1905 in Argentine football

Football in Argentina
Season 1905
Primera División Alumni
Segunda División América
Tercera División Alumni III [lower-alpha 1]
Copa de Honor Alumni
1904 Argentina 1906

1905 in Argentine football saw Alumni crowning Argentine champion, winning its 5th league title in six seasons. A new team, Reformer Athletic Club from the city of Campana, registered to play the tournament.

Primera División

The 1905 championship was expanded to include 7 teams, who played in a league format, with each team playing the other twice.[1]

Final standings

Pos Team Pts G W D L Gf Ga Gd
1 Alumni21121011438+35
2 Belgrano AC18129033112+19
3 Estudiantes (BA)17128133618+18
4 Quilmes12126063215+17
5 Reformer7123182060-40
6 Lomas AC7123181241-29
7 Barracas Athletic2121011828-20

Lower divisions

Primera B

Primera C

Domestic cup

Copa de Honor Municipalidad de Buenos Aires


30 August 1905
Alumni 1-0 (aet) Quilmes
Sociedad Sportiva Argentina (Buenos Aires)

International cups

Tie Cup


3 September 1905
Rosario AC Argentina 4-3 (aet) Uruguay CURCC
M.O. Wells (2)
J. G. Parr
W. Stocks
A. Camacho
C. Camacho
Sociedad Sportiva Argentina
(Buenos Aires)

Copa de Honor Cusenier


10 September 1905
Nacional Uruguay 3-2 Argentina Alumni

Argentina national team

Argentina contested its first official tournament in 1905. The squad played Uruguay for Copa Lipton on 15 August 1905. The game ended 0-0 after extra time and the trophy was awarded to Uruguay as the visiting team.

Copa Lipton


15 August 1905
Argentina  0-0 (aet)  Uruguay

International friendlies

English team Nottingham Forest toured on Argentina that year, playing several friendly matches v. clubs and combined teams in Buenos Aires and Rosario.[4][5]

Date Venue/City Rival Score
16-Jun Rosario R. Central / Rosario A.C. Combined 5–0
18-Jun Buenos Aires Belgrano A.C. 7−0
22-Jun Buenos Aires Británicos [lower-alpha 2] 13−1
? Buenos Aires R. Central / Rosario A.C. Combined 6−0
? Buenos Aires Alumni 6−0
29-Jun Buenos Aires Argentinos [lower-alpha 3] 5−0
2-Jul Buenos Aires Liga Argentina [lower-alpha 4] 9−1


  1. It was a common practise that clubs playing in Primera División registered reserve teams to play the lower divisions tournaments.
  2. Team formed by British players that played in the Argentine league during the first years of the 20th Century.
  3. Team formed by Argentinean players from the Argentine league during the first years of the 20th Century.
  4. All-star team of the Argentine league.


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