The 100 footballers who played for Boca and River: betrayals, champions and unpublished cases

The 100 footballers who played for Boca and River: betrayals, champions and unpublished cases

Learn about the incredible cases of footballers who wore the two most important jerseys in the country; The details in the note.

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River-Boca, Boca-River They are the protagonists in Argentina of a historic rivalry that dates back more than 100 years and represents neither more nor less our national idiosyncrasy. Xeneizes and Millonarios stand out for being the most exciting and compelling classic in the country, as well as one of the most striking in the entire world. Something like unitary and federal, Peronist and anti-Peronist, the Superclásico is part of that bipolarity that exists in our nation since the beginning of history.

Beyond it sounding incredible due to the fervor with which this rivalry is lived, throughout the entire history of the superclásico there were more than 100 men who wore both shirts. When this type of case occurs, two things usually happen: the first is that the fans of the new club receive the player from their classic out of the corner of their eye and with suspicion for having belonged to the “enemy.” Otherwise, they can also welcome him with open arms if the player leaves some controversial phrase that shows interest in wanting to change sides.

However, throughout this very interesting history, there are names that were completely forgotten by both parties, as well as surnames that were marked in both clubs. Find out about all the cases.

The footballers who played first for Boca and then for River

Vicente Oñate, Donato Abbatángelo, Ramón Ferreira, Alberto Juan Penney, Francisco Taggino, Luis Demóstenes Gaete, Alfredo Garasini, Dante Pertini, Severiano Álvarez, Casildo Fallatti, Eugenio Cacopardo, Cataldo Spitalle, Juan José Negri, Alberto Emilio De Zorzi, Juan Apolonio Vairo , Fausto Iseo Rosello, Francisco Lombardo, Juan Carlos Barberis, Jorge Alberto Diz, Nestor Italo Isella, Miguel Angel Loayza, Rubén Horacio Galleti, Alberto Cesar Tarantini, Carlos Damian Randazzo, Oscar Victor Trossero, Ricardo Alberto Gareca, Oscar Alfredo Ruggeri, Ramón Miguel Centurión, Rubén Darío Gómez, Jorge Nicolas Higuaín, Jorge Roberto Rinaldi, José Milton Melgar, Juan Amador Sánchez, Sergio Angel Berti, José Luis Villareal, Gabriel Omar Amato, Sebastián Pascual Rambert, Nelson David Vivas, Jonatan Ramón Maidana, Jonathan Fabbro, Bruno Saúl Urribarri, Nicolás Santiago Bertolo, Lucas David Pratto, Tomás Pochettino.


The footballers who played first for River and then for Boca

Pedro Moltedo, Agustín Angotti, Ramón Lamique, Anempodisto García, Luis Solans, Alfredo Elli, Agustín Lanata, Alfredo Martín, Zoilo Canaveri, Antonio Ameal Pereyra, Pedro Marassi, Ricardo Zatelli, Camilo Antonio Bonelli, Ricardo Staggi, Joaquin N. Martinez, José Manuel Moreno, Juan José Pizzutti, Miguel Angel Rodriguez, Norberto Menendez, Alfredo Hugo Rojas, Roque Mario Ditro, Marcos Hugo Zarich, José Luis Luna, Jorge Hugo Fernández, Hugo Orlando Gatti, Francisco Manuel Sá, Daniel Juan Silguero, Anibal Francisco Cibeyra, Ernesto Mastrángelo, Carlos Horacio Salinas, Victorio Nicolas Cocco, Hugo Oscar Coscia, Carlos Manuel Morete, Eduardo Oscar Bargas, Pablo Agustin Comelles, Osvaldo Alejandro Pérez, Juan José López, Carlos José Barisio, Carlos Angel López, Carlos Daniel Tapia, Julio Jorge Olarticoechea , Pablo Carlos Erbín, Gerardo Manuel Reinoso, Gabriel Omar Batistuta, Fabio Mario Talarico, Rubén Fernando Da Silva, Fernando Andrés Gamboa, Claudio Paul Caniggia, Julio César Toresani, Fernando Gabriel Cáceres, Néstor Gabriel Cedrés, Jorge Daniel Martinez, Abel Eduardo Balbo, Luciano Gabriel Figueroa, Julio César Cáceres and Jesús David José Méndez, Marcelo Saracchi.


The most emblematic footballers who played for River and Boca

  • Hugo Orlando Gatti: The historic Boca goalkeeper had his time at River between 1964 and 1968 where he did not have many chances as he had one of the best goalkeepers in the history of the country as a competitor for the position: Amadeo Carrizo. Years later, “Loco” returned to Boca, where he was champion of Libertadores and Intercontinental. Likewise, Hugo is the one who played the most superclassics (52).
  • Juan José López: “Negro” was one of the best midfielders in local soccer in the 70s. He trained at River where he was national champion, scored 82 goals, and after a brief stint at Talleres he arrived at Boca. As a bonus track in this case, it is worth remembering that millionaire fans did not want López to become River’s coach in 2010 because of his past in Boca. However, “Jota Jota” put on the coach’s jacket, going down in the history of national football as he was the coach who was relegated with River in 2011.
  • Gabriel Omar Batistuta: Without a doubt one of the best forwards the country had in history. The top scorer in Newells briefly passed through River where he was not taken into account by the coach in 1989. Bati arrived at Boca in 1990 where he became the team’s top scorer.
  • Oscar Ruggeri: “Big Head” He is another of the historical players who played with both shirts. The central defender debuted in 1980 at Boca and after five seasons at the club he was one of the players who took part in a strike where he demanded his freedom of action to go directly to River. In 1986 Ruggeri was a transcendental figure in the Millonario when he became champion of the Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental Cup (in addition to being world champion with Argentina)

  • Ricardo Gareca: “Tigre” is another of those who starred in that strike in Boca. The forward with a relentless technique managed to go directly from Xeneize to Millo in 1985. In any case, it was not a success story like Ruggeri’s since it lasted a few months in Núñez.

  • Jonathan Maidana: Jony is without a doubt one of the most transcendental in this entire story. Born in football in Boca, he was part of the 2007 Copa Libertadores champion team. Years later he arrived at River where in his first superclásico he scored the final 1-0 of the 2010 Apertura; yes, he shouted the goal. In 2011 Maidana was involved in River’s relegation, but he stayed at the club to promote it and become champion countless times. In 2015 he won the Copa Libertadores and in 2018 he repeated the feat against the club where he was born: Boca. He is the only player in history to have lifted the top continental trophy with both shirts.
  • Lucas Pratto: the “Bear” is also one of the most notable cases of recent times. Trained at Boca Juniors, the forward did not have many opportunities at the riverside club as there was a certain Martín Palermo on the team. However, Pratto arrived in River in 2018 after years of career in other clubs for a sum of 12 million dollars. In that year he entered the club’s big pages by having converted the 1-1 at La Bombonera in the first leg final, and by repeating the same thing a month later but at the Santiago Bernabeu. The one born in Boca lifted the Copa Libertadores playing for River and under the nose of his club of origin.

Source: Ambito

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