Who is better, River mouth?

¿Quién es mejor, Boca o River?
Boca and River are the biggest teams in Argentina. PHOTO: Clarion

Last update 24 November, 2018 by Alberto Llopis

Bitterest rivals forever, this post we will devote to discover precisely what the two sets is larger according to different criteria. Suffice it to say as a prelude to both history supports them and that both claim to be two of the most important clubs in the world.


A level titles, River Plate has won in its history 54 trophies, for the 63 from Boca Juniors. However, These figures support subsections. Two of the most important. River has won 35 is already being professional leagues. Boca Juniors only 24, but against the Xeneizes they have obtained 18 international titles for 5 of the millionaires. River has succeeded in 2 Copa Libertadores, mouth 6 and also it has proclaimed 3 time champion of the Libertadores by two River. Boca, besides, holds the honor of never having gone down to Second Division, thing that makes River since 2011 can not boast.

team league champion in Argentina Champion Runner-up Third
River Plate 35 28 12
Boca Juniors 27 19 14
Independent 14 14 6
Saint Lawrence 12 14 14
Velez Sarsfield 10 8 11


Clashes between River and Boca back to a 20 September 1913 where River won 1-2 the mouth. The last date of 30 March with victory also River 1-2. Boca has won a total of 127 parties (including friendly) of the 347 disputed. River did the same in 113 and in 109 It was a tie.  As a curious note, I must say that the biggest win of the two sets was a 5-1.

Competence PJ GB E GR Golbat GolR
First division 202 73 62 67 278 261
International 24 10 8 6 29 19
National Cups 7 1 3 4 6 9
no Official 115 43 36 36 152 133
Totals 347 127 109 113 467 424

Partners and fans:

The Monumental de River is widely larger than the Bombonera (40.318) capable 62.500. A partner level, they say that the two are in the Top 10 world. River has 123.000 and is the fifth club in the world with more partners and Boca has 102.000 Meritorious closing this list. It is often said that half of Buenos Aires is River and the other half plus one of Boca. You can already imagine who that one.


It would be almost impossible to say which has had better players because both clubs have had the best Argentine Soccer Players in History. Boca has seen Maradona, but also Caniggia, in Palermo, to Riquelme, in Cats…among many others. River has Francescoli, Daniel Pasarella, Labruna, Ubaldo Filiol,  José Manuel Moreno and Adolfo Pedernera. It would be virtually impossible to name all the good players from both teams and it is here where perhaps they are more evenly matched.

Maradona ha sido uno de los grandes jugadores de Boca.
Maradona has been one of the great players of Boca.

international impact:

Maybe, the most subjective and changing point. Internationally both have a big jerk and you can tell your cache in Europe may vary depending on the level of his players. Possibly, at the time of Maradona, Boca had a greater international prestige. But we doubt that when Francescoli was in River, Millionaires were the most closely watched. Therefore, it depends.

Bigger Boca or River?

The million dollar question. It seems that nationally River Plate could be considered better. More partners, more titles. Instead, on an international level, Boca is the most successful and opens a debate that will never end being ditched a resounding.

If you want to see which players played in River and Boca, keep reading

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982


3 thoughts on “Who is better, River mouth?

  1. The undersigned does not sympathize with either, but I had opportunity to travel and there were always situations that surprised me. As an example pointed out the last time I was in Rome, a taxi driver asks me where I was from? I replied in Argentina, and then he tells me Carlitos Tévez, to which I say excuse me ..but, Tevez never played in Roman clubs, what the Lord answered me ..no matter, I'm from Boca! Situations like that happened to me many times.. and not to sidestep the name Boca Juniors has a mystique that makes anyone who comes to our country wants to know the stadium of Boca or the stars of world football want to play at the club. However, who can forget those glorious riverplatenses brackets from the glorious machine Muñoz Moreno Pedernera Labruna Lusteau, more here players or Onega, Sívori, Alonzo, Gallardo, Ortega, Francescoli, etc . No one doubts the greatness millionaire, but with the obligation to respond to the unknown, it is clear that the largest of America's Boca Juniors. I tell this after take work home to make surveys, asking who is bigger River or Boca, River mouth. The result has always been the same and categorically. Several surveys and affirm strongly. One of the latest was made by the Spanish magazine Marca yielding overwhelming results over
    half a million people surveyed, throwing the results outlined here. Boca 59% River 36% others 5%. Greetings.

  2. Mira , the two arguments that define who is greater , is the history between them and the titles , it can be said that local-level tournaments , river mouth is bigger and internationally , but overall mouth has more , and history is in favor of mouth , For me it is a clearly visible matter , It is that fans add things and issues that have nothing to do , just to earn points in this rivalry , Boca is bigger those who hurt… At least for now , I am not the owner destination , that's God , I do not.

    1. looks good in terms of merits have it as a river that won international fewer tournaments…and put the liberators just look at the cups, but won suruga banc river, American Recopa Sudamericana, Supercopas to mouth level sudamericansi to take them into account and a river not then you can.
      37 a 24 only need to win local tournaments lengths x be 20 or dates 40 in long tournaments, do not forget to national and / or metropolitan.
      when I win intercontinental mouth was a single party ( Today would not reach…)
      do not forget that river was 18 years without winning tournaments and in that time I could have surpassed mouth or as much could have come and failed who is greater?to compare and be rational t you have to be removed…greetings

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