1959 Argentine Primera División

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Primera División
Season 1959
Champions San Lorenzo (7° title)
Promoted Ferro Carril Oeste
Relegated Central Córdoba (R)
1960 Copa Libertadores San Lorenzo
Top goalscorer Argentina José Sanfilippo (31 goals)
1958
1960

The 1959 Argentine Primera División was the 68° season of top-flight football in Argentina. The season began on May 3 and ended on November 20.[1]

San Lorenzo de Almagro achieved its 7° title, also qualifying for the first edition of Copa Libertadores, the international competition organised by CONMEBOL after Copa Aldao has been discontinued since 1955.

Central Córdoba (R) was relegated to Primera B.

League standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 San Lorenzo 30 21 3 6 75 42 +33 45
2 Racing Club 30 17 4 9 80 48 +32 38
3 Independiente 30 11 11 8 44 37 +7 33
4 Ferro Carril Oeste 30 10 13 7 47 41 +6 33
5 River Plate 30 14 4 12 49 45 +4 32
6 Newell's Old Boys 30 12 8 10 35 36 −1 32
7 Atlanta 30 9 14 7 34 35 −1 32
8 Boca Juniors 30 12 6 12 51 44 +7 30
9 Huracán 30 9 12 9 46 57 −11 30
10 Estudiantes LP 30 10 8 12 52 62 −10 28
11 Lanús 30 10 7 13 54 59 −5 27
12 Vélez Sarsfield 30 6 14 10 43 46 −3 26
13 Argentinos Juniors 30 7 11 12 46 45 +1 25
14 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 30 9 7 14 49 62 −13 25
15 Rosario Central 30 8 7 15 38 50 −12 23
16 Central Córdoba (R) 30 7 7 16 32 66 −34 21

Relegation table[edit]

Pos Team 1957 1958 1959 Total Average
San Lorenzo 38 38 45 121 40,33
Racing Club 36 41 38 115 38,33
River Plate 46 35 32 113 37,67
Boca Juniors 34 38 30 102 34,00
Ferro Carril Oeste - - 33 33 33,00
Independiente 31 33 33 97 32,33
Vélez Sarsfield 34 34 26 94 31,33
Atlanta 24 36 32 92 30,67
Estudiantes LP 33 31 28 92 30,67
10º Huracán 33 27 30 90 30,00
11º Rosario Central 27 35 23 85 28,33
12º Newell's Old Boys 31 17 32 80 26,67
13º Argentinos Juniors 28 25 25 78 26,00
14º Lanús 22 25 27 74 24,67
15º Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 23 24 25 72 24,00
16º Central Córdoba (R) - 27 21 48 24,00

References[edit]

  1. ^ Argentina 1959 by Osvaldo Gorgazzi at RSSSF.com