It was during a South African tour in 1965 that the Argentinians earned the nickname «Pumas ».
Legend has it that a journalist called the Argentinian team by their symbolic animal but got it wrong and mistook a jaguar for a puma !
Even though the spotted coat of a jaguar looks nothing like the all black coat of a puma, the journalist’s mistake stuck forever as the Argentinian’s nickname.
By the way, the tour was a success for the newly named « Pumas » who beat the « Junior Springbox » team for the first time.
SPORTS d’EPOQUE has reproduced the Argentinian jersey of 1965.
This jersey is proudly handmade in France.