1898 Argentine Primera División

Primera División
Season 1898
Champions Lomas (5° title)
Promoted Lobos
United Banks
Relegated (none)
Matches played 43
Top goalscorer England T.F. Allen (Lanús A.C.)
(11 goals)
Biggest home win Belgrano A.C. 7-1 Palermo A.C.
Biggest away win Palermo A.C. 0-8 Lanús A.C.

The 1898 Argentine Primera División was the 7° season of top division football in Argentina. It was won by Lomas, achieving its 5th Argentine championship in 6 seasons. The runner-up was Lobos.[1] Flores AC and Belgrano AC "B" left the championship, being replaced by Lobos -which returned to the Association- and new team United Banks.[2]

Primera división

Final standings

Pos Team Pts G W D L Gf Ga Gd
1 Lomas2012840204+16
2 Lobos2012921216+15
3 Belgrano A.C.17128132410+14
4 Lanús A.C.13126152912+17
5 United Banks10124261620-4
6 Palermo A.C.41220101047-37
7 Banfield0120012324-21

Championship playoff

Lomas and Lobos finished first with 20 points each so they had to play a match to define a champion. After the first game was declared nule by the Association attending to a request by Lobos, a second match was played, winning Lomas the title.[2]

Aug 28, 1898
Lomas 1−0 [3] Lobos
Barker Memorial School

Sep 11, 1898
Lomas 2−1 Lobos
Barker Memorial School
Referee: W. McEwen
GK P. J. Grant
DF Walter Stirling
DF Joseph H. Walker
MF Arthur Anderson
MF Frederick Henry Jacobs
MF Charles Williams Reynolds (c)
FW Henry B. Anderson
FW George Mervyn Comber
FW James Oswald Anderson
FW Scotland William Newton Stirling
FW Frank John Chevallier Boutell
GK Armando Coste
DF Tomás Patricio Moore (c)
DF Walter Buchanan
MF T. Cavanagh
MF Patrick M. Rath
MF Eduardo Buchanan
FW H. Wilson
FW Juan José Moore
FW Herbert Harold Jordan
FW Eugenio F. Moore
FW J. Negron


  1. Final tables in Argentina: 1890s at RSSSF
  2. 1 2 Argentina 1898 at Historia y Fútbol
  3. Match annulled by the Association, which stated a new game had to be played.
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