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All Top Tier Uruguayan Football Clubs

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 Number of Uruguayan football clubs documented for this season: 33 (You can only see the top 16 clubs)

For the selected season, this site documents and maps all "top tier" Uruguayan football clubs in Levels 1-2 of the Uruguayan football league system: Primera División Uruguaya, Segunda División Uruguaya.
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    Atenas de San Carlos                       Be the first to add your memories and photographs to the Atenas de San Carlos photolog  Go to map showing the location of Atenas de San Carlos's stadium    
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Founded: 1928
Stadium: Estadio Atenas San Carlos
Stadium Address: Avenida Rocha 822, San Carlos
League:  Primera División Uruguaya  Atenas de San Carlos was promoted at the end of last season
    Central Español                       Add your memories and photographs to the Central Español photolog  Go to map showing the location of Central Español's stadium    
    Central Español crest    
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Founded: 1905
Nickname: Palermitanos,centralófilos,gallegos,lubolos
Stadium: Parque Palermo
Stadium Address: Dr. Américo Ricaldoni 2875, Montevideo
League:  Primera División Uruguaya

Central Español Fútbol Club, usually known simply as Central Español is an Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo.

Together with Peñarol, Central founded F.U.F (Uruguayan football federation) in 1923 after being expelled from A.U.F. The F.U.F even made a parallel Uruguayan national team (dissident to A.U.F) that played several international games based on Peñarol and Central squads. After 3 years of existence the new federation was dissolved and both teams returned to A.U.F.

Segunda División Uruguay 1961
Segunda División Uruguay 1983
Primera División Uruguaya 1984

The colours of Central Español were inspired by the flag of Artigas.
    Centro Atletico Fenix                       Be the first to add your memories and photographs to the Centro Atletico Fenix photolog  Go to map showing the location of Centro Atletico Fenix's stadium    
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Founded: 1916
Nickname: Albivioletas, Los de Capurro,
Stadium: Parque Capurro
Stadium Address: Juan María Gutiérrez 3454, Montevideo
League:  Primera División Uruguaya  Centro Atletico Fenix was promoted at the end of last season

Centro Atlético Fénix are a football club from Montevideo in Uruguay. They currently play in the Uruguayan 1st Division. Fénix is one of the most popular and traditional teams of Uruguay's 2nd Division, along with Racing Club de Montevideo, who are their all-time rivals.

The club were founded on July 7, 1916 by a group of young men, they named the club fenix (Phoenix) after the mythological bird. They wear a violet and white kit, they chose the colour violet to represent eternity and white to represent purity.

In 2002 the club qualified to play in Copa Libertadores for the first time, a feat they repeated in 2003, but the club were relegated from the Primera División at the end of the 2005/2006 season.

    Cerrito                       Be the first to add your memories and photographs to the Cerrito photolog  Go to map showing the location of Cerrito's stadium    
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Founded: 1929
Nickname: Auriverde
Stadium: Nuevo Maracaná
Stadium Address: Boulevard Aparicio Saravia, Montevideo
League:  Primera División Uruguaya  Cerrito was promoted at the end of last season
    Cerro                       Be the first to add your memories and photographs to the Cerro photolog  Go to map showing the location of Cerro's stadium    
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Founded: 1922
Nickname: Villeros, Albicelestes, Cerrense
Stadium: Estadio Luis Tróccoli
Stadium Address: Dr. Santín Carlos Rossi 4702, Montevideo
League:  Primera División Uruguaya

Club Atlético Cerro, usually known simply as Cerro is an Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo. They currently play in the Uruguayan 1st Division. It is considered that Cerro and Rampla are the most popular teams after Peñarol and Nacional.

2nd division 1946
2nd division 1998

Uruguay's second most popular derby is played between Cerro and Rampla Juniors. There is also a classic supporters rivalry against Peñarol and Nacional.

Football violence
On March 11, 2006 Hector da Cunha was fatally stabbed and his 12-year-old son was beaten following Peñarol's 1-0 victory over Cerro. A teenage boy, meanwhile, remained hospitalized with severe injuries after he also was stabbed in the chest by Cerro fans, authorities said.

Da Cunha's killing was the ninth fan death related to soccer since 1957 in Uruguay. But authorities said they have been alarmed by a rash of lesser injuries that have arisen in recent years as police have sought to control rowdy fans.

