1917 Copa Aldao

The 1917 Copa Aldao was the final match to decide the winner of the Copa Aldao, the 3rd. edition of the international competition organised by the Argentine and Uruguayan Associations together. The final was contested by Argentine Racing Club de Avellaneda and Uruguayan Club Nacional de Football.[1][2]

1917 Copa Aldao
EventCopa Aldao
DateApril 19, 1918
VenueParque Pereyra, Montevideo
RefereeÁlvaro Saralegui (Uruguay)
1917 Copa Aldao Playoff
EventCopa Aldao
DateJuly 9, 1918
VenueGimnasia y Esgrima, Buenos Aires

The final was held in Parque Pereyra in Montevideo on April 19, 1918. As the match ended 1–1, a playoff was scheduled for July 9 at Gimnasia y Esgrima in Buenos Aires to determine a champion. In that match, Racing beat Nacional 2–1 taking revenge from the previous edition[3] and achieving its first Copa Aldao trophy.[4]

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Qualification Previous final app.
  Racing 1917 Argentine Primera División champion 1916
  Nacional 1917 Uruguayan Primera División champion 1916
  • Bold indicates winning years


Parque Pereyra (left) and Gimnasia y Esgrima, venues of the matches played in Montevideo and Buenos Aires respectively

Match detailsEdit


Nacional  2–2  Racing
Zibecchi   25'
Somma   61'
Report J. Perinetti   20'
Vivaldo   60'
Parque Pereyra, Montevideo
Referee: Álvaro Saralegui (Uruguay)


Racing  2–1  Nacional
Zibecchi   11' Report Olazar   19'
Ohaco   33'


  1. ^ Copa Aldao overview by Osvaldo Gorgazzi on the RSSSF
  2. ^ Se mira y no se toca by Damián Didonato on Un Caño
  3. ^ El primer quinquenio on Nacional website, 28 Oct 2017
  4. ^ Palmarés: Copa Aldao 1917 on Racing Club website