Category Archives: South America

New Velez Sarsfield Third Jersey 2016- Velez Third “Italy” Kit 2016

This is the new Velez Sarsfield third jersey 2016, a special edition strip made for Argentine club Club Atletico Velez Sarsfield by their kit partners Umbro. Officially revealed on 11 April, 2016, the shirt celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first time Velez wore the famous tricolour (1916)- a red, green and white jersey that took inspiration from the Italian flag and paid homage to the nationality of the club’s founders Continue reading

New Uruguay Jerseys 2016/17- Puma Copa America Centenario Kits 2016

These are the new Uruguay shirts 2016/2017, the Uruguayan national team’s new uniforms for Copa America Centenario and other international fixtures in 16/17. Made by Puma and officially unveiled on 22 March, 2016, the strip will be worn by the likes of Barcelona’s Luis Suarez, Man Utd’s Guillermo Varela and their teammates on international duty.

The home jersey is blue, as you’d expect, and features a crew neck collar with golden trim. The shoulders have a thick black stripe (on either side), with the Puma cat on it.

The shirt also features the “Sun of May” design on the front. Inside the back of the neck are the words “La Celeste” (nickname for the team), with “Uruguay” appearing on the back of the jersey. Continue reading

New Emelec Jersey 2016- CS Emelec Adidas Kits 2016 Home Away

These are the new Emelec shirts 2016, Ecuadorean club CS Emelec’s new home and alternate jerseys for the 2016. Made by Adidas, the new kits (blue home and a lighter away) were officially unveiled on January 26, 2016 by the club.

Adidas replace New Balance, who made the club’s kits last year. The German sportswear giant will serve as the club’s new kit partners till 2020. Continue reading

Dryworld Fluminense Deal

New Dryworld Fluminense Kit Deal- Dryworld also teams up with Atletico & Goias

Canadian apparel manufacturer Dryworld Industries has spread its wings by linking up with three clubs in the Campeonato Brasileiro. These deals are Dryworld’s first outside North America and the three clubs that have come on board are Rio giants Fluminense, Atletico Mineiro (also known as Atletico MG) and Goias.

Dryworld, who call themselves “the world’s leading independent sports brand” have specially developed a “Dryskyn” fabric for their humid climates of Brazil.

They have inked a five year deal with Fluminense to replace Adidas, beginning the 2016 season. The new deal with Goias is also apparently for five years. Continue reading

Independiente Santa Fe Jersey 2016

New Independiente Santa Fe Jersey 2016 Umbro 75th Anniversary Shirts Home Away

This is the new Independiente Santa Fe jersey 2016, Colombian club Santa Fe’s new home and away/alternate tops for the 2016 season, made by Umbro. Santa Fe won the Copa Sudamericana in 2015, beating Huracan on penalties in Bogota after both the home and away legs finished goalless. The kits celebrate the club’s 75th anniversary and were officially unveiled on 8 January, 2016.

Santa Fe have been with Umbro since 2009, when the Double Diamond brand took over from German manufacturers Puma.

This season’s home shirt sees Umbro employ a round neck look, with a predominantly red body and white sleeves. It’s not too dissimilar to Arsenal’s uniform, and there’s a historical connection to this similarity. One of Santa Fe’s founders, Luis Robledo, was a fan of the Gunners when he studied at Cambridge Continue reading