Estudiantes de Paraná

Club Atlético Estudiantes is an amateur Argentine sports club from Paraná, Entre Ríos. The club hosts a wide range of sports disciplines such as athletics, basketball, basque pelota, field hockey, golf, polo, rugby union, softball, scuba diving, squash, swimming, tennis, gymnastics and volleyball.

Estudiantes (Paraná)
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Full nameClub Atlético Estudiantes
Founded5 May 1905; 117 years ago (1905-05-05)
LocationParaná, Entre Ríos, Argentina
AffiliationsUnión Entrerriana (Rugby)
Emilio Fouces
ColorsBlack, White

The rugby team currently competes in the Torneo del Litoral tournament, being one of the few clubs from Entre Ríos that take part in the competition.[1]


"Estudiantes Football Club" was founded on 5 May 1905, by football enthusiasts of the city of Paraná, Entre Ríos Province. By 1921 the club had acquired land in the city's Parque Urquiza and began building football pitches, as well as tennis courts there.

Rugby kit

Following a controversial city hall decision, the club briefly lost hold of their installations but re-acquired them in 1929. From then on the club would start to develop teams in many sports, adding tennis and athletics to their already existing football teams, thus becoming a multi-sports club.

After football became professional in 1931, the club decided to abandon the practise of the sport to keep its amateur principles active, therefore Estudiantes encouraged the addition of other activities such as rugby union and basketball. The club also changed its name to "Club Atlético Estudiantes". Estudiantes also added swimming and waterpolo after the construction of a swimming pool in 1937.

In 1953 however, the club would go into administration and briefly disbanded, with only the rugby and basketball teams surviving. By 1955, CAE was reborn and all teams started practicing again.

Many new sports, such as volleyball or field hockey, would appear at the club in the following decades to expand the offer of activities for the members.


Rugby unionEdit


Rugby U20 World CupEdit

In 2010 the Estudiantes' stadium was one of the three venues of the World Rugby U-20 Championship. Some pool A and pool C matches and the playoffs were played at Estudiantes' Stadium.[2]

Date Round Team 1 Score Team 2
5 Jun Pool A   Wales
9 Jun Pool A   Wales
17 Jun 9th. place   Ireland
17 Jun 9th. place   Scotland
21 Jun 9th. place   Samoa
21 Jun 9th. place   Ireland


  1. ^ "Rugby Litoral website". Archived from the original on 2012-10-22. Retrieved 2019-08-11.
  2. ^ IRB Junior World Championship 2010 (in Spanish) at World Rugby

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Preceded by
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World Rugby U-20

Succeeded by
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