Club Estudiantes de La Plata (Spanish pronunciation: [kluβ estuˈðjantez ðe la ˈplata] lit. "Students from La Plata"), simply referred to as Estudiantes [estuˈðjantes], is an Argentine professional sports club based in La Plata. The club's football team currently competes in the Primera Division, where it has spent most of its history.
The club is a successful team in Argentina. In 1967, Estudiantes was the inaugural team outside the traditional "big five" to win a professional league title. It has won four additional league titles and has had greater international success, having won six international titles. Estudiantes' international title championships are 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 sport rather than football. Matches between the two clubs are known as the Clasico Platense.
Other sports where Estudiantes competes are basketball, team handball, field hockey, golf, swimming, judo, and volleyball.
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