An Argentine midfielder from Buenos Aires, Oscar Ahumada plays for River Plate, a top division club in the Argentine football league. Making his debut for the club in 2002, Ahumada’s first match was against Olimpo de Bahia Blanca, which they won 2-1. He was also instrumental in the performance of the team in the 2003 and 2004 Clausura championships. He then moved to VfL Wolfsburg, a German club in 2004, but returned at the end of the season itself, to rejoin River Plate.
After getting eliminated in the 2008 Copa Libertadores, by fellow Argentinean club San Lorenzo de Almagro, Ahumada created a furor when he stated that the loss was due to lack of support from fans, and went on to compare them to Boca fans, who Ahumada believes are more supportive. River Plate fans reacted badly and pressed for the removal of the player from the team. But coach Diego Simeone only gave a warning to Ahumada, but made it clear that he would continue to include the player in the team.
During this entire crisis River Plate managed to keep up its chances of winning the 2008 Clausura title, and went on to win a crucial match against Estudiantes de La Plata. Ahumada played a key role in this win, and was aided by Juan Pablo Carrizo, Diego Buonanotte and Ariel Ortega. Apart from these matches, Ahumada has also been a part of the Argentine U – 20 team and appeared in the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship.