Uruguay National Team

Uruguay is one of the first ever world-class national teams. Hector Scarone, Jose Leandro Andrade and Jose Nasazzi were a key player of its legendary team as one of the most international dominance sides and one of the most achievements in history of football, formed in the 1920s. Obdulio Varela's leadership unforgettably influenced history of the nation to win the 1950 World Cup surprisingly. The 1950s saw Juan Schiaffino prominently carried the nation and has been remembered as one of the best players in the World during the first half 1950s. Enzo Francescoli led Uruguay to the great achievement in Copa America during the late 1980s to early 1990s.. Uruguay returned to achieve internationally once again in the first half 2010s under the most extraordinary player Luis Alberto Suarez.  


Uruguay




Location : South America
Copa America Participation : 41 Times
World Cup Participation : 12 Times (1930, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1986, 1990, 2002, 2010)
Achievement : 2 Times FIFA World Cup Champions (1930, 1950)
2 Times Olympic Game Gold Medals (1924, 1928)
15 Times Copa America Winners (1916, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1935, 1942, 1956, 1959, 1967, 1983, 1987, 1995, 2011)
2 Times Copa America Runner-Up (1989, 1999)
Most Caps : Maxi Pareira (113 Games)
Top Scorer : Luis Alberto Suarez (45 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever : Juan Alberto Schiaffino



All-Time Uruguayan Squad


1. Ladislao Mazurkiewicz

Date Of Birth : 14 February 1945
Position : Goalkeeper
Height : 179 cm
Major Club : Penarol, Atletico Mineiro
Caps : 44 Games
World Cup Participation : 1966, 1970, 1974 ( 11 Games)   
Club Honours : 5 Times Uruguay Championship
1966 Time Copa Libertadores, Intercontinental Cup
2 Times Copa Libertadores Cup Runner-Up (1965, 1970)
International Honours : 1967 Copa America Winners
Individual Achievement : 1970 FIFA World Cup Best Goalkeeper
1971 South American Goalkeeper of the Year
1999 IFFHS Uruguay Goalkeeper of The Century
Class : Queen Gold

2. Jose Leandro Andrade

Date Of Birth : 2 November 1901
Position : Defensive Holding Midfielder/Right-Wing-Back
Height : 172 cm, Caps : 34 Games
Major Club : Bella Vista, Nacional, Penarol     
World Cup Participation : 1930 (4 Games)
Club Honours : 4 Times Uruguay Champions
International Honours : 1930 FIFA World Cup Champion
3 Times Copa America Winners (1923, 1924, 1926)
Individual Achievement : 1926 Copa America Best Player
1924 Olympics Games Best Player
1930 FIFA World Cup All-Stars Team
Class : Queen Gold

3. Victor Rodriguez Andrade

Date Of Birth : 2 May 1927
Position : Left-Wing-Back
Height : 169 cm
Major Club : Penarol   
Caps. : 42 Games
World Cup Participation : 1950, 1954 (9 Games)
Club Honours : 3 Times Uruguay Champions    
International Honours : 1950 FIFA World Cup Champions
1956 Copa America Winner
Individual Achievement : 1950 FIFA World Cup Best Defender
Class : Prince Gold


 4. Atilio Ancheta

Date Of Birth : 19 July 1948
Position : Center-Back
Height : 185 cm
Major Club : Nacional, Gremio
Caps. : 20 Games
World Cup Participation : 1970 (6 Games)
Club Honours : 3 Times Uruguay Champions    
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 1970 FIFA World Cup All Star Team
1973 Brazilian League Footballer of The Year
Class : Prince Gold

5. Jose Nasazzi

Date Of Birth  :  24 May 1901
Position   :   Center-Back
Height   : 182 cm
Major Club  :  Bella Vista, Nacional
Caps    :   51 Games
World Cup Participation  :   1930 (4 Games)
Club Honours  :  2 Times Uruguay Champions
International Honours    :   1930 FIFA World Cup Winners
3 Times Copa America (1923, 1924, 1926)
2 Times Olympic Games Gold Medal (1924, 1928)
Individual Achievement  : 2 Times Copa America Best Player (1923,1935)  
1930 FIFA World Cup Best Defender
Class : Queen Gold

