List of Argentine Primera División top scorers

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This is a list of Argentine Primera División top scorers, that enumerates all players that have finished a season as top goalscorers in the top level of the Argentine football league system from 1891 (the year that the first championship was disputed) to date.

All-time Topscorers[edit]

The ranking includes Primera División tournaments from 1891 to date:[1][2]

Pos. Player Career Goals Matches (%)
1 Paraguay Arsenio Erico[3] 1939-59 293 332 88%
1 Argentina Angel Labruna [4] 1939-59 293 515 57%
3 Argentina Herminio Masantonio 1931-45 256 358 72%
4 Argentina Francisco Varallo 1928–39 236
5 Argentina Manuel Seoane 1921-33 233 249
6 Argentina Manuel Pellegrina 1938–1956 231 490 47%
7 Argentina Martín Palermo 1992–2000, 2004–11 227[5][6] 330 68%
8 Argentina José Sanfilippo 1953–63, 1966–67, 1972 226 405 56%
9 Argentina Ricardo Infante 1942–61 217 439 49%
10 Argentina Oscar Más 1964-77, 1979, 1982, 1985 215 429 50%
11 Argentina Bernabé Ferreyra
Argentina Carlos Bianchi
1931-39
1967-72, 1980-84
206 197
324
105%
64%

Top scorers by year[edit]

Below is the list of topscorers from 1891 to date:[7][8]

