Copa Presidente de la Nación

For the Salvadoran cup, see Copa Presidente.
Copa Presidente de la Nación

The trophy awarded to champions.
Organising body Asociación Amateurs de Football (1920-1926)
Argentine Football Association (1927-1989)
Founded 1920
Abolished 1989 (1989)
Region Argentina
Most successful club(s) Federación Tucumana
(8 titles)

The Copa Presidente de la Nación, also known as Campeonato Argentino or Copa Presidente, was an official football tournament established by dissident body Asociación Amateurs de Football of Argentina in 1920. After the AAm dissolved, the competition continued being organised by current Argentine Football Association, although the body has not officially included this competition in its list of national cups yet.[1]


Teams from Regional leagues of Argentina took part of the tournament. The champion was awarded the trophy, donated by then President of Argentina, Hipólito Yrigoyen.[2] From 1925, the runner-up was awarded with "Copa Intendente Municipal de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires" trophy while the "Copa Comité Olímpico Argentino" trophy was given to the team placed third (from 1929). Another trophy, the "Copa Adrián Beccar Varela" (not to be confused with Copa Beccar Varela) trophy was awarded to the best team outside Buenos Aires.[3]

Between 1942 and 1958, the champion qualified to play Copa Ibarguren facing the Primera División champion.[4]

In the 1956-57 edition, the champion was elegible to play the "Copa Carlos Bottaro" vs. the Uruguay regional leagues champion.[5]

By mid 1970s, the Copa Presidente de la Nación lost interest due to the addition of teams indirectly affiliated to AFA to the Primera División tournaments, with the establishment of both, Torneo Nacional in 1967 and Primera B Nacional in 1986. The Copa Presidente de la Nación last edition was held in 1988-89. Since then, only youth teams have played the tournament.[6]

List of champions

Ref: [7]

Year Winner Province
1920 AAmF Buenos Aires
1921 AAmF Buenos Aires
1922 AAmF (Capital) [lower-alpha 1] Buenos Aires
1923 AAmF Buenos Aires
1924 AAmF (Provincia) [lower-alpha 2] Buenos Aires
1925 AAmF (Capital) Buenos Aires
1926 AAmF (Provincia) Buenos Aires
1927 AAmF (Provincia) Buenos Aires
1928 Liga Cultural Sgo. del Estero
1929 Liga Rosarina Santa Fe
1930 AAmF Buenos Aires
1931 Federación Deportiva (Bolívar) Buenos Aires
1932-35 AFA (Capital)[8] Buenos Aires
1936-37 AFA (Provincia) Buenos Aires
1940 AFA (Capital) Buenos Aires
1942 Liga Cordobesa Córdoba
1944 Federación Tucumana Tucumán
1946 Federación Tucumana Tucumán
1948-49 Federación Tucumana Tucumán
1950 Liga Mendocina Mendoza
1952 Liga Cultural Sgo. del Estero
1954 Federación Tucumana Tucumán
1956-57 Liga Sanjuanina San Juan Province, Argentina
1958 Liga Cordobesa Córdoba
1960 Federación Tucumana Tucumán
1961 Liga del Sur (Bahía Blanca) Buenos Aires
1962 Liga Cordobesa Córdoba
1963 Federación Tucumana Tucumán
1964 Liga Sanjuanina San Juan Province, Argentina
1966 Liga Sanjuanina San Juan Province, Argentina
1968 Liga Chaqueña Chaco
1970 Liga Marplatense Buenos Aires
1973 Liga Regional (Río Cuarto) Córdoba
1975-76 Liga Tucumana Tucumán
1977-78 Liga Sanjuanina San Juan
1979-80 Liga Cordobesa Córdoba
1982 Liga de Fútbol de Olavarría Buenos Aires
1984 Liga Tucumana Tucumán
1986-87 Asociación Rosarina Santa Fe
1988-89 Asociación Rosarina [10] Santa Fe

Titles by league

The "Copa Intendente Municipal Ciudad de Buenos Aires" was the trophy awarded to runner-up.
Team Titles
Liga Tucumana 8
AAmF/AFA (Provincia) 5
AAmF/AFA (Capital) 4
Liga Cordobesa 4
Liga Sanjuanina 4
Liga Rosarina 3
Liga Santiagueña 2
Liga Deportiva (Bolívar) 1
Liga Marplatense 1
Liga del Sur (Bahía Blanca) 1
Liga Mendocina 1
Liga de Olavarría 1
Liga Chaqueña 1
Liga Regional (Río Cuarto) 1


  1. From the city of Buenos Aires (metropolitan area).
  2. From the Buenos Aires Province.


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