Campeonato de Fútbol Femenino
|Number of teams||16|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||Primera B|
|International cup(s)||Copa Libertadores Femenina|
|Current champions||UAI Urquiza |
|Most championships||Boca Juniors (23 titles)|
The competition was named "Campeonato de Fútbol Femenino" until 2016, when a second division ("Primera B") was created so the championship was renamed to "Primera A" as it represents the first level on pyramid.
Teams contesting the championship are from the region of Buenos Aires, which includes the Autonomous city, Greater Buenos Aires and La Plata. Apart from this competition, other regional female leagues exist around Argentina.
Boca Juniors is the most successful club with 23 titles won to date.
The competition was first played in 1991, The first champions were River Plate. with 8 teams participating. Since 2009 a match is played between the Apertura and the Clausura champions, the winner of the match wins the right to compete in the Copa Libertadores de Fútbol Femenino.
Since the 2011–12 season, the Association allowed non-affiliate clubs to play in the tournament as guest teams. Therefore Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) and Vélez Sársfield de Mercedes where the first clubs in that condition to take part.
In March 2019, it was announced that the league will become professional since the 201920 season. The agreement was signed by President of AFA, Claudio Tapia, and Sergio Marchi (representing the footballers union). The Association committed to give each club AR$ 125,000 for players' salaries. The AFA's facilities can be also used by clubs which don't have a venue to host their home games.
For the 2018–19 season, the tournament has three stages, Fase Clasificatoria, Fase Campeonato and Fase Permanencia.
The first stage, "Fase Clasificatoria", is contested by the 16 participating teams, divided into two zones, A and B (eight teams each). Teams play in a single round-robin tournament. Clubs placed 1st to 4th in each group at the end of the competition, qualify to the next stage ("Fase Campeonato") while the rest eight clubs play the "Fase Permanencia".
The "Fase Campeonato" is contested by the eight qualified teams from the previous stage, playing a double round-robin tournament. The club earning most points at the end of the competition is crowned champion, also qualifying to Copa Libertadores Femenina.
The "Fase Permanencia" is contested by the eight teams placed 5th to 8th in the qualification stage (Clasificatoria). After a double robin tournament, the two worst placed teams are relegated to Primera B (second division).
Clubs registered for the 2018–19 season:
List of champions
Below is the list of women's Primera División champions:
|2001 Ap||Boca Juniors|
|2002 Cl||Boca Juniors|
|2002 Ap||River Plate|
|2003 Cl||River Plate|
|2003 Ap||Boca Juniors|
|2004 Cl||Boca Juniors|
|2004 Ap||Boca Juniors|
|2005 Cl||Boca Juniors|
|2005 Ap||Boca Juniors|
|2006 Cl||Boca Juniors|
|2006 Ap||Boca Juniors|
|2007 Cl||Boca Juniors|
|2007 Ap||Boca Juniors|
|2008 Cl||Boca Juniors|
|2008 Ap||San Lorenzo|
|2009 Cl||River Plate|
|2009 Ap||Boca Juniors|
|2010 Cl||River Plate|
|2010 Ap||Boca Juniors|
|2011 Cl||Boca Juniors|
|2011 Ap||Boca Juniors|
|2012 Cl||UAI Urquiza|
|2012 Ap||Boca Juniors|
|2013 Cl||Boca Juniors|
|2013 In||Boca Juniors|
|2014 Fi||UAI Urquiza|
Titles by team
|Boca Juniors||23||1992, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Ap, 2002 Cl, 2003 Ap, 2004 Cl, 2004 Ap, 2005 Cl, 2005 Ap, 2006 Cl, 2007 Ap, 2007 Cl, 2007 Ap, 2008 Cl, 2009 Ap, 2010 Ap, 2011 Cl, 2011 Ap, 2012 Ap, 2013 Cl, 2013 In|
|River Plate||11||1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002 Ap, 2003 Cl, 2009 Cl, 2010 Cl, 2016–17|
|UAI Urquiza||5||2012 Cl, 2014 Fi, 2016, 2017–18, 2018–19|
|San Lorenzo||2||2008 Ap, 2015|
- Reglamento de Fútbol Femenino 2018/19, Boletín n° 5536 on AFA website
- "Boca Juniors se coronó campeón del Clausura" (in Spanish). AFA. August 1, 2009. Retrieved August 25, 2009.
- Osvaldo José Gorgazzi. "Argentina - List of Women Champions". RSSSF.
- "River Plate se coronó campeón del Clausura femenino" (in Spanish). AFA. August 24, 2009. Retrieved August 25, 2009.
- Se firmó el acuerdo para que el fútbol femenino sea profesional en Argentina, Infobae
- Liga profesional de Fútbol Femenino on AFA website