Liga Argentina de Voleibol – Serie A1

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Liga Argentina de Voleibol – Serie A1
Sport Volleyball
Founded 1996
Inaugural season 1996–97
No. of teams 12
Country Argentina
Most recent champion(s) UPCN Voley
Most titles Bolívar (6 titles)
Related competitions Copa ACLAV
Súper 8
Copa Desafío
Official website www.aclav.com.ar

The Liga Argentina de Voleibol – Serie A1 (in English: Argentine Volleyball League – A1 Level) is the top level of the Argentine men's volleyball league system. It is organized by the Asociación de Clubes Liga Argentina de Voleibol (abbreviated to ACLAV). The Serie A1 has promotion and relegation with the Serie A2, the league immediately below.

The league was founded in 1996 under the name Liga Argentina de Clubes (in English: Argentine League of Clubs), and was organized by the Federación Argentina de Voleibol (Argentine Volleyball Federation).[1] 12 teams participated in the first season of the league (the 1996–97), 7 from Buenos Aires (Vélez Sársfield, River Plate, Club de Amigos, Boca Juniors, G.E.B.A., Club Italiano, and Náutico Hacoaj) and 5 from the rest of the country (Mendoza de Regatas, Obras de San Juan, Unión Casildense, Luz y Fuerza de Necochea, and Peñarol de Mar del Plata).[1] Peñarol won the first season, defeating Boca Juniors in the final. However, the club's players were unable to secure their unpaid salaries until 8 years later, when they did so through the judicial process.[1]

Overall, Club Ciudad de Bolívar has been the most successful team. Bolívar joined the Liga Argentina de Voleibol for the 2002–03 season, supported by Argentine TV host and entrepreneur Marcelo Tinelli. Since then, the team has won 6 titles, including a run of four consecutive wins.

Current teams (2013–14 season)[edit]

Club City Province
Boca Río Uruguay Seguros Buenos Aires (autonomous city)
Ciudad Vóley La Plata Buenos Aires
Personal Bolívar San Carlos de Bolívar Buenos Aires
Gigantes del Sur Neuquén Neuquén
La Unión Formosa Formosa
Lomas Vóley Lomas de Zamora Buenos Aires
Obras Pocito San Juan San Juan
PSM Voley Puerto General San Martín Santa Fe
Sarmiento Santana Textiles Resistencia Chaco
UPCN Voley San Juan San Juan
UNTREF Vóley Tres de Febrero Buenos Aires

Champions[edit]

Season Champion Runner-up
1996–97 Peñarol (MdP) Boca Juniors
1997–98 Luz y Fuerza (N) Ferro Carril Oeste
1998–99 River Plate Club de Amigos
1999–00 Náutico Hacoaj Olympikus (A)
2000–01 Olympikus (A) Club de Amigos
2001–02 Rojas Scholem U.B.A.
2002–03 Bolívar Signia Rojas Scholem
2003–04 Bolívar Signia Swiss Medical Monteros
2004–05 Swiss Medical Monteros Orígenes Bolívar
2005–06 Club de Amigos Rosario Sonder
2006–07 DirecTV Bolívar Gigantes del Sur
2007–08 DirecTV Bolívar Huracán Chubut Volley
2008–09 Drean Bolívar La Unión de Formosa
2009–10 Drean Bolívar UPCN Voley
2010–11 UPCN Voley Drean Bolívar
2011–12 UPCN Voley Boca Río Uruguay Seguros
2012–13 UPCN Voley Buenos Aires Unidos
2013–14 UPCN Voley Lomas Vóley

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Historia – Liga Argentina de Voleibol" (in Spanish). Somos Vóley. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 

External links[edit]