2016–17 Primera B Nacional

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Primera B Nacional
Season 2016–17
Champions Argentinos Juniors
Promoted Argentinos Juniors
Chacarita Juniors
Relegated Atlético Paraná
Central Córdoba (SdE)
Crucero del Norte
Douglas Haig
Matches played 506
Goals scored 1,082 (2.14 per match)
Biggest home win Villa Dálmine 5-0 Juventud Unida (G) (August 30)
Biggest away win Los Andes 0-4 Juventud Unida (G) (November 13)
Highest scoring Ferro Carril Oeste 4-3 Central Córdoba (SdE) (August 27)
Instituto 5-2 Brown (October 9)
2016
All statistics correct as of 30 July 2017.

The 2016–17 Argentine Primera B Nacional was the 32nd season of the Argentine second division. The season began in August 2016 and ended in July 2017. Twenty-three teams competed in the league, twenty returning from the 2016 season, one team that was relegated from Primera División and two teams promoted from Federal A and B Metropolitana.

Competition format[edit]

The league's format changed from the previous season. Twenty-three teams which played each other twice for a total of forty-four matches each. The Champion and the runner-up earned promotion to the Primera División. Four teams were relegated at the end of the season.[1]

Club information[edit]

Club City Stadium
All Boys Buenos Aires Islas Malvinas
Almagro José Ingenieros Tres de Febrero
Argentinos Juniors Buenos Aires Diego Armando Maradona
Atlético Paraná Paraná Pedro Mutio
Boca Unidos Corrientes Leoncio Benítez
Brown Adrogué Lorenzo Arandilla
Central Córdoba Santiago del Estero Alfredo Terrera
Chacarita Juniors Villa Maipú Chacarita Juniors Stadium
Crucero del Norte Garupá Comandante Andrés Guacurarí
Douglas Haig Pergamino Miguel Morales
Estudiantes San Luis Héctor Odicino-Pedro Benoza
Ferro Carril Oeste Buenos Aires Arquitecto Ricardo Etcheverry
Flandria Jáuregui Carlos V
Gimnasia y Esgrima Jujuy 23 de Agosto
Guillermo Brown Puerto Madryn Raúl Conti
Independiente Rivadavia Mendoza Bautista Gargantini
Instituto Córdoba Presidente Perón
Juventud Unida Gualeguaychú Estadio Luis Delfino
Los Andes Lomas de Zamora Estadio Eduardo Gallardón
Nueva Chicago Mataderos Nueva Chicago
San Martín San Miguel de Tucumán La Ciudadela
Santamarina Tandil Municipal Gral. San Martín
Villa Dálmine Campana Villa Dálmine