It is known that the 'Villeros' want to have revenge, so ever since Peñarol - Cerro games are considered dangeorous games in Uruguay

    Cerro Largo                       Be the first to add your memories and photographs to the Cerro Largo photolog  Go to map showing the location of Cerro Largo's stadium    
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Founded: 2002
Nickname: Arachanes
Stadium: Estadio Municipal Arquitecto Antonio E. Ubilla
Stadium Address: Batlle y Ordoñez 695, Melo
League:  Primera División Uruguaya
    Club Nacional de Football                       Add your memories and photographs to the Club Nacional de Football photolog  Go to map showing the location of Club Nacional de Football's stadium    
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Founded: 1899
Nickname: Bolsos, Bolsilludos, Albos, Tricolores
Stadium: Gran Parque Central
Stadium Address: Carlos Anaya 2900, Montevideo
League:  Primera División Uruguaya Club Nacional de Football is winner of Primera División Uruguaya Apertura (Opening)

Club Nacional de Football is a traditional Uruguayan sports club, best known for its football team, based in Montevideo and founded in May 14, 1899. Three-times Winners of the Copa Libertadores, three-times Winners of the Intercontinental Cup and World Club Champions.

It is the result of an association between the Uruguay Athletic and Montevideo Football Club. Nacional plays in the Uruguayan First Division.

Nacional engages in several sports, but football is by far the most important, a sport in which it has won worldwide recognition. Nacional is a three-time World Champion.

Nacional is the first team in Uruguay and Latin America formed only by natives.

Official domestic honours (123)
Uruguayan Championship (41): 1902, 1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1933, 1934, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1950, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1963, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1992, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2005/2006.
Other official domestic honours (82)

Copa Competencia (8): 1903, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1919, 1921, 1923.
Copa de Honor (7): 1905, 1906, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917.
Torneo de Honor (17): 1935, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1948, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959 (shared), 1960 (shared), 1961, 1962 (shared), 1963.
Torneo Competencia (13): 1934, 1942 (shared), 1945, 1948, 1952, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 (shared), 1967 (shared), 1989.
Torneo Cuadrangular (7): 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1967.
Torneo Apertura (7): 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004.
Torneo Clausura (6): 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001.
Liguilla (6): 1982, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1999,2007.
Liga Mayor (3): 1975, 1976, 1977.
Campeonato Nacional General Artigas (2): 1961, 1962.
Torneo Fermín Garicoits (1): 1965
Torneo Ciudad de Montevideo (1): 1973.
Torneo 50º Aniversario de Colombes (1): 1974.
Torneo Campeones Olímpicos (1): 1974.
Campeonato Estadio Centenario (1): 1983.

[edit] Official international honours (9)
Copa Libertadores de América (3): 1971, 1980, 1988
Intercontinental Cup (3): 1971, 1980, 1988
Copa Interamericana (2): 1972 , 1989
Recopa Sudamericana (1): 1989

[edit] Other international honours (12)
Copa Aldao (Copa Río de la Plata) (6): 1916, 1919, 1920, 1940, 1942, 1946
Copa de Honor Cousenier (4): 1905, 1915, 1916, 1917
Cup Tie Competition (2): 1913, 1915

Friendly international honours

Copa Confraternidad Rioplatense: 1902, 1903, 1908, 1909, 1913, 1917
Copa Campeones del Plata: 1904, 1922
Copa Albion: 1907
Copa Rosario-Montevideo: 1909
Copa Intendencias Municipales del Plata: 1919
Copa Uruguay-Paraguay: 1924
Copa Montevideo-Avellaneda: 1927, 1928
Copa Ciudad de La Plata: 1928, 1971
Copa Embajada de España: 1928
Copa Amistad Nacional-Boca: 1929
Copa Embajada de Perú: 1929
Copa del Atlántico: 1947
Copa Ciudad de Montevideo Internacional: 1953, 1969, 1970, 1978
Campeonato Nocturno Rioplatense: 1938
C. C. Grandes del Río de la Plata: 1938
Copa Triangular Internacional: 1970
Trofeo 2º Carnaval del Fútbol de México: 1971
Copa Colosos del Fútbol: 1976
Torneo Ciudad de León: 1977
Copa Ciudad de Montevideo: 1986, 1987
Copa Bayer: 1986
Copa Mar del Plata: 1989
Copa Mar del Plata: 1998
Copa Conrad de Punta del Este: 2005
Copa Ricard de Punta del Este: 2006
Copa Ricard de Montevideo: 2008

