1908 in Argentine football

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Football in Argentina
Season 1908
Men's football
Primera División Belgrano A.C.
Segunda División River Plate
Tercera División Banfield
Copa de Honor Quilmes
Copa de Competencia Alumni
1907 Argentina 1909

1908 in Argentine football saw Belgrano AC win its 3rd. title, ending a run of three consecutive championships for Alumni.

In International football, Argentina won Copa Newton and Copa Lipton. On 13 September 1908, in the Copa Newton game against Uruguay Argentina wore the light blue and white stripes ("Albiceleste") for the first time.[1]

Primera División

The 1908 championship was reduced from 11 to 10 teams, with each team playing the other twice.[2]

Final standings

Pos Team Pts G W D L Gf Ga Gd
1 Belgrano AC 31 18 15 1 2 49 20 +29
2 Alumni 27 18 13 1 4 74 18 +56
3 Argentino de Quilmes 25 18 12 1 5 44 26 +18
4 San Isidro 23 18 11 1 6 36 26 +10
5 Estudiantes (BA) 22 18 11 2 5 37 20 +17
6 Quilmes 17 18 8 1 9 46 54 -8
7 Porteño 13 18 6 1 11 23 41 -18
8 Reformer 8 18 3 2 13 10 57 -47
9 Lomas AC 7 18 3 1 14 19 50 -31
10 San Martín AC (San Martín) 3 18 2 1 15 16 42 -26
  • Estudiantes (BA) was docked 2 points.
  • San Martín was docked 2 points and was relegated at the end of the tournament.
  • Nacional (Floresta) was disaffiliated by the Association due to the poor conditions of its stadium, according to the rules. The team had played only 2 matches.[3]

Lower divisions

Primera B

Primera C

Domestic cups

Copa de Honor Municipalidad de Buenos Aires

Final

Quilmes 2-1 Porteño

Copa de Competencia Jockey Club

Champion: Alumni

Final

Alumni 5-0 Argentino de Quilmes

International cups

Tie Cup

Final

Alumni Argentina 4-0 Uruguay Wanderers
Report

Copa de Honor Cousenier

Final

Wanderers Uruguay 2-0 Argentina Quilmes
Report

Argentina national team

Argentina retained both Copa Lipton and Copa Newton in 1908, although the squad was later beaten by Uruguay in the inaugural Copa Premier Honor Argentino. Argentina also embarked on a tour of Brazil in August 1908 where the team won six and drew one of the seven games played in 13 days.

Copa Lipton

Argentina  2-2 [4]  Uruguay
Report

Copa Newton

Argentina  2-1  Uruguay
Report

Copa Premier Honor Argentino

Argentina  0-1  Uruguay
Report

Friendly matches

Date Venue/City Rival Score Report
2 July 1908 Sao Paulo Foreigners of Sao Paulo 2-2 [5]
5 July 1908 Sao Paulo Foreigners of Sao Paulo 6-0
7 July 1908 Sao Paulo Sao Paulo State team 4-0
9 July 1908 Rio de Janeiro Guanabara State team 3-2
11 July 1908 Rio de Janeiro English of Rio de Janeiro 7-1
12 July 1908 Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro League 3-0
14 July 1908 Santos São Paulo/Santos Combined 6-1

References

  1. ^ Argentina international results Archived 2009-06-03 at the Wayback Machine. at rsssf
  2. ^ Argentina 1908 by Osvaldo José Gorgazzi at RSSSF
  3. ^ Argentina 1908 at Historia y Futbol
  4. ^ As visiting team, Argentina won the trophy.
  5. ^ Other results of Argentina national team at RSSSF
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