Copa Beccar Varela

Copa Adrián Beccar Varela
Founded 1932
Abolished 1934 (1934) [lower-alpha 1]
Region Argentina
Number of teams 18 (1933)
Last champions Central Córdoba (R) (1933)
The trophy was named after Adrián Beccar Varela, president of the Argentine Football Association from 1927 to his death in 1929.

The Copa de Honor Adrián Beccar Varela (or simply Copa Adrián Beccar Varela) was an Argentine official football competition organized by dissident "Liga Amateur de Football". The trophy was named after Adrián Beccar Varela,[1] president of both bodies, dissident "Associación Amateur" (1920) and official association (1927–28).

The first edition was contested by 18 Primera División teams. The format of the tournament was a group stage where teams competed within 3 groups of 6 teams each. Each group played a round-robin tournament, in which each team was scheduled for three matches against other teams in the same group. The team finishing first of each group advanced to the next stage where they played each other, and the team with more points at the end of the round was proclaimed champion.[2]

For the second edition played in 1933, four Uruguayan clubs (Peñarol, Nacional, Defensor and Sud América) took part of the competition,[3][4] although the Association considered it as a national cup.[5]


Year Champion Runner-up Score
1932 Racing Boca Juniors 3-0
1933 Central Córdoba [6][7] Racing 2-2 [lower-alpha 2]

Other trophies

Otherwise, there was another trophy also named "Copa Adrián Beccar Varela" but organized by the official association and played by teams of regional leagues.[8][9][10] The first edition was held in 1929 and won by a combined from Liga Rosarina de Football.[11]


  1. The 2nd edition of the championship was played from Dec 1933 to Feb 1934.
  2. The association awarded Central Córdoba the championship after Racing Club players abandoned the match in disagreement with referee's rulings.


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