6. Jose Santamaria

Date Of Birth :  31 July 1929
Position  :   Center-Back
Height  : 180 cm, Major Club  : Real Madrid
Caps : 20 Games For Uruguay and 16 Games For Spain
World Cup Participation  :  1954, 1962 (7 Games)
Club Honours   :   5 Times Uruguay Champions
5 Times Spanish La Liga
4 Times European Cup (1958, 1959, 1960, 1966)
2 Times European Cup Runner-Up (1962, 1964)
1960 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours    :   1956 Copa America Winners
Individual Achievement  :   1954 World Cup All-Star Team
1961 European Defender of The Year
                                                       Class : Queen Gold

7. Obdulio Varela 

Date Of Birth  :   20 September 1917
Height  :  178 cm, Position  :  Destroyer
Major Club  :  Penarol, Caps  :  45 Games
World Cup Participation : 1950, 1954 (6 Games)
Club Honours : 6 Times Uruguay Champions
International Honours : 1950 FIFA World Cup Winners
1942 Copa America Winner
Individual Achievement :  1942 Copa America Best Player
1950 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
Class : Queen Gold


8. Enzo Francescoli

Date Of Birth : 12 November 1961, Height : 181 cm
Position   :  Playmaking-Attacking Midfielder
Caps : 73 Games (17 Goals), Major Club  :  River Plate
Professional Score Record  :  227 Goals/ 572 Games
World Cup Participation : 1986, 1990 (8 Games)
Club Honours : 3 Times Argentina Champion
1 Time French League, 1996 Copa Libertadores Cup
International Honours : 3 Times Copa America Winners(1983,1987,1995)
Individual Achievement :1990 French League Foreign Player of The Year
2 Times Argentina League Footballer of The Year (1984, 1995)
2 Times Argentinian League Top Scorer (Half 1984, 1986, Half 1984)
2 Times Copa America Best Player (1983, 1995)
2 Times South American Footballer of The Year (1984,1995)
                                                2 Times Silver Ball South American Footballer of The Year (1985,1996)
                                                     Class : Queen Silver


9. Luis Alberto Suarez 
Date Of Birth : 24 January 1987
Nation : Uruguay, Caps. : 92 Games (48 Goals/28 Assists), 
Height : 181 cm, Position : Creative Forward
Major Club : Ajax Amsterdam
World Cup Participation : 2010, 2014
Professional Score Record : 341 goals/172 assists/511 games
Club Honours : 1 Time Dutch League, 3 Times Copa Del Rey
1 Time Uruguayan League, 2 Times Spanish La Liga
2015 UEFA Champion League
International Honours : 2010 FIFA World Cup Fourth Place
2011 Copa America Winner
Individual Achievement : 2011 Copa America Most Valuable Player
2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification Top Scorer
2014 English Premier League Top Scorer
2014 FWA Footballer of The Year, PFA Player of The Year
Uruguay All-Time Top Scorer, 2014 European Golden Shoe
                                                     2015 Silver UEFA Best Player in Europe
                                                     2016 Spanish La Liga Top Scorer
                                                     Class : Queen Silver 
    

10. Juan Schiaffino

Date Of Birth  :  28 July 1925
Position   :  Playmaking-Attacking Midfielder
Height  :  175 cm, Caps  :  21 Games (8 Goals)
Major Club : Penarol, AC Milan
World Cup Participation : 1950, 1954 (9 Games with 5 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 155 Goals/ 437 Games
Club Honours : 4 Times Uruguay League, 3 Times Italian Series A
1958 European Cup Runner-Up, 1961 Inter-Cities Fair Cup
International Honours : 1950 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achieveme.nt : 1945 Uruguay League Top Scorer
1950 FIFA World Cup All Stars Team
Penarol Greatest Player Ever
IFFHS Uruguay Best Player of The Century
                                                     Class : Queen Gold

11. Hector Scarone

Date Of Birth  :  26 November 1898
Position  : Depp-lying Forward, Height : 169 cm
Major Club  : Nacional, Caps :  52 Games (31 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1930 (3 Games/1 Goal)
South American Campionship Score Record : 
6 Tournaments (17 Games with 13 Goals)
Amateur Score Record  :  301 Goals/ 369 Games
Club Honours : 8 Times Uruguayan League
International Honours : 2 Times Olympic Game Gold Medal (1924,1928)
4 Times Copa America Winners (1917, 1923, 1924, 1926)
1930 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement  : 1917 Copa America Best Player
Nacional Greatest Player Ever, 1928 Olympics Games Best Player
                                                    Class : Queen Silver
___________________________________________________

