Club Nacional de Futbol

Nacional
Full nameClub Naciomal de Football
Nickname(s)Bolsos, Tricolores,
Founded1899
GroundParque Central
also: Estadio Centenario
CapacityParque Central: 20,000
Centenario: 76,000
ChairmanRicardo Alarcón
ManagerGerardo Pelusso
LeaguePrimera División Uruguaya
2006-076th
 
Home colours
 
Away colours


Club Nacional de Football is a traditional Uruguayan sports club, best known for its football team, based in Montevideo and founded in May 14, 1899. It is the result of an association between the Uruguay Athletic and Montevideo Football Club. Nacional plays in the Uruguayan First Division.

Nacional engages in several sports, but football is by far the most important, a sport in which its won worldwide recognition. Nacional is a three-time World Champion.

Nacional is the first team in Uruguay and Latin America formed only by natives.

Overview

Uniform

Nacional home kit is white jerseys, with blue shorts and socks (although it is also common for them to wear an all white strip). The away jersey is red, which is used both with blue or white shorts and socks. The third kit is a blue jersey with blue shorts and white socks. The colours of the uniform are inspired in the national flag, the symbol of Uruguay's national .

Kit Evolution

 
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1997 away
 
1998 away
 
2002 away

Stadium

Nacional plays most local games at its own legendary stadium, the 20.000 capacity Parque Central, built in 1900. However, in the past decades that stadium was not used very often, since Nacional played at the national stadium “Estadio Centenario”, sharing it with Peñarol that have no stadium. Big matches and derbies are still played at the Centenario. In 2005, the remodeling of Parque Central allowed Nacional to play home matches there again and now is about 30.000 of capacity.

Nacional's stadium, Parque Central, is famous for two reasons.

One of them is that the first match ever played in the history of the FIFA World Cup was held in the Parque Central in 1930.

The other reason is that in the place where the Parque Central is located, was named "Quinta de la Paraguaya" a historic place in Uruguay.

Nicknames

Nacional is nicknamed “tricolores” (“three colors”), and “bolsilludos”, later shortened to “bolsos” (“bolsillo” being the Spanish word for pocket - Nacional used to play with a jersey that had a pocket on the chest). “La blanca” (The white) is less common.

Record Players

Honours

Official domestic honours (123)

Uruguayan Championship (41): 1902, 1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1933, 1934, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1950, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1963, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1992, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2005/2006.
Other official domestic honours (82)
  • Copa Competencia (8): 1903, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1919, 1921, 1923.
  • Copa de Honor (7): 1905, 1906, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917.
  • Torneo de Honor (17): 1935, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1948, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959 (shared), 1960 (shared), 1961, 1962 (shared), 1963.
  • Torneo Competencia (13): 1934, 1942 (shared), 1945, 1948, 1952, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 (shared), 1967 (shared), 1989.
  • Torneo Cuadrangular (7): 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1967.
  • Torneo Apertura (7): 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004.
  • Torneo Clausura (6): 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2006.
  • Liguilla (6): 1982, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1999,2007.
  • Liga Mayor (3): 1975, 1976, 1977.
  • Campeonato Nacional General Artigas (2): 1961, 1962.
  • Torneo Fermín Garicoits (1): 1965
  • Torneo Ciudad de Montevideo (1): 1973.
  • Torneo 50º Aniversario de Colombes (1): 1974.
  • Torneo Campeones Olímpicos (1): 1974.
  • Campeonato Estadio Centenario (1): 1983.

Official international honours (9)

Other international honours (12)

