History of River Plate
Club Atlético River Plate also known as River Plate or simply River is an Argentine club founded a hundred years ago that gained fame thanks to its football team. The club is currently based in the neighborhood of Núñez, Buenos Aires; however its first building was located in La Boca.
After founding the club on May 25, 1901, the first team was formed with the following players: Moltedo, Ratto, Cevallos, Peralta, Carrega, Bard (the president), Kitzler, Martínez, Flores, Zanni and Messina.
Its historical rival is Club Atlético Boca Juniors, against which it plays the so called Superclásico (super-classic match). Besides, the matches played against the other three great football teams in Argentina (Independiente, San Lorenzo and Racing) are also consider a classic.
River has always been one of the most important teams of South America. They won 38 official tournaments, including 33 Argentine League titles, 2 Copa Libertadores (1986 and 1996), a Supercopa (1997) and an Intercontinental title (1986). In 1986, River Plate fans known as Gallinas as of the 60s (literally, chickens) and Los Millonarios as of the 30s (the millionaires) had the opportunity of watching River win the local title, the Copa Libertadores, the Copa Interamericana and the Copa Intercontinental.