It took 582 days for the Monumental to surrender again at the feet of Marcelo Gallardo. “Doll, Doll, Doll” was what the fans chanted as soon as the coach stepped onto River’s court. What most attracted the attention of the imposing entrance was the tie worn by Napoleon in homage to Ángel Labruna, one of the greatest idols in the history of the institution.
In mid-2016, River presented a new alternative jersey in tribute to one of its greatest idols: Ángel Labruna. The model was completely dark blue and had a white and red band across the chest, in honor of a tie worn by the historic multi-champion player and coach with the Millionaire.
Labruna passed away on September 28, 1983 and left a fond memory for the fans attached to his name, built around his figure as the top scorer in the club’s history -317 shouts, second in Argentine football- and also as technical director , a function in which he managed to break an 18-year drought without titles and consecrate himself six times.