2013–14 Torneo Argentino A

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XIX Torneo Argentino A
Season 2013–14
Champions Santamarina
(1st divisional title)
Promoted Santamarina
Guaraní Antonio Franco
Relegated Rivadavia
Racing (O)
Central Norte
Matches played 387
Goals scored 929 (2.4 per match)
Top goalscorer Fernando Zampedri (22 Goals)

The 2013-14 season, was the nineteenth Torneo Argentino A season since it became part of the third tier of the Argentine football league system. The tournament is reserved for teams indirectly affiliated to the Asociación del Fútbol Argentino (AFA), while teams affiliated to AFA have to play the Primera B Metropolitana, which is the other third tier competition. The champion will be promoted to Primera B Nacional.

The regular season began on August 16, 2013 and was scheduled to end on June 7, 2014. A total of 24 teams competed with 20 of them remaining from the 2012–13 season. They were joined by four teams promoted from 2012–13 Torneo Argentino B.

Club information[edit]

North Zone[edit]

Team City Stadium
Central Córdoba Santiago del Estero Alfredo Terrara
Central Norte Salta Dr. Luis Güemes
Chaco For Ever Resistencia Juan Alberto García
Gimnasia y Esgrima Concepción del Uruguay Manuel y Ramón Núñez
Gimnasia y Tiro Salta Gigante del Norte
Guaraní Antonio Franco Posadas Clemente F. de Oliveira
Juventud Antoniana Salta Fray Honorato Pistoia
Juventud Unida Gualeguaychú Luis Delfino
Libertad Sunchales Hogar de Los Tigres
San Jorge San Miguel de Tucumán Senador Luis Cruz
San Martín San Miguel de Tucumán La Ciudadela
Tiro Federal Rosario Fortín de Ludueña

South Zone[edit]

Club City Stadium
Alvarado Mar del Plata (None) 1
CAI Comodoro Rivadavia Estadio Municipal
Cipolletti Cipolletti La Visera de Cemento
Defensores de Belgrano Villa Ramallo Salomón Boeseldín
Deportivo Maipú Maipú Higinio Sperdutti
Estudiantes San Luis Héctor Odicino – Pedro Benoza
Guillermo Brown Puerto Madryn Raul Conti
Juventud Unida Universitario San Luis Mario Diez
Racing Olavarría José Buglione
Rivadavia Lincoln El Coliseo
Santamarina Tandil Municipal Gral. San Martín
Unión Mar del Plata (None) 1

1 Play their home games at Estadio José María Minella.

Geographical distribution[edit]

Province Amount Teams
Buenos Aires Province Interior of Buenos Aires 6 Alvarado, Defensores de Belgrano (VR), Racing (O), Rivadavia (L), Santamarina, Unión (MdP)
Salta Province Salta 3 Central Norte, Gimnasia y Tiro, Juventud Antoniana
Chubut Province Chubut 2 CAI, Guillermo Brown
Entre Ríos Province Entre Ríos 2 Gimnasia y Esgrima (CdU), Juventud Unida (G)
San Luis Province San Luis 2 Estudiantes (SL), Juventud Unida Universitario
Santa Fe Province Santa Fe 2 Libertad (S), Tiro Federal
Tucumán Province Tucumán 2 San Jorge (T), San Martín (T)
Chaco Province Chaco 1 Chaco For Ever
Mendoza Province Mendoza 1 Deportivo Maipú
Misiones Province Misiones 1 Guaraní Antonio Franco
Río Negro Province Río Negro 1 Cipolletti
Santiago del Estero Province Santiago del Estero 1 Central Córdoba (SdE)
Total 24

First stage[edit]

The teams were divided into two zones, North and South, all of which went to the Second Stage: the first four of each zone and the fifth best team of both zones qualified to the "Nonagonal Final", and the other teams qualified to Revalida Stage.

