August 19, 2009

Argentina: Primera División, 2009-’10.

Filed under: Argentina — admin @ 9:23 pm


Reigning champions,  from the 2009 Clausura competition,  are Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield.  The club now has 7 national titles,  with their previous crown won in the 2005 Clausura.  Vélez Sársfield are from the western edge of the city limits of Buenos Aires,  in the Liniers Barrio  [neighborhood].   Here is an article on Vélez Sársfield’s title win {click here (, 6th July 2009)}.  The club saw a 62.7% attendance increase,  from 17,000 to 27,666 per game.   To see Primera División Argentina attendance figures,  from…{click here}.

Gallery: CA Vélez Sársfield 2009 Clausura Champions.  Click on the image below, then click on new image once more,  for a sharper view.


There are two newly promoted clubs for the 2009 Apertura and the 2010 Clausura.  Chacarita Juniors are from just outside the northwestern city limits of Buenos Aires,  in Villa Maipú, Buenos Aires Province.  However,  their stadium is being rebuilt,  and they currently are playing back within the city limits,  here at Estadio Ricardo Etcheverry,  and at Vélez Sársfield’s Estadio José Amafitani {click here}. 

The club was formed in an anarchist library,  in the Chacarita Barrio,  in north-central Buenos Aires.  Chacarita Juniors won the 1969 Metropolitano,  but have spent the majority of their years in the lower divisions.  Chacarita’s last spell in the top flight lasted from 1999 to 2004.  Here is the architect’s rendering of Chacarita Juniors future home {click here (Google 3D warehouse, w/ translation available)}.  

The other promoted club is from the remote northwestern Province of Tucumán,  Atlético Tucumán.  The club replaces,  so to speak,   another Tucumán club who were just relegated…San Martin de Tucumán.  Apertura 2009/Clausura 2010 will be Atlético Tucumáns 10th season in the Primera División,  their previous spell being a single season in 1984-’85.  Here is the 3D image of Atlético Tucuman’s Estadio Monumental José Fierro  {click here (Google 3D warehouse)}.


The Primera División Argentina begins this weekend;  Sam Kelly,  at Hasta El Gol Siempre, has the details…{click here (’2009-2010: The season is upon us’)}.

Here is an article on why the Primera División Argentina’s 2009 Apertura season start was delayed…{click here (‘A question of rights and wrongs’,  by Sam Kelly at ESPN Soccernet)}.


Primera División Argentina kits {click here (}.


Thanks to the Kit Design, by eroj site {click here (Vélez Sársfield post)}.   Thanks to site,  for attendance figures and player information {click here}.  

Thanks to the contributors to the pages at Wikipedia {click here (set at Primera División Argentina 2009-10)}.   Thanks to Sam, at ,  for input and fact-checking.   And a huge thank you to commenter Thomas,  for finding Argentine attendance figures and sending me the address.  I will be making an attendance map of Primera División Argentina after the 2009 Apertura is finished,  around January.

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