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Boca will play with 9 absolute debutants, but it will not be a record: a brief history of teams full of youth


The eleven that Battaglia thinks to play against Banfield form a team with an average age of 20 years, 2 months and 14 days. Background.

Oscar barnade

07/24/2021 14:07

  • Clarí

  • sports

Updated 07/24/2021 2:26 PM

The youngest has just turned 17 and is one of the two who has minutes in the Primera de Boca. One of the 9 absolute debutants in Argentine soccer, he already had his professional debut in Colombia. They are the 11 youth players that this Saturday night will go out to play against Banfield, for the second date of the Professional League.

It will be a match that will remain in the history

of one of the giants of Argentine soccer.

Although there will be no record of debutants nor will it be the formation with the lowest average age in

the club.

Valentin Barco

, the Colorado that debuted a week ago against Unión de Santa Fe, will be 17 years old and one day the youngest of a team whose oldest player will be

Israel Escalante

, with 22 years, seven months and 15 days.

The striker, who comes from scoring a goal against Banfield in the Reserve game this Friday, will have his absolute baptism in Argentine football, he comes from playing 11 games in the First League in Colombia defending the colors of Deportivo Independiente Medellín.

The other player with experience among the elders is

Ignacio Ezequiel Fernández

, who will turn 19 this Sunday and who added 60 minutes in the match against Patronato de Paraná, for the last Professional League Cup.

For the rest, it will be an absolute premiere in professional football in Argentina.

There will be, counting Escalante, nine absolute baptisms and

the average age is 20 years, 2 months and 14 days


The probable eleven?

Agustín Lastra;

Eros Mancuso, Balthazar Bernardi, Gabriel Aranda, Barco;

Rodrigo Montes, Fernández, Gabriel Vega;

Escalante, Ezequiel Almirón and Vicente Taborda.

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For the history

In the debuts category, it will not be a record because

on December 22, 1983 Boca had a full baptism in its starting lineup as

a result of the strike organized by the professionals of the La Ribera club at the time when the treasury was on the verge of bankruptcy .

How did the kids do?

They lost 5-1 to Instituto de Córdoba.

In that team they played: Walter Marcelo Medina;

César Claudio Lahorca (replaced by Héctor Horacio Barragán at 26m ST), Miguel César Iturrieta, Rubén Eduardo Manfredi and Alberto Rafael Benítez;

Luis Alberto Fernández, Fabián Gustavo Carrizo and Oscar Alfredo Galarza;

Javier Eduardo Franco;

Roberto Rubén Rosario Prado and Daniel Rubén Panattieri (Héctor Alejo Ramírez entered at 26m ST).

The blue and gold goal was the work of Prado.

For Gloria, meanwhile, Dertycia (two), Márquez, Rodolfo Rodríguez and Rosas scored.

That, however, was not the youngest formation, on average, that Boca presented in its history


The one that holds the record is the one that took to Independiente's field on August 17, 1975 in the middle of a professional soccer general strike at 19 years, 8 months and 11 days.

Boca won the classic 4-0 against Rojo, also full of youth,

and formed with Oscar López;

Carlos Tejeda, Héctor Kees, Luis Saraco, Raúl Sala;

Ricardo Franceschini, José Luis Álvarez, Daniel García;

Néstor Doroni, Hugo Lacava Schell and Gerardo Ríos.

The only debutant was central defender Kees and the scorers were Lacava Schell - in duplicate, but a penalty missed - Tejeda and Ríos. 

That formation was, on average, four days younger than the one that jumped onto the court on July 8, 1984

in the midst of another strike by professionals organized by the Boca squad and which was left in history because of

the white jerseys with painted numbers. with fibron


In that remembered 1-2 against Atlanta in La Bombonera, Xeneize formed with Walter Marcelo Medina;

Javier Franco, Marco Dos Santos, Rubén Manfredi, Jorge Latorre;

Néstor Tessone (replaced by Oscar Galarza at 24 minutes of the second half), Roberto Fornes, Fabián Peruchena;

Denny Ramirez, Gustavo Alejandro Torres (Roberto Prado entered at 36m ST) and Gabriel Vales.

In that line-up there were seven absolute premieres in First.

Bohemio's goals were the work of Oscar Graciani, later Boca's idol, and Héctor Manuel Torres.

For the local, Dos Santos scored a free kick for the 1-1 partial.

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