North Zone[edit]

Pos Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Tiro Federal 35 22 9 8 5 30 20 10
Guaraní Antonio Franco 35 22 10 5 7 19 20 -1
San Martín (T) 34 22 8 10 4 21 16 5
Juventud Unida (G) 34 22 10 4 8 22 19 3
Central Córdoba (SdE) 31 22 8 7 7 23 23 0
San Jorge (T) 31 22 9 4 9 22 23 -1
Juventud Antoniana 30 22 7 9 6 21 17 4
Libertad (S) 30 22 7 9 6 22 19 3
Central Norte 26 22 6 8 8 26 27 -1
10º Gimnasia y Esgrima (CdU) 25 22 7 4 11 25 36 -11
11º Gimnasia y Tiro 21 22 5 6 11 26 30 -4
12º Chaco For Ever 21 22 3 12 7 24 31 -7
Qualified for the Nonagonal Final.
Qualified for the Revalida Stage.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] CCO CNO CFE GYE GYT GAF JUA JUG LIB SJT SMT TIF
Central Córdoba (SdE) 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 4–0 2–0 1–0 1–3 1–1 0–0 0–0
Central Norte 0–1 3–3 3–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–1
Chaco For Ever 1–0 1–1 4–4 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–2
Gimnasia y Esgrima (CdU) 1–0 2–1 1–2 4–3 0–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 4–2 1–2 3–2
Gimnasia y Tiro 3–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–3 3–1 1–2 4–2 0–1 2–1
Guaraní Antonio Franco 4–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 0–1
Juventud Antoniana 0–0 0–0 2–2 4–1 0–0 3–0 2–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–1
Juventud Unida (G) 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 3–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–0
Libertad (S) 0–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–0
San Jorge (T) 3–2 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–0
San Martín (T) 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–3 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–1
Tiro Federal 2–2 3–0 2–2 4–2 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–0

Updated to games played on March 9, 2014.
Source: AFA
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

South Zone[edit]

Pos Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Santamarina 45 22 13 6 3 33 21 12
Juventud Unida Universitario 38 22 11 5 6 35 20 15
Defensores de Belgrano (VR) 37 22 11 5 4 34 23 11
Guillermo Brown 33 22 9 6 7 31 24 7
CAI 33 22 10 3 9 37 33 4
Cipolletti 32 22 9 5 8 29 25 4
Deportivo Maipú 29 22 7 8 7 24 32 -8
Unión (MdP) 28 22 7 7 8 26 27 -1
Alvarado 27 22 6 9 7 13 16 -3
10º Estudiantes (SL) 27 22 7 6 9 28 32 -4
11º Racing (O) 18 22 4 6 12 22 37 -15
12º Rivadavia (L) 15 22 4 3 15 18 40 -22
Qualified for the Nonagonal Final.
Qualified for the Revalida Stage.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALV CAI CIP DVR DMA ESL GBR JUU RAC RIV SAN UNI
Alvarado 0–3 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 0–0 4–0
CAI 0–1 2–0 2–3 1–2 5–4 0–0 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–0
Cipolletti 2–0 1–2 1–0 5–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 3–2 2–2 0–1
Defensores de Belgrano (VR) 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 5–2 3–1 2–2 2–0
Deportivo Maipú 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–2 0–0 2–0
Estudiantes (SL) 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 3–2
Guillermo Brown 3–0 1–1 1–0 4–2 5–1 3–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 0–2
Juventud Unida Universitario 1–0 5–2 1–0 2–2 3–3 0–1 5–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–0
Racing (O) 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–4 2–1 1–2 2–2
Rivadavia (L) 0–1 3–2 1–2 0–4 0–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–1
Santamarina 1–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 4–2 2–0 2–1
Unión (MdP) 0–0 4–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 0–2

Updated to games played on March 9, 2014.
Source: AFA
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second Stage[edit]

Nonagonal Final[edit]

It consisted of nine teams that qualified from the First Stage (4 from the North Zone and 5 from the South Zone). The winner was promoted to the Primera B Nacional. It was played in a round-robin system. The 2º and 3º team advanced directly to the Fourth Stage, while the 4th to the 9th advanced to the Third Stage.

