Liverpool F.C. (Montevideo)

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Liverpool Montevideo
Escudo de Liverpool Fútbol Club.png
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
2012–13 12th

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

History[edit]

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[edit]

As of 29 April 2014.[2]

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 Guillermo de Amores
2 Uruguay DF Agustín Peña
3 Brazil DF Caue Fernandes
4 Uruguay DF Rodrigo Sanguinetti
5 Uruguay MF Raúl Ferro
6 Uruguay DF Mauricio Felipe
7 Uruguay FW Miguel Puglia
8 Uruguay MF Jonathan Barboza
9 Uruguay FW Gustavo Alles
10 Uruguay MF Paulo Pezzolano
11 Uruguay FW Rodrigo Aguirre
No. Position Player
12 Uruguay GK Sebastian Britos
13 Uruguay MF Christian Almeida
15 Uruguay DF Gonzalo Sena
16 Argentina MF Iván Moreno y Fabianesi
17 Uruguay FW Facundo Barcelo
18 Uruguay DF Gonzalo Godoy
19 Uruguay FW Javier Chevantón
20 Uruguay DF Gastón Filgueira
21 Uruguay MF Andrés Ravecca
22 Uruguay MF Lucas Tamareo
23 Uruguay MF Gonzalo Freitas

Honours[edit]

A view of the club's ground, Estadio Belvedere

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.[citation needed]

1966, 1987, 2002
1919, 1937

CONMEBOL appearances[edit]

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

Other sports[edit]

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.

Managers[edit]

Kit evolution[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ History. Official LFC Montevideo website. Retrieved on 2009-04-05.
  2. ^ "Squad season 2011/2012". acmilan.com. Liverpool Fútbol Club. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 

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