Rampla Juniors

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Rampla Juniors
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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 Marcelo Saralegui
League Uruguayan Primera 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.


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


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).


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

Other Official Domestic Honours[edit]

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

Current squad 2014[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 FW Francis Dalbenás
3 Uruguay DF Emiliano García
4 Uruguay DF César Vargas
5 Uruguay MF Maximiliano Arias
7 Uruguay MF Jorge Anchén
21 Uruguay DF Marcel Román
9 Uruguay FW Gonzalo Malán
10 Uruguay MF Richard Nuñez
1 Uruguay GK Juan Marroco
13 Uruguay DF Danny Tejera
14 Uruguay FW Nicolás Vigneri
15 Uruguay DF Pablo Pereira
19 Uruguay DF Diego Galo
No. Position Player
18 Uruguay MF Gonzalo Vega
11 Uruguay FW Paul Dzeruvs
17 Uruguay DF Jonathan Piriz
16 Uruguay MF Diego Barboza
12 Uruguay GK Danilo Saen
8 Uruguay MF Bruno Barreto
14 Uruguay MF Gustavo Aprile
27 Uruguay GK Bernardo Long (Captain)
6 Uruguay DF Maximiliano Montero
22 Uruguay DF Emanuel Cuello
Argentina MF Angel Piz
Uruguay FW Flavio Scarone
Uruguay FW Nicolás Raimondi

Famous players[edit]


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