Pos Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Santamarina (C) (P) 19 8 6 1 1 15 6 9
CAI 17 8 5 2 1 19 9 10
Guaraní Antonio Franco 13 8 4 1 3 15 16 -1
Defensores de Belgrano (VR) 12 8 4 0 4 10 15 -5
San Martín (T) 11 8 3 2 3 14 10 4
Guillermo Brown 9 8 2 3 3 8 13 -5
Tiro Federal 8 8 2 2 4 9 12 -3
Juventud Unida Universitario 7 8 2 1 5 11 15 -4
Juventud Unida (G) 5 8 1 2 5 7 12 -5
Champion. Promoted to Primera B Nacional.
Qualified for the Fourth Stage.
Qualified for the Third Stage.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] CAI DVR GAF GBR JUG JUU SAN SMT TIF
CAI 5–1 1–1 3–1 2–0
Defensores de Belgrano (VR) 1–4 3–1 2–1 2–0
Guaraní Antonio Franco 3–0 2–0 2–2 3–2
Guillermo Brown 3–0 1–0 0–4 0–0
Juventud Unida (G) 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–2
Juventud Unida Universitario 1–2 4–2 0–2 2–1
Santamarina 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0
San Martín (T) 1–2 4–0 2–2 3–1
Tiro Federal 3–1 1–1 0–0 3–1

Updated to games played on April 29, 2014.
Source: AFA
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Reválida Stage[edit]

The fifteen clubs that did not qualify for the Nonagonal Final were grouped into three zones of five teams each. To integrate the zones a table was drawn with the fifteen clubs and its overall standings with points obtained in the First Stage. Teams in position 1,6,7,12,15 went to Zone A; teams in position 2,5,8,11,14 went to Zone B and teams in position 3,4,9,10,13 went to Zone C.

Pos Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Cipolletti 32 22 9 5 8 29 25 4
Central Córdoba (SdE) 31 22 8 7 7 23 23 0
San Jorge (T) 31 22 9 4 9 22 23 -1
Juventud Antoniana 30 22 7 9 6 21 17 4
Libertad (S) 30 22 7 9 6 22 19 3
Deportivo Maipú 29 22 7 8 7 24 32 -8
Unión (MdP) 28 22 7 7 8 26 27 -1
Alvarado 27 22 6 9 7 13 16 -3
Estudiantes (SL) 27 22 7 6 9 28 32 -4
10º Central Norte 26 22 6 8 8 26 27 -1
11º Gimnasia y Esgrima (CdU) 25 22 7 4 11 25 36 -11
12º Gimnasia y Tiro 21 22 5 6 11 26 30 -4
13º Chaco For Ever 21 22 3 12 7 24 31 -7
14º Racing (O) 18 22 4 6 12 22 37 -15
15º Rivadavia (L) 15 22 4 3 15 18 40 -22
Zone A.
Zone B.
Zone C.

Zone A[edit]

Pos Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Cipolletti 14 8 4 2 2 7 8 -1
Gimnasia y Tiro 12 8 3 3 2 11 7 4
Unión (MdP) 10 8 2 4 2 11 9 2
Rivadavia (L) 9 8 2 3 3 11 14 -3
Deportivo Maipú 7 8 1 4 3 13 15 -2
Qualified for the Third Stage.
Results[edit]
Home \ Away[1] CIP DMA GYT RIV UNI
Cipolletti 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1
Deportivo Maipú 1–0 2–2 4–5 1–1
Gimnasia y Tiro 4–0 3–2 1–0 0–0
Rivadavia (L) 0–1 2–1 0–0 2–2
Unión (MdP) 0–1 1–1 2–1 4–1

Updated to games played on April 27, 2014.
Source: AFA
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Overall standings[edit]

Addition of points of First Stage and Reválida Stage.

