2004–05 in Argentine football

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Football in Argentina
Season 2004–05
2003–04 Argentina 2005–06

The 2004-05 Argentine First Division season saw Américo Gallego's Newell's Old Boys win the Apertura title after a fierce battle against Vélez Sársfield for the supremacy. Vélez soon got over the disappointment after winning the Clausura with Banfield finishing second despite playing most of the tournament with a young squad because they were also competing the Copa Libertadores de América.

Huracán de Tres Arroyos and Almagro were relegated to the Nacional B after lackluster performance while Argentinos Juniors and Instituto played the promotion against Atlético de Rafaela and Huracán, respectively. Both won their series and were able to stay in the top category of the Argentine Football.

Torneo Apertura[edit]

Pos Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 Newell's Old Boys 36 19 10 6 3 22 11 11
2 Vélez Sársfield 34 19 10 4 5 21 16 5
3 River Plate 33 19 9 6 4 28 19 9
4 Estudiantes La Plata 30 19 7 9 3 22 14 8
5 San Lorenzo 30 19 8 6 5 29 22 7
6 Rosario Central 30 19 8 6 5 19 15 4
7 Colón de Santa Fe 27 19 7 6 6 24 22 2
8 Boca Juniors 26 19 7 5 7 22 16 6
9 Banfield 26 19 6 8 5 24 22 2
10 Racing Club 26 19 8 2 9 22 21 1
11 Lanús 26 19 6 8 5 25 26 –1
12 Gimnasia de La Plata 25 19 6 7 6 16 23 –7
13 Arsenal de Sarandí 24 19 5 9 5 17 16 1
14 Quilmes 24 19 6 6 7 14 18 –4
15 Independiente 23 19 6 5 8 23 26 –7
16 Argentinos Juniors 22 19 6 4 9 17 17 0
17 Almagro 22 19 4 10 5 15 18 –3
18 Olimpo de Bahía Blanca 17 19 4 5 10 21 29 –8
19 Instituto 14 19 2 8 9 16 30 –14
20 Huracán de Tres Arroyos 12 19 2 6 11 19 34 –15

Top Scorers[edit]

Position Player Team Goals
1 Lisandro López Racing Club 12
2 Jeremías Caggiano Huracán de Tres Arroyos 8
2 Osvaldo Miranda Almagro 8
2 Rolando Zárate Vélez Sársfield 8
3 Nicolás Frutos Gimnasia de La Plata 7
3 Claudio Graf Lanús 7
3 Rodrigo Palacio Banfield 7
3 Emanuel Villa Rosario Central 7
4 Jairo Castillo Independiente 6
4 Diego Galván Olimpo de Bahía Blanca 6
4 Ezequiel Lavezzi San Lorenzo 6
4 Martín Palermo Boca Juniors 6
4 Hernán Peirone San Lorenzo 6

Relegation[edit]

There is no relegation after the Apertura. For the relegation results of this tournament see below

Torneo Clausura ("Closing" Tournament)[edit]

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 Vélez Sársfield 39 19 11 6 2 32 14 18
2 Banfield 33 19 10 3 6 25 16 9
3 Racing Club 32 19 9 5 5 25 17 8
4 Estudiantes La Plata 31 19 8 7 4 28 23 5
5 Rosario Central 31 19 8 7 4 26 23 3
6 Arsenal de Sarandí 30 19 8 6 5 27 22 5
7 Gimnasia de La Plata 29 19 9 2 8 25 25 0
8 Lanús 28 19 7 7 5 36 27 9
9 Instituto 28 19 8 4 7 32 30 2
10 River Plate 27 19 8 3 8 31 29 2
11 Colón de Santa Fe 26 19 6 8 5 30 23 7
12 Independiente 26 19 6 8 5 29 26 3
13 Olimpo de Bahía Blanca 26 19 7 5 7 18 22 -4
14 Newell's Old Boys 24 19 5 9 5 22 21 1
15 Boca Juniors 22 19 6 4 9 26 30 -4
16 San Lorenzo 22 19 6 4 9 23 29 -6
17 Argentinos Juniors 21 19 5 6 8 28 30 -2
18 Quilmes 20 19 5 5 9 16 23 -7
19 Almagro 13 19 3 4 12 22 44 -22
20 Huracán de Tres Arroyos 5 19 0 5 14 11 41 -30