Substitution 


12. Roque Maspoli

Date Of Birth : 12 October 1917
Position : Goalkeeper
Major Club : Penarol   
Caps. : 44 Games
World Cup Participation : 1950, 1954 (8 Games)
Club Honours : 6 Times Uruguay Champions
International Honours : 1950 FIFA World Cup Champions
Individual Achievement : 1950 FIFA World Cup Best Goalkeeper
Class : Queen Bronze


13. Schubert Gambetta

Date Of Birth : 14 April 1920
Position : Left and Right-Wing-Back
Height : 172 cm
Major Club : Nacional
Caps. : 38 Games
World Cup Participation : 1950 (2 Games)
Club Honours : 10 Times Uruguay Champions
International Honours : 1942 Copa America Winner
1950 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement : None
Class : Prince Silver



14. Dario Perayra

Date Of Birth : 19 October 1956
Position : Center-Back
Height : 184 cm, Caps. : 32 Games
Major Club : Sao Paulo   
World Cup Participation : 1986 (2 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time Uruguay Champions
4 Times Brazil State Championship
1 Time Brazil National Championship
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 2 Times Brazilian League XI
Class : Prince Silver

15. Hugo De Leon

Date Of Birth :  27 February 1958
Position : Center-Back
Height : 187 cm, Caps. 48 Games
Major Club : Nacional, Gremio   
World Cup Participation : 1990 (4 Games)
Club Honours : 3 Times Uruguay Champions
1 Time Brazilian National League
1 Time Argentinean League
3 Times Copa Libertadores Cup (1980, 1983, 1988)
1988 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 2 Times South American Defender of the Year (1984,1988)
                                                        Class : Prince Silver



16. Nestor Goncalves

Date Of Birth : 27 April 1936
Position : Destroyer
Height : 178 cm
Major Club : Penarol   
Caps. : 50 Games
World Cup Participation : 1962, 1966 ( 7 Games)
Club Honours : 9 Times Uruguay Champions    
3 Times Copa Libertadores Cup (1960, 1961, 1966)
2 Times Intercontinental Cup (1961, 1962)
International Honours : 1995 Copa America Winner
Individual Achievement : None
Class : Prince Silver

17. Pedro Rocha

Date Of Birth  :  3 December 1942
Position  :   Playmaking-Attacking Midfielder
Height  :  181 cm, Caps :  52 Games (17 goals)
Major Club  :   Penarol, Sao Paulo
World Cup Participation  :   1962, 1966, 1970, 1974 (11 Games)
Club Honours  :   8 Times Uruguay Champions
1 Time Brazil National Champion, 2 Times Brazil State Champions
3 Times Copa Libertadores Cup (1960, 1961, 1966)
International Honours  :   None
Individual Achievement: 1 Time Brazil Championship Top Scorer         
3 times Uruguayn League Top Scorer
1967 Copa America Best Player
1974 Copa Libertadores Cup Top Scorer
                                                        Class : Queen Silver


18. Alcides Ghiggia

Date Of Birth : 22 December 1926
Height : 169 cm, Position : Right-Winger
Major Club : AS Roma
Caps. : 17 Games (Divided Into Uruguay (12) and Italy (5))
World Cup Participation : 1950 (4 Games With 4 Goals)
Club Honours : 2 Times Uruguay Champions
1961 Inter Cities Fairs Cup
International Honours : 1950 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement : 1950 FIFA World Cup All Star Team
Class : Prince Gold


19. Alvaro Recoba

Date Of Birth  :  17 March 1976
Position : Deep-lying/Left-Side Forward
Height :  178 cm, Major Club :  Inter Milan
Caps  :   69 Games (11 goals)
World Cup Participation  :   2002 
Club Honours  :  2 Times Uruguayan League
2 Times Italian Series A, 2 Times Coppa Italia 
1998 UEFA Cup
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement  :  None
Class : Prince Silver

