2011–12 Club Atlético River Plate season

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River Plate
2011-12 season
President Argentina Daniel Passarella
Manager Argentina Matías Almeyda
Primera B Nacional 1st
Copa Argentina Semifinals vs Racing
Top goalscorer League: Fernando Cavenaghi (19)
All: Fernando Cavenaghi (19)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2011-12 season was River Plate's first season in the Primera B Nacional, following relegation from the Primera División in 2011. It was Matías Almeyda's first season in charge at the club.

Season review[edit]

See also 2011–12 Primera B Nacional

On 19 December 2011, David Trezeguet joined River Plate on a 3-year deal after terminating his contract on 21 Nov 2011 with Baniyas SC of the UAE Pro-League.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Pos. Name From Fee
FW Fernando Cavenaghi France Bordeaux Free
MF Alejandro Domínguez Spain Valencia Loan
DF Agustín Alayes Chile Colo-Colo Free
MF Martín Aguirre Argentina Godoy Cruz u$s 0.4M
MF Carlos Sánchez Argentina Godoy Cruz u$s 2.5M
DF Luciano Vella Argentina Newell's Old Boys Free
DF Cristian Ledesma Argentina Colón u$s 0.46M
MF Leonardo Ponzio Spain Real Zaragoza Free
FW David Trezeguet United Arab Emirates Baniyas Free

Out[edit]

Pos. Name To Fee
FW Fabián Bordagaray Argentina Argentinos Juniors
MF Roberto Pereyra Italy Udinese
MF Erik Lamela Italy Roma up to €19 million.[1]

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Current squad of Club Atlético River Plate as of March 12, 2015 (edit)
Sources: Official website and Argentine Soccer

No. Position Player
1  ARG GK Marcelo Barovero
2  ARG DF Jonathan Maidana
3  COL DF Éder Álvarez Balanta
4  ARG MF Guido Rodríguez
5  ARG MF Matías Kranevitter
6  ARG DF Ramiro Funes Mori
7  URU FW Rodrigo Mora
8  URU MF Carlos Sánchez
9  ARG FW Fernando Cavenaghi
10  ARG MF Gonzalo Martínez
13  ARG DF Bruno Urribarri
14  ARG MF Augusto Solari
15  ARG MF Leonardo Pisculichi
16  ARG MF Ariel Rojas
17  ARG MF Martín Aguirre
18  URU MF Camilo Mayada
No. Position Player
19  COL FW Teófilo Gutiérrez
20  ARG DF Germán Pezzella
21  ARG MF Leonel Vangioni
23  ARG MF Leonardo Ponzio
24  ARG DF Emanuel Mammana
25  ARG DF Gabriel Mercado
27  ARG MF Ezequiel Cirigliano
28  ARG MF Leandro Vega
29  ARG FW Giovanni Simeone
30  ARG MF Tomás Martínez
31  ARG FW Lucas Boyé
32  ARG FW Sebastián Driussi
33  ARG GK Julio Chiarini
34  ARG FW Juan Cruz Kaprof
42  ARG GK Augusto Batalla

Manager: Marcelo Gallardo

On Loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
- Argentina MF Manuel Lanzini (at Fluminense)
- Argentina MF Walter Acevedo (at Banfield)
- Argentina DF Maximiliano Coronel (at All Boys)
No. Position Player
- Argentina DF Alejandro Espinoza (at Atlético Tucumán)
- Argentina DF Lucas Orban (at Tigre)

Competitions[edit]

Summer recess Mid-season friendlies[edit]

Primera B Nacional[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 20 13 5 66 28 +38 73 13 4 2 37 12 +25 7 9 3 29 16 +13

Last updated: 7 December 2011.
Source: Soccerway

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground H A H A H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A H H A H A H A H A H
Result W W W D D D W D W W D L W L W D L W D W W W D D W D W L W W D W W D D W L W
Position 7 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1

Source: Soccerway
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Fixtures & results[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 River Plate 38 20 13 5 66 28 +38 73 Primera División
2 Quilmes 38 20 12 6 62 21 +41 72
3 Instituto 38 19 13 6 56 28 +28 70 Promotion Playoff Matches
4 Rosario Central 38 20 9 9 49 33 +16 69
5 Boca Unidos 38 16 9 13 55 48 +7 57
6 Ferro Carril Oeste 38 14 14 10 29 28 +1 56
7 Patronato 38 15 11 12 42 39 +3 56
8 Almirante Brown 38 14 13 11 36 30 +6 55
9 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 38 14 12 12 38 33 +5 54
10 Defensa y Justicia 38 14 12 12 50 50 0 54
11 Aldosivi 38 13 14 11 50 47 +3 53
12 Huracán 38 12 10 16 43 51 −8 46
13 Independiente Rivadavia 38 11 12 15 36 51 −15 45
14 Deportivo Merlo 38 10 13 15 28 38 −10 43
15 Atlético Tucumán 38 11 9 18 33 48 −15 42
16 Guillermo Brown 38 9 11 18 46 63 −17 38
17 Desamparados 38 9 10 19 34 55 −21 37
18 Gimnasia y Esgrima (J) 38 8 10 20 33 51 −18 34
19 Atlanta 38 6 16 16 28 50 −22 34
20 Chacarita Juniors 38 6 15 17 24 46 −22 33

Updated to games played on 23 June 2012.
Source: AFA
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th head-to-head points; 5th head-to-head goal difference; 6th head-to-head goals scored. This does not apply to defining the champion. If two or more teams had been tied in point at the end of the tournament, a playoff would have been held at a neutral venue within 72 hours for the championship
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Copa Argentina[edit]

