Club Estudiantes de La Plata (Spanish pronunciation: [kluβ estuˈðjantez ðe la ˈplata]), simply referred to as Estudiantes [estuˈðjantes], is an Argentine sports club based in La Plata. The club's football team currently competes in the Primera División, where it has spent most of its history.
The club is amongst the most successful teams in Argentina. In 1967, Estudiantes was the first team outside of the traditional "big five" to win a professional league title. Since then, the squad has won four more league titles to bring the total to five. It has had even greater international success, having won six international titles. Estudiantes' international silverware consists of four Copa Libertadores (including three straight from 1968–70), an Intercontinental Cup, and an Interamerican Cup.
The club was founded in 1905 when a group of players and fans decided to break away from Gimnasia de La Plata, which favored indoor sports over football. Matches between the two clubs are known as the Clásico Platense. The Estudiantes home stadium (Estadio Jorge Luis Hirschi) is undergoing renovations, so the team plays in the city-owned Estadio Único de La Plata.
Other sports where Estudiantes competes are basketball, team handball, field hockey, golf, swimming, judo, and volleyball.Close