After the arrival of Peruvian Luis Advíncula to reinforce Boca Juniors in the active season, we review top 10 foreigners in history blue and gold. We are far from being angry in case of discrepancies …
Here’s a compatriot from Advíncula. We talk about Teacher, as Diego Maradona nicknamed him, when he shared a squad with him in the 1997/98 season, prior to his jump to the Premier League. With the t-shirt of Xeneize, played 36 games, scored 6 goals and was voted the second best South American footballer of the year. Absolute quality.
The renowned Chilean footballer had his time at Boca in the 2009/10 season (48 PJ, 8 goals) showing that it was custom made for this shirt. But it did not last long: at the time Sevilla (ESP) came looking for him and it was impossible to retain him. At 33, Juan Román Riquelme, former partner and current leader of the institution, wants to repatriate him.
The Colombian coupling is currently in Boca, after arriving in 2020 to finalize its second stage in the institution -the first was between 2017 and 2019-. So far, Edwin scored 15 goals, delivered 17 assists and lifted 2 trophies in 77 PJ. Injuries and lack of confidence towards him do not allow him to become a period man in history Xeneize.
The Colombian – yes, another one – had two stages in Boca full of titles: the first between 2003 and 2006, when he played +100 games and raised 7 trophies -including the Club World Cup-, and the last, from 2007 to 2009, for close its cycle with the Blue and Gold by adding two statuettes to its palmares. Fabián stomped on the Ribera.
The TanoAs his nickname marks it, he was born in Italy but left his mark here, on Argentine soil. He emerged from the Boca quarry and became a cerebral striker that – hardly – supporters can forget: he was +6 years in the institution (1966/72), played 135 games, scored 23 goals and won three trophies. History must also be marked.
Little is said about Morel’s numbers at Xeneize: he played 6+ years at the club (2004/2010), played almost 200 games with the shirt and won 9 trophies. The Paraguayan is the most winning soccer player in the history of the South American Cup – in Boca he won two. By when the statue, JR10?
After passing through Vélez Sarsfield, the Monkey He came to Boca not to take off his goalie diver for eight years. Between 1988 and 1996, he played 396 games – more than half his career – and lifted four trophies. He is remembered as a hero by the penalty shootout in the Recopa Sudamericana 1989. The Colombian was completely crazy.
He arrived at the club as an unknown player from Portugal and became one of the captains with the most winners. The Pattern played 165 games (1997/01) and won six titles –two Liberators– in mouth. Currently, he accompanies Juan Román Riquelme in making decisions about football at the club.
Between 1998 and 2002, with sheer claw and judgment in the middle of the field, he quickly got into the hearts of Boca fans. Serna, here, won six trophies -one more important than the other-: the two Liberators and the Intercontinental in Japan. Did you deserve your place in the Technical Secretariat of the Xeneize? Because of its history, of course …
Four years (1997/01) under the three suits, 162 PJ, six titles and his remembered penalties saved, they approve the nickname of Legend for Córdoba in the Azul y Oro entity. Such was the Colombian’s passage through the institution that, in 2001, he finished as the second best goalkeeper in the world behind Oliver Khan. Unforgettable.