The Argentine National Team always had the habit of observing and capturing talents from the great clubs of the Argentine tournament to wear the Albiceleste mantle.
Next, we review the ideal eleven of footballers who passed through River Plate and shone in Argentina:
Although this decision is controversial, because two world champions such as Ubaldo Fillol and Nery Pumpido, the Goyco He has an attachment to the National Team that no other goalkeeper has. The penalties, the ’90, the stories with Diego, the two Copa América. Made to measure light blue and white and passing through the river between 1993/94.
The historic captain and two-time world champion -1978 and 1986- was an emblem of La Banda for +10 years –1972/81 and 1988/89-. He is considered the best defense in the history of Argentine football. May God judge him for his term as head of the institution.
Emerged from Boca Juniors and passing through River Plate between 1980/83. Tarantini was a fundamental piece in the conquest of the Argentina National Team in the 1978 World Cup. For many, the best left back in Albiceleste history.
The multifunctional Vasquito, who played as a left-back and by decision of Carlos Bilardo should have been No. 4 in the 86 World Cup, was a player of the Millionaire between 1981 and 1984. In his first year with the Band he raised the National Championship.
The Checho of long wool and hippo beard was acquired by River Plate in 1988 after its promising appearance in Argentinos Juniors and subsequent world championship with Albiceleste, in 1986, as midfielder. In Nuñez he played for two years, until 1990. One of the best that the position had.
To the pigheaded He cared so little about football codes that, in 1985, he went to River Plate directly from Boca Juniors to play for about three years (1985/88) in La Banda. At the time he ended up yelling a goal to the Xeneize with the full candy box. Literally, a world champion does what he wants. Prócer of 86.
El Conejito emerged and was one of the most iconic forwards in the history of River Plate. In the Argentine National Team he was not very lucky – runner-up in America in 2004 – but he left traces: he converted 12 goals at +50 PJ and gold medal at the Olympic Games in Athens ’04.
With +10 years in La Banda, Negro Enrique knew how to continue the legacy of Juan Jose López with two First Division titles and a similar display. Yes it was who gave assistance to Maradona in the 1986 World Cup to write the beautiful work of the Cosmic Kite or -better called- the Goal of the Century.
After becoming the best player of the moment after being a scorer (6) of the Argentine National Team that was world champion in 1978, Kempes decided to rest with The band on his body between 1981/82. Even so, he won the National Championship and scored 16 goals in 33 PJ. Top 3 of the best in history Albiceleste.
The Burrito, the one with the hip breaks, brakes and unpredictable dribbling, was one of the heirs of Diego Maradona’s No. 10 in the Argentine National Team. He played three World Cups and two America’s Cup, without any successes. Therefore, the love towards his person-player is born by all that he achieved –7 titles– and made dance to River for +12 years. Will another hitch come out?
World Champion in 1978 -5 PJ and 4 goals- and River Plate figure between 1975 and 1980 averaging one title per year (5). Luque is considered one of the best strikers in the history of Argentine football. We deserve to have players with his nobility again. His little mustache will also be part of the memory.