20. Pedro Petrone

Date Of Birth : 11 May 1904
Height  :  182 cm, Caps  :  28 Games (27 Goals)
Position :  Fast Striker, Major Club : Nacional
World Cup Participation : 1930 (1 Games)
South American Championship Score Record : 
3 Tournaments (10 Goals/9 Games)
Amateur Score Record : 203 Goals/ 192 Games
Club Honours : 2 Times Uruguay Champions
International Honours : 2 Times Copa America Winners (1923,1924)
2 Times Olympic Game Gold Medal (1924, 1928), 1930 FIFA World Cup 
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Italian Series A Top Scorer
4 Times Uruguayan League Top Scorer, 1924 Olympic Game Top Scorer
3 Times Copa America Top Scorer (1923,1924,1927)
1924 Copa America Best Player
                                                        Class : Prince Gold


21. Diego Forlan

Date Of Birth : 19 May 1979
Position : Creative Forward, Height : 179 cm
Caps. : 88 Games (33 Goals)
Major Club : Villareal, Atletico Madrid
World Cup Participation : 2002, 2010 (8 Games with 6 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 214 Goals/ 535 Games
Club Honours : 1 Time English League
1 Time FA Cup, 1 Time UEFA Europa League
International Honours : 2010 FIFA World Cup Fourth Place
2011 Copa America Winner
Individual Achievement : 2 Times Spanish La Liga Top Scorer
2005 EFE Trophy, 2 Times European Golden Shoe (2005, 2009)
                                                      2010 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball
                                                      Class : Prince Silver

22. Fernando Morena 

Date Of Birth : 2 February 1952
Position : Target Striker, Major Club : Penarol   
Height : 177 cm, Caps. : 54 Games (22 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1974 (3 Games and No Goal)   
Professional Score Record : 267 Goals/ 321 Games
International Honours : None
Club Honours : 6 Times Uruguayan League
1982 Copa Libertadores Cup, Intercontinental Cup
Individual Achievement : All-Time Uruguayan League Top Scorer
Uruguayan League All-Time Top Scorer
Copa Libertadores Cup All-Time Most Top Scorers (3)
1975 Bronze Ball South American Footballer of The Year
Class : Prince Gold


Manager

Oscar Washington Tabarez



Year Of Birth : 3 March 1947
Major Achievement : 1987 Copa Libertadores Cup
1989 Copa America Runner-Up
1992 Argentina Apertura
2010 FIFA World Cup Fourth Place
2011 Copa America Winner
Individual Achievement : 2010 South American Coach of The Year
Style : Balance
Class : Prince Gold







Conclusion of Squad

GK : Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Roque Maspoli
DF : Victor Rodriguez Andrade, Dario Pereyra, Jose Nasazzi, Jose Santamaria, Hugo De Leon, Atilio Ancheta, Schubert Gambetta
MF : Obdulio Varela (Captain), Jose Leandro Andrade, Michele Andreolo, Pedro Rocha, Enzo Francescoli, Alcides Ghiggia
FW : Alvaro Recoba, Juan Schiaffino, Hector Scarone, Luis Alberto Suarez, Fernando Morena, Pedro Petrone, Diego Forlan
Manager : Oscar Washington Tabarez


Formation XI  (5-3-2)




Explanation Of Formation

The team strategy is counter-attack, applying the hard tackle tactic and emphasis the protective strength in middle line.  Marzurkiewicz is a great wall keeper of the team. The Two Andrade is an applied wing-back from traditional wing-half position. Nasazzi is a true leader in defensive line to sweep as a final wall and Santamaria is responsible for stopping the opponents in front of him together with Ancheta. O.Varela would play as destroyer as a captain of the team. Francescoli is a main creator in midfield area and would go advance occasionally. Schiaffino's role is positioned in more advanced area than Francescoli to link the game between midfield and forward line. There is no target-man is this formation system. Scarone and Luis Suarez is a coordinated du-o to make scores. 


