Torneo Federal A

The Torneo Federal A (in English "Federal A Tournament") is one of the two professional leagues that form the regionalised third level of the Argentine football league system, along with Primera B Metropolitana. The competition was established in 2014 as a result of a change in the structure of the league system, replacing Torneo Argentino A.

Torneo Federal A
Founded2014; 7 years ago (2014)
Country Argentina
ConfederationCONMEBOL
Number of teams35
Level on pyramid3
Promotion toPrimera B Nacional
Relegation toTorneo Regional Federal Amateur
Domestic cup(s)Copa Argentina
Current championsGüemes
(2020)
Most championshipsTalleres (C)
San Martín (T)
Agropecuario Argentino
Central Córdoba (SdE)
Estudiantes (RC)
Güemes (1 title each)
TV partners
List
WebsiteOfficial webpage
Current: 2019–20 season

Federal A is organised by "Consejo Federal", a division of the Argentine Football Association. Clubs in Federal A have indirect membership in AFA unlike clubs in Primera B, which have direct membership. All teams with indirect membership are from outside the city of Buenos Aires (playing in regional leagues) and its metropolitan area (Greater Buenos Aires), while most of the direct members are from the aforementioned area.

Format (2019–20 season)Edit

First StageEdit

The teams were divided into two zones with fifteen teams (a total of 30 teams) in each zone and it was played in a round-robin tournament whereby each team played each one of the other teams two times. The teams placed 1st to 6th from each zone qualified for the Championship Stage.[1]

Championship StageEdit

The teams that qualified from the First Stage were divided into the same two zones with six teams each, also called Hexagonal Final. Playing in a round-robin tournament whereby each team played each one of the other teams one time. The winner of each zone was declared champion and automatically promoted to the Primera B Nacional.[1]

RelegationEdit

After the First Stage, the two bottom teams of each zone were relegated to the Torneo Regional Federal Amateur, giving a total of four teams relegated.[1]

Participating teams (2019–20 season)Edit

Zone AEdit

Team City Province Stadium
Boca Unidos Corrientes Corrientes Leoncio Benítez
Central Norte Salta Salta Padre Ernesto Martearena
Chaco For Ever Resistencia Chaco Juan Alberto García
Crucero del Norte Garupá Misiones Andrés Guacurarí
Defensores Pronunciamiento Entre Ríos Delio Cardozo
Defensores de Belgrano Villa Ramallo Buenos Aires Salomón Boeseldín
Douglas Haig Pergamino Miguel Morales
Gimnasia y Esgrima Concepción del Uruguay Entre Ríos Manuel y Ramón Núñez
Güemes Santiago del Estero Santiago del Estero Arturo Miranda
Juventud Unida Gualeguaychú Entre Ríos Luis Delfino
San Martín Formosa Formosa 17 de Octubre
Sarmiento Resistencia Chaco Centenario
Sportivo Belgrano San Francisco Córdoba Oscar Boero
Sportivo Las Parejas Las Parejas Santa Fe Fortaleza del Lobo
Unión Sunchales La Fortaleza

Zone BEdit

Team City Province Stadium
Cipolletti Cipolletti Río Negro La Visera de Cemento
Círculo Deportivo Comandante Nicanor Otamendi Buenos Aires Guillermo Trama
Camioneros General Rodríguez Hugo Moyano
Deportivo Madryn Puerto Madryn Chubut Coliseo del Golfo
Deportivo Maipú Maipú Mendoza Higinio Sperdutti
Desamparados San Juan San Juan El Serpentario
Estudiantes San Luis San Luis Héctor Odicino - Pedro Benoza
Ferro Carril Oeste General Pico La Pampa El Coloso del Barrio Talleres
Huracán Las Heras Las Heras Mendoza General San Martín
Juventud Unida Universitario San Luis San Luis Mario Diez
Olimpo Bahía Blanca Buenos Aires Roberto Natalio Carminatti
Sansinena General Cerri Luis Molina
Sol de Mayo Viedma Río Negro El Coliseo
Sportivo Peñarol Chimbas San Juan Ramón Pablo Rojas
Villa Mitre Bahía Blanca Buenos Aires El Fortín

List of championsEdit

Season Champion/s Runner-up Third Place
2014
(No champion crowned)
2015 Talleres (C) Juventud Unida Universitario Unión (S)
2016 San Martín (T) Unión Aconquija Juventud Antoniana
Libertad (S)
2016–17 Agropecuario Argentino Mitre (SdE) Gimnasia y Esgrima (M)
2017–18 Central Córdoba (SdE) Gimnasia y Esgrima (M) Defensores de Belgrano (VR)
2018–19 Estudiantes (RC) Alvarado San Jorge (T)
2019–20
Abandoned [note 1]
2020 Güemes Villa Mitre

Titles by clubEdit

Team Titles Years won
Talleres (C) 1 2015
San Martín (T) 1 2016
Agropecuario Argentino 1 2016–17
Central Córdoba (SdE) 1 2017–18
Estudiantes (RC) 1 2018–19
Güemes 1 2020

Seasons in Torneo Federal AEdit

  • Note: Updated to 2020 season.
  • Teams in bold currently playing in Torneo Federal A.
Club/s Seasons
Chaco For Ever, Cipolletti, Defensores de Belgrano (VR), Deportivo Madryn, Deportivo Maipú, Sarmiento (R) 8
Ferro Carril Oeste (GP), Gimnasia y Esgrima (CdU), Juventud Unida Universitario, Sportivo Las Parejas, Unión (S) 7
Altos Hornos Zapla, Alvarado, Defensores (P), Deportivo Roca, Gimnasia y Tiro, Independiente (N), Juventud Antoniana, San Jorge (T), San Lorenzo (A), Sportivo Belgrano, Villa Mitre 6
Desamparados, Libertad (S), Sportivo Patria, Unión (VK), Unión Aconquija, 5
Douglas Haig, Estudiantes (SL), General Belgrano, Gimnasia y Esgrima (M), Gutiérrez SC, Huracán Las Heras, Juventud Unida (G), Mitre (SdE), Sansinena, Sol de América (F) 4
Atlético Paraná, Boca Unidos, Concepción FC, Crucero del Norte, Deportivo Camioneros, Guaraní Antonio Franco, Güemes, San Martín (T), Sol de Mayo 3
Alianza (CC), Américo Tesorieri, Andino, CAI, Central Córdoba (SdE), Central Norte, Círculo Deportivo, Estudiantes (RC), Independiente (Ch), Olimpo, Rivadavia (L), San Martín (F), Sportivo Peñarol, Talleres (C), Textil Mandiyú, Tiro Federal (BB), Tiro Federal (R) 2
9 de Julio (M), Agropecuario Argentino, Deportivo Mandiyú, Guillermo Brown, Racing (C), Unión (MdP), Vélez Sársfield (SdE) 1

Top scorersEdit

Top Scorers by TournamentEdit

Season Player Team Goals
2014   Hugo Troche Sportivo Patria 16
2015
  Gustavo Balvorín Juventud Antoniana
18
  David Romero San Lorenzo (A)
  Adrián Toloza Mitre (SdE)
2016   Matías Zbrun Libertad (S) 13
2016–17   Pablo Palacios Alvarenga Gimnasia y Esgrima (M) 21
2017–18   Pablo Palacios Alvarenga Gimnasia y Esgrima (M) 21
2018–19   Franco Olego Defensores de Belgrano (VR) 20

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Torneo Federal A 2019–20 - Forma de disputa" (in Spanish).

External linksEdit


Preceded by
Torneo Argentino A
Torneo Federal A
2014–
Succeeded by