Boca Juniors (30th title)
Arsenal (1st title)
|Relegated|| Banfield |
|2012 Copa Libertadores|| Boca Juniors |
|2012 Copa Sudamericana|| Independiente |
|2013 Copa Libertadores||Arsenal|
|Goals scored||813 (2.14 per match)|
Rubén Ramírez (12 goals)
Carlos Luna (12 goals)
|Biggest home win|| Godoy Cruz 6–1 All Boys |
(September 10, 2011)
|Biggest away win|| Argentinos Juniors 0–4 Lanús |
(September 12, 2011)
Banfield 0–4 Vélez Sársfield
(February 17, 2012)
|Highest scoring|| Boca Juniors 4–5 Independiente |
(March 11, 2012)
|Longest winning run|| Boca Juniors – 4 matches|
(September 4–September 22)
|Longest unbeaten run|| Boca Juniors – 23 matches|
(August 5, 2011–March 4, 2012)
|Longest losing run|| Banfield – 6 matches|
(August 5–September 10)
The 2011–12 Primera División season is the 121st season of top-flight professional football in Argentina. A total of 20 teams will compete in the league. It started on August 5, 2011 and ended on July 1, 2012.
The Primera División, named Superliga Argentina since the 2017–18 season, is a professional football league in Argentina, organised by the homonymous entity, that is administered independently and has its own statute. Nevertheless, the Superliga is contractually linked with the main football body, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) that organized all the championships from 1893 to 2017.
Association football is the most popular sport in the Argentine Republic and part of the culture in Argentina. It is the one with the most players and is the most popular recreational sport, played from childhood into old age. The percentage of Argentines that declare allegiance to an Argentine football club is about 90%.
|All Boys||Buenos Aires||Islas Malvinas||21,000|
|Argentinos Juniors||Buenos Aires||Diego Armando Maradona||24,800|
|Arsenal||Sarandí||Julio H. Grondona||16,300|
|Atlético de Rafaela||Rafaela||Nuevo Monumental||16,000|
|Belgrano||Córdoba||Mario Alberto Kempes||57,000|
|Boca Juniors||Buenos Aires||Alberto J. Armando||49,000|
|Colón||Santa Fe||Brigadier General Estanislao López||32,500|
|Estudiantes (LP)||La Plata||Estadio Ciudad de La Plata||53,000|
|Godoy Cruz||Godoy Cruz||Malvinas Argentinas||40,268|
|Independiente||Avellaneda||Libertadores de América||32,500|
|Lanús||Lanús||Ciudad de Lanús – Néstor Díaz Pérez||46,619|
|Newell's Old Boys||Rosario||Marcelo Bielsa||38,095|
|Olimpo||Bahía Blanca||Roberto Natalio Carminatti||18,000|
|Racing||Avellaneda||Presidente Juan Domingo Perón||51,389|
|San Lorenzo||Buenos Aires||Pedro Bidegain||43,494|
|San Martín (SJ)||San Juan||Ingeniero Hilario Sánchez||25,286|
|Tigre||Victoria||Monumental de Victoria||26,282|
|Unión||Santa Fe||15 de Abril||22,852|
|Vélez Sársfield||Buenos Aires||José Amalfitani||49,540|
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of|
|Replaced by||Date of|
|Racing||Miguel Ángel Russo||End of contract||June 19, 2011||Diego Simeone||June 21, 2011||N/A|
|Estudiantes (LP)||Luis Suárez & Guillermo Trama||Replaced||June 21, 2011||Miguel Ángel Russo||June 21, 2011||N/A|
|Banfield||Sebastián Méndez||Resigned||August 27, 2011||Ricardo La Volpe||August 28, 2011||20th|