Estadio Centenario




Opened : 1930
City : Montediveo
Capacity : 65,000













Statistics

  By Decade
      By Class
        By Club
1920s : 5
1930s : 1
1940s : 1
1950s : 5
1960s : 3
1970s : 2
1980s : 3
1990s : -
2000s : 1
2010s : 1

King : -
Queen : 10
Prince : 12

Penarol : 10
Ncional : 9
Danubio : 1
Bella Vista : 1
Montediveo : 1



Positional Ranking of Substitution 

Goalkeeper

Rodolfo Rodriguez

Date Of Birth :  20 January 1956
Height : 191 cm
Major Club : Nacional, Santos
Caps. : 78 Games
World Cup Participation :1986
Club Honours : 3 Times Uruguayan League
1980 Copa Libertadores Cup, Intercontinental Cup
International Honours :  1989 Copa America
Individual Achievement : 1983 South American Goalkeeper of the Year
Class : Prince Silver




Defensive Lateral


Ricardo Pavoni

Date Of Birth :  8 July 1943
Position : Left-Back, Height : 167 cm
Major Club : Independiente
Caps. : 13 Games
World Cup Participation :1974
Club Honours : 1 Time Argentine Nacional
2 Times Argentine Metropolitano
5 Times Copa Libertadores Cup (1965, 1972 - 1975)
1973 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours :  1989 Copa America
Individual Achievement : None
Class : Prince Silver


Central Defender




1. Paolo Montero

Date Of Birth : 3 September 1971
Position : Center-Back/ Left-Back
Height : 181 cm
Major Club : Juventus
Caps : 61 Games
World Cup Participation : 2002 (Games)
Club Honours : 4 Times Italian Series A
1996 Intercontinental Cup
3 Times UEFA Champion League Runner-Up (1997, 1998, 2003)
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : None

Class : Prince Silver

2. Diego Godin

Date Of Birth :  16 February 1986
Position : Center-Back
Height : 187 cm, Caps. 108 Games
Major Club : Atletico Madrid   
World Cup Participation : 2010, 2014 
Club Honours : 1 Time Spanish La liga
1 Time Copa Del Rey
2012 UEFA Europa Leagyue
2 Times UEFA Champion League Runner-Up (2014, 2016)
International Honours : 2011 Copa America
Individual Achievement : 2016 La Liga Best Defender
Class : Prince Silver


3. Roberto Matosas

Date Of Birth :  11 May 1940
Position : Center-Back
Height : 175 cm
Major Club : Penarol   
Caps. : Unknown
World Cup Participation : 1990 (1 Game)
Club Honours : 5 Times Uruguay Champions
2 Times Copa Libertadores Cup (1961, 1962)
1962 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : None
Class : Prince Silver



Defensive Midfielder



Michele Andreolo

Date Of Birth : 6 September 1912
Position : Defensive Holding Midfielder
Height : 169 cm
Major Club : Bologna, Napoli
Caps : 26 Games
World Cup Participation : 1938 (4 Games)
Club Honours : 4 Times Italian Series A
International Honours : 1938 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement :
Class : Prince Silver




Offensive Midfielder

1. Walter Gomez

Date Of Birth : 12 December 1927
Position : Attacking Midfielder
Height : Unknown
Major Club : River Plate
Caps. : 4 Games
World Cup Participation : None
Club Honours : 1 Time Uruguayan League
3 Times Argentinean league
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : None
Class : Prince Silver


2. Pablo Bengochea

Date Of Birth : 27 February 1965   
Position : Central Holding Midfielder
Height : 172 cm
Major Club : Sevilla, Penarol   
Caps. : 51 Games
World Cup Participation : 1990 (1 Game)
Club Honours : 5 Times Uruguay Champions    
International Honours : 1995 Copa America Winner
Individual Achievement : None
Class : Prince Silver
3. Ruben Paz

Date Of Birth : 8 August 1959   
Position : Playmaker
Height : 174 cm
Major Club : Internacional, Racing Club
Caps. : 45 Games
World Cup Participation : 1986, 1990 (1 Game)
Club Honours : 3 Times Uruguay League
3 Times Campeonato Gaucho    
International Honours : 1995 Copa America Winner
Individual Achievement : 1981 Uruguayan League Top Scorer 
1988 Argentinian League Best Player
1988 South American Footballer of the Year
Class : Prince Silver

4. Roberto Porta

Date Of Birth : 27 February 1965   
Position : Playmaking-Attacking Midfielder
Height : 172 cm
Major Club : Sevilla, Penarol   
Caps. : 51 Games
World Cup Participation : 1990 (1 Game)
Club Honours : 5 Times Uruguay Champions    
International Honours : 1995 Copa America Winner
Individual Achievement : None
Class : Prince Silver



