2016 Primera B Nacional

The 2016 Argentine Primera B Nacional was the 31st season of the Argentine second division. The season began in January and ended in July. Twenty-two teams competed in the league, sixteen returning from the 2015 season, two teams that were relegated from Primera División and four teams promoted from Federal A and B Metropolitana.

Primera B Nacional
Season2016
ChampionsTalleres (C)
(2nd title)
PromotedTalleres (C)
RelegatedJuventud Unida Universitario
Matches played231
Goals scored530 (2.29 per match)
Top goalscorerGermán Lesman (17 goals)
Biggest home winCentral Córdoba (SdE) 6-0 Atlético Paraná (June 19)
Biggest away winDouglas Haig 0-4 Villa Dálmine (June 12)
Highest scoringNueva Chicago 6-4 Villa Dálmine (April 29)
Longest unbeaten run21 matches
Talleres (C)
Longest losing run0 matches
Talleres (C)
2015
All statistics correct as of 19 June 2016.

Competition formatEdit

The league's format has changed from last season. In this year there were twenty-two teams who played each other once in one Round-robin tournament. One team would be crowned as champion and automatically promoted to the Primera División. One team would be relegated at the end of the season.[1]

Club informationEdit

Locations of the 2016–17 Primera B Nacional teams within Greater Buenos Aires.
Club City Stadium
All Boys Buenos Aires Islas Malvinas
Almagro José Ingenieros Tres de Febrero
Atlético Paraná Paraná Pedro Mutio
Boca Unidos Corrientes Leoncio Benítez
Brown Adrogué Lorenzo Arandilla
Central Córdoba Santiago del Estero Alfredo Terrera
Chacarita Juniors Villa Maipú Chacarita Juniors Stadium
Crucero del Norte Garupá Comandante Andrés Guacurarí
Douglas Haig Pergamino Miguel Morales
Estudiantes San Luis Héctor Odicino-Pedro Benoza
Ferro Carril Oeste Buenos Aires Arquitecto Ricardo Etcheverry
Gimnasia y Esgrima Jujuy 23 de Agosto
Guillermo Brown Puerto Madryn Raúl Conti
Independiente Rivadavia Mendoza Bautista Gargantini
Instituto Córdoba Presidente Perón
Juventud Unida Gualeguaychú Estadio Luis Delfino
Juventud Unida Universitario San Luis Mario Diez
Los Andes Lomas de Zamora Estadio Eduardo Gallardón
Nueva Chicago Mataderos Nueva Chicago
Santamarina Tandil Municipal Gral. San Martín
Talleres Córdoba Mario Alberto Kempes
Villa Dálmine Campana Villa Dálmine

