Kimberley de Mar del Plata


Club Atlético Kimberley, also known as Kimberley de Mar del Plata, is an Argentine sports club based on the city of Mar del Plata in Buenos Aires Province. Founded on 6 July 1921, Kimberley is mostly known for its football team, which currently plays in Torneo Federal B, the regionalised 4th division of the Argentine league system.

Kimberley
Full nameClub Atlético Kimberley
Nickname(s)Dragón
Founded6 July 1921; 100 years ago (1921-07-06)
GroundJosé Antonio Valle,
Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Province
ChairmanEmilio van Gool
ManagerDamián García
LeagueTorneo Federal B
20173° of Zona B

Other sports practised at Kimberley are basketball, swimming, futsal, roller skating, taekwondo, among others. Kimberley is considered one of the most important clubs in Mar del Plata, along with Peñarol, Quilmes, Aldosivi and Kimberley's archrivals, San Lorenzo de Mar del Plata.

History


In football, Kimberley played in the top division, Primera División on six occasions,[1] with a 5-0 win over Independiente in 1970 as one of the club's greatest achievements.[2]

Kimberley gained world fame during the 1978 FIFA World Cup when France had to use Kimberley's shirts for their match against Hungary in Mar del Plata, after both teams arrived with only their white change strips.[3]

References


  1. Kimberley Avanza by Guillermo Tagliaferri on Clarín.com, 5 May 2011
  2. Independiente y Mar del Plata: del 5-0 de Kimberley al choque con Aldosivi by Francisco Giovannoni, 15 Aug 2013
  3. Evan Fanning and John Ashdown, "Which matches have been delayed by crossbars, corner flags and kitmen?", The Guardian, 16 May 2012