December 15, 2009

Primera División Argentina, 2009 Apertura: attendance map.

Filed under: Argentina — admin @ 4:31 pm



Club Atlético Banfield are champions for the first time in their 113 year history.  On Sunday,  Banfield failed to get a result versus Boca Juniors at the Bombonera,  losing 2-0,  but second-place Newell’s Old Boys also lost,  to San Lorenzo 2-0.

From Sam Kelly at his Hasta El Gol Siempre site,  here is a review of the 2009 Apertura,  which includes a video highlight a nice Santiago “Tanque” Silva goal.  Silva,  of Banfield,  was leading scorer in the tournament,  with 14 goals  {click here  (‘Torneo Apertura 2009 in review’)}.

As champions,  Banfield will be making their third appearance in the Copa Libertadores in February.  Holders Estudiantes de La Plata will also be part of the 2010 Copa Libertadores,  along with Primera División 2009 Clausura champions Vélez Sársfield,  and the three clubs with the best average from the 2009 Clausura and 2009 Apertura…Lanús,  Colón,  and Newells’ Old Boys.


On the map page,  at the top, right,  is a map of northern Buenos Aires Province.  This map segment shows the 15 clubs in the 2009-10 Primera División that are from Buenos Aires Province…13 clubs from Greater Buenos Aires,  and 2 clubs from the capital of Buenos Aires Province,  La Plata.  The small club crests in this map segment are for location,  while surrounding the Buenos Aires/La Plata map are club crests sized to reflect each club’s 2009 Apertura home average attendance (9 or 10 games).  The other 5 clubs in the 2009-10 Primera División Argentina are shown at the left of the main map,  with crests also sized to reflect their 2009 Apertura home average attendance …3 clubs from Santa Fe Province,  which features Argentina’s second city,  Rosario;  and two other clubs,  one from Tucumán Province (Atlético Tucumán),  and one club from Mendoza Province (Godoy Cruz). 

Average attendances are listed at the bottom,  right.  Note that these attendance figures come from numbers that are obvious estimates.  This is apparent with all the rounded and/or repetitive number sequences.  I am not complaining,  though.  I had had a real problem finding Argentine attendance figures,  and the Football-Lineups site I am using for gate figures is the only place I can find such figures,  so estimates are better than nothing at all.

Thanks to the contributors to the pages at en. and es. {click here (set at Club Atlético Banfield page)}.   Thanks to, for attendance figures {click here}.   Thanks to {leading scorers, here}.   Thanks to ,  for the base map of Argentina.   Thanks to CA Banfield official site {translated, here}.   Thanks to Footiemap site {click here}.

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