WHAT MAkES River Plate

El Más Grande?

Generations of Champions

Founded in 1901, and called “River Plate” after the British name for the Río de la Plata estuary, Club Atlético River Plate is a renowned sports club in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Its men’s professional soccer team ranks among the top 10 in the world.

Generations of Champions

Founded in 1901, and called “River Plate” after the British name for the Río de la Plata estuary, Club Atlético River Plate is a renowned sports club in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Its men’s professional soccer team ranks among the top 10 in the world.

 Where we come from

TITLEStrophies

Since its inception in 1901, River Plate has won the Primera División title 36 times — that’s a record. The team has also won 8 national cups and 16 international titles, with 11 titles recognized by FIFA and CONMEBOL, including the Copa Libertadores, Copa Intercontinental and Copa Sudamericana.

There’s a whole museum’s worth more to say: check out this video tribute to the River Plate legacy for a short peek.

The best of argentina

When it comes to international competition, countries form elite teams of native sons by gathering the most talented players from the various clubs to which they belong.

River Plate is well known for the number of legendary soccer players who have risen through its ranks, and has supplied more players to the Argentina National Team than any other club. To name a few: Cabezon Sivori, Amadeo Carrizo, Nery Pumpido, Oscar Ruggeri, Hector Enrique, Sergio Goycochea, Ramon Diaz, Pablo Aimar, Juan Pablo Sorín, Marcelo Gallardo, Ariel Ortega, Javier Mascherano, Gonzalo Higuaín, and Hernan Crespo.

The best of argentina

When it comes to international competition, countries form elite teams of native sons by gathering the most talented players from the various clubs to which they belong.

River Plate is well known for the number of legendary soccer players who have risen through its ranks, and has supplied more players to the Argentina National Team than any other club. To name a few: Cabezon Sivori, Amadeo Carrizo, Nery Pumpido, Oscar Ruggeri, Hector Enrique, Sergio Goycochea, Ramon Diaz, Pablo Aimar, Juan Pablo Sorín, Marcelo Gallardo, Ariel Ortega, Javier Mascherano, Gonzalo Higuaín, and Hernan Crespo.

Inspired 

Leadership

Small but mighty, Marcello Gallardo is turning heads these days as one of the most successful coaches in the world — River Plate has won 10 titles under his leadership. You won’t see him here in Indiana (his hands are pretty full coaching some of the highest-pressure soccer in the world), but his influence is felt. Gallardo’s tactical, joyful theories of soccer permeate the lower divisions of River Plate in Buenos Aires and abroad. 

“There are few clubs in the world that have philosophy — it’s not for everyone. Having a philosophy gives you an identity; it’s what makes you different.”

— Marcelo Gallardo, Manager of River Plate Argentina