C.A. Peñarol

C.A. Peñarol

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Club Atlético Peñarol also known as Carboneros, Aurinegros and familiarly as Manya, is an Uruguay
Uruguay
Uruguay ,officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay,sometimes the Eastern Republic of Uruguay; ) is a country in the southeastern part of South America. It is home to some 3.5 million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the capital Montevideo and its metropolitan area...

an sports club
Sports club
A sports club or sport club, sometimes athletics club or sports association is a club for the purpose of playing one or more sports...

 based in the Peñarol
Peñarol, Montevideo
Peñarol - Lavalleja, also known as Peñarol - Lavalleja, is a barrio of Montevideo, Uruguay.- External links :* * * *...

 barrio
Barrio
Barrio is a Spanish word meaning district or neighborhood.-Usage:In its formal usage in English, barrios are generally considered cohesive places, sharing, for example, a church and traditions such as feast days...

, Montevideo
Montevideo
Montevideo is the largest city, the capital, and the chief port of Uruguay. The settlement was established in 1726 by Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, as a strategic move amidst a Spanish-Portuguese dispute over the platine region, and as a counter to the Portuguese colony at Colonia del Sacramento...

, best known for its professional football team. The team plays their home matches in Estadio Centenario
Estadio Centenario
Estadio Centenario is a stadium in Parque Batlle, Montevideo, Uruguay, used primarily for football. The stadium was built between 1929 and 1930 to host the 1930 FIFA World Cup, as well as to commemorate the centennial of Uruguay's first constitution...

, the largest stadium in the country, but also own a private stadium called Estadio Contador Damiani
Estadio Contador Damiani
Estadio Contador Damiani, formerly Las Acacias, is a football stadium in Montevideo, Uruguay, inaugurated in 1916 and re-built in 1997. It is currently used mostly for Peñarol's reserves matches. The stadium can hold up to 12,000 people...

. The club holds long-standing rivalries with other football clubs, most notably Nacional
Club Nacional de Football
Club Nacional de Football is a Uruguayan sports club based in Montevideo. It is best known for its professional football team, which plays in the Uruguayan Primera División....

, with matches between the two teams referred to as "el Clásico del fútbol uruguayo". The word "Peñarol" in the club's name is the Castellan translation to the Latin term for pinewood
Pinewood
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, pinarolium; its Italian translation was used for Pinerolo, a town
Town
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 and comune
Comune
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in north-western Italy
Italy
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 in the region
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 of Piemonte. Subsequently, the Peñarol barrio was founded and named after the Piemontesi town.

Peñarol is the successor club of Central Uruguay Railway Cricket Club
Central Uruguay Railway Cricket Club
Central Uruguay Railway Cricket Club was a Cricket and association football club from Uruguay. It was abbreviated as CURCC, but unofficially known as Peñarol because of the neighbourhood of Montevideo, the Uruguayan capital, where it was established on September 28, 1891. CURCC was the result of...

, which was founded on September 28, 1891 by British
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 railway workers. The club has since established itself as a major force in both Uruguayan and South American football. Penarol have won a record 48 Primera División titles. They were also the first ever winner of the Copa Libertadores, defeating Club Olimpia during the 1960 final series
1960 Copa Libertadores Finals
The 1960 Copa de Campeones Finals was a football series between Peñarol and Olimpia on June 12 and June 19 of this very year. It was the final of the first staging of the Copa de Campeones de América , which would go on to become the premier club competition in South American football and one of...

. Since then, they have accumulated four more Libertadores titles, three Intercontinental Cup
Intercontinental Cup
Intercontinental Cup may refer to:*Intercontinental Cup , a world football competition run by UEFA and CONMEBOL*ICC Intercontinental Cup, a first-class cricket competition run by the International Cricket Council for 12 of its associate members...

s, and one Supercopa de Campeones Intercontinentales. According to the IFFHS' all-time ranking
IFFHS continental Clubs of the 20th Century
In 2009 the International Federation of Football History & Statistics , an organization recognized by FIFA, released the results of a statistical study which determined the best continental clubs of the 20th century...

 published in 2009, Peñarol were Uruguay's best club and the most successful South American club of the 20th century.

Central Uruguay Railway Cricket Club (1891–1913)



The Central Uruguay Railway Cricket Club was founded on September 28, 1891, through the impetus of employees and workers of Montevideo's Central Uruguay Railway (British-owned) company, which had operated in Uruguay since 1878. Of the 118 founding members of the club, 72 were British, 1 German, and 45 Uruguayan. Due to the complicated nature of the name for the Spanish-speaking followers, the club was usually known only as CURCC or "Peñarol" in honour of their town's coop located 10 km from Montevideo.

The first chairman of the new institution was Frank Henderson, who exercised his office until the year 1899. In 1892, CURCC started a football team to add to the rugby
Rugby union
Rugby union, often simply referred to as rugby, is a full contact team sport which originated in England in the early 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand...

 and cricket
Cricket
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on an oval-shaped field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. One team bats, trying to score as many runs as possible while the other team bowls and fields, trying to dismiss the batsmen and thus limit the...

 teams which had to that point dominated the club. The first football match for the club was against facing a combination of students from English High, and it finished with a 2–0 CURCC win.

In 1895, the club chose Julio Negrón to be its first Uruguayan captain, after a series of English players serving as captains.

In 1900 CURCC, along with Uruguay Athletic, Deutscher Fussball Klub and Albion, founded the Uruguay Football Association League. Debuting on June 10 with a 2–1 success over Albion, the first official goals for the club were scored by Juan Peña and William Davies. That same year the first match versus Club Nacional de Football
Club Nacional de Football
Club Nacional de Football is a Uruguayan sports club based in Montevideo. It is best known for its professional football team, which plays in the Uruguayan Primera División....

 took place. The match finished 2–0, to CURCC.

At the end of the 1900 season CURCC won the Uruguayan championship
Primera División Uruguaya
The Liga Profesional de Primera División , also known as the Primera División Uruguaya or Primera División de Uruguay , is a professional football league in Uruguay at the top of the country's football league system. It is organized by the Uruguayan Football Association and is contested by 16 teams...

 for the first time, a success they repeated the following year. In 1903, CURCC was the first club to score over ten goals in an official match of the Uruguayan championship, after defeating Triunfo 12–0 (this was equalled by Montevideo Wanderers in 1908).

After witnessing the first crowning of rivals Nacional as champions, and the suspension of
the championship because of the civil war in 1904
Uruguayan Civil War
The Uruguayan Civil War, also known as "Guerra Grande", was a series of armed conflicts that took place between the Colorado Party and the National Party in Uruguay from 1839 to 1851...

, CURCC were again champions in 1905 and 1907. In 1907 W. Bayne took over the administration of the CUR company, and became the first president of the country who refused to be president of the club (with this going to lower-ranking employees). He did so based upon the continuing economic problems and work it entailed. This was to be the starting point for a series of conflicts between the company and the club, ending with the split in 1913.

In 1908, the club withdrew from the Uruguayan league in protest at the scheduling of the tournament, returning the following season. During the same year disagreements happened in CUR, after a group of team supporters burnt one of the wagons that were used to carry rival players.

After another championship in 1911, a study was commissioned to reform sectors of the club. The proposals included the participation of partners who were not employees of CUR (the railway company), as well as changing the CURCC name to Peñarol.

In June 1913, the assembly of CURCC rejected these proposals. The main reason for this being that the company wanted to dissociate the club from the Peñarol village, because of prejudices that had been formed toward it, mainly related to violence. However, in November of that year, CURCC approved the subject of football partners who were not employees of the railway. That request was delivered to the CURCC on November 15, 1913. Finally on December 13, the football section was renamed CURCC Peñarol, and later on march 1914 to Club Atlético Peñarol, a change approved by the Uruguayan football association and all the clubs involved in the championship, including Nacional.

One of the main pledges against the two clubs being the same is that they supposedly co-existed until 1915 and played matches simultaneously. However, that fact is contested by Peñarol, stating that while the CUR employees did engage in sports activity, those activities were merely recreational and not official in any way, as the football section was already independent from CUR, which is, again, contested by Nacional fans, as they claim,ex CURCC seniors seemed to continue with its own activities playing friendly matches in Rivera.

Amateur era (until 1931)


On the 12th of march, 1914 the CURCC Peñarol officially changed its name to the Club Atlético Peñarol, change being approved by the Uruguayan league on March 14. On May 13 of that year the executive power of the government granted legal personality to the club.

In these years, Peñarol failed to win the Uruguayan Championship, losing the final to River Plate FC in 1914, and finishing second to Nacional in 1915, 1916 and 1917, and during this period the most important event was the inauguration of the Las Acacias field, on May 19, 1916.

The first club championships under the new denomination arrived in 1918 and 1920.
However, in 1922, the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) disaffiliated Peñarol and Central, which together gave birth to the Uruguayan Football Federation, parallel organ unrecognized by the AUF.

In 1926, Peñarol won the championship of the so-called Provisional Council, competition that arose following the reunification of the Uruguayan football (AUF and FUF) occurred a year before, currently unrecognized by the AUF as an official championship, even though it was the sole Uruguayan Championship of that year.

After performing for the first time a tour of Europe in 1927, Peñarol again lifted with
the Uruguayan championship in 1928 and 1929. This last year, Julio María Sosa was declared as the first honorary president of the club. The following year, Peñarol played for the first time an official match in the Estadio Centenario
Estadio Centenario
Estadio Centenario is a stadium in Parque Batlle, Montevideo, Uruguay, used primarily for football. The stadium was built between 1929 and 1930 to host the 1930 FIFA World Cup, as well as to commemorate the centennial of Uruguay's first constitution...

in Montevideo, which ended with a 1–0 win over Olimpia Asunción
Olimpia Asunción
Club Olimpia is a Paraguayan sport club based in Asunción. It is best known for its professional football team which plays in the Paraguayan Primera División....

.

Start of the professional era and first titles (1932–1959)


On April 29, 1932, the AUF officially introduced professionalism, with the debut of Peñarol versus River Plate
Club Atlético River Plate (Uruguay)
Club Atlético River Plate is an Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo. The club currently plays in the Primera División. River is the result of the merger of former clubs Olimpia and Capurro....

