Primera B Nacional

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Primera B Nacional
Primera B Nacional logo.png
Country  Argentina
Confederation CONMEBOL
Founded 1986; 29 years ago (1986)
Number of teams 22
Level on pyramid 2
Promotion to Primera División
Relegation to Primera B Metropolitana
Torneo Federal A
Current champions Atlético Tucumán
Most championships Olimpo
Banfield (3 titles)
Top goalscorer Adrián Czornomaz (160)[1]
TV partners Canal 7
Website Official webpage
2015 season

Primera B Nacional (usually called simply Nacional B, in English National B Division) is the second most important category of Argentine football organized by the Argentine Football Association.

It is played by teams from all over the country. Clubs from Buenos Aires surroundings, as well as some from Santa Fe province, are promoted from or relegated to the Primera B Metropolitana (Metropolitan B Division) while for teams from the other provinces the Torneo Argentino A (Argentine A Tournament) is the next level down. In the league system of Argentine football, Nacional B is the second-highest league, and from it the three best teams are automatically promoted to Primera División.


It was created in 1985 to integrate unaffiliated clubs into the of Argentine football structure, which until then had only participated in Nacional championships of Argentina's First Division tournament. It brought together teams from the old Primera B (until then, the second division) and regional leagues from several Argentine provinces.

After the 1985/86 season, the Primera B Nacional became the second hierarchical football league in Argentina's professional football, after the First Division, and it is above the Torneo Argentino A and the Primera B or Primera B Metropolitana, the last one started to act as a third division for the teams directly affiliated to AFA.


For the 2014 season, teams participating are divided into two zones, A and B, playing each other a double round-robin tournament, where every club plays every other club twice, once at home and once away for a total of 20 fixtures. Teams receive three points for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points. At the end of the tournament, the five best placed teams of each zone will directly promote to Primera División. There won't be relegations at the end of the season.[2]

With the addition of ten teams promoted, a total of 30 teams will took part of the 2015 Primera División tournament.[3][4]

Current teams[edit]

Teams for the 2015 season:

Club City Stadium
All Boys Floresta Islas Malvinas
Atlético Tucumán Tucumán Monumental José Fierro
Boca Unidos Corrientes José Antonio Romero Feris
Central Córdoba (SdE) Santiago del Estero Alfredo Terrera
Chacarita Juniors Villa Maipú Chacarita Juniors Stadium
Douglas Haig Pergamino Miguel Morales
Estudiantes (SL) San Luis Héctor Odicino-Pedro Benoza
Ferro Carril Oeste Buenos Aires Arquitecto Ricardo Etcheverry
Guillermo Brown Puerto Madryn Raúl Conti
Gimnasia y Esgrima (M) Mendoza Víctor Legrotaglie
Gimnasia y Esgrima Jujuy 23 de Agosto
Guaraní Antonio Franco Posadas Clemente Fernandez de Oliveira
Independiente Rivadavia Mendoza Bautista Gargantini
Instituto Córdoba Presidente Perón
Juventud Unida (G) Gualeguaychú Estadio Luis Delfino
Los Andes Lomas de Zamora Estadio Eduardo Gallardón
Paraná Paraná Pedro Mutio
Patronato Paraná Presbítero Bartolomé Grella
Santamarina Tandil Municipal Gral. San Martín
Sportivo Belgrano San Francisco Oscar Boero
Unión (MdP) Mar del Plata José María Minella
Villa Dálmine Campana Villa Dálmine



