Estadio Alberto J. Armando
* Address: Brandsen 805, Buenos Aires
* Country: Argentina
* Capacity: 49,000
* Opened: 1940
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Boca Juniors (football)
Extra stadium info – Estadio Alberto J. Armando
The Estadio Alberto J. Armando is nicknamed La Bombonera (The Chocolate Box) due to its sheep shape. It is known as one of the most intimidating stadiums in the world. The stadium’s record attendance was set in 1940, when 57,000 people attended a match between the Boca Juniors and San Lorenzo. Club Atlético Boca Juniors are famous for its fanatical fanbase and its national and international trophies. They won several world championship titles. The Boca Juniors have a fierce and world famous rivalry with River Plate. The Boca Juniors are generally regarded as a working class club and River Plate are generally regared as a middle-class club.
The Argentine football legend Diego Maradona is one of the former players of the Boca Juniors. Maradona started his professional football career with the Argentinos Juniors in 1976. In 1981, he joined the Boca Juniors. Later, Diego Armando Maradona Franco played for FC Barcelona, SSC Napoli, Sevilla FC and the Newell’s Old Boys before the ended his professional career with the Boca Juniors in 1997. Maradona is the first player in football history to set the world record transfer fee twice. He won the prestigious FIFA World Cup, the world championship for national football teams, with Argentina in 1986. Maradona played the entire final of the 1986 FIFA World Cup, which was played in front of 114,000 spectators in Mexico.