. That same year Peñarol won his first professional championship with 17 victories in 27 matches, which enabled them to accumulate 40 points, 5 over their nearest persecutor, Rampla Juniors
Rampla Juniors
Rampla Juniors Fútbol Club, usually known simply as Rampla Juniors is an Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo.-Origin and colours:...

. Also in 1932, the club played its first classic of the professional era, which the aurinegros won 2–0.

Having placed second in the season 1933, in which John Young became the first scorer of the club in a professional tournament with 33 goals, Peñarol won the first of 4 championships in a row (1935–38), in addition to the Championship Competition in 1936. During this period the club appointed Francisco Tochetti as the second honorary president.

Peñarol closed the decade of the 1930 with a second place, after losing a match to Nacional, in a tournament marked by the first strike of professional footballers in Uruguay.

After three years of drought, Peñarol won the title in 1943, retaining it the following two years. That year also the club bought the land where years later was built the Peñarol Palace.

After the strike decreed by the Uruguayan Mutualist of Professional Footballers in 1948 due to which the Uruguayan championship was suspended, in 1949 Peñarol got a new crown, with a 4-point lead over Nacional, Óscar Míguez being the league's topscorer. Finishing second in 1950, Peñarol was again champion in 1951, 1953, 1954, 1958 and 1959. Peñarol was the first team obtaining the "quinquenio" (five years champion in a row), and has done it twice.

Champion of America and the world (1960–1969)


Peñarol has won the Copa America twice and the Copa Libertadores three times, matching with its rival Nacional, that is also three times world champion. Peñarol was the team that lost the most Copa America finals in the history.

In 1960, Peñarol qualified as a champion of the Uruguayan championship in 1959, to the then newly created Champions Cup of America (current Libertadores Cup), competition that brought together the champions from seven countries affiliated to the CONMEBOL
CONMEBOL
The South American Football Confederation , commonly known as CONMEBOL , is the continental governing body of association football in South America and it is one of FIFA's six continental confederations...

 (although the representatives of Peru
Peru
Peru , officially the Republic of Peru , is a country in western South America. It is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the southeast by Bolivia, on the south by Chile, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean....

, Ecuador
Ecuador
Ecuador , officially the Republic of Ecuador is a representative democratic republic in South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and by the Pacific Ocean to the west. It is one of only two countries in South America, along with Chile, that do not have a border...

 and Venezuela
Venezuela
Venezuela , officially called the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela , is a tropical country on the northern coast of South America. It borders Colombia to the west, Guyana to the east, and Brazil to the south...

 did not attend the tournament). Peñarol made its debut in this tournament on April 19, against Club Jorge Wilstermann
Club Jorge Wilstermann
Club Jorge Wilstermann is a Bolivian football club from the city of Cochabamba. It is named after Bolivian aviator Jorge Wilstermann.- History :...

 of Bolivia
Bolivia
Bolivia officially known as Plurinational State of Bolivia , is a landlocked country in central South America. It is the poorest country in South America...

 in a 7–1 thrashing, with the first goal of the match (and the tournament) coming courtesy of Luis Borges.

After eliminating San Lorenzo de Almagro in semifinals, the club won its first continental championship after beating Olimpia of Paraguay. Late in the season, the club lost the final of the Intercontinental Cup
Intercontinental Cup (football)
The European/South American Cup, commonly referred to as the World Club Championship, Intercontinental Cup or Toyota Cup, was a football competition endorsed by UEFA and CONMEBOL, contested between the winners of the European Cup and the South American Copa Libertadores...

, also created that year, after a 0–0 home draw against Real Madrid
Real Madrid
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol , commonly known as Real Madrid, is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain. The club have won a record 31 La Liga titles, the Primera División of the Liga de Fútbol Profesional , 18 Copas del Rey, 8 Spanish Super Cups, 1 Copa Eva Duarte and 1 Copa de la...

, in front of 71,872 spectators, losing 1–5 in Spain. Domestically, Peñarol added another title.

In 1961, Peñarol played a new version of the Champions Cup, but retained its continental title against Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras
Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras
Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras is a Brazilian football club from São Paulo. The club was founded on August 26, 1914, as Palestra Italia but changed to the current name on September 14, 1942...

; 1–0 at home, with a goal by Alberto Spencer, and 1–1 in São Paulo
São Paulo
São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, the largest city in the southern hemisphere and South America, and the world's seventh largest city by population. The metropolis is anchor to the São Paulo metropolitan area, ranked as the second-most populous metropolitan area in the Americas and among...

. In the second half of the year, Peñarol won the Uruguayan championship, and for the first time in its history, the Intercontinental Cup, by defeating S.L. Benfica of Portugal by a 5–1 aggregate.

The next year, the club was one step away from achieving the consecration of the third Champions Cup. However, after losing in the first leg 0–1 and winning the second 3–2, in a game marked by incidents, a third match was needed against Santos Futebol Clube
Santos Futebol Clube
Santos Futebol Clube is a Brazilian professional football club based in Santos, São Paulo They play in the Campeonato Paulista and the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the highest professional leagues in São Paulo state and Brazil, respectively....

 (which included Pélé
Pelé
However, Pelé has always maintained that those are mistakes, that he was actually named Edson and that he was born on 23 October 1940.), best known by his nickname Pelé , is a retired Brazilian footballer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time...

), being played in neutral field at the Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
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. Peñarol fell 0–3, with the consolation being obtaining the Uruguayan championship again, which earned the club its first five consecutive years(1958–1962), which would befall again from 1993–97.

After a season without a title, highlighted at the international level by obtaining greatest goal-difference in a Libertadores tie, against Everest of Ecuador
Ecuador
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, 14–1 overall (5–0 and 9–1), Peñarol won the Uruguayan championship in 1964 and 1965, reaching and losing the Libertadores final in the latter year (to Independiente de Avellaneda). However, in 1966 Peñarol won its third continental silverware, after defeating Club Atlético River Plate
Club Atlético River Plate
Club Atlético River Plate is an Argentine sports club based in the Nuñez neighborhood of Buenos Aires. It is best known for its professional football team, which currently competes in Nacional B, the second tier of Argentine football....

 in a third match played in Santiago, Chile
Santiago, Chile
Santiago , also known as Santiago de Chile, is the capital and largest city of Chile, and the center of its largest conurbation . It is located in the country's central valley, at an elevation of above mean sea level...

, 4–2. That same year, a second Intercontinental Cup was won, after overcoming Real Madrid 2–0, both in the Centenario and in Madrid.

In the following years, Peñarol continued its title achievements both nationally and internationally, adding the South American Supercup
Supercopa Sudamericana
The Supercopa Sudamericana , also known as the Supercopa Libertadores João Havelange, Supercopa Libertadores, Supercopa João Havelange or simply Supercopa, was a football club competition contested annually by the past winners of the Copa Libertadores...

 in 1969 of Intercontinental Champions in 1969, tournament that brought together South American clubs that had won the Intercontinental Cup, being officially recognized by the CONMEBOL in 2005.

During this period Peñarol had also the highest recorded unbeaten period in the Uruguayan championship, which was extended to 56 matches between September 3, 1966 and September 14, 1968, when they fell 0–2 to Liverpool Montevideo
Liverpool FC (Montevideo)
Liverpool Fútbol Club is a Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo. The club joined the first division for the first time in 1919.- History :...

. This marked is also the longest unbeaten
done by any South American professional club at the first division and the second if one
considers the amateur stage, behind Boca Juniors
Boca Juniors
Club Atlético Boca Juniors is an Argentine sports club based in La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires. It is best known for its professional football team, which currently plays in the Primera División....

.

Notable past Peñarol players include Luis Cubilla
Luís Cubilla
Luis Alberto Cubilla Almeida is a former Uruguayan football player and coach. He had a successful playing career winning 15 major titles...

, Pedro Virgilio Rocha, Alberto Spencer
Alberto Spencer
Alberto Pedro Spencer Herrera was an Ecuadorian football player, regarded as the best of his country. He is probably best known for his still-standing record for scoring the most goals in the Copa Libertadores, the most important club tournament in South America...

 and Juan Joya
Juan Joya
Juan Joya Cordero is a former Peruvian football player, recognized as one of Peru's most important strikers....

, among others.

The transition (1970–1979)


In 1970, Peñarol again reached the finals of Copa Libertadores, which it lost to Estudiantes de La Plata
Estudiantes de La Plata
Club Estudiantes de La Plata , simply referred to as Estudiantes, is an Argentine professional sports club based in La Plata. The club's football team currently competes in the Primera División, where it has spent most of its history....

. It is worth mentioning that at that tournament the club achieved the greatest goal-difference in the history of the competition after beating Valencia in Venezuela
Venezuela
Venezuela , officially called the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela , is a tropical country on the northern coast of South America. It borders Colombia to the west, Guyana to the east, and Brazil to the south...

 by 11 to 2. The following year, in a tournament divided in two phases, Peñarol ranked second behind Nacional. After the first stage, the club accumulated 32 points, same amount that Nacional, however they were unable to keep pace in the final phase, which added 7 units, 1 less than the tricolours. After finishing runner-up in 1972 and 1973, the year in which Fernando Morena
Fernando Morena
Fernando Morena Belora is a retired football striker from Uruguay. His most known nicknames were "Nando" and "Potrillo", and he is the all-time top goalscorer in the history of the Uruguayan Primera with 230 goals in 244 games...

, one of Uruguay's most historical goal scorers arrived, the club won the Uruguayan championship, in 1974 and 1975. In 1974 Peñarol became the first Uruguayan club to win a Libertadores match in Argentina, after defeating Club Atlético Huracán
Club Atlético Huracán
Club Atlético Huracán is a sports club from the Parque Patricios neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The football team currently plays in the Primera B Nacional, the second level of the Argentine football league system. Huracán home stadium is the Estadio Tomás Adolfo Ducó.Huracán was...

 in Buenos Aires 3–0.

After finishing second in 1976 and 1977, the following year, Peñarol won its twenty-fourth championship, season in which Morena obtained two records, the highest number of goals in a season (36), and the largest number of goals scored in a game, converting 7 versus Huracán Buceo
Huracán Buceo
Huracán Buceo is a multisports club, best known for its football side, located in Montevideo in Uruguay. It currently plays in the Uruguayan 2nd Division...

.

