Club Atlético River Plate

Orientation & Geography

South America, Argentina, Buenos Aires

Club Atlético River Plate (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈriβer ˈpleit]) is an Argentine sports club based in the Belgrano neighborhood of Buenos Aires. It is best known for its professional football team, which currently plays in the Argentine Primera División. River Plate is one of the most successful teams in Argentine football. They have won the Primera División a record 33 times; their last domestic title was the 2008 Clausura. In addition, they have won five international titles, including two Copa Libertadores, one Intercontinental Cup, one Supercopa Sudamericana, and one Copa Interamericana. Their success in the 1990s had led IFFHS to name them ninth in their All-Time Club World Ranking (and first in the Americas). They are currently ranked 253rd. 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, also from Buenos Aires. Matches between them are known as Superclásico, and is amongst the most heated rivalries in the sport due to both teams' 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.