- Address: Gavilán 2151, Buenos Aires
- Country: Argentine Republic
- Capacity: 26,000
- Opened: 27 April 1940
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Argentinos Juniors (football)
Extra stadium info – Estadio Autocrédito Diego Armando Maradona
The Argentinos Juniors use the venue for home matches. The football club was founded in 1904. The Argentinos Juniors played numerous matches in the Argentine top-flight football league. In 1985, they were crowned South American football champions for the first time in their history. The Argentinos Juniors won the title after beating América de Cali from Colombia. On 8 December 1985, the Argentinos Juniors faced Juventus Football Club from the Italian Republic in their first-ever world championship game. The match took place in the Japanese city of Tokyo in front of a crowd of 62,000. The Italians won the game after a penalty shoot-out. Michel François Platini scored for Juventus in the game. He is widely regarded as one of the best football players ever.
The Estadio Autocrédito Diego Armando Maradona is named after Diego Maradona, a former player of Asociación Atlética Argentinos Juniors. He is considered as one of the best football players ever. Maradona made his professional football debut at the venue which is currently named Estadio Autocrédito Diego Armando Maradona. He made his professional football debut for the Argentinos Juniors. Diego Armando Maradona played professional football for the Argentinos Juniors, the Boca Juniors, FC Barcelona, SSC Napoli, Sevilla FC and the Newell’s Old Boys before he returned to the Boca Juniors in 1995.
Records and titles
Diego Armando Maradona became the first football player to set the world record transfer fee twice. He broke the record in 1982 when he left the Argentine side Boca Juniors for the Spanish side FC Barcelona. Maradona broke the record again in 1984 when he left FC Barcelona for the Italian side SSC Napoli. He won two league titles with SSC Napoli. Those were the first two league titles for the Italian club. In 1986, Maradona won the FIFA World Cup with the Argentine Republic while he was under contract with the Italian side SSC Napoli.