1901 in Argentine football

Football in Argentina
Season 1901
Primera División Alumni
Segunda División Barracas A.C.
Tercera División Alumni III
1900 Argentina 1902

1901 in Argentine football saw champion English High School changing its name to "Alumni Athletic Club", due to a regulation from the Association stating that football teams were not allowed to name the same as the Schools they belonged to.

The new denomination was inspired by the Alumni Associations of the United States, formed by ex-students who wanted to keep the ties of friendship with their old schoolmates.[1] Under its new name Alumni retained the Argentine championship by winning all six of its games.

Primera División

The championship continued with the 4 team league format, with each team playing the other twice.[2]

Final Standings

Pos Team Pts G W D L Gf Ga Gd
1 Alumni 126600101+9
2 Belgrano AC 66303149+5
3 Quilmes 46204915-6
4 Lomas AC 26105311-8

Lower divisions

Primera B

Primera C

International cup

Tie Cup


Argentina national team

The Argentina national team made its debut with a 3-2 win against Uruguay in Montevideo. This is considered the first game played ever by Argentina.[3]

Friendly matches

Date Venue/City Rival Score Scorers Comp. Report
16 May 1901 Montevideo  Uruguay [4] 3-2 Leslie, Dickinson, Anderson Friendly [5]


  1. Argentina 1901 at Historia y Futbol
  2. Argentina 1901 by Osvaldo José Gorgazzi at RSSSF
  3. "Seleccion Nacional: Los comienzos (1901-1930)", AFA website, 19 September 2012
  4. Some versions stated that the team that faced Argentina was Albion FC based on the initial line-up had 9 players from that club. In fact, it was the first match disputed by an Uruguayan national team. Source: "Historia del Fútbol Uruguayo" at Deportes en Uruguay
  5. Other results of Argentina national team at RSSSF
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