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
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