Again at the top (1980–1989)


After starting the 1980s in third place, in 1981 Peñarol was champion again after overcoming Nacional by three points. The champion team featured the figures of Rubén Paz
Rubén Paz
Ruben Wálter Paz Márquez was a Uruguayan football midfield player, who retired in 2006 at the age of 47. Paz played at two FIFA World Cups for Uruguay and was also South American Footballer of the Year in 1988...

, tournament's topscorer with 17, and Morena, who returned to the club by a then record fee: U.S. $1,029,000. The following year, Peñarol won the Libertadores Cup after defeating Cobreloa
Cobreloa
Club de Deportes Cobreloa is a Chilean football club from the Atacama Desert mining city of Calama which has established itself as one of the country's most competitive clubs. The club was founded on January 7, 1977 and play in the Chilean top flight, the Primera División, where they have played...

 away 1–0, with a last minute goal by Morena, who was also the competition's best scorer at 7. In the second half of the year, Peñarol repeated the win of the Uruguayan championship, again with Morena as scorer with 17 goals, and won for the third time in its history the Intercontinental Cup, against Aston Villa F.C.
Aston Villa F.C.
Aston Villa Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Witton, Birmingham. The club was founded in 1874 and have played at their current home ground, Villa Park, since 1897. Aston Villa were founder members of The Football League in 1888. They were also founder...

 (2–0, at Tokyo).

In 1983, the club had a discreet role at the local level, placing seventh place, but not at the international level, in which the club reached the Libertadores final after ousting Nacional, but fell short to Grêmio Porto Alegre. In 1984 and 1986, the club rose up again with the Uruguayan championship, being the last of these conquests particularly unique, since the club's economic problems did not allow the team to play the first match of this year, losing points accordingly. However, it was agreed that in the case that Nacional surpassed Peñarol by less than 2 points, a definition match had to be played. At the end of season Nacional finished top of Peñarol by a point, and thus the final was played; Peñarol won 4–3 on penalties.

In 1987 the club, despite the myriad economic problems as well as the youth of the squad, with a 22-year-old average, was crowned champion of Libertadores for the fifth time, beating América de Cali
América de Cali
Corporación Deportiva América, commonly known as América de Cali or simply América is a Colombian football club based in Cali. They currently play in the Categoría Primera A, the top-flight professional league in the country....

, in another third match played in Chile, which was decided with a goal by Diego Aguirre
Diego Aguirre
Diego Vicente Aguirre Camblor is a Uruguayan former soccer player, known in his playing career for scoring the 1-0 goal in the 120th minute of the 1987 Copa Libertadores final. He is currently the head coach of Al-Rayyan....

, in the 120th minute, which marked the third trophy the aurinegros lifted in that stadium. In the league, Peñarol only finished eighth, and would not win any tournament, domestic or continental, until 1993.

The Second Quinquenio (1993–1997) Five Championships in a Row


Between 1993 and 1997, Peñarol achieved five championships in a row. This was the second time it had done this and at the same time became the first team in Uruguayan history to do so.
The team was led by Gregorio Perez as coach and by winning many games from behind including a well remembered 4–3 against Nacional when it came from behind in 3 different occasions.

2009–2010 Championship


In 2010, Peñarol had an unbeaten streak of 15 games and won the Uruguayan Clausura championship undefeated. It was the first team to do so in this championship format. By achieving this it erased an 11 point deficit with rivals Nacional in the Annual Standings and ended the Championship ahead in these standings. The finals then involved the classic rivals and Peñarol was victorious in a 2 game playoff, it was the 8th time Peñarol defeated Nacional in 12 final definitions.

The old rivalry


The first clash between Peñarol and its traditional rival, Nacional, dates from July 15, 1900, with Peñarol winning 2–0.

As of January 21, 2011, 504 games have been played, Peñarol winning 181 of them, Nacional 162 and the other 161 ending tied.

During the amateur era, Nacional obtained a slight advantage, but with the advent of professionalism Peñarol reversed this trend. Throughout this era, several episodes were placed in the fans' memories: in one of the most remembered derbies
Local derby
In many countries the term local derby, or simply just derby means a sporting fixture between two, generally local, rivals, particularly in association football...

, the "Classic of the leak", occurred on October 9, 1949 for the first round of the Uruguayan Cup. At the end of the first half, Peñarol led 2–0, but during the break Nacional decided not to take the field and withdrew; later on, Nacional made allegations against refereeing decisions.

Another memorable episode was on the 23rd of April 1987; with the score tied 1–1, Peñarol saw three of its players sent off, having to continue the game with only 8 players on the field while Nacional still had 11. Nonetheless, Jorge Cabrera would score for Peñarol and the game would finish 2–1. That match is known as the "Clasico del 8 contra 11" (The 8 versus 11 derby).

Home kit


Since its inception the colors that represented the CURCC and subsequently Peñarol have been yellow and black feathers. This distinctive color and pattern combination was taken from the railway, which in turn comes from the Rocket locomotive, designed and built by George Stephenson
George Stephenson
George Stephenson was an English civil engineer and mechanical engineer who built the first public railway line in the world to use steam locomotives...

, winner of an aptitude test in 1829, thus making the contract for the Liverpool
Liverpool
Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England, along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. It was founded as a borough in 1207 and was granted city status in 1880...

Manchester
Manchester
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. According to the Office for National Statistics, the 2010 mid-year population estimate for Manchester was 498,800. Manchester lies within one of the UK's largest metropolitan areas, the metropolitan county of Greater...

 railway line, from where the model expanded to the rest of the world.

The first kit used by CURCC in 1891 was divided into two halves, black to the right and yellow and black stripes on the left, black trousers and socks. This kit was reintroduced for the 1996 Clausura tournament, and for the debut game of the Libertadores Cup in 1998, in a 2–1 success over rivals Nacional. This game was also the first of Peñarol hosted for the cup in the inner country, at the Campus Municipal at Maldonado
Maldonado, Uruguay
Maldonado is the capital of Maldonado Department of Uruguay. It is located on Route 39 and shares borders with Punta del Este to the south, Pinares - Las Delicias to the south and to the east and suburb La Sonrisa to the north. Together they all for a unified metropolitan area. East of the city...

.The CURCC kit returned in September 2009.

In 1901 and 1908 the club wore for some games a shirt with yellow and black in squares. The current kit of Peñarol – yellow and black stripes – dates from 1905 and since then has been used almost continuously with few variations, like socks alternating between black and yellow, as well as some variations in the number of stripes on the shirt.







Alternative kit


Regarding the away uniform, it is known with relative certainty that the first used was a squared shirt, similar to the kit used in 1901, but with black and orange squares.
Since then there have been used different models, including one with horizontal stripes in 1984, yellow shirt and black shorts in 1987, as well as uniforms totally black, gray or yellow used in the past decade.

Additionally, other colours have been used for international friendlies, specially in the decade of 1960 and 1970, like green against Inter Bratislava for the Montevideo Cup. In 2010,a new gold away shirt was introduced.













On June 3, 1919, in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro , commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, boasting approximately 6.3 million people within the city proper, making it the 6th...

, for the "Roberto Chery Cup",
Brazil
Brazil national football team
The Brazil national football team represents Brazil in international men's football and is controlled by the Brazilian Football Confederation , the governing body for football in Brazil. They are a member of the International Federation of Association Football since 1923 and also a member of the...

 and Argentina
Argentina national football team
The Argentina national football team represents Argentina in association football and is controlled by the Argentine Football Association , the governing body for football in Argentina. Argentina's home stadium is Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti and their head coach is Alejandro...


tied 3–3, respectively wearing Peñarol and Uruguay kits. The cup was then gifted to Peñarol,
as Chery was the club's goalkeeper. He died on May of that year, after the
1919 Copa América
South American Championship 1919
The 1919 South American Championship of Nations was the third continental championship for South American nations. It was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from May 11 to May 29, 1919....

 in Brazil.




The club uniforms adopted after Peñarol were:
  • Olimpo de Bahía Blanca
    Olimpo de Bahía Blanca
    Club Olimpo, usually referred to as Olimpo de Bahía Blanca, is a sports club based in the city of Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. The club was founded on October 15, 1910, and their main activities are basketball and association football. The football team currently plays in the...

  • Club Almirante Brown
    Club Almirante Brown
    Club Almirante Brown is an Argentine football club from Isidro Casanova in the Greater Buenos Aires, currently playing in the Primera B Nacional, the second level of Argentine football league system....

  • Club Guaraní
    Club Guaraní
    Club Guaraní is a Paraguayan football team, based in the neighbourhood of Dos Bocas in outer Asunción, founded in 1903.-History:Club Guaraní is the second oldest Paraguayan football club. It was founded in 1903 under the name of "Football Club Guarani" and its first president was Juan Patri...

  • Deportivo Táchira Fútbol Club
    Deportivo Táchira Fútbol Club
    Deportivo Táchira Fútbol Club is a traditional and a popular Venezuelan football club. It was founded in 1974 by the initiative of Gaetano Greco...


Stadium


Peñarol generally play at the state-owned Estadio Centenario
Estadio Centenario
Estadio Centenario is a stadium in Parque Batlle, Montevideo, Uruguay, used primarily for football. The stadium was built between 1929 and 1930 to host the 1930 FIFA World Cup, as well as to commemorate the centennial of Uruguay's first constitution...

, which was inaugurated on July 18, 1930. It has a capacity of 65,000, and the pitch measures 110 x 70 metres. It is located in the Batlle Park suburb of Montevideo.

However, Peñarol has its own stadium, the 12,000-capacity José Pedro Damiani (formerly "The Acacias"), which was inaugurated on April 19, 1916. Generally the ground is not used by the club due to its low capacity and rudimentary infrastructure, although it has been used on several occasions, most recently in August 1997 against Rampla Juniors.

Currently there are negotiations by the investor group, Ficus Capital, and the club, to build a stadium that could meet the requirements to host not only local fixtures but also international competitions. Primarily the idea is to build a stadium of approximately 40,000 seats, or to rebuild Acacias to reach such a capacity. Currently, Peñarol is asking the Ministry of Works to give the club a large plot of public land which has been selected for the building of the stadium, and a Brazilian firm is in the running to build this new stadium which aims to become the most modern in South America.

