1981 Argentine Primera División

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Primera División
Season 1981
Champions Boca Juniors (Metropolitano)
River Plate (Nacional)
1980
1982

The 1981 Primera División season was the 90° season of top-flight football in Argentina. Boca Juniors won the Metropolitano (20° title) while River Plate (21° title) won the Nacional championship.

Colón and San Lorenzo were relegated.[1]

Metropolitano championship[edit]

Metropolitano
Season 1981
Champions Boca Juniors (21° title)
Promoted Instituto (C)
Sarmiento (J)
Relegated Colón
San Lorenzo
1982 Copa Libertadores Boca Juniors
Top goalscorer Argentina Raúl Chaparro (20 goals)
1980
1982
Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 Boca Juniors 34 20 10 4 60 27 50
2 Ferro Carril Oeste 34 18 13 3 50 20 49
3 Newell's Old Boys 34 14 11 9 58 44 39
3 River Plate 34 14 11 9 62 50 39
5 Racing Club 34 12 14 8 46 30 38
6 Independiente 34 14 9 11 43 35 37
7 Rosario Central 34 9 16 9 36 39 34
8 Huracán 34 12 9 13 41 50 33
9 Instituto (C) 34 13 6 15 56 54 32
9 Unión (SF) 34 11 10 13 39 37 32
11 Vélez Sársfield 34 8 15 11 39 48 31
11 Platense 34 10 11 13 39 49 31
13 Sarmiento (J) 34 9 12 13 46 52 30
13 Estudiantes LP 34 11 8 15 35 43 30
15 Talleres (C) 34 10 9 15 36 45 29
15 Argentinos Juniors 34 9 11 14 44 57 29
17 San Lorenzo 34 9 10 15 31 48 28
18 Colón 34 6 9 19 26 59 21

Nacional championship[edit]

Nacional
Season 1981
Champions River Plate (21° title)
1982 Copa Libertadores River Plate
Top goalscorer Argentina Carlos Bianchi (15 goals)
1980
1982

Group A[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 Rosario Central 14 7 4 3 32 20 18
2 Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 14 6 4 4 19 16 16
3 Argentinos Juniors 14 4 7 3 15 15 15
4 Huracán 14 5 4 5 20 20 14
4 Belgrano (C) 14 5 4 5 16 16 14
4 Gimnasia y Esgrima (M) 14 4 6 4 15 16 14
7 Racing Club 14 2 6 6 12 22 10

Group B[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 Ferro Carril Oeste 14 10 2 2 24 11 22
2 River Plate 14 7 5 2 26 12 19
2 Loma Negra 14 7 5 2 15 10 19
4 Talleres (C) 14 2 6 6 9 16 10
4 Guaraní A. Franco 14 3 4 7 16 24 10
6 San Martín (T) 14 3 3 8 17 24 9
6 Sarmiento (J) 14 3 3 8 10 20 9

Group C[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 Independiente 14 9 3 2 29 10 21
2 Vélez Sársfield 14 8 1 5 26 14 17
3 Racing (C) 14 8 3 3 27 16 15
4 Newell's Old Boys 14 4 4 6 23 24 12
4 Platense 14 3 6 5 7 15 12
6 Gimnasia y Tiro (S) 14 1 5 8 9 26 7
6 Huracán (SR) 14 1 5 8 14 34 7

Group D[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 Boca Juniors 14 8 3 3 28 12 19
2 Instituto (C) 14 6 4 4 18 14 16
2 Estudiantes LP 14 5 6 3 16 13 16
4 San Lorenzo 14 4 6 4 14 15 14
4 At. Tucumán 14 6 2 6 14 17 14
6 Unión (SF) 14 2 6 6 13 15 10
7 San Lorenzo 14 3 3 8 13 30 9

Quarterfinals[edit]

Club - Club 1st leg 2nd leg
Rosario Central - River Plate 1–2 0–0
Ferro Carril Oeste - Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy 1–0 1–0
Instituto (C) - Independiente 1–2 0–0
Boca Juniors - Vélez Sársfield 2–1 1–3

Semifinals[edit]

Club - Club 1st leg 2nd leg
Independiente - River Plate 1–1 0–0
Vélez Sársfield - Ferro Carril Oeste 1–2 1–1

River Plate advanced on away goals rule

Final[edit]

Club - Club 1st leg 2nd leg
River Plate - Ferro Carril Oeste 1–0 1–0


References[edit]

  1. ^ Argentina 1981 on RSSSF.com