Exclusive Content:

Herath ‘spins’ Sri Lanka to the Semis

Sidelights - ICC World T20 | Sri Lanka Vs...

Mohun Bagan: The Oldest Athletic and Football club in India

A little known fact about Indian football is that...

Subimal Chuni Goswami: Captain of the 1962 Asian Games

Subimal Chuni Goswami is mostly known by his nickname...

All about Argentine Primera Division

The Primera Division is the top most professional football league in Argentina. It is also one of the oldest football leagues in the world as well. The league was established in 1891. AFL the AFA or the Argentine Football Association directly manages the league. Primera Division is directly affiliated with CONMEBOL, the Latin American football association. There are total 20 teams participate in the elite league and the relegated team after the end of each season plays for the Primera B Nacional championship. Copa Argentina, Supercopa Argentina and Copa Compeonato are the three major cups in the championship.

The top teams of the Primera Division play in the Copa Libertdores and Copa Sudamericana. Racing team is the current champion of the Primera Divison, although the River Plate club has the distinction of winning 36 titles which is the most by any team playing in the Primera Division. TV Publica and Canal 9 are the official broadcasters of the tournament. The official website for the tournament is afa.org.ar, which is available both in Spanish and in English. Normally the Primera Division season starts from August to May in the following year. The tournament every year has been divided in ‘Inicial’ and ‘Final’ tournaments.

Way back in 1891 the Association Argentine Football League was established by St. Andrew’s Scots School’s Alex Lamont, which is being the first ever football league outside the British Isles. The first ever Primera Division matches were played on 12th April 1891 between Buenos Aires FC and St. Andrew’s and between Old Caledonians and Belgrano FC. The professional look to the tournament was given in 1931 as 18 teams broke away from the amateur football and started a professional league. The current format of the Primera Division is based on the 1991-92 season of it.

The current participating teams and cities represented in the Primera Division are

  • Aldosivi – Mar del Plata
  • Argentinos Juniors – Buenos Aires
  • Arsenal – Sarandi
  • Atletico de Rafaela – Rafaela
  • Banfield – Banfield
  • Belgrano – Cordoba
  • Boca Juniors – Buenos Aires
  • Colon – Santa Fe
  • Crucero del Norte – Garupa
  • Defensa y Justicia – Florencio Varela
  • Estudiantes (LP) – La Plata
  • Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) – La Plata
  • Godoy Cruz – Mendoza
  • Huracan – Buenos Aires
  • Independiente – Avellaneda
  • Lanus – Lanus
  • Newell’s Old Boys – Rosario
  • Nueva Chicago – Buenos Aires
  • Olimpo – Bahia Blanca
  • Quilmes – Quilmes
  • Racing – Avellaneda
  • River Plate – Buenos Aires
  • Rosario Central – Rosario
  • San Lorenzo – Buenos Aires
  • San Martin (SJ) – San Juan
  • Sarmiento – Junin
  • Temperley – Temperley
  • Tigre – Victoria
  • Union – Santa Fe
  • Velez Sarsfield – Buenos Aires

Latest

Soccer Players and Eyewear: On and Off The Field

Soccer is not a game one would usually associate...

Madison Square Garden Bag Policy: What You Need to Know

Madison Square Garden is one of the most popular...

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024: Everything You Need to Know

The ICC Men's T20 World Cup is one of...

Game, Set, Dry Fast! The Rapid Rise of Fast Dry Clay Tennis Courts

What are Fast Dry Clay Courts? Fast dry clay tennis...

Newsletter

FIND YOUR PERFECT TENNIS PARTNER NEARBY IN LESS THAN 30 SECONDS

Must Check

Best Cooler for Kayaking: Keep Your Drinks and Snacks Cold on the Water

The Best Cooler for Kayaking is a crucial addition...

The Ultimate Guide: How to Transport a Kayak Safely and Hassle-Free

Transporting a kayak can feel overwhelming if you're unfamiliar...

Wetsuit for Kayaking: The Ultimate Guide to Master the Waves

When it comes to kayaking, one of the most...

Top 10 Fishing Kayaks of 2023: Unveiling the Best-Kept Secrets to Angling Success!

Welcome to Sportycious' ultimate guide on the best fishing...

Ultimate Kayaking Footwear: Discover the best Shoes for Paddling Perfection

Dive into the world of kayaking with confidence, as...

Don't miss

The Riches of Sport: Ranking the Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes [Richest Sportsman]

In a landscape where the Top Richest Sportsman in...

Luzhniki Stadium:

History and Description of Luzhniki Stadium Luzhniki Stadium as known...

Mohun Bagan: The Oldest Athletic and Football club in India

A little known fact about Indian football is that...

Football FA Cup: The oldest football competition in the world!

The Football Association Challenge Cup which is known worldwide...

Equipment and Skills Required for Cave Diving

After knowing that what exactly the Cave Diving is...
Editor
David Whisler, the maestro of editing at Sportycious, brings a touch of panache to the world of sports journalism. With an eagle eye for detail and a flair for enthralling storytelling, David ensures Sportycious remains the go-to destination for readers seeking an exhilarating and enlightening experience. When not juggling commas and semicolons, you'll find David enthusiastically supporting his favourite teams and indulging in his own sporting escapades.
spot_imgspot_img

Unraveling Dynamo Central Stadium: The Heartbeat of Moscow’s Vibrant Sporting Culture

Nestled in the heart of Russia's capital city, Moscow, Dynamo Central Stadium stands as an imposing testament to the country's rich sporting history. Established...

NSC Olimpiyskiy

The Olympic National Sports Complex (NSC Olimpiyskiy) located in Kyiv, Ukraine is a multi-use sports and recreation facility. This stadium is home to FC...

Discover the Thrilling World of McMahon Stadium: Your Ultimate Guide!

McMahon Stadium is one of the Canadian football stadiums situated in Calgary, Alberta. The stadium is owned by the University of Calgary and operated...