Current squad


Selected former players

This section lists foreign players who participated in a squad that won at least one national title with the club and uruguayan players who won more than one national title and competed in at least one international competition representing the country.


Rubén Capria
Rubén Capria
Rubén Oscar Capria . is a former Argentine football midfielder who played professional football in Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile and Uruguay....

 Raúl Castronovo
Raúl Castronovo
Raúl Castronovo is a former Argentine football striker. He played for clubs in Argentina, Uruguay, France and Spain.Castronovo began his career with Rosario Central in 1968, an economic crisis in 1970 prompted his move to C.A...

 Pablo Cavallero
Pablo Cavallero
Pablo Oscar Cavallero Rodríguez is a retired Argentine footballer who played as a goalkeeper....

 Miguel Ángel Lauri
Miguel Angel Lauri
Miguel Ángel Lauri, known in France as Michel Lauri was an Argentine footballer , he played for Estudiantes de La Plata and the Argentina national football team....

 Matías Manrique
Matías Manrique
Matías Eduardo Manrique is an Argentine football defender currently playing for Ñublense in Chile.Manrique started his professional playing career in 2001 with Independiente...

 Alejandro Martinuccio
Alejandro Martinuccio
Alejandro Martinuccio is an Argentine footballer who plays as a striker for Fluminense Football Club....

 José Alberto Percudani
José Alberto Percudani
José Alberto Percudani is a former Argentine football striker.Between 1982 and 1988 he played for Independiente, winning both the Libertadores Cup and the Intercontinental Cup in 1984 with the team...

Santiago Solari
Santiago Solari
Santiago Hernán Solari Poggio is a retired Argentine professional football player.-Career:El Indiecito. Solari played for Newell's Old Boys, local amateur Renato Cesarini and attended Richard Stockton College playing one season before moving to Buenos Aires' CA River Plate in 1996...

 Jair Gonçalves Prates
Jair Gonçalves Prates
Jair Gonçalves Prates, was a Brazilian football player who played as an attacking midfielder.Jair made 137 Campeonato Brasileiro appearances for Internacional.- Biography :...

 Leônidas da Silva
Leônidas da Silva
Leônidas da Silva was an association footballer and commentator. He is regarded to be one of the most important players of the first half of the 20th century. He played for Brazil in two World Cups, and was the top scorer of the 1938 World Cup....

 Luiz Luz Sylvio Pirillo Yeso Amalfi
Yeso Amalfi
Yeso Amalfi is a Brazilian former football striker.-External links:* *...

 Joseph Akongo
Joseph Akongo
Joseph Akongo is a retired Cameroonian professional footballer.-Career:Akongo played in Uruguay for Peñarol, and became the first African to score in a Copa Libertadores match for a Uruguayan team.-References:...

 Elías Figueroa
Elías Figueroa
Elías Ricardo Figueroa Brander is a former football player from Chile. He is considered the best Chilean footballer of all time, as well as one of the greatest defenders ever to play the game....

 Arnulfo Valentierra
Arnulfo Valentierra
Arnulfo Valentierra is a Colombian footballer who plays for Once Caldas.-Club career:Valentierra began his professional career with Once Caldas. In 2002 he was loaned to popular club América de Cali, but he remained with the diablos rojos only for six months, and moved back to Once Caldas prior...

 Roy Myers
Roy Myers
Roy Anthony Myers Francis is a former Costa Rican football player who played most of his career with Deportivo Saprissa....

 Alberto Spencer
Alberto Spencer
Alberto Pedro Spencer Herrera was an Ecuadorian football player, regarded as the best of his country. He is probably best known for his still-standing record for scoring the most goals in the Copa Libertadores, the most important club tournament in South America...

 Jean-Jacques Pierre Edgar Álvarez
Edgar Álvarez
Edgard Anthony Álvarez Reyes is a Honduran footballer. He currently plays for Palermo. He can play anywhere on the right flank.-Career:...

 Iván Guerrero
Iván Guerrero
Iván Guerrero is a Honduran footballer.-Club:Guerrero began his career with Motagua in Honduras, playing with the team from 1996 until transferring overseas in 2000. He moved to the English Premiership to play for Coventry City along with compatriot Jairo Martínez...

 Júnior Izaguirre
Júnior Izaguirre
Júnior Izaguirre is a Honduran football defender, who currently plays for Victoria after an unsuccessful campaign at Peñarol, due to an injury. He was a member of the national squad at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.-External links:*...

 Danilo Turcios
Danilo Turcios
Danilo Elvis Turcios Funes is a Honduran football midfielder. He currently plays for C.D. Olimpia. He was a member of the national squad at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney....

 Islam Cana'an
Islam Cana'an
Islam Cana'an is an Arab Israeli footballer who plays for F.C. Nazareth Illit.A product of the youth system at Maccabi Haifa, he has been brought back to the first team for the start of the 2005-06 Israeli Premier League season after being loaned out to gain playing experience...

 Yoshika Matsubara
Roberto Brown
Roberto Brown
Roberto Brown is a Panamanian footballer currently playing for Panama's San Francisco F.C..-Club:Brown spent the majority of his early career playing for numerous teams in Central America and Europe...

 Armando Dely Valdés
Armando Dely Valdes
Armando Javier Dely Valdés was a Panamanian football player. He was the elder brother of twins Julio Dely Valdés and Jorge Dely Valdés...

 José Luis Chilavert
José Luis Chilavert
José Luis Félix Chilavert González is a Paraguayan former football player who played as a goalkeeper. He was a three-time IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper award winner....

 Juan Vicente Lezcano
Juan Vicente Lezcano
Juan Vicente Lezcano ; is a former football defender.Lezcano started his career at Olimpia of Asunción in 1954...

 Juan Joya
Juan Joya
Juan Joya Cordero is a former Peruvian football player, recognized as one of Peru's most important strikers....

 Leonardo Cilaurren
Leonardo Cilaurren
Leonardo Cilaurren Uriarte was a Spanish international footballer who played professionally as a midfielder in Spain, Argentina, Uruguay and Mexico between 1929 and 1945.-Club career:...

 Washington Ortuño
Washington Ortuño
Wáshington Ortuño is a former Uruguayan footballer, who played for CA Peñarol.For the Uruguay national football team, he was part of the 1950 FIFA World Cup winning team, but did not play in any matches in the tournament.-References:**...

 Julio Abbadie
Julio Abbadie
Julio César Abbadie Gismero was a Uruguayan footballer who played as a forward. During his career, he played for Peñarol, where he won the 1966 Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental Cup....

 Nelson Acosta
Nelson Acosta
Nelson Bonifacio Acosta López, nicknamed Pelado Acosta and "El Ratón" , is a former Uruguayan football player. He became a nationalized Chilean in 1984 and is currently a football coach.He managed the national team of Chile from 1996 to 2001, leading them to the 1998 FIFA World Cup...

 Carlos Aguilera
Carlos Aguilera
Carlos Alberto Aguilera Nova is a retired Uruguayan footballer. He began his career playing for River Plate Montevideo, from 1980 to 1982...

 Diego Aguirre
Diego Aguirre
Diego Vicente Aguirre Camblor is a Uruguayan former soccer player, known in his playing career for scoring the 1-0 goal in the 120th minute of the 1987 Copa Libertadores final. He is currently the head coach of Al-Rayyan....

 Matías Aguirregaray
Matías Aguirregaray
Matías Aguirregaray is an Uruguayan football player currently playing for Palermo. His nickname is "El Vasquito".-Club career:...

 Fernando Alvez Antonio Alzamendi
Antonio Alzamendi
Antonio Alzamendi Casas was a Uruguayan football player who retired in 1991.His official debut was with the Uruguayan team Wanderers de Durazno. Alzamendi played for Uruguay at the 1986 and 1990 FIFA World Cups, scoring against West Germany in 1986...

 José Andrade
José Andrade
José Leandro Andrade was an Uruguayan footballer who played at right half. Nicknamed the black marvel, "meravilla negra", is considered the first great colored player, and the very first real international football star....

 Juan Arremón
Juan Arremón
Juan Pedro Arremón was a Uruguayan football player. He competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics and played club football for Peñarol....

 Daniel Baldi Pablo Bengoechea
Pablo Bengoechea
Pablo Javier Bengoechea Dutra is a Uruguayan former professional footballer. A midfielder of exquisite technique, he played for several clubs in Uruguay and Spain. He was the captain of the club C.A. Peñarol and the Uruguay national team.He did also play at 1990 World Cup...

 José Benincasa Joe Bizera
Joe Bizera
Joe Émerson Bizera Bastos is an Uruguayan football player, who current plays for Maccabi Petah Tikva .Bizera played for Peñarol Montevideo and for Cagliari in Italy. In January 2008, he made a loan move to Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C. until the end of the season...

 Carlos Borges
Carlos Borges
Carlos Ariel Borges is a former Uruguayan footballer, best known for scoring the first goal ever in a Copa Libertadores.He earned 35 caps and scored 10 goals for the Uruguay national football team from 1954 to 1959...

 Miguel Bossio
Miguel Bossio
Miguel Angel Bossio Bastianini is a retired football midfielder from Uruguay, who obtained a total number of thirty international caps for his national team...

 Omar Caetano
Omar Caetano
Omar Caetano Otero was a Uruguayan footballer. He represented Uruguay at the 1966 FIFA World Cup and 1970 FIFA World Cup....

 Ceferino Camacho Antonio Campolo
Antonio Campolo
Antonio Campolo was an Uruguayan football player who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics.He was a member of the Uruguayan team, which won the gold medal in the football tournament....


José Cancela
José Cancela
José Carlos Cancela Durán is a Uruguayan soccer player who plays attacking midfielder for Herediano in Costa Rica. He is nicknamed "Pepe"....

 Nuber Cano Ernesto Fabián Canobbio
Ernesto Fabián Canobbio
Néstor Fabián Canobbio Bentaberry is an Uruguayan footballer who plays for Larissa F.C. in the Greek first division, as an attacking midfielder....

 Braulio Castro Gabriel Cedrés
Gabriel Cedrés
Néstor Gabriel Cedrés Vera is a Uruguayan footballer. He has played for various teams in Uruguay, Argentina and Mexico.-Playing career:-Titles:-External links:*...

