August 27, 2019

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Jesus Ortega

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A Brief History Behind the Crest of “El Rey De Copas”

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This week while researching clubs of the Superliga Argentina, I came across a team with an interesting story. I am referring to El Rey de Copas, Club Atletico Independiente. The nickname El Rey de Copas derived from being the South American team that holds the most international titles, seven of …

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This week while researching clubs of the Superliga Argentina, I came across a team with an interesting story. I am referring to El Rey de Copas, Club Atletico Independiente. The nickname El Rey de Copas derived from being the South American team that holds the most international titles, seven of them coming from the prestigious Copa Libertadores. Independiente has had quite a trajectory in football and has produced great players like Sergio “Kun” Aguero. Let me mention that even Diego Forlan had the privilege to defend those colors. Today I will be sharing a brief history about there logo history.

Club Independiente de Avellaneda might be the only sports team to ever had their crest land on the moon and all due to Neil Armstrong. As intriguing as it sounds, Louis Armstrong took an Independiente pennant to the moon after the club had made him an honorary life member.

The historic club of Avellaneda has its current logo dating back to 1914 and although it is quite uncertain how the club landed on the red and white colors, they have endorsed the theory that links them Nottingham Forest F.C. Independiente was founded in 1905 and initial logo consisted of a blue shield to honor the Scottish Saint Andrews crest6. Legend has it that in 1905 Nottingham Forest traveled to Argentina to play some friendly games7. Then Independiente president, Arístides Langone, saw them play and became fascinated with the pure red color. He then proposed the board to adopt the red and white color for their club and since then the red badge with inscription C.A.I initials has been present on the most important tournaments played5. Unlike other football clubs, Independiente interesting continues to use their vintage logos on their jerseys for special occasions.

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Logo Evolution
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The Neil Armstrong Independiente member card