Argentine club Estudiantes de La Plata debuted their 2017 Umbro away kit during this week’s Copa Libertadores loss to Ecuadorian outfit Barcelona SC.
The six-time Primera División champions’ new alternate shirt uses a modern, bespoke design from Umbro Argentina. The dark gray jersey features a novel v-neck collar with a red insert. Its front has a mesh print towards the sides that transitions to all black at the kit’s middle. The red of the Estudiante’s badge appears on the sleeve cuffs and waistline.
The geographical co-ordinates of Estudiantes de La Plata’s Estadio Único are printed on the inside neckline. “Campéon del Mundo” (Champion of the World) appears on the alternates kit’s lower back. It recognizes Estudiantes’ 1968 Intercontinental Cup (the predecessor the the FIFA Club World Cup) title.
The debut match of the Estudiantes de la Plata 2017 Umbro away kit made international news since it saw club chairman Juan Sebastián Verón come of of retirement. The 42 year old former Manchester United, Chelsea, Lazio and Inter Milan midfielder became the oldest player to take the pitch in Copa Libertadores history in his return.