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List of Argentine Primera División top scorers

This is a list of Argentine Primera División top scorers, that enumerates all players that have finished a season as top goalscorers in the top level of the Argentine football league system from 1891 (the year that the first championship was disputed) to date.

All-time TopscorersEdit

The ranking includes Primera División tournaments from 1891 to date:[1][2]

Pos. Player Career Goals Matches (%)
1   Arsenio Erico[3] 1933-47
295
332 88%
2   Angel Labruna[4] 1939-59 293 515 56%
3   Herminio Masantonio 1931-45 256 358 72%
4   Francisco Varallo 1928–39 236
5   Manuel Seoane 1921-33 233 249
6   Manuel Pellegrina 1938–1956 231 490 47%
7   Martín Palermo[5][6] 1992–2000, 2004–11 227 330 68%
8   José Sanfilippo 1953–63, 1966–67, 1972 226 405 56%
9   Ricardo Infante 1942–61 217 439 49%
10   Oscar Más 1964-77, 1979, 1982, 1985 215 429 50%
11
  Bernabé Ferreyra 1931-39
206
197 105%
  Carlos Bianchi 1967-72, 1980-84 324 64%

Top scorers by yearEdit

Below is the list of topscorers from 1891 to date:[7][8]

Season Player Club Goals Matches
1891   Frederick Archer Buenos Aires and Rosario Railway 7
1892
(No championship held)
1893   William Leslie Lomas 7
1894   James Gifford Flores 7
1895
(No records for this season)
1896   Thomas Fearnley Allen
  Juan Anderson
Flores
Lomas
7
1897   William Stirling Lomas 20
1898   Thomas Fearnley Allen Lanús Athletic 11
1899   Percy Hooton Belgrano AC 3
1900   Spencer Leonard BAEHS [a] 8
1901   Herbert Dorning Belgrano AC 5
1902   Jorge Brown Alumni 11
1903   Jorge Brown Alumni 12
1904   Alfredo Brown Alumni 11
1905   Tristán Gonzáles
  Carlos Lett
Estudiantes (BA)
Alumni
12
1906   Eliseo Brown
  Percy Hooton
  Henry Lawrie
  Carlos Whalley
Alumni
Quilmes
Lomas
Belgrano AC
8
1907   Eliseo Brown Alumni 24
1908   Eliseo Brown Alumni 19
1909   Eliseo Brown Alumni 17
1910   Arnold Watson Hutton Alumni 13
1911   Ricardo Malbrán
  Ernesto Lett
  Antonio Piaggio
San Isidro
Alumni
Porteño
10
1912   Alberto Ohaco Racing Club 9
1912 FAF [b]   Ernesto Colla Independiente 12
1913   Alberto Ohaco Racing Club 20
1913 FAF   Guillermo Dannaher Argentino de Quilmes 16
1914   Alberto Ohaco Racing Club 20
1914 FAF   Norberto Carabelli Hispano Argentino 11
1915   Alberto Ohaco Racing Club 31
1916   Marius Hiller Gimnasia y Esgrima (BA) 16
1917   Alberto Marcovecchio Racing Club 18
1918   Albérico Zabaleta Racing Club 13
1919   Alfredo Garasini
  Alfredo Martín
Boca Juniors
Boca Juniors
6
1919 AAm [c]   Alberto Marcovecchio Racing Club 16
1920   Fausto Lucarelli Banfield 15
1920 AAm   Santiago Carreras Vélez Sársfield 19
1921   Guillermo Dannaher Huracán 23
1921 AAm   Alberico Zabaleta Racing Club 32
1922   José Clarke
  Domingo Tarasconi
Sportivo Palermo
Boca Juniors
11
1922 AAm   Manuel Seoane Independiente 55
1923   Domingo Tarasconi Boca Juniors 40
1923 AAm   Martín Barceló Racing Club 15
1924   Domingo Tarasconi Boca Juniors 16
1924 AAm   Fausto Lucarelli
  Luis Ravaschino
Sportivo Buenos Aires
Independiente
15
1925   José Gaslini Chacarita Juniors 16
1925 AAm   Alberto Bellomo Estudiantes de La Plata 16
1926   Roberto Cherro Boca Juniors 20
1926 AAm   Manuel Seoane Independiente 29
1927   Domingo Tarasconi Boca Juniors 32
1928   Roberto Cherro Boca Juniors 32
1929   José Cortecce
  Manuel Seoane
San Lorenzo
Independiente
13
1930   Roberto Cherro Boca Juniors 37
1931 LAF [d]   Alberto Zozaya Estudiantes 33 34
