2011–12 Primera B Nacional

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Primera B Nacional
Season 2011–12
Champions River Plate
(1st divisional title)
Promoted River Plate
Quilmes
Relegated Guillermo Brown
Chacarita Juniors
Desamparados
Atlanta
Matches played 140
Goals scored 295 (2.11 per match)
Top goalscorer Argentina Gonzalo Castillejos (26 goals)
Biggest home win River Plate 7–1 Atlanta (5 October 2011)
Quilmes 7–1 Independiente Rivadavia (24 February 2012)
Biggest away win Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 1–4 River Plate (5 November 2011)
Guillermo Brown 1–4 River Plate (19 November 2011)
Longest winning run 7 - Rosario Central
(9 April – 19 May)
Longest unbeaten run 19 - Instituto
(10 September – 3 March)
Longest losing run 12 - Gimnasia y Esgrima (J)
(19 October – 11 February)

The 2011–12 Argentine Primera B Nacional was the 26º season of second division professional of football in Argentina. A total of 20 teams competed; the champion and runner-up were promoted to Argentine Primera División.

Club information[edit]

Club City Stadium
Aldosivi Mar del Plata José María Minella
Almirante Brown Isidro Casanova Fragata Presidente Sarmiento
Atlanta Buenos Aires Don León Kolbovski
Atlético Tucumán Tucumán Monumental José Fierro
Boca Unidos Corrientes José Antonio Romero Feris
Chacarita Juniors Villa Maipú Chacarita Juniors
Defensa y Justicia Florencio Varela Norberto "Tito" Tomaghello
Deportivo Merlo Merlo José Manuel Moreno
Desamparados San Juan El Serpentario
Ferro Carril Oeste Buenos Aires Arquitecto Ricardo Etcheverry
Gimnasia y Esgrima Jujuy 23 de Agosto
Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata Juan Carmelo Zerillo
Guillermo Brown Puerto Madryn Raúl Conti
Huracán Buenos Aires Tomás Adolfo Ducó
Independiente Rivadavia Mendoza Bautista Gargantini
Instituto Córdoba Presidente Perón
Patronato Paraná Presbítero Bartolomé Grella
Quilmes Quilmes Centenario Dr. José Luis Meiszner
River Plate Buenos Aires Monumental Antonio V. Liberti
Rosario Central Rosario Dr. Lisandro de la Torre

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 River Plate (C) (P) 38 20 13 5 66 28 +38 73 Primera División
2 Quilmes (P) 38 20 12 6 62 21 +41 72
3 Instituto (Q) 38 19 13 6 56 28 +28 70 Promotion Playoff Matches
4 Rosario Central (Q) 38 20 9 9 49 33 +16 69
5 Boca Unidos 38 16 9 13 55 48 +7 57
6 Ferro Carril Oeste 38 14 14 10 29 28 +1 56
7 Patronato 38 15 11 12 42 39 +3 56
8 Almirante Brown 38 14 13 11 36 30 +6 55
9 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 38 14 12 12 38 33 +5 54
10 Defensa y Justicia 38 14 12 12 50 50 0 54
11 Aldosivi 38 13 14 11 50 47 +3 53
12 Huracán 38 12 10 16 43 51 −8 46
13 Independiente Rivadavia 38 11 12 15 36 51 −15 45
14 Deportivo Merlo 38 10 13 15 28 38 −10 43
15 Atlético Tucumán 38 11 9 18 33 48 −15 42
16 Guillermo Brown 38 9 11 18 46 63 −17 38
17 Desamparados 38 9 10 19 34 55 −21 37
18 Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 38 8 10 20 33 51 −18 34
19 Atlanta 38 6 16 16 28 50 −22 34
20 Chacarita Juniors 38 6 15 17 24 46 −22 33

Updated to games played on June 23, 2012.
Source: AFA
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th head-to-head points; 5th head-to-head goal difference; 6th head-to-head goals scored. This does not apply to defining the champion. If two or more teams had been tied in point at the end of the tournament, a playoff would have been held at a neutral venue within 72 hours for the championship.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Promotion/Relegation Playoff Legs Primera División-Primera B Nacional[edit]

