2016 Torneo Federal A

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III Torneo Federal A
Season 2016
Champions San Martín (T)
(1st divisional title)
Promoted San Martín (T)
Relegated Güemes
Tiro Federal (BB)
Matches played 240
Goals scored 608 (2.53 per match)
Top goalscorer Matías Zbrun (13 goals)
Biggest home win Defensores de Belgrano (VR) 4-0 General Belgrano (February 22)
Juventud Antoniana 4-0 Gimnasia y Tiro (March 13)
Deportivo Madryn 4-0 Deportivo Roca (April 3)
Concepcion FC 4-0 Güemes (May 2)
Biggest away win Sportivo Las Parejas 0-5 Unión (S) (March 27)
Highest scoring Alvarado 3-6 Libertad (S) (May 29)
2015
2016-17
All statistics correct as of June 26, 2016.

The 2016 Argentine Torneo Federal A, was the 3rd season 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 was promoted to Primera B Nacional. 35 teams are competing in the league, 30 returning from the 2015 season, 4 teams that were relegated from Primera B Nacional, 3 teams promoted from Federal B. Also 2 teams resigned their participation in this season: 9 de Julio (M) and Unión (MdP) alleging economic difficulties.[1][2] The regular season began on February 7 and ended on June 26.

Format[edit]

First stage[edit]

The teams were divided into seven (7) zones with five (5) teams (a total of 35 teams) in each zone and it was played in a round-robin tournament whereby each team played each one of the other teams three times. The teams placed 1º and 2º and the two best 3º team from the seven zones qualified for the Second Stage.[3]

Championship Stages[edit]

The sixteen teams that qualified from the First Stage played against each other in a Double-elimination tournament from second to the fifth stage. The qualified teams were seeded in the final stages according to their results in the first stage, with the best eight seeded 1–8, and the worst eight teams seeded 9–16. The winning team was promoted to the Primera B Nacional.[3]

Relegation Stage[edit]

After the first stage was played, a table was drawn with the thirty five (35) clubs and its overall standings with points obtained in the First Stage. The two last teams will be relegated to Torneo Federal B.[3]

Club information[edit]

Zone A[edit]

Team City Stadium
Cipolletti Cipolletti La Visera de Cemento
Deportivo Madryn Puerto Madryn Coliseo del Golfo
Deportivo Roca General Roca Luis Maiolino
Independiente Neuquén José Rosas y Perito Moreno
Villa Mitre Bahía Blanca El Fortín

Zone B[edit]

Team City Stadium
Deportivo Maipú Maipú Higinio Sperdutti
Gimnasia y Esgrima Mendoza Víctor Antonio Legrotaglie
Gutiérrez General Gutiérrez General Gutiérrez
Sportivo Belgrano San Francisco Oscar Boero
Unión Villa Krause 12 de Octubre

Zone C[edit]

Team City Stadium
Alvarado Mar del Plata (None) 1
Defensores de Belgrano Villa Ramallo Salomón Boeseldín
Ferro Carril Oeste General Pico El Coloso del Barrio Talleres
General Belgrano Santa Rosa Nuevo Rancho Grande
Tiro Federal Bahía Blanca Onofre Pirrone

1 Play their home games at Estadio José María Minella.

Zone D[edit]

Team City Stadium
Altos Hornos Zapla Palpalá Emilio Fabrizzi
Gimnasia y Tiro Salta Gigante del Norte
Juventud Antoniana Salta Fray Honorato Pistoia
San Lorenzo Catamarca Bicentenario Ciudad de Catamarca
Unión Aconquija Aconquija Municipal de Aconquija

Zone E[edit]

Team City Stadium
Concepción Concepción Stewart Shipton
Güemes Santiago del Estero Arturo Miranda
Mitre Santiago del Estero Doctores José y Antonio Castiglione
San Jorge San Miguel de Tucumán Senador Luis Cruz
San Martín San Miguel de Tucumán La Ciudadela

Zone F[edit]

Team City Stadium
Chaco For Ever Resistencia Juan Alberto García
Guaraní Antonio Franco Posadas Clemente F. de Oliveira
Sarmiento Resistencia Centenario
Sol de América Formosa (None)1
Sportivo Patria Formosa Antonio Romero

1 Play their home games at Estadio Antonio Romero.

Zone G[edit]

Team City Stadium
Defensores Pronunciamiento Delio Cardozo
Gimnasia y Esgrima Concepción del Uruguay Manuel y Ramón Núñez
Libertad Sunchales Hogar de Los Tigres
Sportivo Las Parejas Las Parejas Fortaleza del Lobo
Unión Sunchales La Fortaleza

First stage[edit]

Zone A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Deportivo Madryn 12 6 3 3 27 17 +10 21 Advance to Championship Stages
2 Independiente (N) 12 6 2 4 17 17 0 20
3 Cipolletti 12 4 5 3 17 12 +5 17
4 Villa Mitre 12 3 3 6 13 19 −6 12
5 Deportivo Roca 12 3 3 6 11 20 −9 12
Source: AFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goal scored; 4) away goals scored; 5) draw of lots.