1931   José Ciancio Almagro 14
1932 LAF   Bernabé Ferreyra River Plate 43 35
1932   Juan Carlos Irurieta All Boys 23
1933 LAF   Francisco Varallo Boca Juniors 34 34
1933   Alfonso Lorenzo Barracas Central 16
1934 LAF   Evaristo Barrera Racing Club 34 39
1934   Pedro Maseda
  Domingo Tarasconi
Argentino de Quilmes
San Martín de Tucumán
16
1935   Agustín Cosso Vélez Sársfield 33 34
1936 (CH) [e]   Alberto Zozaya Estudiantes (LP) 16
1936 (CC) [f]   Evaristo Barrera Racing Club 19
1937   Arsenio Erico Independiente 47 34
1938   Arsenio Erico Independiente 43 34
1939   Arsenio Erico Independiente 40 34
1940   Delfín Benítez Cáceres
  Isidro Lángara
Racing Club
San Lorenzo
33
33
34
34
1941   José Canteli Newell's Old Boys 30 30
1942     Rinaldo Martino San Lorenzo 25 30
1943   Luis Arrieta
  Ángel Labruna
  Raúl Frutos
Lanús
River Plate
Platense
23
23
23
30
30
30
1944   Atilio Mellone Huracán 26 30
1945   Ángel Labruna River Plate 25 30
1946   Mario Boyé Boca Juniors 24 30
1947     Alfredo Di Stéfano River Plate 27 30
1948   Benjamín Santos Rosario Central 21 30
1949   Llamil Simes
  Juan José Pizzuti
Racing Club
Banfield
26
26
34
34
1950   Mario Papa San Lorenzo 24 34
1951   Santiago Vernazza River Plate 22 24
1952     Eduardo Ricagni Huracán 28 34
1953   Juan José Pizzuti
  Juan Benavídez
Racing Club
San Lorenzo
22
22
30
1954   Ángel Berni
  Norberto Conde
  José Borello
San Lorenzo
Vélez Sársfield
Boca Juniors
19
19
19
30
30
30
1955   Oscar Massei Rosario Central 21 30
1956   Juan A. Castro
  Ernesto Grillo
Rosario Central
Independiente
17
17
30
30
1957   Roberto Zárate River Plate 22 30
1958   José Sanfilippo San Lorenzo 28 30
1959   José Sanfilippo San Lorenzo 31 30
1960   José Sanfilippo San Lorenzo 34 30
1961   José Sanfilippo San Lorenzo 26 30
1962   Luis Artime River Plate 28 25
1963   Luis Artime River Plate 26 25
1964   Héctor Rodolfo Veira San Lorenzo 17 30
1965   Juan Carlos Carone Vélez Sársfield 19 34
1966   Luis Artime Independiente 23 38
1967 Met   Bernardo Acosta Lanús 18 22
1967 Nac   Luis Artime Independiente 11 15
1968 Met   Alfredo Obberti Los Andes 13 22
1968 Nac   Omar Wehbe Vélez Sársfield 13 17
1969 Met   Wálter Machado Racing Club 14 23
1969 Nac   Rodolfo Fischer
  Carlos Bulla
San Lorenzo
Platense
14
14
19
17
1970 Met   Oscar Más River Plate 16 20
1970 Nac   Carlos Bianchi Vélez Sársfield 18 20
1971 Met   Carlos Bianchi Vélez Sársfield 36 36
1971 Nac   Alfredo Obberti
  José Artemio Luñiz
Newell's Old Boys
Juventud Antoniana
10
10
15
15
1972 Met   Miguel Ángel Brindisi Huracán 21 34
1972 Nac   Carlos Manuel Morete River Plate 14 15
1973 Met   Oscar Más
  Hugo Curioni
  Ignacio Peña
River Plate
Boca Juniors
Estudiantes (LP)
17
17
17
32
32
32
1973 Nac   Juan Gómez Voglino Atlanta 18 16
1974 Met   Carlos Manuel Morete River Plate 18 18
1974 Nac   Mario Kempes Rosario Central 25 25
1975 Met   Héctor Horacio Scotta San Lorenzo 28 38
1975 Nac   Héctor Horacio Scotta San Lorenzo 32 23
1976 Met   Mario Kempes Rosario Central 21 33
1976 Nac   Norberto Eresumo
  Luis Ludueña
  Víctor Marchetti
San Lorenzo
Talleres
Unión de Santa Fe
12
12
12
20
22
21
1977 Met   Carlos Álvarez Argentinos Juniors 27 44
1977 Nac   Alfredo Letanú Estudiantes 13 16
1978 Met   Diego Maradona
  Luis Andreuchi
Argentinos Juniors
Quilmes
22
22
40
40
1978 Nac   José Omar Reinaldi Talleres 18 18
1979 Met   Diego Maradona
  Sergio Fortunato
Argentinos Juniors
Estudiantes
14
14
19
1979 Nac   Diego Maradona Argentinos Juniors 12 14
