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ARGENTINA PRIMERA DIVISION A (FOR WOMEN)

The Primera A is the main league competition for women’s football in Argentina. It was founded in 1991 under the administration of the Argentine Football Association (AFA). Being the pride of women’s football in this southern American country, the influence of the Argentina Championship Women is more and more becoming popular.

WHAT IS ARGENTINA CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN?

Argentina Championship Women is the abbreviated name of the Campeonato de Fútbol Femenino or the Primera División A. This is the highest league competition of the women’s football system in Argentina. The tournament is ruled by the Argentine Football Association (AFA) with its first edition held in 1991.

Since 2016, the name Campeonato de Fútbol Femenino has been changed into the Primera Division A because a new second-highest league Primera Division B was created. 

Teams participating in the Primera A are from the region of Buenos Aires, which includes the Autonomous city, Greater Buenos Aires, and La Plata. Boca Juniors is the most successful club with 24 titles won in the competition.  

 

Campeonato de Fútbol FemeninoCampeonato de Fútbol Femenino

HISTORY OF THE PRIMERA A

Initially, the Campeonato de Fútbol Femenino was first played in 1991 with 8 participating teams. River Plate won the first championship. Since 2009, the best team in the league has the right to join the Copa Libertadores de Fútbol Femenino.

From the 2011-12 edition, the AFA allowed non-affiliated clubs to play in the competition as guest teams. Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) and Vélez Sársfield de Mercedes were the first clubs in that condition to take part in the league. 

It was declared that the Argentine Primera Division A Women would become professional from the 2019-20 season. The Association committed to giving each club AR$ 125,000 for players' salaries. The AFA's facilities can be used by clubs that don't have a venue to host their home games as well.  

 

Boca Juniors win Primera ABoca Juniors win Primera A

HOW IS THE FORMAT OF THE ARGENTINA CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN?

Since the 2019-20 season (Torneo Rexona), the Primera A has had three stages called Fase Clasificatoria, Fase Campeonato, and Fase Permanencia. 

The first phase (Fase Clasificatoria) is contested by the 17 participating clubs. Teams play in a single round-robin format. At the end of the competition, teams ranked from 1st to 8th qualify for the Fase Campeonato while the rest nine play in the Fase Permanencia. 

The Fase Campeonato features the 8 best clubs from the first stage. It is played in a double round-robin tournament. The team that has the most points at the end of the stage is crowned champion and promoted to Copa Libertadores Femenina. 

The Fase Permanencia includes nine teams placed 9th to 17th in the Fase Clasificatoria (Qualification stage). Teams play a double round-robin tournament. The three worst clubs are relegated to the Primera B ( Second Division). 

WHICH TEAMS ARE TAKING PART IN THE 2020-21 PRIMERA A WOMEN?

Club

City

Boca Juniors

Buenos Aires

Estudiantes

La Plata

Excursionistas

Buenos Aires

Gimnasia y Esgrima

La Plata

Huracán

Buenos Aires

Independiente

Avellaneda

Lanús

Lanús

Platense

Florida

El Porvenir

Gerli

Racing

Avellaneda

River Plate

Buenos Aires

Rosario Central

Rosario

San Lorenzo

Buenos Aires

Social Atlético Televisión

Moreno

UAI Urquiza

Villa Lynch

Defensores de Belgrano

Buenos Aires

Villa San Carlos

Berisso

LIST OF CHAMPIONS IN RECENT YEARS

Season

Champions

Runners-up

2010 Cl

River Plate

Boca Juniors

2010 Ap

Boca Juniors

River Plate

2011 Cl

Boca Juniors

River Plate

2011 Ap

Boca Juniors

Estudiantes (LP)

2012 Cl

UAI Urquiza

Boca Juniors

2012 Ap

Boca Juniors

River Plate

2013 Cl

Boca Juniors

UAI Urquiza

2013 In

Boca Juniors

San Lorenzo

2014 Fi

UAI Urquiza

Boca Juniors

2015

San Lorenzo

UAI Urquiza

2016

San Lorenzo

Boca Juniors

2016–17

River Plate

Boca Juniors

2017–18

UAI Urquiza

Boca Juniors

2018–19

UAI Urquiza

Boca Juniors

2019–20

cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020

Boca Juniors

River Plate

TITLES BY CLUBS 

Club

Titles

Winning years

Boca Juniors

24

1992, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Ap, 2002 Cl, 2003 Ap, 2004 Cl, 2004 Ap, 2005 Cl, 2005 Ap, 2006 Cl, 2007 Ap, 2007 Cl, 2007 Ap, 2008 Cl, 2009 Ap, 2010 Ap, 2011 Cl, 2011 Ap, 2012 Ap, 2013 Cl, 2013 In, 2020

River Plate

11

1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002 Ap, 2003 Cl, 2009 Cl, 2010 Cl, 2016–17

UAI Urquiza

5

2012 Cl, 2014 Fi, 2016, 2017–18, 2018–19

San Lorenzo

2

2008 Ap, 2015

Note:

  • Ap: Apertura
  • Cl: Clausura
  • In: Inicial
  • Fi: Final

 

REFERENCE SOURCES

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campeonato_de_F%C3%BAtbol_Femenino