 Roberto Chery
Roberto Chery
Roberto Chery was a Uruguayan football goalkeeper who played during the days of amateur sport in the Uruguayan Primera División ....

 Walter Corbo
Walter Corbo
Wálter Luis Corbo Burmia, known as "Corbo", is a former professional footballer. He spent many years with Peñarol and the Uruguay national football team...

 Alejandro Correa
Alejandro Correa
Alejandro Adrián Correa Rodríguez is a Uruguayan footballer. He plays for Rocha FC.After his career at Italy, he played for Peñarol and scored in Copa Libertadores 2005....

 Fernando Correa
Fernando Correa
Fernando Edgardo Correa Ayala is an Uruguayan footballer who plays for Club Atlético River Plate .A striker, he played mostly for Spain's Atlético Madrid.-Club career:...

 Julio César Cortés
Julio César Cortés
Julio César "El Pocho" Cortés is an Uruguayan football coach and former midfielder who participated in three World Cups with the Uruguayan national team....

 Leonardo Crossley Luis Cubilla
Luís Cubilla
Luis Alberto Cubilla Almeida is a former Uruguayan football player and coach. He had a successful playing career winning 15 major titles...

 Luis de Agustini
Luis de Agustini
Luis Alejandro Rubén de Agustini Varela , known simply as Luis de Agustini, is a Uruguayan, naturalized Libyan football goalkeeper, who plays for Plaza Colonia in the Uruguayan Segunda División.-Biography:...

 Juan Delgado
Juan Delgado
Juan Delgado was a Spanish fencer. He competed at the 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics.-References:...

 Carlos Diogo
Carlos Diogo
Carlos Andrés Diogo Enseñat is an Uruguayan footballer. A player of great physical strength, he operates as a defender or midfielder, on the right side of the pitch.-Club career:...

 Víctor Hugo Diogo Fabian Estoyanoff
Fabián Estoyanoff
Fabián Larry Estoyanoff Poggio is an Uruguayan footballer of Bulgarian descent who plays for Greek club Panionios as a right winger.-Early years:...

 Nicolás Falero Lorenzo Fernández
Lorenzo Fernández
Lorenzo Fernández , nicknamed El Gallego , was a Spanish-born Uruguayan footballer. During his career, he played for Capurro, River Plate, Montevideo Wanderers FC and C.A. Peñarol...

 Oscar Ferro Pablo Forlán
Pablo Forlán
Pablo Justo Forlán Lamarque is a retired Uruguayan footballer, the father of Diego Forlán, and son-in-law of Juan Carlos Corazo...

 Alvaro Gestido
Álvaro Gestido
José Álvaro Pelegrín Gestido Pose was a footballer from Uruguay. He was born in Montevideo. From 1926 to 1942, he played for C.A. Peñarol. He also played 25 matches for the Uruguay national football team, winning the 1930 FIFA World Cup and the 1928 Summer Olympics....

 Alcides Ghiggia
Alcides Ghiggia
Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia is a former Italian Uruguayan football player. He achieved lasting fame for his decisive role in the final match of the 1950 World Cup...

 Guillermo Giacomazzi
Guillermo Giacomazzi
Guillermo Gonzalo Giacomazzi Suárez is a Uruguayan footballer who plays for the Italian side Lecce. He also played for the Uruguayan national team....

 Jorge Gonçalves
Néstor Gonçalves
Néstor Gonçalves
Néstor Gonçalves is a Uruguayan football midfielder who played for Uruguay in the 1962 and 1966 FIFA World Cups. He also played for C.A. Peñarol.-External links:*...

 Edgardo González
Edgardo González
Edgardo Nilson González is a Uruguayan football midfielder who played for Uruguay in the 1962 FIFA World Cup. He also played for C.A. Peñarol.-External links:*...

 Juan Carlos González
Juan Carlos González
For the Chilean footballer with the same name see Juan Carlos González IzurietaJuan Carlos González Ortiz was a former Uruguayan footballer. He played for CA Peñarol....

 Isabelino Gradín
Isabelino Gradín
Isabelino Gradín was a Uruguayan footballer and athlete. He was one of the greatest footballers in the early era of Uruguayan football and is regarded as one of the greatest Uruguayan players before the Uruguayan win at the 1930 FIFA World Cup...

 Nelson Gutiérrez John Harley
John Harley (footballer)
John Harley was a Scottish-born Uruguayan footballer.-Early life:Harley was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1886. By 1906 he had become a railway engineer working in Springburn, near Glasgow. In that year he moved to South America to work on railways along the Río de la Plata...

 José Herrera Juan Hohberg
Juan Hohberg
Juan Eduardo Hohberg was an Argentine - Uruguayan football player and coach.-Club career:...

 Julio César Jiménez
Julio César Jiménez
Julio César Jiménez was a professional footballer with Uruguayan club C.A. Peñarol and was part of the Uruguayan Squad at the World Cup in Germany in 1974. He played as a midfielder.-References:...

 Ernesto Ledesma
Ernesto Ledesma
Ernesto Ledesma is a former Uruguayan footballer currently played for clubs of Uruguay, Chile and Brazil....

 Julio Losada Federico Magallanes Luis Maidana
Luis Maidana
Luis María Maidana is a Uruguayan football goalkeeper who played for Uruguay in the 1962 FIFA World Cup. He also played for C.A. Peñarol.-External links:*...

 William Martínez
William Martínez
Wílliam Pablo Martínez is a former Uruguayan footballer. He played 54 times for the Uruguay national football team between 1950 and 1965....

 Roque Maspoli
Roque Máspoli
Roque Gastón Máspoli was an Uruguayan football player and coach. He was the goalkeeper for the Uruguay national team that won the 1950 World Cup....

 Gustavo Matosas
Gustavo Matosas
Christian Gustavo Matosas Paidon is a former Argentine-Uruguayan footballer, currently coaching Mexico's Querétaro F.C.. He played for Peñarol of Uruguay, San Lorenzo de Almagro of Argentina, São Paulo of Brazil and Tianjin Teda of China...

 Roberto Matosas
Roberto Matosas
Roberto Matosas Postiglione is a retired Uruguayan football defender. At the club level, he played for C.A. River Plate of Argentina and C.A. Peñarol of Uruguay. Matosas also was part of the Uruguay national football team...

 Ladislao Mazurkiewicz
Ladislao Mazurkiewicz
Ladislao Mazurkiewicz Iglesias is an Uruguayan former football goalkeeper of the 1960s and 1970s. He helped the Uruguay national team to qualify to the semifinals of the 1970 World Cup, where the charrúas were stopped by the eventual champions, Brazil. He was elected the best goalkeeper of that...

 Oscar Miguez
Oscar Míguez
Óscar Omar Miguez Antón was a Uruguayan footballer. He was part of the Uruguay team in the 1950 and 1954 World Cups, where he played as a striker, and is Uruguay's all-time record World Cup goalscorer with eight goals....

 Paolo Montero
Paolo Montero
Paolo Rónald Montero Iglesias is a former Uruguayan footballer who played as a central defender or left back. He has been described as "skillful on the ball and calm under pressure", and a "wonderfully talented and intelligent footballer"...

 Fernando Morena
Fernando Morena
Fernando Morena Belora is a retired football striker from Uruguay. His most known nicknames were "Nando" and "Potrillo", and he is the all-time top goalscorer in the history of the Uruguayan Primera with 230 goals in 244 games...

 Walter Olivera Marcelo Otero
Marcelo Otero
Marcelo Alejandro Otero Larzábal is a retired Uruguayan football player. He was nicknamed "Marujo" during his career, and is the younger brother of Raul Otero....

 Walter Pandiani
Walter Pandiani
Walter Gerardo Pandiani Urquiza is an Uruguayan footballer who plays for RCD Espanyol as a striker.Nicknamed El Rifle, his best assets are his strength and aerial ability, and he spent most of his professional career in Spain, where he made a name for himself at his first and last clubs -...

 Rubén Walter Paz
Juan Pena
Juan Peña
Juan Peña may refer to:*Juan Peña , Dominican major league baseball player*Juan Manuel Peña , Bolivian soccer player...

 José Perdomo
José Perdomo
José Batlle Perdomo Teixeira is a Uruguayan former footballer.Born in Salto, he started his career with Club Atlético Peñarol in 1983, being later noted in 1989 by Genoa head coach Franco Scoglio during a South-American scouting visit, being signed by the rossoblu together with fellow Uruguayans...

 Eduardo Pereira
Eduardo Pereira
Eduardo Pereira Martínez is a retired Uruguayan footballer.-International career:Pereira made ten appearances for the senior Uruguay national football team from 1987 to 1990, including four 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.-References:...

 Diego Pérez
Diego Pérez (footballer)
Diego Fernando Pérez Aguado , nicknamed "Ruso" , is a Uruguayan footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Italian Serie A club Bologna. He played for Uruguay at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2011 editions of the Copa América...

 José Antonio Piendibene Venancio Ramos
Venancio Ramos
Venancio Ariel Ramos Villanueva is a retired football striker from Uruguay, who was nicknamed "Chicharra" during his professional career.-Club career:...

 Hebert Revétria Pedro Rocha
Pedro Rocha
Pedro Virgilio Rocha Franchetti is a former Uruguayan footballer who played 52 games for the Uruguay national team between 1961 and 1974....

 Cristian Rodriguez
Cristian Rodriguez
Cristian Gabriel Rodríguez Barotti is an Uruguayan footballer who plays for F.C. Porto in Portugal, mainly as a left winger....

 Marcelo Romero José Sasía
José Sasía
José Sasía is a former Uruguayan footballer who played for clubs of Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay and in the Uruguay national football team in the FIFA World Cup Chile 1962 and England 1966.-Teams : Defensor Sporting 1954-1959 Boca Juniors 1960 Peñarol 1961-1964 Rosario Central 1965...

 Juan Alberto Schiaffino
Juan Alberto Schiaffino
Juan Alberto "Pepe" Schiaffino Villano was an Italian Uruguayan football player. He played inside forward, in particular with CA Peñarol and AC Milan, and won the 1950 FIFA World Cup with the Uruguayan national team...

 Raúl Schiaffino Darío Silva
Darío Silva
Darío Debray Silva Pereira is a retired Uruguayan footballer who played as a striker.After making a name for himself in his country and in Italy with Caglari, he spent the following seven years of his career in Spain - scoring 48 La Liga goals in 163 games, mostly for Málaga - before moving to...