Copa Teresa Herrera (La Coruña): 1958
Pentagonal Internacional: 1959
Trofeo Ciudad de Valladolid: 1972
Trofeo Costa del Sol (Málaga): 1972, 2006
Trofeo Ciudad de Palma: 1986
Trofeo Ciudad de Albacete: 1987

Copa Corea del Sur: 1989
Copa China: 1996

Youth Tournaments

2 Copa Santiago de Futebol Juvenil titles: 1989, 1994

    Club Peñarol                       Be the first to add your memories and photographs to the Club Peñarol photolog  Go to map showing the location of Club Peñarol's stadium    
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Founded: 1923
Nickname: Manyamierda, Carboneros, Aurinegros.
Stadium: Estadio Centenario
Stadium Address: Dr. Alfredo Navarro, Montevideo
League:  Primera División Uruguaya Club Peñarol is winner of Primera División Uruguaya Clausura (Closing)

Club Atlético Peñarol is a traditional football team in Montevideo, Uruguay, and was founded on 1923. It's a three-time World Champion football club, five-time Copa Libertadores Champion, and a 4 time vice-champion, the most in the history of the Copa Libertadores. Peñarol is considered the most successful team from Latin America, according to CONMEBOL. However, in Uruguay they are always second to the Club Nacional de Football, the team that has won the most international championships in the world.

Peñarol is named after its home neighborhood, in Montevideo, Uruguay. Peñarol's colors are, yellow and black, derive from the colors used in railway signs and barriers. Their biggest rivals are Club Nacional de Football which is also from Montevideo, Uruguay.

National competitions
Uruguayan Primera División
Amateur Era (9): 1900, 1901, 1905, 1907, 1911 (C.U.R.C.C.), 1918, 1921, 1928, 1929.
From 1922 to 1925 the Uruguayan Football was divided in two organisations: Uruguayan Football Association (AUF), recognised by FIFA, and the dissident Uruguayan Football Federation (FUF), of which Peñarol was one of the founders and competed in the three tournaments organised by that federation in 1923, 1924 and 1925 (not finished). Those championships are not recognised by the AUF
The "Consejo Provisorio" championship played in 1926 was not played under the regulations of the Uruguayan Football Association, being a joint Uruguayan Championship between all clubs from AUF and FUF when the two organisations merged. In consequence, is not recognised by AUF as a Uruguayan championship.
Professional Era (36): 1932, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1944, 1945, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2003.
Other National titles:
Liguilla (12): 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1994, 1997, 2004.
Competencia Tournament (13): 1936, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1964, 1967, 1986.
Friendly National titles:
Copa de Oro Tournament (1): 1982.
Albion Cup (3): 1916, 1917, 1921.
ANCAP Cup (1): 1934.
Artigas Cup (4): 1909, 1910, 1911, 1996.
Centenario de Las Piedras Cup (1): 1930.
Comité Patriótico de Las Piedras Cup (1): 1926.
Consejo Departamental de San José Cup (1): 1921.
Hyundai Cup (3): 1996, 1999, 2004.
Major League (1): 1978.
Copa Punta del Este (1): 1997.
Copa Conrad (1): 2004.

Hasnt win nothing til 2003
    Danubio                       Be the first to add your memories and photographs to the Danubio photolog  Go to map showing the location of Danubio's stadium    
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Founded: 1932
Nickname: La Franja
Stadium: Jardines del Hipodromo
Stadium Address: Avenida Dr. Carlos Nevy y Avenida Acropolis, Montevideo
League:  Primera División Uruguaya

Danubio Fútbol Club is a Uruguayan football (soccer) club based in Montevideo. It was founded by the Bulgarian born brothers Miguel and Juan Lazaroff on March 1, 1932 and other youths from the "Republica de Nicaragua" school in Montevideo. The name of the club refers to the Danube river in the major river in Bulgaria.

