Club Atlético River Plate is an argentine sports club based in the Núñez neighborhood of Buenos Aires, and named after the city's estuary, Río de la Plata. Although many sports are practiced at the club, River is best known for its professional football team, which has won the most domestic competitions in Argentina with 36 league titles in the top division, 2 second division championships and 9 national cups. At international level, River Plate has won a total of 16 official titles.
In a recent survey published by the Argentine Football Association, 6 out of 11 players of the all-time Argentine national team had played for River Plate.
Additionally, in 2000, River Plate was honored by FIFA as the 9th best club of the century in the world and the best Argentine football club in that ranking.
River Plate has won Argentina's Primera División championship a record of 36 times, being the most winning team of domestic leagues in Argentina with 45 official titles, including its latest championship, 2014 Final. Domestic titles also include 9 National cups, with the 2016 Copa Argentina as the most recent, and 2 Segunda División championships, 2011-12 Primera B Nacional and 1908 Segunda División.
River Plate has also won 16 international titles, ten recognised by FIFA and CONMEBOL that includes three Copa Libertadores, one Intercontinental Cup, one Supercopa Sudamericana, one Copa Sudamericana, two Recopa Sudamericana, one Copa Interamericana and one Suruga Bank Championship. Furthermore, the club has also won six tournaments organized by AFA and AUF together: five Copa Dr. Ricardo Aldao, and one Tie Cup.
In addition, River Plate's reserve team won the U-20 Copa Libertadores in 2012.
Among other achievements, River Plate is at the top of the list in the All-time Argentine Primera División table, being the Argentine team with most won games, least defeated games, most points accumulated, most goals scored, least goals against and best goal difference since the first championship held in 1891.
River Plate is the first and only team to simultaneously hold CONMEBOL's four current major international competitions, after winning the 2014 Copa Sudamericana, 2015 Recopa Sudamericana, the 2015 Copa Libertadores, and the 2015 Suruga Bank Championship.
In 2000, River Plate was named by FIFA as the 9th club of the century and it was the best Argentine football club in that ranking. In 2010, the International Federation of Football History and Statistics placed River Plate in the 9th place in a ranking that included the best teams of the world during the 1990 and 2000 decades. River was the South American club with the best position in the table.
The club was officially founded in 1901 and took its name from the common English name for the Río de la Plata. River has a fierce rivalry with Boca Juniors. Matches between them are known as Superclásico, and the two teams' rivalry is amongst the most heated in the sport, due to their local and global popularity. River's home stadium is Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, known simply as El Monumental, which is the largest stadium in the country.
Apart from football, the club hosts a large variety of sports such as athletics, basque pelota, bowls, chess, basketball, cestoball, gymnastics, field hockey, karate, roller hockey, roller skating, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball and waterpolo.Close