- Address: Brandsen 805, Buenos Aires
- Country: Argentine Republic
- 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 located in La Boca. The venue, which is also used for concerts, 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 football match between the Boca Juniors and San Lorenzo. Club Atlético Boca Juniors use the stadium for home games. The football club was founded in 1905. The club is famous for its fanatical fanbase and the large amount of national and international trophies.
The Boca Juniors won several world championship titles. In 1977, the Boca Juniors won the South American championship for football clubs for the first time in their history after beating the Brazilian side Cruzeiro Esporte Clube. The same year, they won their first-ever world championship title after defeating the German side Borussia Mönchengladbach.
The Boca Juniors have a fierce and world famous rivalry with Club Atlético River Plate. Football club Boca Juniors is generally regarded as a working class club and football club River Plate is generally regared as a middle-class club. Both clubs won more than 20 domestic league titles in the 20th century. In 1986, River Plate won the South American football championship for the first time in their history. The same year, they won their first world championship title.
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 played for the Spanish side FC Barcelona, the Italian side SSC Napoli, the Spanish side Sevilla FC and the Argentine side Newell’s Old Boys before the ended his professional career with the Boca Juniors in 1997. He became the first player in football history to set the world record transfer fee twice. Diego Armando Maradona was banned from football in both 1991 and 1994 for abusing cocaine. He died in 2020 at the age of 60.
The 1986 FIFA World Cup
Diego Maradona won the prestigious FIFA World Cup, the world championship for national football teams, with the Argentine Republic in 1986. He played in the entire final of the 1986 FIFA World Cup, which was played in front of 114,000 spectators in the United Mexican States. Maradona scored world famous goals during the 1986 FIFA World Cup.