All the ups and downs

El sueño del goleador
Talleres (RE) were unlucky - they lost their playoff against Almagro, and thus remain in Primera C. Photo by Gaby Fontan

As I’ve done in every year of HEGS’ existence, always at great inconvenience to myself (seriously, you wouldn’t believe how long it takes to pull this information together for such a short post) you’ll find here the only single page on the whole internet (I think) with all of Argentina’s promotions and relegations, across every division, for the 2009-2010 season. Not only that, but those all-important Copa Sudamericana qualifiers as well, in the first year in which River Plate and Boca Juniors aren’t invitees to that tournament.

— Top tier —

Primera División

Champions: Banfield (2009 Apertura); Argentinos Juniors (2010 Clausura)

Also in the Copa Sudamericana: Estudiantes de La Plata; Newell’s Old Boys; Independiente; Vélez Sarsfield

Relegated: Chacarita Juniors, Atlético Tucumán (automatically); Rosario Central (lost promoción to All Boys)

— Second tier —

Nacional B

Champions: Olimpo de Bahía Blanca

Also promoted: Quilmes (automatically); All Boys (beat Rosario Central in promoción)

Relegated: Sportivo Italiano, Platense (both automatically, to Primera B)

— Third tier —

Primera B

Champions: Almirante Brown

Also promoted: N/A (Sarmiento were runners-up and lost the Promoción to Deportivo Merlo)

Relegated to Primera C: Club Atlético Central Córdoba

Torneo Argentino A:

Champions: Club Atlético Patronato de la Juventud Católica

Also promoted to Nacional B: N/A (Club Deportivo Santamarina were runners-up and lost the Promoción to CAI de Comodoro Rivadavia)

Relegated to Argentino B: Ben Hur de Rafaela; Juventud Pergamino

— Fourth tier —

Primera C

Champions: Club Atlético Barracas Central

Also promoted to Primera B: N/A (Talleres de Remedios de Escalada lost the Promoción to Almagro)

Relegated to Primera D: Club Sportivo Barracas Bolívar; Argentino de Rosario

Torneo Argentino B

Champions: Douglas Haig; Central Norte

Also promoted to Argentino A: N/A (Atlético Unión de Villa Krause and La Emilia lost the Promociones to Alumni and drew with Villa Mitre respectively)

Relegated to Torneo del Interior: La Florida, Atlético Argentino (automatically); Real Arroyo Seco, Defensores de Salto (via Promoción)

Relegated due to financial problems: Luján de Cuyo (relegated automatically after failing to pay their part of the referees’ fees for the final match, allowing Real Arroyo Seco, who finished in an automatic relegation spot, to take their place in the Promoción)

— Fifth tier —

Primera D

Champions: Club Atlético Cultural y Social Ferro Carril Urquiza

Also promoted to Primera C: Club Social y Deportivo Liniers

De-affiliated from AFA for one year: Club Social y Deportivo Muñiz

Re-affiliated for 2010-2011: Club Atlético Puerto Nuevo

Torneo del Interior

Promoted to Argentino B: Club Complejo Deportivo Teniente Origone; Argentino de 25 de Mayo; Sarmiento de Santiago del Estero

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Mil gracias to Gaby Fontan on the HEGS Flickr pool for the photo of Talleres de Remedios de Escalada’s stadium

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One thought on “All the ups and downs

  1. Lujan de Cuyo is probably going to split up for good, some time during this season in Liga Mendocina B, they’ve been on a downward spiral since narrowly missing the promotion playoff spots to Nacional B in ’06-’07. It’s hit rock-bottom.

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