Season Player Club Goals Matches
1891 England F. Archer Buenos Aires and Rosario Railway 7
1892 (No championship held)
1893 Scotland William Leslie Lomas 7
1894 England James Gifford Flores 7
1895 (No records for this season)
1896 England Thomas Fearnley Allen
England Juan Anderson
Flores
Lomas
7
1897 Scotland William Stirling Lomas 20
1898 England Thomas Fearnley Allen Lanús Athletic 11
1899 England Percy Hooton Belgrano AC 3
1900 England Spencer Leonard Buenos Aires English High School [a] 8
1901 England Herbert Dorning Belgrano AC 5
1902 Argentina Jorge Brown Alumni 11
1903 Argentina Jorge Brown Alumni 12
1904 Argentina Alfredo Brown Alumni 11
1905 Argentina Tristán Gonzáles
Argentina Carlos Lett
Estudiantes (BA)
Alumni
12
1906 Argentina Eliseo Brown
England Percy Hooton
Argentina Henry Lawrie
South Africa Carlos Whalley
Alumni
Quilmes
Lomas
Belgrano AC
8
1907 Argentina Eliseo Brown Alumni 24
1908 Argentina Eliseo Brown Alumni 19
1909 Argentina Eliseo Brown Alumni 17
1910 Argentina Arnold Watson Hutton Alumni 13
1911 Argentina Ricardo Malbrán
Argentina Ernesto Lett
Argentina Antonio Piaggio
San Isidro
Alumni
Porteño
10
1912 Argentina Alberto Ohaco Racing Club 9
1912 FAF [b] Argentina Ernesto Colla Independiente 12
1913 Argentina Alberto Ohaco Racing Club 20
1913 FAF Argentina Guillermo Dannaher Argentino de Quilmes 16
1914 Argentina Alberto Ohaco Racing Club 20
1914 FAF Argentina Norberto Carabelli Hispano Argentino 11
1915 Argentina Alberto Ohaco Racing Club 31
1916 Argentina Marius Hiller Gimnasia y Esgrima (BA) 16
1917 Argentina Antonio Marcovecchio Racing Club 18
1918 Argentina Albérico Zabaleta Racing Club 13
1919 Argentina Alfredo Garassino
Argentina Alfredo Martín
Boca Juniors
Boca Juniors
6
1919 AAm [c] Argentina Antonio Marcovecchio Racing Club 16
1920 Argentina Fausto Lucarelli Banfield 15
1920 AAm Argentina Santiago Carreras Vélez Sársfield 19
1921 Argentina Guillermo Dannaher Huracán 23
1921 AAm Argentina Alberico Zabaleta Racing Club 32
1922 Argentina José Clarke
Argentina Domingo Tarasconi
Sportivo Palermo
Boca Juniors
11
1922 AAm Argentina Manuel Seoane Independiente 55
1923 Argentina Domingo Tarasconi Boca Juniors 40
1923 AAm Argentina Martín Barceló Racing Club 15
1924 Argentina Domingo Tarasconi Boca Juniors 16
1924 AAm Argentina Fausto Lucarelli
Argentina Luis Ravaschino
Sportivo Buenos Aires
Independiente
15
1925 Argentina José Gaslini Chacarita Juniors 16
1925 AAm Argentina Alberto Bellomo Estudiantes de La Plata 16
1926 Argentina Roberto Cherro Boca Juniors 20
1926 AAm Argentina Manuel Seoane Independiente 29
1927 Argentina Domingo Tarasconi Boca Juniors 32
1928 Argentina Roberto Cherro Boca Juniors 32
1929 Argentina José Cortecce
Argentina Manuel Seoane
San Lorenzo
Independiente
13
1930 Argentina Roberto Cherro Boca Juniors 37
1931 Argentina Alberto Zozaya Estudiantes 33 34
1931 AAF [d] Argentina José Ciancio Almagro 14
1932 Argentina Bernabé Ferreyra River Plate 43 35
1932 AAF Argentina Juan Carlos Irurieta All Boys 23
1933 Argentina Francisco Varallo Boca Juniors 34 34
1933 AAF Argentina Alfonso Lorenzo Barracas Central 16
1934 Argentina Evaristo Barrera Racing Club 34 39
1934 AAF Argentina Pedro Maseda
Argentina Domingo Tarasconi
Argentino de Quilmes
San Martín de Tucumán
16
1935 Argentina Agustín Cosso Vélez Sársfield 33 34
1936 Argentina Evaristo Barrera Racing Club 33 35
1937 Paraguay Arsenio Erico Independiente 47 34
1938 Paraguay Arsenio Erico Independiente 43 34
1939 Paraguay Arsenio Erico Independiente 40 34
1940 Paraguay Delfín Benitez
Spain Isidro Lángara
Racing Club
San Lorenzo
33
33
34
34
1941 Argentina José Canteli Newell's Old Boys 30 30
1942 Argentina Italy Rinaldo Martino San Lorenzo 25 30
1943 Argentina Luis Arrieta
Argentina Ángel Labruna
Argentina Raúl Frutos
Lanús
River Plate
Platense
23
23
23
30
30
30
1944 Paraguay Atilio Mellone Huracán 26 30
1945 Argentina Ángel Labruna River Plate 25 30
1946 Argentina Mario Boyé Boca Juniors 24 30
1947 Argentina Spain Alfredo Di Stéfano River Plate 27 30
1948 Argentina Benjamín Santos Rosario Central 21 30
1949 Argentina Llamil Simes
Argentina Juan José Pizzuti
Racing Club
Banfield
26
26
34
34
1950 Argentina Mario Papa San Lorenzo 24 34
1951 Argentina Santiago Vernazza River Plate 22 24
1952 Argentina Italy Eduardo Ricagni Huracán 28 34
1953 Argentina Juan José Pizzuti
Argentina Juan Benavidez
Racing Club
San Lorenzo
22
22
30
1954 Paraguay Ángel Berni
Argentina Norberto Conde
Argentina José Borello
San Lorenzo
Vélez Sársfield
Boca Juniors
19
19
19
30
30
30
1955 Argentina Oscar Massei Rosario Central 21 30
1956 Argentina Juan Alberto Castro
Argentina Ernesto Grillo
Rosario Central
Independiente
17
17
30
30
1957 Argentina Roberto Zárate River Plate 22 30
1958 Argentina José Sanfilippo San Lorenzo 28 30
1959 Argentina José Sanfilippo San Lorenzo 31 30
1960 Argentina José Sanfilippo San Lorenzo 34 30
1961 Argentina José Sanfilippo San Lorenzo 26 30
1962 Argentina Luis Artime River Plate 28 25
1963 Argentina Luis Artime River Plate 26 25
1964 Argentina Héctor Rodolfo Veira San Lorenzo 17 30
1965 Argentina Juan Carlos Carone Vélez Sársfield 19 34
1966 Argentina Luis Artime Independiente 23 38
1967 Metropolitano Argentina Bernardo Acosta Lanús 18 22
1967 Nacional Argentina Luis Artime Independiente 11 15
1968 Metropolitano Argentina Alfredo Obberti Los Andes 13 22
1968 Nacional Argentina Omar Wehbe Vélez Sársfield 13 17
1969 Metropolitano Brazil Wálter Machado Racing Club 14 23
1969 Nacional Argentina Rodolfo Fischer
Argentina Carlos Bulla
San Lorenzo
Platense
14
14
19
