List of Argentine Primera División top scorers
This is a list of Argentine Primera División top scorers, that enumerates all players that have finished a season as top goalscorers in the top level of the Argentine football league system from 1891 (the year that the first championship was disputed) to date.
|1||Arsenio Erico ||1933-47||
|2||Angel Labruna ||1939-59||293||515||57%|
|7||Martín Palermo ||1992–2000, 2004–11||227||330||68%|
|8||José Sanfilippo||1953–63, 1966–67, 1972||226||405||56%|
|10||Oscar Más||1964-77, 1979, 1982, 1985||215||429||50%|
|Carlos Bianchi||1967-72, 1980-84||324||64%|
Top scorers by year
- The youngest player ever to become top scorer in the Argentine Primera was Diego Maradona in the 1978 Metropolitano tournament at the age of 17.
- Héctor Horacio Scotta scored the most goals in a single calendar year, with 60 in 1975.
- Arsenio Erico is the only player to score more than 40 goals in a single tournament, he managed the feat twice in 1937, with 47 goals and in 1938 with 43 goals.
- José Sanfilippo and Diego Maradona are the only players to have been top scorer on four consecutive occasions.
- Pedro Pablo Pasculli and Diego Latorre became top scorers with the least goals, they only needed to score 9 times to claim their titles.
- Carlos Bianchi holds the record for the longest period in the top scorers list, his first came in the 1970 Nacional and his last came in 1981 Nacional, a gap of 11 years.
- Bianchi also holds the record for the longest gap between titles, he waited nearly ten years between his 1971 Metropolitano and his 1981 Nacional titles.
- Martín Palermo holds the record for goals in a season of 19 matches. His 20 goals in the 1998 Apertura also made him the first player to average more than 1 goal per match since Juan Gómez Voglino in 1973.
- Paraguayan Arsenio Erico and Uruguayan Enzo Francescoli are the two foreigners to have been top scorer of Argentina on the most occasions. Erico was the top scorer three times in a row (between 1937 and 1939), while Francescoli was the top scorer in the 1984 Metropolitano, the 1985–1986 season, and in the 1994 Apertura.
- Rolando and Mauro Zárate are the only brothers to have both been top scorer in the Argentine Primera.
- When Lisandro López claimed the 2004 Apertura title, he became the first Racing Club player to be top scorer in 35 years.
- In 2009 José Sand became the first player to become top scorer in consecutive tournaments since Diego Maradona in 1980.
- The Buenos Aires English High School changed its name to "Alumni" in 1901.
- The Federación Amateurs de Football (FAF) was a rival association that organized its own championships from 1912 to 1914.
- The Asociación Amateurs de Football (AAm) was a rival association that organized its own championships from 1919 to 1926.
- The Asociación Argentina de Football (AAF) was an amateur rival association that organized its own championships from 1931 to 1934. In 1935 it merged with the professional league Liga Argentina de Fútbol (LAF), being all its teams relegated to second division.
- Argentina list of Topscorers
- Goleadores argentinos de todas las épocas 1931-2010, Guillermo Gasparini
- Revista de la AFA, p. 13, Jul 2013
- "Labruna gritó otro gol 67 años después", Clarín, 2 August 2008
- 34 goals with Estudiantes L.P. and 193 with Boca Juniors (International Goals aren't part of Primera División Argentina totals), As of May 29, 2011.
- "Martín Palermo" (in Spanish). Olé.com.ar. Retrieved May 29, 2011. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Argentine list of Topscorers - RSSSF
- Goleadores del campeonato Argentino at Misceléanes del Fútbol website