1945 Copa Aldao

The 1945 Copa Aldao was the final match to decide the winner of the Copa Aldao, the 16th. edition of the international competition organised by the Argentine and Uruguayan Associations together.[1] The final was contested by Uruguayan club Peñarol and Argentine side River Plate.[2]

1945 Copa Aldao
EventCopa Aldao
River Plate won 4–0 on points
First leg
DateDecember 6, 1945
VenueEstadio Centenario
RefereeNobel Valentini (Uruguay)
Second leg
VenueSan Lorenzo, Buenos Aires
RefereeEduardo Forte (Argentina)

In the first match, played at Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, River Plate beat Peñarol 2–1 while in the second leg held in San Lorenzo de Almagro Stadium in Buenos Aires, River Plate beat again Peñarol 3–2 therefore achieving its fourth Copa Aldao trophy in five finals contested.[3] Besides, striker Ángel Labruna was the most notable player of River Plate, having scored all goals for the team (5) in both matches.[4]

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Qualification Previous final app.
  River Plate 1945 Argentine Primera División champion 1936, 1937, 1941, 1942
  Peñarol 1945 Uruguayan Primera División champion 1918, 1928, 1936, 1937, 1938
  • Bold indicates winning years


Estadio Centenario (left) and San Lorenzo de Almagro, venues for the series

Match detailsEdit

First legEdit

First leg
Peñarol  1–2  River Plate
Chirimino   52' Report Labruna   28', 58'
Referee: Nobel Valentini (Uruguay)
River Plate

Second legEdit

Second leg
River Plate  3–2  Peñarol
Labruna   35', 40', 71' Report Vidal   21'
Schiaffino   84'
Referee: Eduardo Forte (Argentina)
River Plate


  1. ^ Se mira y no se toca by Damián Didonato on Un Caño
  2. ^ Copa Aldao overview by Osvaldo Gorgazzi on the RSSSF
  3. ^ La polémica de los títulos on Goal.com, 30 Dec 2020
  4. ^ "Copas Interligas 1945" by José Carluccio, 18 April 2009