Only five attackers have the particularity in their careers of having premiered in the Xeneize and then having put on the Band.
1. Rubén Galetti
The father of “Hueso” Galetti, former player of the Argentine team, made inferiors in Boca and made his debut there in 1971. He then went through Estudiantes, where he showed his best version, and Estudiantes Tecos de México until he reached River in 1977. With the Millo he would win the Metropolitan and National Championships in 1979.
2. Carlos Randazzo
There were several players who wore the jerseys of the two largest in the country, but who played in Boca first, then in River and again in Boca, only one. That is Carlos “Falopa” Randazzo, forward formed in the lower xeneizes despite being a fanatic fan of Millo. In Boca he debuted in 1978. Later Argentinos Juniors, River and again the blue and gold would arrive in 1983.
3. Oscar Trossero
Born out of Boca’s inferiors, this striker characterized by his short cut made his debut at Xeneize in 1972. His stage there would be short and his career would continue in Racing, Unión, Nantes, Monaco and Montpellier. He came to River in 1982 and in 1983, after facing Rosario Central, tragically lost his life in the locker room due to a cerebral aneurysm.
4. Ricardo Gareca
One of the most paradigmatic cases among the footballers who played for Boca and River. El Tigre was formed and debuted in First at Xeneize in 1978. After two years he left on loan to Sarmiento de Junín to then have a second and successful stage between 1981 and 1984. However, after a conflict with the leadership and being an idol of the club, ended up going against with Oscar Ruggeri. In River he would barely play a year before being sold to América de Cali.
5. Lucas Pratto
The last forward formed in Boca who later came to River. Pratto started his career at Defensores de Cambaceres and arrived at the Xeneize recommended by Martín Palermo. Before debuting in the Primera de Boca, he went through Tigre and Lyn from Norway, until finally in 2009 he had his chance. However, he barely played 2 games and did not score goals.
After passing through Union, Universidad Católica de Chile, Genoa, Vélez, Atlético Mineiro and San Pablo, in early 2018 it became the most expensive purchase in the history of the Nuñez club. At the end of that same year he scored two goals for his home club in the Copa Libertadores final.