The Copa Dr. Carlos Ibarguren, also called Campeonato Argentino or simply Copa Ibarguren was an official Argentine football cup competition contested between 1913 and 1958. Between 1913 and 1925, the winner of the cup received the honor to be the "Argentine Champion". That is because the cup faced the two strongest champions of the country, represented by the Buenos Aires league (Primera División) and the Rosario league (with its affiliated teams competing in Copa Nicasio Vila, the main division of LRF).
|Number of teams||2|
|Related competitions||Primera División|
|Last champions||Liga Cordobesa (1958)|
|Most successful club(s)||Racing|
(5 titles each)
The trophy was donated by the Argentine Minister of Public Instruction Dr. Carlos Ibarguren to be played between the champions of all of the regional leagues in Argentina. The cup was only ever contested as a one off game between:
List of championsEdit
The following list includes all the editions of the Copa Ibarguren:
Titles by teamEdit
|Racing||5||1913, 1914, 1916, 1917, 1918|
|Boca Juniors||5||1919, 1923, 1924, 1940, 1944|
|River Plate||4||1937, 1941, 1942, 1952|
|Newell's Old Boys||1||1921|
|Liga Cordobesa [note 8]||
- Only in case the final ended in a tie
- Estudiantes de Buenos Aires had its field in Palermo, Buenos Aires
- Estadio "Crucecita"
- The first match (won by Boca Juniors) was annulled because it had fielded ineligible players. Therefore a second game was held, being won by Tiro Federal.
- Located on Humboldt and Padilla, in Villa Crespo
- This edition was official although AFA has not included this edition on its list of national cup winners.
- The team from Córdoba Football League defeated Racing by 4–3  but AFA does not mention the Regional representative as champion on its website. Moreover, AFA does not even cite the tournament.
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