Copa Adrián C. Escobar

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Copa Adrián C. Escobar
Adrian Escobar trophy.jpg
The trophy awarded to champions
Organising bodyAFA
Abolished1949; 70 years ago (1949)
Number of teams7 (1949) [1]
Related competitionsPrimera División
Most successful team(s)Huracán (2 titles)

The Copa Adrián C. Escobar was an official Argentine football cup competition contested by clubs of Argentina, organized by the Argentine Football Association (AFA) from 1939 to 1949.

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.[2]


It was a heptagonal competition, competed by the seven best placed teams in the table of Primera División championship.[2] 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[edit]

The trophy was named after Dr. Adrián C. Escobar, President of the Association by then.


The following list includes all the editions of the Copa Adrián C. Escobar:[3]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1939 Independiente San Lorenzo 1-1, 2-0 [a]
1941 River Plate Huracán 1-0
1942 Huracán River Plate 2-0
1943 Huracán Platense 0-0 (4-1) [b]
1944 Estudiantes (LP) San Lorenzo 1-0
(Abandoned on quarterfinals)
1949 Newell's Old Boys Racing 2-2 (4-2) [b]

Titles by team[edit]

Team Titles Years won
Huracán 2 1942, 1943
Independiente 1 1939
River Plate 1 1941
Estudiantes (LP) 1 1944
Newell's 1 1949


  1. ^ A second game had to be played after the final match ended tied.[4]
  2. ^ a b Corner kicks obtained during match used as tie breaker.