2003–04 Primera B Nacional

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Primera B Nacional
Season 2003–04
Champions Instituto
(2nd divisional title)
Promoted Instituto
Almagro
Argentinos Juniors
Huracán (TA)
Relegated Gimnasia y Esgrima (CdU)
Los Andes
Top goalscorer AP: Julio Bevacqua 13 goals
CL: Luis Tonelotto 12 goals

The 2003–04 Argentine Primera B Nacional was the 18º season of second division professional football in Argentina. A total of 20 teams competed; the champion and runner-up were promoted to Argentine Primera División.

Club information[edit]

Club City Stadium
Almagro José Ingenieros Tres de Febrero
Argentinos Juniors Buenos Aires Diego Armando Maradona
Belgrano Córdoba El Gigante de Alberdi
CAI Comodoro Rivadavia Municipal de Comodoro Rivadavia
Defensa y Justicia Florencio Varela Norberto "Tito" Tomaghello
Defensores de Belgrano Núñez Juan Pasquale
El Porvenir Gerli Gildo Francisco Ghersinich
Ferro Carril Oeste Caballito Arq. Ricardo Etcheverry
Gimnasia y Esgrima Concepción del Uruguay Manuel y Ramón Núñez
Gimnasia y Esgrima San Salvador de Jujuy 23 de Agosto
Godoy Cruz Mendoza Malvinas Argentinas
Huracán Parque Patricios Tomás Adolfo Ducó
Huracán Tres Arroyos Roberto Lorenzo Bottino
Instituto Córdoba Presidente Perón
Juventud Antoniana Salta Fray Honorato Pistoia
Los Andes Lomas de Zamora Eduardo Gallardón
San Martín Mendoza San Martín
San Martín San Juan Ing. Hilario Sánchez
Tiro Federal Rosario Fortín de Ludueña
Unión Santa Fe 15 de Abril

Torneo Apertura Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Instituto 19 10 6 3 34 22 +12 36 Promotion Playoff
2 Belgrano 19 8 5 6 24 19 +5 29
3 San Martín (M) 19 7 8 4 20 16 +4 29
4 Huracán (TA) 19 7 7 5 29 24 +5 28
5 CAI 19 7 6 6 32 30 +2 27
6 Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 19 7 6 6 24 24 0 27
7 Defensa y Justicia 19 8 3 8 22 22 0 27
8 Defensores de Belgrano 19 6 8 5 27 19 +8 26
9 Huracán 19 6 8 5 18 20 −2 26
10 Juventud Antoniana 19 7 4 8 25 27 −2 25
11 Godoy Cruz 19 6 7 6 17 21 −4 25
12 Ferro Carril Oeste 19 6 6 7 23 18 +5 24
13 Argentinos Juniors 19 4 11 4 28 23 +5 23
14 Tiro Federal 19 4 11 4 26 28 −2 23
15 Los Andes 19 4 9 6 16 17 −1 21
16 Almagro 19 5 6 8 22 24 −2 21
17 Unión 19 4 9 6 19 22 −3 21
18 El Porvenir 19 5 6 8 19 26 −7 21
19 Gimnasia y Esgrima (CdU) 19 3 10 6 14 27 −13 19
20 San Martín (SJ) 19 4 6 9 18 27 −9 18

Torneo Clausura Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Almagro 19 11 4 4 36 19 +17 37 Promotion Playoff
2 Argentinos Juniors 19 11 3 5 28 18 +10 36
3 Huracán (TA) 19 8 10 1 26 15 +11 34
4 Godoy Cruz 19 9 6 4 26 21 +5 33
5 El Porvenir 19 9 4 6 26 16 +10 31
6 Ferro Carril Oeste 19 9 3 7 20 19 +1 30
7 San Martín (SJ) 19 8 5 6 22 23 −1 29
8 Belgrano 19 7 7 5 22 15 +7 28
9 Huracán 19 7 7 5 31 28 +3 28
10 Tiro Federal 19 8 3 8 27 26 +1 27
11 Unión 19 7 5 7 28 29 −1 26
12 Los Andes 19 6 7 6 23 29 −6 25
13 Instituto 19 7 3 9 22 24 −2 24
14 Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 19 6 4 9 26 32 −6 22
15 Defensa y Justicia 19 5 6 8 27 34 −7 21
16 CAI 19 6 2 11 22 24 −2 20
17 Defensores de Belgrano 19 5 5 9 21 26 −5 20
18 Gimnasia y Esgrima (CdU) 19 5 4 10 25 32 −7 19
19 Juventud Antoniana 19 3 8 8 17 32 −15 17
20 San Martín (M) 19 3 4 12 16 30 −14 13