Offensive Lateral


1. Luis Cubilla

Date Of Birth : 28 March 1940
Position : Right-Winger
Height : 180 cm
Major Club : Penarol, River Plate, Nacional   
Caps. : 38 Games
World Cup Participation : 1962, 1970, 1974 (9 Game)
Club Honours : 9 Times Uruguay Champions
1 Time Copa Del Rey
3 Times Copa Libertadores Cup (1960, 1961, 1971)    
2 Times Intercontinental Cup (1961, 1971)
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : None
Class : Prince Silver

2. Isbalino Gradin

Date Of Birth : 8 July 1897
Position : Right-Side Forward
Height : 172 cm
Major Club : Penarol
Caps. : 24 Games (10 Goals)
Olympic Games Participation : None
Amateur Score Record : 101 Goals/ 212 Games
Club Honours : 2 Times Uruguay Champion
International Honours : 2 Times Copa America Winner (1916, 1917)
Individual Achievement : None
Class : Prince Silver




 Forward

1. Jose Piendibene
Date Of Birth : 5 June 1890
Height : 178 cm, Position : Forward
Major Club : Penarol
Caps : 40 Games (20 Goals)
Olympic Games Participation : None
Amateur Scores Record : 253 Goals/ 506 Games
Club Honours : 6 Times Uruguayan league
International Honours : 
3 Times South American Championship (1916,1917,1920)
1924 Olympic Games Gold Medal
Individual Achievement : 1920 Copa America Best Player
Class : Prince Silver

2. Angel Romano

Date Of Birth : 2 August 1894
Position : Deep-lying Forward
Height : Unknown
Major Club : Nacional
Caps : 68 Games (28 Goals)
Olympic Games Participation : None
Amateur Scores Record : 164 Goals/ 388 Games
Club Honours : 9 Times Uruguayan League
International Honours : 
5 Times South American Championship (1916,1917,1920,1924,1926)
1924 Olympic Games Gold Medal
Individual Achievement : 2 Times Copa America Top Scorer
Class : Prince Silver

3. Anibal Ciocca

Date Of Birth : 23 July 1915
Position :  Deep-lying Forward
Height :  Unknown
Major Club : Nacional
Caps. : 21 Games (7 Goals)
World Cup Participation : None
Professional Score Record : 155 Goals/ 353 Games
Club Honours : 8 Times Uruguayan League
International Honours : 2 Times Copa America Winners (1935, 1942)
Individual Achievement :  2 Times Uruguyan League Top Scorer
Class : Prince Silver


4. Ruben Sosa

Date Of Birth : 25 April 1966
Height : 175 cm, Position : Forward
Major Club : Real Zaragoza, Lazio, Inter Milan
Caps. : 46 Games (19 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1990 (4 Games and No Goal)
Professional Score Record : 188 Goals/ 525 Games
Club Honours : 1 Time Copa Del Rey
1994 UEFA Cup
International Honours : 1995 Copa America Winner
Individual Achievement : 
1989 Silver Ball South American Footballer of The Year
Class : Prince Silver




 Striker

1. Oscar Miguez
Date Of Birth : 5 December 1927
Height : 176 cm, Position : Fast Striker
Major Club : Penarol, Caps. : 39 Games (27 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1950, 1954 (7 Games With 8 Goals)   
Professional Score Record : 107 Goals/ 137 Games
International Honours : 1950 FIFA World Cup Champions
1956 Copa America Winner
Club Honours : 7 Times Uruguay Champions
1960 Copa Libertadores Cup
Individual Achievement : 2 Times Uruguay League Top Scorer
1956 Copa America Best Player
Class : Prince Silver

2. Atilio Garcia

Date Of Birth : 26 August 1914
Height : Unknown, Position : Target Striker
Major Club : Nacional   
Caps. : 11 Games (10 Goals)
World Cup Participation : None
Professional Scores Record : 464 Goals/ 435 Games
Club Honours : 8 Times Uruguay Champions
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : Nacional All-Time Top Scorer
1948 South American Club Championship Top Scorer
Uruguay League All-Time Most Top Scorers (8)
Class : Prince Silver

