1891 Argentine Primera División
|Goals scored||71 (3.38 per match)|
|Top goalscorer|| Frederick Archer (Buenos Aires and Rosario Railway)
|Biggest home win||O. Caledonians 6–0 Belgrano F.C.|
|Biggest away win||Buenos Aires F.C. 2–6 O. Caledonians|
The 1891 Primera División was the first ever Argentine championship making Argentina's the oldest football league outside mainland Britain. 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.
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.
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.
The current Association has not included this title in their documents, except in its web page where only St. Andrew's is listed as champion.
|3||Buenos Aires and Rosario Railway||7||8||3||1||4|
|4||Belgrano F.C. [a]||5||8||2||1||5|
|5||Buenos Aires Football Club [b]||2||8||1||0||7|
This match was played to decide which team got to keep the medals.
St. Andrew's v Old Caledonians
13 September 1891
|St. Andrew's||3–1||Old Caledonians|
Old Ground Flores
Referee: J. Wilson
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