1980 Met   Diego Maradona Argentinos Juniors 25 38
1980 Nac   Diego Maradona Argentinos Juniors 17 18
1981 Met   Raúl Chaparro Instituto 20 34
1981 Nac   Carlos Bianchi Vélez Sársfield 15 20
1982 Met   Carlos Manuel Morete Independiente 20 36
1982 Nac   Miguel Ángel Juárez Ferro Carril Oeste 22 22
1982 Met   Víctor Ramos Newell's Old Boys 30 38
1983 Nac   Armando Husillos Loma Negra 11 14
1984 Met   Enzo Francescoli River Plate 24 36
1984 Nac   Pedro Pablo Pasculli Argentinos Juniors 9 10
1985 Nac   Jorge Comas Vélez Sársfield 12 15
1985-86   Enzo Francescoli River Plate 25 36
1986-87   Omar Palma Rosario Central 20 38
1987-88   José Luis Rodríguez Deportivo Español 18 38
1988-89   Oscar Dertycia
  Néstor Raúl Gorosito
Argentinos Juniors
San Lorenzo
20
20
38
38
1989-90   Ariel Cozzoni Newell's Old Boys 23 38
1990-91   Esteban González Vélez Sársfield 18 38
1991 Ap   Ramón Díaz River Plate 14 17
1992 Cl   Darío Scotto
  Diego Latorre
Platense
Boca Juniors
9
9
16
19
1992 Ap   Alberto Acosta San Lorenzo 12 19
1993 Cl   Rubén Da Silva River Plate 13 18
1993 Ap   Sergio Martínez Boca Juniors 12 19
1994 Cl   Marcelo Espina
  Hernán Crespo
Platense
River Plate
11
11
18
19
1994 Ap   Enzo Francescoli River Plate 12 16
1995 Cl   José Oscar Flores Vélez Sársfield 14 17
1995 Ap   José Luis Calderón Estudiantes 13 18
1996 Cl   Ariel López Lanús 13 18
1996 Ap   Gustavo Reggi Ferro Carril Oeste 11 17
1997 Cl   Sergio Martínez Boca Juniors 15 15
1997 Ap   Rubén Da Silva Rosario Central 15 17
1998 Cl   Roberto Sosa Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 16 19
1998 Ap   Martín Palermo Boca Juniors 20 19
1999 Cl   José Luis Calderón Independiente 17 18
1999 Ap   Javier Saviola River Plate 15 18
2000 Cl   Esteban Fuertes Colón 17 18
2000 Ap   Juan Pablo Ángel River Plate 13 18
2001 Cl   Bernardo Romeo San Lorenzo 15 16
2001 Ap   Martín Cardetti River Plate 17 19
2002 Cl   Fernando Cavenaghi River Plate 15 19
2002 Ap   Andrés Silvera Independiente 16 19
2003 Cl   Luciano Figueroa Rosario Central 17 19
2003 Ap   Ernesto Farías Estudiantes 12 16
2004 Cl   Rolando Zárate Vélez Sársfield 13 17
2004 Ap   Lisandro López Racing Club 12 19
2005 Cl   Mariano Pavone Estudiantes 16 19
2005 Ap   Javier Cámpora Tiro Federal 13 19
2006 Cl   Gonzalo Vargas Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 12 18
2006 Ap   Mauro Zárate
  Rodrigo Palacio
Vélez Sársfield
Boca Juniors
12 19
20
2007 Cl   Martín Palermo Boca Juniors 11 16
2007 Ap   Germán Denis Independiente 18 19
2008 Cl   Darío Cvitanich Banfield 13 16
2008 Ap   José Sand Lanús 15 19
2009 Cl   José Sand Lanús 13 19
2009 Ap   Santiago Silva Banfield 14 12
2010 Cl   Mauro Boselli Estudiantes 13 14
2010 Ap   Santiago Silva
  Denis Stracqualursi
Vélez Sársfield
Tigre
11
11
19
19
2011 Cl   Javier Cámpora
  Teófilo Gutiérrez
Huracán
Racing Club
11
11
19
16
2011 Ap   Rubén Ramírez Godoy Cruz 12 17
2012 Cl   Carlos Luna Tigre 12 18
2012 In   Facundo Ferreyra
  Ignacio Scocco
Vélez Sársfield
Newell's Old Boys
13 15
17
2013 Fi   Ignacio Scocco
  Emanuel Gigliotti
Newell's Old Boys
Colón
11 16
18
2013 In   César Pereyra Belgrano (C) 10
2014 Fi   Mauro Zárate Vélez Sársfield 13
2014 Tr   Lucas Pratto Vélez Sársfield
11
17
  Maxi Rodríguez Newell's Old Boys
17
  Silvio Romero Lanús
19
2015   Marco Ruben Rosario Central 21 30
2016   José Sand Lanús 15 19
2016–17   Darío Benedetto Boca Juniors 21 25
2017–18   Santiago García Godoy Cruz 17 26
2018–19   Lisandro López Racing Club 17 23

