Primera D Metropolitana
|Number of teams||16|
|Level on pyramid||5|
|Promotion to||Primera C Metropolitana|
|Relegation to||Disaffiliation for one season|
Victoriano Arenas |
|Most championships||Sportivo Barracas (4 titles)|
|TV partners||TyC Sports|
The Primera D Metropolitana is one of two leagues that form the fifth division of the Argentine football league system. Made up of 16 clubs from the city of Buenos Aires and its metropolitan area (Greater Buenos Aires), the league is the only that remains amateur.
The other league at level five is the Torneo Federal C, where teams from regional leagues take part.
The winners of Primera D Metropolitana gain automatic promotion to Primera C. The club finishing in 2nd to 9th place behind enter a playoff series; the winner of which faces the club finishing second bottom in Primera C in a promotion/relegation playoff.
The team that finishes bottom of Primera D Metropolitana faces relegation. However, because Primera D Metropolitana is the lowest league in the Argentine football system relegation this means that the relegated team will not participate in the league system the following season.
Current teams (2018–19 season)
|Argentino (M)||Merlo||Greater Buenos Aires||Juan Carlos Brevia|
|Argentino (R)||Rosario||Santa Fe Province||José María Olaeta|
|Atlas||General Rodríguez||Buenos Aires Province||Ricardo Puga|
|Cambaceres||Ensenada||Buenos Aires Province||Defensores de Cambaceres|
|Central Ballester||José León Suárez||Greater Buenos Aires||(none)|
|Centro Español||Villa Sarmiento||Greater Buenos Aires||(none)|
|Claypole||Claypole||Greater Buenos Aires||Rodolfo Capocasa|
|Juventud Unida (SM)||San Miguel||Greater Buenos Aires||Franco Murggieri|
|Liniers||Villegas||Greater Buenos Aires||Juan Antonio Arias|
|Lugano||Tapiales||Greater Buenos Aires||C.A. Lugano|
|Muñiz||Muñiz||Greater Buenos Aires||(none)|
|Deportivo Paraguayo||Constitución||Buenos Aires||(none)|
|Puerto Nuevo||Campana||Buenos Aires Province||Rubén Vallejos|
|Real Pilar||Pilar||Greater Buenos Aires||Carlos Barraza|
|Yupanqui||Villa Lugano||Buenos Aires||(none)|
As precedents of the current league, there were tournaments disputed by youth divisions of some of the Primera División clubs, which took part from 1905 to 1926.
The first Primera D Metropolitana championship (under the name "Tercera de Ascenso") was held in 1950. The first champion was Liniers. In 1962 the tournament changed its name to "Primera de Aficionados", which lasted to 1974, when it was called "Primera D Metropolitana", which has remained to date.
Since the restructuring of the league system in 1986, the division became the fifth category of Argentine football (lower than Primera División, Primera B Nacional, Primera B Metropolitana and Primera C).
List of Champions
- A special tournament was played, where team from several categories competed together. The champion was Tiro Federal, promoting to Primera División B.
- Affiliated to AFA in 1963, remaining in the Association until 1965.
- The football team from the "Luz y Fuerza" trade union was located in Villa Udaondo and affiliated to AFA in 1964 under the name "Instituto Cultural y Deportivo Luz y Fuerza".
- The team from the Jewish organization of Argentina, got affiliated to AFA in 1953. The team disaffiliated in 1968, just one year after promoting to Primera C.
- Campeones de la Cuarta División, AFA website (Archive, 2013-08-13)
- Marcha atrás en el Ascenso: no se juega la fecha de la B Metropolitana y la Primera C, Clarín, 4 Mar 2017
- Argentina fourth level champions - RSSSF
- Campeones de la Quinta División (1986-), AFA website (Archive, 2013-08-13)
- "Desafiliados: General Mitre"
- Argentina - Primera C AFA 1971 by José Carluccio on Historia y Fútbol
- "Desafiliados: Luz y Fuerza", Piel de Ascenso, 14 Aug 2013
- "Querido ascenso - El año inolvidable de Macabi" by Guillermo Tagliaferri, Clarín, 10 Nov 2011