Primera Nacional

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Primera Nacional (usually called simply Nacional B, in English "National B Division", and known as Primera B Nacional until the 2019–20 season)[2][3] is the second division of the Argentine football league system. The competition is made up of 32 teams, divided into two zones.

Primera Nacional
Primera Nacional Logo.svg
Founded1986; 36 years ago (1986)
First season1986–87
Country Argentina
ConfederationCONMEBOL
Number of teams37 (2022)
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toPrimera División
Relegation toPrimera B Metropolitana [note 1]
Torneo Federal A [note 2]
Current championsTigre
(2021)
Most championshipsBanfield
Olimpo (3 titles each)
Top goalscorerAdrián Czornomaz (160)[1]
TV partnersArgentina:
TyC Sports
DirecTV Sports
International:
TNT Sports
TyC Max
Websiteafa.com.ar/primerabnacional
Current: 2022

It is played by teams from all over the country. Clubs from Buenos Aires surroundings, as well as some from Santa Fe Province, are promoted from or relegated to the Primera B Metropolitana ("Metropolitan B Division") while for teams from the other provinces the Torneo Federal A ("Federal A Tournament") is the next level down. In Argentine football, Nacional B is the second-highest league, and from it, the three best teams are automatically promoted to Primera División.

Primera B Nacional games are often transmitted to Argentina and abroad on television by TyC Sports.

HistoryEdit

It was created in 1986 to integrate unaffiliated clubs into the Argentine football structure, which until then had only participated in Nacional championships of Argentina's First Division tournament. It brought together teams from the old Primera B (until then, the second division) and regional leagues from several Argentine provinces.

After the 1985–86 season, the Primera B Nacional became the second hierarchical league in Argentina's professional football, after the Primera División, and it is above the Torneo Federal A and the Primera B Metropolitana, the last one started to act as a third division for the teams directly affiliated to AFA.

Beginning in the 2019–20 season, the name was changed dropping the B to simply be known as Primera Nacional.

FormatEdit

Thirty-seven teams play each other once for a total of thirty-six rounds. The top-placed team will be the champion and will also earn promotion to the Primera División. The teams placed from 2nd to 13th place will compete in the "Torneo Reducido" for the second promotion berth after the regular season ends, with the team placed 2nd entering in the third round, the team placed 3rd entering in the second round and the teams placed 4th to 13th entering in the first round.

List of championsEdit

Since the first season held in 1986–87, the following teams have crowned champions of the division:[4]

Ed. Season Champion Runner-up Third Place
1
1986–87 Deportivo Armenio (1) Banfield Belgrano
2
1987–88 Deportivo Mandiyú (1) Quilmes Cipolletti
3
1988–89 Chaco For Ever (1) Lanús Unión
4
1989–90 Huracán (1) Quilmes Douglas Haig
5
1990–91 Quilmes (1) Atlético Tucumán Belgrano
6
1991–92 Lanús (1) Almirante Brown Colón
7
1992–93 Banfield (1) Colón Gimnasia y Tiro
8
1993–94 Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) (1) Quilmes San Martin (T)
9
1994–95 Estudiantes (LP) (1) Atlético de Rafaela Colón
10
1995–96 Huracán (C) (1) Talleres (C) Atlético Tucumán
11
1996–97 Argentinos Juniors (1) Talleres (C) Godoy Cruz
12
1997–98 Talleres (C) (1) Belgrano No third-place awarded
13
1998–99 Instituto (C) (1) Chacarita Juniors No third-place awarded
14
1999–00 Huracán (2) Quilmes No third-place awarded
15
2000–01 Banfield (2) Quilmes No third-place awarded
16
2001–02 Olimpo (1) Quilmes San Martín (M)
17
2002–03 Atlético de Rafaela (1) Argentinos Juniors Quilmes
18
2003–04 Instituto (C) (2) Almagro Huracán (TA)
19
2004–05 Tiro Federal (1) Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) Huracán
20
2005–06 Godoy Cruz (1) Nueva Chicago Belgrano
21
2006–07 Olimpo (2) San Martín (SJ) Huracán
22
2007–08 San Martín (T) (1) Godoy Cruz Unión
23
2008–09 Atlético Tucumán (1) Chacarita Juniors Atlético de Rafaela
24
2009–10 Olimpo (3) Quilmes Atlético de Rafaela
25
2010–11 Atlético de Rafaela (2) Unión San Martín (SJ)
26
2011–12 River Plate (1) Quilmes Instituto
27
2012–13 Rosario Central (1) Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) Olimpo
28
2013–14 Banfield (3) Defensa y Justicia Independiente
29
2014
(no champion crowned) [note 3]
30
2015 Atlético Tucumán (2) Patronato Ferro Carril Oeste
31
2016 Talleres (C) (2) Chacarita Juniors Gimnasia y Esgrima (J)
32
2016–17 Argentinos Juniors (2) Chacarita Juniors Guillermo Brown
33
2017–18 Aldosivi (1) Almagro San Martin (T)
34
2018–19 Arsenal (1) Sarmiento (J) Nueva Chicago
35
2019–20
(not completed due to COVID-19 pandemic) [note 4]
36
2020 Sarmiento (J) (1) Estudiantes (RC) No third-place awarded
37
2021 Tigre (1) Barracas Central No third-place awarded
38
2022

