Name
Argentinian Primera División

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Established
1891 (126 years old)

First Recorded Event
2015-02-13

Sport
Soccer

Location
Argentina

Gender
Male

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Latest Results
Rosario Central - Boca Juniors (Sunday 08th November)
Tigre - Racing Club (Sunday 08th November)
Crucero del Norte - Aldosivi (Sunday 08th November)
Independiente - Vélez Sarsfield (Sunday 08th November)
River Plate - Newell's Old Boys (Sunday 08th November)
Lanús - Sarmiento (Sunday 08th November)
Nueva Chicago - Quilmes (Sunday 08th November)
Huracán - Belgrano (Sunday 08th November)
Estudiantes - Unión Santa Fe (Sunday 08th November)
San Martín de San Juan - Arsenal de Sarandí (Sunday 08th November)

Description

The Primera División (English: First Division) is a professional football league in Argentina. It is the country's premier football division and is at the top of the Argentine football league system. Contested by twenty clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Primera B Nacional. The season runs from August to May of the following year. Each season is divided into two tournaments, the Inicial and Final.

In 1891 the Association Argentine Football League was established by Alex Lamont of St. Andrew's Scots School, being the first football league outside of the British Isles. The first Primera División matches were played on 12 April 1891: Buenos Aires FC vs. St. Andrew's and Old Caledonians vs. Belgrano FC. The Primera División turned professional in 1931 when 18 clubs broke away from the amateur leagues to form a professional one. Since then, the season has been contested annually in four different formats and calendars. The league has been under its current format since the 1991–92 season.

Since the first championship held in 1891, 27 different clubs have been won the Primera División title at least once. The most successful club is River Plate, with 36 titles., which is also the current second place (Torneo De Transición 2014).

The Argentine championship was ranked in the top 10 as one of the strongest leagues in the world (for the 2001-2012 period) by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS). Argentina placed 7th after Premier League (England), La Liga (Spain), Serie A (Italy), Série A (Brazil), Bundesliga (Germany) and Ligue 1 (France).

Schedule
2015 Season

Teams
Aldosivi
Argentinos Juniors
Arsenal Sarandi
Atletico Rafaela
Atletico Tucuman
Banfield
Belgrano
Boca Juniors
Colon
Defensa y Justicia
Estudiantes de la
Gimnasia LP
Godoy Cruz
Huracan
Independiente
Lanus
Newells Old Boys
Olimpo
Patronato de Parana
Quilmes
Racing Club
River Plate
Rosario Central
San Lorenzo
San Martin San
Sarmiento
Talleres
Temperley
Tigre
Union
Velez Sarsfield

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