List of Argentine Primera División top scorers
This is a list of Argentine Primera División top scorers, that enumerates all players that have finished a season as top goalscorers in the top level of the Argentine football league system from 1891 (the year that the first championship was disputed) to date.
|1||Arsenio Erico ||1933-47||334||88%|
|2||Angel Labruna ||1939-59||293||515||57%|
|7||Martín Palermo ||1992–2000, 2004–11||227||330||68%|
|8||José Sanfilippo||1953–63, 1966–67, 1972||226||405||56%|
|10||Oscar Más||1964-77, 1979, 1982, 1985||215||429||50%|
|Carlos Bianchi||1967-72, 1980-84||324||64%|
Top scorers by year
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- The youngest player ever to become top scorer in the Argentine Primera was Diego Maradona in the 1978 Metropolitano tournament at the age of 17.
- Héctor Horacio Scotta scored the most goals in a single calendar year, with 60 in 1975.
- Arsenio Erico is the only player to score more than 40 goals in a single tournament, he managed the feat twice in 1937, with 47 goals and in 1938 with 43 goals.
- José Sanfilippo and Diego Maradona are the only players to have been top scorer on four consecutive occasions.
- Pedro Pablo Pasculli and Diego Latorre became top scorers with the least goals, they only needed to score 9 times to claim their titles.
- Carlos Bianchi holds the record for the longest period in the top scorers list, his first came in the 1970 Nacional and his last came in 1981 Nacional, a gap of 11 years.
- Bianchi also holds the record for the longest gap between titles, he waited nearly ten years between his 1971 Metropolitano and his 1981 Nacional titles.
- Martín Palermo holds the record for goals in a season of 19 matches. His 20 goals in the 1998 Apertura also made him the first player to average more than 1 goal per match since Juan Gómez Voglino in 1973.
- Paraguayan Arsenio Erico and Uruguayan Enzo Francescoli are the two foreigners to have been top scorer of Argentina on the most occasions. Erico was the top scorer three times in a row (between 1937 and 1939), while Francescoli was the top scorer in the 1984 Metropolitano, the 1985–1986 season, and in the 1994 Apertura.
- Rolando and Mauro Zárate are the only brothers to have both been top scorer in the Argentine Primera.
- When Lisandro López claimed the 2004 Apertura title, he became the first Racing Club player to be top scorer in 35 years.
- In 2009 José Sand became the first player to become top scorer in consecutive tournaments since Diego Maradona in 1980.
- The Buenos Aires English High School changed its name to "Alumni" in 1901.
- The Federación Amateurs de Football (FAF) was a rival association that organized its own championships from 1912 to 1914.
- The Asociación Amateurs de Football (AAm) was a rival association that organized its own championships from 1919 to 1926.
- The Liga Argentina de Football (LAF) was a dissident league that organised the first professional championships from 1931 to 1934. In 1935 it merged with the official AFA league (that remained amateur). As a result, all the AFA teams were relegated to the second division.
- Copa de Honor
- Copa Campeonato
- Argentina list of Topscorers Archived 2009-06-08 at the Wayback Machine.
- Goleadores argentinos de todas las épocas 1931-2010, Guillermo Gasparini
- Revista de la AFA, p. 13 Archived 2014-12-23 at the Wayback Machine., Jul 2013
- "Labruna gritó otro gol 67 años después", Clarín, 2 August 2008
- 34 goals with Estudiantes L.P. and 193 with Boca Juniors (International Goals aren't part of Primera División Argentina totals), As of May 29, 2011.
- "Martín Palermo" (in Spanish). Olé.com.ar. Retrieved May 29, 2011.
- Argentine list of Topscorers - RSSSF Archived 2009-06-08 at the Wayback Machine.
- Goleadores del campeonato Argentino at Misceléanes del Fútbol website