Overall Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Huracán (TA) 38 15 17 6 55 39 +16 62 Second Promotion Playoff
2 Instituto 38 17 9 12 56 46 +10 60 Promotion Playoff
3 Argentinos Juniors 38 15 14 9 56 41 +15 59 Torneo Reducido
4 Almagro 38 16 10 12 58 43 +15 58 Promotion Playoff
5 Godoy Cruz 38 15 13 10 43 42 +1 58 Torneo Reducido
6 Belgrano 38 15 12 11 46 34 +12 57
7 Ferro Carril Oeste 38 15 9 14 46 37 +9 54
8 Huracán 38 13 15 10 49 48 +1 54
9 El Porvenir 38 14 10 14 45 42 +3 52
10 Tiro Federal 38 12 14 12 53 54 −1 50
11 San Martín (SJ) 38 13 11 14 40 50 −10 50
12 Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 38 13 10 15 50 56 −6 49
13 Defensa y Justicia 38 13 9 16 49 56 −7 48
14 CAI 38 13 8 17 54 54 0 47
15 Unión 38 11 14 13 47 51 −4 47
16 Defensores de Belgrano 38 11 13 14 48 45 +3 46
17 Los Andes 38 10 16 12 39 46 −7 46
18 San Martín (M) 38 10 12 16 36 46 −10 42
19 Juventud Antoniana 38 10 12 16 42 59 −17 42
20 Gimnasia y Esgrima (CdU) 38 8 14 16 39 59 −20 38

Promotion Playoff[edit]

This leg was played between the Apertura Winner: Instituto, and the Clausura Winner: Almagro. The winning team was declared champion and was automatically promoted to 2004-05 Primera División and the losing team played the Second Promotion Playoff.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Promotion Playoff
Instituto 2–1 Almagro 0–1 2–0

Second Promotion Playoff[edit]

This leg was played by Almagro, the losing team of the Promotion Playoff, and Huracán (TA), who was the best team in the overall standings. The winning team was promoted to 2004-05 Primera División and the losing team played the Promotion Playoff Primera División-Primera B Nacional.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Promotion Playoff
Huracán (TA) 2–2 (3–4 p) Almagro 0–2 2–0

Torneo Reducido[edit]

It was played by the teams placed 3º and 5º, in the Overall Standings: Argentinos Juniors (3º) and Godoy Cruz (5º). The winning team played the Promotion Playoff Primera División-Primera B Nacional.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Final
Argentinos Juniors 2–1 Godoy Cruz 0–1 2–0

Promotion Playoff Primera División-Primera B Nacional[edit]

The Second Promotion playoff loser (Huracán (TA)) and the Torneo Reducido Winner (Argentinos Juniors) played against the 18º and the 17º placed of the Relegation Table of 2003-04 Primera División.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Relegation/promotion playoff 1
Huracán (Tres Arroyos) 5–3 Atlético de Rafaela 2–1 3–2
Relegation/promotion playoff 2
Argentinos Juniors 4–2 Talleres (C) 2–1 2–1

Relegation[edit]

Note: Clubs with indirect affiliation with AFA are relegated to the Torneo Argentino A, while clubs directly affiliated face relegation to Primera B Metropolitana. Clubs with direct affiliation are all from Greater Buenos Aires, with the exception of Newell's, Rosario Central, Central Córdoba and Argentino de Rosario, all from Rosario, and Unión and Colón from Santa Fe.

Metropolitana Zone[edit]

Pos
Team 2001–02
Pts
2002–03
Pts
2003–04
Pts
Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg
Situation Affiliation
1 Argentinos Juniors 74 59 135 76 1.75 Direct
2 Ferro Carril Oeste 54 54 38 1.421 Direct
3 Huracán 54 54 38 1.421 Direct
4 Almagro 43 59 58 160 38 1.404 Direct
5 Defensa y Justicia 57 55 48 160 114 1.404 Direct
6 El Porvenir 59 42 52 153 114 1.342 Direct
7 Defensores de Belgrano 56 49 46 151 114 1.325 Direct
8 Unión 47 47 38 1.237 Relegation Playoff Matches Direct
9 Los Andes 49 45 46 140 114 1.228 Primera B Metropolitana Direct

Interior Zone[edit]

Pos
Team 2001–02
Pts
2002–03
Pts
2003–04
Pts
Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg
Situation Affiliation
1 Huracán (TA) 63 55 62 180 114 1.579 Indirect
2 Instituto 59 60 60 179 114 1.57 Indirect
3 Godoy Cruz 47 58 58 163 114 1.43 Indirect
4 Belgrano 52 57 109 78 1.397 Indirect
5 Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 58 48 49 155 114 1.36 Indirect
6 San Martín (M) 50 62 42 154 114 1.351 Indirect
7 Tiro Federal 50 50 38 1.316 Indirect
8 Juventud Antoniana 51 53 42 146 76 1.281 Indirect
9 San Martín (SJ) 57 36 50 143 114 1.254 Indirect
10 CAI 45 47 92 76 1.211 Relegation Playoff Matches Indirect
11 Gimnasia y Esgrima (CdU) 64 33 38 135 114 1.184 Torneo Argentino A Indirect

Relegation Playoff Matches[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Relegation/promotion playoff 1 (Direct affiliation vs. Primera B Metropolitana)
Tristán Suárez 0–3 Unión 0–0 0–3
Relegation/promotion playoff 2 (Indirect affiliation vs. Torneo Argentino A)
Atlético Tucumán 1–1 CAI 0–1 1–0
  • Unión remains in the Primera B Nacional by winning the playoff.
  • CAI remains in Primera B Nacional after a 1-1 aggregate tie by virtue of a "sports advantage". In case of a tie in goals, the team from the Primera B Nacional gets to stay in it.

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