Primera Nacional

CountryArgentinaArgentina
Season2024

Primera Nacional, also known as the Argentine Second Division, is the second-highest professional football league in Argentina. Established in 1891, it is one of the oldest football leagues in the world and the second oldest in South America. The league is organized and managed by the Argentine Football Association (AFA), the governing body for football in Argentina.

Primera Nacional is a breeding ground for young talent, with many players moving on to play in the top-tier Argentine Primera División or other prestigious leagues worldwide. It has also been home to some of Argentina's most successful clubs, including Rosario Central, Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, and Quilmes, among others.

The league operates on a promotion and relegation system with the Primera División and the third-tier Primera B Metropolitana. The top teams at the end of each season earn promotion to the Primera División, while the bottom teams face relegation to the Primera B Metropolitana.

The competition format of Primera Nacional has varied over the years. Currently, it consists of 32 teams divided into two zones of 16 teams each. The teams play each other twice, once at home and once away, for a total of 30 matches each. The top teams from each zone then compete in a playoff to determine the champion and the teams to be promoted.

Primera Nacional has a rich history and tradition, with its clubs having contributed significantly to the development of Argentine football. Despite being a second-tier league, it enjoys considerable popularity and draws significant attention from football fans and media alike. It is known for its competitive nature, with clubs fiercely battling for promotion and to avoid relegation.

The league has also been a platform for showcasing the talents of many notable Argentine footballers before they made their mark in the top-tier league or international football. Some of these players include Ezequiel Ponce, who now plays for Spartak Moscow, and Emiliano Rigoni, who has had stints with Atalanta and Zenit Saint Petersburg.

In conclusion, Primera Nacional is more than just a second-tier football league in Argentina. It is a vital part of the country's football ecosystem, nurturing young talent and providing competitive football for clubs and fans alike. Its importance to Argentine football cannot be overstated.

Primera Nacional Top Scorers

The current top scorer list for Primera Nacional in 2024

Player Team Goals
racing-cordoba 5
brown-de-adrogue 5
defensores-de-belgrano 4
quilmes 4
san-telmo 4
atletico-de-rafaela 4
quilmes 4
colon-santa-fe 3
san-martin-sj 3
alvarado 3

Primera Nacional standings

Rank Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 San Martin Tucuman players, news and schedule San Martin Tucuman 10 6 1 3 13 5 8 19
2 Quilmes players, news and schedule Quilmes 9 5 4 0 10 2 8 16
3 San Martin S.J. players, news and schedule San Martin S.J. 10 4 4 2 10 9 1 16
4 Arsenal Sarandi players, news and schedule Arsenal Sarandi 10 4 3 3 10 9 1 15
5 All Boys players, news and schedule All Boys 9 3 5 1 7 5 2 14
6 Agropecuario players, news and schedule Agropecuario 9 3 4 2 12 10 2 13
7 Racing Cordoba players, news and schedule Racing Cordoba 9 3 4 2 8 7 1 13
8 Alvarado players, news and schedule Alvarado 9 3 4 2 8 7 1 13
9 CA Estudiantes players, news and schedule CA Estudiantes 9 3 4 2 5 5 0 13
10 Chacarita Juniors players, news and schedule Chacarita Juniors 10 3 3 4 9 11 -2 12
11 San Miguel players, news and schedule San Miguel 9 1 7 1 5 5 0 10
12 Tristan Suarez players, news and schedule Tristan Suarez 9 2 4 3 10 11 -1 10
13 Guillermo Brown players, news and schedule Guillermo Brown 9 2 4 3 8 9 -1 10
14 Talleres Remedios players, news and schedule Talleres Remedios 9 2 4 3 6 7 -1 10
15 Gimnasia Jujuy players, news and schedule Gimnasia Jujuy 9 3 1 5 7 9 -2 10
16 Ferro Carril Oeste players, news and schedule Ferro Carril Oeste 10 2 4 4 12 15 -3 10
17 Patronato players, news and schedule Patronato 10 2 4 4 6 12 -6 10
18 Club Atlético Güemes players, news and schedule Club Atlético Güemes 9 1 6 2 5 6 -1 9
19 Deportivo Maipu players, news and schedule Deportivo Maipu 9 2 1 6 7 15 -8 7

Prediction Stats

Correct Strike rate
Winner 344/479 72%
Over/Under 185/215 86%
League Correct %
Pro League logo Pro League 44/53 83%
Cup logo Cup 9/11 82%
Primera División - Apertura logo Primera División - Apertura 28/34 82%
Premier League logo Premier League 50/62 81%
World Cup - Qualification Asia logo World Cup - Qualification Asia 28/35 80%
First League logo First League 118/150 79%
Liga 1 logo Liga 1 65/83 78%
Super League 1 logo Super League 1 113/144 78%
Primera División Femenina logo Primera División Femenina 103/136 76%
Liga Pro logo Liga Pro 130/170 76%