Pos Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Cipolletti 46 30 13 7 10 36 33 3
Unión (MdP) 38 30 9 11 10 37 36 1
Deportivo Maipú 36 30 8 12 10 37 47 -10
Gimnasia y Tiro 33 30 8 9 13 37 37 0
Rivadavia (L) 24 30 6 6 18 29 54 -25
Relegated to the Torneo Argentino B.

Zone B[edit]

Pos Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Central Córdoba 15 8 4 3 1 12 6 6
Libertad (S) 12 8 2 6 0 10 6 4
Alvarado 12 8 3 3 2 11 9 2
Gimnasia y Esgrima (CdU) 10 8 2 4 2 7 5 2
Racing (O) 2 8 0 2 6 3 17 -14
Qualified for the Third Stage.
Results[edit]
Home \ Away[1] ALV CCO GYE LIB RAC
Alvarado 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–0
Central Córdoba 2–0 1–0 1–1 5–1
Gimnasia y Esgrima (CdU) 2–2 2–0 0–0 2–0
Libertad (S) 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–2
Racing (O) 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–3

Updated to games played on April 27, 2014.
Source: AFA
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Overall standings[edit]

Addition of points of First Stage and Reválida Stage.

Pos Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Central Córdoba 46 30 12 10 8 35 59 6
Libertad (S) 42 30 9 15 6 32 25 7
Alvarado 39 30 9 12 9 24 25 -1
Gimnasia y Esgrima (CdU) 35 30 9 8 13 32 41 -9
Racing (O) 20 30 4 8 18 25 54 -29
Relegated to the Torneo Argentino B.

Zone C[edit]

Pos Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Chaco For Ever 18 8 6 0 2 13 5 8
Estudiantes (SL) 12 8 3 3 2 8 7 1
Central Norte 11 8 3 2 3 8 9 -1
San Jorge (T) 8 8 2 2 4 6 9 -3
Juventud Antoniana 7 8 2 1 5 7 12 -5
Qualified for the Third Stage.
Results[edit]
Home \ Away[1] CNO CFE ESL JUA SJT
Central Norte 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–0
Chaco For Ever 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–1
Estudiantes (SL) 1–2 2–0 3–2 0–0
Juventud Antoniana 0–0 1–3 0–1 2–1
San Jorge (T) 3–2 0–1 0–0 1–0

Updated to games played on April 27, 2014.
Source: AFA
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Overall standings[edit]

Addition of points of First Stage and Reválida Stage.

Pos Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Chaco For Ever 39 30 9 12 9 37 36 1
San Jorge (T) 39 30 11 6 13 28 32 -4
Estudiantes (SL) 39 30 10 9 11 36 39 -3
Juventud Antoniana 37 30 9 10 11 28 29 -1
Central Norte 37 30 9 10 11 34 36 -2
Relegated to the Torneo Argentino B.
Tiebreaker[edit]
Team 1  Score  Team 2
Juventud Antoniana 0–0(5–3 p) Central Norte

Third to Sixth Stage[edit]

Was played by the teams ranked 2nd to 9th in the Nonagonal Final and the teams that qualified from Revalida Stage. To order the matches a table was drawn which contained the teams from the Nonagonal Final and the teams from the Revalida numbering them from 2º to 15º (teams from Nonagonal Final were 2º to 9º and teams from Revalida were 10º to º15).

