1951 Argentine Primera División

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Primera División
Season1951
ChampionsRacing (12th title)
PromotedLanús
RelegatedQuilmes
Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP)
Top goalscorerArgentina Santiago Vernazza (22 goals)
1950
1952

The 1951 Argentine Primera División was the 60th season of top-flight football in Argentina. The season began on April 15 and ended on December 5.[1]

Lanús returned to Primera while Quilmes and Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) were relegated. Racing won its 12th league title.

League standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Banfield 32 17 10 5 63 33 +30 44
1 Racing 32 16 12 4 60 37 +23 44
3 River Plate 32 16 11 5 69 42 +27 43
4 Independiente 32 16 7 9 74 51 +23 39
5 Lanús 32 14 9 9 62 49 +13 37
6 Boca Juniors 32 11 13 8 46 38 +8 35
6 San Lorenzo 32 13 9 10 46 41 +5 35
8 Chacarita Juniors 32 12 9 11 58 55 +3 33
8 Vélez Sársfield 32 10 13 9 57 58 −1 33
10 Estudiantes (LP) 32 11 7 14 65 55 +10 29
11 Newell's Old Boys 32 10 8 14 40 58 −18 28
12 Ferro Carril Oeste 32 8 11 13 50 55 −5 27
13 Platense 32 9 7 16 51 64 −13 25
14 Huracán 32 6 12 14 44 59 −15 24
14 Atlanta 32 8 8 16 46 79 −33 24
16 Quilmes 32 7 9 16 52 79 −27 23
17 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 32 4 13 15 41 71 −30 21

Championship Playoff[edit]

After finishing 1st in the table, both teams, Banfield and Racing had to play a two-leg series to crown a champion.[2]

First leg[edit]

Racing0–0Banfield
Report
Referee: England Ernest Wilbraham

Second leg[edit]

Banfield0–1Racing
Report Boyé Goal 46'
Attendance: 47,000
Referee: England Bentley Cross

References[edit]

  1. ^ Argentina 1951 by Osvaldo Gorgazzi at RSSSF.com
  2. ^ Campeonato de Primera División 1951 by José Carluccio on Historia y Fútbol