1933 Copa Beccar Varela Final

The 1933 Copa Beccar Varela Final was the final that decided the winner of the 2nd. edition of this Argentine domestic cup. It was contested by Racing Club (for second consecutive time), and Rosarian Club Central Córdoba. The match was held in River Plate Stadium on February 11, 1934.[1][2]

1933 Copa Beccar Varela
EventCopa Beccar Varela
Match suspended on 88', points and title awarded to Central Córdoba
DateFebruary 11, 1934
VenueRiver Plate, Buenos Aires
RefereeManuel Sobreira (Uruguay)
← 1932

The match was suspended on 88 minutes when Racing players abandoned the field in protest. On February 22, the organising body Liga Argentina de Football, awarded the title to Central Córdoba, which won their first national championship.[3][4]

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Previous finals app.
Racing 1932
Central Córdoba (none)

Bold indicates winning years


(Left): Team of Central Córdoba that played the final; (right): club supporters holing an image of idol Gabino Sosa celebrate the title in Barrio Tablada

This edition was contested by a total of 30 teams, this included clubs participating in the 1933 Primera División organised by dissident association, Liga Argentina de Football (the first professional in Argentina), 6 from Liga Rosarina de Football, 1 from Liga Santafesina, 1 from Liga Cordobesa, and 4 Uruguayan clubs (including Peñarol and Nacional) that gave the cup international status.[2] Teams played a single round-robin before entering to the second stage, played in a direct elimination format.[1]

In the first stage, Racing beat Boca Juniors (with a conclusive 7–1), loss to Atlanta 3–4, and beat San Lorenzo 3–0, and Argentinos Juniors 3–0, earning a place in the knockout stage, where the team eliminated Nacional de Rosario (32), Belgrano de Córdoba 5–0, and arch-rival Independiente in semifinals (3–3, 4–1 playoff)

On the other hand, Central Córdoba played the "Rosario Zone", where it beat Nacional (R) 4–1, Tiro Federal 2–1, Newell's Old Boys 2–1, tied with Belgrano 1–1, and lost to Rosario Central 0–1, finishing 1st in the zone and therefore qualifying for the second stage.[5] Then, Central Córdoba beat and eliminated Platense 2–0, Atlanta 2–0, and Gimnasia y Esgrima de Santa Fe 3–2 in the semifinal.[1][2]

The final raised high expectations among Central Córdoba supporters so the club rented a train that departed from Rosario CC station (the place where the club had been founded) with soldout tickets for the match. In the match, held in River Plate Stadium in Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Racing quickly took advantage on the score when Tucuman player Demetrio Conidares scored on 2'. Nevertheless, Tomás Constantini scored twice for a partial win of 2–1. Racing goalkeeper Juan Botasso stopped a penalty by winger Telmo Collins. In the second half, Vicente Zito scored for Racing forcing a 2–2 tie.[6] With only 2 minutes to play, Uruguayan referee Sobreira awarded a penalty kick to Central Córdoba. Players of Racing abandoned the field as a protest against that decision so the match abruptly ended. On February 22, the Liga Argentina awarded points to Central Córdoba therefore the Rosarian team was crowned champion of the competition,[1] winning not only their first Beccar Varela trophy but their first national title ever.[6]

Match detailsEdit

Racing2–2Central Córdoba
Conidares   2'
Zito   53'
Report Constantino   37', 60'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Manuel Sobreira (Uruguay)
Central Córdoba


  1. ^ a b c d II Copa de Honor "Sr. Beccar Varela" by Osvaldo Gorgazzi on the RSSSF
  2. ^ a b c "Argentina: Copa de Honor "Sr. Beccar Varela" 1ra. División Liga Argentina 1933" by José Carluccio, 13 Feb 2009
  3. ^ El primer batacazo en una copa lo dio central Córdoba by Oscar Barnade on Clarín, 14 Jun 2017
  4. ^ "Cuando Central Córdoba dio el golpe" by Osvaldo Gorgazzi on CIHF blogsite, 15 Apr 2019
  5. ^ Trofeo Beccar Varela on Central Córdoba official site
  6. ^ a b Central Córdoba en su hora más gloriosa on RadioGráfica
  7. ^ "Club Atlético Central Cordoba | Trofeo Beccar Varela".