Friendly international honours

America
  • Copa Confraternidad Rioplatense: 1902, 1903, 1908, 1909, 1913, 1917
  • Copa Campeones del Plata: 1904, 1922
  • Copa Albion: 1907
  • Copa Rosario-Montevideo: 1909
  • Copa Intendencias Municipales del Plata: 1919
  • Copa Uruguay-Paraguay: 1924
  • Copa Montevideo-Avellaneda: 1927, 1928
  • Copa Ciudad de La Plata: 1928, 1971
  • Copa Embajada de España: 1928
  • Copa Amistad Nacional-Boca: 1929
  • Copa Embajada de Perú: 1929
  • Copa del Atlántico: 1947
  • Copa Ciudad de Montevideo Internacional: 1953, 1969, 1970, 1978
  • Campeonato Nocturno Rioplatense: 1938
  • C. C. Grandes del Río de la Plata: 1938
  • Copa Triangular Internacional: 1970
  • Trofeo 2º Carnaval del Fútbol de México: 1971
  • Copa Colosos del Fútbol: 1976
  • Torneo Ciudad de León: 1977
  • Copa Ciudad de Montevideo: 1986, 1987
  • Copa Bayer: 1986
  • Copa Mar del Plata: 1989
  • Copa Mar del Plata: 1998
  • Copa Conrad de Punta del Este: 2005
  • Copa Ricard de Punta del Este: 2006
Europe
  • Copa Teresa Herrera (La Coruña): 1958
  • Pentagonal Internacional: 1959
  • Trofeo Ciudad de Valladolid: 1972
  • Trofeo Costa del Sol (Málaga): 1972, 2006
  • Trofeo Ciudad de Palma: 1986
  • Trofeo Ciudad de Albacete: 1987
Asia
  • Copa Corea del Sur: 1989
  • Copa China: 1996

Youth Tournaments

Nacional main achievements

Contribution to Uruguay national team

In 1903, Uruguay, fully represented by Nacional's team members (due to the refusal of CURCC -another important club of the early 1900's- to cede their players) beat Argentina 3-2, winning the first international match ever in the history of Uruguayan football.

In 1924, Nacional was the club that contributed more players to the Uruguayan team that won the Olympic gold medal in football of that year.

The same thing happened with the Uruguayan teams of 1928 and 1930, Olympic and world champions respectively, in which Nacional contributed the majority of players.

As a matter of fact, Nacional is the only Uruguayan club that contributed players to every Uruguayan national team that won international tournaments.[1]

Below, the list of Nacional players that were part of Uruguay's Olympic and world champions teams.
1924 Olympic champions 1928 Olympic champions 1930 FIFA World Cup champions
  • Santos Urdinarán
  • Héctor Scarone
  • Leandro Andrade
  • Emilio Recoba
  • Pedro Cea
  • Héctor Castro
  • Zoilo Saldombide
  • Pedro Petrone
  • Conduelo Píriz
1950 FIFA World Cup champions
  • Aníbal Paz
  • Eusebio Ramón Tejera
  • Shubert Gambetta
  • Julio Pérez
  • Rodolfo Pini

Local Honours

Nacional won a total of 41 Uruguayan championships.

Nacional won the most Uruguayan championships in the Amateur Era, with a total of 11 league titles.

The club's first championship was won in 1902.

In the Amateur years, Nacional won the Uruguayan championship three times in a row on two occasions: 1915-1916-1917 and 1922-1923-1924.

In the Professional Era, Nacional has won 30 Uruguayan championships.

Between 1939 and 1943, the club won five championships in a row, the first Quinquenio in the history of football in the country. Of the five championships won consecutively, the 1941 triumph is the most remembered by Nacional fans, the team won all twenty matches played (this achievement remains unequaled).

Between 1955 and 1957, Nacional won the championship three times in a row for the third time.

Between 1969 and 1972, Nacional won the championship four times in a row for the first time.

Between 2000 and 2002, Nacional won the championship three times in a row for the fourth time.

In 2005/2006, Nacional won its most recent league title, repeating the championships won in 2005.

Regarding the classic matches against arch-rivals Peñarol, (only comparable to the Old Firm in Scotland), Nacional historically lead the head to head encounters, although is not leading today.

Nacional has the record of being unbeaten in 16 derby matches (between 1971 and 1974) and also holds the record of winning ten in a row (between 1939 and 1942).

The biggest ever victory in the Nacional-Peñarol derby: 6-0 December 14, 1941

The leading Derby goalscorer is a Nacional player; the Argentinian Atilio García, with 34 goals.

Nacional is the team that won more classic finals (specially remembered is the one played for the 1934 Uruguayan championship, in which Nacional won the title with 9 players and Peñarol had 11, in the famous 9 contra -against- 11 match), and also more classics coming from behind.

