Argentina FA National A Division 1992-93

Apertura (Opening Championship) Table 1992-93

Argentina FA National A Division Apertura 1992-93

1Boca Juniors (C)19107224111327
2River Plate *18104428121624
3San Lorenzo1995524141023
4Ferro Carril Oeste1961031610622
6Velez Sarsfield198562315821
9Belgrano Cordoba197662120120
10Talleres Cordoba196851820-220
11Deportivo Espanol197571918119
12San Martin Tucuman196851814418
13Deportivo Mandiyu195862124-318
16Racing Club194781420-615
17Gimnasia y Esgrima194781927-815
19Argentinos Juniors *183781624-813
20Newell's Old Boys1934121231-1910

Note: * River Plate v Argentinos Juniors abandoned at half-time with River Plate leading 1-0.

Clausura (Closing Championship) Table 1992-93

Argentina FA National A Division Clausura 1992-93

1Velez Sarsfield (C)1910722371627
3San Lorenzo198652719822
4Deportivo Espanol199462418622
5River Plate $1893631211021
6Boca Juniors196942418621
7Racing Club199372217521
10Argentinos Juniors1931331212019
11Deportivo Mandiyu195951922-319
13Belgrano Cordoba1941051322-918
14Gimnasia y Esgrima194961316-317
15Ferro Carril Oeste195681521-616
17Talleres Cordoba $184771527-1215
19Newell's Old Boys193791229-1713
20San Martin Tucuman1944111730-1312

Note: $ Game between River Plate v Talleres Cordoba in the matter of the courts – The Referee sent of 5 Talleres players and the result and the effect the subsequent player suspensions had on Talleres Cordoba’s season was so great that they were relegated. Talleres brought the matter to court, and were banned for doing so by the Argentina FA, but the judge ruled that the FIFA statutes barring teams from going to court was unconstitutional, and the matter was going through the court system in Argentina at the cessation of the Championship.

Relegation Averages (Points Per Game Over Past 3 Seasons)

Argentina FA National A Division Relegation Averages 1992-93

2Belgrano Cordoba0.960
3Deportivo Mandiyu0.947
4Gimnasia y Esgrima0.929
7Talleres Cordoba (R)0.893
8San Martin Tucuman (R)0.789

Legend / Key

P – Played, W- Won, D – Drew, L – Lost, F – Goals For, A – Goals Against, GD – Goal Difference, Pts – Points, (C) Champions and Copa Libertadores Qualifiers (R) Relegated by lowest average points over last three seasons.

Season Recap

Velez Sarsfield finished sixth of 20 teams in the Apertura (Opening Championship) and then won the Clausura (Closing Championship) in the Argentina Football Association National A Division in 1992-93 [1, 2]. It was only the fourth Championship victory for the traditionally Irish-Argentine Soccer team, and the first in 46 years [2]. With no playoff between the Apertura and Clausura Champions unlike in other South American Championships at the time, there was no Overall Champion for the 1992-93 season [2], and both Boca Juniors (Apertura Champions) and Velez Sarsfield (Clausura Champions) qualified for the Copa Libertadores – the South American Champions League [2].

About Velez Sarsfield

Velez Sarsfield are named after Dalmacio Velez Sarsfield, whose Grandfather George Sarsfield left Ireland in the early 1700s [4]. Dalmacio is a hugely important figure in Argentina, having written the country’s civil code in 1856 [4]. The Code remained in use until 2015. Velez Sarsfield are a multi-sport club based in the Capital Buenos Aires, and are most famous for their successful Soccer team.


Velez Sarsfield Stamp
ARGENTINA – CIRCA 1977: a stamp printed in the Argentina shows Dalmacio Velez Sarsfield, Argentine Lawyer and Politician, Author of Argentine Civil Code, circa 1977


[1] Anon. / Keir Radnedge (Ed.) “South America: Tables” World Soccer. February 1993 pg. 51. IPC Magazines, London, UK.

[2] Anon. / Keir Radnedge (Ed.) “South America: Tables” World Soccer. September 1993 pg. 49. IPC Magazines, London, UK.

[3] Maynooth University (2021) Viva Irlanda! Remembering the history of the Irish in Argentina [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 31 January 2021][Last Accessed 29 December 2021]


[4] ©boris15/123RF.COM


Thanks to Rose McCabe, Gabriel McCloyne, Gerry Tully, Paul Leech, Peter Lemass, Ciaran Simms, Cathal Gallagher, Paul Foley (TCD).


Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 29 December 2021

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