|Independiente||Antonio Mohamed||Resigned||September 5, 2011||Ramón Díaz||September 12, 2011||17th|
|Argentinos Juniors||Pedro Troglio||Resigned||September 18, 2011||Néstor Gorosito||September 20, 2011||19th|
|Newell's Old Boys||Javier Torrente||Resigned||September 27, 2011||Diego Cagna||September 29, 2011||16th|
|Estudiantes (LP)||Miguel Ángel Russo||Resigned||November 7, 2011||Juan Manuel Azconzábal||November 9, 2011||19th|
|San Lorenzo||Omar Asad||Resigned||November 21, 2011||Leonardo Madelón||November 22, 2011||15th|
|Olimpo||Omar De Felippe||Resigned||November 21, 2011||Héctor Rivoira||December 2, 2011||17th|
|Banfield||Ricardo La Volpe||Sacked||December 14, 2011||Jorge da Silva||December 23, 2011||N/A|
|Godoy Cruz||Jorge da Silva||Resigned||December 14, 2011||Nery Pumpido||December 23, 2011||N/A|
|Newell's Old Boys||Diego Cagna||Sacked||December 19, 2011||Gerardo Martino||December 26, 2011||N/A|
|Racing||Diego Simeone||Resigned||December 19, 2011||Alfio Basile||December 26, 2011||N/A|
|Colón||Mario Sciacqua||Resigned||February 20, 2012||Roberto Sensini||February 21, 2012||16th|
|Banfield||Jorge da Silva||Resigned||February 27, 2012||Eduardo Mario Acevedo||March 10, 2012||15th|
|Argentinos Juniors||Néstor Gorosito||Resigned||February 28, 2012||Leonardo Astrada||March 1, 2012||18th|
|Independiente||Ramón Díaz||Resigned||March 3, 2012||Cristian Díaz||March 5, 2012||20th|
|Atlético de Rafaela||Carlos Trullet||Sacked||March 12, 2012||Rubén Forestello||March 13, 2012||18th|
|Olimpo||Héctor Rivoira||Resigned||April 1, 2012||Walter Perazzo||April 4, 2012||20th|
|San Lorenzo||Leonardo Madelón||Resigned||April 1, 2012||Ricardo Caruso Lombardi||April 3, 2012||17th|
|Racing||Alfio Basile||Resigned||April 14, 2012||Luis Zubeldía||April 15, 2012||16th|
|San Martín (SJ)||Daniel Garnero||Resigned||April 21, 2012||Facundo Sava||April 23, 2012||19th|
|Estudiantes (LP)||Juan Manuel Azconzábal||Sacked||April 27, 2012||Martín Zuccarelli||April 27, 2012||9th|
The 2011 Apertura was the first championship of the season. It began on August 5 and ended on February 4, 2012.
|1||Boca Juniors||19||12||7||0||25||6||+19||43||2012 Copa Libertadores Second Stage|
|9||San Martín (SJ)||19||6||8||5||17||14||+3||26|
|10||Atlético de Rafaela||19||8||2||9||22||26||−4||26|
|18||Newell's Old Boys||19||1||13||5||13||18||−5||16|
| Primera División|
2011 Apertura Champion
| Boca Juniors |
|Home \ Away||ALL||ARJ||ARS||ATR||BAN||BEL||BOC||COL||EST||GCR||IND||LAN||NOB||OLI||RAC||SLO||SMJ||TIG||USF||VEL|
|Atlético de Rafaela||3–1||1–3||0–0||0–2||1–3||2–1||0–0||3–1||2–0|
|Newell's Old Boys||0–0||0–1||0–0||0–0||1–1||2–2||0–0||0–0||0–1||1–1|
|San Martín (SJ)||0–0||0–0||2–1||2–1||0–1||0–0||0–0||1–0||2–1||2–0|
|1||Rubén Ramírez||Godoy Cruz||12|
|2||Mauro Matos||All Boys||7|
|Santiago Salcedo||Argentinos Juniors||7|
|5||Alexis Castro||Atlético de Rafaela||6|
|Darío Gandín||Atlético de Rafaela||6|
|Darío Cvitanich||Boca Juniors||5|
|Guillermo Franco||Vélez Sársfield||5|
The 2012 Clausura was the second and final championship of the season. It started on February 10 and ended on June 24, 2012.
