The Torneo Argentino A (in English "Argentine A Tournament") was one of the two leagues that form the regionalised third level of the Argentine football league system. Clubs in the Torneo Argentino have indirect membership in AFA, while clubs in the Primera B Metropolitana (the other third division) have direct membership in AFA. All teams with indirect membership are from outside the city of Buenos Aires and its metropolitan area (Greater Buenos Aires), while most of the direct members are from the aforementioned area.
|Number of teams||24 (2014)|
|Level on pyramid||3|
|Promotion to||Primera B Nacional|
|Relegation to||Torneo Argentino B|
|Domestic cup(s)||Copa Argentina|
|Last champions||Santamarina |
|Most championships||Juventud Antoniana|
(2 titles each)
|TV partners||TeleRed Sports, CVC Sports & One Sports (1995-1999)|
Rawson TV Cable (1996-2002)
TVD Sports (1999-2004)
PSN, ESPN, FOX Sports, NBC Sports, PBS Sports, Setanta Sports, CMD & TVC Sports (2000-2004)
Eleven Sports (2004-2008)
Lobo TV (2006-2009)
|Current: 2013–14 season|
Final format (2013-14)Edit
The teams were divided into two zones, North and South, all of which went to the Second Stage: the first four of each zone and the fifth best team of both zones qualified to the "Nonagonal Final", and the other teams qualified to Revalida Stage. All teams play each other in a round-robin tournament.
Consisted of nine teams that qualified from the First Stage. The tournament winner was promoted to the 2014 Primera B Nacional. The 2nd and 3rd teams advanced directly to the Fourth Stage, while the 4th to the 9th advanced to the Third Stage.
The fifteen clubs that did not qualify for the Nonagonal Final were grouped into three zones of five teams each. To integrate the zones a table was drawn with the fifteen clubs and its overall standings with points obtained in the First Stage. Teams in position 1,6,7,12,15 went to Zone A; teams in position 2,5,8,11,14 went to Zone B and teams in position 3,4,9,10,13 went to Zone C. The 1st and the 2nd of each zone qualified to the Third Stage.
Third to Sixth StageEdit
Was played by the teams ranked 2nd to 9th in the Nonagonal Final and the teams that qualified from Revalida Stage. To order the matches a table was drawn which contained the teams from the Nonagonal Final and the teams from the Revalida numbering them from 2º to 15º (teams from Nonagonal Final were 2º to 9º and teams from Revalida were 10º to º15).
This Stage was played by the teams ranked 4º to 9º from the Nonagonal Final and the teams from the Revalida. The winning teams qualify for Fourth Stage. In case of a tie of points and goal difference, the teams from position 4º to 9º qualified to the next stage.
This Stage was played by the teams ranked 2º and 3º from the Nonagonal Final and the teams that qualified from the Third Stage. In case of a tie points and goal difference, the teams from position 2º, 3º, W1 and W2 qualified to the next stage.
This Stage was played by the teams that qualified from the Fourth Stage. The matches will be W1 vs W4 and W2 vs W3. In case of a tie points and goal difference, W1 and W2 qualified for the next stage.
This Stage was played by the teams that qualified from the Fifth Stage, W1 vs W2. The winning team will be promoted to 2014 Primera B Nacional. In case of a tie points and goal difference, W1 was promoted.
After the Revalida Stage a table was drawn up with the addition of points of the First Stage and Revalida Stage. The teams that were located in the last position of each of the tables was relegated to 2014 Torneo Federal A.
List of championsEdit
Titles by clubEdit
Seasons in Torneo Argentino AEdit
- Note: 19 seasons in total, from season 1995–96 to 2013–14 inclusive.
Top Scorers by TournamentEdit
|2005-06||Adrián Aranda||Douglas Haig||21|
|2007-08||Claudio Sarría||Atlético Tucumán||21|
|2008-09||Cristian Núñez||Boca Unidos||21|
|2010-11||Gonzalo Klusener||Unión (MdP)||21|
|2011-12||Juan M. Aróstegui||Sportivo Belgrano||24|
|2012-13||Gonzalo Klusener||Talleres (C)||25|
|2013-14||Fernando Zampedri||Guillermo Brown (PM)||22|
- Torneo Argentino A website
- Torneo Argentino A at AFA website
- Ascenso del Interior
- Interior Futbolero