Copa Adrián C. Escobar
The trophy awarded to champions
|Number of teams||7 (1949) |
|Related competitions||Primera División|
|Most successful team(s)||Huracán (2 titles)|
The trophy of the tournament was donated by Dr. Adrián C. Escobar, President of the AFA in 1939, year in which the match was created. Therefore, the tournament was named after his donation.
It was a heptagonal competition, competed by the seven best placed teams in the table of Primera División championship. A single knockout system was adopted. The second to seven competed in the quarter-finals, while the champions of the official league entered the semi-finals directly.
Matches in this tournament were not standard. In the 1939 edition, a match lasted for 20 minutes in the quarter-finals and semi-finals and 30 minutes for the final match. In the later editions, matches lasted for 40 minutes in every round. When matches were drawn, the team gaining the higher number of corner kicks would proceed to the next round. The matches in the same round were played in the same pitch on the same day.
List of champions
The following list includes all the editions of the Copa Adrián C. Escobar:
|1939||Independiente||San Lorenzo||1-1, 2-0 [a]|
|1943||Huracán||Platense||0-0 (4-1) [b]|
|1944||Estudiantes (LP)||San Lorenzo||1-0|
|1949||Newell's Old Boys||Racing||2-2 (4-2) [b]|
Titles by team
- A second game had to be played after the final match ended tied.
- Corner kicks obtained during match used as tie breaker.