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Liverpool FC (Montevideo)

Liverpool de Montevideo
Liverpool Crest
Full name Liverpool Fútbol Club
Nickname(s) Negriazules, Los negros de la cuchilla
Founded February 12, 1915
Ground Estadio Belvedere,
Montevideo, Uruguay
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman José Luis Palma
Coach Eduardo Favaro
League Primera División
2011–12 5th
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Liverpool Fútbol Club is a Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo. The club joined the Uruguayan top flight in 1919.

History

The club has its roots in the student team from the Catholic Capuchin school in Nuevo París, which began playing in 1908. The club took on the name Liverpool as there were many cultural links between the two areas; the majority of coal ships arriving in Montevideo came from the busy English port.[1] A number of clubs took on Anglicised names, such as league rivals Montevideo Wanderers F.C.; in this case, the team paid homage to Liverpool F.C.

For the 2005–06 season, the away kit changed to a new all red one, thus looking exactly like the English Liverpool Football Club. Liverpool plays home matches in Estadio Belvedere (Belvedere Stadium), formerly owned by the Montevideo Wanderers.

Current squad

As of 29 April 2013.[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Uruguay GK Matías Castro
2 Uruguay MF Marcelo Mansilla
3 Uruguay DF Nelson Semperena
5 Argentina DF Martín Bonjour
6 Uruguay DF Mauricio Felipe
7 Uruguay FW Flavio Scarone
8 Uruguay MF Jonathan Barboza
9 Uruguay FW Nicolás Royón
10 Uruguay MF Paulo Pezzolano
11 Uruguay FW Rodrigo Aguirre
12 Uruguay GK Guillermo de Amores
13 Uruguay MF Christian Almeida
14 Uruguay MF Carlos Macchi
No. Position Player
15 Uruguay DF Gonzalo Sena
16 Uruguay FW Max Rauhofer
17 Uruguay FW Facundo Barcelo
18 Uruguay DF Gonzalo Godoy
19 Uruguay MF Nicolás Schenone
20 Uruguay MF Gastón Machado
21 Uruguay DF Andrés Rodales
22 Uruguay MF Lucas Tamareo
23 Uruguay FW Enzo Herrera
24 Uruguay DF Matías González
25 Uruguay GK Rodrigo Rodríguez
-- Uruguay MF Nicolas Arbiza
-- Uruguay FW Jhonatan Candia

Honours

Liverpool have failed to win any top flight domestic titles. They reached the final of the Torneo Apertura and Liguilla, both in 1995 only to be beaten by Club Atlético Peñarol and Defensor Sporting respectively. They are famously dubbed as the greatest team in the league never to win the title of champions.

1966, 1987, 2002
  • Tercera División Uruguay: 2
1919, 1937

CONMEBOL appearances

2011: First Stage
2009: First stage
2012: Round of 16

Other sports

Liverpool F.C. had a basketball team until the 1990s, playing in the stadium that still exists behind the north tribune of Estadio Belvedere. The team never reached first division.

Famous players

Managers

  • Danilo Hodgisi
  • Uruguay Eugenio Galvalisi (19??−66)
  • Uruguay Gerardo Pelusso (1991)
  • Uruguay Julio Antúnez (Jan 1, 1997−Jan 1, 1999)
  • Uruguay Julio César Ribas (Jan 1, 2002−March 22, 2004)
  • Uruguay Carlos Barcos (March 22, 2004−Aug 31, 2005)
  • Uruguay Juan Tejera (July 1, 2006−May 21, 2007)
  • Uruguay Carlos Manta (July 1, 2007−Nov 26, 2007)
  • Uruguay Eduardo Favaro (Jan 1, 2008−June 9, 2011)
  • Uruguay Diego Demarco (June 16, 2011−Oct 3, 2011)
  • Uruguay Julio Antúnez (Oct 4, 2011−Nov 5, 2012)
  • Uruguay José Puente (Nov 6, 2012−Dec 14, 2012)
  • Uruguay Raúl Möller (Jan 1, 2013−June 2, 2013)
  • Uruguay Eduardo Favaro (June 26, 2013−)

Kit evolution

1917
1919-present
1970, 1996
1995 away
2006 away
Source: Liverpool (Montevideo) Page - BDFA.com.ar

See also

  • List of football clubs in non-Anglophone countries with English names

References

External links

  • Official Liverpool Fútbol Club web site (Spanish)
  • Unofficial Liverpool Fútbol Club web site (Spanish)
  • Website charting Liverpool F.C. in England and Uruguay (English)

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