3. Severino Varela

Date Of Birth : 14 September 1913
Position : Fast Striker
Height : 175 cm
Major Club : Penarol
Caps. : 24 Games (19 Goals)
World Cup Participation : None
Professional Score Record : 89 Goals/ 141 Games
Club Honours : 4 Times Argentina Champions
2 Times Uruguay Champion
International Honours : 1942 Copa America Winner
Individual Achievement : None
Class : Prince Silver




The Greatest Uruguayan Players of the Era

00s : Jose Pena
10s : Jose Piendibene
20s : Hector Scarone (1st Half), Jose Leandro Andrade (2nd Half)
30s : Jose Nasazzi (1st Half), Severino Varela (2nd Half)
40s : Obdulio Varela 
50s : Juan Schiaffino
60s : Pedro Rocha
70s : Ladislao Mazurkiewicz (1st Half), Fernando Morena (2nd Half)
80s : Enzo Francescoli
90s : Enzo Francescoli (1st Half), Alvaro Recoba (2nd Half)
00s : Alvaro Recoba (1st Half), Diego Forlan (2nd Half)
10s : Luis Alberto Suarez (1st Half)


The Greatest Uruguayan Footballers of All-Time

1. Juan Alberto Schiaffino
2. Jose Leandro Andrade
3. Hector Scarone
4. Enzo Francescoli
5. Luis Alberto Suarez
6. Jose Nasazzi
7. Obdulio Varela
8. Jose Santamaria
9. Pedro Rocha
10. Ladislao Marzurkiewicz

45 comments:

  1. Anonymous11/8/14

    Diego Forlan has the most caps(112)
    Luis Suarez is the top scorer with 40 Goals

    ReplyDelete
  2. Anonymous23/9/14

    I think that the Class of Álvaro Recoba and Severino Varela is wrong.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Dear, Readers

    I have added profile of Ricardo Pavoni in the museum as a result from review in El Grafico Rating.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Schubert Gambetta data of birth: 14/04/1920.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Alvaro Recoba BIRTH IN 1976.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I am very surprised to see that schiaffino class is not King but queen.i think he is one of the best players ever.can you explain me why? Thanks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Schiaffino absent too many games in international country career although he was very successful in world cup final tournaments, notably for scoring decisive goals. If consider only world cup tournament, it is still difficult to rate him in King-Class. Schiaffino just played better than Zizinho in the final match of the 1950 World Cup but the remainder of the previous round saw a formidable Zizinho dominating the games. He was also too far from the best player of the tournament in 1954. With AC Milan, he achieved only twice world-class seasons and was much decline in following seasons.

      Delete
  7. Anonymous25/3/15

    You've stated that Nasazzi: World Cup Participation : 1970 (4 Games)

    I understand you meant to say 1930 WC.

    Excellent work, by the way!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Anonymous13/5/15

    With the scorecard you've just posted, Luis Suarez now deserves to be in the main squad. I sympathy with your large workload but I just want a completed directory. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not need to sympathy, thanks for notification. He is deserved to replace Petrone fore sure but please give me a time.

      Delete
  9. Anonymous18/5/15

    In the players biographies, could you list Diego Forlan's position ? Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Anonymous20/7/15

    What do you think about Julio César Abbadie (forward in the 50's and 60's) and William Martínez (defender in the 50's and 60's)?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have not found any outstanding information/record about them.

      Delete
  11. Replies
    1. He was a reputable star in the 1930 World Cup but the competitive standard is very low and his record in club career are short amount.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous28/12/15

      Pedro Cea

      winner 1x World Cup, 2x Olympics, 2x Copa America, all-star team world cup 1930.
      44º IFFHS' XX Century of South America.

      In my opinion Cea is the player of a higher class than Petrone or Romano. Maybe their level is equal, but in almost all elections and ranking Cea is higher than they.
      For example, last interesting ranking of "Kaiser Football" magazine (in Spanish) Top 100 pre-TV era (1900-1958), or "Top 100 Mejores jugadores del mundo (1900-1958)".

      Uruguayan:
      7. José Leandro ANDRADE
      13. Obdulio VARELA
      23. Juan Alberto SCHIAFFINO
      31. José NASAZZI
      41. Alcides GHIGGIA
      45. Héctor SCARONE
      48. José Pedro CEA
      59. Roque MÁSPOLI
      61. Héctor ‘Manco’ CASTRO
      87. Pedro PETRONE
      90. José PIENDIBENE
      92. Ángel ROMANO

      Delete
    3. That's interesting. I see he is widely rated as one of top players in major international tournament most notable 1930 World Cup. There is few of article about his club career but at the first assumption, his prime year during the second half of 1920s, was spending without any trophy with Nacional (1927 - 1930). The Uruguayan league was not held between 1925 - 1926 also, that means he played only six full seasons and is not enough to rate higher.

