Celebrating 100 years since their first Olympic Games gold medal win, Uruguay have unveiled a special edition home and away kit, both of which have been produced in-house and will be worn in the upcoming Olympic qualifiers.

Whilst they’re certainly no pushovers now, Uruguay used to be a proper force to be reckoned with 100 years ago, and ahead of winning the first-ever World Cup back in 1930, they romped to victory in the Olympic Games in Paris. Back then, European football was far more physical, and Uruguay arrived as the first South American team to compete in the Olympic Games, bringing with them a short passing style that the Europeans just couldn’t cope with. It led to them winning every game, eventually defeating Switzerland 3-0 in the final, and four years later they successfully defended that title. So now, to mark the centenary of that first Olympic gold, the Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol have released a pair of special edition kits  – one home, one away – which will be worn in the upcoming Olympic Games qualifiers.

A point of note here is that there’s no branding present – Uruguay’s kit deal with PUMA has expired and was not renewed, meaning that these kits have been produced in-house. One thing it does do though is add to the classic look, which has been deigned to recall the kit worn at the 1924 Paris Olympics. The sky-blue home and a white away both feature a classic polo collar along with details celebrating the centenary, including a gold-heavy crest and a striped placket and sleeve element – a nod to the national flag. The shirts are finished with a print on the lower hem of the shirt and on the back of the neck calling out the anniversary.

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No announcement on the availability of the Uruguay Olympic Centenary shirts yet.