Danubio F.C.

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Full name Danubio Fútbol Club
Nickname(s) La Franja or La Curva (The Sash)
Founded 1 March 1932
Ground Jardines Del Hipódromo,
Montevideo, Uruguay
Ground Capacity 18,000
Chairman Óscar Curuchet
Coach Leonardo Ramos
League Primera División Uruguaya
2013–14 5th
Current season

Danubio Fútbol Club is a Uruguayan association football club based in Montevideo.


Danubio was founded by the Bulgarian-born brothers Miguel and Juan Lazaroff on 1 March 1932 together with other youths from the "Republica de Nicaragua" school in Montevideo. The club name is a reference to the Danube river, the major waterway in Europe.[1]

Famous players from the club include Álvaro Recoba, Ruben Sosa, Marcelo Zalayeta, Rubén Olivera, Adrian Dean, Rubén "Polillita" Da Silva, Javier Chevantón, Fabián Carini, Richard Núñez, Walter Gargano, Carlos Grossmuller, Ignacio María González, Edinson Cavani and Christian Stuani. Nery Castillo, Ricardo Guero Rodriguez and Diego Forlán played for the youth team, before continuing their careers abroad.

Danubio were the 2006/07 champions of Uruguay after defeating Peñarol 4–1 in December 2006 to claim the Apertura and again defeating Peñarol on penalties to claim the 2007 Clausura. Danubio previously won the Uruguayan title in both 1988 and 2004.[2]

Kit colours and design[edit]

The club decided in 1932 to take Montevideo Wanderers' kit and colours (black and white) as homage to them being the last amateur champion of Uruguay in 1931. Later when entering a zonal league they planned to alter the kit design as Universal Ramírez used the same pattern. The current design was inspired by the right sash over the white kit worn by River Plate, but with the sash in black. This design remains today. The accompanying shorts are typically black (although some seasons they have been white), whilst the accompanying socks are white. In the 2005–06 season, the club wore an unusual green shirt with a white sash as their third kit to play against teams similar in colours (such as Miramar Misiones and Wanderers). In 2007, green was reintroduced in a match against Saprissa of Costa Rica. As of late 2007,it was decided to discontinue use of the green shirt, due to the repetitive defeats against Wanderers and Miramar leading to it being considered a cursed shirt. Red is now used for the third kit.

2005,2007 third
2008 third


1988, 2004, 2006–07, 2013–14
1947, 1960, 1970

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions[edit]

1978: First Round
1984: First Round
1989: Semi-Finals
2005: First Round
2007: Preliminary Round
2008: First Round
2002: First Round
2003: Preliminary Round
2004: Preliminary Round
2005: First Round
2007: First Round
2012: First Round
1992: First Round
1993: First Round
1994: First Round
1997: Quarter-Finals

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 May 2014. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Uruguay GK Salvador Ichazo
2 Uruguay DF Emiliano Velázquez
3 Uruguay DF Carlos Canobbio
4 Uruguay DF Federico Ricca
5 Uruguay MF Gastón Faber
6 Uruguay DF Leandro Sosa
7 Uruguay FW Bruno Fornaroli
9 Uruguay FW Jonathan Álvez
10 Uruguay MF Ignacio González
11 Uruguay FW Diego Martiñones
12 Uruguay GK Franco Torgnascioli
13 Uruguay MF Gonzalo Porras
No. Position Player
15 Uruguay DF Fabricio Formiliano
16 Uruguay FW Jorge Zambrana
17 Brazil DF Jadson Viera
18 Uruguay MF Camilo Mayada
19 Uruguay FW Horacio Sequeira
21 Uruguay DF Guillermo Cotugno
22 Uruguay FW Marcelo Tabárez
23 Uruguay MF Hugo Soria
24 Uruguay DF Matías de los Santos
Uruguay MF Miguel de los Santos
Uruguay FW Jorge Graví
Uruguay FW Martín Silvera

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Uruguay DF Damián Malrrechaufe (at Uruguay Racing)
Uruguay MF Ignacio Avilés (at Uruguay Miramar Misiones)
Uruguay MF Ángel Cayetano (at Uruguay Racing)
No. Position Player
Uruguay MF Rodrigo Guarteche (at Uruguay Progreso)
Uruguay MF Matías Zunino (at Uruguay Sud América)
Uruguay FW Maximiliano Córdoba (at Uruguay Boston River)

Coach Team 2012/13 2013/2014[edit]

After the departure of Daniel Sánchez from Danubio, Daniel Martínez coached the team for 2 games (2–2 against Liverpool & 2–4 against Wanderers). After that, Juan Ramón Carrasco assumed as the new lead coach, and Martínez was offered the management and coordination of all youth teams. As an assistant coach came with Carrasco, one of the most iconic coaches in the history of the club, that is Ildo Maneiro of course. He was the first coach to win an Uruguayan League for Danubio. Alejandro Martínez came as the physical trainer. Carrasco's son, Juan Carlos Carrasco assumed as coach of the Third Division. Leonardo Ramos ended winning Championship Playoffs, and Danubio F.C. becoming the 2013–2014 Uruguayan Primera División Season Champion.


Top 5 scorers of all time[edit]

  1. Uruguay Diego Perrone (1996–2003; 2004; 2009; 2010–2012) 72 goals
  2. Uruguay Rubén "Polillita" Da Silva (1986–1989; 2001–2004) 71 goals
  3. Uruguay Ignacio Risso (1999–2002; 2004–2005) 69 goals
  4. Uruguay Javier Chevantón (1997–2001) 53 goals
  5. Uruguay Ignacio "Nacho" González (2002–2007) 51 goals

Most appearances of all time[edit]

  1. Uruguay Carlos Romero (1947–1962), 411 matches

Notable coaches[edit]


  1. ^ "Danubio's river of talent". FIFA. 23 July 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  2. ^ Homewood, Brian (18 May 2007). "Soccer-Modest Danubio win Uruguayan championship". Reuters. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 

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