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Club history

Club Atlético River Plate , commonly known as River Plate, is an Argentine professional sports club based in the Núñez neighborhood of Buenos Aires, founded on May 25, 1901, and named after the English name of the city's estuary, Río de the Silver. Although many sports are played at the club, River Plate is best known for its professional soccer team, which has won the Argentine Primera División championship a record 36 times, its most recent title being the Final in 2014. National achievements it also includes 12 national cups, the most recent being the 2018-19 Copa Argentina. These achievements place River Plate as the most successful team in national competitions with 48 titles won in the highest division.

Internationally, River Plate has won 18 titles, with 12 organized by CONMEBOL and other international organizations. Among River Plate's achievements are four Copa Libertadores, one Intercontinental Cup, one Supercopa Sudamericana, one Copa Sudamericana, three Recopa Sudamericana, one Copa Interamericana and one Suruga Bank Championship, in addition to having won six tournaments organized by AFA and AUF together. : five Dr. Ricardo Aldao Cup and one Tie Cup In addition, the River Plate subsidiary won the U-20 Copa Libertadores in 2012.

River Plate is the first and only team to simultaneously host the four main CONMEBOL international competitions, after winning the 2014 Copa Sudamericana, the 2015 Recopa Sudamericana, the 2015 Copa Libertadores and the 2015 Suruga Bank Championship.

In a survey published by the Argentine Football Association in 2016, 6 of the 11 players in the Argentine national team had played for River Plate, which was designated by FIFA as the ninth best Club of the Century, in December 2000, ranking in the same place as AC Milan from Italy and Flamengo from Brazil, and surpassing teams like Inter from Italy, Liverpool from England or Benfica from Portugal, among others, thus remaining the best Argentine team in this ranking and third at the continental level. behind Santos FC from Brazil and Peñarol from Uruguay. In 2010, the International Federation of Football History and Statistics placed River Plate in ninth place in a ranking that included the best teams in the world during the 1990s and 2000s. River was the South American club with the best position in the table, among other achievements,

River has a fierce rivalry with Boca Juniors. Matches between them are known as Superclásico, and the rivalry of the two teams is among the most heated in the sport, due to their local and global popularity. River's home stadium is the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, the largest stadium in the country, and is simply known as El Monumental, which is located in the Belgrano district.


The historic moment of the t-shirt

Enzo Francescoli, Ariel Ortega, Hernán Crespo Do these names ring a bell? Nothing more and nothing less than the heroes of River's second Copa Libertadores. That final at the Monumental Stadium, where due to a monumental mistake by Oscar Córdoba, River was going to be crowned champion. Don't forget, they had just been eliminated the previous year against another Colombian, Atlético Nacional. Now is the time for the great and to dream. You and I know that fear does not exist, and we believe until the end that everything is possible. Believe as all those of "Nuñez" believed in Enzo, who finally established himself as the crown prince of the reign of the Libertadores.

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- Segments taken from multiple web pages such as Wikipedia and RiverPlate.net


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