Famous players from the club are, e.g., Álvaro Recoba, Ruben Sosa, Marcelo Zalayeta, Ruben Olivera, Ruben "Polillita" Da Silva, Javier Chevanton, Fabian Carini, Richard Nuñez, Walter Gargano, Carlos Grossmuller, Edison Cavani, Christian Stuani, international mexican player Nery Castillo played in the youth teams before leaving Uruguay to continue his career in Greece as well as Diego Forlán who also played for a year in the under 19 before joining Argentine club Independiente Avellaneda.

Danubio is the current champion 2006/07 of Uruguay after defeating Peñarol 4-1 in December 2006 to claim the Apertura and also defeating again Peñarol on penalties after a 1-1 draw to claim the 2007 Clausura. Danubio won the Uruguayan title before in the years 1988 and 2004.

Champions of Uruguay
1988 Competencia y Uruguayo
2004 Primera División Uruguaya
2007 Primera División Uruguaya

[edit] Minor Titles
Liguilla Pre Libertadores 1983.
Primera División Uruguaya Apertura 2001.
Primera División Uruguaya Clausura 2002.
Primera División Uruguaya Clasificatorio 2004.
Primera División Uruguaya Clausura 2004.
Primera División Uruguaya Apertura 2006.
Primera División Uruguaya Clausura 2007.
    Defensor Sporting                       Be the first to add your memories and photographs to the Defensor Sporting photolog  Go to map showing the location of Defensor Sporting's stadium    
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Founded: 1913
Nickname: Violetas, Viola, Tuertos
Stadium: Estadio Luis Franzini
Stadium Address: Dr. Julio Herrera y Reissig 687 y Avenida Sarmiento, Montevideo
League:  Primera División Uruguaya

Defensor Sporting Club is a football (soccer) club in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Founded on March 15, 1913 as Club Atlético Defensor, the name of the club was changed in 1989 to Defensor Sporting Club after a merger with Sporting Club Uruguay. The team plays in the Luis Franzini Stadium. They are a three-time national champion in Uruguay (1976, 1987, 1991).

Primera División Uruguaya 1991
Primera División Uruguaya 1987
Primera División Uruguaya 1976
Segunda División Uruguay 1965
Segunda División Uruguay 1950
    Liverpool                       Be the first to add your memories and photographs to the Liverpool photolog  Go to map showing the location of Liverpool's stadium    
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Founded: 1915
Nickname: Negriazules, Negros de la Cuchilla
Stadium: Estadio Belvedere
Stadium Address: Julián Laguna 4401, Montevideo
League:  Primera División Uruguaya

Liverpool Fútbol Club, usually known simply as Liverpool, is an Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo. The club joined the first division for the first time in 1919. The name was taken after a geography class where the former members of the club were studying the ports of Great Britain, and they decided that "Liverpool" would sound good for a football team.It has been confirmed that they named the soccer team this way. For the 2005-06 season, the away kit changed to a new all red one, thus looking exactly like the English Liverpool football team. Liverpool plays home matches in Estadio Belvedere (Belvedere Stadium), formerly owned by the Montevideo Wanderers.

Liverpool have failed to win any domestic title. They are famously dubbed as the greatest team in the league never to win the title of champions.

They have also never won either of the major cups, they have reached the final of the Torneo Apertura and liguilla, both in 1995 only to be beaten by Club Atlético Peñarol and Defensor Sporting respectively.

    Montevideo Wanderers                       Be the first to add your memories and photographs to the Montevideo Wanderers photolog  Go to map showing the location of Montevideo Wanderers's stadium    
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Founded: 1902
Nickname: Bohemios / Vagabundos
Stadium: Parque Alfredo Victor Viera
Stadium Address: Avenida Buschental, Montevideo
League:  Primera División Uruguaya

Montevideo Wanderers Fútbol Club, usually known simply as Wanderers is a Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo.

The club originally wore blue and white stripes. Wanderers changed to their current black and white stripes as a homage to the Argentine club Estudiantes de Buenos Aires for their showed friendship.

