List of Argentine football champions
The Argentina football champion is the winner of the highest league in Argentine football, the Primera División. The league season have had different formats, since the original double round-robin until the Torneo de Transición. The champion is the team with the most points at the end of the championship.
The first Argentine football champions, St. Andrew's and Old Caledonians, were crowned in 1891 in the first official championship. Alumni was the most successful club with 10 titles until its dissolution in 1911. River Plate is the most successful club having won 36 titles to date.
Primera División champions (1891–present)
Official championships recognised by the Argentine Football Association, including tournaments organized by dissident associations, such as the "Federación Argentina de Football" (FAF) (1912–14), the "Asociación Amateurs de Football" (AAmF) (1919–26) and the "Liga Argentina de Football" (LAF) (1931–34).
- H = Copa de Honor
- C = Copa Campeonato
- O = Copa de Oro
- Met = Metropolitano (1967–84)
- Nac = Nacional (1967–84)
- Ap = Apertura (1991–2012)
- Cl = Clausura (1991–2012)
- In = Inicial (2012–14)
- Fi = Final (2012–14)
- Tr = Transition (2014)
Titles by club
The list include all the titles won by each club since the first Primera División championship held in 1891.
- Championship organised by "The Argentine Association Football League", predecessor of current Argentine Football Association (established in 1893). That association was the oldest outside Great Britain, being dissolved that same year.
- The former and disbanded Association considered the title shared between both teams, in contrast to general opinion which held Saint Andrew's to be the champion because they won the final match, held to decide what team would be awarded with medals.
- Not to be confused with Club Atlético Lanús
- When Alumni won the 1900 title the club still named "English High School AC". In 1901 it was renamed due to the Football Association did not allow teams to use the same name as the school they represented to avoid advertising purposes.
- The Federación Argentina de Football (FAF) was a rival association that organized its own championships from 1912 to 1914.
- The Asociación Amateurs de Football (AAmF) was a rival association that organized its own championships from 1919 to 1926.
- The Liga Argentina de Football (LAF) was a dissident association that organized the first four professional championships between 1931 and 1934. In 1935 it merged with the amateur association Asociación Argentina de Football (AAF) whose teams were relegated to second division.
- In 1936 two single-round tournaments were played: The Copa de Honor (won by San Lorenzo) and Copa Campeonato (won by River Plate). At the end of both seasons, River and San Lorenzo played a final match for the "Copa de Oro", being River the winner. The Argentine Football Association recognized the three championships as individual honours for each club.
- Although there was an Apertura (Newell's Old Boys) and Clausura champion (Boca Juniors) this season, the half-year champions played in a two-legged final to determine the season champion, which finally was Newell's.
- Since 1991–92 season both Apertura and Clausura were official titles as individuals.
- Vélez was recognized as the champion of the entire season (2013-14) and awarded its 10th. Primera División title.
- Although River defeated San Lorenzo in the "Superfinal", this did not count as a new Primera División honour.
- In July 2013, The Argentine Football Association recognized the 1936 Copa de Oro won by River Plate as a Primera División honour. The information was also added to AFA's website. The Copa de Oro was a final played between the champions of previous competitions held that same year: River Plate (Copa Campeonato) and San Lorenzo (Copa de Honor Municipalidad de Buenos Aires). River won the final match by 4-2.
- In July 2013, The Argentine Football Association recognized the 1936 Copa de Honor won by San Lorenzo as a Primera División honour. The information was also added to AFA's website.
- The Argentine Football Association considered the Superfinal as an official Primera División championship (2012-13 season) so Vélez Sársfield awarded its 10th. title.
- Under the name "English High School AC"
- Campeones de Primera División on AFA website
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- Argentina 1891 by Eduardo Gorgazzi at RSSSF
- Argentina - Copa de Honor 1936 at RSSSF
- Argentina 1936 at RSSSF
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- "San Lorenzo y River, campeones!", Crónica, 5 July 2013 (Archive)
- "Vélez venció a Newell's y es el Supercampeón", Clarín, 29 Dec 2013