1931 Argentine Primera División

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Primera División (AFA)
Season 1931
Champions Estudiantil Porteño
Matches played 306
Goals scored 1093 (3.57 per match)
Top goalscorer Argentina José Ciancio (Almagro)
(14 goals)
1930
1932

The 1931 Primera División season was the 40th season of top-flight football in Argentina and the first to be professional in the country, after eighteen clubs broke away from the amateur league structure to form the professional league, "Liga Argentina de Football" (LAF). The inaugural champions was Boca Juniors led by coach Mario Fortunato.[1] The top scorer of the championship was Alberto Zozaya of Estudiantes de La Plata with 33 goals.[2]

The official body (AFA) remained amateur under the denomination "Asociación Amateurs Argentina de Football".[3]

Final tables[edit]

Asociación Argentina de Football (AFA)[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Almagro [4] 15 13 0 2 45 13 +32 26
2 Estudiantil Porteño [4] 15 12 2 1 31 17 +14 26
3 Sp. Buenos Aires 15 11 0 4 26 16 +10 22
4 El Porvenir 15 9 3 3 34 20 +14 21
5 Excursionistas 15 7 3 5 36 27 +9 17
6 Nueva Chicago 15 7 3 5 22 24 −2 17
7 Argentino de Quilmes 15 7 2 6 24 24 0 16
8 Sp. Palermo 15 6 3 6 24 23 +1 15
9 Sp. Barracas 15 5 4 6 35 30 +5 14
10 Barracas Central 15 5 4 6 22 26 −4 14
11 Estudiantes (BA) 15 5 3 7 20 23 −3 13
12 Colegiales 15 4 5 6 20 26 −6 13
13 Defensores de Belgrano 15 3 3 9 13 19 −6 9
14 Banfield 15 3 3 9 21 37 −16 9
15 Argentino de Lomas 15 2 2 11 12 25 −13 6
16 San Fernando 15 1 0 14 13 48 −35 2

Championship playoff[edit]

Estudiantil Porteño and Almagro finished level on points at the top of the table, so a championship playoff was played to proclaim a champion.[5]

Final[edit]

27 December 1931
Estudiantil Porteño 3-1 Almagro
F. Martínez Goal 25'84'
Bissio Goal 70'
Report M. Fernández Goal 42'
Sp. Barracas
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Cirilo Garigliano
Estudiantil Porteño
Almagro
GK José Bolgues
DF José Migliozzi
DF Alberto Bellomo
MF Pedro Martínez
MF Fidel Corátolo
MF José Gargiulo
FW Raúl Costa
FW Julio Bissio
FW Francisco Martínez
FW Oscar Mapelli
FW Carlos Spadaro
Manager:
GK Cándido De Nicola
DF Francisco Santoro
DF Humberto Recantini
MF Mateo Fernández
MF Carlos Gros
MF José Aceto
FW Héctor Oro
FW Vicente Pérez
FW Félix Varalli
FW José Ciancio
FW Oscar Correa
Manager:

Liga Argentina de Football[edit]

Primera División (LAF)
Season 1931
Champions Boca Juniors
Top goalscorer Argentina Alberto Zozaya (33)
1930
1932
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Boca Juniors 34 22 6 6 85 49 +36 50
2 San Lorenzo 34 19 7 8 81 52 +29 45
3 Estudiantes (LP) 34 20 4 10 103 51 +52 44
4 River Plate 34 19 6 9 63 39 +24 44
5 Racing 34 19 5 10 81 51 +30 43
6 Independiente 34 18 7 9 69 60 +9 43
7 Chacarita Juniors 34 18 6 10 63 58 +5 42
8 Huracán 34 13 7 14 58 49 +9 33
9 Vélez Sarsfield 34 13 7 14 63 68 −5 33
10 Ferro Carril Oeste 34 12 8 14 60 74 −14 32
11 Argentinos Juniors 34 12 7 15 49 61 −12 31
12 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 34 9 12 13 42 64 −22 30
13 Platense 34 13 3 18 52 52 0 29
14 Quilmes 34 12 5 17 53 62 −9 29
15 Talleres (RE) 34 11 2 21 48 68 −20 24
16 Tigre 34 8 7 19 47 70 −23 23
17 Lanús 34 10 2 22 43 82 −39 22
18 Atlanta 34 4 7 23 33 83 −50 15

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Name Team Goals
1 Alberto Zozaya Estudiantes 33
2 Alejandro Scopelli Estudiantes 31
3 Francisco Varallo Boca Juniors 27
4 Herminio Masantonio Huracán 23
5 Luis Sánchez Platense 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buren, Mariano (January 11, 2010). "Argentina - Coaches of Championship Teams - First Level". RSSSF. Retrieved November 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ Argentina 1931 on RSSSF.com
  3. ^ Argentina 1931 (amateur) on RSSSF.com
  4. ^ a b Championship playoff
  5. ^ Argentina 1931 (amateur) on RSSSF.com