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
C.A. Bella Vista
Club Atlético Bella Vista, usually known simply as Bella Vista is an Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo. On October 4,1920, Club Atlético Bella Vista was founded, in 1981, the club competed in the Copa Libertadores de América. The club played in the group as Peñarol, of Uruguay. The club was eliminated in the first stage of the competition, in 1985, the club competed in the Copa Libertadores again. Bella Vista was in the group of Peñarol, and two Chilean clubs, Colo-Colo and Magallanes, but were again eliminated at the first stage. In 1990, Bella Vista won the Uruguayan league, and gained the right to enter the following years Copa Libertadores. In the following year, in 1991, the club competed the Copa Libertadores, and was in the group as Nacional, of Uruguay. The club finished in the last place of the group, in 1993s Copa Libertadores, Bella Vista was in the same group as Nacional, of Uruguay, and El Nacional and Barcelona, of Ecuador. After a poor campaign, the club was eliminated in the first stage. In 1999, the club, after an absence of six years, Bella Vista was in a group containing Nacional, of Uruguay, Estudiantes de Mérida, of Venezuela, and Monterrey, of Mexico. The club finished in third in the first stage, and qualified to the second stage, however, in the quarterfinals, Bella Vista was eliminated by Deportivo Cali, of Colombia. It was the clubs best campaign ever in the Copa Libertadores, in 2000, Bella Vista competed again in the Copa Libertadores de América, and was grouped alongside Bolivians Bolívar, Atlético Mineiro, of Brazil, and Cobreloa, of Chile. The club was eliminated in the first stage of the competition, note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, the Bella Vista jersey represents the Vatican flag, half yellow and half white. This is why the club is nicknamed the papales, the ones who follow the papal, el papado, some versions say the origin can be different. Due to the divided fanaticism between Peñarol and Nacional of the former authorities, they decided the jersey to have the predominant colors of the two Uruguayan big clubs
Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay. According to the 2011 census, the city proper has a population of 1,319,108 in an area of 201 square kilometres. The southernmost capital city in the Americas, Montevideo is situated in the southern coast of the country, the city was established in 1724 by a Spanish soldier, Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, as a strategic move amidst the Spanish-Portuguese dispute over the platine region. It was also under brief British rule in 1807, Montevideo hosted all the matches during the first FIFA World Cup. Montevideo is the seat of the headquarters of Mercosur and ALADI, Latin America’s leading trade blocs. Montevideo has consistently rated as having the highest quality of life of any city in Latin America. As of 2010, Montevideo was the 19th largest city economy in the continent, in 2015, it has a GDP of $40.5 billion, and a per capita of $24,400. It is classified as a Beta World City, ranking seventh in Latin America, by 2014, is also regarded as the tenth most gay-friendly city in the world, first in Latin America. It is the hub of commerce and higher education in Uruguay as well as its chief port, the city is also the financial and cultural hub of a larger metropolitan area, with a population of around 2 million. There are several explanations about the word Montevideo, all agree that Monte refers to the Cerro de Montevideo, the hill situated across the Bay of Montevideo, but there is disagreement about the etymological origin of the video part. Monte vide eu is the most widespread belief but is rejected by the majority of experts, who consider it unlikely because it involves a mix of dialects. This is the oldest Spanish document that mentions the promontory with a similar to the one that designates the city. With the passing of time, these words were unified to Montevideo, no conclusive evidence has been found to confirm this academic hypothesis nor can it be asserted with certainty which were the other five mounts observable before the Cerro. Ovidio was the bishop of the Portuguese city of Braga, where he was always revered. Between 1680 and 1683, Portugal founded the city of Colonia do Sacramento in the region across the bay from Buenos Aires and this city met with no resistance from the Spanish until 1723, when they began to place fortifications on the elevations around Montevideo Bay. On 22 November 1723, Field Marshal Manuel de Freitas da Fonseca of Portugal built the Montevieu fort, a Spanish expedition was sent from Buenos Aires, organized by the Spanish governor of that city, Bruno Mauricio de Zabala. There was also one significant early Italian resident by the name of Jorge Burgues, a census of the citys inhabitants was performed in 1724 and then a plan was drawn delineating the city and designating it as San Felipe y Santiago de Montevideo, later shortened to Montevideo. The census counted fifty families of Galician and Canary Islands origin, more than 1000 indigenous, mostly Guaraní, in 1776, Spain made Montevideo its main naval base for the South Atlantic, with authority over the Argentine coast, Fernando Po, and the Falklands
Defensor Sporting Club is a sports club based in Montevideo, Uruguay. Defensor plays several sports, football and basketball being the most important, 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. They are a national champion in Uruguay. Defensor has won many qualifying tournaments to the Copa Libertadores and has represented Uruguay on numerous occasions internationally, regarded as one of the teams that creates and develops many players in Uruguay and are then transferred worldwide. On September 2007, the club was considered the Worlds Club Team of the Month by the IFFHS, defensors most famous supporter is singer/composer Jaime Roos. Defensor plays its games at its own stadium called Estadio Luis Franzini which has a capacity for 18,000 spectators. The stadium was opened on 31 December 1963 and it is located in Parque Rodó, Montevideo. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
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