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1908 in Argentine football

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Football in Argentina
Season1908
Men's football
Primera DivisiónBelgrano A.C.
Segunda DivisiónRiver Plate
Tercera DivisiónBanfield
Copa de HonorQuilmes
Copa de CompetenciaAlumni
1907 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]

1908 in Argentine football Intro articles: 3

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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]

1908 in Argentine football Primera División articles: 8

Lower divisions

Primera B

Primera C

Domestic cups

Copa de Honor Municipalidad de Buenos Aires

Final

Copa de Competencia Jockey Club

Champion: Alumni

Final

Overview of "Argentino de Quilmes" article

International cups

Tie Cup

Final

Alumni 4-0 Wanderers
Report

Copa de Honor Cousenier

Final

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

1908 in Argentine football International cups articles: 7

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