Montevideo Wanderers F.C.
Montevideo Wanderers Fútbol Club, usually known simply as Wanderers is a Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo. The club are members of the Primera División and play at the Estadio Viera. As well as football, the club also has teams playing basketball, volleyball, athletics, futsal, pool, Montevideo Wanderers was officially established in 1902 by a group of students and several young players of the Albion, led by the Sardeson brothers. The brothers had travelled from Montevideo to England to see their parents during the 1890s, at the time, Wolverhampton Wanderers won the FA Cup. The new club were named after the Wolves team, and because they had no home ground and they joined the Primera División in 1903, winning it in 1906 and 1909. In 1908 they won the Copa de Honor and the Copa de Honor Cousenier and they won the Copa de Honor for a second time in 1910, before going on to win the Copa Cusenier again in 1912. In 1923 the club began entering a team in the league created by the breakaway Uruguayan Football Association. They won the league in its first season, during this period they also won the Copa Río de la Plata in 1924, defeating Independiente. In the 1930s, club made several tours to Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile. In 1931 the club won the last amateur Uruguayan league, whilst In 1937 they won the Torneo de Honor. By the end of the 1940s the club was suffering financial problems. In 1961 they were relegated to the second tier, although they returned to the Primera División, they were relegated again in 1966. In 1969 the club left Montevideo and moved to Las Piedras and they returned to both the Primera División and Montevideo in 1974, qualifying for the Copa Libertadores in their first season back in the top division. The club suffered financial problems in the 1990s, and were relegated at the end of the 1998 season. They returned to the Primera División again in 2001, the club had more than four home grounds during its first 30 years, including Liverpools current stadium, Estadio Belvedere. Its current home stadium is Estadio Viera located in the Prado neighbourhood of Montevideo, the club originally wore brown shirts with a sky blue horizontal band. In 1902 Wanderers changed to their current black and white stripes as a homage to the Argentine club Estudiantes de Buenos Aires in recognition of their friendship, for some time, in the 1960s, Wanderers used white socks and shorts. The first away shirts were white with a horizontal stripe
Uruguayan Football Association
The Uruguayan Football Association is the governing body of football in Uruguay. It was founded in 1900 and affiliated to FIFA in 1923 and it is a founding member of CONMEBOL and is in charge of the Uruguay national football team and the Campeonato Uruguayo de Fútbol, including the Uruguayan Primera División. Presidents The AUF organizes the football tournament, about two professional divisions championship, and the third category, involving amateur teams from Montevideo metropolitan area. For amateur clubs from the rest of the country is the Interior Football Organization, federation affiliated to the AUF, in Womens football the AUF established the Uruguayan Championship which takes place eacha year since 1997. In conjunction with the OFI organized a tournament called National Tournament of Womens Football which there were only two editions. Also annually develops the Uruguayan League of First Division, U-20, the AUF is one of the two entities that regulates futsal, the other is the Uruguayan Federation of Indoor Football. There is a soccer league played in the summer. In the 2010 edition participated 10 teams, AUF Official Website Uruguay at FIFA site Uruguayan Players Overseas
A round-robin tournament is a competition in which each contestant meets all other contestants in turn. It contrasts with an elimination tournament, the term round-robin is derived from the French term ruban, meaning ribbon. Over a long period of time, the term was corrupted and idiomized to robin, in a single round-robin schedule, each participant plays every other participant once. If each participant plays all others twice, this is called a double round-robin. The term is used when all participants play one another more than twice. In the United Kingdom, a tournament is often called an American tournament in sports such as tennis or billiards which usually have knockout tournaments. In Italian it is called girone allitaliana, in Serbian it is called the Berger system, after chess player Johann Berger. A round-robin tournament with four players is sometimes called quad or foursome, in sports with a large number of competitive matches for season, double round-robins are common. Most association football leagues in the world are organized on a double round-robin basis, in every team plays all others in its league once at home. This system is used during qualification for major tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup. There are also round-robin chess, draughts, go, curling, the World Chess Championship decided in 2005 and in 2007 on an eight-player double round-robin tournament where each player faces every other player once as white and once as black. Group tournaments rankings usually go by number of matches won and drawn, frequently, pool stages within a wider tournament are conducted on a round-robin basis. In theory, a tournament is the fairest way to determine the champion among a known. Each participant, player or team, has equal chances against all other opposites, the element of luck is seen to be reduced as compared to a knockout system since bad performances need not cripple a competitors chance of ultimate victory. Final records of participants are, thus, seen to be accurate as they represent the results over a longer period against equal competition. This can also be used to determine which teams are the poorest performers and this is also helpful to determine the final rank of all competitors from strongest to weakest for purposes of qualification for another stage or competition as well as for prize money. In team sport the major league champions is generally regarded as the best team in the land, the top one, two, or occasionally three teams in these groups then proceed to a straight knockout stage for the remainder of the tournament. The main disadvantage of a round robin tournament is the time needed to complete it, for instance, a tournament of 16 teams can be completed in just 4 rounds in a knockout format, a round-robin would require 15 rounds to finish
Club Sportivo Miramar Misiones, usually known simply as Miramar Misiones is an Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo. The club was formed from the merger of two clubs, Miramar and Misiones, in June 1980, as part of the merger, the new strip for the new club was a mixture of those of the previous two clubs. The home strip is the old Miramar strip, and the strip was the one used by Misiones. What made this merger notable was that Miramar and Misiones were local derby rivals, previous to the creation of this club, Miramar also merged with legendary club Albion in 1976, forming Albion Miramar. However, this entity lasted for only 2 seasons, note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, jorge González Roland Marcenaro Manuel Keosseián Julio Antúnez Roland Marcenaro Carlos Manta Luis Duarte Gonzalo de los Santos Daniel Sánchez Carlos María Moralez Official Website Unofficial Website
River Plate F.C.
River Plate Football Club was an Uruguayan football club, founded in 1897. River Plate is considered one of the four giants of the first era in Uruguayan football, alongside rivals Montevideo Wanderers, River reached important achievements during the first years of football in the country. In 1897, a group of Port of Montevideo workers met to establish a football team, when they requested Uruguayan Football Association to join the body, they were informed that only English names were accepted. Therefore, the team was renamed as River Plate F. C. due to the fact that River Plate belonged to the Port of Montevideo zone, they were nicknamed Darseneros, the same nickname that current River Plate of Montevideo. In 1901 the AUF finally approved the affiliation of River Plate to the Association, soon after other criollo team, the team was assigned to the second Division and played there from 1902 until the 1906 seasons. In 1905 River Plate was relegated to the Second Division after the made a disappointing campaign in Primera. Originally, River Plate jersey was black, but it would be changed to red, in 1906 River Plate was promoted to Primera División, winning its first title in 1908. In April 1910, River Plate played against Argentine team Alumni, because of both teams had similar uniforms, River Plate worn an alternative light blue jersey and won the match by 2–1. River line up was, Cabalotti, José and Miguel Benincasa, Louried, Sanz, García, Módena, Dacal, DAgosti, Raymonda, some months later, in August 1910, Uruguay national team worn the light blue jersey for the first time, facing the Argentine side. Uruguay won the match by 3–1, the club would win three championships else, in 1910,1913 and 1914. In 1920 the team was relegated to second division, nevertheless, River Plate joined dissident Uruguayan Football Federation in 1923 that organised its own tournament in 1923. Being relegated with other 16 teams and that would be the last appearance of the club in the top division of Uruguay. By 1925 River Plate F. C. had been disestablished, Primera División,1908,1910,1913,1914 Copa de Honor Cousenier,1912