The 3º and 4º placed of the table played with the 18º and the 17º placed of the Relegation Table of 2011–12 Primera División.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Relegation/promotion playoff 1
Rosario Central 0–0 San Martín (SJ) 0–0 0–0
Relegation/promotion playoff 2
Instituto 1–3 San Lorenzo 0–2 1–1
  • San Martín (SJ) remained in the Primera División after a 0-0 aggregate tie by virtue of a "sports advantage". In case of a tie in goals, the team from the Primera División gets to stay in it.
  • San Lorenzo remained in the Primera División by winning the playoff.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALD ALM ATL ATU BU CHA D&J MER DES FCO GJU GLP GBR HUR INS IRV PAT QUI RIV RCE
Aldosivi 0–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 4–3 1–1 5–0 5–1 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–2
Almirante Brown 1–1 2–0 0–1 3–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 4–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1
Atlanta 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–2 0–4 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–0
Atlético Tucumán 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–3 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–2 2–1 2–0 0–4 0–1 1–3 0–4 2–4 2–1
Boca Unidos 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 4–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–6 1–2 3–2 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 0–1
Chacarita Juniors 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–4 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–1 3–0 1–3 0–2 1–1
Defensa y Justicia 0–2 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–2 4–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–3 1–2
Deportivo Merlo 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 3–1 1–3 2–1 2–1 0–2 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
Desamparados 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–3 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–4 3–0 1–0 0–3 1–4 3–2
Ferro Carril Oeste 4–0 1–0 2–3 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–2
Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 1–0 1–2 0–4 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–4 2–0
Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 3–3 2–0 1–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–2 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–0
Guillermo Brown 1–2 1–1 3–0 0–2 2–1 5–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–4 1–3
Huracán 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–3 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–1
Instituto 3–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–3 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 3–0
Independiente Rivadavia 2–2 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 3–0 4–2 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–3 2–0
Patronato 1–0 0–2 3–2 1–2 3–3 0–0 3–2 1–0 2–3 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–0
Quilmes 4–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 4–0 3–1 6–0 2–0 1–1 7–1 1–1 1–1 0–1
River Plate 1–2 2–0 7–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 2–2 3–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 1–1
Rosario Central 3–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–3 3–2 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–2 3–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0

Updated to games played on April 1, 2012..
Source: AFA
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation[edit]

Clubs with an indirect affiliation with Argentine Football Association are relegated to the Torneo Argentino A, while clubs directly affiliated face relegation to Primera B Metropolitana. Clubs with direct affiliation are all from Greater Buenos Aires, with the exception of Rosario Central, Newell's Old Boys, Central Córdoba and Argentino de Rosario, all from Rosario, and Unión and Colón from Santa Fe. The bottom two teams of this table face relegation regardless of their affiliation status. Apart from them, the bottom teams of each affiliation face promotion/relegation playoffs against Torneo Argentino A and Primera B Metropolitana's "Reducido" (reduced tournaments) champions. The Reducidos are played after those leagues' champions are known.

Pos
Team 2009–10
Pts
2010–11
Pts
2011–12
Pts
Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg
Relegation Affiliation
1 River Plate 73 73 38 1.921 Direct
2 Quilmes 64 72 136 76 1.789 Direct
3 Instituto 60 51 70 181 114 1.588 Indirect
4 Rosario Central 50 69 119 76 1.566 Direct
5 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 54 54 38 1.421 Direct
6 Almirante Brown 52 55 107 76 1.408 Direct
7 Patronato 50 56 106 76 1.395 Indirect
8 Boca Unidos 48 52 57 157 114 1.377 Indirect
9 Ferro Carril Oeste 49 47 56 152 114 1.333 Direct
10 Defensa y Justicia 52 43 54 149 114 1.307 Direct
11 Aldosivi 42 52 53 147 114 1.289 Indirect
12 Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 54 54 34 142 114 1.246 Indirect
13 Deportivo Merlo 46 51 43 140 114 1.228 Direct
14 Atlético Tucumán 51 42 93 76 1.224 Indirect
15 Huracán 46 46 38 1.211 Direct
16 Independiente Rivadavia 47 40 45 132 114 1.158 Indirect
17 Chacarita Juniors 44 32 76 76 1.000 Relegation Playoff Matches Direct
18 Guillermo Brown 38 38 38 1.000 Relegation Playoff Matches Indirect
19 Desamparados 37 37 38 0.974 Torneo Argentino A Indirect
20 Atlanta 34 34 38 0.895 Primera B Metropolitana Direct

Updated to games played on June 23, 2012.

Relegation Playoff Legs[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Relegation/promotion playoff 1 (Direct affiliation vs. Primera B Metropolitana)
Nueva Chicago 2–1 Chacarita Juniors 1–0 1–1
Relegation/promotion playoff 2 (Indirect affiliation vs. Torneo Argentino A)
Crucero del Norte 1–0 Guillermo Brown 0–0 1–0

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[1]
1 Argentina Gonzalo Castillejos Rosario Central 26
2 Uruguay Víctor Piriz Alves Defensa y Justicia 20
3 Argentina Fernando Cavenaghi River Plate 19
4 Argentina Paulo Dybala Instituto 17
5 Argentina Cristian Núñez Boca Unidos 15
6 Argentina Daniel Vega Almirante Brown 14
7 Uruguay Martín Cauteruccio Quilmes 13
Argentina Matías Gigli Aldosivi
France David Trezeguet River Plate
10 Argentina Miguel Caneo Quilmes 12
Argentina Aldo Visconti Boca Unidos

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