    Racing Club de Montevideo                       Be the first to add your memories and photographs to the Racing Club de Montevideo photolog  Go to map showing the location of Racing Club de Montevideo's stadium    
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Founded: 1919
Nickname: Racinguistas
Stadium: Estadio Osvaldo Roberto
Stadium Address: Avenida Millán y Sayago, Montevideo
League:  Primera División Uruguaya
    Rampla Juniors                       Be the first to add your memories and photographs to the Rampla Juniors photolog  Go to map showing the location of Rampla Juniors's stadium    
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Founded: 1914
Nickname: Picapiedras, Rojiverdes
Stadium: Estadio Olímpico
Stadium Address: Turquía 3302, Montevideo
League:  Primera División Uruguaya

Rampla Juniors Fútbol Club, usually known simply as Rampla Juniors is an Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo. Rampla's most famous supporter is Natalia Oreiro. Rampla was once called the third "big" (meaning popular or best) of Uruguay's clubs, Peñarol and Nacional being first and second, due to the huge amount of followers and positive results. In 2007, Rampla finished tied in 2nd place with Danubio F.C. in the Uruguayan 1st division. In 2007 there team record was ( 9 wins, 4 draws, and 2 losses, in 15 games ).

Origin and colours
Rampla Juniors were founded in the Aduana area,(also the birthplace of River Plate FC),then moved first to the Aguada neighbourhood,and finally,around 1920,to the Cerro neighborhood. Their colours are taken from Fortaleza,a club that existed in the early years of Rampla's stint in the cerro area. Another story is similar to how Boca Juniors supposedly got the idea for their kit colors from a Swedish flag on a ship;It is rumored that Rampla's founders took the red and green from an Italian flag on ship that arrived in Montevideo Bay. It is said that the basketball team C.A Aguada (founded in 1922) took their colours from Rampla Juniors.

Rampla Juniors' archrivals are CA Cerro and theirs is the second biggest rivalry in the country.

Primera División Uruguaya 1927
1927 Squad: Pedro Arispe(Captain), Pedro Aguirre, Enrique Ballestrero, Pedro Cabrera, Julio Nieto y José Magallanes, Juan M. Labraga, Luis Gaitán, Conrado Haeberli, Vital Ruffatti and Conrado Bidegain.

Segunda División Uruguay 1942
Segunda División Uruguay 1980
Segunda División Uruguay 1992
    River Plate                       Be the first to add your memories and photographs to the River Plate photolog  Go to map showing the location of River Plate's stadium    
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Founded: 1932
Nickname: Darseneros
Stadium: Parque Federico Omar Saroldi
Stadium Address: Avenida 19 de Abril 1145, Montevideo
League:  Primera División Uruguaya

Club Atlético River Plate, usually known simply as River Plate, are an Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo. The club currently play in the Primera División Uruguaya. River is the merge of Olimpia and Capurro, and the kit is that used by River Plate F.C. one of the giants of the amateur era.

River Plate have won the second division title 6 times, this is a national record they share with Sud América

C.A. River Plate's away kit is sometimes sky blue jersey, black shorts and socks. This kit was adopted by the Uruguay national football team in 1910 as a homage to the disbanded River Plate F.C. (four times champions of Uruguay) who defeated the best team of the Americas at the time, the Argentine team Alumni. Thus, the worldwide known "celeste" jersey was taken by the national team from the club away kit. Before 1910 Uruguay wore several jerseys including dark blue, green, striped white and sky blue, similar to that of Argentina among others.

River Plate's highest position was reached in 1992. Osvaldo Canobbio, Fernando Correa, Juan Ramón Carrasco, Luis Diego López and Edgardo Adinolfi were involved in the squad by those times. Nacional won the tittle based on the skills of the notable forward Julio Dely Valdes.

Segunda División Uruguay 1943
Segunda División Uruguay 1967
Segunda División Uruguay 1978
Segunda División Uruguay 1984
Segunda División Uruguay 1991
Segunda División Uruguay 2004
    Tacuarembó                       Be the first to add your memories and photographs to the Tacuarembó photolog  Go to map showing the location of Tacuarembó's stadium    
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Founded: 1999
Nickname: Rojiblancos
Stadium: Estadio Ingeniero Raul Goyenola
Stadium Address: Parque Oribe, Tacuarembó
League:  Primera División Uruguaya

Tacuarembó Fútbol Club, usually known simply as Tacuarembó, are an Uruguayan football club based in Tacuarembó. The supporters have a big flag with the legend "Tacuarembó es gardel", referring to the (contested) Uruguayan nationality of the tango singer Carlos Gardel, who apparently (most probably) was born in Tacuarembó. Like the inner-country team Rocha,Tacuarembó is a super merge of several clubs,21,and represents all the department,except Paso de los Toros city