Torneo Federal A
|Number of teams||35|
|Level on pyramid||3|
|Promotion to||Primera B Nacional|
|Relegation to||Torneo Federal B|
|Domestic cup(s)||Copa Argentina|
Central Córdoba (SdE) |
San Martín (T)
Club de Gimnasia y Tiro
Central Córdoba (SdE)
(1 title each)
The Torneo Federal A (in English "Federal A Tournament") was founded in 2014 as a result of a change in the structure of the Argentine football league system, is one of the two leagues that form the regionalised third level of the Argentine football league system. Clubs in the Torneo Federal have indirect membership in AFA, while clubs in the Primera B Metropolitana (the other third division) have direct membership in AFA. All teams with indirect membership are from outside the city of Buenos Aires and its metropolitan area (Greater Buenos Aires), while most of the direct members are from the aforementioned area.
- 1 Format (2018–19 season)
- 2 Participating teams (2018–19 season)
- 3 List of champions
- 4 Titles by club
- 5 Seasons in Torneo Argentino A
- 6 Top scorers
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Format (2018–19 season)
The teams were divided into four (4) zones with nine (9) teams (a total of 36 teams) in each zone and it was played in a round-robin tournament whereby each team played each one of the other teams two times. The teams placed 1º to 4º from each zone qualified for the Second Stage. The remaigning twenty three (20) teams qualify for the Revalida Stage.
The teams were divided into two (2) zones with eight (8) teams each and it was played in a round-robin tournament whereby each team played each one of the other teams one time. The teams placed 1º and 2º and the best 3º team from the two zones qualified for the Third Stage or Pentagonal Final. The remaining team placed 3º qualify for the Third Phase of the Revalida Stage. The other ten (10) teams qualify for the Second Phase of the Revalida Stage.
The five (5) teams that qualified for the third stage or Pentagonal Final play in a round-robin tournament whereby each team played each one of the other teams one time. The winner was declared champion and automatically promoted to the Primera B Nacional. The other four (4) teams qualify for the Fourth Phase of the Revalida Stage.
The Revalida Stage is divided in several phases: First, the twenty (20) teams that did not qualified for the Championship Stages were divided into the same four zones of the First Stage and it was played in a round-robin tournament whereby each team played each one of the other teams two times. The team placed 1º of each zone qualified for the Second Phase. The second phase is played between the four teams that qualified from the First Phase and the ten teams that qualified from the Second Stage of the Championship Stage. The seven winners qualify for the Third Phase.
The Third Phase is played between the seven teams that qualified from the Second Phase and the team that qualified from the Second Stage of the Championship Stage. The four winners qualify for the Fourth Phase.
The Fourth Phase is played between the four teams that qualified from the Third Phase and the four teams that qualified from the Third Stage of the Championship Stage. The four winners qualify for the Fifth Phase. The Fifth and Sixth Phase is played between the remaining teams and aims to get the Second promotion to the Primera B Nacional.
After the First Phase of the Revalida Stage a table was drawn up with the average of points obtained in the First Stage and the First Phase of the Revalida Stage. It is determined by dividing the points by the number of games played and the bottom team of each four zones was relegated to the Torneo Federal B. Also, another table was drawn up with the remaining teams that played the Revalida Stage and the bottom four teams were relegated to the Torneo Federal B. Giving a total of eight teams relegated.
Participating teams (2018–19 season)
|Alvarado||Mar del Plata||Buenos Aires||(None) 1|
|Cipolletti||Cipolletti||Río Negro||La Visera de Cemento|
|Deportivo Madryn||Puerto Madryn||Chubut||Coliseo del Golfo|
|Deportivo Roca||General Roca||Río Negro||Luis Maiolino|
|Ferro Carril Oeste||General Pico||La Pampa||El Coloso del Barrio Talleres|
|Independiente||Neuquén||Neuquén||José Rosas y Perito Moreno|
|Sansinena||General Cerri||Buenos Aires||Luis Molina|
|Sol de Mayo||Viedma||Río Negro||El Coliseo|
|Villa Mitre||Bahía Blanca||Buenos Aires||El Fortín|
1 Play their home games at Estadio José María Minella.
|Atlético Paraná||Paraná||Entre Ríos||Pedro Mutio|
|Defensores de Belgrano||Villa Ramallo||Buenos Aires||Salomón Boeseldín|
|Deportivo Camioneros||General Rodríguez||Hugo Moyano|
|Douglas Haig||Pergamino||Miguel Morales|
|Gimnasia y Esgrima||Concepción del Uruguay||Entre Ríos||Manuel y Ramón Núñez|
|Juventud Unida||Gualeguaychú||Luis Delfino|
|Sportivo Las Parejas||Las Parejas||Santa Fe||Fortaleza del Lobo|
|Deportivo Maipú||Maipú||Mendoza||Higinio Sperdutti|
|Desamparados||San Juan||San Juan||El Serpentario|
|Estudiantes||Río Cuarto||Córdoba||Ciudad de Río Cuarto|
|Estudiantes||San Luis||San Luis||Héctor Odicino - Pedro Benoza|
|Huracán Las Heras||Las Heras||Mendoza||General San Martín|
|Juventud Unida Universitario||San Luis||San Luis||Mario Diez|
|San Lorenzo||Catamarca||Catamarca||Malvinas Argentinas|
|Sportivo Belgrano||San Francisco||Córdoba||Oscar Boero|
|Altos Hornos Zapla||Palpalá||Jujuy||Emilio Fabrizzi|
|Boca Unidos||Corrientes||Corrientes||Leoncio Benítez|
|Chaco For Ever||Resistencia||Chaco||Juan Alberto García|
|Crucero del Norte||Garupá||Misiones||Andrés Guacurarí|
|Gimnasia y Tiro||Salta||Salta||Gigante del Norte|
|Juventud Antoniana||Salta||Salta||Fray Honorato Pistoia|
|San Jorge||San Miguel de Tucumán||Tucumán||Senador Luis Cruz|
|San Martín||Formosa||Formosa||17 de Octubre|
List of champions
|2015||Talleres (C)||Juventud Unida Universitario||Unión (S)|
|2016||San Martín (T)||Unión Aconquija||Juventud Antoniana|
|2016–17||Agropecuario Argentino||Mitre (SdE)||Gimnasia y Esgrima (M)|
|2017–18||Central Córdoba (SdE)||Gimnasia y Esgrima (M)||Defensores de Belgrano (VR)|
Titles by club
|San Martín (T)||1||2016|
|Central Córdoba (SdE)||1||2017–18|
Seasons in Torneo Argentino A
- Note: Updated to 2018–19 season.
- Teams in bold currently playing in Torneo Federal A.
Top Scorers by Tournament
|2014||Hugo Troche||Sportivo Patria||16|
|Gustavo Balvorín||Juventud Antoniana|
|David Romero||San Lorenzo (A)|
|Adrián Toloza||Mitre (SdE)|
|2016||Matías Zbrun||Libertad (S)||13|
|2016–17||Pablo Palacios Alvarenga||Gimnasia y Esgrima (M)||21|
|2017–18||Pablo Palacios Alvarenga||Gimnasia y Esgrima (M)||21|
- "Torneo Federal A 2018–19 - Forma de disputa" (in Spanish).
- Torneo Argentino A website (in Spanish)
- Torneo Argentino A at AFA website (in Spanish)
- Ascenso del Interior (in Spanish)
- Interior Futbolero (in Spanish)
- Promiedos (in Spanish)
Torneo Argentino A
| Torneo Federal A