1936 Copa Aldao

The 1936 Copa Aldao was the final match to decide the winner of the Copa Aldao, the 9th. edition of the international competition organised by the Argentine and Uruguayan Associations together.[1] The final was contested by Uruguayan club Peñarol and Argentine club River Plate.[2]

1936 Copa Aldao
Estadio Centenario 1930.jpg
Estadio Centenario, venue of the final
EventCopa Aldao
DateMar 20, 1937
VenueEstadio Centenario, Montevideo
RefereeMartín Aphesteguy (Uruguay)

River Plate contested the match as the winner of "Copa de Oro", a cup that decided which team would participate in the final so the 1936 Argentine Primera División season had crowned two champions, River Plate and San Lorenzo. After River beat San Lorenzo 3–1, the team was eligible to play the 1936 edition of Copa Aldao.[3]

The match was played at Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, where River Plate achieved a conclusive victory of 5–1 over Peñarol, winning its first Copa Aldao Trophy.[4]

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Qualification Previous final app.
  Peñarol 1936 Uruguayan Primera División champion 1918, 1928
  River Plate 1936 Argentine Primera División champion [note 1] (none)
  • Bold indicates winning years

Match detailsEdit

Peñarol  1–5  River Plate
Varela   60' Report Ferreyra   14'84'
Pedernera   38'65'
Peucelle   70'
Referee: Martín Aphesteguy (Uruguay)
River Plate


  1. ^ As the 1936 season had crowned two champions –River Plate (Copa Campeonato) and San Lorenzo (Copa de Honor)–, both teams played a final named "Copa de Oro", won by River Plate, which was mentioned as "Argentine champion" on the AFA Annual Report of that year.[5][6] Nevertheless, some historians state this cup was only established to qualify an Argentine representative to play the Copa Aldao against the Uruguayan champion, with some issues still under discussion.[6]


  1. ^ Se mira y no se toca by Damián Didonato on Un Caño
  2. ^ Copa Aldao overview by Osvaldo Gorgazzi on the RSSSF
  3. ^ Memoria y Balance General 1936 on Biblioteca AFA website
  4. ^ "Copas Interligas 1936" by José Carluccio, 27 Feb 2009
  5. ^ Memoria y Balance General 1936, p. 24 on the Argentine Football Association Library
  6. ^ a b Un título que 80 años después sigue generando controversia by Oscar Barnade on Clarín, 21 Dec 2016