Squad Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 24 June 2012
No. Pos Nat Player Total Primera B Nacional Copa Argentina
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Argentina Leandro Chichizola 22 0 18+0 0 4+0 0
GK Argentina Daniel Vega 21 0 20+0 0 1+0 0
DF Argentina Jonathan Maidana 36 0 36+0 0 0+0 0
DF Argentina Agustín Alayes 6 0 6+0 0 0+0 0
DF Uruguay Juan Manuel Díaz 29 2 27+0 2 2+0 0
DF Argentina Luciano Abecasis 21 0 17+0 0 4+0 0
DF Argentina Alexis Ferrero 11 0 8+3 0 0+0 0
DF Argentina Carlos Arano 8 0 7+0 0 1+0 0
DF Argentina Luciano Vella 18 0 16+0 0 2+0 0
DF Paraguay Adalberto Román 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
DF Argentina Leandro González Pirez 13 0 6+3 0 3+1 0
DF Argentina Germán Pezzella 6 0 1+0 0 5+0 0
DF Argentina Ramiro Funes Mori 21 2 17+1 2 3+0 0
DF Argentina Diego Martínez 1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
MF Uruguay Carlos Sánchez 35 4 35+0 4 0+0 0
MF Argentina Martín Aguirre 33 5 17+12 4 3+1 1
MF Argentina Nicolás Domingo 12 0 7+1 0 4+0 0
MF Argentina Lucas Ocampos 38 7 31+6 7 0+1 0
MF Argentina Alejandro Domínguez 36 5 30+4 4 2+0 1
MF Argentina Ezequiel Cirigliano 28 0 26+1 0 1+0 0
MF Ecuador Juan Cazares 4 0 0+0 0 0+4 0
MF Argentina Mauro Díaz 5 0 1+4 0 0+0 0
MF Argentina Cristian Ledesma 7 0 2+1 0 4+0 0
MF Venezuela César González 15 2 6+6 2 2+1 0
MF Argentina Leonardo Ponzio 20 1 19+0 1 0+1 0
FW Argentina Fernando Cavenaghi 38 19 37+0 19 1+0 0
FW Argentina Daniel Villalva 17 3 1+12 1 3+1 2
FW Argentina Rogelio Funes Mori 27 6 8+14 4 5+0 2
FW Argentina Gustavo Bou 6 0 0+6 0 0+0 0
FW Argentina Andrés Ríos 17 1 6+8 1 2+1 0
FW France David Trezeguet 21 14 13+6 13 2+0 1
FW Argentina Luis Alfredo Vila 2 0 0+0 0 0+2 0
Players who appeared for River Plate no longer at the club:
FW Argentina Fabián Bordagaray 2 1 0+2 1 0+0 0
MF Argentina Facundo Affranchino 7 0 0+6 0 1+0 0

Top Scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name Primera B Nacional Copa Argentina Total
1 FW Argentina Fernando Cavenaghi 19 0 19
2 FW France David Trezeguet 13 1 14
3 MF Argentina Lucas Ocampos 7 0 7
4 FW Argentina Rogelio Funes Mori 4 2 6
5 MF Argentina Martín Aguirre 4 1 5
MF Argentina Alejandro Domínguez 4 1 5
7 MF Uruguay Carlos Sánchez 4 0 4
8 FW Argentina Daniel Villalva 1 2 3
9 DF Uruguay Juan Manuel Díaz 2 0 2
Own Goal 2 0 2
DF Argentina Ramiro Funes Mori 2 0 2
MF Venezuela César González 2 0 2
13 FW Argentina Fabián Bordagaray 1 0 1
FW Argentina Andrés Ríos 1 0 1
MF Argentina Leonardo Ponzio 1 0 1
FW Argentina Daniel Villalva 1 0 1
TOTALS 68 7 75

Disciplinary Record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name Primera B Nacional Copa Argentina Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
Uruguay MF Carlos Sánchez 9 1 0 0 9 1
Argentina MF Martín Aguirre 7 0 2 0 9 0
Argentina MF Ezequiel Cirigliano 8 0 0 0 8 0
Argentina MF Leonardo Ponzio 7 0 0 0 7 0
Argentina DF Jonathan Maidana 7 0 0 0 7 0
Uruguay DF Juan Manuel Díaz 5 0 0 0 5 0
Argentina DF Luciano Vella 5 0 0 0 5 0
Argentina DF Luciano Abecasis 4 0 1 0 5 0
Argentina MF Alejandro Domínguez 5 0 0 0 5 0
Argentina DF Ramiro Funes Mori 3 1 1 0 4 1
Argentina FW Fernando Cavenaghi 4 0 0 0 4 0
Argentina DF Alexis Ferrero 3 0 0 0 3 0
Argentina MF Lucas Ocampos 3 0 0 0 3 0
Argentina FW Rogelio Funes Mori 2 0 1 0 3 0
Argentina DF Leandro González Pirez 3 0 0 0 3 0
France FW David Trezeguet 2 0 0 0 2 0
Argentina DF Germán Pezzella 0 0 2 0 2 0
Argentina MF Cristian Ledesma 1 0 1 0 2 0
Argentina DF Agustín Alayes 1 0 0 0 1 0
Argentina MF Nicolás Domingo 1 0 0 0 1 0
Argentina FW Andrés Ríos 1 0 0 0 1 0
Argentina DF Carlos Arano 1 0 0 0 1 0
Argentina GK Daniel Vega 1 0 0 0 1 0
Argentina FW Andrés Ríos 0 0 1 0 1 0
Argentina DF Diego Martínez 0 0 1 0 1 0
TOTALS 82 2 9 0 91 2

Team kit[edit]

These are the 2011–12 River Plate kits.

Supplier: Adidas
Sponsor(s): Petrobras & Tramontina

References[edit]