From Nonagonal Final[edit]

Pos Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
CAI 17 8 5 2 1 19 9 10
Guaraní Antonio Franco 13 8 4 1 3 15 16 -1
Defensores de Belgrano (VR) 12 8 4 0 4 10 15 -5
San Martín (T) 11 8 3 2 3 14 10 4
Guillermo Brown 9 8 2 3 3 8 13 -5
Tiro Federal 8 8 2 2 4 9 12 -3
Juventud Unida Universitario 7 8 2 1 5 11 15 -4
Juventud Unida (G) 5 8 1 2 5 7 12 -5

From Revalida[edit]

Pos Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
10º Chaco For Ever 18 8 6 0 2 13 5 8
11º Central Córdoba 15 8 4 3 1 12 6 6
12º Cipolletti 14 8 4 2 2 7 8 -1
13º Gimnasia y Tiro 12 8 3 3 2 14 10 4
14º Libertad (S) 12 8 2 6 0 10 6 4
15º Estudiantes (SL) 12 8 3 3 2 8 7 1

Third Stage[edit]

This Stage was played by the teams in position 4º to 9º from the Nonagonal Final and the teams from the Revalida. The winning teams qualify for Fourth Stage. In case of a tie the teams from position 4º to 9º qualified for the next stage (teams of the left column).

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Defensores de Belgrano (VR) 4–5 Estudiantes (SL) 2–1 2–4
San Martín (T) 4–2 Libertad (S) 2–1 2–1
Guillermo Brown1 3–3 Gimnasia y Tiro 1–2 2–1
Tiro Federal 3–2 Cipolletti 0–2 3–0
Juventud Unida Universitario 3–0 Central Córdoba (SdE) 2–0 1–0
Juventud Unida (G) 5–2 Chaco For Ever 1–1 4–1

1: Qualified because of sport advantage.

Bracket[edit]

  Fourth Stage Fifth Stage Sixth Stage
                                         
2 CAI 1 3 4  
15 Estudiantes (SL) 2 2 4  
  2 CAI 1 1 2  
  8 Juventud Unida Univ. 2 1 3  
5 San Martín (T) 0 1 1
8 Juventud Unida Univ. 1 1 2  
  3 Guaraní Antonio Franco 1 1 2
  8 Juventud Unida Univ. 2 0 2
3 Guaraní Antonio Franco 1 4 5  
9 Juventud Unida (G) 3 0 3  
  3 Guaraní Antonio Franco 2 1 3
  7 Tiro Federal 1 2 3  
6 Guillermo Brown 0 1 1
7 Tiro Federal 1 1 2  
  • Note: The team in the first line plays at home the second leg.

Fourth Stage[edit]

This Stage was played by the teams ranked 2º and 3º Nonagonal Final and the teams that qualified from the Third Stage. In case of a tie the teams from position 2º, 3º, W1 and W2 qualified for the next stage (teams of the left column).

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
CAI1 4–4 Estudiantes (SL) 1–2 3–2
Guaraní Antonio Franco 5–3 Juventud Unida (G) 1–3 4–0
Guillermo Brown 1–2 Tiro Federal 0–1 1–1
San Martín (T) 1–2 Juventud Unida Universitario 0–1 1–1

1: Qualified because of sport advantage.

Fifth Stage[edit]

This Stage was played by the teams that qualified from the Fourth Stage. The matches will be W1 vs W4 and W2 vs W3. In case of a tie, W1 and W2 qualified for the next stage (teams of the left column).

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
CAI 2–3 Juventud Unida Universitario 1–2 1–1
Guaraní Antonio Franco1 3–3 Tiro Federal 2–1 1–2

1: Qualified because of sport advantage.

Sixth Stage[edit]

This Stage was played by the teams that qualified from the Fifth Stage, W1 vs W2. The winning team will be promoted to Primera B Nacional. In case of a tie, W1 was promoted (team of the left column).

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Guaraní Antonio Franco 2–2 Juventud Unida Universitario 1–2 1–0

1: Promoted because of sport advantage.

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[1]
1 Argentina Fernando Zampedri Guillermo Brown 22
2 Argentina Mauro Villegas CAI 21
3 Argentina Pablo Vilchez Santamarina 17
Argentina Aldo Visconti Chaco For Ever 17
Argentina Jorge Piñero Da Silva CAI 17
6 Argentina Oscar Altamirano Central Norte 16

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goleadores del Torneo Argentino A 2013/2014". AFA. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 

External links[edit]