|Number of teams||20|
|Level on pyramid||4|
|Promotion to||Primera B Metropolitana|
|Relegation to||Primera D|
|Domestic cup(s)||Copa Argentina|
Villa Dálmine and Colegiales
(5 titles each)
|TV partners||TyC Sports|
- Format 1
- History 2
- Current teams (2015 season) 3
- List of champions 4
- Titles by club 5
- Notes 6
- References 7
- External links 8
Primera C is currently organised into two league tournaments, the Apertura (opening) and the Clausura (closing). Each team plays every other team once in the Apertura, and then once again at the reverse venue in the Clausura.
The winners of the two league titles are recognised as champions. However, the overall championship is decided with an end of season playoff. The overall champion is promoted to Primera B Metropolitana. The teams finishing 2nd to 8th enter a playoff series to determine which team will play in a promotion/relegation playoff against the 2nd lowest finishing team from Primera B Metropolitana.
The team that finishes with the worst aggregate points total is automatically relegated to Primera D. The team with the 2nd worst aggregate points total plays a promotion/relegation playoff with the winner of the Primera D playoff series. And the winner then competes in Primera C the following season.
The first Primera C championship was held in 1900, being won by Buenos Aires English High School. The tournament was then named "Tercera División" (Third Division).
In 1944 its name changed to "Primera Amateur", which lasted to 1962, when the tournament was renamed "Primera C", which has remained to date.
Since the new restructuring of the league system in 1998-99 season, the division has become the fourth category of Argentine football (lower than Primera División, Primera B Nacional and Primera B Metropolitana).
Current teams (2015 season)
List of champions
The tournament has received different names since its first edition in 1900, being called "Primera C" for the first time in 1974. After the restructuring of the Argentine football league system, the tournament became the fourth division.
Titles by club
|Team||Number of titles||Years/Tournaments Won|
|Colegiales||5||1947, 1955, 1992–93, 2002–03, 2007–08|
|Villa Dálmine||5||1963, 1975, 1982, 1995–96, 2011–12|
|El Porvenir||4||1919, 1943, 1954, 1968|
|Estudiantes (BA)||4||1903, 1904, 1966, 1942|
|Sportivo Alsina||4||1932 AAF, 1933 AAF, 1936, 1941|
|Acassuso||4||1923 AAm, 1928, 1937, 2006–07|
|Defensores de Belgrano||4||1953, 1958, 1972, 1991–92|
|Barracas Central||3||1944, 1948, 2009–10|
|San Telmo||3||1949, 1956, 1961|
|Central Córdoba||3||1952, 1973, 1987–88|
|Sportivo Italiano||2||1962, 1974, 2013–14|
|Alumni III ||2||1901, 1905|
|Racing III ||2||1924 AAm, 1926 AAm |
|Ferro Carril Oeste||2||1909, 1913 |
|All Boys||2||1946, 1950|
|Deportivo Español||2||1960, 1979|
|Deportivo Merlo||2||1999-00, 2005–06|
|Deportivo Morón||2||1959, 1980|
|Argentino (Q)||2||1945, 1988–89|
|Talleres (RE)||2||1970, 1978|
- Reserve teams of Primera División clubs which took part of the championship along with the clubs from the Second Division.
- Then renamed "Alumni AC" in 1901.
- From Adrogué.
- The Federación Argentina de Football (FAF) was a rival amateur 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.
- From Lanús.
- The Asociación Argentina de Football (AAF) was a rival amateur association that organized its own championships from 1931 to 1934, when it merged with professional Liga Argentina de Football (LAF).
- Tercera División - AFA
- Historia y Fútbol, 1963 by José Carluccio
- Primera C at AFA website