History - 2011 a 2012
FAREWELL TO THE GREATEST STRIKER
The love and goal story started in 1997 and ended on 18 June 2011 on the grounds of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata.
There, Palermo officially retired from football ending a unique career that would remain indelibly fixed in the memories of the fans. With 236 goals in 404 games, the so called Titan became the greatest scorer in the history of Boca. After his retirement, in the second half of the season the team led by Falcioni won the title at the end of a campaign remaining unbeaten and 11 points clear of the runner-ups. At the end of the year news came at an institutional level: with the elections that took place on February 4, and with a record attendance of nearly 25,000 members, Daniel Angelici became president assuming the post not only in thesign of continuity but also modernisation.
THE ARGENTINE CUP
After winning the 2011 Torneo Apertura, undefeated, Boca began 2012 diving into the adventure of the most prestigious continental competition.
The team, led by Julio Falcioni, reached the finals of the Libertadores Cup and finished inches away from glory losing the decisive game to Corinthians. A few months later Boca took revenge. They became the first champions of the Argentine Cup in its new formula. Boca had already won this trophy in 1969 and now, in 2012,did it again. They played six games prevailing twice in 90 minutes and amazingly four times on penalties. In the final they then defeated Racing 2-1 with goals by Santiago Silva and Lucas Viatriand were crowned champions.