|1||Arsenal||19||11||5||3||30||15||+15||38||2013 Copa Libertadores Second Stage|
|6||Newell's Old Boys||19||9||5||5||26||19||+7||32|
|13||Atlético de Rafaela||19||6||6||7||26||24||+2||24|
|15||San Martín (SJ)||19||6||4||9||21||29||−8||22|
| Primera División|
2012 Clausura Champion
| Arsenal |
|Home \ Away||ALL||ARJ||ARS||ATR||BAN||BEL||BOC||COL||EST||GCR||IND||LAN||NOB||OLI||RAC||SLO||SMJ||TIG||USF||VEL|
|Atlético de Rafaela||0–1||3–0||2–2||0–0||3–2||4–2||2–1||3–1||1–1||0–2|
|Newell's Old Boys||1–1||1–0||1–0||3–0||0–2||2–1||0–0||2–0||3–1|
|San Martín (SJ)||1–4||0–1||2–2||0–1||1–0||1–0||2–1||3–2||1–3|
|1||Carlos Luna||Club Atlético Tigre||12|
|2||Gastón Caprari||San Martín (SJ)||8|
|Darío Gandín||Atlético de Rafaela||7|
|Emanuel Gigliotti||San Lorenzo||7|
|Pos||Team|| 2009–10 |
| 2010–11 |
|9||Newell's Old Boys||69||42||48||159||114||1.395|
|14||Atlético de Rafaela||—||—||50||50||38||1.316|
|17||San Martín (SJ)||—||—||48||48||38||1.263||Relegation Playoff Matches|
|19||Banfield||73||47||22||142||114||1.246||Primera B Nacional|
The 17th and 18th placed teams in the relegation table (San Martín (San Juan) and San Lorenzo, respectively) played the 3rd and 4th-place finishers of the 2011–12 Primera B Nacional season (Instituto and Rosario Central, respectively); the winner of each claiming a spot in the following Primera División season. The Primera División team (Team 1) played the second leg at home with sporty advantage if the aggregate would have been drawn. Both San Lorenzo and San Martín (San Juan) remained in the Primera División. These were the last promotions played between Argentine Primera División and Primera B Nacional teams.
The 2011–12 Argentine Primera B Nacional was the 26th season of second division professional of football in Argentina. A total of 20 teams competed; the champion and runner-up were promoted to Argentine Primera División.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Relegation/promotion playoff 1|
|San Martín (SJ)||0–0||Rosario Central||0–0||0–0|
|Relegation/promotion playoff 2|
The 2011–12 Primera League table contributes towards qualifying for CONMEBOL tournaments in 2012 and 2013.
The South American Football Confederation is the continental governing body of football in South America, and it is one of FIFA's six continental confederations. The oldest continental confederation in the world, its headquarters are located in Luque, Paraguay, near Asunción. CONMEBOL is responsible for the organization and governance of South American football's major international tournaments. With 10 member football associations, it has the fewest members of all the confederations in FIFA.
International qualification for the 2012 season presented a change from previous ones. Qualification for the first four Copa Libertadores berths comprises the previous season's Clausura champion, this season's Apertura champion, and the top two non-champions in an aggregate table of the aforementioned tournaments). The fifth Copa Libertadores berth was given to the best team in the Copa Sudamericana who has not already qualified otherwise.
Qualification to the Copa Sudamericana was determined through the same aggregate table as the Copa Libertadores. However, the six berths went to the top five teams that have not qualified for the Copa Libertadores and who were not participating in the relegation/promotion playoffs, and the Copa Argentina champion.
|1||Boca Juniors||38||21||13||4||49||28||+21||76||2012 Copa Libertadores Second Stage and 2012 Copa Sudamericana Second Stage|
|2||Vélez Sarsfield||38||21||7||10||58||34||+24||70||2012 Copa Libertadores Second Stage|
|3||Lanús||38||17||13||8||49||30||+19||64||2012 Copa Libertadores Second Stage|
|5||Independiente||38||14||14||10||48||37||+11||56||2012 Copa Sudamericana Second Stage|
|10||Arsenal||38||12||13||13||46||42||+4||49||2012 Copa Libertadores First Stage|
|16||Newell's Old Boys||38||5||17||16||29||50||−21||32|
|18||San Martín (SJ)||19||6||8||5||17||14||+3||26|
|19||Atlético de Rafaela||19||8||2||9||22||26||−4||26|
The winner of the Clausura 2012 tournament (Arsenal) qualified directly. Other teams will qualify based on their combined points in Clausura 2012 and Inicial 2012.
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