1901 in Argentine football

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Football in Argentina
Men's football
Primera DivisiónAlumni
Segunda DivisiónBarracas A.C.
Tercera DivisiónAlumni III
1900 Argentina 1902

1901 in Argentine football saw champion English High School changing its name to "Alumni Athletic Club", due to a regulation from the Association stating that football teams were not allowed to name the same as the Schools they belonged to.

The new denomination was inspired by the Alumni Associations of the United States, formed by ex-students who wanted to keep the ties of friendship with their old schoolmates.[1] Under its new name Alumni retained the Argentine championship by winning all six of its games.

Primera División[edit]

The championship continued with the 4 team league format, with each team playing the other twice.[2]

Final Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pts G W D L Gf Ga Gd
1 Alumni 12 6 6 0 0 10 1 +9
2 Belgrano AC 6 6 3 0 3 14 9 +5
3 Quilmes 4 6 2 0 4 9 15 -6
4 Lomas AC 2 6 1 0 5 3 11 -8

Lower divisions[edit]

Primera B[edit]

  • Champion: Barracas Athletic

Primera C[edit]

International cup[edit]

Tie Cup[edit]


Alumni Argentina2-1Argentina Rosario AC

Argentina national team[edit]

The Argentina national team made its debut with a 3-2 win against Uruguay in Montevideo. This is considered the first game played ever by Argentina.[3]

Friendly matches[edit]

Date Venue/City Rival Score Scorers Comp. Report
16 May 1901 Montevideo  Uruguay [4] 3-2 Leslie, Dickinson, Anderson Friendly [5]


  1. ^ Argentina 1901 at Historia y Futbol
  2. ^ Argentina 1901 by Osvaldo José Gorgazzi at RSSSF
  3. ^ "Seleccion Nacional: Los comienzos (1901-1930)", AFA website, 19 September 2012
  4. ^ Some versions stated that the team that faced Argentina was Albion FC based on the initial line-up had 9 players from that club. In fact, it was the first match disputed by an Uruguayan national team. Source: "Historia del Fútbol Uruguayo" at Deportes en Uruguay
  5. ^ Other results of Argentina national team at RSSSF