River Plate, also known as the Stripe, is an Argentine professional Football club. They participate in the Primera Division, Copa Argentina and Copa Libertadores.
River Plate was formed 118 years ago on 25 May 1901, after two clubs Santa Rose and La Rosales were merged. Leopoldo Bard was made the first president of the club.
Famous for their passing game, the club played its first official match in 1905, in the third division. After three years, the Club’s performance improved as it was promoted to the first division.
During the 1930s and 1940s, the club was nicknamed Los Millinarios due to several expensive players transfers. The transfers thus in future were proven worthy.
Juan Carlos Muñoz, José Manuel Moreno, Adolfo Pedernera, Ángel Labruna, and Félix Loustau, the five attacking players of the club during 1941-1949 helped the club achieve one of the top three places in the league every year.
During such a period, the team won four Leagues and became four-time runners up as well. The era of the club is commonly known as La Maquina (The Machine).
The club, which is worth 154 Million Euros, is owned by the Atletico River Plate sports club. The Chairman of the club is Rodolfo D’Onofrio.
Since the origin of the club, it has changed its home ground five times. Currently, the Antonio V. Liberti serves as the home ground of the club from 1938.
|Marcelo Gallardo||Head Coach||43|
|Alberto Montes||Goalkeeping Coach||–|
|Carlos Bustamante||Fitness Coach||–|
|Gabriel Perrone||Youth Coach||54|
|Hernan Diaz||Head of Academy Coach||54|
|N. De La Cruz||Midfielder||11|
The club holds:
- 36 Primera Division titles
- 1 Primera B nacional title
- 1 Segunda Division titile
- 2 Copa Argentina titles
- 1 Supercopa Argentina
- 1 Copa Campeonato
The Club holds:
- 1 Intercontinental title
- 4 Copa Libertadores titles
- 1 Copa Interamericana title
- 3 Recopa Sudamerucana titles