1979 Argentine Primera División

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Primera División
Season 1979
Champions River Plate (Metropolitano and Nacional)
1978
1980

The 1979 Primera División season was the 88° season of top-flight football in Argentina. River Plate won both, Metropolitano and Nacional championship, achieving 19 titles total.

There were three teams relegated, Atlanta, Chacarita Juniors and Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP).[1]

Metropolitano Championship[edit]

Metropolitano
Season 1979
Champions River Plate (18° title)
Promoted Ferro Carril Oeste
Relegated Atlanta
Chacarita Juniors
Gim. y Esgrima LP
1980 Copa Libertadores River Plate
Top goalscorer Argentina Sergio Fortunato
Argentina Diego Maradona
(18 goals each)
1978
1980

Group A[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 River Plate 18 9 6 3 28 19 24
2 Vélez Sársfield 18 10 3 5 27 20 23
2 Argentinos Juniors 18 10 3 5 34 26 23
4 Newell's Old Boys 18 8 6 4 27 14 22
4 Racing Club 18 8 6 4 31 20 22
6 Unión (SF) 18 6 7 5 23 20 19
7 Quilmes 18 6 5 7 23 20 17
8 Huracán 18 6 4 8 24 31 16
9 Gimnasia y Esgrima LP 18 3 2 13 11 28 8
10 Platense 18 2 2 14 15 45 6

2nd place playoff

Group B[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 Rosario Central 18 10 6 2 37 17 26
2 Independiente 18 11 2 5 36 25 24
3 Estudiantes de La Plata 18 8 6 4 34 27 22
4 Boca Juniors 18 7 6 5 27 19 20
5 Colón de Santa Fe 18 6 7 5 24 23 19
5 Ferro Carril Oeste 18 6 7 5 24 28 19
7 San Lorenzo de Almagro 18 4 9 5 28 25 17
8 All Boys 18 5 5 8 17 28 15
9 Atlanta 18 0 9 9 10 23 9
9 Chacarita Juniors 18 2 5 11 15 37 9

Semifinals[edit]

Club - Club 1st leg 2nd leg
River Plate - Independiente 4-3 2-1
Rosario Central - Vélez Sársfield 0-1 0-0

Final[edit]

Club - Club 1st leg 2nd leg
Vélez Sársfield - River Plate 0-2 1-5

Nacional Championship[edit]

Nacional
Season 1979
Champions River Plate (19° title)
1980 Copa Libertadores Vélez Sársfield
Top goalscorer Argentina Diego Maradona
(12 goals)
1978
1980

Group A[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 Vélez Sársfield 14 7 5 2 26 15 19
2 Unión (SF) 14 6 5 3 20 13 17
2 Ferro Carril Oeste 14 6 5 3 22 17 17
2 San Martín (T) 14 5 7 2 20 18 17
5 Independiente 14 7 1 6 26 22 15
6 Alianza Juv. Pringles (SL) [a] 14 3 5 6 15 21 11
7 Atlético Ledesma 14 0 4 10 12 33 4

Group B[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 Talleres (C) 14 8 4 2 31 20 20
2 River Plate 14 7 4 3 26 14 18
3 Huracán 14 6 5 3 29 22 17
4 Newell's Old Boys 14 6 4 4 29 20 16
5 Quilmes 14 4 2 8 14 18 10
5 Kimberley (MdP) 14 4 2 8 19 29 10
7 Gimnasia y Tiro (S) 14 1 3 10 10 37 5

Group C[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 Racing Club 14 6 5 3 24 17 17
1 At. Tucumán 14 6 5 3 22 15 17
3 Argentinos Juniors 14 5 5 4 20 14 15
3 Colón 14 5 5 4 19 17 15
5 All Boys 14 4 4 6 12 18 12
6 Independiente Rivadavia 14 3 5 6 13 20 11
7 Altos Hornos Zapla 14 2 5 7 13 24 9

Group D[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 Instituto (C) 14 7 4 3 24 11 18
1 Rosario Central 14 7 4 3 25 15 18
3 Boca Juniors 14 5 7 2 15 11 17
4 San Lorenzo 14 6 4 4 23 11 16
5 Estudiantes LP 14 7 0 7 24 21 14
6 Chaco For Ever 14 4 2 8 13 30 10
7 Cipolletti 14 2 3 9 11 34 7

Quarterfinals[edit]

Club - Club 1st leg 2nd leg
Instituto (C) - At. Tucumán 3-2 0-3
Unión (SF) - Talleres (C) 3-0 0-2
Vélez Sársfield - River Plate 1-0 0-1 (PK 3-4)
Racing Club - Rosario Central 1-3 0-3

Semifinals[edit]

Club - Club 1st leg 2nd leg
River Plate - Rosario Central 4-0 3-1
At. Tucumán - Unión (SF) 0-2 0-2

Final[edit]

Club - Club 1st leg 2nd leg
Unión (SF) - River Plate 1-1 0-0

River Plate won on goal away rule

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Argentina 1979 on RSSSF.com