114 1.491
6 Rosario Central 62 44 61 167 114 1.465
7 Racing 53 50 58 161 114 1.412
8 Newell's Old Boys 49 51 60 160 114 1.404
9 Colón 57 49 53 159 114 1.395
10 Arsenal 49 55 54 158 114 1.386
11 Quilmes 60 44 104 76 1.368
12 Independiente 61 44 49 154 114 1.351
13 Estudiantes (LP) 43 44 61 148 114 1.298
14 Lanús 51 42 54 147 114 1.289
15 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 46 38 54 138 114 1.211
16 Olimpo 51 39 43 133 114 1.167
17 Argentinos Juniors 43 43 38 1.132 Relegation Playoff Matches
18 Instituto 42 42 38 1.105
19 Almagro 35 35 38 0.921 Relegated to the Primera B Nacional
20 Huracán (TA) 17 17 38 0.447

Promotion playoffEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Relegation/promotion playoff 1
Atlético de Rafaela 2–4 Argentinos Juniors 2–1 0–3
Relegation/promotion playoff 2
Huracán 1–3 Instituto 1–2 0–1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Argentina 2004–05 by Javier Roimiser on RSSSF.com