Boca is in a new Cup final. It is in Argentina the club with the most official titles in history, with 69 stars, and if he is consecrated in San Juan against Banfield, he will also be the one that will have achieved the most trophies in this type of competition: he would reach 14, one more than Racing and River.
National cups have been played in Argentine football since the beginning of the 20th century. The current Diego Maradona Cup is the 106th competition in history. Was Alumni, the first great champion, the one who was a long time above the rest, with 8 in just a decade. Then Racing appeared in the dispute and with time Boca and River joined. They are now the top three winners, with 13.
Boca began to play in the First Division in 1913 but the consecrations came after the second split in Argentine football. It was one of the clubs that supported the Argentine Football Association, which had a FIFA affiliation, along with Huracán, Sportivo Barracas, Argentinos, Banfield and Nueva Chicago.
After winning the league championship, the Xeneize won his first National Cup on January 18, 1920 when he won the final of the Competition Cup Rosario Central in an exciting definition on the GEBA field. The regulation 90 finished 0-0 and 30 more minutes were played. With five minutes to go, there was a penalty for him Scoundrel: Miguel kicked him and stopped him Americo Tesoriere. Two minutes later, a penalty came for Boca and Calomino did not miss.
Américo Tesoriere, key in the consecration of Boca.
The second coronation came twenty-one days later, when he faced the same rival for the Carlos Ibarguren Cup. On February 8, 1-0 with a goal from Pedro Miranda, also in GEBA. There is an emblematic photo of those times, in which the players, proud, pose with the cups won.
Boca’s third National Cup final has a peculiarity: it faced the same rival on Saturday, Banfield. It was January 30, 1921, by the Honor Cup Municipality of the City of Buenos Aires. The decisive clash was played on the Sportivo Barracas court and the Drill won 2 to 1.
In the subsequent tour, Boca added another 11 national cups, three of them in the amateur era and eight in professionalism. The last conquest was the Argentina Super Cup 2019, in which he beat Rosario Central in the penalty shootout (6-5) after equaling 0-0 the 90 in regular time.
Boca, River and Racing thus have 13 titles; Independent, 9; Alumni and Huracán, 8; Rosario Central, 6; San Isidro, 4; Newell’s and Rosario Athletic, 3; Arsenal, Belgrano Athletic, Estudiantes de La Plata, Lanús, Porteño and San Lorenzo, 2; Atlanta, Banfield, Central Córdoba de Rosario, Estudiantes de Buenos Aires, Gimnasia La Plata, Nueva Chicago, Quilmes, Sportivo Balcarce, Sportivo Barracas, Tiro Federal, Tigre and Vélez, 1.
If the League championships are also taken into account and a table of national titles, Boca is one step away from reaching River, the winner with 48 celebrations (35 leagues and 13 national cups). He Xeneize it has 47, with 34 leagues and 13 national cups.
Some counts give River 12 national cups and 36 leagues, since they count the gold Cup 1936, disputed for the only time between the winner of the Honor Cup (San Lorenzo) and the Championship Cup (River), as a league title, when the season regulations established that two First-Class competitions and a new cup would be played.
In the hand in hand of the whole story, Boca is still up: 69 official titles against 66 for River. Later they appear Independiente with 45, Racing, 37; San Lorenzo and Alumni, 22; and Vélez, 16.