Titles by clubEdit

Club Titles Runn. Seasons won
Banfield
3
1
1992–93, 2000–01, 2013–14
Olimpo
3
2001–02, 2006–07, 2009–10
Talleres (C)
2
2
1997–98, 2016
Atlético Tucumán
2
1
2008–09, 2015
Atlético de Rafaela
2
1
2002–03, 2010–11
Argentinos Juniors
2
1
1996–97, 2016–17
Huracán
2
1989–90, 1999–00
Instituto (C)
2
1998–99, 2003–04
Quilmes
1
8
1990–91
Arsenal
1
1
2018–19
Gimnasia y Esgrima (J)
1
1
1993–94
Godoy Cruz
1
1
2005–06
Lanús
1
1
1991–92
Sarmiento (J)
1
1
2020
Aldosivi
2
2017–18
Chaco For Ever
2
1988–89
Deportivo Armenio 1 1986–87
Deportivo Mandiyú 1 1987–88
Estudiantes (LP) 1 1994–95
Huracán (C) 1 1995–96
River Plate 1 2011–12
Rosario Central 1 2012–13
San Martín (T) 1 2007–08
Tigre 1 2021
Tiro Federal 1 2004–05

Top scorersEdit

Season Player Team Goals
1986–87   José Raúl Iglesias Huracán 36
1987–88   Daniel Leani Quilmes 24
1988–89   Daniel Aquino Banfield 24
  Sergio Recchiutti Almirante Brown
1989–90   Juan Almada Defensa y Justicia 20
  Abel Blasón Quilmes
1990–91   Roberto Oste Defensa y Justicia 24
1991–92   Carlos Cardozo Almirante Brown 26
1992–93   Miguel Amaya Gimnasia y Tiro (S) 21
1993–94   Dante Fernández Quilmes 29
1994–95   Alejandro Abaurre Godoy Cruz 29
1995–96   Adrián Czornomaz Los Andes 22
1996–97   Eduardo Bennett Argentinos Juniors 23
1997–98   Alejandro Glaría Banfield 30
1998–99   Adrián Czornomaz Atlético Tucumán 26
1999–00   Gastón Casas Huracán 30
2000–01   Daniel Jiménez Instituto 23
2001–02   Diego Ceballos Gimnasia y Esgrima (CdU) 26
2002–03   Daniel Giménez Godoy Cruz 13
  Diego Torres Quilmes
2003–04   Julio Bevacqua Com. Activ. Infantiles 13
2004–05   Rubén Ramírez Tiro Federal 15
2005–06   Daniel Bazán Vera Unión (SF) 18
2006–07   Ismael Blanco Olimpo 29
2007–08   Cristian Milla Chacarita Juniors 20
  Leandro Zárate Unión
2008–09   Luis Rodríguez Atlético Tucumán 20
2009–10   Leandro Armani Tiro Federal 19
2010–11   César Carignano Atlético de Rafaela 21
2011–12   Gonzalo Castillejos Rosario Central 26
2012–13   Luis Rodríguez Atlético Tucumán 20
2013–14   Juan M. Lucero Defensa y Justicia 24
2014   Ramón Ábila Huracán 9
  Nicolás Mazzola Instituto (C)
2015   Fernando Zampedri Juventud Unida (G)
25
2016   Germán Lesman All Boys
17
2016–17   Rodrigo Salinas Chacarita Juniors
30
2017–18   Jonathan Herrera Dep. Riestra / Ferro C. Oeste 13
2018–19   Patricio Cucchi Gimnasia y Esgrima (M) 15
2019–20   Pablo Magnín Sarmiento (J)
15
2020   Claudio Bieler Atlético Rafaela
5
2021   Pablo Magnín Tigre
22

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Clubs from Buenos Aires (autonoumous city and suburban areas)
  2. ^ Clubs from the rest of the Argentine provinces
  3. ^ At the end of the season, the 10 best-placed teams were directly promoted to Primera División.
  4. ^ On 28 April 2020, AFA decided to abandon the competition and declare the season finished due to the COVID-19 pandemic with no champion crowned. All official football competitions were suspended on 17 March 2020.

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