FactsEdit

  • The youngest player ever to become top scorer in the Argentine Primera was Diego Maradona in the 1978 Metropolitano tournament at the age of 17.
  • Héctor Horacio Scotta scored the most goals in a single calendar year, with 60 in 1975.
  • Arsenio Erico is the only player to score more than 40 goals in a single tournament, he managed the feat twice in 1937, with 47 goals and in 1938 with 43 goals.
  • José Sanfilippo and Diego Maradona are the only players to have been top scorer on four consecutive occasions.
  • Pedro Pablo Pasculli and Diego Latorre became top scorers with the fewest goals, they only needed to score 9 times to claim their titles.
  • Carlos Bianchi holds the record for the longest period in the top scorers list, his first came in the 1970 Nacional and his last came in 1981 Nacional, a gap of 11 years.
  • Bianchi also holds the record for the longest gap between titles, he waited nearly ten years between his 1971 Metropolitano and his 1981 Nacional titles.
  • Martín Palermo holds the record for goals in a season of 19 matches. His 20 goals in the 1998 Apertura also made him the first player to average more than 1 goal per match since Juan Gómez Voglino in 1973.
  • Paraguayan Arsenio Erico and Uruguayan Enzo Francescoli are the two foreigners to have been top scorer of Argentina on the most occasions. Erico was the top scorer three times in a row (between 1937 and 1939), while Francescoli was the top scorer in the 1984 Metropolitano, the 1985–1986 season, and in the 1994 Apertura.
  • Rolando and Mauro Zárate are the only brothers to have both been top scorer in the Argentine Primera.
  • When Lisandro López claimed the 2004 Apertura title, he became the first Racing Club player to be top scorer in 35 years.
  • In 2009 José Sand became the first player to become top scorer in consecutive tournaments since Diego Maradona in 1980.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The Buenos Aires English High School changed its name to "Alumni" in 1901.
  2. ^ The Federación Amateurs de Football (FAF) was a rival association that organized its own championships from 1912 to 1914.
  3. ^ The Asociación Amateurs de Football (AAm) was a rival association that organized its own championships from 1919 to 1926.
  4. ^ The Liga Argentina de Football (LAF) was a dissident league that organised the first professional championships from 1931 to 1934. In 1935 it merged with the official AFA league (that remained amateur). As a result, all the AFA teams were relegated to the second division.
  5. ^ Copa de Honor
  6. ^ Copa Campeonato

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Argentina list of Topscorers Archived 2009-06-08 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Goleadores argentinos de todas las épocas 1931-2010, Guillermo Gasparini
  3. ^ Revista de la AFA, p. 13 Archived 2014-12-23 at the Wayback Machine, Jul 2013
  4. ^ "Labruna gritó otro gol 67 años después", Clarín, 2 August 2008
  5. ^ 34 goals with Estudiantes L.P. and 193 with Boca Juniors (International Goals aren't part of Primera División Argentina totals), As of May 29, 2011.
  6. ^ "Martín Palermo" (in Spanish). Olé.com.ar. Retrieved May 29, 2011.
  7. ^ Argentine list of Topscorers - RSSSF Archived 2009-06-08 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Goleadores del campeonato Argentino at Misceléanes del Fútbol website