1891 Argentine Primera División

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Primera División
Season 1891
Champions St. Andrew's
Relegated (none)
Matches played 21
Top goalscorer F. Archer (Buenos Aires al Rosario Railway)
Biggest home win Old Caledonians 6-0 Belgrano FC (12 April 1891)
Biggest away win Buenos Aires FC 2-6 Old Caledonians
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The 1891 Primera División season was the first ever Argentine championship ever, organized by the Association Argentine Football (AAF) making Argentina's the oldest football league outside mainland Britain.[1] This tournament was organized by the Argentine Association Football League which president was F.L. Wooley. This league only lasted one season, so in 1892 no championship was held. In 1893 other Association with the same name would be established by Alexander Watson Hutton becoming current Argentine Football Association.[2]

At the end of the season, St. Andrew's and Old Caledonians finished at the top position with 13 points each. They were declared joint champions, but played a playoff match to decide which team got to keep the medals, being St. Andrew's the winner. Nowadays St. Andrew's is considered the first Argentine champion.[3]

The championship took the format of a league of 5 teams, with each team playing the other twice. Many of the results of individual games have been lost, hence the lack of goals for and against in the table below. Hurlingham registered in the tournament but did not take part of the same.[4][5]

Final standings[edit]

Pos Team Pts G W D L
1 St. Andrew's 13 8 6 1 1
2 Old Caledonians 13 8 6 1 1
3 Buenos Aires and Rosario Railway 7 8 3 1 4
4 Belgrano FC 1 5 8 2 1 5
5 Buenos Aires Football Club 2 2 8 1 0 7

Playoff game[edit]

13 September 1891
St. Andrew's 3-1 Old Caledonians
Moffatt (3) Wilson
Flores Polo Club