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Federación Argentina de Football

Federación Argentina de Football
Founded 14 June 1912 [1]
Folded December 23, 1914 (1914-12-23) [1]
Headquarters Buenos Aires
FIFA affiliation No
President Ricardo Aldao (1912-14)

The Federación Argentina de Football (FAF) was a dissident

  1. ^ a b c d Historia on AFA website
  2. ^ Campeones de Primera División, AFA website
  3. ^ Historia del Fútbol Amateur en la Argentina, by Jorge Iwanczuk. Published by Autores Editores (1992) – ISBN 9504343848
  4. ^ Argentina 1913 by Osvaldo Gorgazzi on
  5. ^ Argentina 1915 on


See also

First Division

Season Champion
1912 Porteño
1913 Estudiantes (LP)
1914 Porteño

Second Division

Season Champion
1912 Tigre
1913 Floresta
1914 Defensores de Belgrano


Nevertheless, a new breakup would come in 1919 when another dissident body, the Asociación Amateurs de Football, was established.

After both associations, FAF and AFA were merged on December 23, 1914,[1] there was a unique championship in 1915, with 25 teams taking part and four of them (Kimberley, Defensores de Belgrano, Comercio and Floresta) relegated at the end of the season.[5]

The next year, Hispano Argentino and Tigre were added to the competition, increasing the number of teams to 10.[4] By 1914 the number of teams decreased to 8 at the end of competition, because of the rejection of Tigre and Argentino de Quilmes.

Dissident clubs and founding members of FAF were Independiente, Porteño, Estudiantes (LP), Gimnasia y Esgrima (BA), Argentino de Quilmes, Atlanta, Kimberley (Villa Devoto) and Sociedad Sportiva Argentina. Independiente would be the first champion of the FAF in 1912.

The breakup came after a conflict between the president of Gimnasia y Esgrima de Buenos Aires, Ricardo Aldao, and the Argentine Football Association. As a result, several teams retired from the official body to form their own league,[3] therefore the FAF was officially established on June 14, 1912.[1]



  • History 1
  • Champions 2
    • First Division 2.1
    • Second Division 2.2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


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