Results[edit]

Zone B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Unión (VK) 12 5 6 1 11 8 +3 21 Advance to Championship Stages
2 Sportivo Belgrano 12 5 3 4 13 11 +2 18
3 Gutiérrez SC 12 3 6 3 11 12 −1 15
4 Gimnasia y Esgrima (M) 12 3 5 4 11 11 0 14
5 Deportivo Maipú 12 1 6 5 11 15 −4 9
Source: AFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goal scored; 4) away goals scored; 5) draw of lots.

Results[edit]

Zone C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Defensores de Belgrano (VR) 12 5 6 1 18 7 +11 21 Advance to Championship Stages
2 Alvarado 12 6 3 3 15 10 +5 21
3 Ferro Carril Oeste (GP) 12 5 5 2 15 10 +5 20
4 General Belgrano 12 4 2 6 13 20 −7 14
5 Tiro Federal (BB) 12 1 2 9 8 22 −14 5
Source: AFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goal scored; 4) away goals scored; 5) draw of lots.

Results[edit]

Zone D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Unión Aconquija 12 8 2 2 21 9 +12 26 Advance to Championship Stages
2 Juventud Antoniana 12 5 3 4 20 13 +7 18
3 Gimnasia y Tiro 12 5 3 4 14 13 +1 18
4 San Lorenzo (A) 12 3 3 6 13 21 −8 12
5 Altos Hornos Zapla 12 3 1 8 12 24 −12 10
Source: AFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goal scored; 4) away goals scored; 5) draw of lots.

Results[edit]

Zone E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 San Martín (T) 12 6 4 2 14 9 +5 22 Advance to Championship Stages
2 Mitre (SdE) 12 6 2 4 14 10 +4 20
3 Concepción FC 12 5 4 3 19 13 +6 19
4 San Jorge (T) 12 3 4 5 12 14 −2 13
5 Güemes 12 1 4 7 10 23 −13 7
Source: AFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goal scored; 4) away goals scored; 5) draw of lots.

Results[edit]

Zone F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Sol de América (F) 12 7 2 3 17 11 +6 23 Advance to Championship Stages
2 Guaraní Antonio Franco 12 4 5 3 16 13 +3 17
3 Chaco For Ever 12 4 3 5 13 15 −2 15
4 Sportivo Patria 12 4 3 5 12 15 −3 15
5 Sarmiento (R) 12 3 3 6 13 17 −4 12
Source: AFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goal scored; 4) away goals scored; 5) draw of lots.

Results[edit]

Zone G[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Libertad (S) 12 5 5 2 22 16 +6 20 Advance to Championship Stages
2 Sportivo Las Parejas 12 5 3 4 17 17 0 18
3 Unión (S) 12 5 2 5 19 14 +5 17
4 Defensores (P) 12 4 3 5 18 21 −3 15
5 Gimnasia y Esgrima (CdU) 12 4 1 7 17 25 −8 13
Source: AFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goal scored; 4) away goals scored; 5) draw of lots.

Results[edit]

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 C Ferro Carril Oeste (GP) 12 5 5 2 15 10 +5 20 Advance to Championship Stages
2 E Concepción FC 12 5 4 3 19 13 +6 19
3 D Gimnasia y Tiro 12 5 3 4 14 13 +1 18
4 G Unión (S) 12 5 2 5 19 14 +5 17
5 A Cipolletti 12 4 5 3 17 12 +5 17
6 B Gutiérrez SC 12 3 6 3 11 12 −1 15
7 F Sportivo Patria 12 4 3 5 12 15 −3 15
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goal scored; 4) away goals scored; 5) draw of lots.

