1897 Argentine Primera División

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Primera División
Season 1897
Champions Lomas (4° title)
Relegated (none)
Matches played 44
Top goalscorer William Stirling (Lomas AC)
(20 goals)
Biggest home win Belgrano AC 14-0 Palermo AC
Biggest away win Banfield 1-10 Flores AC
1896
1898

The 1897 Argentine Primera División was the 6° season of top-flight football in Argentina.[1] The championship was won by Lomas that achieved its 4th Argentine league title in 5 seasons. Lomas won the title after beating Lanús A.C. by 1-0 in 3rd. playoff match.[2]

The players of Lomas Academy (dissolved one year before) returned to its parent club, Lomas Athletic, while Lanús A.C., Banfield and Palermo A.C. made their debuts and Belgrano A.C. registered a "B" team to play the tournament.[3]

Final standings[edit]

Pos Team Pts G W D L Gf Ga Gd
1 Lomas 20 12 9 2 1 55 9 +46
2 Lanús A.C. 20 12 10 0 2 39 8 +31
3 Belgrano A.C. 19 12 9 1 2 47 15 +32
4 Flores 13 12 6 1 5 44 22 +22
5 Palermo A.C. 8 12 4 0 8 11 50 -39
6 Belgrano A.C. "B" 3 12 1 1 10 10 56 -46
7 Banfield 1 12 0 1 11 6 52 -46

Championship Playoffs[edit]

8 Sep 1897
Lomas 1–1 Lanús A.C.
Report

12 Sep 1897
Lomas 0–0 Lanús A.C.
Report

19 Sep 1897
Lomas 1–0 Lanús A.C.
Stirling Goal Report

Referee: Barrington Bloomfield Syer
GK Percy L. Grey Bridger
DF Scotland William Leslie
DF Joseph E. Wright
MF Lawrence Jacobs
MF Frederick H. Jacobs
MF Arthur Anderson
MF George Mervyn Comber
FW Carlos Gibson
FW James O. Anderson (c)
FW Scotland William Stirling
FW Frank John Chevallier Boutell
GK Armando Coste
DF Thomas Bridge (c)
DF Walter Buchanan
MF Italo Nobili
MF A. Miller
MF W. Dunn
FW John J. Bridge
FW Luis Nobili
FW Argentina Jorge Brown
FW Héctor Munro
FW Charles P. Cautley Comber

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