17
1970 Metropolitano Argentina Oscar Más River Plate 16 20
1970 Nacional Argentina Carlos Bianchi Vélez Sársfield 18 20
1971 Metropolitano Argentina Carlos Bianchi Vélez Sársfield 36 36
1971 Nacional Argentina Alfredo Obberti
Argentina José Artemio Luñiz
Newell's Old Boys
Juventud Antoniana
10
10
15
15
1972 Metropolitano Argentina Miguel Ángel Brindisi Huracán 21 34
1972 Nacional Argentina Carlos Manuel Morete River Plate 14 15
1973 Metropolitano Argentina Oscar Más
Argentina Hugo Curioni
Argentina Ignacio Peña
River Plate
Boca Juniors
Estudiantes
17
17
17
32
32
32
1973 Nacional Argentina Juan Gómez Voglino Atlanta 18 16
1974 Metropolitano Argentina Carlos Manuel Morete River Plate 18 18
1974 Nacional Argentina Mario Kempes Rosario Central 25 25
1975 Metropolitano Argentina Héctor Horacio Scotta San Lorenzo 28 38
1975 Nacional Argentina Héctor Horacio Scotta San Lorenzo 32 23
1976 Metropolitano Argentina Mario Kempes Rosario Central 21 33
1976 Nacional Argentina Norberto Eresumo
Argentina Luis Ludueña
Argentina Víctor Marchetti
San Lorenzo (MdP)
Talleres
Unión de Santa Fe
12
12
12
20
22
21
1977 Metropolitano Argentina Carlos Álvarez Argentinos Juniors 27 44
1977 Nacional Argentina Alfredo Letanú Estudiantes 13 16
1978 Metropolitano Argentina Diego Maradona
Argentina Luis Andreucci
Argentinos Juniors
Quilmes
22
22
40
40
1978 Nacional Argentina José Omar Reinaldi Talleres 18 18
1979 Metropolitano Argentina Diego Maradona
Argentina Sergio Fortunato
Argentinos Juniors
Estudiantes
14
14
19
1979 Nacional Argentina Diego Maradona Argentinos Juniors 12 14
1980 Metropolitano Argentina Diego Maradona Argentinos Juniors 25 38
1980 Nacional Argentina Diego Maradona Argentinos Juniors 17 18
1981 Metropolitano Argentina Raúl Chaparro Instituto 20 34
1981 Nacional Argentina Carlos Bianchi Vélez Sársfield 15 20
1982 Nacional Argentina Miguel Ángel Juárez Ferro Carril Oeste 22 22
1982 Metropolitano Argentina Carlos Manuel Morete Independiente 20 36
1983 Nacional Argentina Armando Husillos Loma Negra 11 14
1983 Metropolitano Argentina Víctor Ramos Newell's Old Boys 30 38
1984 Nacional Argentina Pedro Pablo Pasculli Argentinos Juniors 9 10
1984 Metropolitano Uruguay Enzo Francescoli River Plate 24 36
1985 Nacional Argentina Jorge Comas Vélez Sársfield 12 15
1985–1986 Uruguay Enzo Francescoli River Plate 25 36
1986–1987 Argentina Omar Palma Rosario Central 20 38
1987–1988 Argentina José Luis Rodríguez Deportivo Español 18 38
1988–1989 Argentina Oscar Dertycia
Argentina Néstor Raúl Gorosito
Argentinos Juniors
San Lorenzo
20
20
38
38
1989–1990 Argentina Ariel Cozzoni Newell's Old Boys 23 38
1990–1991 Argentina Esteban González Vélez Sársfield 18 38
1991 Apertura Argentina Ramón Díaz River Plate 14 17
1992 Clausura Argentina Darío Scotto
Argentina Diego Latorre
Platense
Boca Juniors
9
9
16
19
1992 Apertura Argentina Alberto Acosta San Lorenzo 12 19
1993 Clausura Uruguay Rubén Da Silva River Plate 13 18
1993 Apertura Uruguay Sergio Martínez Boca Juniors 12 19
1994 Clausura Argentina Marcelo Espina
Argentina Hernán Crespo
Platense
River Plate
11
11
18
19
1994 Apertura Uruguay Enzo Francescoli River Plate 12 16
1995 Clausura Argentina José Oscar Flores Vélez Sársfield 14 17
1995 Apertura Argentina José Luis Calderón Estudiantes 13 18
1996 Clausura Argentina Ariel López Lanús 13 18
1996 Apertura Argentina Gustavo Reggi Ferro Carril Oeste 11 17
1997 Clausura Uruguay Sergio Martínez Boca Juniors 15 15
1997 Apertura Uruguay Rubén Da Silva Rosario Central 15 17
1998 Clausura Argentina Roberto Sosa Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 16 19
1998 Apertura Argentina Martín Palermo Boca Juniors 20 19
1999 Clausura Argentina José Luis Calderón Independiente 17 18
1999 Apertura Argentina Javier Saviola River Plate 15 18
2000 Clausura Argentina Esteban Fuertes Colón 17 18
2000 Apertura Colombia Juan Pablo Ángel River Plate 13 18
2001 Clausura Argentina Bernardo Daniel Romeo San Lorenzo 15 16
2001 Apertura Argentina Martín Cardetti River Plate 17 19
2002 Clausura Argentina Fernando Cavenaghi River Plate 15 19
2002 Apertura Argentina Néstor Andrés Silvera Independiente 16 19
2003 Clausura Argentina Luciano Figueroa Rosario Central 17 19
2003 Apertura Argentina Ernesto Farías Estudiantes 12 16
2004 Clausura Argentina Rolando Zárate Vélez Sársfield 13 17
2004 Apertura Argentina Lisandro López Racing Club 12 19
2005 Clausura Argentina Mariano Pavone Estudiantes 16 19
2005 Apertura Argentina Javier Cámpora Tiro Federal 13 19
2006 Clausura Uruguay Gonzalo Vargas Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 12 18
2006 Apertura Argentina Mauro Zárate
Argentina Rodrigo Palacio
Vélez Sársfield
Boca Juniors
12 19
20
2007 Clausura Argentina Martín Palermo Boca Juniors 11 16
2007 Apertura Argentina Germán Denis Independiente 18 19
2008 Clausura Argentina Darío Cvitanich Banfield 13 16
2008 Apertura Argentina José Sand Lanús 15 19
2009 Clausura Argentina José Sand Lanús 13 19
2009 Apertura Uruguay Santiago Silva Banfield 14 12
2010 Clausura Argentina Mauro Boselli Estudiantes 13 14
2010 Apertura Uruguay Santiago Silva
Argentina Denis Stracqualursi
Vélez Sársfield
Tigre
11
11
19
19
2011 Clausura Argentina Javier Cámpora
Colombia Teófilo Gutiérrez
Huracán
Racing Club
11
11
19
16
2011 Apertura Argentina Rubén Ramírez Godoy Cruz 12 17
2012 Clausura Argentina Carlos Luna Tigre 12 18
2012 Inicial Argentina Facundo Ferreyra
Argentina Ignacio Scocco
Vélez Sársfield
Newell's Old Boys
13 15
17
2013 Final Argentina Ignacio Scocco
Argentina Emanuel Gigliotti
Newell's Old Boys
Colón
11