Nacional won every classic played outside Uruguay (the first one in La Plata, Argentina, in 1960, 4 - 0; the second one in La Coruña, Spain, in 2005, 3 - 1)

Recently, Nacional remained unbeaten for 10 classics (from January 2004 to November 2006, more than 1.030 days with no defeats in the derby).

The International Tours

In 1925, Nacional made an European tour, regarded as the most successful one in the history of football. During that tour, Nacional played against professional teams from Europe (still being an amateur club), winning the vast majority of the games.

In 1927, Nacional made an American tour, with similar results to the ones obtained in the European adventure made two years before.

The International Cups

The glory of Nacional was increased with the winning of several championships played in the River Plate (the most important tournaments played in America before the Libertadores Cup (Copa Libertadores) was created), specially in the first half of the twentieth century. The historical rivalries with longtime enemy Peñarol and famous Argentinian teams like Boca Juniors, C.A. River Plate, Racing Club, Independiente, San Lorenzo, Rosario Central and Newell's Old Boys, among others, collaborated in the building of Nacional's glory with the various championships won in Copa Río de la Plata, de Honor and Competencia.

1971

In 1971 Nacional won its first Libertadores Cup, beating Estudiantes de La Plata from Argentina in the final disputed in Lima, Peru.

In the same year, Nacional won its first World Club title, in remembered matches against Panathinaikos from Greece, with the fundamental goals of striker Luis Artime. The World, then, was "three-coloured".

The next year, Nacional won its first Interamerican Cup (Copa Interamericana), defeating Cruz Azul from Mexico, (being the only Uruguayan team to win this trophy).

1980

Nacional repeated its achievement in the Libertadores Cup in 1980, beating Internacional de Porto Alegre from Brazil in the final, in an Estadio Centenario packed with Nacional fans.

After becoming South American Champion, Nacional won the World Club Cup for the second time, defeating European champions Nottingham Forest from England 1 - 0, with goal from forward Waldemar Victorino (in the first time that the World Club Cup was played in Japan).

1988

Nacional won its third Libertadores Cup in 1988, beating Newell´s Old Boys from Argentina 3 - 0 in the Estadio Centenario, with goals from Vargas, De León and Ostolaza.

In that same year, Nacional won the World Club Cup for the third time, in a breath-taking final against PSV Eindhoven from Netherlands in the penalty shootout.

With this victory against the team coached by Guus Hiddink, Nacional became the only team to win the World Club Cup for three times, unbeaten (achievement that remains unequaled).

In the next year, Nacional won its second Interamerican Cup, this time beating Olimpia de Honduras.

Also in 1989, Nacional won the South American Cup Winner's Cup (Recopa Sudamericana), defeating Racing Club de Avellaneda from Argentina.

Current squad

As of February 15 2007
No. Position Player

2DFMauricio Victorino
3DFDeivis Barone
4DFAlejandro Rodríguez
5DFPablo Da Rosa
6MFNicolás Lodeiro
7DFGerardo Acosta
8MFDarío Ferreira
9FWBruno Fornaroli
10MFPablo Caballero
11MFBruno Coutinho
12GKLucero Alvarez
13MFMatías Cardaccio
14FWMartín Cauteruccio
15DFAdrián Romero
16MFMarcelo Sosa
No. Position Player

17MFDiego Arismendi
18MFOscar Javier Morales
20FWRichard "Chengue" Morales
22FWJuan Pablo Pereyra
24DFAgustín Viana
25GKAlexis Viera
FWFederico Laens
MFLuis Oyarbide
DFIgnacio La Luz
MFPablo Munhoz
FWDerlis Florentín
DFAntonio Fernández
FWAlain Ollé Ollé
FWDiego Vera

