Primera D Metropolitana

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The Primera D is one of two leagues that form the fifth division of the Argentine football league system. Made up of 11 clubs from Buenos Aires Province, the league is the only one that remains amateur.[2] The other league at level five is the Torneo Federal C, where teams from regional leagues take part.

Primera D
Founded1950; 72 years ago (1950) [1]
Country Argentina
ConfederationCONMEBOL
Number of teams11 (2022)
Level on pyramid5
Promotion toPrimera C
Relegation toDisaffiliation for one season
Domestic cup(s)Copa Argentina
Current championsLiniers
(2021)
Most championships
TV partnersDirecTV Sports
Websiteafa.com.ar/primera-d

It was created in 1950 under the name "Tercera de Ascenso" ("third level of promotion").[1] The first champion was Liniers. In 1962 the tournament changed its name to "Primera de Aficionados", which lasted to 1974, when it was called "Primera D", which has remained to date.[3]

Since the restructuring of the league system in 1986, the division became the fifth category of Argentine football (lower than Primera División, Primera B Nacional, Primera B Metropolitana and Primera C).[4]

FormatEdit

The winners of Primera D gain automatic promotion to Primera C. The club finishing in 2nd to 9th place behind enter a playoff series; the winner of which faces the club finishing second bottom in Primera C in a promotion/relegation playoff.

The team that finishes bottom of Primera D Metropolitana faces relegation. However, because Primera D Metropolitana is the lowest league in the Argentine football system relegation this means that the relegated team will not participate in the league system the following season.

Current teams (2022 season)Edit

Club City Region Stadium
Argentino Rosario Santa Fe Province José María Olaeta
Central Ballester José L. Suárez Greater Buenos Aires Predio Cacique
Centro Español Villa Sarmiento Greater Buenos Aires (none)
Defensores de Cambaceres Ensenada Buenos Aires Province Defensores de Cambaceres
Juventud Unida Muñiz Greater Buenos Aires Ciudad de San Miguel
Lugano Tapiales Greater Buenos Aires José María Moraños
Mercedes Mercedes Buenos Aires Province Liga Mercedina,
Muñiz Muñiz Greater Buenos Aires (none)
Deportivo Paraguayo Constitución Buenos Aires City (none)
Sportivo Barracas Barracas, Buenos Aires Buenos Aires City (none)
Yupanqui Villa Lugano Buenos Aires City (none)

List of ChampionsEdit

Tournament names
  • 1950–61: Tercera de Ascenso
  • 1962–73: Primera de Aficionados
  • 1974–present: Primera D
Ed. Season Champion Runner-up
1 1950 Liniers (1) Brown (A)
1951 [note 1]
(No championship held)
2 1952 Flandria (1) J. J. de Urquiza
3 1953 Deportivo Riestra (1) Juventud de Bernal
4 1954 Sacachispas (1) Juventud de Bernal
5 1955 Deportivo Morón (1) Juventud de Bernal
6 1956 Almirante Brown (1) Juventud de Bernal
7 1957 Leandro N. Alem (1) Defensores de Cambaceres
8 1958 Deportivo Español (1) Defensores de Cambaceres
9 1959 Defensores de Cambaceres (1) Sportivo Italiano
10 1960 Sportivo Italiano (1) Defensores de Almagro
11 1961 Villa Dálmine (1) Arsenal (Sarandí)
12 1962 Arsenal (Sarandí) (1) Estudiantes (BA)
13 1963 Luján (1) Estudiantes (BA)
14 1964 Arsenal (Llavallol) (1) Ituzaingó
15 1965 General Mitre (Sarandí) (1) [note 2] Piraña
16 1966 Luz y Fuerza (1) [note 3] Ferrocarril Midland
17 1967 Macabi (1) [note 4] Central Argentino
18 1968 Ferrocarril Midland (1) Sportivo Barracas
19 1969 Defensores Unidos (1) Sportivo Barracas
20 1970 Defensores de Almagro (1) Sportivo Barracas
21 1971 Acassuso (1) Central Argentino
22 1972 Deportivo Armenio (1) Liniers
23 1973 Luján (2) Villa San Carlos
24 1974 Barracas Central (1) Victoriano Arenas
25 1975 Tristán Suarez (1) Deportivo Merlo
26 1976 Defensores de Cambaceres (2) Berazategui
27 1977 General Lamadrid (1) Ferrocarril Midland
28 1978 Piraña (1) J. J. de Urquiza
29 1979 San Miguel (1) Brown (A)
30 1980 Brown (A) (1) Juventud Unida
31 1981 Barracas Central (2) Muñiz
32 1982 Defensa y Justicia (1) Ituzaingó
33 1983 San Martín (B) (1) Leandro N. Alem
34 1984 Dock Sud (1) Argentino (Merlo)
35 1985 Argentino (Merlo) (1) Deportivo Laferrere
36 1986–87 Muñiz (1) Brown (A)
37 1987–88 Lugano (1) Puerto Nuevo
38 1988–89 Ferrocarril Midland (2) Liniers
39 1989–90 Liniers (2) Deportivo Paraguayo
40 1990–91 Victoriano Arenas (1) Puerto Nuevo
41 1991–92 Deportivo Paraguayo (1) Juventud Unida
42 1992–93 Villa San Carlos (1) Acassuso
43 1993–94 Puerto Nuevo Cañuelas
44 1994–95 J. J. de Urquiza Victoriano Arenas
45 1995–96 Central Ballester (1) San Martín (B)
46 1996–97 Claypole (1) Comunicaciones
47 1997–98 Juventud Unida (1) Sacachispas
48 1998–99 Argentino (Merlo) (2) Victoriano Arenas
49 1999–00 Sacachispas (2) Fénix
50 2000–01 Acassuso (2) Villa San Carlos
51 2001–02 Villa San Carlos (2) Sacachispas
52 2002–03 Sacachispas (3) Victoriano Arenas
53 2003–04 Sportivo Barracas (1) Fénix
54 2004–05 Fénix (1) Liniers
55 2005–06 Ituzaingó (1) Liniers
56 2006–07 Leandro N. Alem (2) Berazategui
57 2007–08 Defensores Unidos (2) Berazategui
58 2008–09 Ferrocarril Midland (3) Deportivo Riestra
59 2009–10 UAI Urquiza (1) San Martín (B)
60 2010–11 Dock Sud (2) Atlas
61 2011–12 Fénix (2) Argentino (Q)
62 2012–13 Argentino (Q) (1) Deportivo Riestra
63 2013–14 Deportivo Riestra (1) San Martín (B)
64 2014 [note 5] [note 5]
65 2015 Sportivo Barracas (2) Atlas
66 2016 El Porvenir (1) Ituzaingó
67 2016–17 Ituzaingó (2) Leandro N. Alem
68 2017–18 Victoriano Arenas (2) Argentino (Merlo)
69 2018–19 Argentino (Merlo) (3) Liniers
70 2019–20
(Abandoned because of the COVID-19 pandemic in Argentina) [note 6]
71 2020 Claypole (2) Atlas
72 2021 Liniers (3) Puerto Nuevo

