Kit of the Week #38: Quilmes’ Toast to Tottenham

Quilmes Atlético Club have unveiled their new kits for the season ahead and in doing so, have become every Spurs fan’s favourite team from Argentina.

That’s because El Cervecero (The Brewers) from Buenos Aires’ Quilmes district will wear a throwback to one of Spurs’ most iconic shirts for the season ahead.

Quilmes Atlético Club were founded in 1887 and are reckoned to be the oldest football club still competing in Argentine football, but it’s fair to say kit releases for the second division side would not normally be big news in North London.

Quilmes, Spurs, home, shirt, Hummel, Argentina
Promotional shot of Quilmes’ new home shirt from Hummel

Yet by taking their cue from Hummel’s Club Classic design worn by the likes of Hoddle, Waddle, Ardiles and Allen between 1985 & 1987, Quilmes have got plenty of Tottenham fans feeling nostalgic and a little bit jealous that they won’t be wearing the same chevrons across their chests this season.

Tottenham Hotspur have long had a connection to Argentine football through legendary figures like Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa.

Mauricio Pochettino, Erik Lamela and new signing Giovani Lo Celso have continued that tradition, but few away from N17 will be aware that Diego Maradona once pulled on that iconic Hummel shirt for Ossie Ardiles’ testimonial at White Hart Lane back in 1986.

Spurs, Hummel, Ardiles, Maradona, White Hart Lane
Ossie Ardiles and Diego Maradona in Hummel’s classic 1980s vintage Spurs shirt (picture credit – Getty Images)

The quirky twinning of Qulimes’ shirts to Tottenham’s continues with the coincidence that both designs feature famous beers as their main sponsors.

Spurs fan or otherwise, anyone old enough to remember the impact Hummel’s original Hotspur shirts had on football kit design in the 1980s will want to raise a toast to Quilmes, as we do now with our latest Kit of the Week title!

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