Boca – Second To None
In addition to all the titles that they have won and the fact that, together with AC Milan, Boca is the club that has lifted the most international trophies, Boca are also a symbol of excellence thanks to their fans. How many South American teams are capable of taking 8,000 fans to Japan, as occurred in 2000 for the match against Real Madrid? And what about the 10,000 that travelled to Asuncion to witness the club’s victory in the Copa Libertadores that earned them a place in the Club World Cup? Wherever the club plays, there is always spectacular support in the stands.
Boca was also the first Argentinian club to set foot in Europe. After leaving Buenos Aires aboard the Formosa on 4 February 1925, the squad reached Europe 23 days later and played a total of 19 matches across Spain, France and Germany, making their mark on the international stage for the first time through their good results and receiving a hero’s welcome when they returned to Argentina on 12 July. This was the beginning of Boca’s forays abroad, which were repeated at the end of the 1970s and twice since the year 2000 and transformed Boca into the South American team par excellence and the scourge of Brazilian teams (following victories against Palmeiras, Vasco da Gama, Sao Paulo, Sao Caetano, Internacional and Gremio).