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or Qualification
1 Talleres (C) (C, P) 21 14 7 0 31 11 +20 49 Promotion to Primera División
2 Chacarita Juniors 21 13 4 4 30 12 +18 43
3 Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 21 11 5 5 26 16 +10 38
4 Boca Unidos 21 11 5 5 28 19 +9 38
5 Villa Dálmine 21 9 6 6 35 28 +7 33
6 Crucero del Norte 21 9 5 7 26 25 +1 32
7 Nueva Chicago 21 9 3 9 32 27 +5 30
8 Guillermo Brown 21 9 3 9 31 29 +2 30
9 Los Andes 21 8 6 7 21 22 −1 30
10 Brown 21 6 10 5 27 26 +1 28
11 Juventud Unida (G) 21 7 7 7 25 26 −1 28
12 Almagro 21 7 7 7 23 25 −2 28
13 Santamarina 21 7 6 8 16 19 −3 27
14 All Boys 21 7 5 9 30 28 +2 26
15 Ferro Carril Oeste 21 7 5 9 21 27 −6 26
16 Estudiantes (SL) 21 7 3 11 17 25 −8 24
17 Juventud Unida Universitario 21 4 10 7 20 23 −3 22
18 Central Córdoba (SdE) 21 5 6 10 23 27 −4 21
19 Douglas Haig 21 5 5 11 20 24 −4 20
20 Independiente Rivadavia 21 4 8 9 14 26 −12 20
21 Atlético Paraná 21 3 10 8 16 32 −16 19
22 Instituto 21 4 4 13 18 33 −15 16
Source: AFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) play-off (only for deciding promotion or relegation); 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored; 5) head-to-head points; 6) head-to-head goal difference; 7) head-to-head goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALL ALM APA BOU BRO CCO CHA CRU DOU ESL FCO GEJ GBR IND INS JUG JUU LAN NCH SAN TAL VDA
All Boys 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–2 5–2 1–2
Almagro 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–2 0–0 1–3 2–2 1–0 1–2 0–2 1–1
Atlético Paraná 2–2 0–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1
Boca Unidos 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–2 3–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–1
Brown 0–2 2–3 1–1 0–0 4–3 1–0 2–2 4–0 2–2 1–1
Central Cba. (SdE) 2–3 2–0 6–0 1–1 0–1 1–3 2–3 3–3 0–0 1–0
Chacarita 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 4–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–1 1–1
Crucero del Norte 3–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 3–0
Douglas Haig 0–1 2–0 1–3 0–0 2–0 3–0 1–2 4–0 2–0 0–1 0–4
Estudiantes 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–0
Ferro Carril Oeste 2–2 1–0 2–1 0–2 3–1 2–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 1–3
Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 1–1 4–3 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–2 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–1
Guillermo Brown 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–1
Independiente Rivadavia 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–3 0–0 0–0
Instituto 4–1 2–2 0–1 0–3 1–2 2–0 0–2 0–1 0–2 0–1
Juventud Unida (G) 2–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–3 2–1 1–1
Juv. Unida Univ. 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 0–3 1–3
Los Andes 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–3 1–0 0–0 1–2 3–3
Nueva Chicago 1–2 3–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–2 3–1 0–1 1–1 6–4
Santamarina 2–1 0–1 0–2 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–2
Talleres (C) 0–0 3–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1
Villa Dálmine 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 4–1 2–1 2–1 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on 19 June 2016. Source: AFA
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

RelegationEdit

The bottom team of this table face relegation. Clubs with an indirect affiliation with Argentine Football Association are relegated to the Torneo Federal A, while clubs directly affiliated face relegation to Primera B Metropolitana.

Pos
Team 2013–14
Pts
2014
Pts
2015
Pts
2016
Pts
Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg
Relegation
1 Talleres (C) 49 49 21 2.333
2 Crucero del Norte 59 33 32 124 83 1.494
3 Chacarita Juniors 50 43 93 63 1.476
4 Villa Dálmine 60 33 93 63 1.476
5 Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 61 30 55 38 184 125 1.472
6 Nueva Chicago 30 30 60 41 1.463
7 Santamarina 24 66 27 117 83 1.41
8 Boca Unidos 54 27 54 38 173 125 1.384
9 Los Andes 54 30 84 63 1.333
10 Brown 28 28 21 1.333
11 Almagro 28 28 21 1.333
12 Instituto 62 25 62 16 165 125 1.32
13 Ferro Carril Oeste 55 16 67 26 164 125 1.312
14 Juventud Unida (G) 54 28 82 63 1.302
15 Estudiantes (SL) 56 24 80 63 1.27
16 Guillermo Brown 48 30 78 63 1.238
17 Douglas Haig 51 25 58 20 154 125 1.232
18 Atlético Paraná 58 19 77 63 1.222
19 All Boys 22 53 26 101 83 1.217
20 Independiente Rivadavia 55 22 51 20 148 125 1.184
21 Central Córdoba (SdE) 51 21 72 63 1.143
22 Juventud Unida Universitario (R) 22 22 21 1.048 Torneo Federal A

Source: AFA

As of 19 June 2016

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

As of June 14, 2016
Rank Player Club Goals[2]
1   Germán Lessman All Boys 17
2   Fabricio Lenci Juventud Unida (G) 13
3   Fernando Coniglio Chacarita Juniors 11
4   Cristian Chávez Brown 9
5   Nicolás Giménez Nueva Chicago 8
  Oscar Altamirano Almagro
  Matías Linas Los Andes
  Franco Cángele Boca Unidos

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cómo se jugarán los campeonatos argentinos en 2016 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Goleadores de Primera B Nacional Campeonato 2016". AFA.

External linksEdit