      Delete
  12. I think Diego Godín will deserve a spot in the squad when he retires, and also a quite high one (at least in the reserves...). Do you agree, Dearman?

    ReplyDelete
  13. Diego Godin deserves be in reserve squad of Uruguay because he has been the soul of Atletico - the team famous for agressive and certainty defend line in recent years, helps the team becomes a big club in the Europe. He's underrated, but I think he has gotten 3 ordinary international-class seasons. I hope you can reconsider it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He seems to have done 3 international-class according to media rating but I set standard of qualification at five. Let follow his progression in the next seasons.

      Delete
  14. Anonymous8/2/16

    The number 19 pic is Recoba and the profile is rocha. There's a mistake.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. OK, thanks for notice and I already revised.

      Delete
  15. Some Recoba's information is wrong (Height, Major Club, Caps, WC Participation, Individual Achievement). And he won 2x the Uruguayan League (2012 and 2015).

    ReplyDelete
  16. Anonymous23/2/16

    I don't find Hector Castro.where is he?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He was mainly reputable for his performance in the 1930 World Cup but I'm doubt if he was consistent in overall career. As checked in the poll/selection (IFFHS or above source), he has never been appeared among top group.

      Delete
  17. Anonymous24/2/16

    Eras Greatest Uruguayan Footballers:
    1900s: Juan Pena. (Source: IFFHS "Fussball- Weltzeitschrift" 1988, № 13)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He is automatically qualified as there were no other famous Uruguayan legend at that time.

      Delete
  18. Anonymous2/5/16

    You made a mistake, it`s Juan Pena, not Jose Pena. And what do you think about Eusebio Tejera (he was a defender in the 1950 world cup final)?

    ReplyDelete
  19. Anonymous10/7/16

    Schubert Gambetta played like a half back, the same position of José Andrade and Víctor Andrade, so I think that you have to put his position as Defensive Midfielder/ Right-Back (adapting his right-half position to the comtemporary positions).

    ReplyDelete
  20. Anonymous15/7/16

    Maxi Pereira have most caps
    forlan retired and Pereira holds the record now

    ReplyDelete
  21. Anonymous15/7/16

    and also Luis Suarez is Queen Silver but he is not ranked in top 10 list at the bottom

    ReplyDelete
  22. Anonymous17/8/16

    Alvaro Recoba's major club should be set at Inter Milan not Sao Paulo

    ReplyDelete
  23. Edinson Cavani certainly deserved a place. Their numbers are exceptional. Very regular and prolific.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He is now only closed with 4 domestic international-class (require at least five to be created profile). Also, he performance in NT level is not qualified.

      Delete
  24. Anonymous3/4/17

    Here Roberto Matosas is above Hugo De León, but in "Rest of Latin Americas" De León is above Matosas. Who was better in your opinion?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It seems to be Matosas as a better one since De Leon was either not a regular first team player or get injury until out of the majority of season. Let revise.

      Delete
  25. Anonymous28/7/17

    Pereyra is in reserves and Montero in substitution list, but this is your ranking in "rest of latin americas":
    8. Hugo de Leon (URU)
    9. Carlos Gamarra (PAR)
    10. Dario Pereyra (URU)
    11. Ivan Cordoba (COL)
    12. Alberto Quintano (CHL)
    13. Paolo Montero (URU)
    So, why Montero is in substitution list?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. OK, Montero was selected as he could also play as left-back but the formation XI is 5-3-2 wing back so full-back is not needed. Pereyra is now in squad.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous29/7/17

      Thanks. And why Andreolo is in substitution list and Gonçalves in reserves?
      Your ranking of defensive midfielder in "rest of latin americas":
      3. Nestor Goncalves (URU)
      4. Manuel Fleitas Solich (PAR)
      5. Michele Andreolo (URU)

      Delete
    3. I omitted to update after implementing in 9x100 positional ranking that let the change between Andreolo and Goncalves. Now Goncalves is already in squad.

      Delete