Relegation[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
1 Unión Aconquija 12 8 2 2 21 9 +12 26
2 Sol de América (F) 12 7 2 3 17 11 +6 23
3 San Martín (T) 12 6 4 2 14 9 +5 22
4 Defensores de Belgrano (VR) 12 5 6 1 18 7 +11 21
5 Deportivo Madryn 12 6 3 3 27 17 +10 21
6 Alvarado 12 6 3 3 15 10 +5 21
7 Unión (VK) 12 5 6 1 11 8 +3 21
8 Libertad (S) 12 5 5 2 22 16 +6 20
9 Ferro Carril Oeste (GP) 12 5 5 2 15 10 +5 20
10 Mitre (SdE) 12 6 2 4 14 10 +4 20
11 Independiente (N) 12 6 2 4 17 17 0 20
12 Concepción FC 12 5 4 3 19 13 +6 19
13 Juventud Antoniana 12 5 3 4 20 13 +7 18
14 Sportivo Belgrano 12 5 3 4 13 11 +2 18
15 Gimnasia y Tiro 12 5 3 4 14 13 +1 18
16 Sportivo Las Parejas 12 5 3 4 17 17 0 18
17 Unión (S) 12 5 2 5 19 14 +5 17
18 Cipolletti 12 4 5 3 17 12 +5 17
19 Guaraní Antonio Franco 12 4 5 3 16 13 +3 17
20 Gutiérrez SC 12 3 6 3 11 12 −1 15
21 Chaco For Ever 12 4 3 5 13 15 −2 15
22 Defensores (P) 12 4 3 5 18 21 −3 15
23 Sportivo Patria 12 4 3 5 12 15 −3 15
24 Gimnasia y Esgrima (M) 12 3 5 4 11 11 0 14
25 General Belgrano 12 4 2 6 13 20 −7 14
26 San Jorge (T) 12 3 4 5 12 14 −2 13
27 Gimnasia y Esgrima (CdU) 12 4 1 7 17 25 −8 13
28 Sarmiento (R) 12 3 3 6 13 17 −4 12
29 Villa Mitre 12 3 3 6 13 19 −6 12
30 San Lorenzo (A) 12 3 3 6 13 21 −8 12
31 Deportivo Roca 12 3 3 6 11 20 −9 12
32 Altos Hornos Zapla 12 3 1 8 12 24 −12 10
33 Deportivo Maipú 12 1 6 5 11 15 −4 9
34 Güemes (R) 12 1 4 7 10 23 −13 7 Relegation to Torneo Federal B
35 Tiro Federal (BB) (R) 12 1 2 9 8 22 −14 5
Source: AFA
Rules for classification: 1) goal difference; 2) goals scored; 3) away goals scored; 4) draw of lots.
(R) Relegated.

Second to Fifth Stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Unión Aconquija 12 8 2 2 21 9 +12 26 Qualified first from First Stage
2 Sol de América (F) 12 7 2 3 17 11 +6 23
3 San Martín (T) 12 6 4 2 14 9 +5 22
4 Defensores de Belgrano (VR) 12 5 6 1 18 7 +11 21
5 Deportivo Madryn 12 6 3 3 27 17 +10 21
6 Unión (VK) 12 5 6 1 11 8 +3 21
7 Libertad (S) 12 5 5 2 22 16 +6 20
8 Alvarado 12 6 3 3 15 10 +5 21 Qualified second from First Stage
9 Mitre (SdE) 12 6 2 4 14 10 +4 20
10 Independiente (N) 12 6 2 4 17 17 0 20
11 Juventud Antoniana 12 5 3 4 20 13 +7 18
12 Sportivo Belgrano 12 5 3 4 13 11 +2 18
13 Sportivo Las Parejas 12 5 3 4 17 17 0 18
14 Guaraní Antonio Franco 12 4 5 3 16 13 +3 17
15 Ferro Carril Oeste (GP) 12 5 5 2 15 10 +5 20 Qualified third from First Stage
16 Concepción FC 12 5 4 3 19 13 +6 19
Source: AFA

Second Stage[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Unión Aconquija 4–1 Concepción FC 1–0 3–1
Sol de América (F) 2–4 Ferro Carril Oeste (GP) 1–3 1–1
San Martín (T) 3–3 Guaraní Antonio Franco 1–2 2–1
Defensores de Belgrano (VR) 5–2 Sportivo Las Parejas 2–2 3–0
Deportivo Madryn 1–3 Sportivo Belgrano 0–1 1–2
Unión (VK) 1–2 Juventud Antoniana 1–1 0–1
Libertad (S) 4–4 Independiente (N) 4–3 0–1
Alvarado 1–1 Mitre (SdE) 1–1 0–0

Third Stage[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Unión Aconquija 5–4 Ferro Carril Oeste (GP) 2–1 3–3
San Martín (T) 2–2 Sportivo Belgrano 1–0 1–2
Defensores de Belgrano (VR) 1–2 Juventud Antoniana 1–2 0–0
Libertad (S) 8–5 Alvarado 6–3 2–2

Fourth Stage[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Unión Aconquija 3–2 Juventud Antoniana 1–1 2–1
San Martín (T) 3–0 Libertad (S) 1–0 2–0

Fifth Stage[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Unión Aconquija 2–4 San Martín (T) 0–1 2–3

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[4]
1 Argentina Matías Zbrun Libertad (S) 13
2 Argentina Gustavo Balvorín Juventud Antoniana 12
3 Argentina Ramón Lentini San Martín (T) 11
Argentina Diego Martínez Unión Aconquija
4 Argentina Unión Aconquija Juventud Antoniana 10
5 Uruguay Williams Peralta Mitre (SdE) 9

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 9 de Julio de Morteros no jugará el Federal A 2016
  2. ^ FEDERAL A: Unión de Mar del Plata dejará de competir profesionalmente
  3. ^ a b c "Torneo Federal A - Forma de disputa" (in Spanish).
  4. ^ "Top Scorers Torneo Federal A 2016". AFA.

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