Top Scorers[edit]

Position Player Team Goals
1 Mariano Pavone Estudiantes La Plata 16
2 Esteban Fuertes Colón de Santa Fe 11
3 Nicolás Frutos Independiente 10
4 José Luis Calderón Arsenal de Sarandí 9
4 Claudio Enría Gimnasia de La Plata 9
4 Josemir Lujambio Instituto 9

Relegation[edit]

Team Average Points Played 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05
River Plate 1.798 205 114 79/38 66/38 60/38
Boca Juniors 1.772 202 114 79/38 75/38 48/38
Vélez Sársfield 1.684 192 114 66/38 53/38 73/38
Banfield 1.500 171 114 48/38 64/38 59/38
San Lorenzo 1.491 170 114 56/38 62/38 52/38
Rosario Central 1.465 167 114 62/38 44/38 61/38
Racing Club 1.412 161 114 53/38 50/38 58/38
Newell's Old Boys 1.404 160 114 49/38 51/38 60/38
Colón de Santa Fe 1.395 159 114 57/38 49/38 53/38
Arsenal de Sarandí 1.386 158 114 49/38 55/38 54/38
Quilmes 1.368 104 76 N/A 60/38 44/38
Independiente 1.351 154 114 61/38 44/38 49/38
Estudiantes de La Plata 1.298 148 114 43/38 44/38 61/38
Lanús 1.289 147 114 51/38 42/38 54/38
Gimnasia de La Plata 1.211 138 114 46/38 38/38 54/38
Olimpo de Bahía Blanca 1.167 133 114 51/38 39/38 43/38
Argentinos Juniors 1.132 43 38 N/A N/A 43/38
Instituto 1.105 42 38 N/A N/A 42/38
Almagro 0.921 35 38 N/A N/A 35/38
Huracán de Tres Arroyos 0.447 17 38 N/A N/A 17/38

"Promoción" playoff[edit]

Date Home Away Result
July 6, 2005 Atlético de Rafaela Argentinos Juniors 2-1
July 10, 2005 Argentinos Juniors Atlético de Rafaela 3-0

Argentinos Juniors wins 4-2 and remains in the Argentine First Division

Date Home Away Result
July 6, 2005 Huracán Instituto 1-2
July 10, 2005 Instituto Huracán 1-0

Instituto wins 3-1 and remains in the Argentine First Division

Lower Leagues[edit]

Level Tournament Champion
2nd Primera B Nacional Apertura
Primera B Nacional Clausura
Tiro Federal
Gimnasia de Jujuy
3rd Primera B Metropolitana Tigre
3rd (Interior) Torneo Argentino A Ben Hur
4th Primera C Metropolitana Comunicaciones
5th Primera D Metropolitana Club Atlético Fénix

Clubs in international competitions[edit]

Team / Competition 2004 Recopa Sudamericana 2004 Copa Sudamericana 2005 Copa Libertadores
Boca Juniors Runner up
lost to
Peru Cienciano
Champions
defeated
Bolivia Bolívar
Quarterfinals
eliminated by
Mexico Guadalajara
River Plate did not play 2nd preliminary phase
eliminated by
Argentina Arsenal
Semifinal
eliminated by
Brazil São Paulo
Banfield did not play 1st preliminary phase
eliminated by
Argentina Arsenal
Quarterfinals
eliminated by
Argentina River Plate
Arsenal de Sarandí did not play Quarterfinals
eliminated by
Bolivia Bolívar
did not qualify
San Lorenzo did not play 2nd preliminary phase
eliminated by
Argentina Boca Juniors
Group stage
eliminated
(finished last in the group)
Quilmes did not play 1st preliminary phase
eliminated by
Argentina San Lorenzo
Group stage
eliminated
(finished 3rd in the group)

National team[edit]

This section covers Argentina's games from August 1, 2004 to July 31, 2005.

For the Olympic Games results, please see here. Those results are not tallied here because the team is made of Under–23 players, not the full squad.

  Win   Draw   Loss

Friendly matches[edit]

2006 World Cup qualifiers[edit]

2005 FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

External links[edit]