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1929 in Argentine football

1929 saw the 35 teams that formed the Primera División divided into two groups. The top 2 of each group qualified for the final stages of the tournament, which was eventually won by Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP).

The season was marred by mass abandonment of games, defending Argentine champion Huracán withdrew from 8 of its fixtures leaving them to finish in 14th place in the group. Several other teams withdrew from multiple games.[1] Abandonments of games, discontinuations, and withdrawals were quite common in these early seasons (cf., for instance, the second half of the 1930 season [2]).

The Argentina national team won a new edition of Copa América.

Primera División

Colegiales returned to the first division after winning the Primera B championship last year.

Group A

Pos Team Pts G W D L Gf Ga Gd
1 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 28 17 14 0 3 33 11 +22
2 River Plate 27 17 12 3 2 28 11 +17
3 Lanús 24 17 8 8 1 31 17 +14
4 Racing Club 24 17 10 4 3 24 17 +7
5 Almagro 21 17 8 5 4 19 18 +1
6 Talleres (BA) 19 17 7 5 5 16 13 +3
7 San Fernando 17 17 6 5 6 31 20 +11
8 Colegiales 17 17 5 7 5 28 28 0
9 El Porvenir 17 17 7 3 7 19 26 -7
10 Estudiantes (LP) 16 17 7 2 8 32 20 +12
11 Tigre 15 17 5 5 7 28 23 +5
12 Argentino del Sud 15 17 6 3 8 14 24 -10
13 Banfield 14 17 5 4 8 18 23 -5
14 Huracán 13 17 6 1 10 26 11 +15
15 Atlanta 11 17 4 3 10 10 24 -14
16 San Isidro 9 17 3 3 11 14 36 -22
17 Estudiantes (BA) 8 17 2 4 11 8 41 -33
18 Platense 7 17 3 1 13 7 23 -16

Group B

Pos Team Pts G W D L Gf Ga Gd
1 Boca Juniors 27 16 13 1 2 31 11 +20
2 San Lorenzo 27 16 12 3 1 42 15 -27
3 Independiente 20 16 7 6 3 38 18 +20
4 Estudiantil Porteño 20 16 8 4 4 26 21 +5
5 Chacarita Juniors 20 16 8 4 4 23 20 +3
6 Vélez Sarsfield 20 16 9 2 5 23 21 +2
7 Argentinos Juniors 15 16 5 5 6 16 22 -6
8 Barracas Central 15 16 7 1 8 16 30 -14
9 Sportivo Palermo 14 16 6 2 8 14 21 -7
10 Quilmes 14 16 6 2 8 8 26 -18
11 Defensores de Belgrano 12 16 4 4 8 12 18 -6
12 Sportivo Buenos Aires 12 16 4 4 8 20 19 +1
13 Excursionistas 12 16 5 2 9 20 33 -13
14 Argentino de Quilmes 11 16 4 3 9 16 17 -1
15 Argentino de Banfield 11 16 3 5 8 21 28 -7
16 Ferro Carril Oeste 10 16 2 6 8 23 25 -2
17 Sportivo Barracas 10 16 3 4 9 13 17 -4

As Boca Juniors and San Lorenzo finished level on points, they needed a playoff to decide which team went to the final and which to the 3rd/4th place playoff.

Playoff

19 January 1930
Boca Juniors 2-2 San Lorenzo
Kuko Goal
Evaristo Goal
D. García Goal
Arrieta Goal

26 January 1930
Boca Juniors 2-2 San Lorenzo
Evaristo Goal
Muttis Goal
D. García Goal
Foresto Goal

2 February 1930
Boca Juniors 3-1 San Lorenzo
Evaristo Goal (2)
Moreyras Goal
Report Carricaberry Goal

Third place

9 February 1930
River Plate wp/lp [3] San Lorenzo
Report

Final

9 February 1930
Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 2-1 Boca Juniors
Maleanni Goal 62', 70' Report Di Gianno (o.g.) Goal 30'

Lower divisions

Primera B

  • Champion: Honor y Patria (Bernal)

Primera C

  • Champion: Gimnasia y Esgrima (Lanús)

Argentina national team

Argentina won its 4th. Copa América, hosted at home. The team also won other minor championships such as Copa Cámara de Diputados Argentina and Copa Centro Automovilístico Uruguayo but lost the Copa Lipton and Copa Newton to Uruguay.

Copa Lipton

28 September 1929
Argentina  0-0 [4]  Uruguay
Report

Copa Newton

20 September 1929
Argentina  1-2  Uruguay
Report

Copa América

3 November 1929
Argentina  3-0
Peucelle Goal 27'
Zumelzú Goal 38', 58'

10 November 1929
Argentina  4-1  Paraguay
Evaristo Goal 7'
M. Ferreira Goal 24', 48'
Cherro Goal 50'
Domínguez Goal 56'

17 November 1929
Argentina  2-0  Uruguay
M. Ferreira Goal 14'
Evaristo Goal 77'
Report

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