Rampla Juniors

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Rampla Juniors
Rampla Juniors Crest
Full name Rampla Juniors Fútbol Club
Nickname(s) Picapiedras, Rojiverdes,
Founded 7 January 1914
Ground Estadio Olímpico,
Montevideo, Uruguay
Ground Capacity 6,000
Chairman Lucas Blasina
Coach Fernando Araújo
League Uruguayan Segunda División
2012–13 9th
Website Club home page
Current season

Rampla Juniors Fútbol Club, usually known simply as Rampla Juniors is an Uruguayan football club based in Montevideo.

Origin and colours[edit]

Rampla Juniors were founded in the Aduana area, (also the birthplace of River Plate FC), then moved first to the Aguada neighbourhood, and finally, around 1920, to the Cerro neighborhood. Their colours are taken from Fortaleza, a club that existed in the early years of Rampla's stint in the Cerro area. Another story of how they chose their colours, is similar to how Boca Juniors supposedly got the idea for their kit colors from a Swedish flag on a ship. It is rumored that Rampla's founders took the red and green from an Italian flag on a ship that arrived in Montevideo Bay. It is also said that the basketball team C.A. Aguada (founded in 1922) took their colours from Rampla Juniors.

Derby[edit]

Rampla Juniors's archrivals are CA Cerro, and as such, the second biggest rivalry in the country.

Trivia[edit]

Rampla's most famous supporter is Natalia Oreiro. Rampla in 1927 won the Uruguayan Primera División, the 1927 Squad was: Pedro Arispe (Captain), Pedro Aguirre, Enrique Ballestrero, Pedro Cabrera, Julio Nieto y José Magallanes, Juan Miguel Labraga, Luis Gaitán, Conrado Haeberli, Vital Ruffatti and Conrado Bidegain.

Rampla was once called the third "big" (meaning popular or best) of Uruguay's clubs, Peñarol and Nacional being first and second, due to the huge amount of followers and positive results. In 2007, Rampla finished tied in 2nd place with Danubio F.C. in the Uruguayan 1st division. Their team record was (9 wins, 4 draws, and 2 losses, in 15 games).

Titles[edit]

Amateur Era (1): 1927
1944, 1980, 1992
1921

Other Official Domestic Honours[edit]

  • Torneo Competencia: 2
1950, 1955
  • Torneo de Copa: 1
1969
  • Torneo Cuadrangular: 1
1953


Current squad 2012[edit]

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

No. Position Player
2 Uruguay DF Javier Benia (Captain)
3 Uruguay DF Maximiliano Pereiro
4 Uruguay DF César Vargas
5 Uruguay MF Mario Leguizamón
7 Uruguay FW Maximiliano Brito
8 Uruguay DF Willington Techera
9 Uruguay FW Ismael Espiga
10 Uruguay MF Richard Nuñez
12 Uruguay GK Esteban Pérez
13 Uruguay DF Rodrigo Canosa
14 Colombia FW Danilo Moreno Asprilla
15 Uruguay DF Julián Perujo
No. Position Player
16 Uruguay DF Diego Gallo
18 Uruguay MF Rodrigo Rojo
19 Uruguay MF Marcelo Broli
20 Uruguay DF Jonathan Souza Motta
22 Argentina MF Santiago Prim
23 Uruguay GK Lucero Álvarez
24 Uruguay MF Bruno Barreto
25 Uruguay MF Tabaré da Cunha
27 Uruguay GK Bernardo Long
Brazil DF Lucas Staudt
Uruguay DF Álvaro Alonso
Argentina MF Ignacio De León
Ecuador FW Orlindo Ayoví

Famous players[edit]

Managers[edit]

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