River’s match against Velez on Wednesday, July 6th, was Marcelo Gallardo's 400th match as River’s coach since his tenure began in mid-2014. His successful tenure comprises 14 laps of honor, including the historic CONMEBOL Libertadores final won against Boca Juniors in Madrid, in 2018.
-214 wins. -107 draws. -79 losses. -713 goals scored (1.78 per match). -348 goals conceded (0.87 per match).
-118 international competition matches as coach: 91 CONMEBOL Libertadores matches (43 wins, 32 draws and 16 losses), 16 CONMEBOL South American Cup matches (10 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses), 6 CONMEBOL Recopa matches (4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss), 4 FIFA Club World Cup matches (2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss) and one Suruga Bank match (1 win).
-282 local competition matches as coach: 245 matches in First Division cups and tournaments, with record figures of 126 wins, 64 draws and 55 losses; 32 Argentine Cup matches (25 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss), 4 Argentine Super Cup matches (2 wins and 2 losses), one Champions’ Trophy match (1 win).
-He coached 120 players in total, out of which Leonardo Ponzio (213), Milton Casco (210) and Franco Armani (188) played the most matches.
-Ponzio was the player who wore the captain armband the most (122), followed by Marcelo Barovero (83) and Franco Armani (62).
-The greatest goal scorers during his tenure have been Rafael Borré (55 goals in 149 matches), Julian Alvarez (54 goals in 122 matches) and Lucas Alario (41 goals in 82 matches).
-The greatest playmaker so far, during Gallardo’s tenure in River, has been Gonzalo Martinez (35 assists in 163 matches), followed by Julian Alvarez (30 assists in 122 matches) and Nicolas De La Cruz (27 assists in 156 matches).
-Under Marcelo Gallardo's management 43 players had their debut wearing the River jersey: the first one was Lucas Boye, on July 27th, 2014, followed by Emanuel Mammana and Guido Rodriguez, on October 9th, 2014. The most recent debut was that of keeper Ezequiel Centurion on May 8th, 2022.
-Out of the 388 matches most widely covered by OPTA, Gallardo's River averages 60% ball possession, 14.8 shots per match, and 9.9 shots conceded per match.
-Out of the same matches, River had more ball control than the rival in 325 matches, with more shots than the rival in 274 matches, the same number in 22 matches, and fewer shots in 92 matches.
-Three out of River’s greatest CONMEBOL Libertadores wins took place under Gallardo’s management (8-0 against Jorge Wilstermann in 2017, 8-0 against Binacional in 2020, and 8-1 against Alianza Lima in 2022), being the only greater win a 9-0 win against Universitario de La Paz in 1970. During his tenure, the team also matched River’s longest undefeated streak (14 matches) in the largest continental competition, between October 2018 and October 2019, together with another streak between April 1977 and September 1978.
-Under Gallardo's management, the teams River Plate has played against the most are Boca Juniors (25 matches, 8 wins, 11 draws, 6 losses), Godoy Cruz (14 matches, 11 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses), and Rosario Central (14 matches, 7 wins, 5 draws, 2 losses).
ALL THE TITLES: 2014 South American Cup 2015 CONMEBOL Recopa 2015 CONMEBOL Libertadores 2015 Suruga Bank Championship 2016 CONMEBOL Recopa 2016 Argentine Cup 2017 Argentine Cup 2017 Argentine Super Cup (played in March 2018) 2018 CONMEBOL Libertadores 2019 CONMEBOL Recopa 2019 Argentine Cup 2019 Argentine Super Cup (played in March 2021) 2021 Professional Football League 2021 PFL Champions’ Trophy