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 July 18, 2014 (edit)
Sources: Official website , Argentine Soccer and Olé

No. Position Player
1  ARG GK Marcelo Barovero
2  ARG DF Jonathan Maidana
3  COL DF Éder Álvarez Balanta
4  ARG DF Federico Vega
5  ARG MF Matías Kranevitter
6  ARG DF Ramiro Funes Mori
9  ARG FW Fernando Cavenaghi
10  ARG MF Manuel Lanzini
11  ARG MF Osmar Ferreyra
13  ARG DF Bruno Urribarri
14  ARG MF Martín Aguirre
15  ARG MF Tomás Martínez
16  ARG MF Ariel Rojas
18  ARG MF Augusto Solari
20  ARG DF Germán Pezzella
21  ARG MF Leonel Vangioni
22  ARG FW Federico Andrada
No. Position Player
23  ARG MF Leonardo Ponzio
24  ARG DF Emanuel Mammana
25  ARG DF Gabriel Mercado
26  ARG DF Víctor Cabrera
27  ARG GK Nicolás Rodríguez
29  COL FW Teófilo Gutiérrez
33  ARG FW Sebastián Driussi
34  ARG FW Juan Cruz Kaprof
35  ARG FW Giovanni Simeone
40  ARG MF Nicolás Gómez
8  URU MF Carlos Sánchez
7  URU FW Rodrigo Mora
30  ARG MF Ezequiel Cirigliano
42  ARG MF Facundo Affranchino
19  ARG GK Julio Chiarini
17  ARG MF Leonardo Pisculichi

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