Facts[edit]

  • The youngest player ever to become top scorer in the Argentine Primera was Diego Maradona in the 1978 Metropolitano tournament at the age of 17.
  • Héctor Horacio Scotta scored the most goals in a single calendar year, with 60 in 1975.
  • Arsenio Erico is the only player to score more than 40 goals in a single tournament, he managed the feat twice in 1937, with 47 goals and in 1938 with 43 goals.
  • José Sanfilippo and Diego Maradona are the only players to have been top scorer on four consecutive occasions.
  • Pedro Pablo Pasculli and Diego Latorre became top scorers with the least goals, they only needed to score 9 times to claim their titles.
  • Carlos Bianchi holds the record for the longest period in the top scorers list, his first came in the 1970 Nacional and his last came in 1981 Nacional, a gap of 11 years.
  • Bianchi also holds the record for the longest gap between titles, he waited nearly ten years between his 1971 Metropolitano and his 1981 Nacional titles.
  • Martín Palermo holds the record for goals in a season of 19 matches. His 20 goals in the 1998 Apertura also made him the first player to average more than 1 goal per match since Juan Gómez Voglino in 1973.
  • Paraguayan Arsenio Erico and Uruguayan Enzo Francescoli are the two foreigners to have been top scorer of Argentina on the most occasions. Erico was the top scorer three times in a row (between 1937 and 1939), while Francescoli was the top scorer in the 1984 Metropolitano, the 1985–1986 season, and in the 1994 Apertura.
  • Rolando and Mauro Zárate are the only brothers to have both been top scorer in the Argentine Primera.
  • When Lisandro López claimed the 2004 Apertura title, he became the first Racing Club player to be top scorer in 35 years.
  • In 2009 José Sand became the first player to become top scorer in consecutive tournaments since Diego Maradona in 1980.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Buenos Aires English High School changed its name to "Alumni" in 1901.
  2. ^ The Federación Amateurs de Football (FAF) was a rival association that organized its own championships from 1912 to 1914.
  3. ^ The Asociación Amateurs de Football (AAm) was a rival association that organized its own championships from 1919 to 1926.
  4. ^ The Asociación Argentina de Football (AAF) was an amateur rival association that organized its own championships from 1931 to 1934. In 1935 it merged with the professional league Liga Argentina de Fútbol (LAF), being all its teams relegated to second division.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Argentina list of Topscorers
  2. ^ Goleadores argentinos de todas las épocas 1931-2010, Guillermo Gasparini
  3. ^ "Dos goles mas para el gran Arsenio", Alma Roja III, los años dorados, 2011
  4. ^ "Labruna gritó otro gol 67 años después", Clarín, 2 August 2008
  5. ^ 34 goals with Estudiantes L.P. and 193 with Boca Juniors (International Goals aren't part of Primera División Argentina totals), As of May 29, 2011.
  6. ^ "Martín Palermo" (in Spanish). Olé.com.ar. Retrieved May 29, 2011. 
  7. ^ Argentine list of Topscorers - RSSSF
  8. ^ Goleadores del campeonato Argentino at Misceléanes del Fútbol website

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