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 three-year deal after terminating his contract on 21 November 2011 with Baniyas 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 US$0.4M
MF Carlos Sánchez Argentina Godoy Cruz US$2.5M
DF Luciano Vella Argentina Newell's Old Boys Free
DF Cristian Ledesma Argentina Colón US$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 Érik Lamela Italy Roma up to 19 million.[1]

Squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

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 Orbán (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
YC Red card YC Red card YC 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]