Titles by clubEdit

Club Titles Years won
Argentino (Merlo) 3 1985, 1998–99, 2018–19
Ferrocarril Midland 3 1968, 1988–89, 2008–09
Liniers 3 1950, 1989–90, 2021
Sacachispas 3 1954, 1999–00, 2002–03
Acassuso 2 1971, 2000–01
Barracas Central 2 1974, 1981
Claypole 2 1996–97, 2020
Defensores de Cambaceres 2 1959, 1976
Defensores Unidos 2 1969, 2007–08
Dock Sud 2 1984, 2010–11
Fénix 2 2004–05, 2011–12
Ituzaingó 2 2005–06, 2016–17
Leandro N. Alem 2 1957, 2006–07
Luján 2 1963, 1973
Sportivo Barracas 2 2003–04, 2015
Victoriano Arenas 2 1990–91, 2017–18
Villa San Carlos 2 1992–93, 2001–02
Almirante Brown 1 1956
Argentino (Q) 1 2012–13
Arsenal (Llavallol) 1 1964
Arsenal (Sarandí) 1 1962
Brown (A) 1 1980
Central Ballester 1 1995–96
Defensa y Justicia 1 1982
Defensores de Almagro 1 1970
Deportivo Armenio 1 1972
Deportivo Español 1 1958
Deportivo Paraguayo 1 1991–92
Deportivo Riestra 1 2013–14
Deportivo Morón 1 1955
El Porvenir 1 2016
Flandria 1 1952
General Lamadrid 1 1977
General Mitre 1 1965
J. J. de Urquiza 1 1994–95
Juventud Unida 1 1997–98
Lugano 1 1987–88
Luz y Fuerza 1 1966
Macabi 1 1967
Muñiz 1 1986–87
Piraña 1 1978
Puerto Nuevo 1 1993–94
San Martín (B) 1 1983
San Miguel 1 1979
Sportivo Italiano 1 1960
Tristán Suárez 1 1975
UAI Urquiza 1 2009–10
Villa Dálmine 1 1961

NotesEdit

  1. ^ A special tournament was played, where team from several categories competed together. The champion was Tiro Federal, promoting to Primera División B.
  2. ^ Affiliated to AFA in 1963, remaining in the Association until 1965.[5]
  3. ^ The football team from the "Luz y Fuerza" trade union was located in Villa Udaondo[6] and affiliated to AFA in 1964 under the name "Instituto Cultural y Deportivo Luz y Fuerza".[7]
  4. ^ The team from the Jewish organization of Argentina, got affiliated to AFA in 1953. The team disaffiliated in 1968, just one year after promoting to Primera C.[8]
  5. ^ a b At the end of the season no champion was crowned. Three teams (Cañuelas, San Martín de Burzaco and San Miguel were promoted while no teams were disaffiliated.
  6. ^ On 28 April 2020, AFA decided to abandon the competition and declare the season finished. All official competitions had been suspended on 17 March.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Campeones de la Cuarta División, AFA website (Archive, 2013-08-13)
  2. ^ Marcha atrás en el Ascenso: no se juega la fecha de la B Metropolitana y la Primera C, Clarín, 4 Mar 2017
  3. ^ Argentina fourth level champions - RSSSF
  4. ^ Campeones de la Quinta División (1986-), AFA website (Archive, 2013-08-13)
  5. ^ "Desafiliados: General Mitre"
  6. ^ Argentina - Primera C AFA 1971 by José Carluccio on Historia y Fútbol
  7. ^ "Desafiliados: Luz y Fuerza", Piel de Ascenso, 14 Aug 2013
  8. ^ "Querido ascenso - El año inolvidable de Macabi" by Guillermo Tagliaferri, Clarín, 10 Nov 2011
  9. ^ Oficial: suspendido el fútbol argentino por el coronavirus by Fede González on As, 17 March 2020

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