Cover to El Grafico #1, 1919.
|First issue||May 30, 1919|
|Final issue||January 2018|
|Company||Revistas Deportivas S.A.|
El Gráfico was a classic monthly Argentine sports magazine. The magazine was originally published as a weekly newspaper in May 1919, and then turned to a sports magazine exclusively. It began to be scheduled monthly from 2002, and was discontinued in 2018. El Gráfico is one of the most regarded sports magazines not only in Argentina but in Latin America. The magazine was nicknamed La Biblia del deporte ("The Bible of sports") due to its chronicles, notable journalists and collaborators and its photography.
El Gráfico was first published on May 30, 1919 by Constancio Vigil for Editorial Atlántida. Vigil, an
In the cover of the first number of El Gráfico appeared the legend Ilustración Semanal Argentina at the bottom of the picture. Indeed, the magazine only contained photos and epigraphs which had originated its name ("The Graphic" in English) and at first the publication was not related to sports covering all sort of news and events. El Gráfico became a sports magazine in 1925.
The best selling era of the magazine was during the
The magazine famously underlined
Researcher Eduardo Archetti stated about that:
|“||The "criollo" style is based on elegance and improvisation while the British expresses force and discipline. This opposite values are featured as alternative styles which reflect different masculine virtues.||”|
El Gráfico, published by Revistas Deportivas S.A., was published weekly until April 2002 when its frequency switched to monthly.  The last monthly edition was on January, 2018, featuring Independiente manager Ariel Holan.