Today's Boca Juniors Talking Points
Club Atlético Boca Juniors (Spanish pronunciation: [kluβ aðˈletiko ˈβoka ˈʝunjors]) is an Argentine sports club based in the La Boca neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. Although many activities are hosted by the club, Boca Juniors is mostly known for its professional football team which, since it was promoted in 1913, has always played in the Argentine Primera División, becoming the most successful team of Argentina in number of official titles, with 65 won to date. National titles won by Boca Juniors include 31 Primera División championships, and 12 domestic cups. Boca Juniors also owns an honorary title awarded by the Argentine Football Association for their successful tour of Europe in 1925.
Internationally, the team has won a total of 22 international titles, with 18 recognized by FIFA and CONMEBOL. According to that, Boca is ranked fourth in the world in terms of number of internationally recognized titles, together with A.C. Milan and behind Real Madrid (21), Barcelona (20), and Egyptian side Al Ahly (20). Boca Juniors' international achievements also include Tie Cup, Copa de Honor Cousenier, and Copa Escobar-Gerona, organized jointly by the Argentine and Uruguayan Associations.
Boca Juniors is also one of only eight teams to have won CONMEBOL's treble. Their success usually has Boca ranked among the IFFHS's Club World Ranking Top 25, which they have reached the top position six times (mostly during the coaching tenure of Carlos Bianchi). Boca was also named by the IFFHS as the top South American club of the first decade of the 21st century (2001–2010). Boca Juniors is also known to be the one of the most popular football clubs in Argentina, along with River Plate. Boca juniors is one of the most popular clubs in South America.
Boca has always had a fierce rivalry with River Plate, as both clubs were established in La Boca. Matches between them are known as the Superclásico, and are one of the most heated rivalries in Argentina and the world, as both clubs are the two most popular in the country. Boca's home stadium is Estadio Alberto J. Armando, which is colloquially known as La Bombonera. The youth academy has produced many Argentine internationals such as Sebastián Battaglia, Nicolás Burdisso, Carlos Tevez, Éver Banega, and Fernando Gago, who have played or are playing for top European clubs.
In addition to football, Boca Juniors also has professional basketball and volleyball teams. Other (amateur) activities held in the club are: athletics, futsal, artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, martial arts (judo, karate and taekwondo), swimming, weightlifting and wrestling.Close