The trophy awarded to champions
|Number of teams||2|
|Related competitions||Primera División
|Last champions||River Plate (1952)|
|Most successful club(s)||Racing
(5 titles each)
The Copa Dr. Carlos Ibarguren, also called Campeonato Argentino or simply Copa Ibarguren was an official Argentine football cup competition contested between 1913 and 1958. Between 1913 and 1925, the winner of the cup received the honor to be the "Argentine Champion". That is because the cup faced the two strongest champions of the country: Buenos Aires League vs. Rosario League.
The trophy was donated by the Argentine Minister of Public Instruction Dr. Carlos Ibarguren to be played between the champions of all of the regional leagues in Argentina. The cup was only ever contested as a one off game between:
- 1913-1938: Primera División vs Liga Rosarina
- 1939: Primera División vs Litoral league
- 1940-1941: Primera División vs Liga Rosarina
- 1942-1958: Primera División vs Copa Presidente
List of champions
The following list includes all the editions of the Copa Ibarguren:
|1913||Racing||Newell's Old Boys||3-1|
|1918||Racing||Newell's Old Boys||4-0|
|1919||Boca Juniors||Rosario Central||1-0|
|1920||Tiro Federal||Boca Juniors||1-2|
|1921||Newell's Old Boys||Huracán||3-0|
|1922||Huracán||Newell's Old Boys||1-1|
|1923||Boca Juniors||Rosario Central||1-0|
|1924||Boca Juniors||Belgrano (R)||3-2
|1937||River Plate||Rosario Central||5-0|
|1940||Boca Juniors||Rosario Central||5-1|
|1941||River Plate||Newell's Old Boys||3-0|
|1942||River Plate||Liga Cordobesa||7-0|
|1944||Boca Juniors||Liga Tucumana||6-0|
|1952||River Plate||Liga Cultural de Frías||1-1
(aet) [note 4]
Titles by team
|Racing||5||1913, 1914, 1916, 1917, 1918|
|Boca Juniors||5||1919, 1923, 1924, 1940, 1944|
|River Plate||4||1937, 1941, 1942, 1952|
|Newell's Old Boys||1||1921|
- A second game had to be played after the final match ended tied.
- The first match (won by Boca Juniors) was annulled because it had fielded ineligible players. Therefore a second game was held, being won by Tiro Federal.
- The team from Mendoza Football League defeated Racing by 3-2 at Gimnasia y Esgrima (Mza) stadium, but the Association did not recognise this championship.
- River Plate and Liga Cultural drew 1-1 the final match but the playoff was never played. Nevertheless, the Association awarded River Plate the title.
- The team from Córdoba Football League defeated Racing by 4-3 at Belgrano (Cba) stadium but the Association did not recognized this championship.
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