 Gideón Silva Héctor Silva
Héctor Silva
Héctor Ariel Silva is an Argentine football striker currently playing for Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy.Silva started his playing career with Unión de Santa Fe in 1994, the club were promoted to the Argentine Primera in 1996 and Silva enjoyed two seasons at the top level of Argentine football...

 Obdulio Trasante
Obdulio Trasante
Obdulio Trasante is a former Uruguayan footballer.-Club career:Trasante played for Grêmio in the 1988 and 1989 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.-International career:...

 Obdulio Varela
Obdulio Varela
Obdulio Jacinto Muiños Varela was a Uruguayan football player. He was the captain of the Uruguayan national team that won the 1950 World Cup after beating Brazil in the decisive final round match popularly known as the Maracanazo...

 Ernesto Vidal
Ernesto Vidal
Ernesto José Vidal, "El Patrullero", was an Italian Uruguayan footballer. He was born Ernesto Servolo Vidal in Buie d'Istria, Italy . He was part of the Uruguay national football team in the 1950 World Cup. He also played club football for C.A. Peñarol Montevideo, Rosario Central in Argentina,...

 Pedro Young Marcelo Zalayeta
Marcelo Zalayeta
Marcelo Danubio Zalayeta is an Uruguayan football striker, who currently plays for Peñarol.-Club career:...

 Andreé González
Andreé González
Andreé González, full name Andreé Aníbal González Frustacci , is a Venezuelan footballer. He plays for Monagas SC in Venezuelan First Division.-External links:* at LFP.es...



Selected former managers



Hugo Bagnulo
Hugo Bagnulo
Hugo Bagnulo was an Uruguayan football player and manager. He is most famous for his managing success at Uruguayan giants Peñarol, with whom he won five national league titles.-Career:...

 (1958–59; 1973–74; 1982–83) Roberto Scarone
Roberto Scarone
Roberto Scarone was an Uruguayan football player and manager. He is mainly known for his successful managing spell at the helm of the Uruguayan powerhouse Peñarol in the early 1960s.-Career:...

 (1959–62) Béla Guttmann
Béla Guttmann
Béla Guttmann was a Jewish Hungarian footballer and coach. He played as a midfielder for MTK Hungária FC, SC Hakoah Wien, Hungary and several clubs in the United States. However he is perhaps best remembered as a coach and manager of some the world’s leading football teams, including AC Milan, São...

 (1962) Roque Maspoli
Roque Máspoli
Roque Gastón Máspoli was an Uruguayan football player and coach. He was the goalkeeper for the Uruguay national team that won the 1950 World Cup....

 (1966; 1992) Dino Sani
Dino Sani
Dino Sani is a former Brazilian footballer and coach.He started his career at local club Palmeiras, XV de Jaú, Commercial-SP and São Paulo FC, and played in the Argentine First Division for Boca Juniors in 1961, where he played 13 games, scoring 4 goals...

 (1978) Óscar Tabárez
Oscar Tabárez
Óscar Wáshington Tabárez Silva, nicknamed El Maestro is a retired Uruguayan footballer who played as a defender, and the current manager of the Uruguayan national team....

 (1987) César Luis Menotti
César Luis Menotti
César Luis Menotti, known as El Flaco is an Argentine football coach and former player, who as coach, won the 1978 FIFA World Cup for Argentina.-Playing career:...

 (1990) Ljupko Petrović
Ljupko Petrovic
Ljubomir "Ljupko" Petrović is a Bosnian Serb former football player, today a football manager and winner of the European Cup in 1991 with Red Star.-Biography:...

 (1992)
Gregorio Pérez
Gregorio Pérez
Gregorio Elso Pérez Perdigón is a retired Uruguayan footballer. He now works as a manager. He is widely reputed in his country due for his respectful approach toward the game and general sportsmanship...

 (1993–95; 1997–98; 2002; 2006–07; 2011- ) Jorge Fossati
Jorge Fossati
Jorge Daniel Fossati Lurachi is a former football goalkeeper, mainly in Peñarol. While playing at Peñarol, he helped the club win five league titles...

 (1996) Julio Ribas (1999–01; 2009) Diego Aguirre
Diego Aguirre
Diego Vicente Aguirre Camblor is a Uruguayan former soccer player, known in his playing career for scoring the 1-0 goal in the 120th minute of the 1987 Copa Libertadores final. He is currently the head coach of Al-Rayyan....

 (2003–04; 2010; 2011) Fernando Morena
Fernando Morena
Fernando Morena Belora is a retired football striker from Uruguay. His most known nicknames were "Nando" and "Potrillo", and he is the all-time top goalscorer in the history of the Uruguayan Primera with 230 goals in 244 games...

 (2005) Luis Garisto
Luis Garisto
Luis Garisto Pan is a current Uruguayan football coach who has had a professional career as both player and head coach. Luis Garisto began his professional career in 1960 with Uruguayn club C.A. Peñarol...

 (2006) Gustavo Matosas
Gustavo Matosas
Christian Gustavo Matosas Paidon is a former Argentine-Uruguayan footballer, currently coaching Mexico's Querétaro F.C.. He played for Peñarol of Uruguay, San Lorenzo de Almagro of Argentina, São Paulo of Brazil and Tianjin Teda of China...

 (2007–08) Mario Saralegui
Mario Saralegui
Mario Daniel Saralegui Iriarte is a retired Uruguayan footballer and current manager of Ecuadorian club El Nacional....

 (2008–09)

National competitions

  • Uruguayan League
    Primera División Uruguaya
    The Liga Profesional de Primera División , also known as the Primera División Uruguaya or Primera División de Uruguay , is a professional football league in Uruguay at the top of the country's football league system. It is organized by the Uruguayan Football Association and is contested by 16 teams...

    (48):
    • Amateur era (11): 1900, 1901, 1905, 1907, 1911, 1918, 1921, 1924, 1926, 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). These championships are not recognised by the AUF. Peñarol won one of those FUF championship (1924).

The 1926 title, won undefeated by Peñarol, was regulated by a "Consejo Provisorio" conformed by the merger of both Uruguayan associations (AUF and FUF), was however not recognised as an Official Uruguayan Championship (there was no Uruguayan Championship that season).
    • Professional era (37): 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, 2009–2010.

  • 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.
    • Honour Tournament (12): 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1964, 1967.
    • Cuadrangular Tournament (10): 1952, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1970.
    • Tie Competition Cup (8): 1901, 1902, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1910, 1916.
    • Honour Cup (4): 1907, 1909, 1911, 1918.
    • Uruguayan Championship F.U.F. (1): 1924.
    • Liga Mayor (1): 1978.
    • Special Tournament (1): 1968.
    • Apertura (2): 1995, 1996.
    • Clausura (6): 1994, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2010
    • Torneo Clasificatorio (2): 2001, 2002.

International competitions

  • Copa Libertadores (5): 1960, 1961, 1966, 1982, 1987
  • Intercontinental Cup
    Intercontinental Cup (football)
    The European/South American Cup, commonly referred to as the World Club Championship, Intercontinental Cup or Toyota Cup, was a football competition endorsed by UEFA and CONMEBOL, contested between the winners of the European Cup and the South American Copa Libertadores...

     (3)
    : 1961
    1961 Intercontinental Cup
    A play-off was needed due to the rules at the time that awarded 2 points for each victory and both teams having won one game each....

    , 1966
    1966 Intercontinental Cup
    The 1966 Intercontinental Cup was the seventh playing of the cup. It was held between the winners of the 1965-66 European Cup, Real Madrid, and Peñarol, winner of the 1966 Copa Libertadores....

    , 1982
    1982 Intercontinental Cup
    The 1982 Intercontinental Cup was a football match played on 12 December 1982 between Peñarol, winners of the 1982 Copa Libertadores, and Aston Villa, winners of the 1981–82 European Cup. The match was played at the National Stadium in Tokyo...

  • Supercopa de Campeones Intercontinentales
    Supercopa de Campeones Intercontinentales
    The Supercopa de Campeones Intercontinentales was an international football tournament contested between the previous South American winners of the Intercontinental Cup. The winner would go on to face their European counterparts in the Intercontinental Supercup. The tournament was held twice in...

     (1)
    : 1969

Other International competitions

  • Copa de Honor Cousenier
    Copa de Honor Cousenier
    Copa de Honor Cousenier is a defunct international football club tournament which was played 13 times between representatives of the Argentine and Uruguay football associations between 1905 and 1920.-History:...

     (3):
    1909, 1911, 1918
  • Copa Aldao
    Copa Aldao
    The Copa Ricardo Aldao , but popularily called the Campeonato Rioplatense and Copa Río de La Plata, was a football club competition contested annually, albeit irregularly, between the national champions of Argentina and Uruguay. The cup is one of the many inter-South American club competitions that...

     (1):
    1928
  • Cup Tie Competition
    Tie Cup
    The Tie Cup is a defunct international football tournament played between representatives of the Argentine league , Rosario league and the Uruguayan football Association...

     (1):
    1916
  • Copa Escobar – Gerona (1): 1942
  • IFA Shield
    IFA Shield
    The IFA Shield is an annual football competition organized by the Indian Football Association. It is the fourth oldest club cup competition in the world after the English and Scottish FA cup's and the Durand Cup.-Results of IFA Shield:...

