1967 Argentine Primera División

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Primera División
Season 1967
Champions Estudiantes (LP) (Metropolitano)
Independiente (Nacional)
1966
1968

The 1967 Primera División season was the 76° season of top-flight football in Argentina. It was the first season in which the Metropolitano and Nacional championships format was used.[1]

Campeonato Metropolitano[edit]

Metropolitano
Season 1967
Champions Estudiantes (LP) (2° title)
Promoted Deportivo Español
Unión (SF)
Relegated Deportivo Español
Unión (SF)
Top goalscorer Paraguay Bernardo Acosta (18 goals)
1966
1968

The "Campeonato Metropolitano" was the first championship of the season. It was contested between twenty-two teams directed affiliated with the Argentine Football Association from March 3 to August 6.

The format championship was in two rounds. The first round saw the 22 teams divided into two groups of 11. They would play within that group in a double round-robin format. In addition, they would play one team in the other group twice (the other team typically being a traditional rival). The top two teams in each group would advance to the semifinals and qualify for the Campeonato Nacional, the next four teams would qualify to the Campeonato Nacional, the next two teams would go to the Promocional tournament, and the bottom three teams would go to the Reclasificatorio. The four teams qualified to the semifinals would then compete in a one leg, single elimination tournament.

Estudiantes de La Plata won the Metropolitano under the leadership of Osvaldo Zubeldía. It was their second Primera División. Paraguayan Bernardo Acosta of Lanús finished as the top goalscorer with 18 goals.

Classification round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Racing 22 10 9 3 30 16 +14 29 Advanced to the Semifinals &
Qualified to the Campeonato Nacional
2 Estudiantes (LP) 22 11 7 4 24 15 +9 29
3 Vélez Sársfield 22 10 7 5 35 22 +13 27 Qualified to the Campeonato Nacional
4 Boca Juniors 22 8 10 4 29 20 +9 26
5 Lanús 22 7 8 7 40 29 +11 22
6 Quilmes 22 6 9 7 27 32 −5 21
7 Huracán 22 5 10 7 30 34 −4 20 To the Promocional
8 Colón 22 3 13 6 17 23 −6 19
9 Newell's Old Boys 22 5 7 10 22 27 −5 17 To the Reclasificatorio
10 Argentinos Juniors 22 4 7 11 21 43 −22 15
11 Atlanta 22 3 8 11 23 35 −12 14

Group B[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Platense 22 13 2 7 40 28 +12 28 Advanced to the Semifinals &
Qualified to the Campeonato Nacional
2 Independiente 22 10 7 5 33 15 +18 27
3 Rosario Central 22 9 8 5 24 22 +2 26 Qualified to the Campeonato Nacional
4 San Lorenzo 22 10 5 7 32 27 +5 25
5 Ferro Carril Oeste 22 9 6 7 23 21 +2 24
6 River Plate 22 9 5 8 31 23 +8 23
7 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 22 8 5 9 25 32 −7 21 To the Promocional
8 Banfield 22 6 8 8 21 22 −1 20
8 Unión 22 5 10 7 21 25 −4 20 To the Reclasificatorio
10 Deportivo Español 22 5 6 11 20 36 −16 16
11 Chacarita Juniors 22 4 7 11 26 47 −21 15

Semifinals[edit]


Final[edit]

August 6
Estudiantes 3–0 Racing
Madero Goal 52'
Verón Goal 69'
Ribaudo Goal 72'
Estadio Gasómetro, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 59,453
Referee: Guillermo Nimo

Reclasificatorio[edit]

The Reclasificatorio was a promotion/relegation tournament between the bottom six teams from the Campeonato Metropolitano and the top four teams from the Primera B (currently the Primera B Metropolitana). At the end of the Reclasificatorio, the top six teams would stay/be promoted in the league; the bottom four teams would remain/be relegated to the Primera B.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Newell's Old Boys 18 8 7 3 20 12 +8 23 Remains the Primera División
2 Atlanta 18 9 4 5 27 14 +13 22
3 Tigre 18 6 8 4 15 12 +3 20 Promoted to the Primera División
4 Los Andes 18 6 7 5 20 16 +4 19
4 Chacarita Juniors 18 6 7 5 18 16 +2 19 Remains the Primera División
6 Argentinos Juniors 18 7 4 7 21 24 −3 18
7 Almagro 18 5 7 6 20 24 −4 17 Remains in the Primera B
7 Unión 18 6 5 7 17 20 −3 17 Relegated to the Primera B
9 Deportivo Español 18 5 5 8 15 21 −6 15
10 Defensores de Belgrano 18 3 4 11 9 23 −14 10 Remains in the Primera B

Promocional[edit]

The Promocional was an extra tournament played between four teams from the Campeonato Metropolitano and the four runners-up of the regional leagues.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 14 10 2 2 35 11 +24 22
2 Huracán 14 9 3 2 36 15 +21 21
3 Colón 14 6 6 2 23 17 +6 18
4 Banfield 14 7 3 4 37 18 +19 17
5 Sportivo Guzmán 14 4 5 5 20 24 −4 13
6 Racing (C) 14 3 2 9 16 30 −14 8
6 Olimpo 14 3 2 9 17 39 −22 8
8 Atlético Juventud 14 2 1 11 18 48 −30 5

Campeonato Nacional[edit]

Nacional
Season 1967
Champions Independiente (8° title)
1968 Copa Libertadores Independiente
Estudiantes (LP)
Top goalscorer Argentina Luis Artime (11 goals)
1966
1968

The Campeonato Nacional was the second and last championship of the season. It was played between September 8 to December 17.

The format for the Nacional was a single round-robin tournament. The team with the highest points at the end would be the champion. The champion and runner-up would qualify to the 1968 Copa Libertadores. Sixteen teams played in the Nacional: twelve qualified from the Metropolitano, and four qualified from the Regional Tournament. They are: San Martín (Mendoza), San Lorenzo (Mar del Plata), Central Córdoba (Santiago del Estero) and Chaco For Ever.

Independiente won the Campeonato Nacional achieving their 8° league title. They were led by Oswaldo Brandao and their own Luis Artime was the top goalscorer with 11 goals.

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Independiente 15 12 2 1 43 14 +29 26
2 Estudiantes (LP) 15 9 6 0 19 8 +11 24
3 Vélez Sarsfield 15 8 4 3 28 14 +14 20
Rosario Central 15 8 4 3 26 13 +13 20
5 River Plate 15 9 1 5 33 15 +18 19
6 San Lorenzo 15 7 4 4 32 15 +17 18
7 Lanús 15 8 0 7 23 26 −3 16
Boca Juniors 15 6 4 5 21 20 +1 16
9 Ferro Carril Oeste 15 5 5 5 21 22 −1 15
Platense 15 5 5 5 19 20 −1 15
11 Quilmes 15 5 3 7 16 19 −3 13
San Martín (M) 15 3 4 8 17 31 −14 10
13 Racing 15 2 6 7 11 23 −12 10
14 Central Córdoba (SdE) 15 2 5 8 11 25 −14 9
15 San Lorenzo (MdP) 15 1 4 10 11 33 −22 6
16 Chaco For Ever 15 1 1 13 11 44 −33 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Argentina 1967 on RSSSF.com