Club Atlético River Plate, commonly known as River Plate, is an Argentine professional sports club based in the Núñez neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The club competes in the Argentine Primera División, the top flight of Argentine football.
River Plate Youth Development System
River Plate Academy
From its creation in 1901 to the present, the lower divisions of River Plate have protagonized splendid moments in their categories. The River Plate Academy is recognized on a continental and world level for the amount of talents that have emerged throughout it. River produced many of the best players in the history of football, including most of the institution’s top idols. Its main objective is to supply players with great future to the first team and educate academically, ethically and athletically its members.
Legends of football not only had the privilege of playing in the first division of the club Millonario, but also wore the red and white jersey since the youth categories. The lower divisions of River Plate, also known as “El Semillero” has always been the most fruitful of Argentina, the most important and also the one with the greatest success. Historically it is considered as the best soccer training school of the Americas and one of the best in the world.
Two players who won the Ballon d’Or, Alfredo Di Stéfano and Omar Sívori, were born from “El Semillero”.
Alfredo Di Stéfano (1957, 1959, 1989 Super Ballon d’Or)
Omar Sívori (1961)
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River Plate History
River Plate has amassed a total of 18 victories at the international level, 12 of which were from competitions held by CONMEBOL and other international organizations. River Plate has won four Copa Libertadores, one Intercontinental Cup, one Supercopa Sudamericana, one Copa Sudamericana, one Copa Sudamericana, three Recopa Sudamericana, one Copa Interamericana, and one Suruga Bank Championship.
River Plate has also come in second place in the Suruga Bank Championship. In addition, the club has triumphed in six competitions that were jointly hosted by AFA and AUF, namely five editions of the Copa Dr. Ricardo Aldao and one edition of the Tie Cup. Additionally, River Plate’s youth squad took first place in the Under-20 Copa Libertadores competition in 2012.
After winning the 2014 Copa Sudamericana, the 2015 Recopa Sudamericana, the 2015 Copa Libertadores, and the 2015 Suruga Bank Championship, River Plate is the first and only team to simultaneously hold all four of CONMEBOL’s main international competitions. More over half of Argentina’s football fans root for River Plate and Boca Juniors, the two most successful football clubs in the country. Boca Juniors is the third most popular club in Argentina. The local derby match between Boca Juniors and River Plate, known as the Superclásico, is considered to be one of the most famous derbies in the world by the BBC. This is because of the intense competition that exists between the two teams.
Although common belief incorrectly states that the stadium is located in the Nez district, Estadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti, also known as River Plate Stadium, Monumental de Nuez, or simply El Monumental, is a stadium located in the Belgrano neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is the home of the football club River Plate. Other names for the stadium include Monumental de Nuez and simply El Monumental.
The building was inaugurated on May 26, 1938, and it was given its current name in honor of Antonio Vespucio Liberti, a previous president of the club. It has a capacity of 70,074 people, making it the largest stadium in Argentina, and it also serves as the home stadium for the Argentina national football team. It served as the primary location for the Pan American Games in 1951.
It was the site of the final match of the 1978 FIFA World Cup, which was competed for between Argentina and the Netherlands. In addition to that, it has played host to four different finals of the Copa America, the most recent of which was in 2011.