     (1)
    : 1985

  • Friendly international tournaments:
    • Hyundai Cup: 1996
    • Cagliari Cup: 1991
    • Cisina Tournament: 1985
    • "Ciudad de Sevilla" and "Ciudad de Marbella" Cups: 1985
    • Champions Gold Cup: 1985
    • Colombes Tournament: 1984
    • Prensa Deportiva Tournament: 1983
    • Simón Bolívar Cup: 1983
    • Copa de Oro Tournament: 1982
    • Costa del Sol Cup, Spain: 1975
    • Costa del Sol Tournament: 1974, 1975
    • "Teresa Herrera Cup": 1974, 1975
    • "Mohamed V" Cup: 1974
    • Transportes Aéreos Portugueses Cup: 1974
    • Confraternidad Deportiva Cup: 1973
    • Atlántico Sur Cup: 1972, 1973
    • Copa Principe Juan de España: 1972
    • Príncipe Juan de España Cup: 1972
    • Montevideo Cup: 1918, 1954, 1971
    • Cuadrangular in Mexico: 1957
    • Campeones Sudamericanos Juveniles Tournament: 1954 (official AUF tournament; Deportivo de La Coruña
      Deportivo de La Coruña
      Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña is a professional football club based in the city of A Coruña, Galicia; founded in 1906 and currently playing in Segunda División...

       was invited)
    • Caupolicán Trophy: 1943
    • Escobar-Gerona Cup: 1942
    • Omar Fontana Cup: 1937, 1941
    • Primavera Cup: 1937
    • Dorsa Cup: 1935
    • "La Tribuna Popular" Trophy: 1932
    • José Piendibene Cup: 1929
    • Mirurgia Cup: 1928
    • Ricardo Pittaluga Cup: 1928
    • Rioplatense Tournament: 1928
    • Cristal de Roca: 1927
    • Ministerio de Instrucción Pública Cup: 1927
    • Peñarol-Eintrach Cup: 1927
    • Club Español Cup: 1926
    • "El Imparcial" Trophy: 1925, 1926
    • Ñuñoa Cup: 1926
    • Sisley Trophy: 1926
    • Valparaíso Cup: 1926
    • Vitacca Cup: 1926
    • Alem Cup: 1925
    • Bórmida Cup: 1925
    • Forence Cup: 1925
    • Guillermo Davies Cup: 1925
    • Norberto Massone Cup: 1925
    • José Rovira Trophy: 1924
    • Municipio de Avellaneda Cup: 1923, 1924
    • Residentes en Córdoba Trophy: 1924
    • Senado de Buenos Aires Cup: 1924
    • Beisso Cup: 1923
    • Chery-Medina-Pérez Cup: 1923
    • Ernesto Barros Jarpa Cup: 1923
    • Intendente Municipal de Buenos Aires Cup: 1923
    • Procárceles Cup: 1923
    • Straumann Cup: 1923
    • Diario Crónica Cup: 1922
    • Francisco Ferraro Cup: 1922
    • Presidente Brum Cup: 1921, 1922
    • Ricardo Medina Cup: 1922
    • Honor Cup: 1909, 1911, 1918
    • "José Pedro Varela" Cup 1911: 1918
    • Tortoni Cup: 1918
    • "La Transatlántica" Cup: 1916
    • Tie Competition Cup: 1916
    • Estímulo Cup: 1909, 1910
    • Mantegani Cup: 1910

Achievements and records

  • Scores:
    • Highest-margin win: Peñarol 12 – Triunfo 0 (1903)
    • Highest-margin win (professional era): Peñarol 11 – Fénix
      Centro Atlético Fénix
      Centro Atlético Fénix are a sports 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.-History:The club were founded...

       2 (1953) [also Competencia record]
    • Highest-margin win (international competitions): Peñarol 11 – Valencia (Venezuela) 2 (1970) [also Copa Libertadores de América
      Copa Libertadores de América
      The Copa Santander Libertadores de América , known simply as the Copa Libertadores and originally known as the Copa Campeones de América , is an annual international club football competition organized by CONMEBOL since 1960...

       record]
    • Win with most goals in a match (professional era): Peñarol 8 – Miramar
      Miramar Misiones
      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...

       4 (1944) [also league record]
    • Derby win with most goals: Peñarol 5 – 0 Nacional

Professional era statistics 1932–2008


(Last tournament included: Apertura 2008)
Team
Basáñez
Basañez
Club Atlético Basáñez is a football and boxing club from Montevideo in Uruguay founded in 1920. They currently play in the Second Amateur Division,the third and last tier of the Uruguayan championship....

4 3 1 0 11 1 +10
Bella Vista 94 64 17 13 201 90 +111
Central Español
Central Español
Central Español Fútbol Club, usually known simply as Central Español is a Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo.- The F.U.F era :Together with Peñarol, Central founded F.U.F in 1923 after being expelled from A.U.F...

88 67 11 10 230 88 +142
Cerrito 8 4 3 1 13 8 +5
Cerro 118 82 20 16 268 107 +161
Cerro Largo
Cerro Largo FC
Cerro Largo is a football club from Melo in Uruguay. The city of Melo is the capital of the department of Cerro Largo. They are followed by many fans and have the support of many people, since it's the only club that represents the Cerro Largo Department on professionalism...

1 1 0 0 3 0 +3
Colón FC 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6
Danubio 121 79 21 21 234 130 +104
Defensor Sporting 162 101 39 22 357 175 +182
Deportivo Colonia
Deportivo Colonia
Club Deportivo Colonia, usually known simply as Deportivo Colonia or Depor Colonia, is an Uruguayan football club based in Colonia. Their home field is Estadio Miguel Campomar, in Juan Lacaze. They play in the Uruguayan Second Division after being relegated from the Uruguayan First Division in the...

6 4 0 2 18 5 +13
Deportivo Maldonado
Deportivo Maldonado
Club Deportivo Maldonado is a football club from Maldonado in Uruguay. They currently play in the Uruguayan Second Division.-Notable Supporter:...

11 8 2 1 29 13 +16
El Tanque Sisley
El Tanque Sisley
El Tanque Sisley is a football club from Montevideo in Uruguay. They currently play in the Uruguayan 1st Division.The club were founded in 1955 with the name Club Atlético El Tanque, on December 15, 1981 the club were amalgamated with Club Cultural y Deportivo Sisley to form Centro Cultural y...

2 1 0 1 2 2 0
Fénix
Centro Atlético Fénix
Centro Atlético Fénix are a sports 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.-History:The club were founded...

51 38 10 3 121 48 +73
Frontera Rivera 4 3 1 0 10 5 +5
Huracán Buceo
Huracán Buceo
Huracán Buceo is a multisports club, best known for its football side, located in Montevideo in Uruguay. It currently plays in the Uruguayan 2nd Division...

56 31 20 5 110 60 +50
Juventud
Juventud de Las Piedras
Club Atlético Juventud de Las Piedras is a sports club from Las Piedras, Canelones in Uruguay. They won promotion to the Primera División Uruguaya to start in August 2007.-History:...

11 8 2 1 24 10 +14
Liverpool
Liverpool FC (Montevideo)
Liverpool Fútbol Club is a Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo. The club joined the first division for the first time in 1919.- History :...

122 84 22 16 297 114 +183
Miramar Misiones
Miramar Misiones
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...

36 26 6 4 102 37 +65
Nacional
Club Nacional de Football
Club Nacional de Football is a Uruguayan sports club based in Montevideo. It is best known for its professional football team, which plays in the Uruguayan Primera División....

184 70 64 50 252 213 +39
Paysandú 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3
Paysandú Bella Vista 8 6 2 0 18 5 +13
Plaza Colonia
Plaza Colonia
Club Plaza are a football club from Colonia in Uruguay. They currently play in the Uruguayan 2nd Division.- History :Plaza are the most successful team from the department of Colonia. They gained their affiliation with AUF in 2000...

10 6 1 3 19 15 +4
Progreso
CA Progreso
Club Atlético Progreso, usually known simply as Progreso is an Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo. It currently plays in the Second Professional Division.- History :...

38 21 11 6 69 34 +35
Racing
Racing Club de Montevideo
Racing Club de Montevideo is a football club from Montevideo in Uruguay. It currently play in the Uruguayan 1st Division.Racing Club is known as "La Escuelita" due to the excellent players that resulted from the team, it was like a player machine...

76 58 11 7 204 76 +128
Rampla Juniors
Rampla Juniors
Rampla Juniors Fútbol Club, usually known simply as Rampla Juniors is an Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo.-Origin and colours:...

115 77 22 16 257 98 +159
Rentistas
Rentistas
Club Atlético Rentistas, usually known simply as Rentistas is an Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo. It was founded in 1933.-History:...

42 26 11 5 84 35 +49
River Plate 121 71 26 24 254 124 +130
Rocha 9 7 1 1 26 15 +11
Sud América
Sud América
Institución Atlética Sud América, usually known as Sud América or IASA is a football club from Montevideo in Uruguay. They currently play in the Uruguayan 2nd Division.- History :...

86 61 17 8 222 70 +152
Tacuarembó
Tacuarembó FC
Tacuarembó Fútbol Club, usually known simply as Tacuarembó, are an Uruguayan football club based in Tacuarembó.-History:Like the inner-country team Rocha, Tacuarembó is a super merge of 21 different clubs, and represents all of the department it is located in, except for the city of Paso de los...

19 13 5 1 36 15 +21
Villa Española 9 6 2 1 20 8 +12
Wanderers 138 68 45 25 238 147 +91

Statistics in Primera División Uruguaya


Professional era 1932–2008
  • Seasons in Primera División: 78 (all)
  • Best position in Primera División: First (36 times)
  • Worst position in Primera División: Fourteenth (2005–06)
  • Longest unbeaten run in League matches: 56 (league record, seasons 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1969)
  • Most goals scored in a season: 91 (league record, 2002)
  • Most goals scored in a match: Peñarol 9 – Rampla Juniors
    Rampla Juniors
    Rampla Juniors Fútbol Club, usually known simply as Rampla Juniors is an Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo.-Origin and colours:...

     0 (1962)
  • Most goals conceded in a match: Peñarol 2 – Danubio 7 (2005–06)
  • Most wins in a league season: 24 (2000, 2002, 2003)
  • Most draws in a league season: 12 (1983, 1984)
  • Most defeats in a league season: 11 (2005–06)
  • Fewest wins in a league season: 5 (1983)
  • Fewest draws in a league season: 0 (1994)
  • Fewest defeats in a league season: 0 (1949, 1954, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1975, 1978)
  • Historical classification at Uruguayan Professional Era All-Time Table: 1st


Amateur Era 1900–1931
  • Seasons in Primera División: 27
  • Best position in Primera División: First (11 times)
  • Worst position in Primera División: Seventh (1908)
  • Longest unbeaten run in League matches: 30 (seasons 1922, 1926 and 1927)
  • Most goals scored in a season: 66 (1928)
  • Most goals scored in a match: Peñarol 12 – Triunfo 0 (1903)
  • Most goals conceded in a match: Wanderers 4 – Peñarol 3 (1912), Nacional
    Club Nacional de Football
    Club Nacional de Football is a Uruguayan sports club based in Montevideo. It is best known for its professional football team, which plays in the Uruguayan Primera División....