Nacional Lineup 2006/2007

Muslera
Vanzini
Martinez
Nacional's 2006-07 Lineup
















Notable players

Notable coaches

All the Presidents

Presidents by year
Dr. Sebastián Puppo1899
Mr. Jorge A. Ballestero1900
Mr. Bernardino Daglio (h)1901
Mr. Carlos Carve Urioste1902
Mr. Domingo Prat1903 - 1904
Mr. Luis Laventure1905
Dr. José María Reyes Lerena1906 - 1907
Dr. Domingo Prat1908
Dr. Francisco Del Campo1909
Dr. Domingo Prat1910
Dr. José María Delgado1911 - 1921
Mr. Rodolfo Bermúdez1922 - 1923
Mr. Numa Pesquera1923 - 1925
Dr. Ramón Pedro Díaz1926
Mr. Oscar Bottini1927
Dr. Melitón Romero1928
Dr. José María Delgado1929 - 1932
Dr. Atilio Narancio1933 - 1936
Mr. A. Zapicán Falco1937
Dr. Raúl Blengio Salvo 1938
Dr. Rodolfo Gorriti1940 - 1945
Mr. Roberto Espil 1946 - 1949
Ac. A. Gregorio Baldizán 1950 - 1951
Dr. S. De Brum Carbajal 1952 - 1953
Dr. Manuel González1953 - 1954
Mr. Roberto Espil 1954
Mr. José Añón 1955 - 1961
Dr. Eduardo Pons Etcheverry 1962 - 1967
Mr. Miguel Restuccia 1968 - 1979
Dr. J.M. Alonso Leguisamo 1979 - 1980
Mr. Dante Iocco 1980 - 1982
Dr. Rodolfo Sienra 1983 - 1985
Ac. Mario Garbarino1986 - 1988
Mr. Roberto Recalt 1989 - 1991
Mr. Ceferino Rodríguez 1992 - 1997
Mr. Dante Iocco 1998 - 2000
Ec. Eduardo Ache 2001 - 2006
Dr. Víctor Della Valle 2006
Dr. Ricardo Alarcón 2006 - ?

Other sports

Basketball

Nacional participates in the tournaments organised by the Uruguayan basketball federation Federación Uruguaya de Basketball (known as FUBB) since 1932. The club won the championships of 1935 and 1937. Nowadays, Nacional takes part in the Torneo Metropolitano, Uruguayan basketball second division.

Cycling

Nacional participates in the championships organised by the Uruguayan cycling federation Federación Ciclista del Uruguay since its beginnings. The club won the most important competitions in several occasions: Vuelta Ciclista del Uruguay and Rutas de América, individually and by teams. Nowadays, Nacional cycling team has the presence of Milton Wynants, winner of a silver medal for Uruguay in the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Tennis

Nacional has lots of tennis courts in Parque Central, behind the stand Talud Abdón Porte, in which several stages of the tournaments organised in Uruguay are disputed. In 2005, the club had the honour of holding various games played by Uruguay in the American Zone II of Davis Cup.

Volleyball

Nacional has its volleyball court in Parque Central, in the gymnasium of Jaime Cibils street. In that stadium, the club plays its home games of the championships organised by the Uruguayan volleyball federation Federación Uruguaya de Vóleibol in every category.

Women's football

Nacional was part of the tournaments organised by the Department of Femenine Football of the Uruguayan Football Association, since its establishment in 1996. The club won various league titles and its main rival in Uruguay was Rampla Juniors. Internationally, Nacional played in various South American championships. The club is not playing in the women league anymore.

Futsal

Nacional participates in the championships organised by de Futsal Delegated Commission of the Uruguayan Football Association. The club won the Uruguayan league title in various occasions and is nowadays the Uruguayan champion. Internationally, Nacionals main achievement is the second place in the South American Futsal Cup Copa Libertadores de América de Futsal in 2003.

Miscelanea

The first "hincha" was a Nacional fan

The Spanish word to describe football fans is "hincha".

This worldwide used expression was invented by Nacional fans.

In fact, an employee of Nacional of the early 1900's, called Reyes, was famous for his continuous support to the team. The other fans that attended the games started to name him after one of his duties: pumping air to the balls (in Spanish: "inflar" the balls, in Uruguay: "hinchar" the balls). Within a few games, Reyes was known as the "hincha" of Nacional. This is the origin of a word that is widely used between Spanish speakers throughout the planet.

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Peñarol

Full name Club Atlético Peñarol
Nickname(s) Manyas, Aurinegros,
Carboneros, Mirasoles

Founded September 28, 1891
Ground Las Acacias, Montevideo
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Full name Atilio Ceferino García
Date of birth August 26 1914
Place of birth    Junín , Argentina
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