Club Atlético River Plate have released their third new adidas jersey of 2016 in the form of a special edition orange kit celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of their 1985/86 league title.
The shirt is inspired by events surrounding River’s 2-0 win over arch-rivals Boca Juniors on April 6, 1986 at the Bombonera. The result saw Los Millonarios (The Millionaires) win the 1985/96 Argentina Primera División.
While River Plate wore their famous red sashed white primary kit for the game, an orange adidas Tango soccer ball was used for the first half of the match. This is the basis of the color choice of the shirt.
The River Plate 2016 third kit features a black rounded collar for a different look from the club’s current home and away shirts. The sash on its front, its adidas logo and shoulder stripes and its sleeve cuffs are also black. A commemorative patch with the 1986 adidas Tango ball appears on the left breast. The the text “Campeonato 85-86, 30° aniversario, 6 de Abril 1986” is included within the patch.