Season Champion Runner-up Third Place
1986-87 Deportivo Armenio Banfield Belgrano
1987-88 Deportivo Mandiyú San Martin (T) Chaco For Ever
1988-89 Chaco For Ever Unión Colón
1989-90 Huracán Lanús Quilmes
1990-91 Quilmes Belgrano Banfield
1991-92 Lanús San Martin (T) Almirante Brown
1992-93 Banfield Gimnasia y Tiro Central Córdoba
1993-94 Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) Talleres (C) Instituto
1994-95 Estudiantes (LP) Colón San Martin (T)
1995-96 Huracán (C) Unión Atlético Tucumán
1996-97 Argentinos Juniors Gimnasia y Tiro Talleres (C)
1997-98 Talleres (C) Belgrano Aldosivi
1998-99 Instituto Chacarita Juniors Juventud Antoniana
1999-00 Huracán Los Andes Almagro
2000–01 Banfield Nueva Chicago Argentinos Juniors
2001–02 Olimpo Arsenal Huracán (TA)
2002–03 Atlético de Rafaela Quilmes Argentinos Juniors
2003–04 Instituto Almagro Huracán (TA)
2004–05 Tiro Federal Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) Huracán
2005–06 Godoy Cruz Nueva Chicago Belgrano
2006–07 Olimpo San Martín (SJ) Huracán
2007–08 San Martín (T) Godoy Cruz Unión
2008–09 Atlético Tucumán Chacarita Juniors Atlético de Rafaela
2009–10 Olimpo Quilmes Atlético de Rafaela
2010–11 Atlético de Rafaela Unión San Martín (SJ)
2011–12 River Plate Quilmes Instituto
2012–13 Rosario Central Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) Olimpo
2013–14 Banfield Defensa y Justicia Independiente
(No champion crowned)
2015 Atlético Tucumán Patronato Ferro Carril Oeste

Titles by club[edit]

Team Titles Years won
Banfield 3 1992-93, 2000–01, 2013–14
Olimpo 3 2001–02, 2006–07, 2009–10
Atlético de Rafaela 2 2002–03, 2010–11
Huracán 2 1989-90, 1999-00
Instituto (C) 2 1998-99, 2003–04
Atlético Tucumán 2 2008–09, 2015
Argentinos Juniors 1 1996-97
Deportivo Armenio 1 1986-87
Deportivo Mandiyú 1 1987-88
Chaco For Ever 1 1988-89
Estudiantes (LP) 1 1994-95
Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 1 1993-94
Godoy Cruz 1 2005–06
Huracán (C) 1 1995-96
Lanús 1 1991-92
Quilmes 1 1990-91
River Plate 1 2011–12
Rosario Central 1 2012–13
San Martín (T) 1 2007–08
Talleres (C) 1 1997-98
Tiro Federal 1 2004–05

Top scorers[edit]

Season Player Team Goals
1986–87 Argentina José Raúl Iglesias Huracán 36
1987–88 Argentina Daniel Leani Quilmes 24
1988–89 Argentina Daniel Aquino Banfield 24
Argentina Sergio Recchiutti Almirante Brown 24
1989–90 Argentina Juan Almada Defensa y Justicia
Argentina Abel Blasón Quilmes
1990–91 Argentina Roberto Oste Defensa y Justicia 24
1991–92 Argentina Carlos Cardozo Almirante Brown 26
1992–93 Argentina Miguel Amaya Gimnasia y Tiro (S) 21
1993–94 Argentina Dante Fernández Quilmes 29
1994–95 Argentina Alejandro Abaurre Godoy Cruz 29
1995–96 Argentina Adrián Czornomaz Los Andes 22
1996–97 Honduras Eduardo Bennett Argentinos Juniors 23
1997–98 Argentina Alejandro Glaría Banfield 30
1998–99 Argentina Adrián Czornomaz Atlético Tucumán 26
1999–00 Argentina Gastón Casas Huracán 30
2000–01 Argentina Daniel Jiménez Instituto 23
2001–02 Argentina Diego Ceballos Gimnasia y Esgrima (CdU) 26
2002–03 Argentina Daniel Giménez Godoy Cruz
Argentina Diego Torres Quilmes
2003–04 Argentina Julio Bevacqua CAI 13
2004–05 Argentina Rubén Ramírez Tiro Federal 15
2005–06 Argentina Daniel Bazán Vera Unión (SF) 18
2006–07 Argentina Ismael Blanco Olimpo 29
2007–08 Argentina Cristian Milla Chacarita Juniors
Argentina Leandro Zárate Unión
2008–09 Argentina Luis Rodríguez Atlético Tucumán 20
2009–10 Argentina Leandro Armani Tiro Federal 19
2010–11 Argentina César Carignano Atlético de Rafaela 21
2011-12 Argentina Gonzalo Castillejos Rosario Central 26
2012-13 Argentina Luis Rodríguez Atlético Tucumán 20
2013-14 Argentina Juan M. Lucero Defensa y Justicia 24
2014 Argentina Ramón Ábila Huracán
Argentina Nicolás Mazzola Instituto (C)
2015 Argentina Fernando Zampedri Juventud Unida (G)


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