The Primera C Metropolitana is one of the two professional leagues that form the fourth level of the Argentine football league system. Primera C Metropolitana is made up of 20 clubs mainly from the city of Buenos Aires and its metropolitan area (Greater Buenos Aires).

The other league at level four is the Torneo Federal B, where teams from regional leagues take part.


Originally named "Tercera División" (second level), the first championship was held in 1900, being won by Alumni (still under the "English High School" name). With the creation of División Intermedia in 1911, the division became the fourth level behind Segunda División. It lasted until 1932 when the Intermedia was suppressed and Tercera División became the 3rd. division/level again since the 1933 season.

In 1944 its name changed to "Primera Amateur", which lasted to 1962, when the tournament was renamed "Primera C", Since the new restructuring of the league system in 1985, the division has become the fourth category of Argentine football (lower than Primera División, Primera B Nacional and Primera B Metropolitana).

Division levels

Since its inception in 1899 as "Tercera División", the Primera C has changed levels (between 3 and 4) and names several times. The table below shows them in details:

Year Level Promotion to Relegation to
Segunda División (None)
Segunda División (1911–26)
Intermedia (1927–32)
Primera B (None) (1933–49)
Primera D (1950–85)
Primera B Metro Primera D

The Argentina Primera C Metropolitana is a highly competitive soccer tournament held in Argentina. It is the fourth tier of the Argentine football league system and features teams from the Buenos Aires metropolitan area.

The tournament showcases the talent and passion of the lower division clubs, providing a platform for aspiring players to showcase their skills and potentially earn promotions to higher divisions.

The Primera C Metropolitana is known for its intense and physical style of play, with teams battling it out on the field to secure victories and climb up the league table. The matches are often closely contested, with teams displaying tactical prowess and determination to outwit their opponents.

The tournament attracts a dedicated fan base, with supporters filling the stadiums to cheer on their favorite teams. The atmosphere is electric, with chants, songs, and colorful displays creating an unforgettable experience for both players and spectators.

Throughout the season, teams compete in a round-robin format, playing against each other twice – once at home and once away. The top teams at the end of the season earn the opportunity to participate in promotion playoffs, where they have a chance to advance to the Primera B Metropolitana, the next tier of Argentine football.

The Argentina Primera C Metropolitana not only serves as a stepping stone for clubs and players but also contributes to the rich footballing culture of Argentina. It is a tournament that embodies the spirit of Argentine soccer, showcasing the country's love for the game and its commitment to nurturing talent at all levels.