     4 – Peñarol 1 (1913), Reformers 4 – Peñarol 2 (1916), Nacional
    Club Nacional de Football
    Club Nacional de Football is a Uruguayan sports club based in Montevideo. It is best known for its professional football team, which plays in the Uruguayan Primera División....

     4 – Peñarol 0 (1917), Rampla Juniors
    Rampla Juniors
    Rampla Juniors Fútbol Club, usually known simply as Rampla Juniors is an Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo.-Origin and colours:...

     4 – Peñarol 0 (1927)
  • Most wins in a league season: 22 (1927)
  • Most draws in a league season: 10 (1927)
  • Most defeats in a league season: 6 (1927)
  • Fewest wins in a league season: 5 (1913)
  • Fewest draws in a league season: 0 (1900, 1902, 1905, 1906)
  • Fewest defeats in a league season: 0 (1900, 1901, 1903, 1905, 1907, 1926)
  • Historical classification at Uruguayan Amateur Era All-Time Table: 2nd

Other sports


Currently Peñarol competes in football, futsal
Futsal
Futsal is a variant of association football that is played on a smaller pitch and mainly played indoors. Its name is a portmanteau of the Portuguese futebol de salão and the Spanish fútbol de salón , which can be translated as "hall football" or "indoor football"...

 and boxing
Boxing
Boxing, also called pugilism, is a combat sport in which two people fight each other using their fists. Boxing is supervised by a referee over a series of between one to three minute intervals called rounds...

, although historically the club had several sports, being successful in each of them, specially basketball
Basketball
Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or "shooting" a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules...

, and cycling
Cycling
Cycling, also called bicycling or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, or for sport. Persons engaged in cycling are cyclists or bicyclists...

. The latter returned for a short period in 2002, with the club featuring the multi-champion Federico Moreira, and winning again the Vuelta ciclista del Uruguay and Rutas de América, as in the old days.2002 Cycling champions link

Basketball

  • Federal championships
    Uruguayan Basketball Federation
    The Federacion Uruguaya de Basketball also known by the acronymun FUBB, is Uruguay's professional basketball league's federation.-History: under the presidency of Federico Crocker...

    : 1944, 1952, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1982
  • South American Club Championships
    Campeonato Sudamericano de Clubes
    The Campeonato Sudamericano de Clubes is an international men's basketball cup competition organized by the South American Basketball Confederation and played annually by invitee South American clubs.-Format:...

    : 1982
  • Winter Tournament Champion: 1953, 1955, 1978, 1979, 1982

Cycling

  • Tour of Uruguay:
  • Teams competition: 1956, 1959, 1990, 1991, 2002
  • Individual:
  • Dante Sudati: 1952 [3]
  • Aníbal Donatti: 1953
  • Luis P. Serra: 1954, 1955
  • Juan B. Tiscornia: 1956
  • Federico Moreira: 1990, 1991
  • Gustavo Figueredo: 2002

  • Routes of Americas
  • José María Orlando: 1990

  • Eastern Millar Miles
  • Atilio Francois: 1952
  • Aníbal Donatti: 1953
  • Mario Debenedetti: 1954
  • Juan B. Tiscornia: 1956
  • Walter Llado: 1961

Futsal

  • Uruguayan Championship: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2010, 2011
  • Apertura championship: 2002, 2010, 2011
  • Clausura championship: 2005, 2010, 2011
  • Uruguayan under-20 Championship: 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Cup of Honour: 2007


Other achievements:
  • National champion in chess
    Chess
    Chess is a two-player board game played on a chessboard, a square-checkered board with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. It is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide at home, in clubs, online, by correspondence, and in tournaments.Each player...

  • National and international champion in table tennis
    Table tennis
    Table tennis, also known as ping-pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight, hollow ball back and forth using table tennis rackets. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net...

  • National champion in pool
  • National champion in fencing
    Fencing
    Fencing, which is also known as modern fencing to distinguish it from historical fencing, is a family of combat sports using bladed weapons.Fencing is one of four sports which have been featured at every one of the modern Olympic Games...

  • National (undefeated) and American champion in show-gol (similar to futsal) in 1982

Women's football


Peñarol have competed in the old era of Uruguayan women's football. The first match was a 4–0 victory over classic rivals Nacional in 1933 at the Centenario stadium. The club did not field a major team since the new system established in 1996, only youths squads in certain seasons.

Namesakes


There are a lot of football clubs around the World that honoured Peñarol by taking its name. Obviously, the highest number of these teams are from Uruguayan minor cities.

Uruguay (39)

  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Artigas, 28/10/1948
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Ansina, 2008
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Baltasar Brum, 06/03/1991
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Belén, 23/12/2003
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Carmelo, 25/08/1965
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Castillos, 08/03/1929
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Chuy, 22/06/1933
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Colonia Larrañaga, 29/03/1942
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Colonia, 17/10/1921
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Dolores, 04/04/35
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Durazno, 09/10/1968
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Florida, 13/04/1913
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Fray Marcos, 08/06/2007
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Guichón, 17/03/1917
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Isidoro Noblía, ?
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Juan Lacaze, 20/04/1920
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Lascano, 01/03/1942
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Maldonado, 14/07/1947
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Melo, 19/02/1996
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Mercedes, 22/05/1914
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Minas de Corrales, 17/08/1937
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Nueva Palmira, 01/02/1922
  • Club Atlético Peñarol de Ombúes from Ombúes de Lavalle, 29/05/1930
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Paso de las Piedras, 22/09/1935
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Paso de los Toros, 12/10/1968
  • Club Atlético Peñaroll de Rivera from Rivera, 26/02/1921
  • Club Atlético Peñarol de Futbol from Rocha, 05/01/1963
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Salto, 06/03/1915
  • Club Atlético Peñarol de San Carlos from San Carlos, 29/05/1952
  • Club Atlético Social Deportivo y Cultural Peñaroll from San Gregorio de Polanco, 12/01/1947
  • Club Atlético Peñarol Juniors from San Ramón, /03/1936
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Sarandí del Yí, 18/07/1916
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Tacuarembó, 14/04/1944
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Tambores, ?
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Tarariras, 25/06/1934
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Tranqueras, 15/11/1968
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Treinta y Tres, 19/02/1969
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Trinidad, 19/06/1915
  • Club Atlético Peñarol de Young from Young, 14/08/1930


There were also a lot of other teams that are not competing nowadays. The oldest of those clubs was Club Atlético Peñarol from San José, founded on 17/06/1906. There were also Peñarol namesakes on: Tomás Gomensoro, Paso Carrasco, Nueva Helvecia, Rosario, Minas, Aiguá, Paysandú, Fray Bentos, Santa Clara de Olimar, Vergara, Velázquez, Achar, Nuevo Berlín, Las Piedras, Pando, Migues, Pueblo Castillo, 25 de Mayo, Orgoroso and Ciudad del Plata.

Argentina (24)

  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Pigüe, 19/03/1933 (note: blue and red stripes)
  • Club Peñarol del Delta from Dique Luján, ? (note: blue and white)
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Mar del Plata, 07/11/1922 (note: blue and white)
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Belén, ?
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Tinogasta, ?
  • Club Argentino Peñarol from Córdoba, 12/10/1908 (note: green and red)
  • Club Atlético Peñarol Alejandrino from Alejandro, ?
  • Club Deportivo Peñarol from Villa Dolores, ?
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Corrientes, 14/04/1947
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Paraná, 18/11/1926 (note: black, sky blue and white)
  • Club Deportivo Peñarol from Basavilbaso, ?
  • Centro Sportivo Peñarol from Rosario del Tala, ? (note: red with white and blue trim)
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Jujuy, ?
  • Club Deportivo Peñarol from Anillaco, ?
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Salta, ? (same colors)
  • Club Sportivo Peñarol from Chimbas, ? (note: blue, red and white)
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from San Isidro, ?
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from 28 de Noviembre, ?
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Rafaela, 02/08/1936 (note: white with blue V)
  • Club Defensores de Peñarol from Rosario, ?
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Elortondo, ? (same colors)
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Cura Brochero, ?
  • Club Social y Deportivo Peñarol from Guaminí, 23/03/1954 (note: sky blue and white)
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Tafí del Valle, ? (same colors)

Rest of America (20)

  • Esporte Clube Peñarol from Flor do Sertao/SC (Brazil), ?
  • Esporte Clube Peñarol from Toledo/PR (Brazil), ?
  • PeñarolFutebol Clube from Ananindeua/PA (Brazil), 12/09/1996 (same colors)
  • Esporte Clube Peñarol from Xique Xique/BA (Brazil), 26/07/1981
  • Esporte Clube Peñarol from Lajeado/RS (Brazil), ?
  • PeñarolJuniors from Curitiba/PR (Brazil), ? (same colors)
  • Peñarol from Itacoatiara/AM (Brazil), ? (note: blue and white)
  • Peñarol from São Leopoldo/RS (Brazil), ? (note: yellow and lilac)
  • Peñarol from Canoas/RS (Brazil), ? (note: green and yellow)
  • Club Deportivo Peñarol from Acomayo (Peru), ? (same colors)
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Sapalache (Peru), ?
  • Club Sport Peñarol from Tumbes (Peru), ?
  • Peñarol from Carmen de la Legua (Peru), ?
  • Club Peñarol from Portoviejo (Ecuador), ?
  • Club Social y Deportivo Peñarol from Chone (Ecuador), ?
  • Club Deportivo Peñarol from Temuco (Chile), 1974 (same colors)
  • Atlético Peñarol from Cali (Colombia), ? (same colors)
  • Club Deportivo Peñarol La Mesilla from Huehuetenango (Guatemala), ? (note: red with blue trim)
  • Club Deportivo Peñarol from Comondú (Mexico), ? (same colors)
  • Club Atlético Peñarol from Juan Augusto Saldivar (Paraguay), ? (same colors)

Europe (3)

  • Peñarol Wien from Wien (Austria), 1985
  • Peñarol Engsbergen from Engsbergen (Belgium), 1972 (black and red stripes)
  • Peñarol de Lañas from Arteixo (Spain), ? (same colors)

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