Primera D Metropolitana

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

Names
  • 1950–61: Tercera de Ascenso
  • 1962–73: Primera de Aficionados
  • 1974–present: Primera D
Season Champion Runner-up
1950 Liniers (1) Brown (A)
1951 [note 1]
(Not held)
1952 Flandria (1) J. J. de Urquiza
1953 Deportivo Riestra (1) Juventud de Bernal
1954 Sacachispas (1) Juventud de Bernal
1955 Deportivo Morón (1) Juventud de Bernal
1956 Almirante Brown (1) Juventud de Bernal
1957 Leandro N. Alem (1) Defensores de Cambaceres
1958 Deportivo Español (1) Defensores de Cambaceres
1959 Defensores de Cambaceres (1) Sportivo Italiano
1960 Sportivo Italiano (1) Defensores de Almagro
1961 Villa Dálmine (1) Arsenal (Sarandí)
1962 Arsenal (Sarandí) (1) Estudiantes (BA)
1963 Luján (1) Estudiantes (BA)
1964 Arsenal (Llavallol) (1) Ituzaingó
1965 General Mitre (Sarandí) (1) [note 2] Piraña
1966 Luz y Fuerza (1) [note 3] Ferrocarril Midland
1967 Macabi (1) [note 4] Central Argentino
1968 Ferrocarril Midland (1) Sportivo Barracas
1969 Defensores Unidos (1) Sportivo Barracas
1970 Defensores de Almagro (1) Sportivo Barracas
1971 Acassuso (1) Central Argentino
1972 Deportivo Armenio (1) Liniers
1973 Luján (2) Villa San Carlos
1974 Barracas Central (1) Victoriano Arenas
1975 Tristán Suarez (1) Deportivo Merlo
1976 Defensores de Cambaceres (2) Berazategui
1977 General Lamadrid (1) Ferrocarril Midland
1978 Piraña (1) J. J. de Urquiza
1979 San Miguel (1) Brown (A)
1980 Brown (A) (1) Juventud Unida
1981 Barracas Central (2) Muñiz
1982 Defensa y Justicia (1) Ituzaingó
1983 San Martín (B) (1) Leandro N. Alem
1984 Dock Sud (1) Argentino (Merlo)
1985 Argentino (Merlo) (1) Deportivo Laferrere
1986–87 Muñiz (1) Brown (A)
1987–88 Lugano (1) Puerto Nuevo
1988–89 Ferrocarril Midland (2) Liniers
1989–90 Liniers (2) Deportivo Paraguayo
1990–91 Victoriano Arenas (1) Puerto Nuevo
1991–92 Deportivo Paraguayo (1) Juventud Unida
1992–93 Villa San Carlos (1) Acassuso
1993–94 Puerto Nuevo Cañuelas
1994–95 J. J. de Urquiza Victoriano Arenas
1995–96 Central Ballester (1) San Martín (B)
1996–97 Claypole (1) Comunicaciones
1997–98 Juventud Unida (1) Sacachispas
1998–99 Argentino (Merlo) (2) Victoriano Arenas
1999–00 Sacachispas (2) Fénix
2000–01 Acassuso (2) Villa San Carlos
2001–02 Villa San Carlos (2) Sacachispas
2002–03 Sacachispas (3) Victoriano Arenas
2003–04 Sportivo Barracas (1) Fénix
2004–05 Fénix (1) Liniers
2005–06 Ituzaingó (1) Liniers
2006–07 Leandro N. Alem (2) Berazategui
2007–08 Defensores Unidos (2) Berazategui
2008–09 Ferrocarril Midland (3) Deportivo Riestra
2009–10 UAI Urquiza (1) San Martín (B)
2010–11 Dock Sud (2) Atlas
2011–12 Fénix (2) Argentino (Q)
2012–13 Argentino (Q) (1) Deportivo Riestra
2013–14 Deportivo Riestra (1) San Martín (B)
2014
(no champion crowned)
2015 Sportivo Barracas (2) Atlas
2016 El Porvenir (1) Ituzaingó
2016–17 Ituzaingó (2) Leandro N. Alem
2017–18 Victoriano Arenas (2) Argentino (Merlo)
2018–19 Argentino (Merlo) (3) Liniers
2019–20
(Abandoned) [note 5]
2020 Claypole (2) Atlas
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. ^ On 28 April 2020, AFA decided to abandon the competition and declare the season finished due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All official competitions were suspended since 17 March.

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