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Soccer match visit

We can visit a soccer match of wichever football cluub you like, or even a guided visit to most popular football stadiums in the city. Please find below some history of River Plate and Boca Juniors, the two most popular football teams in Buenos Aires.

River Plate

At the beginning of the last century, next to the River "Riachuelo". By that time, two teams were discussing football supremacies in the area: "La Rosales" (in honour of an heroic corvette) installed its football field on an irregular land of Wilson's coal bunker and won its first match against "Estrella Polar" at Parque Patricios. Meanwhile, at Mr. Jacobs house, sub manager of the coal bunker, relatives and students, englishman's friends met every Sunday afternoon. One day, a football ball appeared, they played for a long while and finally the idea cropped up: And if we form a football club?

It was on August 30th so they called it Santa Rosa.

The rivals got tougher and tougher each time so the idea to merge was definite and took place on May 25th , 1901. After several comings and goings, the name River Plate was chosen. The reason was that while Dock Nº 3 was being built, Martinez had seen some sailors leaving some huge boxes aside (what they contained was a mystery for everyone) and started playing with the ball during their spare time. What drew Martinez's attention most was the inscription on the boxes: "The River Plate".

The first football field was founded on the east end of the Darsena Sur. The Club's first team started playing there: Moltedo, Ratto, Cevallos, Peralta, Carrega, Bard (el presidente), Kitzler, Martinez, Flores, Zanni y Messina.

River plate supporters like to be called by their loved nick name "los Millonarios" (the millionaires), however fans of rival clubs call River plate fans "gallinas" (literally hens, but more akin to chicken).

Source: Official website of Club Atletico River Plate.

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Boca Juniors

On 3 April 1905, five Italian immigrants gathered in Sol's park of La Boca. Esteban Baglietto, Alfredo Scarpatti, Santiago Sana, Juan and Teodoro Farenga founded Boca Juniors (the use of English language in team names was commonplace, as English railroad workers introduced football into Argentina).

The original jersey color was pink, which was quickly abandoned for thin black and white vertical stripes. The legend has it that in 1907 Boca played against a team that shared the same colors (River Plate), to decide who would get to keep them. Boca lost, and decided to adopt the colors of the flag of the first boat to arrive to the La Boca port. As the boat was from Sweden, the blue-and-gold was adopted. The first version had a yellow diagonal band, which was later changed to a horizontal stripe.

Boca fans are known as los xeneizes (the Genoese) after the large number of Italian (especially Genoese) inmigrants who lived in La Boca in the early 20th century. Fans of rival clubs call Boca fans "Bosteros" The name "bosteros" (horse-shitters) originates from the horse manure used in the brick factory that occupied the ground where the Bombonera stands. Originally used mostly by rivals, some Boca fans have taken to wear it with pride.


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