2001–02 Club Atlético River Plate season

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River Plate
2001-02 season
President David Pintado, José María Aguilar (since December 2001)
Manager Ramón Díaz
Argentine Primera División Apertura: Runner-up
Clausura: Champion
2001 Copa Mercosur Group Stage
2002 Copa Libertadores Round of 16
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2001-02 season is River Plate's 72nd season in the Argentine Primera División. The season was split into two tournaments (format adopted since 1990-91 season) Apertura (Opening) 2001 (from August to December 2001), and Clausura (Closing) 2002 (from February to May 2002).

The club's kit was provided by Adidas, and the sponsor was Quilmes beer until December 2001, and Budweiser beer since March 2002.

Season review[edit]

See also 2001-02 Argentine Primera División

After finishing both tournaments of 2000-01 season(Apertura 2000 and Clausura 2001) in second place, River Plate joined eight players to the squad (five before the start of the Apertura tournament and three before the start of Clausura). This season also marked the return of Ramón Díaz as Coach, after he had left in January 2000.[1]

After finishing vice-champions of Racing Club, in the first half of the season, River Plate won the Clausura Championship, qualifying for the 2002 Copa Sudamericana and 2003 Copa Libertadores.

Competitions[edit]

Apertura 2001[edit]

Fixtures and results[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 Racing Club (C) 42 19 12 6 1 34 17 +17
2 River Plate 41 19 12 5 2 51 16 +35
3 Boca Juniors 33 19 9 6 4 41 27 +14

Clausura 2002[edit]

Fixtures & results[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1 River Plate (C) 43 19 13 4 2 39 13 +26
2 Gimnasia y Esgrima 37 19 11 4 4 33 23 +10
3 Boca Juniors 35 19 10 5 4 25 17 +8

Copa Mercosur 2001[edit]

Main Article 2001 Copa Mercosur

Group E[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Brazil Grêmio 14 6 4 2 0 11 4 +7
Argentina River Plate 8 6 2 2 2 13 10 +3
Brazil Palmeiras 6 6 1 3 2 11 10 +1
Chile Universidad de Chile 4 6 1 1 4 3 14 -11

At the 2001 Copa Mercosur, River Plate was eliminated in the group stage.

Fixtures & results[edit]

Copa Libertadores 2002[edit]

Main Article 2002 Copa Libertadores

Group 7[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Mexico América 16 6 5 1 0 9 2 7
Argentina River Plate 9 6 2 3 1 8 4 4
Argentina Talleres 5 6 1 2 3 5 9 -4
Colombia Tuluá 3 6 1 0 5 9 16 -7

Round of 16[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
River Plate Argentina 1–6 Brazil Grêmio 1–2 0–4

At the 2002 Copa Libertadores, River Plate was eliminated in the Round of 16.

Fixture & results[edit]

Player Details[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total 2001-02 Argentine Primera División 2001 Copa Mercosur 2002 Copa Libertadores
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
12 GK Argentina Angel Comizzo 44 0 35 0 2 0 7 0
31 GK Argentina Germán Lux 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
1 GK Argentina Franco Costanzo 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
14 DF Argentina Ariel Garcé 41 1 35 0 3 1 3 0
2 DF Paraguay Celso Ayala 38 1 27 1 5 0 6 0
21 DF Paraguay Ricardo Ismael Rojas 33 1 24 1 4 0 5 0
3 DF Argentina Matías Lequi 26 1 20 0 0 0 6 1
26 DF Argentina Martín Demichelis 24 1 17 0 1 0 6 1
6 DF Colombia Mario Yepes 17 4 14 2 3 2 0 0
4 DF Argentina Gustavo Lombardi 9 0 5 0 4 0 0 0
16 DF Paraguay Pedro Sarabia 9 0 2 0 3 0 4 0
25 DF Chile Alejandro Escalona 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
19 MF Argentina Esteban Cambiasso 46 14 37 12 3 1 6 1
11 MF Argentina Andrés D'Alessandro 47 9 36 9 5 0 6 0
8 MF Argentina Eduardo Coudet 39 5 32 4 1 0 6 1
10 MF Argentina Ariel Ortega 39 16 29 14 4 1 6 1
23 MF Argentina Cristian Raúl Ledesma 38 0 27 0 4 0 7 0
22 MF Argentina Víctor Zapata 35 1 26 1 3 0 6 0
15 MF Argentina Guillermo Pereyra 25 1 19 1 3 0 3 0
13 MF Argentina Ariel Franco 23 0 15 0 3 0 5 0
4 MF Argentina Claudio Husaín 19 1 12 1 0 0 7 0
18 MF Argentina Damián Ariel Álvarez 15 5 11 2 4 3 0 0
27 MF Argentina Marcelo Escudero 13 1 7 0 4 0 2 1
5 MF Argentina Leonardo Astrada 9 0 5 0 2 0 2 0
20 MF Argentina Juan Pablo Raponi 7 0 4 0 3 0 0 0
28 MF Argentina Andrés Aimar 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
34 MF Argentina Emiliano Díaz 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
MF Argentina Daniel Ludueña 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
30 FW Argentina Fernando Cavenaghi 28 19 23 17 2 2 3 0
9 FW Argentina Martín Cardetti 23 20 19 17 4 3 0 0
7 FW Argentina Maxi López 19 1 17 1 2 0 0 0
18 FW Argentina Juan Esnáider 14 1 9 0 0 0 5 1
24 FW Paraguay Nelson Cuevas 9 1 6 1 3 0 0 0
35 FW Argentina Alejandro Damián Domínguez 9 4 2 2 0 0 7 2
FW Argentina Adrián Roberto Romero 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
20 FW Uruguay Daniel Fonseca 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clarín 15-06-2001
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
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  8. ^ "Diario deportivo Olé | "Esto es un sueño para mí"". Old.ole.com.ar. 2002-01-19. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
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  10. ^ "Ya está en el país el nuevo refuerzo de River, Claudio Husain - lanacion.com". Lanacion.com.ar. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  11. ^ "Canal Deportes> Se terminó la novela: Saviola firmó con el Barcelona> 17-7-01". Terra. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  12. ^ "La Capital On Line - Sección - - River: Yepes fue vendido a Genoa". Archivo.lacapital.com.ar. 2001-08-28. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  13. ^ a b "River vendió a Lombardi y cedió a préstamo a Alvarez - lanacion.com". Lanacion.com.ar. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 

External links[edit]

  • Estévez, Diego Ariel; Ciento cinco: historia de un siglo rojo y blanco; 2006 ISBN 950-754-198-5