Tables

Explanations of why these tables work the way they do in Argentina can be found in the History page. And if you’re wondering where these clubs are from, you’ll find most of them located on the Maps page, which is a couple of seasons out of date. Day-to-day goings-on in the league are, of course, covered on the homepage. I’ve updated this page in February 2013 to use the free widget available from DataFactory – this means the page below will now update itself and you’ll no longer have to put up with my year-out-of-date tables cluttering up this page. Just click on the word ‘Tables’ below to see the new improved widget.

The Promedio (named on the table above as ‘Relegation’) is a table of points-per-game worked out from the last three seasons each side has spent in Primera A (six ‘short championships’). If a side hasn’t spent the whole of the last three seasons in the division (that is, if they’ve been promoted recently), only results from the seasons they have been there out of the last three are counted. Previously, at the end of each season (the end of the Clausura), the two sides at the bottom of this table were relegated, whilst the teams in places 17 and 18 played off against the third- and fourth-best sides from Nacional B to ‘defend’ their place in the top flight. As from 2013, there are no more playoffs; the bottom three in the relegation table are relegated automatically.

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3 Responses to Tables

  1. David says:

    Wow… I like the breakdown on the goal scorers. I’m also surprized so few seem to have been score from free-kicks. About the only thing one could possibly ask for in addition would be for missed penalties.

  2. Unfortunately, David, missed penalties isn’t a stat I’ve come across for the Argentine league and certainly not one I can track myself. It’s worth noting that penalties can be lucrative enough to serve as the only way of goalscoring and still get you into the chart for the short tournaments, though: Cristián Lucchetti (joint eighth along with his team-mate, striker Darío Cvitanich) is Banfield’s goalkeeper, but takes all their penalties.

    As for free kicks not featuring, I’m guessing it’s because they’re often taken by playmakers or other specialists whose first job isn’t necessarily to score from open play (so overall they get fewer). Also, in my experience of watching at least, there’s less of a tendency to shoot from free kicks in Argentina, unless the ball’s fairly central and well within twenty-five yards. None of this 35+ yard screamer stuff we get in England every weekend…

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