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or Qualification
1 Argentinos Juniors (C, P) 44 25 13 6 61 24 +37 88 Promotion to Primera División
2 Chacarita Juniors (P) 44 22 11 11 57 40 +17 77
3 Guillermo Brown 44 20 15 9 53 30 +23 75
4 Independiente Rivadavia 44 16 19 9 48 44 +4 67
5 Brown 44 18 11 15 57 50 +7 65
6 Instituto 44 17 12 15 58 51 +7 63
7 San Martín (T) 44 16 13 15 62 54 +8 61
8 Santamarina 44 15 16 13 45 43 +2 61
9 Ferro Carril Oeste 44 13 21 10 51 44 +7 60
10 Nueva Chicago 44 16 12 16 53 47 +6 60
11 Almagro 44 14 18 12 35 34 +1 60
12 All Boys[a] 44 17 11 16 43 45 −2 60
13 Los Andes 44 14 17 13 47 50 −3 59
14 Central Córdoba (SdE) 44 14 16 14 57 49 +8 58
15 Flandria 44 13 17 14 39 40 −1 56
16 Juventud Unida (G) 44 14 13 17 50 66 −16 55
17 Estudiantes (SL) 44 14 12 18 40 58 −18 54
18 Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 44 12 16 16 36 45 −9 52
19 Douglas Haig 44 11 17 16 36 49 −13 50
20 Boca Unidos 44 11 14 19 42 54 −12 47
21 Villa Dálmine 44 12 11 21 45 60 −15 47
22 Atlético Paraná 44 9 12 23 34 58 −24 39
23 Crucero del Norte 44 8 13 23 36 50 −14 37
Source: AFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) play-off (only for deciding promotion or relegation); 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored; 5) head-to-head points; 6) head-to-head goal difference; 7) head-to-head goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ All Boys were penalized two points.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALL ALM ARG APA BOU BRO CCO CHA CRU DOU ESL FCO FLA GEJ GBR IND INS JUG LAN NCH SMT SAN VDA
All Boys 1–1 0–3 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 3–2 1–1 4–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 0–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–1
Almagro 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 3–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–3 2–1 1–2
Argentinos Juniors 5–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 4–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 3–1 1–0 4–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 2–0
Atlético Paraná 0–1 4–3 0–1 0–3 0–3 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–3 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–0
Boca Unidos 0–1 1–2 1–0 3–0 0–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 3–1 0–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 0–1 1–3 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–1
Brown 1–4 2–0 1–0 3–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 2–0 0–1 0–1 5–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 2–1
Central Cba. (SdE) 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–2 3–0 2–3 0–1 4–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 3–0 3–1
Chacarita Juniors 1–0 3–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 4–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–2 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–3 1–0 3–0 4–1
Crucero del Norte 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–3 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 0–3 4–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 2–2 3–0 0–1 1–2
Douglas Haig 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–3 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–1
Estudiantes (SL) 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–3 0–1 1–1
Ferro Carril Oeste 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 4–3 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 4–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 7–2 0–0 4–1 1–1 1–0 1–1
Flandria 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 3–0 1–3 4–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–0 1–0
Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–2 0–3 1–0 2–1
Guillermo Brown 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 3–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 4–1 4–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 2–0 0–3 4–0 0–0 3–1
Independiente Rivadavia 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–2 0–4 2–2 3–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–1
Instituto 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 5–2 3–2 2–3 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–0 5–2 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–1
Juventud Unida (G) 0–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–3 2–1 5–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–1
Los Andes 3–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–0 2–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–0 3–1 0–1
Nueva Chicago 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 5–1 2–1 1–0 3–0 3–1
San Martín (T) 3–2 1–1 2–2 4–2 2–0 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–0 3–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 3–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–3 2–0 1–1 1–2
Santamarina 1–0 0–0 0–3 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–2 1–0 4–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 5–0
Villa Dálmine 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 0–5 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 1–3 5–0 2–0 2–3 1–2 2–2

Source: AFA
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation[edit]

The bottom four teams of this table were relegated. In the Primera B Nacional, clubs with an indirect affiliation with Argentine Football Association are relegated to the Torneo Federal A, while clubs directly affiliated are relegated to Primera B Metropolitana.

Pos
Team 2014
Pts
2015
Pts
2016
Pts
2016-17
Pts
Total
Pts
Total
Pld
Avg
Relegation
1 Argentinos Juniors 31 88 119 64 1.859
2 Chacarita Juniors 50 43 77 170 107 1.589
3 Brown 28 65 93 65 1.431
4 Guillermo Brown 48 30 75 153 107 1.43
5 Nueva Chicago 30 30 60 120 85 1.412
6 Santamarina 24 66 27 61 178 127 1.402
7 San Martín (T) 61 61 44 1.386
8 Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 30 55 38 52 175 127 1.378
9 Almagro 28 60 88 65 1.354
10 Los Andes 54 30 59 143 107 1.336
11 Ferro Carril Oeste 16 67 26 60 169 127 1.331
12 Villa Dálmine 60 33 47 140 107 1.308
13 Instituto 25 62 16 63 166 127 1.307
14 Boca Unidos 27 54 38 47 166 127 1.307
15 Juventud Unida (G) 54 28 55 137 107 1.28
16 Flandria 56 56 44 1.273
17 All Boys 22 53 26 60 161 127 1.268
18 Independiente Rivadavia 22 51 20 67 160 127 1.26
19 Estudiantes (SL) 56 24 54 134 107 1.252
20 Central Córdoba (SdE) (R) 51 20 58 130 107 1.215 Primera B Metropolitana or Torneo Federal A
21 Douglas Haig (R) 25 58 20 50 153 127 1.205
22 Crucero del Norte (R) 33 32 37 102 85 1.2
23 Atlético Paraná (R) 58 19 39 116 107 1.084

Source: AFA

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of July 30, 2017
Rank Player Club Goals[2]
1 Argentina Rodrigo Salinas Chacarita Juniors 30
2 Argentina Tobías Figueroa Guillermo Brown 21
3 Argentina Ramón Lentini San Martín (T) 18
4 Argentina Gonzalo Castillejos Ferro Carril Oeste 15
Argentina Nicolás Reniero Almagro
Argentina Braian Romero Argentinos Juniors

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reglamento Primera B Nacional 2016-17 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Goleadores de Primera B Nacional Campeonato 2016-17". AFA.

External links[edit]