Campeonato de Fútbol Femenino

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Campeonato de Fútbol Femenino
Country Argentina
Confederation CONMEBOL (South América)
Founded 1991
Number of teams 12
International cup(s) Copa Libertadores de Fútbol Femenino
Current champions UAI Urquiza
(2016)
Most championships Boca Juniors (23 titles)
Website AFA
2017 season

The Campeonato de Fútbol Femenino[1] is the main league competition for women's football (soccer) in Argentina. The Argentine Football Association (AFA) created the competition in 1991. The winner of the playoff between the Apertura and of the Clausura champions compete in the following years Copa Libertadores.

History[edit]

The competition was first played in 1991.[2] The first champions were River Plate.[3] 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.[4]

Format[edit]

The competition is divided in two single round-robin tournaments each year, the Apertura and the Clausura.[5] Apertura last from autumn to next year's spring, the clausura last from spring to autumn. Each one is played by ten teams.[5] The champion of each tournament is the team that finishes with the most points.[5]

List of champions[edit]

Below is the list of champions:[3]

Annual champions:

Year Champions
1991 River Plate
1992 Boca Juniors
1993 River Plate
1994 River Plate
1995 River Plate
1996 River Plate
1997 River Plate
1998 Boca Juniors
1999 Boca Juniors
2000 Boca Juniors

Apertura and clausura champions.

Year Apertura champions
(starting in autumn)
Clausura champions
(starting in spring)
Copa Libertadores playoff winner (result)
2001–02 Boca Juniors Boca Juniors
2002–03 River Plate River Plate
2003–04 Boca Juniors Boca Juniors
2004–05 Boca Juniors Boca Juniors
2005–06 Boca Juniors Boca Juniors
2006–07 Boca Juniors Boca Juniors
2007–08 Boca Juniors Boca Juniors
2008–09 San Lorenzo River Plate San Lorenzo (5–0)
2009–10 Boca Juniors River Plate Boca Juniors (1–0)
2010–11 Boca Juniors Boca Juniors Boca qualifies without playoff[6]
2011–12 Boca Juniors UAI Urquiza Boca Juniors (7-0)
2012–13 Boca Juniors Boca Juniors Boca qualifies without playoff

Apertura and Clausura were renamed in 2013. They are now referred to as Torneo Inicial and Torneo Final.

Created in 2009, the Women's Copa Libertadores gathers the champions of each of the 10 countries that conform the CONMEBOL. In Argentina, the winner of a play-off between the Apertura and Clausura winners decides which teams participates in the international competition

Titles by team[edit]

23 titles
10 titles
3 titles
2 titles

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reglamento Campeonato de Futbol Femenino 2008-2009" (PDF) (in Spanish). AFA. Retrieved August 27, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Boca Juniors se coronó campeón del Clausura" (in Spanish). AFA. August 1, 2009. Retrieved August 25, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Osvaldo José Gorgazzi (July 9, 2009). "Argentina - List of Women Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved August 25, 2009. 
  4. ^ "River Plate se coronó campeón del Clausura femenino" (in Spanish). AFA. August 24, 2009. Retrieved August 25, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b c Hans Schöggl (July 9, 2009). "Argentina (Women) 2008/09". RSSSF. Retrieved August 25, 2009. 
  6. ^ "¡Humillen, chicas!" (in Spanish). ole.com.ar. July 30, 2011. Retrieved September 6, 2011. qualified to Copa Libertadores 2nd year in a row 
  7. ^ http://www.clarin.com/deportes/UAI-Urquiza-Boca-campeon-femenino_0_1308469478.html
  8. ^ "Con perfume de mujer: San Lorenzo es campeón de AFA" (in Spanish). diariouno.com.ar. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "Futbol Femenino: UAI Urquiza tricampeón" (in Spanish). clarin.com. 25 July 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 

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